During stressful times, one of the things that sees us through is self-confidence - confidence in our ability to do whatever it takes to weather a storm; trust in ourselves enough to know that we'll take the necessary actions that will honor our self-care; and courage to do the tough stuff even when everything inside us wants to run and hide.
Last night my husband Michael held a 50th birthday party for me with a surprise guest list of important family and friends. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the half-century mark with people who have touched my life in meaningful ways. It set the stage for another celebration - a gift I give myself every year, and one I invite you to give yourself, too.
A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with my friend Melanie, who had given birth to a baby girl a few months earlier and was now nervous about going back to work. Like so many new moms, she couldn't imagine leaving her baby with someone else.
This morning I watched a recorded segment from an Oprah Show that told the story of a woman, Angela, who prayed with a young man who attempted to rob her at gunpoint while she worked behind the counter in her office. I imagine many of you may have heard about the story. Out of fear and desperation, she begged the man to spare her life and then started praying out loud asking to be protected.
Yesterday I had the honor of teaching with Dr. Christiane Northrup during a day of self-care and healing for women in Boston, MA. I use the word "honor" because I consider Dr. Northrup to be a brave pioneer in the field of women's health - someone who's been willing to rock the boat, speak the truth, and stand up for what women really need to know to live fully empowered, healthy lives.
This is the very first article from Cheryl Richardson that goes on our daily update! We're so happy to be able to share her weekly "Life Makeovers" now on Spirit Library. Cheryl's work is really great and every week she will offer us great tools for a better living. The archives for 2009 has been completed and soon we will add 2008 too. We highly recommend to have a look also through all the past issues, as they can still provide very valuable guidance and help. So, enjoy!
This week's newsletter is a rebroadcast while I'm traveling. Enjoy some peace of mind!
Years ago, I created a slogan that captured the guiding rules for how I run my company - "Work Hard, Have Fun, No Drama." Although it was originally developed as a business tool, I quickly adopted it for my personal life, too. Last week, however, I broke rule #3 - No Drama.
Yesterday I spent the morning with 400 women at a "Women's Wellness Day" sponsored by South County Hospital in beautiful Narragansett, RI. I was asked to kick off the day with a discussion about how self-care fuels health and wellness
Yesterday I participated in a fundraising golf tournament with my mom and dad, some of my brothers and sisters, and my husband, Michael. It was a beautiful, late summer day with bright sunshine, a gentle breeze, and plenty of excited players. Although I'm not a golfer, I too, was excited to spend the day outside in nature with my family. That said, I wasn't excited to golf.
Every year on September 11th, I perform a "remembrance ritual" to remind myself of the things that mattered most on September 12th in 2001. I do this to not only insure that I'm living a conscious life, but to honor the souls who lost their lives on that day. This week I invite you to do the same.