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Welcome to the School of Wonderful, Wonderful You

Byron Katie, founder of the School for the Work

Last month I received the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a unique course called The School for the Work.

Founded by Byron Katie (known as “Katie”), the School is a 9 day adventure into the innermost workings of…

It was one of the scariest experiences I’ve ever had. And also – by far – the most appreciated.

How often do we give ourselves the chance to go where no one else (including us) has ever been allowed to go inside of ourselves?

How often do we say to ourselves, “Okay, that’s it – I am not living with this fear/insecurity/prejudice/doubt/anxiety for one more second”….and then actually do something about it?

When was the last time you challenged yourself to a thinking contest – and won?

When was the last time you looked in the mirror, beheld your own reflection, and felt the same amount of compassion, respect, love, and appreciation for yourself as you do for those others in your life whom you love and cherish most?

As Katie told us when we arrived, “Welcome to the School of wonderful, wonderful YOU.”

For this month, I will share some of the highlights of what I learned from one of the greatest mentors I have ever had the good fortune to connect with – Byron Katie.

Today’s Takeaway: When was the last time you appreciated yourself? Can you remember why? What did it feel like – living inside your own skin – and being truly known, appreciated, respected, and loved for who you are? How might your life be different if you lived that way on a daily basis?

Welcome to the School of Wonderful, Wonderful You

Shannon Cutts

Parrot, tortoise & box turtle mama. Writer. Author. Mentor. Champion of all people (and things) recovered and recovering.

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Cutts, S. (2011). Welcome to the School of Wonderful, Wonderful You. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 1, 2020, from


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