Thrive!

Greetings everyone!

The Solstice has come and gone and I hope you are enjoying beautiful end-of-September weather.

My summer was fruitful, and fall brings a new look with a new name (look up top!) and a new commitment to serving you in a higher way than before.

No matter where you are on the curve of wellness and life growth, no matter what your story, it always comes down to this question ~

Where are you now, where do you want to be and how are you going to get there with joy and purpose?

But here’s the thing. When you don’t have good health to sustain your involvement in life, it can be nearly, if not completely, impossible to move forward. I’ve been there and I get it, and I will be offering more targeted support for facing difficult health challenges ~ you’ll find it in newsletter and blog articles, in teleseminars and in Thrive training sessions.

How did I decide on Thrive?  I think it decided on me!

One night I woke up from a sound sleep with the word thrive  in my mind. I thought, “Mmmm … I like that word,” and turned over to go back to sleep. But a voice inside said “This is important!”

Well, I got up … because I’ve learned to trust that voice … and I wrote down thrive so I wouldn’t forget it and then I went back to sleep. The next day I spent some time playing with it and after awhile this is what I was looking at:

THRIVE!

T   Take charge of your life and your healing
H   Have a conversation with your body and really listen
R   Relax and transform your stress into renewable, healing energy
I    Imagine perfect health is possible for you
V   Visualize your wellness and inspire your body to heal itself
E   Expect the healing you want and know you deserve it

A beautiful illustration of what I’m so passionate about sharing with people! And I can’t wait to share more with you soon.

But first …  a special offer in celebration of Thrive!  See it here.

 

Ready to move forward in a bigger way?

Are you ready to get clear and start moving forward in a bigger way? To celebrate Thrive! I am offering you the chance for a four-week private coaching program with me.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

For the next two weeks I am offering free Strategy Sessions. A strategy session leaves you feeling supported, confident and more sure of your next steps, and to apply for one, all you have to do is email me and answer one question:

Q. What is your biggest health or life challenge right now?

I plan to serve as many people with this offer as my schedule allows, so if you feel inspired and want that call, send me an email.

Everyone who applies for a strategy session will also be entered to win the four-week coaching program, an awesome opportunity to take what you learn in the strategy session and move forward with it even further, so if you want private coaching and it’s been feeling out of reach, this may be your chance.

If this is not for you, but you know someone who might benefit from the offer please send them this link so I can reach as many people as possible with this opportunity.

THRIVE! 

T   Take charge of your life and your healing
H   Have a conversation with your body and really listen
R   Relax and transform your stress into renewable, healing energy
I    Imagine perfect health is possible for you
V   Visualize your wellness and inspire your body to heal itself
E   Expect the healing you want and know you deserve it

Desk Yoga

Taming tension at your desk is an ongoing challenge if you spend much time there. Sometimes simple is the way to go, and this stretch can revitalize you on the spot. As you move through the steps, allow your movement to be fluid and easy from one step to the next.

  1. Push your chair back and sit toward the front of the chair, feet flat on the floor and belly button pulling in slightly toward your spine. Place your hands in your lap, palms up, one on top of the other.
  2. Stretch your arms out to the sides, parallel with the floor… and reach out through your fingers.
  3. Arms still outstretched, raise your hands up over your head until they meet each other and you can interlace your fingers.
  4. Turn your palms upward and reach for the sky.
  5. Arms still outstretched, lower them back to parallel with the floor, and then return to your starting position with hands in your lap.

Now add your breath like this …

Breathe in as you raise your arms and reach up. Breathe out as you lower your arms back to your sides and return your hands to your lap. Pace your movement so your breathing is comfortable, with no strain. Keep your movement smooth and easy.

How do you feel after doing this 2 or 3 times?

Even with simple movements like these, always maintain awareness and do what you know you can do safely. 

Take Your Troubles for a Walk

Walking for transformation

What do you do when you feel stuck with a decision and don’t know how to move through it? Or you feel intense, reactionary emotion and don’t know how to relax so you can find your center, find your clarity again?

One of the things I do is walk. Not just my usual, throw myself out the door, get some exercise walk, but a walk with the specific intent of learning and transforming. You might call it a walking meditation, or walking reflection. It’s one of my favorite therapies.

Walking moves the body and deepens the breath. We become relaxed and open to new thoughts and ways of being;  it can help us shift out of habitual ways of thinking and our mind becomes free to find new solutions. If you’ve been turning a problem over and over in your mind with no solution, take your troubles for a walk.

How far you walk and the pace you set is up to your inclination and fitness capabilities. If illness or injury prevents you from walking, then you can imagine your walk, doing the exercise in your mind. This fires the muscles you would use if you were actually walking, and encourages your whole system to maintain it’s belief in the ability to move.

Set your intention

Before you begin your walk, know what you’re asking for.  You might, for example, be facing a career choice, be in the middle of a family disagreement, or facing a decision about health care. Be clear about the issue and ready to let it go as a “problem” and receive a solution.  Be committed to acting on the answer you receive.

Head out the door

As you head out on your walk, hold an image of the question in your mind, but acknowledge that you don’t know the answer and let go of active problem-solving. The idea is to get your busy mind out of the way so your creative mind can discover new ways of looking at things. Notice how good it feels to let the problem go. Notice your thoughts as they come and go. Allow them to shift and change without holding onto them, without directing them in any way. Enjoy your body movement. Enjoy the release of handing over your question to your intuitive, creative mind.

The answer

At some point you may notice a thought that speaks differently to you than the others. It may be a sudden, strong new thought. Or a seemingly insignificant thought that keeps coming back until you begin to notice it in a new way. If it seems to be asking for your attention, then pay attention. Keep walking, and ask yourself if this might be your answer, or the beginning of an answer to your question.

Sometimes a beginning is what we’re given, sometimes more. Sometimes my answer is a new attitude with which to address the puzzle. Walk until you feel you understand what you’ve received and are sure you’ll remember it.

Take some quiet time after your walk. New awareness can be fragile, slipping out of the mind if we get busy too fast, so try not to rush into another activity right away. Nurture your new awareness, and think about how you might act on what you’ve learned.