Hi. I’m Betsy (in the red hat above, with my husband and our daughters).
So, what’s the deal with me and this website?
I want to share the inspirations & techniques that help me – and hopefully you – be more mindful in the midst of our chaotic lives.
To give you a glimpse into my chaos, here is my life in a nutshell.
I have 2 daughters (11 and 16), a husband, a business in another country (Panama) that I must physically visit a few times a year & much more often via my website (livinginpanama.com), and I homeschool my 11 year old (she hates school! but loves to learn). I feel I have little time, esp. for myself, and lots of potential for out-of-control chaos.
Your life may be more or less chaotic.
Regardless, we each need to operate within our busy lives. Hopefully, what I share here will help you to live mindfully admid chaos, while in a more or less happy and peaceful state of being.
I know when I am mindful, esp. when I meditate consistently, I experience the undeniable benefits of a calmer, more peaceful core.
Starting a website like this is something I have thought about for a few years now.
What turned the idea into action was when my sister Kate introduced me to Prime My Body hemp oil.
The nexus between hemp oil and mindfulness is not immediate evident. But I found that hemp oil calms my mind so that I am able to mediate more effectively.
Just as importantly, I like that the cannabinoids in it help your body operate at a more optimal level. One way hemp oil achieves this is by helping to get your body out of fight-or-flight-mode so it can more effectively repair your body and so reach its optimal health.
As you will see in my posts, I love Thich Nhat Hahn. His quote, which I also have on my home page, seems to apply directly to the mind and health benefits of hemp oil:
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
I started this site in January 2018, over time I will add resources to help you become more mindful as well as to discover more about the hemp oil I use.
Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, or comments.
Thanks for reading.