What examples do you have of how the past influences the present & future?

In my coaching and mentoring with clients and students I hold the understanding of how the past influences the present and future. This is whether it is an environmental consultation Feldenkrais® Functional Integration session/lesson or Nonviolent Communication Session/Lesson. In this photo these Hen’s ‘n Chicks are from a few left at the side of the road off Beach Drive in 2000. They have become a part of the family and moved with us on 4 occasions. Imagine the connection to these garden plants that has grown into a strong bond. When it comes time to space and thin them out there is no way they go into the compost. New ways of sharing them has become a creative adventure that is satisfying. They respond by growing! Each time I observe them I have a connection through our 20 year relationship and knowledge of how they came into our garden knowing exactly where they came from. The relationship has evolved over these 20 years increasing the depth of heart connection and familiarity. The future was influenced by their connection to expanded spontaneous creativity. They have supported creative projects that where unthinkable 20 years ago. With their abundant availability the lack of my creativity turned into hesitant action that has transformed into spontaneous action. Outcome – quieter mind, deeper connection to being grounded and open to the present. What examples do you have of how the past has influenced your present and future?

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Heeding my own advise this morning on first wakening

I shared one way  to harness ones inner aliveness that starts with opening ones eyes in the morning    The very next day my kit cat  demanded I take care of her needs at 5:45 a.m.  I found myself with a choice to heed my own advise knowing the consequences if I did or not.

My advise for the morning;

 Upon first consciousnesses tap into this inclination and simply get up.

Ignore the voices that tell you to hit the snooze button for five, ten or even fifteen more minutes.  The difference is tangible.  When you open your eyes and follow your inner inclination to rise up, you are tapping into an organic inner inspiration that gives you motivation.  This motivation is absent when you follow the inner voice that talks you into going back to sleep some-more before getting up.  One experience is rising up and the other is dragging yourself out of bed.  Either one lasts all day.

This is my advise to anyone who is overwhelmed with an experience of feeling drained, lethargic and depressed.  Tap into the bodies inner clock by getting up with no hesitation as soon as the brain becomes conscious and eyes open.

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3 part Sleep Sweet Sleep Integration Program

  •  1st – Mindfulness
  •  2nd – Physical Functions
  •  3rd – Environmental Stimulus

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Imagine eating something that contributes to your whole well-being; physical, mental, emotionally and spiritually

I recently posted a picture of sourdough bread on Instagram with a mention that I hadn’t purchased bread in a year.  It got a few heart likes and some reply’s.

What I didn’t have space to write is the difference in me reaching for my bread and noticing my room mates plastic bags of bread.   Now I can differentiate between my experience of my baked bread and purchased plastic bags of bread from the grocer.  I have a connection to the bread that wasn’t there before that is tangible. An illusive experience of connection has become obvious through integration of growing a sourdough starter and feeding it for over a year while learning to create loaves of bread with it.

For me, this is an act of illusive activism as well.  No more plastic bags, twist ties or plastic tabs to hold the bag together!  It’s a win, win.  Healthier connection to food resources, healing myself and the planet.

Why healing?  Imagine eating something that you connects you to your own creativity and contributes to your whole well-being; physical, mental, emotional and spiritually.  Each mouth full is a feel good moment.  It deepens inner support and confident and strength.  Especially for those of us that didn’t have the tools modeled for them to tap into their inner strength.

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Goal setting New Moon to New Moon for April/May, 2020

Each new moon is an opportunity for a start fresh and new beginning.  It’s a nightly reflection that models a pattern that we all can observe as it transforms crossing  the night sky.   Generations have used the moon calendar for guidance and have associated its changing reflections with different qualities.  Qualities that we can now harness to break free of the old stories that may be holding us prisoner to the past.  Following the 8 phases of the moon to do a personal check in can retrain our mind to respond with more flexibility and assertiveness.  Making choices and taking actions will be inspired  resulting in increased inner motivation.

What qualities would you like to be experiencing as May’s moon travels through to the next new moon?  Any of these?

Now imagine the needs you will celebrate as this moon transitions into a new one for it’s next journey around the planet?    Any of these:

Today, May 1st, is the start of the 4th Phase of Moon Goal Setting.  There is still time to go inward and connect to your goals.  The moon is not full until May 6th giving you a number of days to consider this.  Get the workbook below to make it easier to connect to make the illusive obvious.

