Wisdom Notes for a Well-Fed Holiday has closed for 2012 and will reopen again in November 2013.
Imagine a holiday season that truly feeds you.
Imagine feasts that don’t leave you sick and stuffed, but instead leave you satiated and deeply pleasured.
Imagine festive parties that don’t leave you wanting more, but instead leave you connected and deeply joyful.
Imagine closing out the year in deeper relationship with yourself.
If this is the kind of holiday season you hunger for, one that will nourish you, Wisdom Notes for a Well-Fed Holiday can help.
Rachel’s Wisdom Notes were like precious gifts in my stocking every morning. Such seemingly simple concepts like “what am I still carrying” and gentle reminders to bring simple acts of kindness to others sustained me throughout the holiday season. I was thankfully reminded that this time of year is not about buying fancy gifts or stuffing my face at the family table. Plus her comforting recipes – especially the one for homemade Chai tea – are ones that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Starting November 19th (the week of American Thanksgiving) and ending December 31 (New Years Eve), Monday through Friday, you’ll receive a delicious and personal daily note from me.
For these six weeks, and for only $30, I’ll be sharing inspiration for being well-fed (not well-stuffed) through this holiday season.
This will include personal reflections, practices, inquiries, and simple, grounding recipes.
Sign up by November 18th and each day of the week you’ll receive wisdom on a different topic:
:: Mondays: Slowing down
:: Tuesdays: Letting go
:: Wednesdays: Inviting in
:: Thursdays: Giving + receiving
:: Fridays: Grounding (includes a recipe)
And I’ll be supporting you in:
:: Staying connected to your body
:: Being with difficult emotions (and family members)
:: Eating in an attuned way
:: Embracing imperfection
:: Tapping into the meaning and spirit of the season
Wisdom Notes have helped me to slow down and be with my body as the world around me speeds up and un-negotiated pressures build. It felt like having a wise friend sitting with me daily, reminding me that I don’t have to participate in anything that I don’t want to. . . and conversely, that I can choose to enjoy all the chaos, activity, and emotion that’s all around in the season.
For all the gift giving and eating, this time of year is notorious for leaving us wanting more. It seems no amount of money spent or cookies eaten can really give us what we seek: a meaningful, restorative, and nourishing holiday.
The Wisdom Notes for a Well-Fed Holiday will guide you towards a way of being this season that feeds you.
Is this an e-course?
No. These are simple, daily notes that serve to inspire and guide you during the holiday season. There is no lesson plan or homework. You can use the notes as much or as little as is helpful to you. Some people will simply read them while others will adopt new daily practices to support themselves.
Is there a community component?
No. There are no discussion boards or a private Facebook group. My experience is that we have enough going on this time of year and Wisdom Notes are meant to make your life better and easier, not create more ways for you to be online.
I’m busy, will this take up a lot of my time?
I know your lives are full and these gentle notes will be powerful and brief.
What does it cost?
The six weeks of Wisdom Notes costs $30.
Can I give Wisdom Notes as a gift?
Absolutely! When you click the sign up button you’ll be taken to PayPal. Simply enter the full name and email address of the recipient in the “Add special instructions to the seller” field and your friend will be the one added to the Wisdom Notes list.
More Praise for Wisdom Notes for a Well-Fed Holiday
Oh, how these resonate. This is such a genius idea, and such a wonderful tool to have during these weeks, Rachel. Can’t tell you how lovely it is to wake up to these and start my day thinking about this juicy, challenging, wonderful stuff.
Rachel has a way about her that wonderfully teaches you to ask yourself “what am I truly hungry for”? I am uncovering my true hungers after years of filling up on things that did not satisfy me. Rachel goes about this beautifully and simply by teaching through her Wisdom Notes. So refreshing, you will love Rachel gentle spirit.
I’m receiving your Wisdom Notes and I dedicate a bit of time every day to work on them. I find them wonderful. they help me focus on important aspects and they make me think about hurdles and difficulties in different more freeing ways. Your warmth and kindness are great in supporting me while I try to focus on tender spots. For all this, a very heartfelt thank you.
