WWLZ Talk Radio Interview with Cynthia on Living, Loving & Unlearning

To listen to my interview with Smitty O’Loughlin, General Manager of Community Broadcasters, on ‘Living, Loving & Unlearning’ and my upcoming book signing at Barnes & Noble in Elmira, NY, September 6th, 2pm-4pm, simply click on the link below and download to your media player.

Wishing you all a fabulous day! ~Namaste

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Book Signing At Barnes & Noble, Elmira, NY, September 6th!

‘Living, Loving & Unlearning’ is available at Barnes & Noble, Elmira, NY

Come visit and chat with me at my book signing at Barnes & Noble, Elmira, NY, this Saturday, September 6th, 2pm-4pm!

Wink 106fm will be there with me airing the signing LIVE! Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your kiddies, and join in the fun! 

 

Living, Loving & Unlearning' is recognized in Ithaca College's Fall issue of IC View

Living, Loving & Unlearning’ is recognized in Ithaca College’s Fall issue of IC View

If you aren’t able to make the signing, ‘Living, Loving & Unlearning: A therapist’s guide to healing and living authentically from the inside out’, is available at Barnes & Noble Elmira in the ‘Self Improvement’ section of the store.

‘Living, Loving & Unlearning’ is also available online at Lulu.com.

Happy day, Namaste!  

 

Summatime!

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve felt the urge to tap the black keys and throw a canvas on my computer’s white walls. But here I am, in the middle of a glorious summer, finally feeling the energized relaxation I’ve been waiting for since the dark days of winter. And what a brutal winter it was! It came in sweetly, with puffy flakes of snow, and then it decided to turn colder than cold. So much so, I literally felt traumatized by it. I would say this with a chuckle when discussing it with my friends, but deep down in the pit of my emotional tank, I was very serious. I thank Spirit the sun is shining upon us once again. Another winter like that and I just may have to spread my wings and fly south. 

"Summertime Summertime on the porch reading Cindy's great new book." ~Louise

“Summertime Summertime on the porch reading Cindy’s great new book.” ~Louise

I felt my first big burst of summer a couple of days ago when my swim sister and lifetime friend, Louise, posted this sweet photo. It depicts her wonder-full personality surrounded by the cool colors and textures that remind me of her. A true breath of fresh air. The caption says it all. I am honored she would choose my book to snuggle up with on a lazy summertime afternoon. After a recent chat, I realized we both feel relieved to have let some things go to create balance in our lives. The pleasurable result is Louise having time to curl up with a good book (wink,wink), feeling the sunshine upon her shoulders, and me, sitting here in the quiet space of my office, feet up, ceiling fan spinning, as I write these words, from my heart to yours. This is one of my deep loves. I feel as though I am gathering a piece of myself as I watch my canvas become full once again.

And so, to honor yet another love, Louise and I will be embarking upon our own little adventure this summer. We are meeting halfway between New York and Boston, hopping an Amtrak train, and cruising up to Montreal for our FINA World Masters Championship Swim Meet. Louise and I first met in the pool in fifth grade, and our friendship has only blossomed since then. Our love of the cool blue has bonded us once again as we move into the unknown, flowing and growing, expanding our horizons with swimmers from around the globe. We may live in different cultures but we all speak the same language once our fingertips hit the water. An experience to be remembered forever.

I thank summer for shining her light upon us once again. I feel energized, and full, and alive again! Sweet summer…a wonderful reminder that no matter how dark your days become, the Light always finds her way to your soul, healing your heart, and making you whole.

 

Living, Loving & Unlearning is Released!

 

Full-Book-Cover blogLiving, Loving & Unlearning’ has been released! My hope is that this book will assist you in becoming the truth of who you are, lighting a path for you to travel your journey with comfort and ease as you move through the ups, the downs, and all the in-betweens.

Love & Blessings,
Cynthia

Click here to order your personal copy of ‘Living, Loving & Unlearning’.  ~Namaste

 

Co-dependency & Letting Go Radio Show with Velva Lee Heraty, MSW & Cynthia Brennen, LMSW

Many powerful and positive responses to this show from listeners! If you missed the live broadcast on ‘Co-dependency & Letting Go’,  it’s not too late to tune in. It is now on podcast at Life Improvement Radio. Follow direction below to tune in:

Go to  www.lifeimprovementradio.com.  Click on the podcast tab up in the tool bar. Scroll down and enter the name Velva Lee Heraty in the search box. Click on podcasts up in the tool bar again. Scroll down and click on ‘Let’s Talk Life’…it is the 2/15/14 show.

