You wanna be alone
But someone loves you more than you know
'Cause you don't know
You don't know
'Cause you don't know
All the things that could set you free
Like embracing me....
No, unfortunately I didn't write those beautiful words, they are from the song Embracing Me by Safia which happens to be one of my favourite songs. I often think of those lyrics when I need a bit of healing or comfort. I recall all of the really great embraces that I have had in my lifetime and how great they all made me feel. Some of those hugs came from my husband and children, some from my parents, some from my friends and some days I have even embraced myself.
Embracing yourself looks a little different than just stretching out your arms and wrapping them around yourself, although this too can offer a great deal of comfort when the need arises. But the comfort that I am talking about is when you embrace yourself with kindness and pleasure. Still not sure what I mean?
Well, if you want to embrace yourself physically try these things:
- Go for a morning walk
- Hug someone for a longer than usual length of time
- Drink a glass of lemon water or some good quality herbal tea
- Stretch for 10 minutes or do yoga
- Eat a colourful plant based meal
- Take a hot bath or a cool shower
- Immerse yourself in the sun
- Apply a face mask
- Get a massage
- Read a book
- Clean out your wardrobe
- Listen to a podcast
- Write in your journal
- Do brain training or brain gym
- Plan a gathering or dinner party
- Watch a TED talk or a documentary
- Play a video game
- Try something new
- Do a puzzle
- Rearrange a room on your house
- Watch a sunrise, sunset or starry sky.
- Sit quietly in nature
- Connect to someone you miss
- Read or write poetry
- Pray, visualise or contemplate
- Have a laugh with friends
Release Date: 1997
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 113 mins
The movie that 'Silent Bob' broke his silence for. It could be seen as a bit dated these days, but when it was released, Chasing Amy had a fresh voice about the jealousies and insecurities that ruin good relationships. Written and directed by Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Chasing Amy won two Independent Spirit Awards in 1998 and was generally received with favourable critic reviews.
Comic book authors Banky (Jason Lee) and Holden (Ben Affleck) have been best buddies for over 20 years, but the arrival of a high spirited lesbian named Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams) threatens their friendship when Holden falls for her. Holden finds that his feelings are put to the test, not only by Banky who desperately wants Alyssa gone, but also by Alyssa's checkered and promiscuous past.
This a great story about young people attempting to find themselves whilst trying to deal with their baggage and hang ups. I really enjoyed this movie because love does come in all kinds of packages, and some of them aren't very neat or pretty.
FINAL SAY: So, I've spent every day since then chasing Amy.
3.5 Chilli Peppers