Summer mode

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” ~Van Morrison

The world may be gearing up again, but I am slipping into summer mode and slowing down.

 My actions now include:

  • Inhaling still moments, versus rushing to busily connect.
  • Savoring rich connections from afar, not quite feeling right to be in crowded restaurants, airports and planes (still love those off the beaten path type of local places to eat and meet).
  • Taking exquisite care of myself —body, mind and spirit.
  • Making time to be fully present to all those I care about, listening more thoughtfully.
  • Observing more of life, from a higher perspective of a bigger plan.

Peace and calm are my new driving forces this summer, after a hectic 18 months rebranding my business.

To help us all take in more appreciative moments, I am thrilled to have Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living as my podcast guest next month. She is also the author of Wake Up Grateful, released just last November. Her book is a perfect summer read.

To hear our upcoming interview, please subscribe to my podcast:


Taking in is so much deeper and transformative than intentionally opening our hearts to receiving. It entails reaching for what we want, need and deserve—then accepting it in.

Sometimes, we need to sit back and spend time getting clear on what we really want—and integrate our deservedness by claiming our worthiness to have our desires fulfilled.   Email to learn more about my six-session “RECLAIMING THE WORTHY YOU” coaching package and give yourself a summer treat of self-care.

Respite is calling to me now for the next couple weeks…looking forward to seeing who will pull up a chair and join me in extended moments of tranquility.

Wishing you all a joyful, soulful, and happy summer.

With love and blessings,


I took the above photo of the colored Adirondack beach chairs in Plum Island, MA, last year while visiting friends and family, and the picture of the flip flop sign in Beaufort, NC.


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  • Lisa May says:

    Yes! Peace, calm & extended moments of tranquility…..this is the new path forward. Thanks for the beautiful post, Gail. Enjoy your retreat?

    • Gail Kauranen Jones (“Coach Gail Jones”—Your worthiness expert) says:

      Lisa: Just building time away from the outside world a bit more each day these next few weeks…breakfast at 1, giving self the compassion I’ve extended to and received from so many others, “being,” and detached listening…A time of integration, all good for the soul, and my next book which I’m beginning soon. Found a sweet place to write that keeps me connected with life, too, to not get too isolated. Now for the publishing contract to arrive:) Happy summer to you. Blessings, Gail

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