Embracing the Unknown: Lessons in Change, Courage and Getting to What’s Next

 

 

“You don’t fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you’d welcome the chance to get there. Well, the future IS great. Proceed.” – Joe Vitale

Change is often difficult because the things you know are comfortable and things you don’t know – you don’t know.

I’ve personally stood at many crossroads – job ending, community changing, life path feeling out of focus – and I know what it feels like to wonder what comes next.

The questions you ask yourself can be overwhelming: how will I support myself and my family? Will I find another job with benefits and flexibility? I’m not happy in my current job. I want substance in my life. Will I ever find this kind of community again? Will anyone else understand me? What do I do now?

Fortunately, you do not have to come up with these answers alone.

Through my own life-changing experiences, I developed the skills and insight to get you over that hump and working towards the future.

Best part is, you might not have even imagined how great that future can be. (Sneak peak: it can be anything you want!).

During this 4 week workshop, we will get you clear on what you want and develop specific direction about how to get there.

We’ll talk, participate in group discussions and establish some easy plans for you to continue your bold journey outside of the workshop.

Let’s embrace the unknown and tackle change together!

Workshop meets once a week (60 minute sessions) for 4 weeks.

Topics Outline

  • The Present: What am I supposed to be doing now?
  • The Sure Things: Strengths, Weaknesses and Dreams
  • The Future: What’s stopping you?
  • Regrouping: It’s a whole new ball game

Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24

Times: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

Cost: $15 per person 4 weeks $60.00

 

The Restorative Power of Mindfulness

“It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to.
Has power over you. If you allow it.”

Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is taking place in your life by bringing awareness through your senses, thoughts and emotions.

Through mindfulness you can take charge of your life, consciously and systematically managing your own stress to restore a balanced sense of health and well-being. And there’s growing research showing that when practicing mindfulness, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.

While mindfulness is a skill we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. 

Let’s set you up for success. Join me for 4 weeks of active mindfulness practice!

Workshop meets once a week (60 minute sessions) for 4 weeks.

During each session we will practice mindfulness skills learned through talk, demonstrations and a guided visualizations.

Topics Outline
Week 1: Be In the Moment
Week 2: A Break from the Daily Grind
Week 3: The Power of “No”
Week 4: Connecting with Love

At the end of each session, participants will receive an email with the guided visualization that has been taught in class.
Instructor: Wendy Hills

Dates: January 2, 9, 16, 23

Times: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Rumney, NH:

Cost:  $15 per session $60

Self Awareness and Self Defense Class for Parents & Children

Self-Awareness and Self Defense Class for Mom’s & Children
for grades 6-8

This self-awareness self-defense class is designed for girls to make them more aware, prepared and ready for any situation that may occur in their everyday lives on any given day. While other self-defense classes start from the point of attack, We believe attacks begin before it becomes physical. Through self-awareness, you learn to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and responses to them in the moment

Through games, imagination and stories, we will work to identifying your daughter’s strengths. Together, you and your child(ren) will learn techniques to keep themselves safe. You and your child will complete an action plan for safety and all will learn simple self defense moves that can be used if necessary.

SAFETY DISCUSSION

  • Using your mind
  • How to handle a confrontation: verbally and mentally
  • The power of body language and non-verbal cues
  • Effective tips on how to be safer and more aware
  • Safety items and how to use your cell phone as an “invisible friend”
  • Social Media safety
  • Specific locations
  • Learning how to use your voice

 PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES

  • How, when and where to strike
  • Learning strikes from head to toe
  • What to do from the floor & how to handle attacks from behind
  • Escape from grabs and chokeholds
  • How to handle multiple attackers

Taught by: Wendy Hills & Domenica Brown

This workshop is 4 hours in length.

Appropriate for girls in grades 6-8  Many takeaways for parents too!  Parent (or trusted female adult) must  accompany child/children to event

Date: December 27th

Time: 1:00-5:00 pm

Location: Mill #3, Winter Street, Ashland, N.H.

Cost:  $65 for one trusted adult and one child
$70 for one trusted adult and two children
$75 for one trusted adult & three children

Please contact Wendy at bewellacademy@gmail.com or at 603-443-3880 with any questions

Female Awareness Self-Defense

FEMALE AWARENESS SELF DEFENSE

December 27th 1:00-5:00pm Ashland NH

with Wendy Hills

The Female Awareness self-defense course is designed to make you more aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in your everyday life on any given day. While other self-defense classes start from the point of attack, I believe attacks begin before it becomes physical. In this class we teach how to avoid the attack altogether.

