December 2009 Newsletter

While the run up to the festive season can be busy and stressful, I

find that the period between Christmas and New Year is a great time

for rest, renewal and reflection.  You might want to ask yourself a

few questions to help your reflections:


  - What do I want to celebrate about this year? What I am most I proud    


  - What have I learnt? What were some of the biggest 'shifts' for me?

  - What do I want to let go of at the end of this year and what am I

    embracing as I head into 2010?


So, I wish you all a wonderful holiday period - in the New Year, I'll

send a longer email with information about some up-coming workshops

that I'll be running in the spring.  But I'd like to end this email

with this gift of wonderful poem by Derek Walcott - it describes what

I want for all my clients, friends, colleagues and myself - that we

can greet ourselves arriving with elation.


Love After Love


The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other's welcome,


and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you


all your life, whom you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,


the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.


With love and laughter,

Beth Follini, CPCC


Beth Follini, CPCC

Life/Work Coach

*making changes *planning actions *exploring dreams *creating futures


'Live adventurously. When choices arise, do you take the way that offers the

fullest opportunity for the use of your gifts in the service of the community?

Let your life speak.' - Quaker Saying





Beth Follini, CPCC

Life/Work Coach

*making changes *planning actions *exploring dreams *creating futures

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