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Vanity doesn’t age

In a recent conversation with an elder I was able to reflect back from the spoken words I was hearing, “It seems that vanity hasn’t aged along with you.” “Yes,” was the reply., “vanity tells me that I am ugly.”

Later in the day I became curious about this experience and how and when this shifted for me. When did I stop giving power to vanities harsh words of criticism spoken in my head? It wasn’t that long ago. I wondered what changed? Spontaneously I connected to the sense of self-love inside. I realized at some point the depth of self-love surpassed the value I placed upon vanities words in my head. The scale had tipped in self-loves favour and the criticisms of vanity don’t carry the weight they once did. This is a celebration. At some point in the practical application of my practice there has been a shift in the dialogue in my head and body. My heart speaks the loudest and demonstrates that self directed sense of love.

In my conversation with the elder I hoped my intonation came from this heartfelt experience so it had a soft landing. My intention – not to increase their own moral judgements.

What is your vanity telling you? Has your vanity criticism shown any acceptance of your aging?

The only way to change is action

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by Renee Lindstrom

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Nov 4 ’18 News: Learn to make no-cost cream cheese & whey for the holidays

Learn how to make cream cheese, whey & fermented foods, and about 5 Ways to enhance your focus of attention, improve somatic movement & communication skills

movement, communication, diet, environment, intentions into goals 

1  Take a class  @ Monterey Center:

Somatic Movement Series
  • ​Balance and A Fear of Falling – starts Mon, Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm

Read more or still time to register @ 250-370-7300
  • Awareness through Movement – starts Mon, Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm

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Nonviolent Communication
  • Removing Obstacles to Love – starts Fri, Nov 9th @ 1 pm

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2.  Personal Function Integration

Book a personalized Feldenkrais Somatic Movement session

3.  Take individual or plan group Coaching/Mentoring

  • Turn Intentions into goals following pattern that increases self-esteem and confidence replacing self judgements.
  • Begin Planning now for 2019 using a model of integration where your vision can become reality.
  • Celebrate your commitment to yourself with monthly organized labyrinth walks to reflect and check in.
Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat

4.  Improve outcomes with Home & Work Audits

Explore how your environment is contributing to any blocks you are experiencing in your ability to transform your personal goals.  Create a supportive environment to help you integrate your dreams.
Book a personalized Coaching session

5.  Educational:  Healthy emotional eating!

Did you know that food can create a shift in your emotions?

Check out these 7 clip-art pictures of certain emotions & feelings that can be shifted with food!  Yes with food.  Food can increase our levels of tolerance by creating a healthier gut and communicating with the body via biological systems, such as the endocrine glands and nervous system – read more  or pick out group that represents you dominate emotions and go to link of healthy emotional foods for that group.

Healthy gut, flexible brain


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Making no-cost cream cheese & whey (whole protein)

 Making yogurt with two ingredients led to making home-made cream cheese.  What is so wonderful about this is that I am left with 2 cups of   whey.

Whey is a whole protein that has 9 essential amino acids and is low in lactose content.  Starting with home-made yogurt means no additives.  Simple ingredients with no preservatives or sugars.  Clean food!

   Make your own yogurt, cream cheese and whey for the holidays!
Start with simple yogurt recipe
or with simple cream cheese recipe
use whey in:
Bone Broth
Fermented Food Recipes
Soups, Stews, Shakes

fermented Foods are fun & healthy living foods for the holidays:

Here is a link to pdf download or to view some great recipes to increase gut health with the bonus of increasing brain health:
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InTouch Talking Circles, Speaking Peace Programs & Coaching include learning the leadership skill of holding space in acceptance of our ego, without judgement, to better go beyond it!

The grounding and experience of presence explored in sacred circle is included in the guidance and exploration process of  our programs

Inner awareness
In 2001 Renee began a sacred circle that consisted of practitioners of different spiritual backgrounds.  Our groups purpose was to deepen our  personal experiences of Doctor Marshall Rosenberg’s speaking peace model.  Those of us in the group all had a long history of personal practice in our own traditions and recognized the sacred connection that was missing in the speaking peace programs, except in personal experiences with Marshall himself.  Therefore we attempted to create, not a practice group,  but a sacred circle.  We called in our various deities for support and to hold the space to help us  go deep into our personal vulnerabilities and speak our own truths,  even when it came to each others ego’s within the group.  It was knowing each other from inside ourselves almost somatically versus what and who we were.

Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication Relationship & Life Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

InTouch Talk in your community

14InTouch Talk programs are designed to speak abundance, integrate universal values and develop emphatic listening.

InTouch Talk has been shared in the following ways:

1.  Introductory and Integration Follow up in the workplace:

  • With counselors in talking circle setting
  • With employees to create harmony and respect for business owner
  • In business offices to align mission statements with ethical behavior
  • Early childhood educators for teaching

2.  Ongoing workshops in the community since 2007

3.  Ongoing workshops in Public Schools since 2007

4.  In talking circles since 2004

5.  Coaching since 2004

Intouch Talk has helped to improve relationships in the areas of:
  • Pre Marriage Coaching
  • Building Better Marriages
  • Deconstructing Marriages
  • Partnerships
  • Business Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation
  • Parenting
  • Teaching
  • Educational Institutions
  • Organizations
  • Bullying/Anti bullying
  • Government
  • Policy Making
  • and more……

Connect to inquire or book your Introductory Workshop, In-House Integration Series or Coaching

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New Coaching Offer:

OCT 20 – NOV 20 ’14

Relationship Coaching for couples or personal empathy coaching & support– 25% off New Client Visits for first 25 new claims!

