“A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point, and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day.” Charles Duhigg, author, The Power of Habit
We just returned from visiting our son at college in WI. After a long day of driving, flying and more driving, we arrived home exhausted. Even so, I put on my tennis shoes and headed out the door for a walk. I knew this was just what I needed to recalibrate my weary body. Daily movement is something I’ve normalized no matter what is going on.
This week, the “Live Inside Out” question I’m asking to help me slow down and live more intentionally is, “What am I normalizing (both the good and the bad)?” Want to join me?
Want more support for recalibrating your self-care habits and patterns? Read 8 Tips for Re-Balancing Your Life. I find it helps to approach this theme with a giant dollop of self-compassion, curiosity and levity. It’s been a hard three years.
*NEW* UPCOMING SELF-RENEWAL EVENTS/RESOURCES ~ JOIN ME!
- May 16 – 22 ~ Global Self-Care Summit. Join Renee for “Soul Tending: The Art of Spiritual Self-Care,” along with 30 self-care authors/experts including, Sharon Salzberg, Kristen Neff, PhD and other internationally-known teachers. FREE! Register now.
- Sat., June 17th, 9-1 p.m. ~ Permission Granted: The Art of Extreme Self-Care –a mini retreat. Design the summer your soul desires and learn the art/science of self-care. On the week of the summer solstice; in Brevard, NC (45 min. from Asheville). Register by May 20th for the early -bird rate; registration required. Learn more/register.
- September 15-17th ~ Sing, Dance, Pray: Romancing the Beloved at the Retreat Center at Lake Logan (45 min. from Asheville, NC airport). Located on sacred land in the oldest mountain range in the world. Limited to 20 women. Registration closes on June 30th; five spots left for this very intimate, special retreat. Learn more/register.
- Wild Souls Nature Adventures (based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC): authentic movement classes, community song circles, full moon hikes, meditation workshops, women’s circles & more. New offerings listed each week; have me design a custom experience for your team/friends. Join us Sunday, May 21st for Wild Souls Authentic Movement near Asheville, NC. Learn more.
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 high-impact, interactive workshops for Fortune 500 companies, national nonprofits/conferences and organizations/teams 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 450 facilitators in 10 countries around the globe to lead self-renewal groups/retreats 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.