When we were teenagers, my brother Kert used to dance around the house singing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like stress-mas, everywhere you turn … ” Growing up, we used humor in our household to keep things real!
As we balance the light and dark of the season, it’s SO easy to get overwhelmed, irritable and to fall in to a slump. I find it helpful as we dive deeper in to December to pause. Reflect. And think about entering this holiday time (and interactions) with intention. Here’s the Live Inside Out question I’m sitting with this week in my weekly 2-minute video check-in. Join me?
Want more support for finding your center during this holiday season? Consider joining me this Sunday, 12/19 from 1-4:30 ET for SOVEREIGNTY: A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat (details below; two spots left!) and read 7 Tips for Staying Sane this Holiday. If you missed this from last week, also check out 5 Ways to Find Rest & Renewal this Holiday.
I’d love to hear how you want to BE in December. (Hint: when in doubt, do less.) Let me know how it goes.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU? HERE ARE TWO OPPORTUNITIES:
- Dec. 19th, Sunday 1:00-4:30 p.m. ET (*Live/Virtual*) SOVEREIGNTY: A Winter Solstice Retreat A luscious, replenishing afternoon retreat with like-minded women. Poetry + singing + journaling + nature + connection + solo time + small groups + self-care resources + Yoga Nidra deep relaxation session. Step in to your personal power and sovereignty. ALMOST FULL! Learn more/register.
- 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, movement classes and more. Winter Solstice 12/21 we’ll have a special in-person Meditation & Yoga Nidra session in Brevard, NC. 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). Save your spot now; they’re already half-full!
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.