GRATITUDE Gratitude is an active practice and starts with the simple decision to choose what you focus on. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. — Melody Beattie Introduction to Gratitude I am grateful What is gratitude?…

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TRUST Trust means embracing faith over fear because you have an overall confidence that you will be all right because you are resilient, resourceful, and capable. When we exercise self-trust, new powers will appear. — Emerson Introduction to Trust I Trust What is Trust? Expand Trust is the inner knowing that you will be fine…

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COMPASSION Compassion is the desire to alleviate suffering by expressing a fundamental loving kindness toward yourself or others. What does this translate into? Be kind. Period. When we practice compassion, we remember that there is not your suffering or my suffering, there is just suffering. -Unknown Introduction to Compassion I am Compassionate What is Compassion?…

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Gratitude. Give Thanks

Last week I was in ICU at the bedside of my dear friend with septicemia and endocarditis.  She looked so small and fragile in that big bed, hooked up to multiple medicines and monitors with a constant entourage of providers poking, prodding and asking numerous questions. I felt incredibly sad and anxious, with the severity…

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Making Space to Grow Roses

If you are a gardener, you know that roses, like many plants require plenty of space to grow. This requires you to thin the stalks in early spring so the remaining ones have plenty of room for light, water and growth. This makes for not only healthy and hearty roses, (resilient), but also beautiful, as…

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What are you tolerating vision board

I started my new year off by teaching a class on vision boards, and I created my own first. I intentionally left a lot of space because when I cram too many things into my life, it is difficult for me to stay in the moment and truly enjoy it. Creating space includes assessing your…

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Sad HAD it Snowman

HAD is a term I coined as Holiday Affective Disorder, when you feel down, moody, and irritable anticipating and experiencing the holiday season. I have had a difficult time, (some years worse than others) around the holidays for most of my adult life as it represents a deep sense of loss for me, the biggest…

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Tuscany A Cultural Experience Of The Senses Tuscany & Cinque Terre FOOD · WINE · ART · YOGA September 9-16 & 16-24, 2018 Both retreats are sold out (Includes 2 nights in Florence) THE AGRITURISMO ‘COSTA D’ORSOLA’ Costa d’Orsola is a captivating little hamlet or ‘borgo’, situated in the Lunigiana countryside, in the North of…

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Retreats Whether you attend an offsite leadership retreat, a mindfulness retreat in the mountains, or a yoga adventure in Bali, retreats offer you a transformational experience by leaving your routine, environment, and sometimes even your comfort zone! I have been facilitating retreats for the last 21 years and am passionate about offering a unique opportunity…

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Life Coaching Life coaching helps you focus on and change the areas in your life that are not working as well as you would like. These areas include health, relationships, work, and finances. Unlike traditional psychotherapy, which tends to look back to heal old wounds, life coaching is about moving forward by becoming aware of…

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