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Cultivating Hope, Peace & Joy For Your Holidays

I have always loved the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The news showed them getting the tree in place and placing the star at the top. They talked about it as being a star that is filled with hope during this time of year. Besides living with hope there are at least two essential components of living life to the fullest; they are cultivating peace and joy. To foster this we must know that we can be flexible in what we do, what we say, and what we think; in other words, we hold the right to be able to change our minds and do things differently at a moment’s notice.

The second is that this knowledge is the foundation of the philosophy that every day presents us the opportunity to start over. I know this is not new to you, but we can get so set in our routines and rituals of how things need to be, that we forget that we have the ability to adapt and change. We cause ourselves much dis-ease when we are unwilling to bend.

2020 has already presented us with challenge after challenge and now the cold weather and the holidays are approaching, we are facing new obstacles. As hard as this has been, we have also learned how to pare down our activities to those that are most essential and have learned how to stay connected with friends and family. However, because the Holidays are so rich with tradition and family gatherings many of us are wondering how we can remake the holiday to still feel joyful when nothing feels the same.

This year is certainly different, but I think that if we can first spend some time reflecting and tending to our spirit, everything else will fall into place. Here are a few ideas to consider in making this holiday time filled with hope, peace, and joy.

We can rethink our holiday rituals to see if they still bring us comfort and joy or if they produce extra work that leads to exhaustion. Perhaps there is an easier way, or we can make it simpler, but just as meaningful.

  • Celebrate the Winter Solstice
  • At the end of the day create a ritual of asking yourself where you experienced hope, peace, or joy that day. The days are busy and filled with responsibilities and challenges and we often forget about the good. This will train your mind to begin to look for and relish the good when it happens.
  • Make a daily intention to invite joy into your life
  • Give yourself time to play and to do the things that make you happy.
  • Express gratitude regularly for the goodness that is in your life, including those who love and support you.
  • Choose to look at life with a sense of awe and the wonder of a child.
  • Connect regularly to the Spirit inside you that guides and informs your path.
  • Send blessings to anything that is causing you discomfort and refuse to carry any anger by taking steps to resolve it.
  • Show kindness to someone every day from until the new year.
  • Offer positive comments to yourself.
  • Take time to enjoy the quiet.
  • Expect the miraculous to happen.

Finding and fostering hope, peace, and joy within ourselves is one of the most important things we can do to live fully. When we honor this sacred process, it spills out to all we meet and this is the spirit of the holiday, whether we get to spend it with our families or not. Wishing you all the miracles of the season!

 

 

 

 

You are Strong, Courageous and Wise

Eleanor Roosevelt made this bold statement years ago and it could not be truer than it is today. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” I do not have to tell you that we are living in an uncertain time and we are all experiencing the stress of the pandemic.  At every turn, there is something new we must learn to navigate.

Have you ever wished that everything in life were just smooth and easy? How silly that question is. Of course you have, and so have I! What is your response when you hit a rough spot? Perhaps it is our current life circumstance or a relationship that you are struggling with. When things in life get difficult, many people become fearful, believing all their worst fears will become a reality, which is not helpful. All this fear leads to confusion, which makes it difficult to discern between what is true and what is not. It alters our perspective, and as a result we say and do things that are out of alignment with our deepest intentions. It takes us away from our best self. I’m just wondering, are any of you feeling like this?

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Master Class: Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Action

Can you imagine trying to live life to the fullest when your inner critic is telling you all the reasons why you cannot? That is how negative thinking works, by finding just cause for why you cannot do or get what you want.

Think of negative thoughts like this: there is a constant committee in your head that is always hard at work criticizing you. You are being asked if you are good enough or capable enough to do what it takes to get what you want.

Our experiences and life events have taught all of us who we are. From early on in our life our mind works hard to make meaning of all our experiences through our thoughts and beliefs, which then influences what we think about ourselves and others. Those thoughts and beliefs inform our actions, so in essence, we are living out how we feel about ourselves. That is why we need to meet our negative thoughts face to face, look them squarely in the eye and decide to transform them into something positive so we can live in a way that is aligned with our desires.

Questioning this committee in your head takes a little time and practice, but the more you do it the easier it becomes. The first step is to always become aware when your thoughts are negative. All too often negative thinking becomes the default thinking, recognize this as old thinking, and ask yourself how you can make a change in the thought. Once you recognize this is not helping you, then you can make choices on how to move forward with a more positive mind-set.

Join me for this Master Class to learn how to manage your negative thinking!

Turning Negative Thinking Into Positive Action

Thursday Oct. 22nd, 2020

6:30 – 7:30 PM (Zoom Class)

$25.00

Can you imagine trying to live life to the fullest when your inner critic is telling you all the reasons why you cannot? That is how negative thinking works, by finding just cause for why you cannot do or get what you want.

How would you feel if you could change your negative thinking?

Would you like to be more hopeful and positive?

Are you looking for easier ways to live your life?

Are you seeking more harmony in your life?

In this class you will:

  • Learn to recognize negative thinking as your default thinking.
  • Learn how to challenge your thinking?
  • Explore tools that will help you move into a positive mind-set.

How to Register:

Send an email to: Reply to this email or send an email to: sthibault12@msn.com with your name and how many you are registering for. I will then send you an electronic invoice to pay online. Once I receive your online payment, I will send you the link to the class.