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  • Connecting to Your Passion & Power Presented by Kathleen Schafer
  • The Power to Change
    • Each of us has the power to change our world
      • “ Be the change you wish to see in the world.” --Gandhi
    • Know you are in control
    • Take responsibility for your life
    • Empowerment means inner power supersedes any external power
  • Release Your Personal Power
    • Need to get in-touch with who you are
    • Understand your passions, desires and purpose in life
    • Build the capacity to effectively lead in the world
    • Use your power to create change that serves others
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  • Who Are You?
    • What are your unique leadership skills and strengths?
    • How can you use them effectively to create change?
    • What is the best way for you to work with others to create this change?
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  • Environment
    • You are a reflection of your environment
    • Positive space creates positive energy in you and those around you
    • You are in constant exchange with your environment
    • Spending time in nature is essential to your well-being
  • Environmental Action Steps
    • What does your home/office say about you?
      • Start with your bedroom—make it a reflection of who you are
      • Next move on to your workspace and then others
    • Spend at least 15 minutes in nature each day
      • Connect to the natural seasonal rhythms
  • Personal Body
    • Ayurvedic body types
      • Vata
      • Pitta
      • Kapha
    • Six tastes of food
      • Sweet, sour, salty
      • Bitter, pungent, astringent
  • Healthy Eating Habits
    • Include all six tastes at every meal
    • Sit quietly while eating (no standing)
    • Eat when you are hungry (not upset)
    • Leave your stomach, at least, ¼ empty
    • Eat fresh, organic, lovingly prepared food
    • Sit for a few moments after you are finished, then take a short walk
  • Eating Action Steps
    • Focus on eating at least one fresh food at each meal
    • Be conscious of your eating your meals—this is not a sideline activity
    • Get up a walk for a few minutes at the end of your meal
  • Energetic Body
    • Three types of exercise
      • Flexibility—stretching
      • Strength—weight bearing
      • Endurance—aerobic
    • Exercise for each body type
    • All exercise increasing your prana or life energy
  • Energetic Action Steps
    • Integrate all three forms of exercise into your weekly routines (optimally 3-4 times/week)
    • Go to bed by 10:00 p.m. arise no later than 6:00 a.m.
    • Spend a few moments each day focused on your breath—be aware of the life energy in your body
  • Your Mind
    • Place where all sensory perceptions are registered
      • Hot, cold, hungry, satisfied, etc.
    • Emotions
    • Feelings
    • Desires
  • Emotions of the Mind
    • A state of consciousness having to do with the arousal of feelings.
    • Any various complex reactions with various mental and physical reactions, such as, love, hate, joy, fear, etc.
    • Strong feelings
  • Feelings of the Mind
    • An awareness, consciousness, sensation
    • An opinion or sentiment
    • A premonition
    • An impression or emotional quality
  • Desires of the Mind
    • A strong wish or craving
    • An asking for something—a request
    • A thing or person desired
  • The Power of the Mind
    • You are in control—you are not a victim of your emotions, feelings and desires
    • Emotions and feelings are an indicator of your level of connectedness
      • Feelings of love and joy indicate your are balanced
    • Desires are rays you send into the future to guide your along your path
      • The better your feel about your desires the easier they are achieved
      • Deattachment is the key to unleasing the power of desire
  • Mindful Action Steps
    • Practice living in the present moment
      • All is well
    • Focus on the wholeness of all that exists in the moment
      • Accept it
    • Allow yourself to trust the power of your inner wisdom
    • Practice Emotional Release
  • Emotional Release
    • Take responsibility for your emotions
    • Identify the emotion: I feel _____________.
    • Witness the emotions and feelings in your body
    • Express the emotion to yourself in private
    • Release the emotion
    • Share the emotional release with someone
    • Rejuvenate and celebrate!
  • Your Intellect
    • Discriminates: sees the difference between things
      • Discernment: keen perception, judgement, insight, acumen
    • Makes decisions: a judgement or conclusion reached or given
    • Processes: the course of “being done”
  • Leadership Connection
    • Kathleen Schafer