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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Great Advice for the Holidays

6 tips to enjoy a holiday feast with those relatives you have to see at least once a year Debbie Mandel is a stress management specialist, mind/body lecturer, and the author of Addicted to Stress: A Woman’s 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , and the host of the weekly Turn […]

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Gifts from Gisela

Gifts from Gisela By Chelsea Wakefield I just returned from a weekend retreat/training with the remarkable Gisela De Domenico, creator of Sand Tray World Play www.vision-quest.us.  It was a training, so I learned a lot, but the weekend was really for me.  It was good to be a participant rather than a leader this weekend.  […]

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Daily OM: Embracing Womanhood

Embracing Womanhood When one woman honors who she is, all women collectively move closer to becoming what they are capable of being. There are many ways and myriad reasons for women to honor and embrace all that they are. And when any individual woman chooses to do so, all women collectively move closer to becoming […]

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The World Will Be Saved By the Western Woman

Last spring, I learned that during the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, His Holiness the Dalai Lama stated that “The world will be saved by the western woman.”  I  passed this information along during my next Luminous Woman Weekend and the women there were as moved by this proclamation as I was. It was as if […]

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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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