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Midlife Rebellion

Midlife Rebellion

I was too young for the cultural rebellion of the 60’s, but I’ve decided I’m at the perfect age for a personal rebellion in my 6th decade. I have spent the better part of my adulthood in search of perfection-or at least betterment of my physical, emotional and spiritual self. I have embraced the self… Continue >>>

Newsletter Jan. 2020

Newsletter Jan. 2020

Hi, all- The heavy rains over Christmas left everything looking clean and sparkly over the holidays.  The air smelled fresh, and the world glistened with tiny raindrops.  As I admired the familiar landscape outside my home that suddenly looked new, I was struck with how a tiny shift in perspective can change how we see… Continue >>>

Awaken Your Dreams

Awaken Your Dreams

SOLD OUT! RETREAT DETAILS FOR THIS RETREAT HAVE BEEN CHANGED.  CONTACT DEANNA AT deannabates.newpathways@gmail.com for more information. Are you longing for a day just for you?  A day to put aside your to do list, set aside the voices clamoring for your attention and take some time for yourself? Time to awaken your dreams?  Time… Continue >>>

Another Holiday Season

Another Holiday Season

Hi, all- Here we are in another holiday season.  It’s the time of the year for me when the days speed up and the to do list seems to lengthen by the minute.  Even though I don’t have young children in the household, this season always seems to be filled with more “shoulds” than “would… Continue >>>

I Worried

I Worried

  Worrying is part of my nature.  Some part of me feels that if I worry enough, I can stop bad things from happening to myself or people I love.  This is such wrong thinking on my part.  All worrying does is stop me from living my best life.  If I am focused on the… Continue >>>

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Hi, all- I had the privilege of hosting a one day retreat by the beach recently, Live Your Best Life Now.  On a warm October day, a wonderful group of women gathered at the beautiful Hotel Indigo in Del Mar, California. We journaled, we shared, we laughed and there might have been a few tears,… Continue >>>

Together, We’re Stronger

Together, We’re Stronger

I was reminded at a recent retreat of the power and support of having a group of like minded women coming together to share their challenges and wisdom.  You could almost hear an inaudible sigh as women nodded in recognition of the problems and resolutions that were shared. How often do we feel alone and… Continue >>>

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

  I am in a life long struggle as a recovering people pleaser.  I say recovering because I am aware of my tendencies to prioritize the happiness of others over my own.  I use the term “life long struggle” because I recognize my tendencies, but struggle daily with my quest to please everyone else around… Continue >>>

A New Start

A New Start

Hi, all- There is something about late August that tugs at me as a retired teacher.  Even though the weather is hot and your body sweats in the summer heat, the stores are filled with back to school supplies and you feel the excitement in the air.  As the new school year begins, I feel… Continue >>>

A New Day

A New Day

  “Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”  Emerson Can you… Continue >>>

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