Dog Days

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Summer has finally come to Chicago.  Right as the kids go back to school, temperatures are hitting 90 on a regular basis and the humidity is upwards of 70%.  Thank heavens for my A/C. 

What it is abut the heat and humidity that makes us slow down and lose motivation?  Even though I spend most of my waking hours inside air conditioned places, my body has still reacted to the heat and humidity by slowing down.  Fortunately, I'm in a position to be able to listen and respect that choice.

do-over.me is growing.  We are working with 10 different clients now.  The speaking tour has begun.  The media has picked up the story and most importantly, we are very close to making an announcement about a permanent home!  Needless to say, there is always something to do.  I cross accomplishments off the top of my "do-to" list only to add more to the bottom. 

However...

I've learned to listen to my body and to allow it to feel its natural rhythms.  I've learned to slow down and take some time with an Arnold Palmer and the stack of books I've yet to read; to watch a movie in the middle of a Sunday afternoon or even to join Bella in a nap.

During the dog days of summer, I'm choosing to kick off my shoes, put my feet up and relax a little.  It's going to be winter before I know it.