Friday, 21 June 2013


I thought it was just me that was turning inward lately. But after chatting online with my friend Julie, I'm thinking there may be more to it. An energy shift of late...  perhaps the change of season to winter here.

It's calling me to pull back, retreat, reconnect, ground. To go slowly. To settle right where I am. And to enjoy where I'm at. To not move forward. To stay still for a while. And a while longer.

Whatever it is, I'm going with it. Writing for myself. Reconnecting with the printed word. Getting out of bed slowly, and going to bed earlier. Meditating whenever my girls allow. Taking notice of all the good around me, and then giving thanks for it out loud.


{Grateful for slow days, winter walks with my girls, yesterday's laughter and the weekend to come filled with family. Elisa xx}

{Also I'm excited and grateful to mail out the first of my prints in the last couple weeks! So excited to think of them inspiring others and in people's homes. Oh, and this month the code inspire20 will take 20 per cent off all my prints here too xx} 

~ Linking with the gratitude community at 52 Weeks of Grateful x

Have you been turning inward of late? And what are you most grateful for right now? x


  1. Life isnt allowing me to retreat inward at the moment, but oh how I would love to.

    cheers Kate

  2. I love your photo Elisa. I think all of this is definitely linked to the season. Winter time is a time to retreat and rest, similar to the animals in their winter hibernation. I remember hearing about this in my studies and how this time of rest is important for us. I use to feel guilty about how I wanted to rest more in winter, sleep more and stay at home more. Now I know that it's important for us to do this I'm happier to go with it. This example once again shows me how it's important to listen to our body. Our body knows what it needs, we just need to get our mind out of the way. Happy weekend Elisa. Congrats with your prints. Thank you too for your link. xxoo

  3. Sounds to me like you are doing exactly what nature intended us to do as the seasons shift, and darkness falls. Retreating inward, slowing down, just being...perfect for this time of year. Enjoy.

  4. I loved having a look around your etsy shop and I also want to share just how much I've been loving your photos. Are you doing anything with your photography professionally? If not, you could - it is that good.

  5. Slowing down a little sounds just perfect. I often talk of time passing by too quickly. Taking the time to pause, reflect - and just be... is exactly what this Mumma needs. X

  6. Sounds perfect Elisa, enjoy your little bit of slowness xx


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