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The Power of Joy
Remember What IS Important
by: Nancy Werteen
Darn snuck up on me again. Seriously it's not a surprise when Christmas is. It's on the calendar all year, for years and years in fact. And yet, every year, despite my lamenting that, "This year I'm going to be early," I find myself in a full fledged panic the week before our happy holiday. My mind pulses with the cookies I haven't made, the gifts I haven't wrapped yet, the caroling I always think would be such a great idea to do but never get around to. Sigh.

But you know what? It all gets done, well most of it anyway. What doesn't get done probably isn't that important anyway. This year I'm trying to remember what IS important and let some of the other things go. I'm going to sit back and wrap up some gratitude along with everything else. I'm going to stop and take a breath and inhale everything inspiring that the season has to offer. I'm going to be like those "who's" down in "who-ville", who have no trees or treasures but are still smiling. And maybe this is one thing on the list I actually will get done!!
Nuggets of Wisdom
From:  Sally Lou Loveman, former Audience Producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show and now owner of Love Speaks
We had the pleasure of talking with one of our Wisdom Advisors, Sally Lou Loveman, former Audience Producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show and now owner of Love Speaks about the topic of change.  Sally Lou shared her journey with us following the end of the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as her thoughts and advice on how to view change as an opportunity.  

Click here to listen to our podcast with Sally Lou.

And if you missed our most recent episode of The Wisdom Coalition TV Program titled Everything Changes, click here to watch it online.  Change can be frightening but it is inevitable for all of us in most aspects of our lives. But there is a way to embrace change and use it as an opportunity, we’ll show you how. 
The Power of Why
Give the Gift of Your Presence
by: Kim Howie
This time of year typically offers us more opportunities to spend quality time with our family and friends.  Yet, are we fully present during those interactions?

We tend to be so busy thinking about what needs to be done that we don't take the time to stop and enjoy the holiday season.  If we're not shopping and preparing for the many special occasions, then we're mentally absorbed in the act of scanning the to-do list and beating ourselves up for not accomplishing enough.  

We often find ourselves trying to simply survive the holidays rather than taking time to find joy in the moments that make up the holiday season.  Keeping on top of our long to-do list creates added stress in our lives.  Being mindful is key to increasing joy in our lives, and joy is the antidote to stress!

This year we encourage you to take time to be aware of when you are not fully present in the moment, and actively make the choice to give the gift of your full presence to your family and friends.  Let go of the stress created by the desire for perfection and truly be present in each and every moment of this magical season!
The Power of Now
The WC News and Events
We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 4th for our Winter Renewal Retreat!  Here's a sneak peak at what you can expect:

-A self defense demonstration with tips on self confidence led by black belt and self defense instructor Steve Mittman.
-A live podcast with audience interaction on the subject of learning to cherish our own selves. 
-A group paper flower making class with Kate Antonsen of Lille Syster in Easton
-Light yoga and centering activity led by LivingRoom Yoga
-Networking and socializing

More Information about ticket sales coming soon.
The Who Behind The Wisdom Coalition
The Wisdom Coalition, LLC has been created by Kim Howie, Certified Health Coach, author, and designer of the Pure Energy Program, and Nancy Werteen, television news reporter and anchor with WFMZ-TV-69, currently producing a series called, “Life Lessons” which focuses on health and wellness tips, along with guidance and support from advising partner, Heather Rodale, VP of Community Outreach and a member of the Board of Directors for Rodale Inc., as well as founder of the not-for-profit organization, Healing Through The Arts.

The Wisdom Coalition has an amazing Wisdom Advisors with diverse skills who provide advice and support.

Our Mission: To create a collaborative community to help women flourish, thrive, and find joy in the journey of life.

Our Basis:  We believe in the power of women supporting other women and the wisdom we all have to teach one another how to find joy in the journey of life.
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