…creating comfort: barefoot dreams

I just can’t help but think that we are all alike in our need to be heard, loved & comforted. Every day we get up and walk out into the sun and start a new day. Sometimes things go well, smoothly or just mundanely. Sometimes we run into road blocks and stern faces and stressful situations. It’s inconsistent. At the end of the day, we snag a seat on the metro or turn up NPR in the car so we don’t have to think too hard about the traffic around us or we beg our kids to keep their hands to themselves and stop antagonizing their siblings during a 5 o’clock dinner at the counter.

I’m been thinking alot about rest & peace and how we can better care for ourselves. We would not expect so much from others, but we can totally expect the world from ourselves and get angery & frustrated when we are not up to par, right? I know I’m not the only one.

I have found a few glimpses of peace & comfort during my adulthood and for sure in a little company called, Barefoot Dreams. They have been around for years and I was first introduced to BD via my MIL many years ago. One morning she had on the coziest, cloud-like robe on that I had ever seen. Cue love.

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Tony Soprano even had an affinity for the robe during all 6 seasons of The Sopranos and can be seen going to get his mail in one, belt unknotted. Every year they seem to come out with a cozy rendition of something to put on or wrap yourself in. I’ve owned the cardi’s, hoodies and my beloved blanket.

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In fact, during my recovery it has been the only thing I can sleep with because it is lightweight and does not weigh down my arm, yet keeps me totally warm. It is what I pull over me when I get a moment of quiet time in my bed and reminds me that we can pause and breath.

Ollie seems to have fallen in love as well. He parked in in my BD blanket for an entire 2 weeks while I was in bed. I think he is the only one that comes close to being a tad bit softer. IMG_8517

If you are looking for something soft to land in after a cold, hard day this is what you need. It’s a game-changer.