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Promise me this….Guest writer Heather from Beauty that Moves


In the wake of Mother’s Day, I found this poignant post over at one of my favorite stops here in BlogLand.  It’s timing was perfection as the weather warms and the outdoors calls the name of so many of us.

Heather prompts us to make a promise to ourselves.

A bit about Heather…

Heather Bruggeman follows the mantra “a life that is led simply and deliberately is a life fulfilled.” To that end, she is a dedicated yogi and yoga instructor, teacher, artist, cook, entrepreneur, mother and wife. She balances the necessities of life with a touch of humorous grace. Her blog Beauty That Moves is enjoyed by readers for its kind honesty, shared beauty, and simple guidance through a hectic world. Heather resides in a small New England city with her husband and daughter in a quaint bungalow where she grows raspberries and peppermint.


promise me this


Three times a week minimum. Find a trail and get on it. It is who you are, Heather. Get lost in the woods. This is vital. No excuses. Do it for you. Do it for everyone around you. The dishes and laundry can wait. Your soul cannot. Be good to yourself and don’t feel guilty about it. Don’t you dare feel guilty about it. Your God shines brightly among the trees. Come to think of it, so do you. Tell me, are you one in the same? Is the divine within? That’s what they say. Who are they? No matter. Just keep getting out there. It works.

Promise me this.


We should all promise ourselves this.  Thank you so much Heather for sharing your words with us today.

To learn more about Heather, please visit her at her space…

Beauty That Moves

and her stores full of wonderful treasures…




5 Comments leave one →
  1. 05.11.2010 3:16 am

    A beautiful prayer to self.

  2. 05.11.2010 4:45 am

    Namaste! What beautiful advice — the soul should not wait…


  3. 05.11.2010 5:08 am

    Julia…this is SO you! No wonder you felt the need to post it. Great advice Heather~Laura

  4. 05.11.2010 7:02 am

    Oh such beauty. Those pictures and words are joyous. Thank you for sharing Heather’s work.

  5. 05.13.2010 7:06 am

    Oh, how beautiful. And true. I’m sad that the nearest wooded trail is a 20 minute car ride away for me. It doesn’t seem right to use all that gas to go for a walk in the woods.

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