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Week 47 – Inner Gratefulness: Finding more to love


Monday, (11/22 at 9pm ET) is our telegathering with Julia Cameron author of The Artist’s Way, as well as her new book, The Creative Life.  Julia has helped millions of people to unleash and honor their creativity and I invite you to send your questions to her by hitting reply to this email.  Please put “telegathering” in the subject line.  To join us, call (646) 519-5883, and use pin code 2346#.

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Finally, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I’d like to extend my gratefulness to each and every one of you for being in our community.  I’m thankful for your emails, Facebook and Twitter posts, or thoughtful letters that share your stories and feedback.  And I wish you and your family a beautiful holiday season filled with an abundance of self-care ☺.

Have a wonderful week…



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Topic of the Week

Inner Gratefulness

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving – the holiday of gratitude that invites us to connect with and appreciate the abundance in our lives.  As I took a shower this morning, I thought about some of the things I feel grateful for – hot water, a window in my bathroom with a beautiful view, a cat that makes me smile every single day, and a husband who cares for me with deep and abiding love.

As I continued to shower, I considered other things to feel thankful for – inner things that often get overlooked.  I’m thankful for my commitment to personal growth, for example, the discipline that keeps me practicing good self-care, or the courage to make difficult choices in spite of the anxiety or guilt I might feel.

We all have inner qualities or ways of being that serve us (and others) and they deserve to be acknowledged and appreciated, too.  So, this week, I invite you to take a few moments to do the exercise in the Take Action Challenge below.  You’ll be so grateful you did .

Take Action Challenge

This week, set aside at least 30 minutes to think about the ways in which you’ve changed. How do you approach life differently – in a way that honors you and your relationships?  What kind of commitment have you made to your own personal evolution?  What behaviors have you let go of and what new habits have you developed to keep your self-care in check?  Be grateful for these inner gifts – they are the fuel that will sustain you and carry you through your amazing life.

I love this week’s video… Michael is already trying to get Poupon to do the same thing.  You’ll find it here.  Thanks, Nancy!

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