Sandi Amorim is a passionate coach and instigator on a mission to wake people up from their ‘someday’ thinking.

She has some special insights and beautiful photographs to share with us.


But 1st the housekeeping:

In the A-Z 2012 Challenge I for Injury has been posted.  J will be added in a few hours.

Over on @ Number 8 – the new page replacing my hacked personal Blog – you will find R2BC ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’. I couldn’t quite get to cheerful, see where I reached and why.

Also a return to the challenge of Weekend Cooking on @8

It’s turned cool here as we enter the last week of school holidays.  Thinking of you ♥ Jane

Now over to Sandi…

 “I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.” – Virginia Woolf

Palm trees intrigue me. They show their growth externally; year after year showing up as rings on the trunk.

Each ring marking time.

Each ring exposing the circumstances that created it, along with the resulting growth.

One ring after another reaching up to the sky; proudly proclaiming look at me.

Why then do we humans try so hard to hide our own rings of growth?

 “Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter, suffering and tears.” – Lynsay Sand

Truth be told, I don’t try that hard to hide my ‘rings’. In fact, I don’t think about aging all that much. One year shy of 50 I sometimes think I should be more concerned, but for what purpose?

Growing up I always loved the laugh lines around my Dad’s twinkling eyes. Those lines are now making an appearance on my face; I can see them creeping in as I gaze in the mirror. I see them as if from a distance, bearing witness to a life full of laughter.

The marks on my trunk are more pronounced, calling for diets, Spanx and Botox if I’m to believe the images and proclamations I see every day in the media.

But I refuse to listen to that call because it seems to arise from a confused society, one which I’m happy to ignore.

While in Maui, it was easy for me to relax and really take care of myself. It was easy to ignore the shoulda/woulda/couldas we’re inundated with every single day.

It was easy. . .and heavenly.

The ocean lulled me to sleep every night,

nature’s abundance was astonishing,

and every day I took in the freshest air you can imagine, blowing in from the ocean or down from the mountain.

I’m sharing, not to make you jealous, but as a way of reminding you (and myself now that I’m home) that these are not high maintenance actions. Yes, they are easier when you’re in paradise, but they are so very doable wherever you are.

Nourishment in the physical realm transformed to nourishment in the soul realm; easing the marks of time naturally and beautifully.

For easing the journey seems so much more appealing to me than erasing the journey.

Those journeys, yours and mine, are filled with stories. Stories of love and loss, growth and development; stories that makes us uniquely human.

“You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.” – Garrison Keillor

Why in the world would we want to erase those?






Sandi  shares her slightly mad twist on personal development at Deva Coaching.

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