Monday, August 31, 2009

Our Doors Are Open, So Come On In!

Attention Wellness Practitioners:
Long Islanders Want To Learn From You!
If you are a teacher of health and happiness, we want to connect with you, read on.

The Center for Self-Growth (CSG) invites wellness practitioners with “big ideas” who are interested in facilitating a workshop or group, in hopes of enhancing the lives and learning’s of the local community through stimulating ideas and forward-thinking. Here, at The Center, we are always on the look out for new ways to help the community learn and grow through wellness education, workshops, groups, and one-on-one combined Pyschotherapy and Life Coaching. It is our mission to provide our local community with a wide variety of health and happiness workshops to facilitate growth in faster and more fulfilling ways.

We are calling out to health and happiness practitioners who are interested in partnering with us to host a workshop or group. We are looking for people who are confident in their skills and subject matter, as well as, comfortable leading others and delivering an interesting, fun and informative workshop.

The Center for Self Growth is passionate about inspiring personal, professional and spiritual growth, in addition to extending support to the community and teaching the resources and techniques that are monumental in learning to live happier, more fulfilling and less stressful lifestyles.

If you, or someone you know, might be a good fit and this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please contact us for more information at !

We have officially opened our doors to new people, ideas and an opportunity….the rest is up to you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

"Creating Healthy Habits for Fall after a Summer off Your Routine"
DeAnna Lynn Englezos, Program Manager and Life Coach

This month, let the change of season act as a quarterly benchmark and work to your benefit to naturally keep you in line and on track. After a nice relaxing summer, it’s the perfect time to gear up for Fall and create some healthy habits that will help catapult your personal, professional, spiritual and financial goals to skyrocketing levels this season.

Use this simple exercise below to help you THRIVE in changing times and STAY ON TRACK with your goals for lasting, outstanding success!

1. SET A GOAL: Identify your main goal by answering a few simple questions.
a. What do you want more of in your life? (time, energy, money, health, fun, free time, etc.)
b. What do you want less of? (stress, negativity, fatigue, etc)
c. How do you want to feel on a daily basis? (energized, happy, fulfilled, joyful, positive, productive, etc)
2. FOCUS. Streamline your thoughts and decide how you will focus your time and energy.
3. TAKE ACTION. Identify ONE action that you will take immediately, ONE action that you will take daily towards reaching your goal. For maximum success, identify ONE action that you engage in right now that can potentially hinder your success. Focus your time and energy on the positive daily actions and thoughts to combat potential negative ones.
4. TRACK YOUR SUCCESS. Decide how you will track your success while you are staying on track and achieving your goals. Some people like to write it down in a small journal. If you work best on a deadline, it sometimes works well to set a date. You decide what will work best for you.
5. ACCESS and ADJUST. How will you know when you have met your goal? What will it look like? What will it feel like? What will your day entail? What daily, weekly, lifestyle changes have you made? How will you make sure your healthy habits stick?

Remember that reaching your goals is about THE PROCESS: taking stock of where you are in life, identifying simple daily actions and small changes, taking action and holding yourself accountable, and then accessing your progress/success and celebrating YOU!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Beth Miller, LCSW-R, CEC

We have a change of season upon us, and I don’t just mean the upcoming autumn. On Long Island, we have 4 distinct seasons that are marked by incredibly unique changes in nature. As we learn to connect more with nature and treat our lives as part of a holistic pattern enmeshed with the energy around us, we realize that the changing seasons of nature are also reflected in the changing rhythm of our own lives.

Look outside yourself to see how your environment is mirrored within yourself. It is all ONE.

The environmental shift from summer to autumn is an exciting time to make personal changes that will be even more effective in your life because the natural energy around you is in the same changing pattern. To go with the flow, now is a great time to take very specific steps that will be supported by the larger context of energy you live within.

The end of summer has a certain buzz, a distinct fervor among people and nature. Folks are rushing to fit as much as they can into summer, to get the most out of the free time and sunlight. Children, parents, and friends frantically rev up their activities in almost the identical way that the summer heats up most right before cooling off. Now, at the tail end of August and beginning of September, we and nature are pressing the last of the season’s gifts- we live it up the same way the flowers and bugs do, squeaking out the last pollen of summertime.

