You got your fill your cup before you can give to others. You can't effectively serve others on a cup that is almost empty, you got let all of you overflow into the service of others. That overflow is full of love, possibilities, energy that frankly can only come from that place.
As I mentioned in my last blog, which spoke to the recharge that comes from familiar holiday meals and traditions and times spent with friends, I think self-care starts with actioning items to fill your cup.
Another way I feel that this happens is when I have the opportunity to escape into the stories, fictional or real of other people through books. In particular, I enjoy sharing and discussing those stories with others, this process and dialogue allows me to see different perspectives and deepens my understanding of myself and those around me.
At Cher-Mere West end, 787 Blackburn Mews, we have a book club. The book club has a variety of books that range from light and humorous to thought provoking and at times challenging to your boundaries. Book club, consists of some light snacks, great discussion and your choice of a pedicure or shellac manicure for $40. It is always on the second Thursday of the month from 5 PM to 7 PM. Prebooking is required as numbers are limited.
Here is our list and dates for 2020. Feel free to join us.
Girl stop Apologizing - Rachel Hollis
A gentlemen in Moscow - Amor Towles
7 Fallen Feathers - Tanya Talaga
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - Gail Honeyman
An American Marriage - Tayari Jones
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simpsion
Husbands and other Sharp Objects - Marilyn Simonz
I am thinking of ending things - Iain Reid
The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
Find me - Andre Aciman
The Boy on the Beach - Tima Kurdi
Where the crawdads sing - Delia Owens