I so often talk with clients about the importance of self-care and self-nurturing.  Unfortunately, I don’t always remember to take my own advice, though!

This last Sunday afternoon I decided to give myself the gift of attending a workshop led by Marilyn Tam and Gary Malkin.  Marilyn is an author, consultant, executive coach, international speaker, and CEO of Marilyn Tam & Co.  Gary is a 7-time Emmy award winner, composer, producer, speaker, and musician.  The workshop was at The Sacred Space, in Summerland, CA, which was the perfect environment for this blessing!

The workshop was called “The Happiness Choice: How to Make Your Heart Sing.”  It was a wonderful experience, and I left there feeling re-energized, and with my spirit uplifted!  Both Marilyn and Gary were so enthusiastic, open, approachable, and heart-centered.  I loved them both!

They shared their personal stories, and talked about why they believe so much in the power of following your passion.  You could feel their mutual respect and honoring, which was extended to each person in the audience.  As an added bonus, we were treated to a live performance of Gary’s music, with two absolutely wonderful songs!

If you get a chance to go see either one, or even better, both, do yourself a favor and go!  If that isn’t possible, find something else special to do that will nurture you, and connect you to your passion.  When you keep giving to others, and don’t take time to replenish yourself, you will almost certainly wind up feeling empty, unhappy, and perhaps even physically ill.  Don’t let that happen!

I’m a pretty naturally happy person, but I was feeling tired and a bit worn down.  I’m glad that I woke up in time to follow my own advice, and took steps to recharge my batteries.  The workshop, also, reconfirmed for me the importance of attending to my spiritual side.  I felt so much more centered, nurtured, and contented afterward!

If you decide to do something special for yourself, I would love to hear about it.  We’re all in this together, so let’s help each other move forward in a powerful way.  I think Marilyn Tam and Gary Malkin would be happy to know that their work, and their words, are creating echoes within, and through, all of us!

Until next time,



  • With how much you give to others I’m glad you were able to take some time to re-energize yourself! Following ones own advice is, at times, difficult, but you certainly benefited from it. Now it’s my turn to follow your advice!

    Lynn K. Jones

    • Thank you, Lynn! It is definitely important for all of us to take time to re-energize. If we don’t, we wind up empty, and unable to continue giving to others. I’m glad you’re ready to rest and relax a bit!


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