Our brains are hard-wired to go to fear. It is a deeply primal reaction to protect us against perceived threats to our existence. Fear has kept us alive for eons. But we’ve evolved! We don’t have to automatically gravitate to a state of alarm when we experience change, uncertainty or a slightly unsettling email or text! Breathe. Pause. Check-in.
When you receive unexpected news, how do you respond? Are you a glass half-empty or a glass half-full kind of person?
Do you take time to regularly acknowledge and feel grateful for all that’s working in your life or do you perpetually focus on all the things that aren’t working? This week I’m exploring my brain circuitry, habitual thoughts and asking, “Am I focusing on what’s working … or what’s not?” Watch a 2-minute video and join me:
Writer Anais Nin said, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Want more? Read Is It Time to Clean My Lens? And, consider joining me Sunday afternoon Dec. 19th from 1-4:30 ET for SOVEREIGNTY: A Winter Self-Renewal Retreat where we’ll explore how we can stand in allegiance to ourselves as we take time for deep self-renewal, rest and sisterhood. Let me know how your week goes and what you observe!
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR TEAM IN FINDING BALANCE & RESILIENCY?
- Wild Souls Nature Adventures (based in Western NC where I live) offers magical, nature-based programs and practices to help you feel more grounded, alive and resilient. Join us this week for mindfulness nature walks, music and movement classes. Read more and sign up to get notices!
- **NEW 2021-2022 Retreats**~ learn more. I just announced THREE new Awakening Your Wild Soul: A Women’s Self-Renewal 2022 retreats. Join me at 1440 Multiversity (CA), Art of Living Retreat Center (NC), Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (MA) and I’ll be doing a very special Dec. 19th one-day Winter Solstice Sovereignty retreat. Save your spot now; we fully anticipate these will sell out.
- Help your team/employees find balance in 2022! 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 mindfulness coach/speaker and self-care author 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. Renee lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where she just launched Wild Souls Nature Adventures. Originally from Austin, TX, she and her husband are enjoying a new empty nest. More on Renee here.