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1. The act or process of gathering a crop.
* The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season.
* The amount or measure of the crop gathered in a season.
* The time or season of such gathering.
2. The result or consequence of an activity.

Autumn rolls around and farmers and gardeners around the globe gather the crops that theyve taken from seedling to budding sprouts to full grown fruits and vegetables. Of course, nothing grows without attentive watering, fertilizing, weeding and nurturing.

Lots of uncontrollable factors come into play that affect the result of the cropdroughts, floods, plagues, etc.

So, the farmer prepares. He learns systems and how to use tools to work with these factors and reap as bountiful a harvest as possible.

So it is with life

We study and prepare for our careers. We take advanced training to keep abreast of our field. We practice and learn as we go along. When all goes well, we reap a respected reputation, a purposeful life and hopefully, a great income.

Perhaps we marry or commit to a lasting relationship. We start families. The success of these relationships is completely dependent on being attentive, caring, nurturing and available to our loved onesjust as the farmers and gardeners are to their crops.

And when we are, the blessings of a harvest of love and satisfaction, developed over years of care and nurturing, are ours to enjoy.

Sometimes, life gets in the way of our happiness. Things we think are out of our control start to happen and we forget that we have the skills and knowledge within us to work through the challenges.

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with life that a feeling of burnout and frustration becomes your daily existence? Do you find yourself feeling that “this is as good as it gets” and simply resign to a life without real purpose, or joy?

We all have the ability to change our lives so that our crop does not fail. When we are willing to try, we can manifest wonderful changes and experience bountiful growth in our lives.

Making changes to a life that no longer feels purposeful requires some effort on our part:

* We must be willing to reach within ourselves and use our gifts and talents
* We need to focus and set goals
* We need to work with a plan
* Our plan needs to be planted, fertilized and nurtured
* We need tools and systems to help us with lifes challenges so we can reap the best possible crop/result of our labor

As a Life Balancing Specialist, its my mission and my passion to teach others how an integrated and holistic approach to personal growth and renewal can make a radical difference in their lives.

There are few joys more gratifying to me than watching a client work towards change and plant, nurture and manifest a completely new outlook and way of living.

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