I’ve been pretty quiet about our life in Asheville. (If you have been following my story for a while you know that my family sold all of our belongings and moved to Nicaragua a year and a half ago. Then we unexpectedly moved back to the US in June due to the political situation. In fact, I’m donating 50% of the proceeds of my book to Nicaraguan social ventures to honor the democratic courage I witnessed there.)

Some days I feel like I have whiplash. Other days I feel incredibly seen and held in my life. Walking my kids to school is one of those moments. (If you squint your eyes in the pic above you can see Coleman on the bike and Rosetta chasing him down the hill.) Halloween with new friends was another.

So today I want to share some fall goodness from my corner of the world.

And to ask you one of my all time favorite questions:

What have you been loving lately?

Do you let yourself soak up the fun, joy and ease in daily life or always feel pressure to move on to the next?

I think there is a painful lie afoot in our culture.

Which is that you have to somehow sacrifice yourself to be a good parent and provide for your children.

I want to turn this upside down. In fact I think becoming ever more yourself is one of the bravest and most impactful choices you can make for your children.

Because what the children most need is YOU. Lit up from the inside out. Slaying your own dragons, growing and laughing so they can see how it is done.

But here is the tricky bit:

How to make it possible to make space/time/energy to grow yourself AND care well for your children. Side by side.

This is exactly what we are going to tackle in my upcoming course The Flourish Formula for Families.

Both the inside game for dealing with crazy schedules, overwhelming stuff, stressful holidays, and personality conflicts and the uber practical tips and tricks for making it flow in real family life.

I can’t wait to get started! If you saw last week we moved the start date to February. To give us all a nice long on-ramp. It turns out busy families need space to put themselves on the calendar. And I’ve added an Early Bird {gentle} Kickstarter call on November 20th.

I’ve also learned that some of you would like to join as a duo – both Mom and Dad, or Mom and Mommy or Grammy and Mom or some other combo. So each registration covers one family DUO.

Click here for details and early bird pricing

xo Courtney

PS If this program isn’t for you I would love for you to forward this on to someone you think would enjoy it! I know so many families are struggling with feeling squeezed on time and want this invite to go far and wide! xo

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

 

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