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Perfect & Broken Hallelujahs: Field Trip #6

Updated: Feb 14

Maybe it's the Easter spirit, maybe I just love the song...but I've had Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah on my brain all day. Did you know he wrote like 80 verses for it?? If you've only got 5 minutes this week & wanna get right to it, head straight on down to #4 to fill up & recharge so you feel refreshed before heading back to your busy week. But if you've got a little more time, meander down through Field Trip #6.


"This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can...reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that's what I mean by 'Hallelujah'. The song explains that many kinds of hallelujahs do exist, and all the perfect and broken hallelujahs have equal value. It's a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way, but with enthusiasm, with emotion." ---Leonard Cohen


What's your hallelujah this week?


{Click the photos to be transported. Enjoy xx}




ONE

People just loooove to tell us how our bodies should look & how we should get them in shape for Summer. Well, want the truth? WE DON'T HAVE TO LISTEN. Every body is different, and only YOU get to decide whether to fight or embrace yours.



TWO

I feel like a LOT of people I know aren't sleeping well these days (or maybe for the last year?!) Pandemic + change + many unknowns = a liiiittle anxiety. Try this quick, guided meditation at night, and for extra credit, click here to learn a trick for turning off worry at the end of the day.







THREE

In learning about the history of Easter, I came across the beautiful art of Pysanka egg painting. It's a Ukrainian tradition, but the first record of painting eggs dates back prior to 580 BCE (!!) in the Persian Empire. Watching Elena, The Egg Painter, do her craft in Romania is mesmerizing.









FOUR

This version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah with Rufus Wainwright & the Montreal Symphony hits the spot. Even if for a moment, close your eyes & give it a listen.


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