Saturday, June 05, 2010

au revoir costa rica, bonjour dc


sitting at the costa rica airport with oodles of freshly-purchased goodies for family and friends. j'adore that they have free wifi - have uploaded costa rica photos to facebook, changed an amtrak ticket for my kripalu trip, sent an email with photos to our beautiful retreaters from the week, and handled a few backlogged emails. yay for productivity!

during last night's closing circle, i asked the ladies (and beau) to share their top takeaways and i was honored with their heartfelt answers. in turn, i wanted to share a few of mine:

* eat more eggs: good protein (had the most amazing over easy eggs during this trip)
* less online time (got online sporadically this week and it felt good)
* read more (finished 2 books and rereading a third - despite the fact that i have tons of school reading i should be doing)
* came up with idea inspired by the happiness project to publish a collection of selected blog posts from the past 5 years coupled with personal story and illustrations
* focus more on relationships (nurture the ones i have)
* note triggers (i keep striving to respond vs react and am noticing certain scenarios that trigger reaction. hoping to improve these.)

in addition, i received exciting news from my publisher that tranquilista is going to be published in russian and possibly dutch, too. spirituality, entrepreneurship, and creativity for all!

may i hold the lessons of this week close to my heart as i return to reality sans papaya, hours of hammock time, and rising with the sun.

bisous,
kimberly

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2 comments:

Phillyexpat said...

Thanks for such an amazing, inspiring and life changing week!

--Miriam

Luci Gabel said...

Wow, Kimberly!!! Yay for your book in Russian and Dutch! (I happen to be in Holland right now, on vacation- isn't that crazy?). You're really going places. Have a blast in Kripalu. Sending you great thoughts... and thanks for your inspiring blog.