What I learned in 2011, and what it has to do with you
The New Year ?buzz? is already here, but before I get into the excitement and promises of the New Year, I took some time this week to reflect. Every morning I wrote 3 pages in my journal, allowing all the ?stuff? to come up with no special structure. What a rolle rcoaster this year has been! And although I enjoyed the ride, there were up moments and down moments.
On a personal level, my daughter who is 18 left home and moved away. My son, who is 22, came back home after graduating from college. Big adjustment for all of us. One of the hardest lessons for parents. We moved to a new house. My dad?s Alzheimer got worst. Lots of transitions and change which brought up some joy as well as fear, sadness and doubt. My family needed a lot of my attention this year. I had to switch between the ?mom hat? and the ?daughter hat? often, while seeking balance between my personal and professional life. Looking back, 3 things kept me going and growing:
- Being willing to get honest about what’s really going on in my head & heart, what thoughts, beliefs and emotions drive me and having the courage to take control over them.
- Asking for support ? I have worked with a coach, joined a support group, shared with my husband and with friends, and got centered every morning for a spiritual support as well. I have learned to ask for support and to accept support.
- Living my passion and doing service for others was a big one for me this year. My natural tendency is to put life on hold when something is going on either with my dad or with my children. So many of you kept holding a mirror in front of my face, reminding me to take care of myself no matter what is going on around me.
You, my dear students, clients and friends, provided me with the opportunity to care from my heart, to serve you from a place of passion, and for that, I am so grateful to you all. One of my clients, Colleen, ended her email recently with ?I wish you all the best in your practice! You are changing lives, Michal! Keep it up!? Just a few words but what an amazing encouragement. Doing something I love and watching how it changes your lives for the better keeps me going.
So what does it all have to do with you?
I invite you to learn from my experience and make a change in your life.
Get honest and be willing to change your thoughts and beliefs. Ask for support. Share from your heart. Live your passion and allow others to hold a mirror in front of your face.
Let me help you, just like I allowed others to help me.
The new programs I developed for 2012 come from a lifetime as a balance seeker and all the lessons I have learned from you. Although this is still a business and I try to sell and promote these programs, they are a pure reflection of my journey and truly bring balance and joy to people’s lives. They bring results.
So don’t stop reading here. Spend a few minutes and check out the opportunities for growth I’m offering in 2012:
- Watch this result-driven video and take the Balance-Index Assessment. Taking this assessment myself was the beginning of my new life. It can happen to you too.
- If you are a woman in any stage of Empty Nest, join me and Dr. Anne Namnoum for the first meeting of the Atlanta ?Empty Nest, Full Life? community on January 19th. If you can’t join us but would like to be part of our community, please email me.
- If you live in the Atlanta area, join me this coming Thursday, 1/5/2012 for my inspiring talk ?Overstressed or balanced? The Choice is truly Yours!? at the Life Dance Wellness Center in Covington, Georgia.
- Get on my VIP List and be the first to get the information about my newest ?Stop Being Overwhelmed with Responsibilities and start feeling Happy and Fulfilled? online program which starts on January 23rd. (You can do it from anywhere).The details of this program are still a secret, but if you email me and get on my VIP list you will be first to get the information. I expect a huge turn-out to this program and space is limited. Email me now.
Again ? I am here to help you.
I have learned so much from you and from my personal journey and I have used all my experience, creativity and talent to develop these programs.
Thank you for being part of my ride in 2011 and let’s have an amazing ride together in 2012.
P.S. Make a difference in somebody else’s life and forward this to them.