Ever step off the hamster wheel to pause and ask, “Am I focusing on what matters most?” Most of us often feel like we’re slaves to our to-do lists. Fueled by the seduction of productivity, we are constantly in motion … but are we really focusing on what makes us come alive? This week I’m stepping off the treadmill to slow down and explore where I’m in (and out) of alignment. In my house, we always say, “People first. Things second.” Join me!
Want more? Read my Tips for Taking a Personal Retreat so you can re-assess how you’re managing your energy. Taped to my laptop is one of my all-time favorite quotes by Goethe: “Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ‘Nuff said.
THREE UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIVING MORE INTENTIONALLY:
- Friday, Oct. 28th 9 – 4:30pm ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat **REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCT. 21!** Laugh, renew in nature, enjoy deep rest, authentic connection, community with like-minded women and learn the art/science of self-care. Learn more. Want to receive updates on special Wild Souls NC events? Email info at reneetrudeau dot com and ask to be added to our regional mailing list.
- Nov. 3 – Feb. 9th ~ Re-Imagining: A Self-Renewal Group for Women in their 50’s (in person). These are the conversations you wish you were having. This is one of the most powerful decades for creativity and transformation. We need each other. Email info at reneetrudeau dot com for details. In-person, 7 sessions, in the Asheville, NC area.
- Jan. 27 – 29th ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest retreat center in North America and my fav (don’t delay; this retreat meditative, deeply replenishing winter retreat always sells out). Learn more.
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by work-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 high-impact interactive 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 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; her latest venture is Wild Souls Nature Adventures. More on Renee here.