Make this Friday the 13th special.

Celebrate the natural changes unfolding around you today and throughout the weekend. No matter how slight the changes in your part of the world, notice the subtleties, savor them and more importantly, the winds of change within you.

Let go and let things fall into place.

Start by doing something fun! Engage your senses! Wallow in wonderful!

Enjoy!

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Need a break?

All you have to do is sit back and listen. Ten minutes of relaxation can start your day off or renew it along the way.  Using our imaginations while we rest is a great way to give ourselves a break.

Give it a try.

Woo hoo! It’s Monday

It’s the beginning of a whole new week!  All sorts of possibilities lie ahead for you. Wonderful moments you never expected are waiting  – sweet moments with your children, your friends, your family. Productive moments with colleagues or clients. Proud moments as you tackle and accomplish projects new and old.

Take a new turn this week and start paying more attention to the positive, amazing moments in your past and present, rather than anything else that happens.  Learn how to wallow in the wonderful as you create new inroads for yourself.

away-494355_960_720If you find your yourself merging onto the highway of negativity, instead of mindlessly yielding, why not tap your brakes and

  • ask yourself, “Is this truly how I want to spend my time?”
  • Then take a deep breath, exhale and smile through the crazy,
  • as you remind yourself and savor some of the special and/or awe-inspiring moments you have experienced in the past or that are waiting to be enjoyed in the present.

Psychologist and best-selling author, Richard Hanson, Ph.D.’s notes that rerouting your thoughts and “taking in the good” immediately relaxes you and opens new pathways in your brain.  Daily travel on these positive paths will map out stronger, more direct access to Sunday-drive type routes which, over time, will leave a lasting impression on your brain and in your heart and can help you navigate life from a lighter, gentler perspective.

Please note: I am not asking you to deny the stress, frustration or sadness in your life – I encourage you to identify and admit that you are feeling those feelings, and then to simply take a much-needed detour around the mental pile-ups you create when you place too much emphasis on the bumps and potholes in life. We all do it, but I promise you, taking in the good is a better way to go!

Try it, reset your mental GPS this Monday morning, and see where the new ride takes you.

Find more meaning in your life – FREE tonight!

Wishful Thinking Works Meaning of Your Life (2)Do you feel that your life has purpose and meaning? Are you excited to get our of bed each morning?

Or, are you busy but not really satisfied with your life? Are you second guessing your career, your relationships, your life choices?  Are you wondering what to do next?

Studies show that those who are leading a purposeful life – live longer, are happier and experience a greater sense of resiliency and trust! I know my life did a 180 when I focused on what mattered, which led me in many new and rewarding directions.

Would you like to learn more about the concept of meaning, the role it plays in your life and how to find yours?

If so, join us on tonight at 6:30 p.m to learn about the latest research on meaning.

We will begin with a Welcome and Intros and then I will share for about 50 minutes, followed by Q & A. (You can remain anonymous, no problem!)

To join us:

• Dial-in Number: (641) 715-0700 (You can dial in from any type of phone.)

• Then enter the Access Code: 444659 followed by the pound/hash key(#).

• You should then be in.

Meaning matters and can deeply enrich and expand your life!

Talk with you soon.

Warm regards,

Patrice

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Note to self

Whatever you put your attention on will grow.

The frustrating, the bad, the ugly.

The amazing, the loving, the kind.

You get to choose.

Your life will respond accordingly.

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Tilt and balance

???????????Today is the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere. The celestial event that marks this transition is called an “equinox,” and happens twice every year, March and September.  An equinox occurs when day and night are of equal length, which happens when the Earth’s pole tilts neither away from, nor towards the Sun.  It’s the time when our planet is perfectly balanced.

Can you feel it?

If not, breathe deeply, then pause for a moment to take advantage of this celestial event and to reflect on whether or not your life is in balance by asking yourself two simple questions that may send you spinning in a new and celestially inspired direction:

  1. Is your life rotating around what really matters to you?
  2. Is your life tilting toward or away from your dreams?

If your life is in balance and is circling your priorities, savor and celebrate it!

If your life isn’t going in the direction you’d like, take a moment to congratulate yourself for being honest about your situation – a huge first step. Next, share encouraging words with yourself that reinforce the fact that change is possible – “I can do this!”  “I’ve made changes before, and I can do it again.” And then, remind yourself that change, just like the seasons, takes time but is perfectly natural. Leaf Tilt away

You can do it! I know you can. Start planning your changes today, so six months from now when the Earth’s axis is tilting toward the sun, your life is tilted toward your dreams!

Same old stories hurt our hearts

Don’t let your stories or your past hold you back or control your future. There are happier, more fulfilling ways to live, I promise. Connect with the feelings they may have brought – fear, sadness, anger, but don’t let the stories define you.

Change your future by letting go of the way you tell the story of your past. Rewrite your history by finding and focusing on the good. It’s scary I know, your stories are a part of who you are, but try it and see what happens. It may be the key to a happier you. It was for me.

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“The mirror image of suffering is the truth. Try it. Change the story. Change the course of your entire history. Right now.”


“You want me to lie about my past?” Diana wipes tears from her face with the back of her hand.”


“No, to tell the story a truer way,” says Herself. “Any story can be told infinite ways, dear, but listen to me. Listen well. If a story liberates your soul, believe it. But if a story imprisons you, believe its mirror image.”

~ Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening by Martha Beck

Questions? Thoughts? Ideas?

Caring along with you,

Patrice

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