May/June New Moon to New Moon Goal Phase Calendar Workbook

Inspired 8 Phase Goal Setting Calendar Workbook

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A practical way to cultivate balance for a happier & possibly more beautiful life

Creating life balance consciously put’s you in the drivers seat.   Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, broke down the conditions that creates a lack of power in ones world.  One of these conditions is giving authority over to some unseen source.  Giving one’s power away disconnects one from their inner support and experiencing joy and happiness in life itself.

This workbook is the start to harnessing your focus and aiming it at the parts that make up your life.  In this model there are nine life areas to bring focus to equally for  balance and harmony.  This exercise replaces the stories one tells themselves with checking in to explore intention for creating choices.

Remaining in the stories increases their hold that nurtures hopelessness and futility.  Stopping to define the life you want to create brings hope and anticipation.

This practical life exercise can be applied to personal transformation and adapted into family life, and businesses.  Imagine how this template focus can  cultivate a deeper connection and experience to the things that really matter.  The things that bring success, joy and harmony.  For example:

A mom pausing to center and consciously define her current focus while considering if it is meeting her needs.  What areas can shift her attention to balance out the life energy that may be dominated by one or two areas?

Awareness is the doorway to personal transformation.

Her second step is to consider her families experience separately from the first step.  The first step is focused upon personal transformation.   Yes your are reading this correctly.  Her personal needs are separate from her whole family needs.  If she is not taking care of herself, her family will not thrive.  Interdependence is an important role model for children.  This doesn’t translate into  selfishness, rather it decreases it.  As she  lays this template over the current family experience the  areas not receiving equal attention can be tweaked from her growing awareness  of  differences between what is currently happening and her inner definition of family and home life.

Another example is in the work place.  This is a model that could bring employees and employers into alignment with the values of the company.  To begin it would be an individual exercise of reflecting on ones own needs for each area and then once again to reflect on how they are contributing to the companies nine life areas.   Some sample questions equally important for the employer and employee are:

Employees

Are they contributing to their own needs for fame at the expense of co-workers and the business themselves?

Are they meeting their needs for financial wages only while not interested in this job as a career?  If so, how is this contributing to the moral and shared values of the company?

Business Owner

Is the employer interested in a healthy work space that influences the mental, emotional and physical health of the employees? This question would require a reflection of ALL nine life areas as each one pertains to overall functional health of a business.

Healthy employees, healthy business.

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Create Life Focus with Nine Squares

Creative exercise to break down life areas to cultivate a way forward with awareness and focus. Improve decision making skills and integrate a inner check in systems for making the best action choices.

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This program integrates well and deepens the learning experiences in these  learning modules:

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Harnessing the Power of the Moon for turning illusive intentions into obvious goals

When it comes to the moon almanac two phases of action are reflected by the growing and diminishing moon. These are cycles that bookend the New and Full Moons called waning and waxing cycles.

New Moon event meaning:
The new moon is the beginning of the lunar cycle when the moon is in line with the sun and the earth. The moon is not visible during this alignment leaving us with a black sky.  This moon event represents a new beginning and rejuvenation.

Traditionally this time is known as the best time for making changes for personal growth including beauty, health, skills and for adding new relationships or finding new employment.

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Waxing Moon Cycle meaning:

The waxing moon is the time between the new moon and the full moon. Every night after the new moon it gets a little larger.  This is a time for action to meet ones needs for creativity and aspirations.  Taking actions can increase ones courage and motivation.

Full Moon event meaning:  

The Moon is at its most powerful at this time.  Even though the full moon only truly occurs for one night out of the entire lunar cycle you can harness the energy of the full moon for about 2 days before or after the night the moon is truly full.

Traditionally the full moon has been a time for making concrete decisions and taking action.  It reflects completion and makes a statement, “it is done.”  It is also a time of passion, romance, love and fertility.

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Waning Moon cycle meaning:

This is when the moon begins to get smaller in the sky.  This reflects a time to reduce clutter and remove old habits like smoking, overeating, other addictions and bad relationships. 

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Inside Awareness’s Inspired Moon phase goal setting program
Inspired Goal Setting follows the Moon’s path as a reference to create harmony and ease with references on how to apply to one’s calendar of monthly and daily goals.  It supports making one’s goals more doable and more achievable!

This program considers importance of  waning and waxing moon cycles!  

