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Winter 2020

Winter for me is a time of introspection and recharging.  I love hibernating with some art supplies and books and seed catalogs. I also love gathering community around the hearth!

This winter I will be focusing my energy on developing ways of bringing the gifts of coaching out to my community.

As part of this commitment, I will be looking for individuals who would like to receive pro-bono coaching that will help me to test out exercises that will be part of a "Women in Transition" coaching program I'll be offering in the Spring.

Let me know if you'd like to participate!

As always, I am available for Coaching, Reiki and other Services. Let me know if you would like me to bring a program to your organization or community.

All the best,   Jeanne Marie

New Year's Fireside Ritual & Brunch   January 1, 2020

Ritual 11-12:15  Brunch 12:30-2:30

Begin your New Year in Supportive Community

as we release into the fire the things we wish to leave behind, and reflect on and share those things we wish to manifest in the coming year.

We will follow our ritual with a pot-luck brunch.

You are welcome to come to both events, or just for the brunch.  If coming for the ritual, please arrive at 11 am, as we will start promptly at 11:15.

There is no charge for this event.  Just RSVP, and let me know when you will be arriving, and what you'd like to bring for the potluck.

I look forward to sharing this time with you!

Programs I can bring to your Organization or Group

Navigating Life Transitions with Resilience and a Creative Mindset


With Jeanne Marie Merkel

All of us go through many transitions in our lives.  Some of those transitions we welcome and seek out. Some of them come through painful experiences and loss.  Developing resilience and a creative mindset are key strategies for navigating both kinds of transitions.  In this experiential workshop, Jeanne Marie Merkel, Certified Life and Transition Coach, will share time-proven insights and exercises that will empower you to confidently navigate any life transition.

Navigating Life Transitions:

Visioning New Possibilities for your Life


With Jeanne Marie Merkel


​Life transitions call us to take stock of what we value and to open ourselves to new possibilities.

Stepping outside the box of the familiar takes courage, but it yields great rewards.

In this experiential workshop, Jeanne Marie Merkel, Certified Life and Transition Coach, will guide participants through visioning exercises to clarify values, strengths and dreams; and outline the first steps toward creating the desired changes.

Beyond Resolutions: Tips for Creating Lasting Change


With Jeanne Marie Merkel



New Year’s Resolutions are often promises waiting to be broken. But they don’t have to be!  Understanding the dynamics of how to create lasting change can help us make informed commitments and back them up with whole-hearted action. In this experiential workshop, Jeanne Marie Merkel, Certified Life Transition Coach, will share tips for creating lasting change, and guide participants in creating a plan of action for realizing a personal goal.

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Mist-Filled Path

Celtic InspiredNature Walk

One Weekend in March -Let's Talk about Dates!

1:00 - 3:00 pm  (3 mile Trail)

Join us for a Celtic Inspired Nature Walk, as we immerse ourselves in the sacred landscape of Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. We'll engage in the age-old Celtic tradition of "Hill Walking": meditative walking with the spiritual eyes open to the magic and metaphoric wisdom of nature beings.  Our walk will be interspersed with moments of stillness, for poetry and reflection and an Omen Hunt.

Join us after the walk for Tea and Irish Soda Bread and

time for conversation at Wellspring Creativity Cottage.

(Meet at the Visitors Parking Lot of Mashomack Preserve)

This series can be offered at any time that I have a group of at least 6 people willing to commit to it.
Gather a group and let's make it happen!
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