Posted by Erin Boehme, Dandelions teacher
Hey Parents, after your kids are tucked into their beds, ha ha ha... ;)
Really, try to sneak out onto the porch or in the yard and sit quietly for 10-15 or maybe 20 minutes. We call this,"sit spot" and it's really a magical thing to do. When sit spot becomes a part of your daily rhythm, like making coffee or checking email, we promise this practice will reward you with many gifts.
Take a deep breath, put away your busy thoughts (just make an appointment to go back to them later) and open your awareness to what is around you in the present moment.
Put on your owl eyes, what can you see? Put on your deer ears, what can you hear? What can you smell? Does the air have a scent, a taste?
Maybe you'll discover where the birds are going to roost for the night or notice how colors blend into darkness?
We are limiting and sanitizing many of our contact and senses at this time, and we must, but nature is still our friend. Outside, take those deep breaths and let go of tending everything.
Just be, just for 10 min. You have permission.
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Wild Roots staff authors include Erin Boehme, Lia Grippo, CJ Cintas, Anne McCarthy, Tyler Starbard, Jenn Sepulveda, Heather Young, Amalia Smith Hale, Natalia Pareja...