“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ―
I fell in love with Western North Carolina in summer 2014 when I was in Asheville doing a book signing. I have traveled to Turkey, Japan and many places in between– but had never been to the stunning, ancient Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. This sensual, lush, vibrant landscape had me at, “Hello!”
This week I’m pausing to reflect on what I need to say, “Yes!” to and what I need to say, “No!” to — in order to have the summer my soul desires. I invite you to join me (and check out my NC June 17th Permission Granted mini retreat where we’ll learn the art/science of self-care). Watch my 2-minute video invitation below:
Want more? Read: Create Your Intention for Summer 2023 (+ 9 ways to say, “No!”). Let me know how your week goes, I’d love to hear from you and what your ideal summer looks like!
*NEW* UPCOMING SELF-RENEWAL EVENTS/RESOURCES ~ JOIN ME!
- **LAST DAY TO ACCESS FOR FREE!** 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! Download today. See below. Register now.
- Sat., June 17th, 9-1 p.m. ~ Permission Granted: The Art of Extreme Self-Care –a mini retreat in NC. 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 26th 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.
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.