Early Yesterday morning while meditating in bed before heading out to lead a movement class and afterwards, host a family gathering for 25, I could feel resistance in every fiber of my being. Over the last two weeks, I hosted or helped to coordinate five events; I’m exhausted. Some believe rest is so radical in out current society that it’s kin to a form of social activism. Are you comfortable giving your body the rest it needs, when it needs it? Watch my 3-minute video for more:
Want More? Read Rest is Radical Self-Care: 5 Ways to Begin.
From the wonderful book by Wayne Muller, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal & Delight in Our Busy Lives, “Sabbath is more than the absence of work; it is not just a day off, when we catch up on television or errands. It is the presence of something that arises when we consecrate a period of time to listen to what is most deeply beautiful, nourishing, or true. It is time consecrated with our attention, our mindfulness, honoring those quiet forces of grace or spirit that sustain and heals.”
Permission granted dear friends, to slow down and rest.
WANT SUPPORT FOR COMING HOME TO YOURSELF? HERE ARE FOUR OPPORTUNITIES:
- *ONLY A COUPLE OF SPOTS LEFT!* October 13-15th ~ Awakening Your Wild Soul: A Women’s Self-Renewal Retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (Berkshire Mountains, MA). Come experience deep rest while exploring what makes you come alive! Packages start at just $635. Enjoy gorgeous leaf color and crisp, divine natural foods cuisine and more. Learn more/register. I’ll also be at Kripalu Jan. 19-21 for Sing, Dance, Pray: Romancing the Beloved a winter, restorative retreat.
- *FOUR SPOTS LEFT.* Oct. 26 – Jan. 26 ~ Cultivating Grace, Power & Intuition: A Women’s Self-Renewal Program. An in-person 13-week journey/experience in Brevard, NC, 45 min. from Asheville. This experiential program meets for 8 Thur. evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to women of all ages. 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 are listed each week; have me design a custom experience for your team/friends. Join us Sunday, Oct. 8 for Wild Souls Authentic Movement class near Asheville, NC. Learn more.
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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.