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May/June New Moon to New Moon Goal Phase Calendar Workbook

Inspired 8 Phase Goal Setting Calendar Workbook

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What is being said about Inspired Goal Setting Workbooks:

Thank you for this gift, Renee
I can imagine ways to use it to help me stay focused on my healing.  There are so many parts to it (exercise, foods and supplements, braces, and other supports, mental attitude, etc) that I find it hard to remember it all every day.  I think your method will really help. Judy

I’ve REALLY enjoyed working with this tool so far!  I am using it to set “goals” for my own self. B

I have enjoyed the small piece of sharp focus.  B


The Next Steps to making and keeping your goals are:

  1. Commit to Daily Personal Actions
  2. Mentored Coaching

This program integrates well and deepens the learning experiences in these  learning modules:

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Foods that encourage ‘less is more,’ naturally

Have you experienced how foods appear to influence moods and temperament?

or heard about the gut/brain connection?

The digestion of foods creates an environment in ones guts that creates healthy  or unhealthy bacteria and this bacteria, healthy or unhealthy,  influences physical and mental symptoms.  A gut with healthy bacteria creates body, mental and emotional balance while one with unhealthy bacteria weakens immune responses and metabolic rate.

A healthy eating plan is important to create a healthy gut of thriving  bacteria.  Some of the best ways to do this it through fresh, cultured and fermented foods.

Calling it an eating plan acts more like a guide to explore food to increase  curiosity versus adding to the rules of right and wrong that have been cultivated through our cultural programming.

Many have lost the natural inner connection to intuitively knowing what foods to prepare with what is available in our kitchens on any given day.  Food box programs are thriving as they provide the convenience of daily food following a menu they provide you.  All one has to do is cook as per instructions.  Services that drive meals to homes from restaurants are thriving as focus moves away from food and meal prep.    In an earlier post Hitting the food re-set button this author shares the benefits of getting back into connection with food and preparation naturally.  It doesn’t have to be a competition with self or others but rather an investigation of the senses.  This can increase experiences of inner joy, appreciation of self and food, groundedness and self-confidence.  A natural occurring emotional experience is a reduction of fear, anxiety and anger.  As mentioned above the guts bacteria creates the direction of responses whether peaceful or conflicted.

Three ways this author has experienced a reconnect with food are listed below.

  1.  Exploring fresh sources of food, including wild edibles and plants.  Follow this ongoing and rewarding back yard journey on her blog – Living in Natures Love
  2. Following a guided plan that explores food from a core relationship with nature with a focus on somatic food education:
  3. Introduction of fermented and cultured foods with a focus on somatic food education.

Get started on one of these two guided eating plans that aligns with body and nature connections.

Book coaching with someone who has finally found a successful way of integrating an eating plan that becomes a healthy and full filling food life-style.  Food can become the source of weight loss and increased happiness.

  • Don’t stay on the mental gym of rules, right and wrong which creates inner-conflict.
  • Don’t stay on a diet that tells you what to eat so that when you stop following it your lost and regain all the weight.

How to get started

Step #1:  Choose Guided Daily Eating Plan

Step #2 – Get started on 3 Part Food Lifestyle Coaching  

Part #1:  Intro to Guide

  1. Intro to intentional food focusing & mindfulness
    • Explore food & function

Part #2:  Food & Lifestyle Coaching

  • Empathy Coaching
    • Weekly check in for integration & support
      • Explore mental stories creating  emotional blocks

Part #3:  Accountability Coaching

  • Accountability check in for stimulating self-confidence & inner connection
    • Choice of daily or weekly

Sign up  & commit to a healthy eating lifestyle  integration programs that triggers your inner switch to ‘less in more.’

Programs are practical and doable techniques of integration and experience of somatic education and functional integration as presented through the practice of the  Feldenkrais Method, Nonviolent Communication, Subtle Energy & Urban Feng Shui, and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation.

30 Day Awareness through Eating Plan & Workbook

Your choice of Eating for the Chakras or Eating with the Stars Food Planning & Workbook

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  • One month Awareness through Eating Somatic Food Coaching

    Eating plan and workbook Intro to intentional food focusing & mindfulness, Empathy Coaching, Weekly check in Accountability check in

    C$200.00


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    • Investigate how surroundings can create success at home or office
    • Investigate movement awareness with a focus on function that can free up unconscious limitations

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How to get started

Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

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