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WHAT’S NEW? Happy Earth Day

This Sunday, April 22nd, marks the annual celebration of Earth Day- an event that will be 48 years old in 2018.  This year’s celebration will strive to “focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics (EDN).”

Blessings & love, Sheri

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Personal Retreat Intensives:
Customized 1:1 Experiences To Transform Your Love Life
Custom Dates Available

Finding yourself stuck in the midst of relationship woes & can’t seem to find relief?  Feeling unfulfilled by your partner or lack thereof? Longing for the days when you felt confident, happy & carefree about your love life?  Desiring to forgive but you don’t have a clue how to do it?  Wanting to finally find the one?

If any of this sounds like you, join me (relationship & divorce coach Melanie Scott) for a Personal Retreat Intensive.  Whether you’re in a relationship, fresh out of one, or longing to find one, a personal retreat intensive will jumpstart your love life.  Imagine what it would be like if you were calm and centered no matter what the status of your love life is, rather than emotional and unclear. Believe me – it is possible.

Details for Intensives here!

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Sogni Scolpiti – “Sculpted Dreams”
Tuscany, Italy
September 11th-19th, 2018

Spend one week surrounded by the lush scenery of olive trees in a place where you can finally learn how to break out of the confined, unfulfilling box of life that you find yourself in. No need to worry about the kids, the chaos, your boss or making dinner. Your only job is to learn how to design the life of your dreams! Reflect-Release and Refine, surrounded by women sharing the same goal, cheering you on, in beautiful Tuscany, Italy.

Begin your journey in Florence, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance, iconic, enchanting, romantic and filled with masterpieces and monuments. Seek inspiration from galleries and museums, as you begin to design your future. Then head on over to Tuscany to release the past, surrounded by olive and cypress trees in the Tuscan countryside, where Italian hospitality awaits you. Experience a peaceful country inn as you begin to break through barriers holding you back from your highest potential. Visit medieval villages, feast in farmers kitchens and sample the region’s most outstanding wines, as you free yourself from the past.

Celebrate your achievements with pampering in thermal hot springs as you continue to be enchanted by the Tuscan countryside. Reflection, motivation and inspiration will fulfill you as you realize that you are a brilliant, capable woman returning home to live the life of your dreams.

Trip Tuition:  $3997 USD based on double occupancy, single occupancy: $4697 USD

Details for Tuscany, Italy

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Are You Attached to Your Process (and afraid of the destination)?

We all are aware that the progress we make on our spiritual path has no right or wrong regardless of how we judge it – there are only lessons to be learned. However – many people use that as a justification to allow their path to be long and painful, filled with years of processing with little resolution in sight.

Even if there is no right or wrong regarding our process – we can still be honest and acknowledge when we are attached to the journey and afraid of the destination. So often we define ourselves by our suffering – after all, who would we be without our story – that we are afraid to let go of of it! We are uncertain what freedom might feel like and the level of self-responsibility required! Oh dear!

As a result, we perpetuate our story by saying “we are working on it” – and as long as we are working on it we never have to let it go. We can remain attached and savor the juiciness of the pain that defines our ego-mind rather than taking a leap of faith into the mystery of who we are and our freedom.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you are processing your issues and story with your mentor and you clearly understand there are multiple points of view about what happened and you can see them very clearly. But then a moment later you resort back to your old story with the same language again. Such a conversation might look like this:

Martyr: My father was such a jerk making me go to law school and work in a job that I can’t stand. He won’t acknowledge that he screwed up my life. Can’t he see how hard I am working, I have a family to support and can’t change careers now? Every day I suffer his pushing me and I can never live up to his vision of a successful lawyer anyway.

Mentor: Okay understood. Can you understand that your father came from no money and crawled his way up the ladder of success and he did not wish the same for you? He wanted you to have a good life financially and be able to give your family anything they needed. His pushing you was not (and is not) to hurt you or ruin your life, but to make it easier. I’m not saying it is right – I am simply saying this is his perspective. It sounds like you believe your father was purposely trying to ruin your life.

Martyr: Of course I know my dad did his best. As the youngest child – my grandfather had no money to help him and he did everything himself. He worked like a dog to help my mom and us kids have everything we wanted. But he was never there for us and always ragged me to do better.

Mentor: Okay, so your father was doing what he felt was required of him by society at the time. But that has nothing to do with you. Do you realize that you had a choice – you did not have to go to law school and even now you can change careers if you wanted? Your family would support your happiness, you are lucky to have a great wife who loves you. In addition, are you also saying you never encourage your children to do better – is it not possible that sometimes they feel like you are riding them and you are so unhappy that you are not there for them either?

Martyr: No, I don’t have a choice, you don’t understand – that jerk ruined my life and he won’t take responsibility for what he did. If I am unhappy it’s his fault.

Mentor: You mean you ruined your life and you won’t take responsibility for your situation. It is easier for you to blame it on your dad so you don’t have to take a chance doing something else. Because if you did and it didn’t work out you would have no one to blame it on but yourself and you would have to give up your sad story of the abused, tortured and martyred son. If you gave that up – who would you be in the world and what would you cling to?

Right now you know exactly what to expect in your life and your pain is the perfect amount for you to handle – that is guaranteed. But if you step out on a limb, forgive your father, and go into the unknown in creating a new life for yourself – that is not guaranteed. So as much as you say you want personal freedom on your spiritual path – you are lying to me and to yourself first and foremost, right?

Perhaps you see yourself in this story – it is simply one example of the concept of being attached to your process and story and being afraid of the destination of freedom. If you can relate to this in any way, I hope it encourages you to make a commitment to yourself for the New Year to see the truth and let it set you free ♥.

Blessings & love, Sheri

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