"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."
-Paul Hawken

Dear <<First Name>>;

Lots of changes are coming! I’ve moved into a more permanent place in the San Francisco bay area, which means I’m freeing up some energy to focus on coaching! I have created a six-month coaching program based on my book on transformation of consciousness, and have just started taking the first client through it.
This program is based on the idea that we may need to grow who we are in order to get where we want to go. Sometimes the changes we want (like to grow my coaching business) do not simply require a shift in our doing, they require a shift in our being; not just a few new skills or knowledge but a new way of seeing ourselves and the world. My program takes you through the process of making that kind of shift, and helps you gain the skills to keep making it, so you can keep living into your transformative journey.
If this sounds good to you, let me know! I will be starting a group coaching program soon. Signing up for your complimentary consultation NOW will get you early bird status.
Settling into a new place is also helping me step back and consider how to move forward with balance. This issue’s article gives some tips for how to make sure you are treating yourself well, however little time you think you have. 

Are you ready to
  • Empower yourself to reach your goals?
  • Become fully self-expressed?
  • Face what is standing in your way of making the changes you want?
  • Take your life, your learning, and your results to the next level?
Then you’re ready for the Transformative Journey Blueprint!
In this 6-month group coaching program, you will
  • Identify your “call to adventure” and what is getting in your way
  • Improve your relationship to yourself
  • Learn how to make the changes in your life that you want to make
  • Break through resistance and find the support you need
  • Integrate aspects of yourself for healing and wholeness
Become the person you need to be to achieve what you want, and learn how to continue that process indefinitely so that your success and personal growth are limitless!
Dates to be announced; to get started early, set up your Clarity Consultation by visiting my Tungle page or just email me! 


Want to be a VIP? Treat Yourself Like One!

by Julie Stiles

One common issue that arises in my own life and in working with clients is the relative importance placed on taking care of ourselves compared to other responsibilities. We often put ourselves last on our to-do list. Family, work, errands, and social life all take precedence over taking action toward our own wellbeing.
What are we really telling ourselves, though, when we put ourselves last? Consider whether you want to be sending the message that you are not important, that caring for yourself can only come after caring for everything and everyone else. When we treat ourselves like a VIP, not only will we have more to be able to give to others, but we will also serve as an example to others. If you find that you put off self-care, follow these simple tips for the next couple of weeks and track how treating yourself like the VIP that you are shifts your energy.
Don’t assume it has to take a long time
The key is letting yourself know you are important, and this doesn’t have to take a lot of time, nor does it mean that every time you have the impulse, you take off the entire day to go to the spa. What it does mean is acknowledging the intuitions you have around what you need, whether you take a small action in the moment or let yourself know that you will make sure to schedule time for it later. Maybe you have the thought to move around because you have been on the phone for awhile; this can be as short as a minute of stretching, or you could take half an hour to go for a walk. Taking some action sends the message to yourself that you are paying attention and following through because you care. If you are in the middle of something and decide you do not want to stop then, at least consciously acknowledge your choice and make a plan for following up later on your impulse to take care of yourself.
Make a list and make it handy
If you created your nourishment menu from a few newsletters ago (if you missed that newsletter, you can find the article here), that’s a great starting point. Look it over and add to it things that you can do in the midst of your busy day as well as activities that you might do on a weekend or a day off. How about putting on your favorite song and dancing for 3 minutes? Or checking out your favorite website that makes you smile or laugh?
Schedule yourself into your day
If you make lists of things to do or create a schedule, make sure you include yourself on your list or in your calendar. Do you have 10 minutes between meetings? Put yourself in those 10 minutes. Take a look at your week and schedule in a longer time for creativity or getting together with a supportive group of friends. Make self-care a priority for the in-between moments in life as well as scheduling larger chunks of time for you.
Reframe things that you already do
Sometimes we turn the things that we are doing into “have tos” and can easily reframe them to see how they are actually supporting us. If you scheduled lunch with a friend and then that day feel like it’s another thing in a whole long list of meetings and things to do, remind yourself before going that this is time for you to reconnect with your friend and nurture yourself through community. When you do something that you think is for someone else, remind yourself that you are choosing to do it to meet your own needs and connect with those needs.
There will always be times we will need or want to put something or someone else higher on the list than ourselves. The question is how aware we are about how we treat ourselves and the message that sends to our own psyche as well as to those around us. Let yourself know that you are important, and watch what happens in your life as a result. 

Julie Stiles is a health and transformation coach who works with women seeking to live balanced and integrated lives so they can reach their highest potential. She holds an MA in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and brings together in her coaching her interests in transformation and healing. Julie offers private and group coaching, workshops, and teleseminars, and works with people in person and worldwide via phone and the internet.

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