Oct 31

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Who needs a vacation?

I have a confession.  Things have been kind of rocky for me lately. Things have gotten waaaay out of balance and the result is that I’ve been out-of-sorts for quite a while.

I love what I do.  I’m proud of the work that I’ve been doing here on the Journal and out in the world. The problem is that I’m not so proud of the person I’ve been being in order to produce that work.

A clear sign of impending trouble is when I go to sleep with the television on – I know that this is a symptom of things rumbling under the surface (and being ignored). I’ve been going to sleep with the TV for over two months…and trying to convince myself that it’s not really a big deal.

It has come roaring into my awareness over the last week that I haven’t been taking very good care of many aspects of my well-being: I haven’t been eating well; I haven’t been exercising; I haven’t been sleeping well; I haven’t been fully engaging in my spiritual practice.

Last weekend I got to see my dear friend Karen and, like any good friend, she got really real with me. “Who would you be if you weren’t doing this work?” she asked me.

All systems stopped as I realized that the answer in this moment is… I don’t know.  I’ve lost track.

Until I can come back into a state of balance – and remember the answer to that question – I need to take some time off.

I have decided to take the next three months off from being “Miracle Leah” in order to rest, re-align, and rejuvenate.  I have a few radio show bookings and other small things to finish up in the next few weeks, but other than that I’m taking a vacation.  It’s time to just be “Leah” again for a while.

What does this mean for you?  First, it means you should sign up for the newsletter (in the bar above) so you’re notified when I get back online.  🙂

I won’t be accepting any new coaching appointments until approximately February 2014.  If you want to be notified when I re-open my coaching schedule, send me a note and I’ll be happy to do that.

I am so grateful to all of you who show up here, and I’m even more grateful because as I write this I can already imagine the messages of support that you’ll be sending me.  🙂

I love you and I look forward to talking with you again sometime early next year.

Until then, know that YOU are the miracle.


About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Michael Thompson

    Take care of yourself!

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Michael!

  2. Debra

    Good for you! I know I’ve forgotten who I am when I’m not at work, at a job I love. Enjoy your space.

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Debra. 🙂

  3. Peggy Nolan

    Hi Leah,

    I’m glad you are listening to your Inner Guide! Mine is indicating the same thing – only I don’t go to sleep with the TV on. I stay awake, online, and sure, I could blame the Red Sox these last few exciting weeks, but nope. I’m going on vacation, but I discovered a way to be on vacation without looking like I disappeared. I’ll be spending the better part of Sunday afternoon doing a little WordPress magic and re-purposing my content by updating the date it was originally published. Since I have a ton of content going back nearly 5 years and a new people finding me – Voila. Now you see me, now you don’t 🙂

    Enjoy your vaca!!
    Peggy Nolan recently posted at their blog…Are You Living The Life You Dreamed Of?

    1. Leah Carey

      What a smart idea, Peggy! Sending you wonderful wishes for your “now you see me” vacation. 🙂

      1. Peggy Nolan

        Of course as I go through some of my posts from 2009, I’m cringing. Did I really write that? YIKES!! 🙂
        Peggy Nolan recently posted at their blog…Are You Living The Life You Dreamed Of?

        1. Leah Carey

          Bwahahahahaha!!!!!! I totally understand!! 🙂

          1. Peggy Nolan

            I’ll be adding in a little editing time 🙂 And the posts that are REALLY THAT BAD, need to be trashed 🙂 (or maybe saved as a collection of “Did I really say that?”) LOL
            Peggy Nolan recently posted at their blog…Are You Living The Life You Dreamed Of?

  4. Cloris Kylie Stock

    Thinking of you, Leah! I hope you’re having a relaxing holiday season. Look forward to your future posts!

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Cloris! I just put up an update last night about what has been going on – http://www.themiraclejournal.com/2013/12/17/finding-our-muchness-during-chemo/
      Happy holidays!

  5. Jumanne Hussein

    Thinking of you, Leah! I hope you’re having a relaxing holiday season. Look forward to know much how you get their
    it is nice place tell me where dear!

    Jumanne Hussein

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