Peace begins with a smile.
-Mother Teresa

Great holiday gift ideas

My dear friends,

Happy Holidays! With the hustle and bustle of the season, making your shopping list (and checking it twice), parties and travel plans, like most people, you probably don't have a lot of time for self-care and pampering. Well my dear friend, pour yourself some soothing hot tea or coffee and have a seat. Take a nice inhale through your nose and open up your mouth and exhale fully and empty your lungs. With this next breath, close your eyes and drop your shoulders as you exhale... repeat a few times...

Holiday Season is supposed to be happy and magical times of family and friends coming together and share the gift of love... when did it become so stressful? It's not supposed to be this way and you can change it, yes you. Start by creating two columns on a piece of paper.

The things that stress me out! What I'm going to do about it
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Spend some time writing in the two columns. Remember that YOU are the one in the driver seat and make choices every moment of your life. Real and life lasting changes begins with small (bite size pieces) ways of doing things differently. Making small changes will add up to great transformations, without shocking your system. Take good care and Happy Holidays!

Be well,

Sepideh


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Life on a Good Note

Course description: Socrates said that "The unexamined life is not worth living" and this course takes his Pronouncement as its primary motive. The Examined Life is designed to introduce students to literature helping them develop richer, inner lives, discover their passions, overcome fears, set goals and live more fulfilled lives. This class is ideal for students of all ages and backgrounds. Among other requirements, this class will include a series of self-reflective journaling assignments allowing students to reflect of their journey.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - March 26
9:30-11:30am

Conejo Valley Adult Education
1025 Old Farm Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-2761 Ext. 1030

Mom 101

Course description: Ideal for moms who are trying to figure out the next chapter... are you ready to return to the workforce or are you looking for something new and exciting? You?ll discover SIMPLE ways to connect to your passions, set realistic goals and create an action plan. This class will help you decide what you really want to do next!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - March 13
9:30-11:30am

Conejo Valley Adult Education
1025 Old Farm Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-2761 Ext. 1030