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I recently took a week off from work to unplug (no computer use, email, TV/movies and only minimal phone use). I spent the time pulling weeds in the early morning, journaling, doing creative visioning for my business, taking evening strolls…
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Last week, I had "one of those days" .... double booked appointments, a miscommunication with a vendor, tech gremlins gone wild, a lost check— and suddenly everything felt like it was going from bad to worse. I was trying to wrap up an intense…
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This morning as I prepared to head out to my usual morning yoga class, I remembered hearing about a beginner modern dance class that had peaked my interest. I'm an avid yogi and Nia fan but I haven't done any type of dance in decades. But, spurred…
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I was visiting with a good friend last week who was feeling exhausted, frustrated and saddened that her recent family vacation was not what she had intended. "We crammed too much in, checked our work email too often and didn't build in enough downtime. I don't feel like we really got to connect as a family or take full advantage of our magical surroundings," she shared.
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I just returned from Ireland and am excited to dive into a creative project I'll be working on this summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I am also exhausted from the intense emotional roller-coaster I've been on for the last six months and know I need time for deep relaxation. So this week I'm sitting with how I want to feel on Labor Day and where to direct my energy over the next 90 days. What's your intention for this summer?
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Last month I received some news that was quite painful. But in the week that followed, my thoughts around what had occurred were downright tortuous. Until, in a Nia dance class, I heard my Wise Self say loud and clear, “Renee, don’t create more pain for yourself than is necessary.” This stopped me in my tracks. It helped me to realize my role in what was happening.
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Whenever these calls come in, I try and encourage my friends to slow down, step back and approach this process with mindfulness and intention. Take your time to get this right; you’re going to be sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings with this person. I’m a big fan of psychotherapy as one of many healing modalities.
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This past weekend I was visiting with some friends who have been navigating recent loss and trauma. My friend Elena turned to me and asked, "Renee, what do you do when you feel shaken to your core?" I thought for a moment about all the hard times I've endured since my twenties and answered, "I do yoga."
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Yesterday I had a lot of big deadlines to hit. Plowing through work, I began to feel more like a robot than a homo sapien. So midway through the afternoon I made myself pause, found my dog's leash and headed out with my canine into the chilly weather for a short, brisk walk
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“Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” ~Shakespeare Around the globe, many of us are experiencing deep frustration and despair right now. Others are expanding joyfully into new ways of being and seeing. And most…
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I'm in the middle of my busiest speaking time. I just finished two engagements and am preparing for two more. While I love to travel, break routine and "do it different," going for extended periods where I'm eating new foods, sleeping in hotels…