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To Thine Own Space Be True June 29, 2010

Posted by franciecooper in life coaching, life lessons, Uncategorized.
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To conclude our discussion this month on sacred space, I want to share with you a book that was published many years ago called “A Room of Her Own: Women’s Personal Spaces,” by Chris Madden.

In the introduction, the author makes a point I think is as valid today as it was when it was written:

“I have discovered that as much as we revel in the hard-won victories that have given us new freedoms in pursuing careers and in creating loving relationships, many of us long to find the time in a busy schedule to relax and refresh ourselves, body and spirit. I firmly believe that in order to give back to our relationships, careers, families, and passions, we must pull in for short moments to take care of ourselves, then we can return to the people and places of our lives renewed, refreshed, and ready to continue the drama of our days with all the joys, sorrows, pleasures, and stresses that go with it.

“Setting aside a place in our homes that is meant for silence lets us create space for healing, comfort, and solace. When we feel the need to get away from it all, we usually think of a place outside of our home, like a park, beach, or forest. Peace, however, can be wherever we create it, and there is no better place than our own homes. By making a refuge in your home today, you will always have a place of serenity and healing whenever you feel the need to escape.”

Many women I know would love to find the courage to do this, but don’t. Why is that? Do we feel guilty for wanting and needing time to ourselves? Do we feel there’s not enough space because so much of our home is dedicated to storing all of our stuff?

This week, I invite you to thoughtfully consider creating a room of your own. Do you feel you deserve it? Do you have the courage to claim it? For more inspiration, pick up a copy of “A Room of Her Own” for yourself.

Then, give me a call and together we’ll make a plan and make it happen!

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