Happy New Year 2020!
Whether you believe 2020 is the start of a new decade or the last year of the previous, it's a great time to take a moment to look back and reflect.
On a day-to-day basis, it can be difficult to see all the progress you've made, but when you look back over a period of time, it's much easier to appreciate how you've improved over time and just how different you really are (or aren't).
This is the first time I recall actually taking a moment to reflect on myself and all I've done over a 10-year period, and by doing this, I realized that the past ten years have been the most adventurous and exciting years of my entire life so far.
It was filled with the most significant, transformational and life changing events, personally, professionally and spiritually.
Of course publishing my first book in 2019 was a significant event and many have congratulated me on what a great achievement it is. To me, however, it represents so much more than just publishing my first book.
It represents the culmination of all the changes I've made over the past decade. It represents me, opening up and trusting the universe. It represents an alignment of my career change, it represents personal growth and confidence, and it represents changed beliefs in myself and news ways of thinking.
It's a concrete and tangible representation of how I changed as a person, on the inside.
Every experience of your past, contributes to who you are today, so be grateful for all the ups and downs, all the adventures and mishaps, as each experience provides us an opportunity to learn and grow.
So, here's to all the ups and downs to come in 2020 and to continuing adventures in the next decade!
January is off to a great start with some amazing events in South Florida and DeFuniak Springs:
January Book Signing Events
I'm exciting to be visiting my old stomping ground in South Florida. Come visit these amazing book stores, learn how cold drinks impact your health and get your signed copy of Natural Healing Techniques, Get Well & Stay Well, with Asian Bio-Energetic Therapy.
Barnes & Noble | Friday, January 10 | 5 - 8 pm EST | Pembroke Gardens Mall | Pembroke Pines, FL The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14572 SW 5th St Suite 10140, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Barnes & Noble | Friday, January 11 | 2 - 6 pm EST | Kendall Village West | Miami, FL 12405 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33186
Barnes & Noble | Friday, January 17 | 7 - 10 pm EST | University Commons | Boca Raton, FL 1400 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Books & Books | Saturday, January 18 | 3:00 - 3:30 pm EST | Coral Gables, FL 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
For more information on these and future book signing events, visit Live Your Yellow Brick Road events.
In February, you can find me at Amelia Island Book Festival on Saturday January 15, from 10 am - 5 pm. For more information, visit Live Your Yellow Brick Road events or www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/expo.
Health is a Complete State of Harmony of the Mind, Body, Emotions, & Spirit
Friday, January 24 & 25 | 10.45 am - 12:00 pm CST
This year's Chautauqua theme is 'A Journey into the World of Happiness' and I'm excited to be a guest speaker.
B.K.S. Iyengar stated 'health is a state of complete harmony of the mind, body, spirit. Join me as I take this further to discuss how Health is a Complete State of Harmony of the Mind, Body, Emotions, and Spirit. Learn more about:
the connections between the body, mind, emotions and spirit in relation to health and happiness
how disease and pain is a result of imbalanced or blocked energy
the importance of treating the body as a ‘whole’ and how our environment and habits are connected to our health issues
how solving the root cause of a health problem, causes the symptoms to disappear
ways in which you can improve or increase their well-being in body, mind, emotions and spirit to live a healthier, happier life.
Location: DeFuniak Springs, FL
Go to https://floridachautauquaassembly.org/ for updates on location and more information about all Chautauqua events.
Breathe to Heal
Monday, January 27, 6:00 pm CST
Live Your Yellow Brick Road is excited to be hosting Kathryn Mayeux in DeFuniak for Breath to Heal. Katie will be sharing the beautiful practice of breathwork and cacao.
Breathwork is an active meditation technique that takes us out of the head and deep into the heart and gut, the place where the feeling 'felt' sense lives and the home of our intuition.
This three-part Breath is part catharsis, part adult temper tantrum. It provides access to stuck energies and outdated patterns to create space for energy to move and flow.
Katie holds a safe and sacred container that allows you to be held during the deep release. Doing this work in communities allows us to connect on a raw, vulnerable level, which creates an opportunity for our circle to deepen.
Location: Live Your Yellow Brick Road, Juniper Lake, Hurley Drive, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
Reiki & Restorative Yoga
Friday, January 31, 6:45 - 8:00 pm CST
Join Vanessa Watson and me for Reiki & Restorative Yoga at CrossFit Lake DeFuniak. This is slow and gentle yoga combined with healing energies. A perfect way to de-stress from the hectic start of the New Year!
Location: CrossFit Lake DeFuniak, 203 Live Oak Ave W, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
You can visit the events page any time to stay updated with all new and upcoming events.
To your health and well-being in 2020!
Joanne Live Your Yellow Brick Road www.LiveYourYellowBrickRoad.com
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