Is it time?

There comes a time when we finally realize that we get to decide. Are we going to keep carrying around the burdens we picked up in childhood? Are we going to fall for distraction after distraction? Are we going to blame others and seethe in anger and irritation? Are we going to be toppled by our grief and suffering?

There’s a better way. Tending the Fire Within is about building our core strength. It’s about handling life with equanimity. About deciding how our life is going to be—and then working it. It’s about creating something different. It’s about standing up and being counted. About giving the one good thing that you’re here to give. It’s about doing whatever it takes to be true to yourself.

I’m forming a new group now called Stop F’ing Around: A Year of Paying Attention. Yep. Because that’s what we’re going to do. Take a look and decide if you want to jump in.

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Until then,


Contact Anne today to start your own tending…

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Anne O’Connor has a magical way of drawing you in and, even in a group of people, you feel like she is talking to you. She has an amazing gift for telling stories in a way that makes you learn who you are and what you need to move forward. If you have a chance to go to one of Anne’s workshops, GO! I promise you, she will help you to look right where you need to look.

Susan Townsley

licensed clinical social worker