My name is Stacy Boston and I am on a mission to cultivate a contentment movement!
Contentment? Why not happiness?
Isn’t happiness all the rage? Why would you “settle” for just being content?
Because just like feelings of sadness, anger and fear, happiness is a feeling that comes and goes. Contentment, on the other hand, is steady… it’s a state of harmonious being… it’s an unshakable okayness even when life gets messy and hard.
What if you could be content throughout your everyday so that the challenges that come your way didn’t have such an impact?
Imagine the difference this could make to all parts of your life – your relationships, career, and health!
If you’re ready to know contentment in your everyday life, I want to help you make it happen.
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My favorite clients to work with are…
Curious and open minded
Committed to practicing being more fully alive
Willing to trust the process
Appreciative of support and accountability
Helping you master contentment is my inspiration. We will be a great fit to work together if:
You feel like something is missing, even though your life is mostly good.
Sadness or anger sometimes gets the best of you.
You go through your day feeling worried and anxious.
You feel drained and have little of yourself to offer to anyone else.
Stress and overwhelm take a toll on your relationships, career, and health.
You’re open and willing to change even if it feels scary.
You long to know contentment.
Why Trust in Me
I know how to listen to YOU. I have a Master of Arts in Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University
I know how to be creative with you. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing from University of Colorado at Boulder
I have the experience. As a coach and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado, I have helped many others (in situations similar to yours) practice contentment as a way of life.
I practice contentment everyday because, just like you, obstacles exist in my life too.
Yes! I want to have an extraordinary everyday!
What makes me me?
I absolutely love living in Colorado. I love the sunrises and sunsets, the view of the mountains from my porch, and how, during the summer, even though the days are hot, the evenings cool off enough to open the windows and listen to the night sounds.
A great morning for me starts with a good cup of coffee. (I prefer it strong, dark, and with a splash of half-and-half.)
I love the smell of rain just as it begins to fall. (You know…that dusty, dry smell that happens when those first few drops hit the ground.)
I often get lost in a good book. Ask me and I will tell you what I love about the one on my bedside table. Or the one in my bathroom. Or the one on the desk in my office.
And then there’s all things food related. The fresh fruits of summer – yum! Soups made from scratch. Perfecting a recipe. Pairing a good wine with a meal. Cooking for others – because entertaining is even more fun! And when dining out, I especially love when everyone orders something different so there are lots of tastes from the menu to sample. For me, sharing any meal is a fantastic reason for spending time together.
Oh, and dark chocolate. I love dark chocolate.
I also love traveling almost as much as I love being at home.
It’s a stellar moment when something funny makes me laugh out loud.
Speaking of loud, I have a huge, incredible family. I’m a mom to two terrific kids, and the oldest in a blended family of seven brothers and sisters. You should see our family gatherings!
Sharing is a passion of mine (probably something I learned from being part of my huge family.) I can’t wait to share more with you about the things I love – my favorite movies, places, books, television programs, food, hikes, podcasts…
Meeting people and making new friends is one of my true pleasures. I absolutely love listening to people’s stories and learning what makes them them.
And, I truly can’t wait to meet you and discover what makes you you.
Why the Dragonfly?
In the spring and summer of 2015, I walked and I thought and I talked. A lot. Sometimes I walked alone and sometimes I walked with my closest friends. Everyday52™, the simple, yet transformational practice that I designed to help you create contentment in your everyday, was taking shape, and the clearer I became about cultivating contentment, the more I began to notice a dragonfly or two nearby. I’m not kidding. Every time I talked about Everyday52™, a dragonfly appeared. One time, a particularly forward one hovered directly over my upturned hand for at least 30 seconds. So, I noticed them, the dragonflies, and kept on talking about different ways to practice contentment as I created the deck of Everyday52™ cards.
I will forever remember the day the dragonfly officially became the symbol of Everyday52™. It was June 26th. I was hiking in Boulder, Colorado with a friend, deep in conversation, and not really paying much attention to all the beauty around me. It occurred to me to “Raise your gaze” (that’s one of the Everyday52™ practices) and so I did. I raised my gaze and discovered there were dragonflies galore in a field of wildflowers on the side of the hill. So many dragonflies I couldn’t count them all, but if I had to guess, I would say there were at least 52!
Here’re a few fun facts about the dragonfly:
A bunch of dragonflies is called a flight.
Each of their wings operate independently, which makes it possible for them to hover or change directions and fly backwards or sideways.
Their life is short (only a few months), symbolic of living in the moment and living life to the fullest.
The dragonfly represents transformation and life’s ongoing process of change.
These things I know, because I finally googled the dragonfly that afternoon in June. The dragonfly became the Everyday52™ symbol of contentment. And now, when a dragonfly appears, I know contentment…and with Everyday52™, you can know contentment, too.