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    Communication, Relationships

    The Silent Way You’re Sabotaging Relationships

    A month after I packed in my job and started my own company, I decided to reward myself with a two-week meditation retreat. A few weeks of blissful self-reflection in the wilds of the Colorado mountains. A fitting start for a trail-blazing woman who has just left the madness of the corporate grind to embark on a new journey and start a business focused on personal development. It reminds me of that saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The setting was indeed idyllic. I spent the two weeks in a tent in a very remote part of the Colorado mountains with 120 other brave souls. So idyllic, in fact, that often a chipmunk or deer would wander in during meditation sessions and stare at the strange humans sitting on mats, staring off into space for hours on end. I often spent hours longing to be one of those deer. At least I could have escaped. The night before the retreat started, we gathered together for an orientation. During that session, it became clear to me that the meditation retreat really was just that – meditating. All day long. No rest for the weary. Sitting was to start at 7 am and end each evening around 9 pm. And it was at that point, the panic started to set in. Two weeks? Two weeks of sitting on a mat? My legs will go numb. My back will give out. I’ll die of boredom. And it was just at that precise moment, in my infinite wisdom, I realized I had inadvertently signed up for two weeks of my worst fear. For some people it’s snakes. For some it’s death. I, however, fear boredom and will do just about anything to avoid it. You may be thinking to yourself, “How could she have been so stupid?” (Which would be judgment, by the way, but we’ll get into that later.) And it’s true. It was indeed billed as a meditation retreat – make no mistake. But often the mind sees and interprets what it wants to see and interpret. After the first day, I was convinced I was going to claw my eyes out. Between sitting sessions, I sought out other like-minded meditators for much needed conversation where I blurted out my fears and concerns like a bulimic needing a good purge. And then the unthinkable happened. The head meditation instructor announced that the retreat was to become completely silent. No talking, even between the sitting sessions during breaks. Not one single word. If there was an emergency, we were to write a note. Resigned to my new silent fate, the next morning I was sitting on my mat, under the guise of meditation: “Uuuugh, I hope Eric doesn’t sit next to me again. He smells. It’s so disgusting, I don’t think he’s taken a bath since he’s been here. Why do I always get stuck next to the smelly person? Doesn’t he have any […]

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    Life Direction and Purpose

    How To Find A Life Coach in Austin

    Take Charge Of Your Life! That statement might mean something different to everyone and seem impossible for others, but with True North Life Coach, everyone can make it happen. Shelley Pernot is widely known in her field for her ability to seamlessly bring people, just like you, to living a healthier and more fulfilling life. You can easily find a life coach in Austin, with Shelley, and soon you’ll be living that dream you’ve been dreaming. A Better Day Is Coming Some days may feel like they never end, like you’re stuck. You try everything you can think of to find happiness, all the things that used to make you happy. But in reality, you’ve evolved over time into the person you are today. You’ve encountered battles of all kinds, which has only made you a stronger person. Life is different. You are different. This could be scary, but you can embrace that new you by finding new ways to enjoy life. How? By choosing a life coach. Check Out The Resources Shelley is equipped with the training and knowledge to guide you in making your minor or huge life change. Not only does she have the coaching experience, but she has the ability to personalize any client’s path to success. When it comes to life coaching, preparation is key. Some of you will be trying to find a new career in a completely new industry, some are deciding if you should make a move to another country to travel the world, some are just looking for advice on if you’re making healthy life choices. All of these choices need lots of thinking and scenario building, which requires time and patience. Shelley can coach you on really digging into your dreams and filtering through how to achieve them. Contact Shelley Today! You have found your life coach in Austin! Now’s the time to hit the ground running. Shelley Pernot’s new book, Running on Empty: The Irreverent Guru’s Guide to Mindfulness, is available to learn more about her life coaching methods. For a limited time, you can download chapter two for free and get a closer look at how she can help you find your true north. If you are ready to schedule your free 30-minute consultation with Shelley, please fill out this contact form. You, too, can take charge of your life when you choose Shelley Pernot with True North Life Coach.  

    September 15, 2017


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