Category Archives: – Liisa Gavlick

Life Transitions: Uncovering and Birthing Your Authentic Self

The following six elements are inherent in a Life transition: reorientation, personal growth, authentication, creativity, spirituality, renewal. A life transition can be thought of as the closing of one door and the opening of another. As our old life decomposes a new life begins to form and grow from the old. Life may be giving you an opportunity to live outside the box and escape the confines of a life that has grown too small… Continue reading

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It’s My Choice

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Surfing Waves of Thought, Emotion & Sensations

  Here on the Monterey Peninsula it is evident that as we head further into fall and begin to round the corner on winter, the  ocean has taken on a restless quality. Many days contain a high surf and you … Continue reading

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When stress is high, when a life transition begins to feel overwhelming, when frustration is at an all time high and your last nerve is about to snap, remember to BREATHE! This week I have been keeping our breath at … Continue reading

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Self Care, You’re Not Being Selfish

So what is “self care” and why is it important? I view it in terms of “caring for self” on multiple levels including our relationships, body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Are you nurturing your body by eating healthy food? Do … Continue reading

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Outswimming Fear

This video completely enthralled me. I found myself clapping, laughing, and feeling admiration for the little Penguin. The little Penguin didn’t give in, and it didn’t give up. It continued to outmaneuver the Orcas and remained out of their reach. The instinct to survive was strong. I saw deeper lessons to be learned from this brave little bird of the Antarctic… Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Do you feel as if you are not making progress in your life and it frequently seems when you take two steps forward, you take one step back?….

It is helpful to reframe these thoughts when they invade our mind before they cause not only our thoughts but also our mood to spiral downward. Instead, we can choose to view the step back as a welcomed break, similar to the natural rhythmic pause between our in-breath and out-breath.

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