Choosing to 'Live Love'
As we get farther and farther away from childhood, the demands and stresses of life increase. We tend to forget that we have the power to say yes to the delights of our heart and soul. We tend to forget what makes us feel alive and what brings us peace. But in order to live a present, joyful, and fulfilling life, we must remember. We must abandon the pressure to do-it-all; we must surrender the need to please everyone; we must protect our time and energies from those things which deplete and exhaust us. Living ‘love’ as our most authentic and cared for selves can: 1) cultivate inner peace despite societal demands and expectations 2) provide healthy role modeling for our children and loved ones 3) help build a better world.
Tether yourself to what matters
Every now and then, we lose our way. Sometimes we find ourselves drifting, directionless, wondering if the path beneath our feet is one worth staying on at all. Rachel Macy Stafford has a gift for bringing us back home to what matters most. With breathtaking vulnerability, she articulates the ache for belonging and peace most of us cannot. In this talk, Rachel helps attendees define what gives their lives meaning and gives them tools (and permission!) to establish practical, daily habits that will leave their hands free to grasp what matters and cultivate peace & purpose in our stressed-out lives. Learn how to BE (not just DO), unplug to recharge, and establish tech life boundaries. By replenishing our connection-starved souls, we can offer more presence, acceptance, and grace to ourselves and our loved ones.
Becoming a 'Refuge Parent' in a distracted & divided world
Today’s young people are facing issues no previous generation has ever faced. But Rachel has a gift for showing us how our homes can be a safe haven even when the world feels scary, disconnected, and divided. The new realities of parenting are challenging, but if we are willing to live a life anchored by truth, presence and connection, there is great hope. In this talk, Rachel weaves tools of her trade as a special education teacher with the daily rhythms of life and brings practical strategies straight to the weary hearts of her attendees, leaving them inspired and encouraged.