My father–a brilliant, eccentric, adventurous, life-loving physician and ardent student of philosophy–died suddenly of a heart attack at age 56 (my current age). He crossed over on Dec. 3rd leaving six children. “Don’t die with your music still in you,” from Wayne Dyer was one of his favorite quotes. This week I’m feeling his presence strongly and leaning in to his wisdom as I reflect on what helps me stay AWAKE?! I invite you to join me:
Resonate with this theme and want more? Read What Makes You Come Alive? from our favorites vault and check out A Year to Live by author Stephen Levine who asks, “If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make–who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?”
FOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU PRIORITIZE YOUR SELF-CARE:
- Wed. Dec. 21st (Winter Solstice) 6:30-9 p.m. ET (Virtual/live) ~ Still, Dark & Quiet: A Winter Solstice Retreat. Sink in to deep rest on the longest night of the year. Enjoy connection + sisterhood. Only $49. Learn more/register.
- *NEW* Live in Western NC? Late Jan. – March ~ Sovereignty: A Women’s Mastermind Group (in-person) for women leaders, teachers, healers, creatives and small business owners. Six Thursday evenings. Brevard, NC. Learn more. Email info at reneetrudeau dot com to receive a pre-invite.
- 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 deeply replenishing, meditative winter retreat always sells out). I’ll also be at Kripalu leading this retreat April 14-16 and Oct. 13-15! Learn more.
- Wild Souls Nature Adventures (based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC): authentic movement classes, community song circles, full moon hikes, meditation workshops and more. New offerings are listed each week; have me design a custom experience for your team or friends. Read more and sign up to get notices!
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