Falling into Place
Fall - a time to enjoy the cooler weather(or maybe not...Global Warming is sort of becoming more and more prominent year after year), pumpkin patches, leaf color changes, and maybe a pumpkin spiced latte or two.
As fun as it all sounds, fall has a lot more to offer. As a matter of fact, every season has a lot more to offer than you may imagine. What if I told you, that as cliche as it sounds, every season is a time to embrace a new transition?
It's not about just claiming new season new me! It's been proven that different seasons will affect our moods, mental health, and our well being in different ways. Our bodies react to receiving less sunlight, more pollen (for those of who suffer from allergies), seasonal foods, and so on and so forth.
Time may be moving so fast that our bodies may not be able to keep up and that's ok. What's important to note is how we face these changes and conquer the challenges at hand. Accepting the transition and working to make these changes work in your favor rather than allowing it to harm you. How can you learn to adjust to the changes ahead? What can you control and what can you not change but maneuver around?
Picking and Choosing
Our great-fulness season of beautiful fall colors and cooler temps is transcending to morning frost and celebratory lights. May we all dive a little deep into self-reflection to reignite our own inner light so that we can shine bright throughout the holidays and coming new year.
What store front and why?
Well, to really start at the beginning of this development we have to go back a few months. Earlier this year, 2019, a few of the Celebrate Life team members (myself included) held a meeting at a local school to help brainstorm an affordable and do-able program for a specific group of students on that campus. Many of the students in this group come from either low income, migrant families or identify as persons of color and most of them have never experienced -- or let alone heard of-- this thing called "kayaking."
A couple of weeks ago Brendon Bruchard offered a 7 Day transformational workshop on line and I passed it on to my staff with a challenge to share with each other what their responses would be - here are a few of the gems I pulled out.
#1 CLARITY - I often sit, listen to the voice between my breaths or dance to the rhythm of my ancestors as I start my day tapping into the creative process in making heART Circles. Brendon’s work is a little too structured for me, yes and, perhaps I needed a little more and often am thankful for the stirring he may provoke in me to go deeper.
Oceanna and I have a tag team going, where we get a chance to share and keep each other accountable - which brings me to creating my “positive tribe” of support who I can share my “self assessment” and the skill sets I need to develop as I identify who I want to be.
My three self describing words are Honorable - leading with integrity - heart centered guidance, Spiritual - seeing the higher good in everything with ceremony being a way of life, Creative - Always in wonder, acknowledging the beauty within and out with an urge to express my interpretation of the experience in a physical form such as my garden, heART circles, our marketing materials, program design, etc.
Aloha! Friends, welcome to Patrick's first video of our new series called: Pat's Adventures. This is an introductory video with an explanation behind Patrick's favorite morning meditative practice--Tsalagi. Please anticipate this series and expect to see different locations, different activities and lots of adventure. Take a peek at this first installation and let us know in the comment section below what your favorite mindful moment practices are, we'd love to know!
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