SAFETY DISCUSSION

  • How to avoid being a target
  • The “Illusion of Safety”
  • How to handle a confrontation: verbally and mentally
  • The power of body language and non-verbal cues
  • Effective tips on how to be safer and more aware
  • Safety items and how to use your cell phone as an “invisible friend”
  • Specific locations
  • Learning how to use your voice

 

 PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES

  • How, when and where to strike
  • Learning strikes from head to toe
  • What to do from the floor & how to handle attacks from behind
  • Escape from grabs and chokeholds
  • How to handle multiple attackers

Cost: $75,00 

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

This workshop is now full. Please check back for July programs.


Celebrate with us on June 21st from 6:30-8:30pm

Celebrating the Summer Solstice is a time honored traditions and it is a significant turning point in the year. Celebrations of abundance, femininity, tribal dances and more take place on this evening.

Join Melissa Scagliarni of Satya Yoga & Wendy Hills of Be Well Academy as we celebrate the summer solstice with yoga, wine, snacks and a fire ceremony as we send out the old and welcome the new into our lives.

All events will take place outside. Inclement weather? No worries, we will celebrate in our barn. Further details will be emailed upon registration.

Cost: $15 per person (includes yoga, wine & snacks)

Where: Rumney, NH

Fairy House and Mindfulness Workshop

Fairy Houses & Mindfulness

Explore! Create! Discover!

June 24th from 9:00-11:30am

Build a Fairy House with your little one in Rumney, NH . This workshop is perfect for children ages 5-10 years old.

Let’s get dirty! You and your child(ren) will tromp through the woods and yard finding materials to create your perfect fairy house.

Curious about mindfulness? It is an age old practice that is ever growing in popularity as we use it to calm our nervous system. Mindfulness allows us to look at situations differently and can provide focus. You and your child (niece, nephew, grandchild, friend) will participate in mindfulness through experiential learning and walk away with tools to use in your day to day routine.

Cost: $25 per child. Registering with more then one child? Cost will be $20 per child.

Morning includes: Intro to mindfulness, snacks and help assembling your fairy house. At the end of the morning, your child(ren) will leave with a completed fairy house!

Questions: Contact Wendy at bewellacademy@gmail.com

Spots are limited so please sign up early!

$25 one child  

$20 per child (2 or more)  

My version of: Sausage, Kale, and Spaghetti Squash Boats

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I was searching for something healthy and easy to make for dinner and what started as sausage, kale & spaghetti squash boats turned into chicken, vegetables and spaghetti squash boats with a marinara topping! If you know me, you’ll know that I love reading cookbooks or recipes online. If I do not have all of the ingredients, I am happy improvising so that I don’t have to make another trip to the grocery store where inevitably, I purchase other items that I don’t really need.

The meal that I created is for two people with leftovers for the freezer to be used for another meal but could easily turn into feeding four people by purchasing and cooking 2 spaghetti squash or, you could use 1 squash and serve 4 people by removing the squash from the “bowl” and adding a side dish.

Recipe for Spaghetti squash with a meat, veggie & marinara topping for two or four people:
Ingredients:

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 16 oz package of ground chicken (could use other ground meat)
  • 16 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 2 cups roughly chopped spinach
  • 2 cloves of garlic pressed or chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • salt & pepper for both dishes to taste
  • 2-24 oz cans of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 small package of basil, chopped

Directions:

  • Pierce & place squash in microwave for about 3 minutes, this will make it easier to slice in half.
  • Cut squash in half and place face down in an oven proof dish for roughly 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

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Preparing the Meat & Veggie Mixture

  • On top of the stove, place 1 tablespoon of olive oil & add 1/2 of the onion.
  • When onions are translucent, add ground meat.
  • When meat is cooked 1/2 way through, add zucchini and mushrooms. Stir in spinach at end. Add salt & pepper to taste.
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Marinara Sauce:

  • In medium pan, place 1 tablespoon of oil & other 1/2 of onions.
  • Add garlic and tomatoes when onions become translucent.
  • Cook for about 15 minutes on medium low heat. Sauce will reduce and thicken.
  • Add sugar and salt & pepper
  • Add chopped basil

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Combining it all!

  • Remove squash from oven, a fork inserted easily into skin means it is ready for your consumption!
  • Using a fork, pull the squash away from the skin, leave it in its bowl.
  • Place 1/4 of the ground chicken and veggie mixture on top of the squash
  • Add marinara sauce to your liking-about 3/4 of a cup.

The steps in this recipe are simple and when combined, make a delightful presentation for two people or four individuals. If you are vegetarian, you can skip the ground meat and add a medley of other vegetables. The possibilities are endless!