When the witness is awake, all things are possible…

I am so grateful to know this


When that still, small voice inside is whispering — your witness — and when you can hear her whispers, when you can feel the glow of her flame, you can do anything

Even Thanksgiving. Or this year, Thanksgivika — Thanksgiving and Chanukah on the same day. What a great opportunity to practice exquisite self care!

  • May your social interactions be a true mirror of what you can and want to give.
  • May you remember you can choose how much of anything, and for how long. Including the gifts you give and the food you eat.
  • May you lighten up on work this week (if and as you can, and yes, you probably can!), and do some of the other things that feed and nurture your beautiful glowing heart and soul.

woman-leaningThey say, in the 12-step rooms, that it’s a three-fold disease: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Be easy on your beautiful self.

  • Leave time for naps.
  • Carry the glow of appreciation with you wherever you go; ground every interaction in that energy and you will own ease.
  • Eat and drink and play with gusto, and as if you were feeding and entertaining someone you love and cherish with every single bite (yup this is a moderation secret!).

Make a little time for solitude, for quiet. Balance all the social with a walk in the quiet forest, or by the shore.

I’d love to hear from you! How are you keeping balanced, and keeping your most important commitments as we slide into the holiday season? Let me know; leave a comment.


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  1. Thanks Sue,

     I was just talking with one of my US friends and said that next year I think I will bring Thanksgiving to Australia, one tradition we haven’t adopted here. Listen to those small whispers are so important as is being grateful. Love Suzie xx

  2. I think this is the perfect plan for my Thanksgiving.  I’m spending the next week in a beautiful Coastal community, and this works for me!  Thank you!


  3. Sue, I love how you evoke a conscious mirroring of the relationships we want to take part in. Relationships, when they are about acceptance, giving and receiving, can be created one thought at a time! Thank you for the self-care tips too. I will endeavor to work less this week !!

    • Thanks, Martine, so much for taking the time to comment.

      May your week be filled with just the right amounts of work, ease and fun.


  4. ‘When you feel the glow of her flame, you can do anything’.. that has really made me realize I’m not in that place, conforming to what I see, instead of what I believe. I can do anything, thank you Sue.. what wonderful words to share (all, not just that sentence 🙂 ). Happy Thanksgiving, we don’t have this holy day in Ireland but like Suzie said, it’d be a nice tradition to begin. I really enjoyed Thanksgiving when I lived in New York.. happy happy holy days, all three. <3

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