Get in the soup!

My motto for the first month of 2021: get in the soup! Meaning: to do a task that feels unpleasant or uncomfortable but is ultimately worthwhile. Answer the phone call, choose to show up, ask for help, lean in for the kiss if you’re feeling it. I jot down these little victories on my calendar and it feels pleasing to see the small steps of growth that’d otherwise be forgotten. When I hestitate from a place of fear this motto helps to shake out my intuition, like a magic 8-ball with only one answer: Just get in the soup!

January 2021

Notes to Self

A journal for self-care. Take a moment, pen in hand, sunshine on your cheek (if you can find some) and gently ask... How can I do my best with the body and mind I’ve got today?

Published 2019 by Penguin Random House

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The Weather Inside Me

A sample page from Notes to Self: a journal for self-care. Use as a calming moment to check in with how you’re feeling and notice any internal weather patterns throughout the week.

Click to print: ︎The weather inside me

Note: Try observing your feelings with curiosity rather than with judgment. When a new feeling simmers up inside you (especially an uncomfortable one), take a few deep breaths and try to name it. “I’m feeling ___”. Then continue on with your day. Most feelings will pass by quickly like a light shower. If you find the weather inside you is relentlessly stormy, what might help? Step away from what you’re doing for a moment. Get some fresh air. Move your body. Reach out to a friend. Take a nap, if you can!

The Positivity Kit

This isn’t a book to just look at. It’s a creative space for you to draw, write, doodle over, and cut & paste. Soon it’ll be a catalog of everything that makes you feel good and excited. Soon it’ll be a handmade map that can guide you back to your happiest self, back to your sweet spot in life. Whenever you need it.

Published 2016 by Penguin Random House

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Me You Us

A book to fill out together with your friends, family or a special someone. Just flip to a random page and use the prompts to jot down whatever silly thoughts or sweet memories pop into your brain. Create a time capsule as newlyweds! Spark new conversations with your family! Pass the time together on road trips!

Published 2014 by Penguin Random House
Languages: Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, German

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Lisa Currie
Melbourne, Australia