I have to admit I signed up for Wisdom Notes on a whim. I knew that the Holidays were going to be difficult this year…These past months have been a whirling twist of grief and transformation in my life. I have been learning a lot about self care and dialing in to hear what I need.. The Wisdom Notes each morning give me something to look forward to and have helped me stay out of the despair but also honor the grief I am processing…So for me your prompts to pay attention, listen in and honor my needs are working in my life. I thank you for your kindness and gentleness. I really need that at this time in my life.
I admit, I am just now catching up with Wisdom Notes. As has been my pattern, I’m trying to do too much, but even in the doing I am sensing this new awareness bubbling up, space expanding and clearing, an understanding of a new way of being developing. And as has happened so often in the past year, there’s Rachel, the voice of sanity, of compassion, giving the most gentle, loving reminders.
Your Wisdom Notes are great! I like the format, with emails Monday through Friday and a break on the weekend. You always have something interesting or thought provoking to say. The suggestion of keeping a journal for this really deepens and personalizes the concepts. I’ve already had a few insights, plus there have been welcome reminders of things I’ve already discovered.
I wanted to send a quick note to share my experience with the Wisdom Notes so far. What has resonated with me most so far is treating and receiving myself with an attitude of compassion, understanding, and support, which has been totally facilitated by your tone in the prompts. When I’ve undertaken “self-improvement” activities in the past, I realize one of the pitfalls for me is undertaking them with an attitude of striving to be good. Even though I might start out with an intention to bring more peace or clarity into my life and relationship with myself, I interfere with that goal by worrying about being good or feeling like a failure if I don’t meet my own expectations. With your invitations in the Wisdom Notes I remember that I undertake your suggested practices, and other practices like meditation or yoga, to nourish and become closer to myself. A loving, compassionate voice definitely facilitates this more than the voice of a drill sergeant. Thank you for pouring so much love and compassion into the Wisdom Notes.
I have appreciated the gentle guidance toward centeredness that Rachel has provided this holiday season. I look forward to receiving the Wisdom Notes daily. They never feel like another have-to in an already busy season.
It is amazing how Rachel’s Wisdom Notes seem to be written especially for me. It speaks to our society’s common experience throughout the holiday season: our shared expectations, stressors, disappointments and joys. A few of the notes have resonated with me such that I shared them with a friend, only to have the friend ask me how I always know exactly what it is they need to hear that day. Rachel is an excellent guide on the journey to determine what it is I am hungry for this season in all areas of my life, and how to find what I am searching for.
Receiving the Wisdom Notes is like taking a long, important journey with Rachel as your wise and intrepid guide, a true friend. Sometimes playful, sometimes challenging, she encourages us to look deeply, feel deeply and to live our lives as wholeheartedly as possible.
Rachel is the definition of ease. She radiates stillness and peace – and it is highly contagious. I have had the honor of both being coached by Rachel and receiving her wonderful Wisdom Notes – and I have to say that both times Rachel has managed to outdo my expectations. I have learned so much about myself, and I can definitely see that our work together has helped me become more compassionate and gentle towards both myself and other people. Rachel is one of the most inspiring and real teachers and healers I know.
Rachel’s Wisdom notes were gifted to me at a really difficult time in my life, and so truly needed. Her daily notes were short enough read and digest that it wasn’t ‘one more thing’ to receive them! Day by day, I was reminded to take it easy in lots of accessible, self nurturing ways.
These bite-sized notes have been chock full of practical tips and insightful wisdom for moving through the holiday season with more ease and peace. They’ve been like little daily touchstones – reminders of ways to stay centered and grounded during this emotionally charged time of the year.
Rachel is a wise and gentle guide for exploring the thorny issue of eating, particularly during the stressful holiday season. I am taking away both practical ideas and shifts in how I view these issues.
Rachel’s Wisdom Notes turned my holiday season into a time for significant reflection and self-development. A time that is usually hectic, full of fear and anxiety (not to mention over-indulgent) became more mindful. I had my moments, but at the end of the season, I found myself feeling different… Like something had shifted. Rachel helped me to make room for something very important: myself.