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Monday’s Random Thought: Hug it Out January 30, 2017

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Hugs. The wonder drug that has been around since the beginning of time.

I hug longer. Over the last couple of months I squeeze whom ever I am hugging a few moments longer than usual. I read that a twenty second hug produces the same endorphins, natural release of necessary chemicals as an anti-depressant. It has been over eight years since I stopped taking anti-depressants and learning this information, whether it is true or not, has caused me to lean in longer. I even tell the one being hugged, “I’m not letting go yet.”

I whisper to my son, “A little longer, I’m not done.” “I tell me daughter, get ready for a long hug.” No words need to be spoken to my hubby, the ultimate long hugger. I notice I am doing this with friends and even new folks in my world. I don’t release my arms as quickly as I did before.

I believe there is power in the hug. Silent connection. Always opens us up to vulnerability, so I always ask before just hugging, “May I give you a hug?” In that moment of giving, I too, am receiving, big time.

There is science behind it. As I am not a scientist, more a poet, seeker, word-girl type, I know I feel seen, heard, accepted, acknowledged and loved all in a hug. And of course, the longer the better. A short hug can feel like a courtesy, a formal gesture, but a long hug says without words, I am here, you are here, we are in this together.

 

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

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Monday’s Random Thought: So Blessed January 23, 2017

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 7:57 pm
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This chakra talisman gift I recently received has a little heart, of course!

Giving and receiving are two opposites that need each other I tell my clients, students and friends.  And you speak out exactly out what you need to hear even when you think it’s for others. This weekend while I had the honor, grace and privilege to facilitate 28 life coach students in their final 20 hours bringing them to graduation last night, I received. I received all weekend long in and out of class. As I reflect upon recent blessings, here is what I know:

I received LOVE from my son’s hug, my husband’s text and my daughter’s cleaning up the kitchen.

I received  PATIENCE from the opportunity to step into another’s shoes, mind and driver seat.

I received GRACE in the hummingbirds’s visit, the moon’s hello, the visitors in my dream.

I received JOY in a student’s laugh, seeing my husband’s face, a vase of tulips.

I received PEACE in a thousand loving words, the light of a single candle, my inhale & exhale, chakra gems, my daughter cleaning the kitchen (bonus points for giving me love & peace), the quiet, the noise, the dark, the light, a hundred kind words,  31 hugs, poetry, Mt. Rainier, naked trees, God’s loving embrace.

I am a giver who receives just as much as I give for it is in receiving that my heart expands, my cup overflows and my spirit dances on air.

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Be the Light January 16, 2017

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Discovered yesterday on the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We MUST watch our thoughts and take responsibility for our words and actions if we truly want change, if we truly want peace.

The best and most I can do is practice walking in love every day. It’s not an easy walk, but I must. That is why I am here.

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one Friday January 6th in West Seattle is sold out. February 3, March 3, June 2 and September 15 – available space for you, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Art from the Heart January 9, 2017

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 4:48 pm
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Heart necklace photo from my Art from the Heart book.

Last night at the Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. Demille Award for her prestigious acting career. She could have spoken on the numerous roles she played in outstanding career. She could have talked about acting. Instead, in all her grace, despite having lost her voice, she spoke ever so eloquently, like only Meryl can, took on the President elect’s outspoken lack of grace and kindness demonstrated to a disabled reporter. She addressed the topic of empathy. The audience was silent, breathing in her message. It was her last line before exiting the stage that touched me deeply, “Take your broken heart and make art.”

We can act out or we can make something beautiful. That’s what she did with her handful of minutes in front of a captive audience. That’s what we can do when the headlines break us. It is the choice we get to make when we want to scream or throw our hands up in the air. Art comes in many forms. My favorite form is in words. Words are paintbrushes on the blank canvas before us. In what we choose to say, in how we choose to express it. The spoken word, the written word. The words we think.

I have to ask myself, Will I make art today? What will I say to another? How will I speak to myself? Which words will build up another? What word will express love?

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one Friday January 6th in West Seattle is sold out. February 3, March 3, June 2 and September 15 – available space for you, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Wake Up Jenny January 2, 2017

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A rock, a word, or a talisman all anchors to ground you to what matters and in my case, WAKE ME UP.

I have chosen my word for 2017. I have been pondering and contemplating on this for a month now. It is clear to me that the word I need to anchor me to my goals, dreams and to live deeply and authentically is AWAKE. There are many habits I have that deaden my spirit and keep me on automatic pilot rather than stepping out and embracing life and the present moment. Awake tethers me to my intentions, grounds me to what matters to my heart as I choose to live with my eyes wide open.

Choosing a word rather than making a list of resolutions works for me and moves me forward. Is there a word tugging at your heart string, asking you to pay attention? What word will support you in the New Year? What is your one word intention for 2017?

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one Friday January 6th in West Seattle is sold out. February 3, March 3, June 2 and September 15 – available space for you, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463.