Spiritual

THE SOUL CONNECTION SERIES

The day is FINALLY here!  The Soul Connection Series is open for enrollment!  I am so excited to share these workshops with you!  

As I've shared previously, both workshops have been intentionally curated as a small, sacred space (think: ten people and lots of cozy vibes).  This is so we can have meaningful conversation, and create a purposeful afternoon where everyone feels like their needs are met.

The first of the two workshops is Nourish Your Soul: A Guide to Divine Self-Care.  During this workshop we will go through the nuts and bolts of what self-care is and why it is so vital to our souls, unlock any limiting beliefs of why self-care doesn't work for you, and ultimately guide you to develop a self-care ritual that is individual to you.

The second is a Vision Board Workshop.  Vision boards have been widely popular over the years, but what sets this workshop apart from others, is that we will go through a unique process that I've created where you will get crystal clear about the desires and vision that you want for your life.  This is sure to be a fun and creative afternoon!

To learn more about The Soul Connection Series and/or to enroll, click here.

As always, if you have any questions, please send me an email.

I can't wait to connect with you!

xo.  Jen

NEW FALL WORKSHOPS

Hi friends!  As I mentioned the other day, I have two workshops that are coming up this fall, and I am SO excited to share a bit about them today.  Let's jump in!  Say hello to:


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The Soul Connection Series is all about owning your desires, living an inspired life, and ultimately being in sync with your soul.  Doesn't that sound like so much fun?!  

For both workshops I am intentionally curating a small, sacred space (think: ten people and lots of cozy vibes).  This is so we can have meaningful conversation and coaching, and create a purposeful afternoon where everyone feels like their needs are met.

The first of the two workshops is Nourish Your Soul: A Guide to Divine Self-Care.  During this workshop we will go through the nuts and bolts of what self-care is and why it is so vital to our souls, unlock any limiting beliefs of why self-care doesn't work for you, and ultimately guide you to develop a self-care ritual that is individual to you.   

The second workshop is a Vision Board Workshop.  We've all heard of The Secret, right?  Well, it's not much of a secret anymore, because more and more people are recognizing that visualization is super powerful!  Vision boards have been widely popular over the years, but what sets this workshop apart from others, is that we will go through a unique process that I've created where you will get crystal clear about the desires and vision that you want in your life.  This is sure to be a fun and creative afternoon!

"Leaving today I feel a sense of renewal and excitement.  The concepts are broken down in a digestible way, and the content is so rich.  I can't wait to take what I have learned and use it in my daily life!"  

Past workshop attendee

To be the first on the list, simply fill out the form below.  Space is limited, and these workshops fill up quickly.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing more about my own journey with self-care and vision boards, and what it feels like to me.  In the mean time, if you have any questions, please reach out and let me know!  

xo.  Jen

 

I'M FEATURED ON MY FIRST PODCAST!

Good morning, friends!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Mine was spent packing, organizing, and getting ready for our move to Ventura next weekend.  So excited!

Being a Self-Love Junkie with Jennifer Seale on The Couragemakers Podcast

In other exciting news, today I am featured on my very first podcast!  Meg from That Hummingbird Life invited me on her stellar podcast, The Couragemakers.  "Courage makers is a weekly podcast for creative and passionate, mission-driven doers, makers, and world-shakers designed to inspire and encourage fellow courage makers, and spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves."  Fantastic, right?  

During our time together I share part of my story and past, and how I got to where I am in the present moment.  We also talk a lot about shifting from self-doubt and guilt to self-love and listening to your intuition.  Such great authentic conversation!

Meg is a wonderful interviewer (and now dear friend) and provided such a safe, gentle space for me to share, and I am so grateful for this opportunity.  Thank you Meg!

LISTEN HERE

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your love!

xo.  Jen

SHOWING YOURSELF KINDNESS AND COMPASSION

Good morning, friends!  

Lately I have been re-reading Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff.  This book is truly incredible, and while I have mentioned it before, but I feel like I am picking up different bits of wisdom and insight with each page I turn.  I highly recommend it!

When life is tough and stressful, or when we make mistakes (which is bound to happen because we're human), the first thing many of us tend to do is beat ourselves up, or make ourselves wrong.  

I really love this quote by Kristin Neff, because it shows us how to look at the situation with a new set of glasses.  Does beating ourself up really help the situation?  No.  Does picking out every little comment that we said or action that we made make it better?  No.  Then lets look at it differently.

How can we show ourselves more kindness and compassion during a difficult time?  Maybe it's through seeking what we need in that moment, whether it be a quiet moment alone, picking up take-out on the way home from work, a hug from a friend, or something else.  Such food for thought, yes?  

I've found for myself that when I look within and see how I can provide comfort to my soul, (even if it is as simple as having Starbucks make my coffee for me), compassion sets in, and I tend to see the situation differently.  

What about you?  I'd love to hear how you show yourself kindness and compassion during times of need!

xo.  Jen  

P.S. Exciting stuff coming up at The HHB!  Stay tuned!  

LIFE LATELY

Dad and I, circa 2013

Dad and I, circa 2013

Hi beauties!

As I shared on Friday, I sort of fell off the blogging world, and took a few weeks off from posting.  It wasn't exactly planned either...

I'll start by saying that my Dad gave me full permission to share. 

I got an early morning group text (to my brothers and I) from my Mom on 3/22 basically saying, "Say a prayer for your Dad, I'm taking him to the ER.  He's been having back pain."  I really didn't react too strongly, but rather said a quick prayer, and texted back: "What's going on?  Maybe he needs an adjustment [chiropractor]?"  I should have prefaced first by saying that both my parents have always been healthy, aren't on any medications, and neither complain of "aches and pains."  They're blessed (still are), and I am so thankful for that.

So, I didn't hear anything for a while, and the more I started to think about it (and because my Dad actually consented to going to the ER), I started to get a little worried.  I called my Mom while I was taking a lunch break, and she proceeds to say "The doctor thinks he had a heart attack, and they are admitting him.  He'll have an angiogram in a few hours."

Wait, what?!  Back up a second.  A heart attack? 

I immediately threw a bunch of random stuff in a bag, grabbed Charlie (Greg was out of town), hopped in the car, zipped up to Ventura, and went straight to the hospital.  Dad ended up having to have an angioplasty done and a stent put it.  This was all completely stressful and surreal for my Mom and I, and I could only imagine what was going on in my Dad's head.  More happened over the course of the week, but really, none of it is that relevant at this point.  We are just happy my Dad is alive and doing well.  That is what's most important.

All of this was very scary for our family, and really put life into perspective for each of us.  For me, it brought up a lot of anxiety that I didn't know existed.  It was a horrible feeling, which was why taking a break from blogging was completely necessary.  The anxiety has slowly been dissipating, but for a while, it was as if I was on high alert 24/7.  I didn't want to leave the room without my phone, I was constantly checking up on my family, and I hated that I was over an hour away from Ventura.  I kept questioning life, which was something that felt completely unnatural for me.

Dad and I, circa 1988

Dad and I, circa 1988

Even though the heart attack was an awful experience that I don't want to ever happen again, I feel blessed by the lessons learned, and even more blessed that my Dad is here and healthy. Love you, Dad!

Thank you all for being here, sharing this with me, and being a safe sounding board for vulnerability.  I appreciate you all!

xo.  Jen