December 17, 2017

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We have started the reflections class and are enjoying it. It is very quieting for all of us.

I have settled plans for Radiant Ranch here in Albuquerque in May [18-19-20]. We will be meeting in a beautiful old mansion in the North Valley. It has 100 year old cottonwood  trees, a pool and a stillness that will fill us all. Space is limited this year to 20, so if you are wanting to come, make sure to sign up soon. The early bird discount ends Jan 1 so watch the time. I am going to do the same seminar I did last Fall in Salisbury. People were so moved by it, I thought you folks on this side of the Atlantic need to be able to share this. It is not really geared to newcomers, so I am looking at a way to add on a newcomer training for those who want to learn Foundation program skills, More on that to come.

I will also be designing some new classes for the first of the year. We have a lot of new people and I would like to offer something special for you. And I would like to develop some new material for those of you who have been around for a while and would love a new sampling of interesting bits and bobs. Next week will be a quiet time for reflecting on all of that.  So many of us are having deep personal shifts, might be good to have an overview on it.

I did a special list of veggies ideas for my coaching apprentices. It got me so excited that I want to work with our recipe team to get a special veggies section up in the recipe blog. I know you will let me know your thoughts.
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As I said last week, I got a dog who was abandoned. She went to the vet, got cleared, got eye drops, went to the groomer and has a new home. She is the sweetest thing and is just thrilled with her people.

I know that some of you don't want to hear about the dogs. But it is part of what I do. Started doing rescue about the same time I started this community. They are sort of intertwined for me.
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Radiant Reflections​​​​​​​
A special class we do each year to remember what this time of year is about. It is a way for us to connect to the light in the darkness. This year, this is especially appropriate. You all are invited to join regardless of your religious tradition or background. Love to have you. It is very settling. There is no charge for this class. You may still join us if you are interested.


We are incredibly fortunate to have direct access to the person who identified Sugar Sensitivity and who researches and writes about the solutions. She does coaching in small groups and works with people individually who are ready for more intensive guidance.

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What helps you ? for me I would like to hand on the best bit of advice I heard here.
Just do the step you are on
its really simple, I don't have to try and think or anticipate anything or worry about how things will go. Just do my step
it was hard the first few years for me as I still worried. Early days I was trying to do all six steps at once and so felt anxious at events sometimes. I found it almost impossible to just focus on breakfast when there was Christmas pudding to try and avoid
then I realised if I managed to get four parts of breakfast right and all smooth and flowing the rest of the day could do its own thing
I discovered I can harness my energy into forward planning, which I am good at 
so that was the next thing
it is a little mantra for calming and soothing really, to think, just do my step.
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I know that many folks are planning on a winter gift of the program.  And you do not have to be on step 7 to join YLD. We will plug you in right where you are. 

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The Radiant Response

Sue wrote this post in coaching. It just floored me because she totally captured the *radiant response*. I have been thinking about this since I read it.  This is what we are about. This is why I started the community 20 years ago. I had a vision, and now it is an organic loving, kind and supportive healing community.  I am very humbled that we are now living in Radiant Recovery and can welcome new people into the values and support we hold so dear.

When something happens to my car or house, my insurance company has me get 3 estimates. When I buy something, I check it out on 3 websites. When I want to discuss/learn something, I email 3 people. This week when I emailed here about eating something not on my food plan, I also emailed 2 people not in Radiant Recovery. The difference in attitudes and replies was striking.

The other two were horrified at what I had done wrong. They made suggestions of willpower tricks that I should have done instead of eat when I felt hunger. I felt scolded. I think a big part of why I am fat is that for many years I haven't listened to body signals when I am hungry or full. (Part of a larger pattern: I also postponed going to the bathroom when busy and tried to keep a full schedule of activities when sick.)

The radiant response was to look at why I was hungry that day, finding 3 big factors and discussing possible changes with such a sense of humor that I had fun. I felt unleashed, I smiled, I blossomed, and I was flying. I was confident I could make those changes.

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