Hi, dear Friend –
Warm greetings and blessings to you!
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe and protected from all inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
How’s your work-life balance?
In my Keynote Concert presentation, “Small Steps Big Life”, I talk about 4 Small Steps that help us to live a Big Life. Being willing to PERSIST is the 3rd Small Step – AND, as I did last month (with Step #2, ASKING FOR HELP), I’m exploring BOTH sides of this Step.
I’m grateful, happy and excited about all that’s unfolding for me these days –
new adventures with new people in new places –
AND, as my body very CLEARLY let me know when I recently returned to Vancouver from Bali
(via some STRONG jet lag!),
we can’t effectively move forward in our endeavours without also having periods of REST.
A new friend of mine in Los Angeles recently told me that he’s become much more productive
by using a timer to alternate working for 20 minutes with reading a good book of fiction for 20 minutes.
Can it be that simple?
Let’s find out!
SO – with gratitude and curiosity… I say YES to BALANCE between persisting and resting – between work and play.
Jim Loehr wrote an excellent book about this. May it serve you well:
AND – in a spirit of light-heartedness – I offer you one of my favourite Christmas parodies. May it also serve you well!
How about YOU, dear Friend? What’s most resonating in YOU these days?
WHEREVER you are on your journey, I’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org; we’re all in this together, and we have much to learn from each other.
(BIG THANKS to all of the kind souls who respond to my newsletters; reading your comments is always a highlight of my month.)
I give GREAT THANKS for:
Sue Riley, Richard Mekdeci, Russ Hammock and James Alborough, the team at emPower Music and Arts, for ALL that they do (Did you enjoy any of the free downloads that were available on http://www.empowerma.com every day of November – Positive Music Month?);
Drew Johnson and Diane Moen, for hosting a magical House Concert in their home in Eugene OR;
Rev. Pattie Weber, her music team, and all of the loving souls at Spiritual Center for Positive Living in Cameron Park CA;
the men at SCPL, who richly took part in an afternoon men’s workshop that I led;
Carole Hodge-Little, for hosting a magical House Concert in her home in Cameron Park;
Rev. Judee Chapman and all of the loving souls at CSL Capistrano Valley in San Clemente CA, for the joy of sharing my Keynote Concert with them;
DevaVani, all of my fellow artists, and all of the sound crew and volunteers that made this year’s Conscious Music Festival in San Diego CA such a joy;
Rev. Kevin Bucy, Musical Director DevaVani and her music team, and all of the loving souls at Universal Spirit Center in San Diego CA;
Deborah Dent, José Latchinian, and the staff at José & Co. Custom Jewellers in White Rock BC, for the pleasure of making music for them at their annual “open house”;
Rev. Austin & Mary Hennessey, Musical Director Beverley Elliott and my brothers and sisters on the musical team, and all of the loving souls at Unity of Vancouver in Vancouver BC (people who attended this year’s Candlelighting service said that it was the best one yet – no small feat!);
My partner Jana Stanfield, Balinese tour guide Dana Lee, and the six powerful souls who said YES to a powerful “Volun-tour” trip in Bali;
Mark Helpsmeet, for featuring me for the second time on his show “Song of the Soul” on Northern Spirit Radio (you can listen to it here: http://northernspiritradio.org/sites/default/files/nathenaswell2.mp3);
Rev. Marla Mason, Musical Director Becca Palm (my songwriting partner – wooHOO!), and all of the loving souls at CSL Bellevue in Bellevue WA;
Rev. Karin Wilson, fellow artist Andrea Menard, and all of the loving souls at CSL Yaletown in Vancouver BC;
Andy Bryce, EFT Master, for his wisdom, insight and playfulness (http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/andy_bryce.html).
MUCH LOVE TO EACH OF YOU! XO
WHAT’S COMING (including some new adventures!)
in Dallas, TX (Sunday services with Jana Stanfield at Unity of Dallas) on Sunday, Dec. 27th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-dallas-church-service/
in Nashville, TN (Sunday service with Jana Stanfield at Unity of Nashville) on Sunday, Jan. 3rd: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/unity-of-nashville-church-service/
in Bellevue, WA (Sunday service at CSL Bellevue) on Sunday, Jan. 10th: http://www.nathenaswell.com/event/csl-bellevue-church-service-11/
in Tampa, FL (the 11th Posi(tive) Music Festival) from Thursday, Feb. 11th to Monday, Feb. 15th: http://www.empowerma.com
– “SMALL STEPS BIG LIFE” PODCAST ON BLAB
THE ADVENTURE HAS BEGUN! I’ve now done EIGHT shows in this new format,
and I’m having a LOT of fun interviewing GREAT souls that are living BIG lives and having them share the Small Steps that they’ve taken to get there.
(You can view them here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoUkG1mTtiXTGe0Ccbv6054CkLJ09hvGY)
I’ll start up again in January; please visit my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SmallStepsBigLifeWithNathenAswell/timeline) for links to the Podcasts (I post them 24-48 hours before a show) and join us in the adventure!
Much love to you, dear Friend. May you allow BALANCE in your life between persisting and resting, and may you go with LOVE.