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Intention. Purpose. Trust.

I was listening to a podcast the other day with Dr. Dan Siegel, a scientist, doctor, and psychiatrist who is a neuroscience and mindfulness geek.  I was taken aback when, during a brain-science talk, he began to speak about the power of intention.  Intention and brain-science?

I was completely intrigued.

I did some research and here, in his book Aware, The Science and Practice of Presence, Dr. Siegel writes:

“How intention glows, determines where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural and interpersonal connection grow.  Your intention sets the direction of attention and connection.  When we set an intention in awareness with initial purposeful effort, we influence what will also become intention even outside of our awareness. This creates a state of mind that can be present without our conscious effort. This is how a repeated, purposefully create state of mind during a practice becomes an automatic trait in our lives.”

What happens we set our Intention?

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Are You Ready to Put Your Baggage Down?

Most of us have accumulated some emotional baggage. It may appear in the form of anger, shame, guilt, judgement or a variety of other “dark” emotions that weigh us down, prevent us from moving forward or cultivating a sense of well-being.  The weight of past trauma, choices made we later regret, words never said to a loved one who has passed, the secrets of our childhood that still cause us pain, addiction, abuse, a relationship we never healed – these are heavy burdens.

The Weight

Carrying this heavy emotional baggage around can create a barrier to making healthy lifestyle choices, can interfere with our significant relationships, keep us stuck in old habit patterns and interfere with achieving our professional goals and personal desires.  Holding on to this emotional burden has a direct and lasting impact on our well-being and how we show up in our jobs, in our relationships and with our families.

We may try to shove these “dark” and heavy emotional memories and wounds to the back of the closet believing that when they are buried and out of sight they are no longer impacting our lives.

Unfortunately, this is not the case.

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What’s New in 2019? So Much!

It Takes A Village Wellness is alive and thriving, however we have decided to close the doors to our Port Jefferson Wellness Center.  And as the saying goes, “When one door closes another one opens!”  We have been so blessed by all of our clients and the wonderful relationships we have built over the past 3 years. Everything we have created would not have been possible without all of you showing up to classes and to bring your support and love.

My Vision for 2019

Building Communities of Wellness and Mental Health that Ignite Human Potential.

My word for this year (if you follow my newsletters you know) is Inspiration.  It is my hope that I can inspire those around me to light their own flame and step up into lives that inspire wellness, mental health and hope.  Together we can build authentic, vulnerable and supportive relationships in our homes, at work, in our schools and in our communities.

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