A New Way to Look at Self-Care

The Real Life Living Presentation Series is off to a great start. The first presentation was held on Saturday, February 10th. A small group of us gathered to learn all about the "art" of Self-Care. One attendee had this to say.... "I never know where I'll find a nugget of information. The session provided me … Continue reading A New Way to Look at Self-Care

As We Practice Living Outside Our Comfort Zones…

I found this interview with Tim Ferriss to be excellent in addressing the fears we may face as we move outside our comfort zones... Enjoy. If you're in the ATL metro area, next Saturday I'm hosting The Next Chapter Real Life Living, February Presentation. For more information and to register to attend, click HERE. Seating … Continue reading As We Practice Living Outside Our Comfort Zones…

It Wouldn’t Be Called a Challenge if it Were Going to be Easy.

Yeah, so, it's February 4th already. I'm four days into this month's challenge - 28 Days of Self-Love.  Not self-care, which to me is all about long showers, eating good food, getting manicures / pedicures, and taking time each day to just be. Self-Love can be the same thing, but I'm stretching out in order … Continue reading It Wouldn’t Be Called a Challenge if it Were Going to be Easy.

Test Flights Outside the Comfort Zone

And just like that, January 2018 moves into the history books. The "new year" smell has pretty much worn off so let's refresh shall we?  Indeed we shall. And we'll do so with another Monthly Challenge. I purposefully picked this one for February because it ties in to the whole Valentine Day - love theme. … Continue reading Test Flights Outside the Comfort Zone

Meditating on Meditation

And that's a wrap on this, our first monthly challenge here at The Next Chapter. I used the Create Space Meditation Kit by Danielle LaPorte to guide me through my daily (*ahem*) meditation practice.  Here are my Challenge stats: Days completed first thing in the morning = 17 Days completed before bed in the evening … Continue reading Meditating on Meditation

Real Life Living Presentation Series: Perfecting the Art of Self-Care with Tamay Shannon

Welcome to 2018 and The Next Chapter's Real Life Living presentation series. Join us in 2018 as we bring you tips, tools, and resources to help you turn the page from dream to reality. February is all about love and The Next Chapter wants you to Perfect the Art of Self-Care. Sat, February 10, 2018 … Continue reading Real Life Living Presentation Series: Perfecting the Art of Self-Care with Tamay Shannon

Stop “Shoulding” On Yourself

I don't remember the first place I read or heard the phrase, "Stop shoulding on yourself" but it was big in the self-help circles I was addicted to (*ahem*), I spent my formative years in. The basic idea was that using "should" to describe all the things you weren't doing that you had been told … Continue reading Stop “Shoulding” On Yourself

Monday Notes: *When You Know Better

Beautiful way to begin the year, eh? Thank you K.E. Garland for such a poignant post.

K E Garland

img_5728When you know better, you do better, and when you do better, you have some semblance of clarity. You know yourself, and you no longer walk the fine line of being one type of person in public and an entirely different one in private. You learn that it’s either okay that you speak from your heart, or it’s not. You learn that people will be comfortable with who you are, or they will not. Either scenario is fine.

When you know better, you do better, and when you open your eyes and begin to see other people for who they are, instead of who you want them to be, then you can truly choose. You can choose to highlight the excellent parts. You can continue to allow the bad parts into your space and energy. Or you can determine if the good outweighs the bad. You can decide with whom…

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The Next Chapter – Mediation Month

From the lovely Wikipedia: Meditation can be defined as a practice where an individual focuses his or her mind on a particular object, thought or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.[1] Meditation may be used to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain.[2] It may be done while sitting, repeating a mantra, … Continue reading The Next Chapter – Mediation Month

You’re Just Not Ready

In November, I invited everyone to a free workshop where we would begin working through a new system of identifying (articulating) what your true (authenticating) desires were. Four people registered, three showed up. I'd set up for twenty-five.  The next workshop is this Saturday. We're going to delve a little deeper in order to establish … Continue reading You’re Just Not Ready