- Be a part of nature.
- Breathe to the depths of your body.
- Find gratitude for family.
I spent Thanksgiving this year at the beach. Oh how I have missed the smell of the ocean, the cries of tropical birds in the bay, the sound of waves roaring from a couple of miles away.
Jimmy and I braved the high winds and chilly rains to steal a few moments on the beach in between thunderstorms. I realized the moment I stepped out of the jeep that nature amidst a storm offers both calm and the anticipation of more dramatic weather.
Dark clouds loomed. The high tide hid the sandy beach under a foot of water. A strong wind sent spray through the air with the turn of each wave. We walked along the edge of the sand dunes holding hands and breathing in the salt air down to our toes.
At one time in my life a day like today would have been a metaphor for the family drama taking place back at the house but no more. Time has aged and mellowed us all into a reverent gratitude for each other and our time together.
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Jane Baldwin found her purpose through her own wellness journey early in life, at the age of 28. She helps her clients achieve greater wellbeing and more engaged productivity by developing the skills of an unwinding mindset. As a consultant and speaker, she draws on her experience as a Maya archaeologist, a hospitality entrepreneur, an Ayurvedic chef, and two decades teaching yoga, mindfulness, and Harmonic Breathwork. She has worked with clients over a range of fields including healthcare, psychology, military personnel, creatives, and patients in the healing stage of their wellness journey.
Jane is a certified yoga therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists and registered as a continuing education specialist with Yoga Alliance. She continues to work consistently with gifted teachers and mentors including Sally Kempton, David Elliot, and Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga.
She has an M.A. from New Mexico State University in Archaeology and B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in Latin American Anthropology. With Jim Baldwin, she co-owned one of the first wellness retreat centers in North Texas, The Double J Hacienda & Art Ranch. Jane lives in Dallas.
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3 thoughts on “How to Find More Hidden Joy This Season”
Love your words.
i can smell the ocean. thanks!