It's February! I was fortunate to plan a mid-winter escape to Mexico with friends. I left the cold, gray northeast to arrive in warm, sunny Playa del Carmen for 6 days. It was perfect. The blizzard was the weekend before I left and the wicked cold awaited my return. I challenged myself to try snorkeling again, and made some progress. It was an excellent break.
Wilber Consulting, LLC also celebrated its fourth anniversary on February 14th! Yay! I have mixed emotions about Valentines Day, but they were forever changed when I formed Wilber Consulting! I continue to enjoy the entreprenial adventure and LOVE helping women reclaim their SPARK! And its always a good excuse to buy roses!
As we get closer to Spring (only 34 days from now), start thinking about the seeds you want to plant, nourish, grow and harvest for the rest of this year. Have you discovered your One Word? It's never too early (or too late) to plan the garden of your life...
Wishing you peace, love and sparks of inspiration! Deb
...they're not BIG enough. Recently, I faced my fear of snorkeling for the second time....
My first snorkeling experience was frightening. I grew up near the ocean, I can swim and I love the water. I have a healthy respect for the power of the ocean. Therefore, I did not expect the panic attack, 5 years ago, when I attempted to snorkel in Cozumel, Mexico. I made three attempts that day and finally gave into my fear and panic, sitting on the beach recovering with an adult beverage mid-morning! I was scared.
When I returned to Mexico this year, I was determined to try again. This time, I was part of a guided tour (last time it was DIY) and thought that would help me. I could feel the panic rise as I was handed my snorkeling gear for our first stop, a cenote (underground river/cave). I listened to the instructions, hanging on every word. As I got into the water, I was panic stricken. It simply doesn't make sense to me to put my face in the water and breathe!
Luckily, one of my friends gave me good advice. "Relax and breathe like you are sitting in meditation; slowly breathe in and out". It took a minute but I was able to calm down, trust the equipment and breathe. Then it became fun. I was paddling around the cave looking at the rock formations and fish. Cool. I was ready for the ocean and the sea turtles!
Deb Wilber is the owner of Real Life Spark, a coaching practice dedicated to Igniting the Next Generation of YOU!™