Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
If you have been struggling with your weight or your body image and you are ready to be "done" I highly recommend you check out the Handel Group personal coaching. They do individual and group coaching and there is a group starting on August 4th. It is not a diet, it is about you really transforming what you think, how you think and how you live in relationship to your body. It is a great investment. Check them out and if you are interested, they offer a discount to anyone who gets the invitation from me. You are officially invited to check them out!
A Life You Love in a Body You Love
In this coaching series, we will explore how your thoughts influence your actions with regard to having a great body. You will learn how to articulate your "dream body," stop excuses from sabotaging you, and develop a renewed self-trust based on personal integrity. And, you will lose weight! It’s not a fad diet or an extreme approach; it is about learning to regain the power of your convictions and your personal integrity, which will give you the ability to do what you wish to do. This is directly correlated to being proud of yourself and being connected to your own power.
In this Group Coaching Program you will:
Expose and explore the misconceptions about food, health and dieting that have been informing your actions/choices until now
Resolve past issues that still have an effect on your ability to attain and/or maintain your ideal weight
Learn how to lose weight and keep it off from a whole new paradigm
Make a plan and learn to stick to it with ease and clarity
This is the right program for someone who:
Is interested in having a healthy, beautiful body
May have tried other methods of losing weight that haven’t worked or lasted
Wants to gain a healthy, realistic perception of body and self
Is ready to do the real work of finding out why the dissatisfaction sticks around
If you are ready to live in a body you love, come design it from the inside out!
Starting August 4th
Conference call kick-off: 3 hours on Tuesday, August 4th, 6:00-9:00pm EST
Weekly conference calls for 12 weeks on Tuesdays 6-7pm EST
Tuition: $300/month for 4 months
($200 off for Sati-lifers)
Led By HG Coach, Christine Cunningham
For more information or to register please call (800) 617-7040
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 20, 2009
Kellen and I decided keep our plans to go to fire island for the weekend. Our intention was to take the weekend and allow it to be exactly what we needed it to be. If we needed to cry, sleep, dance, eat, sunbath, be alone or be with friends we would. It turned out to be magical weekend where everything seemed to be working in our favor even when at first it didn't look that way.
We had the opportunity to visit with our friends Chris and Victor. They are a couple who have been where we are. Victor shared with me some powerful words from August Gold who speaks at the Sacred Center in New York. He told me the questions he learned to ask himself was, “why is this happening for me?”
Kellen and I later that day as we walked we asked each other, “why do you think this is happening for us?” We came up with many good reasons but ultimately we settled on knowing that we don’t know everything and that we simply choose to trust that whatever happens is always in our best interest.
Later in the afternoon I remembered a quote I heard from one of Wayne Dyer’s lectures. He was quoting one of his teachers and he said that his teacher, after being asked if he every get angry or upset he said “no because nothing ever goes wrong in my world”
I realized that the first few emails I sent out on Friday to my close friends and family said in the subject line, “bad news”. Later in the day I changed it to “sad news”. We both agree that we will not label this situation “bad or wrong” we will just look at it as a result. We have a goal, we haven’t achieved the desired result yet so we will simply continue with the faith that it is on it’s way. My friend Jo sent me a quote from Churchill that said, "success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. We have not lost our enthusiasm!
Saturday night we went to a beautiful party and we came across a friend of ours we hadn’t seen in over 6 months. He asked sincerely, “what has been going on in your life, fill me in”. I hesitated for a moment to bring up our news since we were at a party and I wasn’t sure if I was going to cry more or not but there was nothing I could talk about that would answer that question other than my most recent news. I told him we had been trying to get pregnant for the past two years and finally two months ago I conceived and yesterday we had to terminate. I went into a few more details than that but my final words were the ones that hit me with the biggest gift. I said, “These past two months were the happiest two months of my entire life. I got pregnant, I felt beautiful, happy, alive, thrilled, loved, loving, nervous, excited and in awe.” When those words came out of my mouth I got what a gift these past two months have been and I did not have to see it as a loss at all but a celebration. I did get pregnant and if it can happen once it can happen again.
Now our goal is to have the best summer ever! We are simply going to celebrate the life we have today. We will make plans to begin when my body feels ready and we feel the time is right. I have learned that things are not happening on my time but there really is the perfect time. We are going with the flow and we are sure we will know what to do next and when to do it.
Thank you again. Your love and support was deeply moving and an unforgettable reminder of the healing power of a loving community.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Yesterday Kellen and I received some very sad news. We went in for our 8 week sonogram and there was no heartbeat. We were absolutely shocked because everything was moving along perfectly. As you can imagine we are both terribly sad.
One thing we know is we do not always choose our circumstances but we can choose how we see them and this is a test of our ability to do just that.
The most challenging thing any of us face when we put our hearts on the line and go for our dreams is handling the disappointments and failures along the way. We can handle this, especially with so much love from our family, friends and lovely community.
We took the chance to live out loud and share all the steps along the way so that those of you on your own challenging journey will find comfort in knowing you are not alone.
Right now the sadness is strong but knowing soon we can try again gives us relief.
I hope if you are facing any disappointment or sadness in your life right now that you know you can and will get through it. Just feel it and then let it go and think of it as growing pains. With each disappointment our wings to fly grow larger and stronger.
Thank you for all of your love and support.
Patricia and Kellen