As the school year begins, I would like to
dedicate this issue of Fresh Juice to learners of all
ages - in the hope that you will decide to step out of
your comfort zone and sign up for a new class in
Living Full-Out. There is open enrollment in
and no waiting in line for the life is yours to
I recently tried on my version of courage and
surfing lesson. As someone who has experienced
nightmares of tidal waves all of my life, it was a big
deal for me to actually choose to put myself in the
mouth of a wave - even if it was puny in comparison
to my mind's picture of terror.
The result is an unexplainable connection to the
water and to surfing in general, as well as an
increased sense of who I am and of what I am
capable. I actually can stand on top of all of that
rushing water, and move with the force underneath
me rather than get pummeled by it! Risking my place
of comfort gave me the confidence to translate that
one success into everything I choose. I'm learning
to "surf" with what bumps come my way, and ride
the waves of my days with a big fat juicy smile!
Here's to you finding your version of courage and
success, and as always, to living on purpose,
|from MOM to WOW! Turning Moms' Lives Upside Down
Participate in a class of dynamic self-discovery and
change with others on the same journey.
miss out on this opportunity to
claim your full life as a woman, a mother, and a
partner while finally achieving the balance in your life
that you've been seeking.
Due to popularity and by request, this class has
increased by two weeks; expanded to include both
an evening and a daytime series; and now includes
an individual Whole Life session at the
- Put yourself at the top of your priority list
(without sacrificing your productivity);
- Create more time and energy for your full life;
- Discover a deeper sense of purpose and direction
that you ever believed possible.
To register for the local class, or if you are
participating in a class for long-distance moms via
telephone, send an email to Stephanie now, and turn
your life upside down in the direction of WHO YOU
1-hour free introductory teleclasses are also
"If you want to succeed you should strike out
on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of
accepted success." -John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
For many, September is a good month for opening
new doors, even if entering the next grade in school
is no longer what creates the push into new and
uncomfortable situations. You may protest, "Why
would I want to feel UNCOMFORTABLE?"
Because as a student entering a new year, along with
that uncomfortable, don't-know-what's-around-each-
corner feeling, new territory was conquered!
Each interaction was rich with possibility as you
made the choice to act either in old
familiar or new expansive ways.
The end of the first day or week of school also
presented an original perspective: surviving
new and uncomfortable situations gives you more
confidence to move forward. When the next big
adventure knocks at your door, you are more willing
and able to answer the call. Sure, there are
rough spots. But in the end, like an awkward colt
learning to walk, a new applicable life skill is the
As adults, taking a class is one sure
way to open a new door, but it can be as easy
as taking a swim in the ocean if you usually only sit
on the beach. Perhaps it is a stretch for you to
enter into the world of your child (at any age) for a
set time and let go of any control of how the play or
talk will go. Get curious! See what comes up in
the space of these new endeavors. This
is the recipe for true learning, growth and success.
Perhaps because as adults we know we have this
ability to recreate our life in each single moment that
we allow so many to pass us by without change. But
what if this is all we get? What if we are in the PhD
program of our life now? What new door will you
open to make
this your best school year to date? What teacher
will best support this learning for you? As always,
Send your comments/questions to the Whole
Life Coach via email.
|Upcoming Local Events
Truth-Telling Circles for Women
Registration is on-going, and so is the learning!
The next session begins on October 4 and moves to
every other Wednesday. It's not too late
to make yours the next voice heard! Cost is $100 for
three 2-hour daytime sessions.
Free Informational public talk
What is Whole Life Coaching and what can it
for you? 7 pm, Nature's
State College, PA, September 7
Whole Life: Integrating the Masculine and
Feminine Within:A full-day workshop co-
Whole Life Coach, Stephanie Yost Mentzell
and Certified Life Coach, John Bellanti,
D.Ed. Dates and details TBA
|Space to Breathe
Space to Breathe is the monthly section of
designed to use when journaling, dreaming, or when
you just plain have a minute to yourself. It is
designed to give you a springboard for self-
What new skill (personal, professional or
otherwise) are you yearning to apprentice with or
"What is possible for me in my life by
stretching the boundaries
of my comfort zone and daring to investigate new
territory for myself?"
"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."
Take a look around you. What is working? What
could use some fine-tuning, and what is asking to be
revealed from within? Chances are you are able
think of one thing you have wanted to be, learn or
do that is, up until now, unrealized and could be
Take advantage of one of best ways to catapult
your life into your right action with individualized
whole life coaching. Apprentice with your true
and learn how to create the path to your fullest
If not now, when? When will you consider
yourself worthy of pursuing such deep learning within
What's at risk if you don't take the stand to demand
your full expression in the world? No one else can do
it for you: it is up to you to take the first step. In
the voice of a classmate from
years past, "I dare you!"
Trust that still, small voice that says, "This
work, and I'll try it." -Diane Mariechild
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