The Heart of September

The moon at dawn.
The moon at dawn.

At the end of each month, I publish my favorite articles from around the web, books, and resources – the ones that will help you live with more confidence, clarity, and ease.  Since I was busy as a bee this month, the list is shorter than usual, but still full of goodness.

Outstanding Articles

Cool Courses & Stuff

Busy As a Bee

I’ve been as busy as a bee this September.  Honestly, I miss the quiet, reflective time of August.  At the same time, I see the fullness as an opportunity to find moments of reflection and ease even in activity.

Here are three more ways busyness helps me to lead a better life:

  1. Busyness helps me recognize and respect my limits.
  2. Busyness encourages me to be more organized.
  3. Busyness inspires me to be more creative with the design of my life.

I’m not addicted to busyness by any means.  But, I’ve decided to make good use of it when it cycles through my life.

Living with Ease

It’s been so inspiring to see people embrace the stress relief tools and deep self-inquiry prompts offered in my Living with Ease course over the past 21 days.  There have been life changing moments plus more joy, laughter, and ease.  I’ll offer the next session in January, 2014.

How was your September?  What did you learn?

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The Heart of August: Inspiring Links

Bernie&Sandra
Learning to live with ease is a practice.

At the end of each month, I publish my favorite articles from around the web, books, and resources – the ones that will help you live with more confidence, clarity, and ease.  There was so much goodness this month, you might need an I. V. drip to take it all in!

Outstanding Articles & Books

I’ve only read one book in full from my summer reading list, Zen On Fire, How I Found Peace in the Midst of War, which I rate highly for its evocative story mingled with self-care intelligence.  I’m going through Bouncing Back, Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being at a snail’s pace, but I’m absolutely fascinated by how much impact the first 18 months of life have on the remainder of our years.

Accomplishment

August was an incredible month of accomplishment for me.  I opened my new course – Living with Ease:  21 Days to Less Stress – for registration.  You can still sign up until September 8; the course begins on September 9th.  I’ve been writing prolifically about finding ease for the course and in guest posts as well, inserting plenty of relaxation into the process as you can see from the photo above.  I’ve been sited in various beautiful places around the web:

Here are 3 things I learned about accomplishment in August:

  1. When the stars line up, everything flows.  Go with it!
  2. I need a conducive environment to create.  It’s up to me to know what that is and then put it together.
  3. Friends are eager to provide support and help. Just ask. What a wonderful world it is!

I’m incredibly excited about taking a journey toward more ease with all those who have signed up for my course.   This feels like a new beginning and a vision of more goodness to come.

How was your August?  Are you ready to say good-bye to the summer months?

I’m so glad you’re here! If you liked this article, please consider subscribing for free updates by email and joining me on Facebook.  If you can take a moment to share this post on social media, I would be very grateful.  With love, Sandra