Archive for June 2010

Midsummer Solstice

This week is one of the most pivotal weeks of the year.  Why? Because it contains the year’s longest or shortest day depending on which hemisphere you live in.  

I’ve always found the Summer and Winter Solstices fascinating.  The ceremonies and rituals around them are not only steeped in history, they’re also recognised all around the world.  It’s a little bit of global witchcraft…..This year we happened to be in England which maybe has one of the most famous Summer Solstice parties in the world – at Stonehenge.  

No, Greg and I didn’t go.  Although that would have been interesting….

I love the symbolism around solstice time.  It’s a traditional time of healing and new beginnings.  For example, in Spain they celebrate ‘Dia de San Juan’ on the 24th June by holding parties on the beaches.  At midnight everyone runs into the water to be purified.   In England and Australia we mark it with bonfires which of course are linked with witchcraft.

What meaning do you take from Summer or Winter Solstice?  Be it the shortest day of the year or the longest, which parts of your life need cleansing?  Is it time for a new beginning in your business?  Are you ready to burn some parts of your past?  

The name solstice means “sun standing”.  This week, how could you shine the sun on your life so you can better see your future?

Hello from the South of France!

For those of you in the UK I hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend and you made time to do lots of nice, relaxing things!  Remember, running a lifestyle business is just as much about the time off as it is the time spent working.

This weekend has all been about books for me.  I’ve been working on the marketing proposal for my new book, The Lifestyle Shift.  Who knew proposals could be so darn difficult?!  It’s harder than writing the book itself!

As a break away from the page, Greg and I have found ourselves gravitating towards the beautiful harbour here in Antibes.  It’s like stepping into a different world. You would not believe the size of some of the yachts!  They’re like mini-Titanics!  Still, it’s a lovely place to daydream and soak in the energy of abundance. 

Abundance comes in many forms.  Before I go, let me tell you about an extra special webinar I’m running on the 9th of June.  From conversations with many of you, I know you’re interested in running your own lifestyle business – a business you can run from the South of France, the mountains of Spain or even the foothills of the Himalayas.  It’s all about webinars!  Hop on this free webinar on the 9th June and I’ll share all their life-enhancing benefits with you!  Big Money from the Small Screen