A gentle, but persistent, vibration around my wrist eased me from my slumber. My trusty Fitbit was telling me, “6:20 sweet-heart, and time to get up!” Reluctantly, I left the warmth of my duvet-filled cocoon and walked to the bathroom. Hands working on auto-pilot, I swept my hair into a ponytail, and donned my workout gear. Downstairs in the kitchen I grabbed my water bottle and made my way to the basement gym, laced up my sneakers and fired up old faithful, my treadmill.
It’s winter in Calgary. It’s dark and it’s coooold. So why do I drag myself out of bed at ungodly hours to pound out the kilometres four-five days a week? It’s because running for me is a way to connect deeply with my soul. It’s a way for me to connect with the stillness within me and hear what my true self wants me to know. I have to say, I’ve had some pretty amazing a-ha moments while hitting the pavement and some fantastic creative insights into challenging situations (so much so that I almost started running with a mini-recorder to capture them). Running helps me stay grounded during upheavals and stressful times and the fact that it’s good for my ticker is like icing on the cake.
A lot of people don’t understand runners, and that’s cool. It’s not for everyone. Love running or hate it, I believe that everyone should find their own special way to connect with their soul. And that’s why I am so crazy excited that Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck came up with the idea for 365 Ways to Connect With Your Soul, a book filled with over 400 pages of positive, loving energy!
This special book contains one tip for each day of the year and the contributing authors all came together to share how we connect with our own souls with the hopes that it will help you connect with yours as well.
I was deeply honoured to be invited to participate in this project with over 200 writers from around the world, and after months of hard work, we are happy to say it’s a #1 Amazon Best Seller!!! Whoo hoo!
Your soul is your lifeline to the universe so I hope you will grab a copy of the book and read about some of the other ways that I connect with my soul. And, with the holidays just around the corner, why not grab one for someone you love too (5% of all profits will go to the Jane Goodall Institute).
Let’s keep this love-fest going! Tomorrow, Karen Gibbs, a 365 Ways co-author all the way from Queensland, Australia shares how she connects with her soul. Check out her motivational and inspiring post here.
To learn more about the book and purchase your copy, please click here.
If you’ve already received your copy, let me know what you think in the comments below, and don’t forget to share your review on Amazon too!