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“Resolutions imply resolving conflict!” Did you start your year focusing on your inner conflicts?

The Beauty Path WayDid you begin your new year drawing attention to your inner conflict and what you hate about yourself?  If you did, what do you think your chances of success are when your focus is on what’s wrong with you versus what’s right with you?  

Ever consider that you can put your failed resolutions down to the validation that you give yourself when you keep reconfirming in your mind what’s wrong with you.  Is your inner-voice telling you that you are a looser?

If you began to shift your focus slightly perhaps you will shift hopelessness into hope and inspiration.  Beginning with:

  • Asking yourself, “What is my motivation?”  
  • and “Do I want  to build my confidence or self-sabotage?”

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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy 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


Planned your New Years Eve Resolutions yet?

HD-Happy-New-Year-2015-HQ-Wallpaper-150x150New Years Eve is fast approaching and many of us leave our resolutions to the last-minute!  However, you may want to reconsider leaving it to the last-minute! This years turning of the time wheel finds us with a growing moon over the 31st!  This means the moon is in alignment with setting our January goals!

Beginning the year with personal affirmations could represent the best outcomes for your resolutions, not unlike following the moon for planting your crops!



Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication,  Empathy,  Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015


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Resolutions that ‘crash and burn’ speaks volumes for ‘our culture’

Today is a very significant day for the west.  As important as the Chinese New Year’s is to the Chinese Culture, the Tibetan New Years to the people of Tibet and other people’s of the world.

Have you considered the  cultural traditions of our Western New Year’s Celebrations?  The types of resolutions made and failure to keep them?  How does this reflect who we are, our ancestors and future children?  Resolutions such as; quite smoking, get a raise, lose weight, exercise, etc.  These types of resolutions in a health category of an overall group of intentions may likely have cultural significance.  Yet as a stand alone resolution it doesn’t say much for the aged wisdom of our culture.  Adding to this are the stats that resolutions are not kept up for five days here in the west and that less than a 10% are successful. Staggering!  Imagine what this say’s about our society?  Stamina?  Strength of character?  Winners?  Achievers?

Cultural celebrations of other countries include a focus on ancestors, home, wealth, family, etc., that includes the values of respects, accountability, intention and motivation for the coming year.  Years of rituals are kept to represent these values, passed down from family to family.  Even if they too focus on wealth, their rituals of preparation include the other areas, such as the dragon dance, red envelopes, gifts, family and community participation, mediation, burning of smoke and sacred gatherings.

New Year’s Day is very important in our culture and an excellent beginning to shift our consciousness by shifting our focus to what connects us to our own heritage, our family, home, community and who, what and how, we want to be in this year of 2014!  What do we want to achieve that contains the values of respect, acknowledgement, kindness, ecology, consideration, abundance, connection………

It may be time for some of us to consider how we are ringing in the New Year in Canada and the U.S. and how it sets the culture for the new year.    The party atmosphere with January 1st hangovers is great for children, yet when do we,  the adults, wake up?  Wake up to what  we are  creating and  model a new behavior.  One that supports and creates traditions to pass down and becoming the change for future new years.  This is the shift of society we are all asking for!  It begins by changing our behavior and creating the path.

Do we really want to hear the media tells us over and over how vain we are and what a bunch of looser we are?  Is this our legacy?

Let’s make a big deal of New Years differently and stand up for how we want to shape our culture in 2014!

Renee Lindstrom
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000

Cycle of change

Recognizing need for change, 

Meaning grows:

  • Loss
  • Love
  • Birth

                                            Renee Lindstrom

Meaningful Change

Change takes root when the change is meaningful and the conscious awareness recognizes the differences of the two experiences.  (before and after the change) Conscious awareness is beyond  justifying your actions and reasoning, it is accepting it as it is and observing it.


Renee Lindstrom
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000

Past can be…

…. a prison. 

Past can be healed through today’s action built upon reflection. 

Past becomes present.

                                                             Renee Lindstrom 

At the dawn of 2014, 2013 is soon to become our past.  Have you celebrated the moments you found your inner joy and regretted the moments you found yourself exploring your inner truth as you didn’t live up to your own expectations?

Be fearless!  Find or pencil in time to review your year’s hope and dreams knowing this is the only way they can take flight and not have to be revisited in 2014 experiences.

  • Be honest and direct
  • No justifications, no stories
  • Only self-acceptance with self-empathy and understanding
  • Mourn, grieve and feel the sadness until it passes
  • Smile and feel the joy until it passes

This is the palette to begin writing out your hopes and dreams that you have thought about for 2014.  

Renee Lindstrom
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000







  • Choice of Wed, Jan 1, 2014 – 11am – 12:30pm or Thurs, Jan 2, 7pm – 8:30 pm

Begin with an introduction to setting concrete goals and learn how to achieve them.  Followed by exploring how to create a unique 2014  goal success plan for yourself that is doable, concrete and achievable!After the introduction workshop, meet on-line 4 more times, once a week, for an hour to follow-up and re-visit your plan.  This is an opportunity to work out problems and make corrections to your plan, share stories, celebrate success and mourn regrets.Remember unconscious habits are being transformed consciously and your brain is going to resist the work to make change.  You will need support to create new habits. The ones you long for.  The ones you spend each year making resolutions for and not keeping.  Know it’s not about you, it’s your brain being lazy, that’s all.  So find fun ways to teaching the brain and energizing it in a way that it too becomes motivated!

  • Each week we will meet on-line again on Thursday evenings – 7pm – 8pm for the month of Jan.  (9th, 16th, 23rd 30th)
  • You will receive daily exercises to create an environment of support and for developing integration techniques to ensure your success
  • Daily 5 minute accountability check in’s will be scheduled

SIGN UP  here & receive your BONUS WORKSHEET – GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR – 9 LIFE AREAS to get you started.  Opt in to find out more about this unique opportunity :   HOW TO SET GOALS TO ACHIEVE THEM

Have you set yourself up for failure or success in writing out your goals?

Goals are action requests of yourself!  You are longing for change in an area of your life and the goal you create is the challenge you make to jump-start and motivate this change.

How you word this goal sets you up for failure or for success, so take a moment and review how you have stated your goal.  Have you made a clear action request of yourself or have you made a generalized statement.  Lets use a popular goal of loosing weight.  If you have stated that your goal is to go on a diet, it is too general and not an achievable and doable action request.  Your setting yourself up to fail.  However, you could re-frame this by stating  your resolution is to lose x number of pounds per week/month or by a set date.  This request is now something that you can  now plan to achieve.

By Renee Lindstrom, January 1, 2013