Nourish Me Wealthy

An Integrative Personal Finance Blog for the Ever-Evolving Family

Inspired By: A Walk in the Catskills

It’s 9:15am on Sunday, and I’m sipping my first cup of hot, caramel colored dessert on my front walk in silence (surely you parents out there understand that means sans cute and needy children).  I’m enjoying awakening my body to the birdsong, after an eight-mile trek in the beautiful Catskills yesterday with my husband.  Such unseasonably warm weather for the Northeast, I’m grateful for the opportunity to wear light clothing and a moment of peace to share my mind with a blank page. 9:15!  I’m the morning-est of morning persons, but not today.   After fetching my second cup of coffee, walking back down to my notebook to continue writing, I can visualize my energy and feel good meter filling with color.  Physical activity and a long, undisturbed rest are just a couple of my favorite ways to nourish.   I’m doing more of that these days.  You know, that feeling of perfection after slowly enjoying a sensibly portioned meal full of freshly harvested vegetables.  The engaged and joyful interaction with children after a restful sleep.  The relief afforded by a long-awaited visit to the chiropractor.  The high from sharing a weekend of live music and dancing with your friends.  Pride and fulfillment after reaching a summit.  The utter sense of peace and slight disorientation after an hour (and very rare) massage.  The sweet awakening from a nap after a day in the sun.  The space in your mind after a walk outdoors or a restorative yoga class.  The feeling of cool water that envelopes your body when diving in a swimming hole.  The connection after a passionate time with your lover.   The wholeness that is well-being.

Science has a better word for these feelings I’m sure, but if it feels so damn good, I started to ask myself why we generally deprive ourselves of these experiences?  Must we work sixty plus hours to prove we deserve a break?  Must we self-sacrifice for our families or others?  Why do we sometimes ignore whole parts of our existence, and not treat mind, body and spirit equally?  We allow our bodies to get so twisted and uncomfortable before making the reactive commitments that oftentimes, in my opinion, lead to further reactive treatment.  Well, I’m the newest member of the growing club—one who’s decided these notions are bull, one that inherently understands that we can only give to the world if we, in fact, are first fulfilled.  Motherhood taught me that; thank you, veteran mamas!   Now that I’ve emerged (not unscathed) from the black hole that is new parenthood, I’m starting to live and practice this.   While I understand there can be an unfortunate level of complexity in this statement, for now I note that generally and simply, if you take care of yourself, everything else falls into place beautifully.   That is love, rationality, creativity, focus, impact, service.  Who doesn’t want more of THAT?

Three months ago, I left an over seven-year business partnership that developed my professional skills to support others in their quest for sustainable, responsible financial management, which deserves further definition for another post.  I began my solo practice journey by starting each day with a morning hike, and learned quickly that my life can be as full as I’d always imagined—healthy, happy AND successful.  Nourished.  With the full autonomy to practice as I desire, I’m thrilled to share content, including this blog, that might:
  • EDUCATE and provide insight around personal finance concepts, sustainable investing, and what it means to be wealthy.
  • EMPATHIZE with the variety of roles we all assume.
  • Perhaps most importantly, INSPIRE self-care, preservation and the personal aspiration I seek in each day.
Encouragement to be the best you, and the most fiscally responsible you. Flow with me, the best is yet to be.
"Ideas are like dreams; they will disappear unless we record them. Write a book, a blog, build a company, anything that makes the ideas real."  Simon Sinek.

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We love a strong dose of nature therapy.  Stay tuned for our Fall hiking series: Mountain Meandering & Meditation!  Join us in exploring one of the 35 Catskill High Peaks for a day hike and short summit meditation.  

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