* A Spring Equinox Mini Retreat * From the Seasons of Change Retreat Series. A retreat for women to honor their true self and trust in their own sense of timing.
Date: Saturday, March 16th 2013, 10:00am – 1:00pm Location: Two Sisters Healing Arts & Wellness Center 146 Fairpoint Rd., Mill Hall Pa 17751 Facilitator: Trisha Rockwell, Seasons of Change Certified Coach Cost: $32.00
“The first sign of Spring is newfound energy. This is readily apparent in nature, as wildlife scurries about eating, romping, mating, preparing nests, and feeding and tending their young. Plants burst forth with new growth and showy colors. Suddenly, with the longer days, it seems nearly impossible to stay inside.” – Carol McClelland Ph.D.
This time of year, it can be easy to lose yourself in preparations and in taking care of everyone around you. I know I often feel pulled in different directions, like I have to fit certain things into the day to accommodate everyone. This year I have made a plan to really feel the gratitude and enjoy this Thanksgiving day. These are some of the steps I’ll take to care for myself and stay centered and balanced during this busy time. Won’t you join me?
Meditate. Five minutes in the morning to yourself. You may want to try lighting a candle and connecting to www.calm.com as you begin your day.
Take a morning Thanksgiving Walk. Go solo or take someone with you. Bask in the beauty of our surroundings this time of year. I may even take my shoes off and dip my feet in a nearby stream.
Make a Gratitude List. Begin with at least 10 things you love about yourself. (This could be done during the walk.)
Create a Letting Go Ritual. Pay attention to any negativity that may be coming up for you about the day. Release it by acknowledging it, writing it down, and then burning, flushing, or ripping it up into little pieces. Read more…
I haven’t been journaling so much lately. I just haven’t felt like it. I keep asking myself, “why?” Well the truth is, after three years of trying to pull myself out of deep grief and the further feelings of loss and despair that come with closing a business, I have finally felt a shift happening.
I typically write in my journal to process sadness or heartbreak or difficult situations. A deep feeling of contentment and peace has been with me the last few weeks. A feeling that all is as it’s supposed to be. I have relaxed into the moment. I am trusting what is. My season of grief is over. I have grown. I have evolved. This transition process was often dark. I could always see a pinpoint of light in the distance but sometimes wondered when or how I would emerge fully into the light again. Read more…
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil. - John Ruskin
"I arrived at this retreat with piles of baggage. I experienced the gift of letting go; support, understanding and encouragement from other women; the sense that I am not alone in my struggles; and the ability to set my baggage aside. I left the retreat lighter, more positive, and settled, with a sense of security and peace." - Retreat Participant