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Compass FYI SPIRITUAL RETREAT Spirituality is all about connecting — to oneself, to each other and to the universe. Owner & Founder of The Center Of Grace and Dream Coach at The Standard, Jennifer Grace, shares 12 ways to get back to homebase and reconnect with the forces around you. T I P S BY J E N N I FE R G R ACE 1. 2. 3. 4. Take a moment in nature: Take 5-10 minutes a day and just be in nature — you don’t have to do anything. Journal your dreams: When you wake up, connect with your innermost dreams and desires by putting pen to paper. Random acts of kindness: Do something once a week for someone else and go out of your way to simply lift someone up. Meditate: Sitting in silence with yourself is a great way to connect with your own wisdom and the wisdom of the universe. 5. 6. 7. 8. Remember Y.A.K. — You Always Know: You have all the insight within you so stop “taking the poll” about what to do next and trust your own intuition. Live in the now: Set your phone to ring 3 times a day to remind you to come back to the present moment and stop worrying about the future. Be grateful: List 10 things that you’re grateful for every day. It’s especially important when things aren’t going along as you like. Dance: In ancient times, people danced to invoke the feeling of joy within their spirits. Even if you’re just by yourself in your living room! 9. 10. Unplug: Create a “cut off” time for cell phones and computers. Try not use them all day long at least once a week. 11. 12. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Be in service: Find a cause that inspires you and do something besides just writing a check. Get in there and make a difference. Always acknowledge others: Telling the people you love, respect and admire how much they’ve impacted your life will light them up and connect you more. Learn to love: Replace negative thoughts about yourself and others with love and joy. It’s the fastest road to living a fulfilled and more spiritual life. workshops and › Dr. Jennifer as Grace online is currently at leading leading retreats worldwide; courses throughout South Florida as well and TheCenterOfGrace.com. 22