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I am a Life & Clutter Coach and IST Practitioner. I LOVE helping writers, creatives and entrepreneurs just like YOU, make their homes and lives into supportive containers for their creative AND personal lives.  

Cecilia's sharp, crystalline insight has kept me on track in my creative life, my business life, and my emotional life for the past six years: she's a triple threat!

 - Sarah Selecky, author of Giller Prize nominated This Cake is for the Party

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Slow Down, Let Go

Happy Summer to you!  I'm having a really great summer reconnecting with friends and enjoying my warm weather uniform of skirts and cute dresses. 

I'm sorry I haven't been in touch for awhile, I've started at least a dozen letters and blogs to you over the past weeks but something is stuck.  So instead of beating my head against my writer's block, I decided to take the pressure off and just post a little something.

You may know that I facilitate groups for people with eating disorders at Sheena's Place.  This summer (my 9th summer at Sheena's - holy cow!) I'm facilitating a meditation and healing group and I'm just loving it.

This week I recorded a simple breathing exercise for my group, and I thought you might enjoy it too.

It's called "Slow Down Let Go" breathing and it's a gem that I keep in my back pocket for times when I'm waiting for the never coming street car or have chosen the wrong line at the grocery store.  Four words to get you back to centre and give you a break from your worried thoughts. 

I found a version of this exercise on an Oriah Mountain Dreamer audiobook called Your Heart's Prayer and have used it ever since.

It's my summer gift to you, because if this isn't the time to slow down and let go, I don't know when is.  I recommend downloading it so you can get offline, but it's also always here if you need a little reconnect during the day.

Try it floating on a lake as you merge with the water.  Try is as you walk through the woods listening to the buzz of this year's cicada emergence. 

Slow down...  Let go...  Ah... 



Oh, and if you're more in a dancing mood than a slowing down and letting go mood, check out the song I sang with choir!choir!choir! this week and see if you can see me singing and dancing like a loony (it's not too hard to pick me out).



I'd love to hear how your summer is going, let me know.  Oh, and if you have a friend who is always anxious and running, pass this along, it might just help.



p.s. If you're reading this and you're not on my list, you should really get yourself on it!  Just pop on over here to get on!  All the cool kids are doing it!

p.p.s. I don't know about you, but I love a summer project.  I have four coaching spots this summer if you want to get unstuck and reconnected to what makes you shine in the world this summer.  Just email if you're interested.

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Reader Comments (7)

Thank you for this!

I incorporated it into my normal meditation this morning, and it was great! Felt really good afterwards.
I also hadn't realised how - even as I am focussing on my breathing in meditation, I hadn't been paying attention to what my body is doing as I was breathing.

A great one, thanks!

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it Marsha. :)


July 28, 2013 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

That made me happy-cry, the song and the joyful dancing. Thanks for that gift.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

Oh Martha, now you're going to make me happy-cry. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the song and the dancing.


July 29, 2013 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

Lovely to hear that Choirchoirchoir! Fun! makes me want to sing and dance!

August 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteralex

Thanks Alex! I hope you do sing and dance. choir!choir!choir! is definitely one of the bright lights in my life. :)

August 1, 2013 | Registered CommenterCecilia Moorcroft

Great breathing exercise...thank you for that =) I've found that slowing down is often a great idea for creating some much-needed space when you're feeling uninspired or frantic. I'm always striving to slow down just that little bit more!!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJess

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