“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.” Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
This week, I’m getting real about anxiety and anchoring back to three things that help me come home to myself –almost immediately. Check out my 3-minute video as I share body-based practices for releasing anxiety and finding your center:
I touched on several resources in this video including the Vagus Nerve Deep Relaxation Breathing Technique and recommendations for conscious movement (check out the list of options here on my Wild Souls Authentic Movement page).
I’m also a big fan of cold water plunges to activate the Vagus nerve and re-set the nervous system (read more in this New York Times article on the effects of cold plunges). I find even a few minutes of immersing my feet in a chilly river helps me feel like a new person! I’d love to hear how you release anxiety and get grounded. Join me for my June 17th mini retreat and Sept. 15-17 NC weekend retreat where you’ll learn more nurturing practices for feeling calm and regulating your nervous system in everyday life. Be kind to yourself, it’s a hard time to be a human.
UPCOMING SELF-RENEWAL EVENTS/RESOURCES ~ JOIN ME!
- **TWO SPOTS LEFT! **Sat., June 17th, 9-1 p.m. ~ Permission Granted: The Art of Extreme Self-Care –a mini retreat in Western 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 June 14th. Learn more/register.
- **THREE SPOTS LEFT!** 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 for this rare, intimate 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, June 18th for Wild Souls Authentic Movement near Asheville, NC. This Sunday is “bring a friend for free” day. 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.