5 Tips for Inner Peace During These Crazy Times

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” —Norman Vincent Peale

Dear Friend,

I hope this article finds you in high spirits and filled with the determination to make the most out of the rest of the year.

Speaking of making the most out of things, I am delighted to share some exciting updates with you.


Silent Retreat in Worcester. Image Credit: Zayne Bartley

Firstly, I recently attended a 10-day silent retreat in Worcester, Western Cape. It was an incredibly powerful experience to be in silence for so long, and I came away feeling refreshed and renewed.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to have had this experience, and I’m sure it will inform my work at Gooseberry Retreat in a positive way.

Fully Booked!

Secondly, I’m thrilled to announce that the 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guesthouse is fully booked until almost the end of the year!

If you’re interested in staying at 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guesthouse in the New Year, please be sure to book well in advance.

Please keep an eye on our social pages and blog for upcoming retreats in 2024.

5th AVenue Gooseberry Guesthouse
5th Ave, Gooseberry Guesthouse. Image Credit: Deidre Schoeman

Empowering our staff

Finally, I’m pleased to share that I will be presenting the Trick Your Triggers course to the guesthouse staff at 5th Avenue Gooseberry Guesthouse. This course is designed to help people understand and manage their triggers, and I’m confident that it will be a valuable resource for our staff.

5 Tips for inner peace:

As the world continues to be in a state of flux, it’s more important than ever to find inner peace.

Here are five tips to help you achieve inner peace despite the news and circumstances in the world:

1. Meditate regularly

Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice that can help you to calm your mind and cultivate inner peace.

2. Spend time in nature

Being in nature has been shown to reduce stress and improve mood. If you can, try to spend some time each day in nature, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

3. Connect with loved ones

Spending time with loved ones can help you to feel supported and connected. Make sure to schedule regular time for social interaction, even if it’s just a phone call or video chat.

4. Practice gratitude

Taking the time to appreciate the good things in your life can help you to focus on the positive and boost your overall well-being.

5. Let go of what you can’t control

It’s important to remember that there are many things in life that are beyond your control. Instead of worrying about these things, focus on what you can control, such as your own thoughts and actions.

I hope these tips help you to find inner peace amid chaos.

PS: It’s time to share YOUR message in 2024.

Hosting and presenting a retreat is an incredible opportunity to share your message, connect with like-minded individuals, and create a powerful impact. Read our latest blog post to find out where to begin.

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Thanks for reading. See you soon!

Susan Berry

Email: retreat@gooseberryguesthouse.co.za | info@gooseberry1.co.za
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