Disney World is not my first destination for a get away. I'm a 38 year old woman with no kids, why would it be? So many people, so many lines and its all so exhausting. My husband just LOVES the place though! If you know my husband, you know he's a rather analytical guy who loves spreadsheets and business and most often comes off as a very serious guy. Well, then there is Disney.... it's a place where he really lets loose and has fun. It's honestly funny to watch him there.
In January my father-in-law turned 75 and he wanted to go to Disney World to celebrate. As you can imagine my husband jumped on the opportunity and had our entire trip planned within a day.
I began to prepare myself; packing my essential oils to stay grounded, extra comfy shoes, and telling myself to relax and have fun. We left early on a Thursday morning and stayed for five days. To my surprise I had a really great time. I literally laughed non-stop for five days. Not only did it make me happy to see my husband delighted, but his father is hilarious and my mother-in-law was fun too. I had no expectations for this trip, however, it seemed to be just what I needed. My life has been a little crazy the past few months. I've been trying to stay grounded and centered, doing yoga and meditating and all those things you're supposed to do during stressful times. Who knew that one of the things to make me feel the best during this time was just laughter and acting like a kid again!
In Feng Shui we use what is called a Bagua Map. This is a map that you use with the floorplan of your space to determine how to direct the energy flow. There actually is an area of this map that is connected to your children, creativity and also child-like self. In life we are so often focused on being a "grown-up" that we forget to let our inner child run wild. Its important to put down the phone, turn off the tablet and stop stressing for a few minutes. Acting like a child can be rejuvenating to the soul! For clients needing to let loose a little I first help them locate this area. Then I'll recommend anything from a collection of photos from a recent family trip to the waterpark, to creating a place to play their favorite board game. It's all about reminding yourself that its ok to have fun and act like a kid. Sometimes you just need to make this feeling a little more accessible.
This Disney trip reminded me that is ok to laugh, giggle, and squeal like a child on a rollercoaster. Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
Churros and chocolate...so much sugar but soooo good!
Another highlight was convincing my father-in-law to ride the carousel!
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