Wishing you all a day of flow and letting go ~ Namaste

 

Living, Loving & Unlearning

 

Becca Brennen enjoying the beauty of the Finger Lakes Region ~ photograph by Kelley Brennen

Keep your eyes and ears open for my upcoming book, Living, Loving & Unlearning; my guide to healing and living authentically from the inside out. Above is one of the many enlightening photos sprinkled throughout the book. Publication is nearing in early 2014!

The contents of Living, Loving & Unlearning is a compilation of my writing over the past years. I delve into spiritual and emotional wellness, exercise and nutrition, mental health, and personal and professional experiences through all of it. The process of unlearning is a key component, as it focuses on peeling away the layers put upon us by society and individuals in our life, and rebuilding the real you. The soul you were born to be on this earth. Simply, the purity of yourself.

Love & Blessings, 

Cynthia

 

Goddess of the Dawn

My glory days with Early Aurora, circa 1971

I WOULD BE REMISS if I didn’t include the special bond I had with one very special girl, my horse, Early Aurora.  In Roman mythology, the meaning of Aurora is “goddess of the dawn,” and oh what a goddess she was!  A bright light shining into the dim of the morning. She was my guiding light, my maternal protector, my soul mate.  She safely carried me through trails, over hurdles, and around arenas from the time I was 10 years young to the ripe old age of 13.  Soon after, her time came to retire on our farm, soaking up the leisure life of pastures and blues skies, until she passed through the veil, shortly after retirement.

Barb and Early Aurora shining their Light.

Aurora has been shining her bright light on me, yet again, as of late.  Forty-three years after she came to me, another shining light tapped on my soul. Aurora’s previous rider/soul connector found me on Facebook and asked, “Are you by chance the Cindy Weintraub who rode Early Aurora?”  I replied, “Yes, she was very special to me.  Who did you ride with?” When she told me she was Aurora’s previous owner, my body quivered in chills.  She had kept a Christmas card I sent her those four decades ago, when Aurora came to me.  A photo of Aurora and me, and my name, enclosed.  Immediately, I felt bonded with this person who I knew loved Aurora as much as I did.  Our connection has gone beyond my wildest dreams.  Barb has become such a sweet soul sister to me, and, of course, we have more in common than I ever would have imagined.  The bond we have, it all makes sense to me now.  At 61 years young, she runs, swims, moves through nature walks, eats very healthy, and has more energy than a 15-year-old.  Our spiritual beliefs are so in sync it leaves no doubt that Aurora’s spirit not only arranged our recent connection, but the passing of Aurora’s light from Barb to me many dawns ago.  Barb is now a bright light in my life, with Angel Aurora in the middle.

The grace of meeting Barb was not only enlightening but cathartic in my own healing.  As I was in the shower one morning, where most of my profound intuitive thoughts come to me, I realized the real reason I quit riding while I was so young.  My excuse was that I wanted a social life with kids my age (and part of that was true), but the deeper meaning expressed itself through my stream of tears, washed away by the shower cascade.  You see, Aurora retired young because she had cancer.  I realized that morning, surrounded by the ease of water, that I blocked the pain of losing Aurora so deeply that I quit doing something I loved.  At such a young age, I didn’t know the value of grieving, and moved on, hiding the hurts festering inside.  For those of you who can relate, you know the bond between a girl and her horse.  It’s stronger than many friendships throughout your lifetime.  I am so very grateful for Barb entering my life, for she not only gave me the gift of a beautiful friendship, she unknowingly pushed me to feel the pain and grieve my long lost love.  Not only Aurora, but the joys of riding itself.  I know Aurora sent a spark through both of our hearts, creating a bond forever connected to her spirit.

When painful times come upon you, remember, “This too shall pass.”  Spirit has given us the blessing of amnesia when it comes to pain.  Allow yourself to feel and express, especially when you think you can’t feel anymore.  The nights will eventually give way to the glory of the dawn.