In person or through chat (facebook, google or skype)
  • Option valid for visits during Oct 20 to Nov 20 only
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9 common reasons not to invest in yourself

Take time to read some of the outcomes of others who have had these same excuses underneath.

1. I’m not interested.

Are you, your partner and peers empowered by your connection and satisfied with your relationships? Are your interactions successfully executed and in the energy of gratification?

2. Everything is going fine, thanks.

Are you settled into a groove of accepting what life throws at you and not interested in connecting to how to enrich your life and bring aliveness to yours and others experiences?

3. I’m too busy now.

Are you too overwhelmed and coping just to get by?

4. I’ve heard this before, how do I know you can perform?

This is about how you perform and finding new ways for increasing your success rate!

5. Who are you and what do you do?

I am an objective third-party that can translate the behaviors that are keeping you, your partner, peers and family from hearing each other and find mutual agreements for moving forward towards success!

6. What can you possibly teach me?

Your blind spots that are your weaknesses.

7. I’ve worked with a consultant before and it didn’t work.

That is no reason to give up and not find a person more suited to your unique needs.

8. I can’t afford your services

If this is the case, you can not afford not to have someone to support your increased success rate with employee and client relationships.

9. That all sounds great, but I have no money

Best time to invest in yourself. You are your own resource!

Some case studies:

These cases  focus upon doubt that they can’t afford coaching or are resistant to change:

1.  Husband is diagnosed with critical condition and wife is not able to cope with the fear of loosing him.  Why?  She believes she has not had any responsibility in their marriage and fears she cannot take care of herself.  Rather than enjoying the remaining time together and increase his healing potential, the focus is on her as she collapses.  Even to the point that she cannot drive and he is responsible for getting her to her appointments and his own.  He visibly should not be behind the wheel.  He passes away after a year of disruption, confusion, anxiety without any recognition and lack of loving connection.  She discovers that her live continues.

2.  Husband is unable to share feeling about children and time they take from his relationship with his wife.  He goes into resentment with his partner and dislikes his children and eventually he looses his business and family in despair.  Children grow up believing father does not love them and they are lacking in some way.

How could they not afford coaching – the cost was higher than they expected!

A few cases receiving somatic coaching with Renee Lindstrom:

3.  Wife and husband are married for over 20 years and are unable to resolve their differences in a way that each partner feels mutually heard and that they matter.  They have a business together that they both work in.  Coaching began after one partner has left the marriage home and one partner became suicidal.  With coaching both partners are able to move forward separately while supporting one another through the transition and reaching a mutual settlement that included value for each of them.

2.  A client’s health history created a search for solutions from many sources that didn’t show any signs of supporting an increase in mobility and wellness.  After only a few sessions this person experienced increased mobility that translated into a renewed joy in living.  A bleak future of deterioration became one of optimism.

3.  Clients that when young business people did not seek support to change their ability to be in relationships.  As elders now they experience life without a community.  They didn’t have families and didn’t take time to develop their social network.  As their abilities decrease and they can no longer distract themselves with the usual activities,  they find themselves in a state of despair.  They are  faced with the pain they ran away from as children and alone.  They long to be taken care of and supported in their increasingly ill-health.  There is no one who is that interested in them.  Their doctors get tired of seeing them for every little ailment real and imaginary and begin searching frantically to find support.   Sessions consist of reducing their anxiety levels so that they can relax and reduce their stress.  At a time of enjoying their later years they are dealing with depression and longing to die.  Honest conversation, accountability discussions and empathy coaching turns hopelessness into hopefulness.

“Living your confidence balanced with empathy” in relationships and redefining ego

It takes courage to be heart-centered, confident and self-assured.  It also takes courage to live from this point of independence.

Experiencing any beauty in your relationships begins with your behavioral  patterns and how much inner-confidence and independence you feel balanced together with your ability for being self-assuring.

You may seek change by changing the way you look through diet, clothes, fitness  and re-designing your surroundings.  Do these last when you are affected by your relationships!  What is the first thing you reach for when you have a disagreement or are bored?  

What would your personal goal success rate be by starting with inner change support, so what you show on the outside is coming from the inside?

Inside Awareness Methods focus upon seven steps for personal success.  They are integrated into Renee’s coaching and teaching experiences.  Whether you are looking for transformation in your relationships or increasing your  movement abilities,  following these simple steps change how you experience yourself.


  1. Commitment
  2. Intention
  3. Grounding
  4. Practice
  5. Integration
  6. Learning
  7. Conscious Habitual Patterns
If your “search” for change has deepened into a “longing” for change it is time to take grounded and supportive action to make it happen.  Find out more about each one of the these steps by joining Renee at one of her events or by making a direct inquiry.  Email her at renee(at)insideawareness(dot)com or call her at (two, five, zero) three-six-one-seven-five-zero-eight.