"I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right
in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude."
- Brene Brown-
It was the winter of 2010.
I was exhausted, bone tired and frazzled to the max.
After working full time as a social worker and living and parenting through a series of major surgeries and hospitalizations with my daughter, I was really depleted. Beyond exhausted. So totally done.
Overwhelmed and irritable was how I was showing up in life. And I kept drawing that vibe back into my daily experience. I remember being pissed off a lot of the time.
I remember almost constant pain in my upper back. I was frustrated with my kids, cranky with my spouse and living in lack. I had lost much of myself - my essence and spark - through years of intensely difficult situations. I was deep in grieving and I had forgotten how to have fun, how to laugh, how to be light.
There was a point where I came to the realization that I could stay on my current course of frustration, anger and resentment, or I could choose a new path.
I believe that when we are intentional and aware about our words and actions, we create giant ripples of love and gratitude. When we share our experiences with others, we shine our light.
My shift into a heart full of gratitude started with the most tiny adorable notebook. A notebook that still lives in my purse. A notebook that holds the memories of who I was five years ago, and who I am today. A notebook that is now filled with truth, love and pure gratitude.
The first page of the my gratitude notebook reads:
To document and make space for gratitude.
I am grateful for:
My strong emerging voice
I made a list and I wrote down what I was grateful for.
And that was the very beginning of my shift into gratitude.
Today my gratitude practices have evolved and they are always changing.
My practice continues to deepen and emerge as I do.
“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene
in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.
Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit
and willing to show it.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes-
I know that it’s time to share what I have learned about living with a heart full of gratitude with you. And to honor and witness what you have experienced and hear how you are able to land in the beautiful space of gratitude.
A Heart Full of Gratitude:
October 27th – Nov 5th
A ten-day online course grounded in simple practices, noticing gifts and honoring action
For ten days we will:
Rise into awareness about living with hearts full of gratitude
Connect in our private FaceBook group to discuss strategies & challenges around living in gratitude
Laugh, love, and emerge together around simple gratitude practices
Delve into actions, shifts, and intentions
This course is for:
Women who crave more love, more joy & more bliss in their lives
Women who desire simple, accessible strategies for living with gratitude
Women who want a shift in perspective
What you will need:
Just a bit of time
An email address to receive prompts every other day
A journal or something to write in
An open heart and mind
If you are unable to afford the $27, but know you belong in this course, send me an email to discuss other options