Inspiring Nuggets

From Annelies & Conduit for Change, LLC

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Annelies M. Gentile, MA, ACC

Integrative Coach, Consultant & Facilitator
Each season Annelies provides inspiring nuggets of wisdom through her newsletter and invitations to upcoming events. Seasonal teachings help people see their world in a new way and come through both her personal and professional experiences and various indigenous practices. One of which is the Chinese Five Elements philosophy of Wu Xing (wŭ ching) which highlights unique nature-based ways to understand and process change, and problem-solve. Find this newsletter useful? Be the gift that keeps giving, share it with a friend! Enjoy!

LATE SUMMER: A Time For Harvest

  • According to Eastern traditions there are 5 seasons, each represented by an element, color and emotional characteristics. Here's a simplified explanation.

    • Winter : Water : Blue : Stillness : Fear
    • Spring : Wood : Green : Creativity : Anger
    • Summer : Fire : Red : Connectivity : Joy
    • Late Summer : Earth : Yellow : Integrity : Sympathy
    • Autumn : Metal : White : Acknowledgement : Grief

  • Late summer is related to the EARTH element which represents transformation and informs a sense of gratitude, balance, abundance, harvest, nurturing, sweetness and integrity. Through the season of late summer, we are reminded to reflect upon the aspects of life which are deeply fulfilling.

  • Late summer starts, here in Raleigh NC, about the second week of July, around summer solstice. The sunlight is different, it's lower in the sky, the shadows are a bit longer. The trees hold a dusty 'tired' green, some leaves already changing. My cherry tree is dropping yellow leaves and the 'back-to-school-bugs' are chirping 'till early in the morning. We're now in a new season. Note the small shifts in you and changes around your neighborhood. What do you see? Take the gifts of late summer into practice.

    • What aspects of your life are deeply fulfilling?
    • Where are you in or out of alignment with your integrity?
    • In what ways do you self-care or disregard caring for your needs or needs of others?

    Reflect on Your Life

    Humans function like seasons of the natural world. We often easily respond to the expressions and changes of the natural world. Nowadays, many of us are inside, working year-round, maybe isolated with no windows to tell our bodies where we are in our natural cycles. So, if this describes you- I encourage you to give extra attention to exploring your inner nature this season by exploring in nature. Go outside, get off your devices, sign up for a class or retreat, (schedule this now!) go camping or take an exotic vacation that will tempt, tease and release your genius. Engage in exploration for the sake of savoring what's good.


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    OCTOBER 14-16th (Friday 7PM- Sunday 12PM)
    Camp Unplugged: Lake Jordan, NC
    $285/person (2 nights, 4 meals + retreat)

    Bring your own tent for a lightly facilitated weekend of community, conversation, R&R, campfire and creativity in nature. If you’ve been over-stimulated, over-whelmed by technology and media overload, it’s time to unplug and learn with Annelies and Greg!! Mature youth are welcome, no pets. READ MORE & REGISTER

    OCTOBER 20 2016- APRIL 2017 (6 months)

    Wisdom Circle Accountability Mastermind Group

    Raleigh, NC (In-person & Virtual)
    (partial scholarship available)
    INVITATION-ONLY facilitated 6-month mastermind group. Bi-weekly meetings, accountability partnerships and coaching support helps serious professionals define themselves, grow their business, catalyze ideas, fuel their visions, gain traction, direction, community and peace of mind from personal and professional accomplishments. Wisdom Circle meets in-person with one available virtual seat. Next session begins October. READ MORE
    NOVEMBER 16th 11:30-1:30PM

    Re-Awakening the Genius Within

    Join us for an immersive integrative coaching experience that awakens and invites your inner genius to come out to explore, problem-solve and learn through creative perspective. Walk away with new eyes and fresh tools for your personal and professional life. This learning program is specifically for ICF Certified Coaches, addressing core coaching competencies AND this experience is also open to the public for a small fee. If want to join and are not a coach, that's ok! Come on! We'd love to have you! REGISTER HERE

    JANUARY 2017

    Life in Rhythm Eco-Retreat in Jamaica!
    A co-facilitated retreat between my sweetie, Greg Whitt of Drum for Change and me. It'll be chock-full of life, love, food, culture, music and immersion of the natural world. Think eco-huts on the beach with an infinity pool. REGISTRATION DETAILS COMING SOON!

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    Annelies M. Gentile, MA, ACC

    If this newsletter is coming to you at a good or synchronistic time for you or for another you know, let's talk. My number is below and my consultations are free. I help people solve problems, communicate better and bridge transitions, crossroads or stuck spots. I work with individuals, groups and businesses of passionate professionals who want to grow sustainably. I serve through personal coaching, group seminars, custom programs, retreats and am available for inspiring and informative speaking engagements.

    For more than 23 years
    I've been challenging and inspiring people to live and work at their best through visionary practices that transform the status quo and tease out extraordinary human potential. I hold a Master's in coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health, studied conflict transformation and peace-building in Switzerland's European Graduate School, and am certified with the International Coaching Federation.

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