REFLECTIONS ON OUR CHILDREN’S OBSESSION WITH “FROZEN”

REFLECTIONS ON OUR CHILDREN’S OBSESSION WITH “FROZEN” Recently, I have been engaged in conversations about the movie Frozen and the anxiety some people feel over how kids have become obsessed with it. Our children are memorizing the songs and watching the film over and over. A friend of mine commented that groups of little girls […]

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Becoming a Luminous Woman® – An Interview with Chelsea Wakefield

Becoming a Luminous Woman®- An Interview with Chelsea Wakefield September 2013 Rowe: We’re really excited to present your “Luminous Woman Weekend,” offering women a chance to explore their inner selves. How did you become interested in the ways that a woman’s inner cast of characters can impede or foster her personal growth? Did you have your […]

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FAIRY TALES, CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS AND THE LUMINOUS WOMAN

FAIRY TALES, CONSCIOUS RELATIONSHIPS AND THE LUMINOUS WOMAN By Chelsea Wakefield I rediscovered the magic of fairy tales when I began to read bedtime stories to my young son.  In revisiting these stories as an adult, I also began to realize the tremendous impact they had had on my life. The depth psychologist Carl Jung held […]

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MOTHER TERESA’S CREED

MOTHER TERESA’S CREED On Living Your Calling The words below were supposedly written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India, and are widely attributed to her.  They seem to be based on a composition originally written by Kent Keith in 1969, but the second half has been re-written with a […]

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Thriving Relationships

Family therapist John Gottman, a professor at the University of Washington, has spent his life researching successful couples and the principles and practices that makes marriages work. His research shows with 90% accuracy which couples will survive and which will not. In couples whose relationships actually improve over the years, he has identified the following […]

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The Circle

Here is a wonderful poem written by Sandy Brown and posted with her permission.  Sandy is a member of a women’s circles in my life which carried me through a time of significant transition.  This circle was started by Sandra Smith through www.alchemyworksevents.com .  Sandra has created a lot of events over the years for […]

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The Importance of Women’s Circles

The Importance of Women’s Circles by Chelsea Wakefield Over the past ten years, I have drawn great strength, courage and wisdom from being in women’s circles.  In these circles of trust, I have been upheld, encouraged, challenged and given a port in the storm.  I have clarified my passions, my purpose and defined my pathway.  […]

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Silent Nights are Holy Nights

©2010 Chelsea Wakefield We are heading into the season of insanity.   A lot of my clients are sitting and discussing their feeling of sadness and dread at what lies ahead.  I tell them that a lot of people hate the holidays and feel awful about it.  The problem is that the pressure to overextend yourself […]

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The Sanctuary of the Senses

THE SANCTUARY OF THE SENSES.  We leave our bodies on a regular basis and live in the realm of the mind.  We plan today… and tomorrow… we review the past.  We ruminate.  We try to figure things out.  Our thinking and ruminating triggers a whole spectrum of emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, pleasure, regret, satisfaction […]

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A Perfect Mother’s Day: Sabbath and The Sanctuary of the Senses

A Perfect Mother’s Day: Sabbath and The Sanctuary of the Senses by Chelsea Wakefield It is Mother’s Day here in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  A glorious day, it is about 70 degrees out and there is a gentle breeze blowing through the bright green leaves,  trembling with delight, whispering promises of summer.  The […]

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