Trench Vibe

winter winds whip on the front lines of all things
health + wealth + being + nothingness + that which lies within

mindfulness on steroids, escaping deeply
alert and ever watchful, losing sleep

focused when it’s called for: track, weigh, record
we watch and we wait, apply and observe
we are learning so much

we are a unit, team, organism
we are biotic: probiotic, symbiotic, antibiotic
our dance has a rhythm all its own

ebbing, flowing, stretching, growing, we crawl our way through each day
we exhaust ourselves
we rest, reconnect, regroup

our trench has headaches + heartaches + muscle aches aplenty
we fly under the radar yet demand all of your attention

we rejoice when life feels peaceful and balanced
we fight for those days with more laughter than tears
we feel pain deeply and not just our own


Our Sunday finest

About Natural Mama Notes

I hold many passions; most revolve around health and wellness in all of their facets. I became certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health & Wellness Coach in 2016. I’m currently doing my “residency” in health coaching as I use all my skills to heal from a stage II breast cancer diagnosis (6/13/17). As if that weren’t enough excitement for the year, I’m also supporting my 11 year old son as he heals from PANDAS, an autoimmune illness caused by strep that causes neuropsychiatric disorders. I’m not currently coaching people outside of my immediate family, but I’m sure I’ll create a fabulous health coaching business when our healing journey is complete. In April 2018 I will celebrate 20 years with Jerry, the love of my life. We keep our relationship young by seeing live music on the regular. I believe energy is the most powerful product we each put out into the world. And I believe music and dancing can heal the soul.
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4 Responses to Trench Vibe

  1. Marie Cleary says:

    As the old saying goes “no one knows what goes on behind closed doors”. On the outside you all present with such a beautiful image of what a typical family is all about. You wear your cancer well Danielle. You look beautiful, healthy as well as Jerry and the boys do. Because of your positive and healthy attitude toward this minor bump in your journey of life you are going to have so much to look forward too. I know you have your sad days as a family and it has to be hard to keep up the good thoughts but you do. One day you will all look back on this and say “remember when” as you and Jerry sit in your rockers on the front porch with the grandkids running around the yard. Stay strong, healthy and wise my darling daughter. You have an army supporting you in your fight. Love you lots.

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  2. Anne Sugden says:

    loved this!

    Liked by 1 person

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