HELLO LOVELIES! MY NAME IS MICHELE NEYERS.
I am a full time Mistress of Juiciness. An advocate for Vibrancy on all levels. A slayer of the same-old, same-old. My Juicy Peaches is more than just a clever name for a blog and website. It is a way of being in the world. A life practice. I would even consider it to be a spiritual practice.
Take a moment (or several) and really think about the sensual experience of enjoying a plump, ripe and very juicy peach. Notice it’s warm skin from being exposed to the sun. Feel that soft and fuzzy sensation tickling your lips as you bring it slowly up to your mouth. Delight in the sweet nectar that flows over your chin upon taking that first delicious bite. Mmmmmmm …
What if you could experience your LIFE like that at every moment?
EVERY WOMAN, WHETHER SHE EXPERIENCES IT OR NOT, IS A JUICY PEACH.
Don’t believe that? Well, would you agree that we all have our own special blind spots — like the ones you have when driving a car and looking out your side view mirrors? Our blind spots oftentimes hide the truth of who we really are. When we look in the mirror, maybe we see a pear or a tomato. Nothing resembling that ripe, juicy, luscious peach.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THOSE BLIND SPOT MOMENTS. TRUST ME.
What it takes to uncover those pesky blind spots is a Mindfulness most of us have not yet cultivated in our go-get’em, chaotic and ultra-busy lives. We would have to slow way down and really pay attention. Be fully present in a moment to notice those things that our senses pick up on in every millisecond, but that we miss in our hurry to get to the next moment and then to the next moment and the next. I’m talking about shutting down that ‘automatic pilot’ that many of us run our lives on.
I think it also takes a certain level of courage to do this. To slow your own world down when the rest of the world around you just keeps gaining more and more speed boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Why would I want to slow down? Wouldn’t I just be less productive? Ahhhh ….
AND IS PRODUCTIVITY WHAT YOU REALLY WANT? SO THAT YOU CAN SAY AT THE END OF YOUR LIFE THAT YOU WERE SO PRODUCTIVE AND GOT SO MUCH DONE THAT NOW YOU ARE FULLY CONTENT? OR DO YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY INSTEAD: I LIVED MY MOST VIBRANT AND JUICY LIFE. AND IT WAS WORTH EVERY SECOND!
I know what you’re probably thinking. Michele, even if I have the courage (and I think I do!) and can remember moments where I was mindful and present, I have no flippin’ idea what to do next. What does a JUICY PEACH even look and feel like? I’m certain I don’t know how to truly BE this JUICY PEACH you are talking about.
Relax. Breathe. It’s all going to be OK. Just like in nature, it takes time (and lots of sunshine) for a peach to reach its ripest and most mouth-watering peak of juicy potential. And it’s the same for all of us. It will take time … and consistent practice … and mindfulness in even the smallest and seemingly insignificant moments. And then it will happen.
And don’t worry. I’ll be here to listen and then to drop both small and sizable peach pits (breadcrumbs) along the path to guide you where you most want AND need to go next. I call them JUICY BITS and you are going to love them!
There is no yellow brick road (or even a Google map) that will get you from here to there. Every woman’s path and every journey is different in the most magnificent way. No peach is really the same as the next peach. Which is why we are in this together. We are stronger together than we are when we go it alone. Stronger … and even that much juicier!
With my love and gratitude,