Have you ever considered being both the dispenser and receiver of gratitude at the same time? Paula and I talk about so many benefits of gratitude and how it can change our brains over time. Did you know feeling grateful helps balance our health and well-being? There are actually a couple times that I am overcome with emotion and I start crying. uThe same happens for Paula… I love the flow of our conversation. I hope you do, too.

Paula Strupeck Gardner, MA., MA., YACEP is a Mom who has been guiding people to and on their journey of self-care, self-discovery, and self-love for 40+ years.  She’s a huge advocate of finding, feeling and trusting our worthiness in order to live from our heart of hearts.  Paula’s retreats, workshops, classes, and teacher trainings are tapestries of restorative and gently moving yoga, Ayurveda, healing sound, meditation, reiki, shin-rin yoku, tapping, laughter, and other short, sweet, sacred practices that guide us to feeling at ease in who we are so that we may live with greater calm, focus, centeredness, energy, strength, love and joy.  Her presentations at National and International Conferences and Events have received much praise for their EveryDay usefulness and inspiration.

Paula is the best-selling author of MS Chair Yoga At Home—25 Poses to Alleviate Tension, Tightness, and Anxiety So You Can Thrive (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735227609) and Wrapping My Fears In Wonder:  EveryDay Prayers to Help You Find, Feel, And Be Calm, Resilient, and Healthy of Mind, Body, and Spirit (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08X7HXFMB ).  She holds advanced certificates in yoga and restorative yoga and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider as well as a certified Ayurveda educator and consultant.

Before their sons were born, she and Jack, her husband of 30 years, traveled a great deal.  For her 30th birthday, they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1987 and then, in 1989, Paula became the first-ever US woman to complete the Mt. Everest Marathon in Nepal.  She considers her two sons, now grown, to be her lifelong gurus.

Paula is the creator and founder of Worthy of Wings, host of online courses and retreats that guide you to see and live each day as a retreat via the same sacred practices as she offers in her teacher trainings, retreats, classes and workshops.  Paula has 2 primary messages:  You are worthy.  Trust yourself.  Oh, yes, and a third message:  All that you do, do it with joy!  You can join Paula’s mailing list and receive a free restorative and healing bowl session as well as her weekly/monthly inspirations and invitations to care for yourself with grace and loving kindness.  Go here to sign up: https://worthyofwingswithpaulagardner.aweb.page/Worthy-of-Wings-With-Paula-Gardner