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A Stay-At-Home Guide for Cultivating Peace & Joy

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Cancelled plans? Stuck at home?

Missing loved ones?

Feeling a sense of dread as you look ahead at the calendar?

You’re not alone.

In the midst of circumstances threatening to steal our peace and our joy, we can choose to be present and cultivate peace and joy right where we are.

I created this free guide to help.

Planning to be Present is a beautiful 7-page PDF guide that includes questions and space to reflect, write, and record to help you cultivate peace and joy in the present. 

This guide will help you: 

  • name what you’re missing this season, 
  • notice what is in your control, 
  • help you make decisions and set intentions, 
  • and set your heart on peace and joy. 

To grab your guide, simply fill out this form* and check your inbox (or spam folder):

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Preview some of the pages you’ll find inside:

Read the note I wrote inside:

In light of the changes, unknowns, fears, and losses in 2020, you might be entering into the holiday and winter season with some added weariness in your heart. The days dip deeper into darkness and the air temperatures grow chillier and chillier. And perhaps, once again, life seems to be “shutting down” in the midst of travel bans, quarantines, stay-at-home orders, and school and business closures.

Maybe you’re looking at the weeks ahead noticing the absence of the usual people, plans, and seasonal joys you’ve come to expect. A sense of dread becomes an unwanted companion nudging you to stay in bed and wake up when this is all through. I noticed this in myself as I looked ahead at my calendar. I feared running out of margin and bitterness building. How could my heart have room to breathe and find wonder in this season that carries its own pains and poses new challenges?

Years ago my therapist taught me how to forward plan through potentially trying situations. It’s been an immensely helpful practice and one I offer you in the form of a few reflective questions.

Many things are out of our control, but we can control how we show up to our lives. Even in the midst of loss or canceled plans, it is possible to show up to our days without dread weighing us down or feeling like a dead battery. Let these questions guide you toward peace and joy in the coming days and weeks. We don’t have to shut down. We can experience the fullness of the present moment. Let’s lean in together.

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I'm a bereaved mom, former English teacher and stay-at-home mom (to two growing boys), veteran military spouse married to my high school sweetheart, contemplative creative, writer, and writing coach. I'm all about spreading the love of writing as a way of healing and hope.

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