Sunday, 30 September 2012

October 2012.
In this issue:

Reflections: Pruning
Inspiring links and events

Reflections: Pruning

Recently I've been doing some pruning to tidy up our garden for the autumn. As I worked I cleared areas that had become overgrown and was amazed at how much had been hidden gradually without me realising it.

For example we have a beautiful stone wall at either side of our gate across the drive. this had been completely covered by ivy and other greenery. Not only was I exposing a beautiful structure, I was also pruning back the bushes and plants so that they might grow more strongly next spring.

The dictonary defines 'to prune' as:

to cut off branches from a tree, bush or plant, especially so that it will grow better in future
to reduce something by removing things which are not necessary

I reflected on where aspects of my life might benefit from pruning. Would some things I am trying to do benefit and grow better if I remove unnecessary activities? Can I reduce the overload I often feel by removing some things? Would I reveal some hidden treasures, in my life or in myself, if I pruned back and simplified?

You: may find it illuminating to reflect in your journal or meditations 
on how you could prune parts of your daily activity so that your life will grow better in future.

Inspiring links and events

Daring to Blossom Workshop Saturday 20 October 2012:

A Time for Reflection and Renewal

I am delighted to say that this workshop on 20 October is definitely going ahead, and there are still some places left, so do get in touch soon if you would like to be there too.

This workshop will be an opportunity for you to take a day out from your busy life to review and reflect and choose, if you so wish, some actions that will move you on towards being more of the person you already truly are. Another step on your life's journey of personal growth and spiritual awakening.

We will share meditations, activities, talk and laughter. We will take the opportunity to spend time outdoors in the wonderful Pine Lodge Gardens - whatever the weather! (Bring appropriate shoes, coats etc)

Just one price: £25 per person: Your booking fee includes free entry to the Pine Lodge Gardens, plus light refreshments during the day. Bring a packed lunch or visit the cafe in the gardens. There will be a chance to buy a copy of Dare to Blossom: Coaching and Creativity, at a special workshop attendee discount (£6 instead of £8.95).

Places are limited so book now if you already know this is for you. Please do email me if you would like more information, or to arrange a chat on the phone.

Other Events

The Euro Coach List Conference 2012
A conference open to non-members as well as members of the Euro Coach List, there is an inspiring line-up of speakers and workshops, held in the peaceful country surroundings of Eastwood Park. See here for more details and to book.The early Bird discount ends on 15 October. I'll be there again and it would be wonderful to see you and have time for a chat over coffee or dinner or while strolling in the beautiful grounds.

There is also a Facebook page where you can ask questions and share experiences.

Inspiring Links

Fractal Universe - we are all connected
Never Give Up

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