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On Sunday, May 2nd, I will be a part of a Holistic Seminar, hosted by SOL Pilates FIT. Please join me for a chakra clearing meditation. The event will be held at the Extraordinary Beginnings unit at 5261 Hwy 7 in Markham, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register call 416.948.SOUL (7685) or email lynne.stewart@solpilatesyoga.com

Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area? Please join me for a
meditation class at SOL Pilates and Yoga Studio in Markham. The class will be held at 7 p.m. on alternate Fridays. Please contact me for additional details.

Do you long for a relaxing treatment for your mind, body and spirit? I'm now accepting clients for Reiki treatments. To register for a class or to book a treatment, please contact me. I look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dream Board Meditation Workshop

Greetings everyone!

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, I invite you to attend a Dream Board Meditation Workshop, to be held in Markham on Saturday, February 7th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For details, please visit the Nature's Secret Whispers website, under 'Workshops.'

To reserve your spot, please send an e-mail to katia@naturessecretwhispers.ca or call 647.278.3142.

Many blessings and best wishes,

Katia

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Three Goals for 2009


Photograph: 'Looking Forward to a Great Year' by P. Grodecki



I hope that you have enjoyed the holidays and New Year’s celebrations. For me, the first few days of the year have been refreshing and I have felt inspired to make a new start but also resume working on major projects that I started in 2008. Many of us may have set goals – or resolutions – for 2009, and I wish you success as you begin your path toward meeting your goals and making improvements in various areas of your life. Many others may have abandoned the idea of setting goals for the coming year, perhaps feeling that it is difficult to live up to the enthusiastic and inspired expectations set at the start of the new year.



Regardless of whether you’re the type of person who sets goals on or around January 1st each year, or a person who believes that there need not be a defined time when one should set goals, I invite you to consider a few basic goals that I feel we can at least consider and to which I believe we all can stay true, with consistent encouragement.



1) Becoming your own best friend

If you have spent some time reviewing the past year (see my previous post), perhaps you may have felt disappointed about not keeping up with the goals you set a year ago for 2008. Being your own best friend is about letting go of any feeling of guilt you may feel regarding keeping goals. Let go of the past, and if the goals you set a year ago are still important to you today, perhaps you may wish to evaluate them and set realistic expectations of yourself. Once you meet those expectations, you can continue to build upon your goals. Go easy on yourself this year; try to live each day with no regrets, while staying true to yourself.



2) Taking time to do what we enjoy most, with people with whom we enjoy spending time

After the holidays, as we return to work, it is easy to become caught up in work. It always amazes me how quickly we begin to shift our priorities and commitments, as they begin to take a backseat to our full-time jobs. This year, whenever possible, try to find time for yourself and those who matter most to you. You may wish to dedicate one day a week to enjoying the activities that you love but which you may have involuntarily neglected due to other commitments. These activities are just as, if not more important, than the other commitments on which we tend to focus. If we neglect what we enjoy doing, we ignore our passions and the intuitive voice within that speaks to us every day, reminding us to spend more time doing what we love to do.



3) Speaking our truth

How frequently do we voice our thoughts and feelings regarding something important to us? How often do we decline an invitation to a loud social event when we long to simply stay at home and enjoy a quiet evening on the couch, watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn in our hands? When we speak our truth, we honour ourselves, reminding ourselves that it’s okay to care, first and foremost, for our feelings. After all, when we put the interests of others first, we may neglect our own interests and risk hurting ourselves in the process.



If there are only a few goals that you would like to set for the coming 12 months, you may wish to consider the above three points and add to them as you feel necessary. Most importantly, I hope you will enjoy each and every single moment of each day of 2009. May it be a wonderfully happy year for each and every one of you!



Affirmation: ‘I make the most of each and every moment of each day of 2009.’