Kara Nothnagel
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NEW TIME | 2018

Beginnings and endings have always been important to me. I am a big fan of finished chapters and fresh starts. But I must admit, I found myself experiencing nothing but anxiety as last year came to a close. I could feel the pressure to set goals, be “ready” as well as excited and motivated. But I wasn’t. I realised that, I actually needed to rest and allow my body time to recover, my mind time be still and my spirit time to settle in and just be content in my being. In light of my these needs I decided that I would allow myself the first week of January to get ready. 

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FEATURE | THIRTY ONE: ISSUE 9

THIRTY ONE: days are some of the best in my opinion. This issue is jam packed with pure gold. Right from Ps. Edna's powerful Power Note all the way through the stunning articles written by women I love and esteem. Edna challenges us to "refuse to allow smallness to enter our thinking." And dares us to "enter into the spacious wide-open life". And for me, my contribution to this issue, was just that. A refusal to give into smallness, or to stay quiet in the process and journey of life.

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THRIVE | DAY 9 OF 31

I think settling for a "survival mode" existence might well be one of the most frightening prospects in life to me. There has always been something in me that has gravitated and longed for the epic. The meaningful. The sense of being part of a grande narrative, where each chapter matters. Post modernism basically taught us, that there is no grand narrative. What you see, is what you get and then it's over. But...

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LEARN | DAY 4 OF 31

If you get tired, learn to rest. That kind of makes me giggle, the idea of having to learn to rest. Why is rest not natural to so many of us? And why are we so out of touch with who we are and how we feel that we cannot discern between when we should rest and when to give up. I know, I know, we should never give up. But I don't know about you, but I have, too many times.

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