Last week I attended a parenting workshop at my son’s elementary school on peace-based education. The seminar offered kids and parents models for conflict resolution and ideas on how to more mindfully navigate our relationships.
The entire time I sat listening to our two amazing, seasoned teachers share the importance of listening from the heart (rather than from the head), taking time to really “see” and hear one another and being present so you can respond rather than react in the moment—I kept thinking of the reminder that I often hear from my son and husband as we move through our always too busy week: “Slower is better.”
Does the thought of slowing down make your heart race as you look at the mountains of obligations, daily tasks, household chores and work duties before you? Think slow is for slackers? I used to, too. READ MORE
Invitation: In Texas and want to learn more about the power of slow while connecting with others in a beautiful, relaxed environment? Join us this Wednesday (3/20 from 6-9 p.m. in Austin, TX), the first day of spring, for a mini-retreat: Nurturing Your Soul: An Evening of Self-Renewal. If you can’t make it to this magical event (which also celebrates the launch of my new book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family), check our calendar for other upcoming spring workshops and retreats across the U.S.
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Need support for your personal/professional life? Check out our upcoming spring events and training:
MARCH 1-31 RTA-Certified Facilitator Training ~ Join an international community and facilitate self-renewal groups/retreats for women in your community based on the award-winning The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal. Learn more.
MARCH 1-31 ~ Renée’s newest life balance title Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (New World Library) releases internationally and is available in U.S. bookstores and via online retailers NOW! Learn more and order today! Interested in scheduling Renée for a book signing or workshop? Email us.
MARCH 20 ~ Nurturing Your Soul: An Evening of Self-Renewal for parents 6-9 p.m. Mercury Hall, Austin, TX. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of rejuvenation, storytelling, creativity, live music, food/wine as we celebrate the launch of Renée’s book. To benefit the Austin chapter of www.childrenandnature.org. REGISTER HERE TODAY (LIMITED SEATING!).
APRIL 19-21 ~ A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat, Esalen, Big Sur, CA. Nurture and nourish yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually. Tap the Transformative Power of self-care to nourish your body, heart and soul. Learn to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life, slow down and access your Wise Self. Step into a New Way of Being. On the ocean at beautiful Esalen. Ideal for women in career/life transition. Details here.
JUNE 21-23 ~ A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The Berkshires, MA. Tap into the transformative power of self-care to nourish your body, heart and soul. Learn to integrate self-renewal strategies into your daily life, slow down and access your Wise Self and step into a New Way of Being. In the mountains at beautiful Kripalu. Ideal for women in career/life transition.
New Way of Being™ Online Work-Life Balance Course ~ Are you done with overwork, overwhelm and ready to discard your old habitual ways of working and being? Would you like to de-clutter, simplify, learn to leverage the power of self-care and step into a more spacious, free work/life flow? Renée will support, guide and coach you into a new way of being. REGISTER HERE.
Private Customized Retreats ~ Renée is masterful at creating/facilitating empowering half, full day or weekend workshops or retreats for companies, organizations and groups. You can learn more about her speaking/workshop topics here and private retreats here. Email Brenda Zook Friesen, events manager at email@example.com or call 512-459-6700.
Let us know how we can support you this spring and make sure and check out our beautiful new website
to learn about all of our life balance tools, programs and resources.
Renée and the RTA Team
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