28 Apr 2009
With our outer world in so much upheaval and change, it can seem difficult to stay grounded and not give in to the fear that surrounds us. And the fear is now being labeled as “pandemic”. If you totally give in to this fear, you are missing out on the now of your life. Right this minute – it’s all you’ve got.
Just like a roller coaster ride, life can feel scary when we don’t know where we are going or what hill is ahead. Sitting in uncertainty can be very uncomfortable – but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are some easy steps you can take if you ae feeling upside down lately;
- Do something physical – walking, pulling weeds, playing with your children, yoga. Doing a physical activity moves worry energy and creates endorphins that can help you feel better.
- Spend time in nature, get outside. Nature has a way of calming and absorbing your fears. If you cannot get outside, take a mini spa break and imagine yourself in your favorite place in nature. A quick trip to the sea or a forest in your mind can instantly calm.
- Start clearing your clutter. Again, this activity moves energy and you will end up with a sense of accomplishment and a clearer pathway to hear your soul’s voice.
- Create a list of what is positive in your life. When you focus on what is working, it will help you climb up any mountain that appears. This gives you strength.
- Decide to enjoy something in this day, no matter what. Each moment adds up to your life. Be here now.
We are all riding this roller coaster together. Hold on to the bar and stay grounded!
11 Apr 2009
|May 28, 2009 7:00 pm||to||June 25, 2009 8:45 pm|
Follow Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey to discovering her authentic self and her spirituality in this bestseller book. This is not “your momma’s book club”, meaning we will not merely be talking about Elizabeth’s journey, but instead we will go on the journey with her for ourselves. This book study is interactive, hands on, and experiential. We’ll eat, pray and love at each meeting and create new connections with other women. This is not a therapy group, however, as issues come up we will agree to create a safe, supportive environment for exploration.
During this study you will;
- Discover your authentic voice within
- Create a plan to honor your spiritual self
- Connect with other women
Time: Thursday Evenings 7:00pm – 8:45pm
Dates: May 21 – June 25, 2009
Where: Susan’s Office in Suwanee, GA
Fee: $150 for the six weeks; deposit required to hold your space – less than 2 therapy sessions!
- Reserve your space now by contacting Susan at 678-296-1278.
- Size of the group is limited; sign up required by 5/11/09
- Book not provided; Weekly discussion questions, supplies, goodies, music and inspiration are included. Please purchase book before 1st meeting.
09 Apr 2009
This week I was in communication with friends all over the globe; a Skype from New Zealand, a voice mail from Germany, email from Nova Scotia, Canada and phone calls with my friend that lives in Hawaii. If you had told me last year at this time I’d be conversing with all these wonderful friends, old and new in such far and distant place from where I live, I might not have believed it. As I’ve reflected on all this communication in one week with awe, it left me thinking about the word expansive. The Webster’s dictionary definition of expansive is; to unfold, to open, characterized by a free and generous nature. I’ve noticed that as I am willing to stay open to other ways of looking at things, my world expands, literally.
When we stay small and hide, we get more of the same. Staying small in our thinking creates ridgidity; it’s tight, constrictive, and doesn’t allow anything new in. When we open up and consider other ways of looking at something or even someone, we open to new possibilities. Consider how the world was thought to be flat at one time. Someone had to think bigger! And when they did, many new discoveries began to appear.
In these changing times it’s important to stay open and look at things from other angles. In the 28 Day Soul Coaching © Program, we expand our thinking by examining our core beliefs during air (mental) week. Our core beliefs are decisions we’ve made at important turning points in our lives. And even though events may have occurred in the past, these core beliefs can run our lives in the present. I just read a quote in a magazine that said “stop replaying past potholes“. And that is what we are doing when we do not listen to our soul.
Take time to challenge your beliefs and reframe them. Warning; only consider this challenge if you desire more creativity, happiness, friends, a peaceful center, ideas, and a profound sense of fun to come into your life and relationships!