I grew up in an interfaith family where spirituality was front and center. My childhood home had a large meditation/prayer room to the right of the front door and I have a sister named Teresa (after the Roman Catholic nun/missionary) and a brother named Shiva (after the Hindu deity of transformation). As you can imagine, conversation at our dinner table was never dull! Spirituality–being connected to something bigger than ourselves–is deeply ingrained in all that I do. I consider spiritual renewal just as important as physical, emotional and mental self-care. This week I’m pausing to check-in and ask, “How am I nourishing my soul right now?” Read more on this theme; I’d love to hear how you nurture your spirit!
When we make time to nourish our souls we feel more connected to ourselves and one another, we experience a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in our lives and we begin to cultivate a greater sense of trust and inner peace. “At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” Thich Nhat Hanh
How will you nourish your soul this week?
WANT TO MAKE YOUR SELF-CARE A PRIORITY? HERE ARE THREE OPPORTUNITIES!
- June 28th, 12-2pm ET: Your Soulful, Self-care Summer: A Mini Retreat (live/virtual event) ~ What’s your intention for this summer? Come Labor Day, when you reflect back on the last couple of months, how did you nurture and nourish yourself? Join me on a live, virtual mini-retreat to design the summer your heart, body and soul desire. Learn more/register here (Early bird rate of $59 through 5/31.)
- Want to empower your employees with new self-care tools? Schedule me to create a balanced living workshop or presentation 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 Kaiser Permanente, Ernst & Young, Women in Conservation, the Council on Family Violence, Bank of America, the Center for Women in Law, the Hewlett Foundation and more. Email workshops at reneetrudeau dot com. Learn more here.
- Wild Souls Nature Adventures (based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC) offers magical, nature-based mindfulness & resiliency programs and events help you feel more grounded, alive and balanced. New offerings are listed each week. Or have me design a custom experience for your team or friends Read more and sign up to get notices!
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, Renee has been facilitating transformational, high-impact workshops for Fortune 500 companies, national nonprofits/conferences and organizations worldwide for 25 years. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Fast Company, 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 self-care curriculum. 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 Western North Carolina and Austin, Texas and are enjoying a new empty nest. Her latest venture is Wild Souls Nature Adventures. More on Renee here.