Our next meeting will be this Thursday, January 7 from 9:30-11 at Grace. Newcomers always welcome!
As 2016 begins to unfold – with all the promise that comes with starting fresh – many of us find ourselves cloaked in good intentions for the new year. We’ve resolved to change long held habits, to be kinder or skinnier or to find a job we love or to take that vacation we dream of. Maybe this year will be the year you learn that new skill or develop that talent just a bit further or take that vacation of a lifetime. Wait, I already said that. Or maybe this is the year that you dig deep and take some really big heart-opening risks – to find new love, start your own business or learn to let go of all the things that no longer serve you. Maybe you’ll publish that book that you’ve had written for years or take big steps toward figuring out how to make those ideas + dreams that have been knocking around somewhere inside you for decades a bit more real. Maybe.Too often these good intentions and our sincere resolve dissolve within weeks.
How can we prevent this? How can we save ourselves time and energy and disappointment (even shame) from year to year? How can we get out of our own way? When these hopes and dreams and wants we have for ourselves are nurtured from a place of deep purpose and heart they become far more unshakable – they become essential to how we grow into our lives from day to day. This purpose becomes a road map, a compass a stake in the ground that directs us, keeps us focused and helps us recover when we lose our way for a little bit. Honoring who you are – your purpose – is your “must” road. When you travel it, those dreams and intentions are more easily realized. Ready to try it?
Join us this week as we launch into the new year exploring what it means to find the*sweet spot* of purpose and fulfillment in our lives while often standing at the crossroads of should and must (to borrow a phrase from the book of the same title by Elle Luna!) and living in constant chaos competing for our time and attention.
REMINDER: BOOK CLUB
In 2016 Moms Morning Retreat Book Club will be exploring Brene Brown’s book “Rising Strong”. We will explore Wholehearted Living and what helps us when we stumble and fall.
Dates: This group will meet on Thursdays: Jan. 28th, Feb 25th,March 31st & April 28th
The fee for this group is $50 which includes childcare.
To register: Please complete and return this form. You can email the form to morningretreat(at)gmail.com or bring the form and payment with you to any of our meetings.
“Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.”