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October 2007 (814) 880-7319

How many times have you neglected to honor your own sense of space, your own timing, or your own version of what plain works and what doesn't?

Many very creative and brilliant people repeatedly resist honoring their own precious boundaries, because they falsely believe it will limit possibilities, squash freedom, or even worse, someone might consider them rude!

Well, I'm taking a stand on that one. It is up to us to know our limits and it is our responsibility to honor them. By doing so, we are giving others the benefit of our best foot forward. And, even if that means it might challenge the concept of what is considered polite.

This month, allow your old ideas of what it means to polite to fall away like the leaves of the season. Polite does not mean being a martyr. Hold up your old ideas and see they are worthy of keeping. You may find you have more raking to do this fall than you'd expected!

Enjoy! Stephanie

in this juicy issue
  • Do you Know your Boundaries?
  • Navigating the Tides of Change - Free Talk
  • Mothers in Transition - 4-night intensive

  • Do you Know your Boundaries?
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    Are you all things to ALL people?

    In today's cyber-paced world, it has become absolutely the norm to always be available and connected to the office, the kids, your partner, and your friends; as well as to the many groups or organizations in which you invest your precious energy. So I'll ask a slightly different question, "Do you include yourself when considering if you are all things to "all people?" Without honoring the wisdom and clarity of your own needs, you are putting your well-being, and that of those around you, at risk. Sometimes you may just need to hide out a little in order to hear yourself think.

    If you're like most people, not having this direct lifeline to your truth presents a serious threat to your ability to feel fulfilled. In order to hear this truth, you must know your boundaries and limits. This is an essential piece of knowledge to have as you move from one experience, job, errand, or interaction to another. Without it, you are destined to experience burnout, stress, illness or worse. Ask yourself, what is your method of retrieving the messages that are available to you from your most essential and wise self?

    Know that it is impossible to truly give to those around you unless you are taking the time to feed your own soul. For some, it may mean saying no more often to requests for your time or energy. For others, it may be as simple as saying yes to those things that nurture you. Granted, it requires perseverance on your part until it becomes a new habit, but what's the alternative? How productive are you really when you've become malnourished in spirit or lacking in soul? Discover what feeds you, and make the commitment to yourself to actually put that in your schedule. Then discover what it really means to be all things to all people - even you.

    Navigating the Tides of Change - Free Talk

    If you, or someone you know, are challenged by a recent or upcoming change, and you are committed to going through the process in a fresh new way, then this discussion is one you won't want to miss!

    Learn how to create and sustain your well being while transitioning through life's many changes.

    Come prepared to discuss your current transition and discover unique ways of honoring yourself in the process.

    Thursday, October 11
    7 PM

    Nature's Pantry Natural Foods, State College, PA

    Bring a friend!

    Mothers in Transition - 4-night intensive

  • Do you have a sense that something could be better, but are unsure of how to make that happen?
  • Are you able to anticipate the needs of those around you more easily than your own?
  • Have you promised yourself time "as soon as...(fill in the blank)" but still haven't delivered on your promise?
  • Do you sense that you are running on empty, but can't figure out why or how to change it?
  • Is it hard to remember the last time you had a deep belly laugh?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, Mothers in Transition is for you! Participate in the group that gives you a place to be who you are, stretch into who you are becoming, and create a new tribe with others on the same journey through powerful discussion and experiential activities.

    October 23, 30, November 6 and 13
    Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
    Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health
    301 Shiloh Rd, State College
    Cost: $175

    "I've learned to speak my truth -Your four classes were worth more than four months of therapy -10+!!." - Multi-media Artist, PA

    Register with a friend and you both receive a $20 discount! (mention code # UR2 to redeem discount) Sign up now for the class that many moms credit with positively changing their life!

    "I feel like a totally different person. I never would have imagined that four weeks could have such an impact on my life. I am now taking control and not waiting around for change to take place." Jennifer, Reiki Practitioner, PA

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to step into a more fulfilled life as a woman, mother, and partner!

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    Stephanie Yost Mentzell, CPCC, partners with individuals and groups who are determined to find their unique expression in the world. She empowers and facilitates entrepreneurial spirits who are ready to create their own version of fulfillment in the workplace, at home, and in their whole lives. She is persistent in uncovering those aspects of self that hold a certain fire or passion and encourages bringing that spark into daily life. She specializes in partnering with women, particularly mothers, who have lost their luster and who ready to relate to their life in a fresh and inspiring way.

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    Something so powerfully effective for such a high percentage of people who have experienced it might just be worth considering. Take advantage of a free "Move it Forward" coaching session one-on-one with Stephanie.

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    Are you making anything else more important than your becoming a full participant in this life you're living?

    Just thought I'd ask...

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