Here we are in May, already coming up to the end of the school year. My two children have just completed their first year of High School. The school year has taken many interesting twists and turns that have been both challenging and exciting. They are wrapping up a short volleyball season that has kept me on my toes with many last-minute changes in schedules. I am grateful to all my clients who have graciously been flexible with their appointment times so that I could shuttle them here and there! I have been relying on and leaning into my routines more to sustain myself. We are all looking forward to a week in Olympic National Park to renew and replenish ourselves.
As we emerge from the pandemic (in a somewhat chaotic manner!), I encourage you to consider how you are supporting yourself. Make time to review what you have learned and what you want to commit to going forwards. In January I started an intention group that has been an absolute joy for me. We had our last meeting a few days ago and the depth of connection created within the group was recognized by everyone. This last year has helped us all see the importance of nurturing our health and wellbeing.
Because I had such a good time with the group, I am doing it again! Mapping Out Your Intentional Life: Maximizing your Health and Wellness meets every two weeks on Zoom starting Aug. 13, 2021. In each class, concepts will be shared about how we can enhance the flow of changes in our lives, creating our own unique path, and the giving and receiving of support.
Here is how one person described her experience: “While I have worked with intentions for some years, this is the first time I've worked in a group. I'm fascinated by the process of meeting inwardly and holding the energy of the intention for another person. Giving this attention and the energy of our focus to another is an act of love.”
I am offering two free introductions to this class on June 4 and July 2 at 9 am PST. You can sign up here.
In January I shared a blog post that I wrote about my Great Grandmother, who had emigrated to America in the early 1900s and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I reflected on what her life was like back then, especially how she too had lived through a pandemic. She lived through the added stress of both World Wars. After sharing this thought with my friend, Scarlett Lewis, we recorded a podcast together around this reflection for the Choose Love podcast series. Scarlett and I discuss the different ways we can develop our resilience to challenging times. We share many practices to support our emotions during times of difficulty. Please have a listen!
Last month I shared some books I was reading. Currently, I am reading The Knowing: 11 Lessons to Understand the Quiet Urges of Your Soul written by Saje Dyer and Serena Dyer Pisoni, two of Dr. Wayne Dyer's daughters. I have been thoroughly enjoying reading the book. It has brought back a flood of wonderful memories of the times I spent with Wayne and his family. Also, I am fascinated by the signs they have received from their father since his passing and how his passing has propelled his daughters forward in their own personal growth. It’s a good book to add to your summer reading list!