#summerofrich 2022 Returns; A Gentle Reminder…Be A Pineapple

**update** I added a few pics from our adventure today; there wasn’t a cloud in the sky!

Today we are officially kicking off the 2022 #summerofrich season where Rich will be seen sporting a new t-shirt he so proudly designed and handcrafted himself recently which at the same time also sparked my latest idea for a new affirmation to add to @agentlereminderproject. 

A Gentle Reminder…Be A Pineapple 

-Stand Tall

-Wear A Crown 

-And be Sweet on the Inside 

It’s been a really trying and VERY difficult winter/early spring for us which unexpectedly now includes an added layer of physical setbacks as well as severe brain fog for me that I’ve been experiencing ever since my treatment took place a few weeks ago that’s left my entire body completely off balanced and beyond exhausted (I’m still hopeful though that this “psychological shakeup” is making way in order to remove the many blockades in my brain that have been holding me hostage for so long).

But hiking itself as most of you know has become a very important part of my spiritual and healing journey and a great way to escape from the chaos in my head (see blog I wrote a few years ago: https://youareenough712.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/a-hiking-we-will-go/). 

It’s been about 5 months since our last hike. We plan to stay close to home and keep it simple today; it’s probably best that I ease back into it slowly so I guess that means we will have to leave climbing to the top of Mount Everest for another day! 

Today I just want to embrace the calmness and solitude I feel when I’m in nature in order to help distance myself from the noise in my head and begin to slowly reconnect with my body. 

I feel such a deep connection to the beauty in nature which allows me to distance myself from the noise in my head and the expectations of others.

Nature is magical and mystifying and adventurous which gives me permission to distance myself from the noise in my head long enough to feel those moments of joy.

Being in nature feeds my soul and inspires my creativity which enables me to distance myself from the noise in my head and give me an opportunity to find some clarity and inner peace within me while I wander aimlessly along the trails, stopping from time to time to smell the flowers, listen to the birds chirping or sit quietly by the water’s edge.

Today as I take that first step in over 5 months on some muddy unmarked trails I will start by placing that invisible crown upon my head in order to be like a pineapple just as Rich’s shirt reminds us all to be because when I am wearing my invisible crown I am able to stand taller, feel more confident, empowered, stronger and worthy of my own admiration which also gives me the permission I need to be kinder and sweeter to myself!

My crown may feel heavy at times and I may need to keep straightening it but whenever I am wearing my crown it becomes a gentle reminder that I am deserving of becoming a Queen one day because afterall I’m already a warrior Princess.

What is your favourite part of nature? 

***If you are interested in ordering a new gentle reminder…be a pineapple hoodie or t-shirt (pineapple included) or another gentle reminder from our #agentlereminderproject collection feel free to DM or email to: youthareenough@gmail.com 

A portion of sales is donated to youth mental health programs. 

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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