Here we are already at the mid-point of the year. In June we mark the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. It is a time to pause and take stock of how the year has unfolded so far and to make any changes or course adjustments as we look toward the second half of the year.
This is a good time to allow yourself what may feel like the luxury of introspection. In the midst of the burgeoning activity and expansiveness of warmer weather, I make it a practice to find some time during this month to stop and look at my life and how my year is unfolding. What have I done that has felt meaningful and fulfilling? Are there instances when I have not followed my heart? What happened and how did I feel about that? How am I feeling about where I am, right here and right now? What do I want to accomplish in the remaining months of the year? Are there changes I want to make in how I navigate the second half of this year?

We are not programmed to value this inner exploration, but doing so can make all the difference. As we race through the days of our lives, it is important to stop every so often and notice the direction in which we’re heading, and to course correct, if necessary. It is important to honor ourselves, to celebrate how far we’ve come, to take a breath and just be where we are in the moment, and then to step into the next moment knowing that each moment is a new beginning. Each moment offers the gift of acceptance and possibility, the possibility to heal and to re-create ourselves and our lives. Now is the perfect time!

Please join me and the amazing women of the Santa Fe Chapter of TTN for our inspiring programs and lively events. This month is our annual members’ picnic on June 24 th , and if you join by June 22 nd we’ll send you an Evite with all the details. We hope you will join us!

“This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” - Margaret Atwood
—Ellen Wetzel