I was supposed to have a retreat day with a group of other life coaches today, but it was cancelled at the last minute. So I spent much of today in introspection instead, hoping to at least stay true to the spirit of a “retreat” day.

I sat on a bench at the waterfront this morning, took out my notebook to write my morning pages and realized I had forgotten a pen. That meant writing them in my head, so to speak. It was soothing.

Late in the afternoon I took a long walk and had to quiet my racing mind. I settled into a more meditative state. It was soothing.

I spent time relaxing and reading. Also soothing.

Mission accomplished.