Welcome to February!
This new month brings with it a fresh look for Brighter Focus, as we unveil our new logo created by my talented and intuitive dear friend, Makenna O’Keeffe.
Look for this beauty to be popping up on social media, in emails, and on our websites – give it a like and let us know what you think!
February 2021 Self-Care at Burnout Proof Academy
We’ve been busy creating new burnout support offerings, and are so excited to share them with you!
Burnout Proof Book Club
The long awaited Book Club is finally here! Join us for this deep dive into a foundational and transformational Burnout Proof text:
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
This course is available on-demand, so you can read along at your own pace and go deeper in the online discussion forums. We’ll do a live discussion through zoom on April 28, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm pacific – I hope to see you there! If you can’t make the live discussion, the recording will be posted so you won’t miss a thing.
Self-Care Spotlight | Juggling: How To Learn About Daily Life Through Circus Skills
Self-Care Spotlights are returning to The Burnout Proof Collective Facebook group! I’m so excited to kick off a new round with Sandra Leith, sharing her passion for juggling and how we can use circus arts to practice flexibility with LIFE.
You can catch her live broadcast in the group on Thursday, February 11th, at 4:00 pm pacific.
Healthy Boundaries has a new look!
After hosting the live Healthy Boundaries workshop in November, we’ve been editing and processing of the 2-hour long video to get bite-sized chunks you can stream on-demand. Online activities get added, captions are created, and now we’re ready to share the finished product with you!
You can begin the new + improved Healthy Boundaries workshop today!
You may have noticed that Brighter Focus is now a ‘we’ – I’m so excited to introduce you to the organizational brain behind Brighter Focus, Courtney Williams. She keeps all of our projects running on time, and has added so much joy to the process!
Courtney began her virtual assistant journey in August of 2019. She’s an Enneagram 2 so helping people brings her so much joy! When she’s not helping Brea manage all of her projects, you can find Courtney snuggling with her 5 kids on the couch watching Disney movies, drinking sweet tea, and eating chocolate.
Courtney also has a website where she talks about her grief journey of losing her 4-year-old son, Sam in 2017. You can read her story of loss and hope at www.unlockingjoy.com.
February Oil Protocol
February entered with fresh hope and much work to be done. The focus is on embodying qualities of focus, perseverance, and wisdom – while gathering comfort and gentleness for ourselves. It can be a tricky balance some days!
As you apply these oils, bring your attention to your senses:
- Inhale the fragrance of each oil separately, and the combinations
- Feel your own touch as you apply them to your body lovingly
- See the colors of the bottles and the amber drops of liquid
- Set intentions with each oil application, grounding yourself in what you know to be true
Here are some properties of each oil*, to inspire your intentions:
- Oregano – humility and non-attachment
- Lemon Eucalyptus – comfort during rapid change
- Siberian Fir – grief, perspective, adaptability
- Petitgrain – cultivating healthy traditions and connections
- Sandalwood – spiritual clarity
- Neroli – empathy, cooperation, resilience
*From Emotions and Essential Oils: A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing
May this new month bring you comfort and continued growing self-awareness. May you feel the strength to persevere in the work that’s yours to do, and may you know the grace of rest and joy.
I’m so glad to be on this journey with you.