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

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

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

Self-Care Sunday

There are so many experts, so many ways to find happiness lose weight feel better get out of debt live a more centered life blah, blah, blah.  Then why aren't "we" doing it?  This may provide a little insight... So love TED and TEDx.  We recommend you check 'em out, there are podcasts, the YouTube … Continue reading Self-Care Sunday

Profiles in Living Out Loud, #2

Please check out Jess Baker. She blogs over on, ahem...that other popular blogging site (wink, wink), Blogger.  She's a body positive activist, has a brilliantly wicked sense of humor, and a sick (as in, "I love it") sense of fashion for bodies of all shapes and sizes. Reading her blog posts has promoted a stronger sense … Continue reading Profiles in Living Out Loud, #2

Want the Secret to Realizing Your Goals for 2018?

Start prepping for achievement in 2017! That's right. If you want to reach those 2018 goals then start now, and do it without spending hundreds on life coaches, gurus, webinars, seminars, retreats, or workbooks. How? By attending two FREE workshops with The Next Chapter! These FREE, 90-minute Saturdays—On Your Mark (November 18th), Get Set (December … Continue reading Want the Secret to Realizing Your Goals for 2018?

We could all use more positivity in our lives. A Reblog –

As many of you know, I’ve been doing lots of personal reflection. My focus has been on healing and love. This included taking some extensive time off to spend with Yah, my family, embracing solitude and doing more writing. In this process, I’ve learned a lot about myself (still learning), got to spend time with […] … Continue reading We could all use more positivity in our lives. A Reblog –

Let The Music Play

Source Material: Nothing specific for this one, just found this particular trick out on my own :-). How I Adopt / Adapt / Apply Do you have a theme song? I've had a few over the years: Be Yourself, by Patti LaBelle Hit Me with Your Best Shot, by Pat Benetar Supermodel, by India Arie Man, I Feel … Continue reading Let The Music Play