And then the season changes. Flowers shrivel up, we wake to cooler air in the morning, mosquitoes evaporate, the ground gets raked of summer flowers and bulbs are planted for a coming spring. School aged kids and their parents prepare for new beginnings with new clothing, new routines, new supplies. Traffic patterns change, fall clothing is worn even it is still 85 degrees out, we ready for pumpkin picking and wine tasting. Nature sparks this transition and we follow suit.

The season of autumn is a time of new beginnings and nature is preparing for both autumnal bounty and regrouping in winter. The lessons of autumn are to begin slowing down and take stock of where we are and what we want. For most, this cannot begin until mid-September, after the frantic motion of August has finally slowed.

September and October mark the beginning of a season of celebration. Bask in the bounty of what you have created this year. Take some time to breath and take it all in. Celebrate by reflecting. What have we grown this year? Where has our energy been spent? Did what we intended to create come to bounty? Why or why not?

After reflecting and celebrating, spend time envisioning your next creations. Ask what you want to grow in the spring, what do you want to create next, where should your time and energy be spent. Now is a time of planning your upcoming landscape and planting bulbs. It is a time of dreaming, meditating, and taking nourishing your soil so that you can once again bear more fruit in the future.

Don’t rush yourself through autumn. Allow yourself to truly celebrate, reflect, and envision the same way nature does.

When we flow with the patterns of nature, we can most easily move with the flow of our lives. By flowing with the lessons and nature of the season, our creations easily take hold because they are at one with the energy of the season. You don’t try to plant watermelon in the winter, but you do pick corn and enjoy the bounty of what was planted seasons ago. To get the most out of the energy of autumn, celebrate your creations and then plant the ideas of what you want to grow.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Gratitude Poem

Be Thankful

~ Author Unknown ~

Thanks for not having
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Thanks for lacking knowledge
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Thanks for difficult times
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Thanks for limitations
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Thanks for challenges
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Thanks for mistakes made
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Thanks for exhaustion
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made the effort.

Thanks for setbacks
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Thanks for troubles
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

Monday, August 17, 2009

NEW Workshop Alert!

Transformational Breath

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

"Transformational Breath- Your Mind Can Be Your Best Friend"

Rita Davies Wild

Not sure that you are making the right decision? Are you afraid of the decisions you have already made? What can help is clarity and insight. Experience Transformational Breath - a technique developed to transform and bring about a state of Peace and Well Being.

With Transformational Breath old patterns are brought to awareness, restructured and consciously transmuted. As personal identity changes by touching the transpersonal realm, the “True Inner Nature” reveals itself and behavior automatically alters.

The great news is that it starts working during the first session!

TO REGISTER: Send an email with your name/email/phone# to . Space is limited! Seats available on a first come first serve basis!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Greetings and Welcome, Friends!

If you are anything like many of us here on Long Island, you are craving to feel healthier and happier. You want more ease and joy in your relationships, busy, finances, career, spirituality, emotions and mind. Perhaps you want to feel more peaceful, purposeful or passionate in your daily life.

These are specific areas of well-being that we take a great interest in at The Center for Self-Growth. Our mission is to provide health and wellness resources and support to the neighboring community on Long Island at our Setauket location. Now, we want to take that a step further and reach more people with as many helpful and free resources as we can through this blog.

We have been able to reach the community through one-on-one psychotherapy and life coaching with Beth Miller, health and wellness workshops open to the public led by a variety of topic-specific doctor's and professionals, on-going positive energy support groups, detoxification groups, our monthly newsletter, and more. Today, we are proud to add this blog to the list of ways that we strive to positively contribute to the community.

We plan to post a variety of health and happiness related articles, thoughts, meditations, inspiration and resources, as well as upcoming news about The Center and the people that make The Center for Self Growth an environment for learning and living your best life.

It's never too late to start to "think, feel and be happier." We will do our best to serve you with information and resources to make that possible.

Thanks for visiting our new blog, we hope to see you back here very soon!