Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: create joy

SoulQuote:“To truly be free, we must choose beyond simply surviving adversity, we must dare to create lives of sustained optimal well-being and joy.”.  ~bell hooks   SOULfirmation:"I CHOOSE TO CREATE JOY."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What sources of joy will you choose to create or…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: lost and learning

SoulQuote:To get lost is to learn the way.  ~African Proverb   SOULfirmation:"WE WILL FIND OUR WAY."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)How are you managing uncertainty,  feeling lost, or dealing with what has been lost? Are you open to new learning and discovery in the midst…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: growing through change

SoulQuote:Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.  ~Nikki Giovanni   SOULfirmation:"I CHOOSE GROWTH."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)In what areas will you choose to grow personally during this time? What qualities will you nurture and manifest?  How can you nurture growth…

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NOW ONLINE! “A Soulful Introduction to Mindfulness” 6-Week Class Beginning Saturday, March 28th

Are you interested in learning MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?  I hope that you are safe and well as we journey through the unknown of this pandemic. At this time of uncertainty and unpredictability, I am drawing upon mindfulness myself and believe strongly that it is an important skill for healing, peace, clarity, resilience, and wellness that we can bring to our individual and…

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Saturday Soulfulness: “Trigger Protection Mantra” (Song by Jhené Aiko)

Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness Song ReflectionsI was introduced to this song last week at a small family and friends spiritual support gathering.  It was played during a meditative reflection time as we connected with our deepest intentions and prayers for protection, clarity, and healing  The song just fills my soul with peace, calm, and an inner knowing of protection.  So, what…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: emptying worry, activating strength

SoulQuote: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.  ~Corrie ten Boom   SOULfirmation:"TODAY I ACTIVATE MY STRENGTH."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What strengths will you draw upon today?

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: be brave and show up

SoulQuote: Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is show up.  ~Brene Brown   SOULfirmation:"I WILL SHOW UP."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestion:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What will you show up for more fully in your life?

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Saturday Soulfulness: Damien Escobar’s Violin Cover of “Purple Rain”

Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness ReflectionsMusic touches my soul like nothing else.  Music is the ultimate expression of our shared human journey through the vibration of sound. Music connects me to my vulnerability, to my strength, to my truth, to my humanness. Music allows me to experience the vulnerability, strength, truth, and humanness of others.  Music affirms that we are not alone…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: courage for the good life

SoulQuote: This process of the good life is not...a life for the faint-hearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one's potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life.  ~Carl Rogers   SOULfirmation:"I SUMMON MY COURAGE TO LIVE THIS LIFE FULLY."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: defining ourselves

SoulQuotes:If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. ~Audre Lorde As long as we are not ourselves, we will try to be what other people are. ~Malidoma Patrice Somé   SOULfirmation:"I DEFINE MYSELF."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: the quiet within

SoulQuote:Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. ~Marian Wright Edelman   SOULfirmation:"I LISTEN FOR THE GENUINE WITHIN."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)How will you create more opportunities to listen for…

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“A Soulful Introduction to Mindfulness” 4-Week Class Beginning March 15th in Los Angeles

Are you interested in learning MINDFULNESS MEDITATION and live in the Los Angeles area?  "A SOULFUL INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS"An Intensive 4-Week Class SeriesSundays 2:30-4:30pmMarch 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, and April 5th(Possible additional monthly Saturday class option (2:30-4:30 Second Saturdays March-June) if there is enough interest; send me an email if you would like to do monthly Saturdays)This 4-session course is an introduction to…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: where you have been

SoulQuote:You can never know where you are going, unless you know where you have been. ~Amelia Boynton Robinson   SOULfirmation:"I KNOW WHERE I HAVE BEEN."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What roads have you traveled along your life journey?  What roads have your ancestors traveled? How…

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Saturday Soulfulness: on beauty and sunsets

A Few SoulQuotes Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself. ~Maya Angelou When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~Mahatma Gandhi…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: knowing patience

SoulQuote:The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. ~Erik Erikson   SOULfirmation:"PATIENCE EMERGES FROM INNER WISDOM."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)With whom do you need to be more patient?          

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