Last week I asked myself, “Are you seeing things as they are or are you seeing things as you are?” Knowing ourselves: how we’re wired, how we respond to stress and what we need to feel our best, is integral to self-care and being able to express our needs to others.
If you were coming to visit me at my cabin in Western North Carolina and in preparation for our visit, and I asked you, “So, tell me about how you’re feeling and what your body, mind and spirit need during your upcoming vacation?” What would you say?
When I teach men/women the art and science of self-care, one of the first steps of their journey is to truly understand who they are and what they need. Does self-awareness feel foreign to you? Check out my popular post Get Real. How Well Do You Know Yourself?
I’ve found the more deeply I know and accept myself, the more open, flexible and compassionate I am with others, and with myself. “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”―
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR TEAM IN FINDING BALANCE? HERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES:
- *New* Wild Souls Nature Adventures! Do you live in North Carolina or have friends/family in this gorgeous state? I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains last year and I am in the process of creating magical, wild Western North Carolina-based nature/mindfulness experiences designed to reconnect you to wilderness and yourself. Learn more + make sure and sign up for my Wild Souls mailing list here).
- My 2021-2022 speaking calendar is filling up! Schedule me to create a balanced living workshop, keynote or personal retreat to help your team, organization or employees feel less stressed and more resilient, creative and focused. For 20+ years I’ve been working with companies/organizations such as Women in Conservation, the Council on Family Violence, Merrill Lynch, the Center for Women in Law, the Hewlett Foundation and more. Email me, I’d love to discuss how I can support your team or organization. Learn more here.
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by life balance coach/author/speaker and self-care evangelist Renée Peterson Trudeau. Passionate about helping men and women find balance through the art/science of self-care, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Report, AARP, Spirituality & Health and more. She and her team have certified more than 400 facilitators in 10 countries around the globe to lead self-renewal groups for women based on her pioneering work. She’s the author of two books on life balance including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. She and her husband live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Austin, Texas and are enjoying a new empty nest. More on Renee here.