Recently my digestion was thrown off for a couple of days from too much busy-ness, overwork, indulging and not enough rest and space to just be. This imbalance was a huge gift and reminder of how important it is to make choices that support digestive health as well as to create space and time for digesting ideas, illuminations and big, strong feelings.
I love to live big. I often take life in gulps, moving from one exciting thing to the next. Then my good friend Maureen taught me about the power of slowing down to digest and savor each experience. This has been a game-changer. It’s actually true: less is more.
My husband is also my teacher in the slow living department. He has the ability to observe, reflect and digest scenery for long periods of time. I used to ask him–as I observed him staring out the window at trees–“What are you thinking about?” His reply, “Nothing, I’m just being.” Join me as I sit with my “live inside out” question of the week:
Want more? Read “Digesting” from our blog archives. I’d love to hear how and where the theme of “digestion” lands with you. And, if you live in Western North Carolina, join me for a free deep relaxation Yoga Nidra class on Tues. evening June 7th or sign up for my upcoming June 28th 12-2 ET Creating the Summer Your Soul Desires virtual/live retreat on how to slow down and savor summer. Details here.
WANT TO MAKE YOUR SELF-CARE A PRIORITY? HERE ARE THREE OPPORTUNITIES!
- June 28th, 12-2pm ET: Creating the Summer Your Soul Desires: A Mini Self-Renewal Retreat (live/virtual event) ~ What’s your intention for this summer: rest & renewal, creativity, vibrant health, nature adventures or something else? When Labor Day arrives can you say you had a summer that fed you on all levels? 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 6/7.)
- 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.
- Oct. 14-16 ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (this one sells out FAST)! Learn more. P.S. If you live in Western NC, join me for Wild Souls Nature Adventures. Or have me design a custom Wild Souls nature-based adventure for your team or friends Read more and sign up to get notices!
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by mindfulness 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.