AWAKENING YOUR INNER WISDOM – PART TWO

Inner Wisdom Breakfast Series Focuses on Retraining Our Brains Counselor Deborah Lindeen on Developing a Positivity Bias Her presentation included tips for overcoming our inclination—lingering from prehistoric times toward seeking out threats (negativity) in our environment. These are her suggestions for exchanging your negative thought patterns for a positive bias: 1. Your brain needs about 10 seconds for an experience to “sink in” and become part of your memory banks. When having

GEMS OF WISDOM – SEEKING THE SACRED

Join Teresa Maron and co-host Lauren Santerre for the stories of Brigid's Place, as God transforms the hearts, minds, and lives of women today. The Gem of the Day, presented by Lauren Santerre, is Surrender. This week our guest is Monette Chilson, whose life goal is Seeking the Sacred. Monette says, "Those three words sum up the motivation behind every one of my passions in life. Including my writing, marriage, parenting,

AWAKENING YOUR INNER WISDOM

Inner Wisdom Breakfast Series Launches Exploration of Body, Mind & Spirit Oriental Medicine Practitioner Lori Earley on Physical Effects of Emotional Imbalance Monette Chilson At Brigid's Place, our mission is to provide education, dialogue and celebrations that foster the personal and spiritual transformation of women. Too often, though, we think of transformation only within conventional Western paradigms which are largely defined by two limiting assumptions. One, that knowing is accomplished intellectually;

THE BEING WOMAN

The Being Woman by Lucia Bettler Credit: Melissa Muirhead There are few things so gratifying as being in the presence of a truly beautiful and alive woman. The beauty I speak of, however, is very different from glamour.  This beauty is Being shining forth, that which comes from a woman at peace with herself.  This woman is not trying to be something she is not, attempting to fit some

HIBERNATION, TO-DO LISTS, AND A BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR

Hibernation, To-Do Lists, and A Beautiful New Year Lauren Santerre For the past twelve days I have been in hibernation. Now I say this with a bit of an exception because it has been Christmas time, so, of course, I  have spent time with my amazing family. But, other than that, I have pretty much been cozied up on my couch enjoying wassail, coffee, treats, movies, books, wedding planning, the Christmas tree,

THE DIVINE FEMININE—A WOMAN OF REAL BEAUTY, NICOLE GORSUCH GILLIN

The Divine Feminine-A Woman of Real Beauty, Nicole Gorsuch Gillin Lauren Santerre There was a postcard that arrived in our mailbox with a mountain landscape on it; the year was 1998. It came with what seemed like hundreds of college postcards beckoning me toward my future destiny. I do not know why it stood out from the rest of the other cards, but it did. Looking down at that postcard, my

10 THINGS THAT MAKE A GIRL BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD OF HOT

10 Things That Make A Girl Beautiful Instead Of Hot Lauren Martin Originally posted on Elite Daily: The Voice of Generation Y Beautiful. It’s a powerful word, one not thrown around as frivolously as hot, pretty or any of the hundreds of words we’ve come to describe women, debasing their worth to nothing more than the symmetry of their face and the fullness of their lips.It’s a word that holds power

SHE’S GOT BOOBIES AND A BELLYBUTTON

She's Got Boobies and a Bellybutton! by Bonnie Al-Raifi Originally posted on From the Bird Cage Sara Speer Selber, The Project Management Team Beauty of Friendship Honoree The other night when we were heading out for a late night trip to the grocery store to satisfy a family cookie craving, I became uncomfortable about going out in public with no makeup. My husband Gabe, looked at our two year old