A Case of The Winter Blahs


“Some days you just have to create your own sunshine!”


This winter has been kicking my *ss. I haven’t been physically ill (thank goodness), however between the not going somewhere warm for vacation, the ever changing weather (snow, fog, rain, floods, ice), the cloudiness, and lack of interaction with people due to road conditions (brought on by weather), I’ve had a bad case of the winter blahs. And this week, as the blahs reappeared, I found the old familiar stories creeping back into my life.
Stories around…

How things will never work out, so why do I even bother trying! Something unexpectedly always happens and as a result it’s just going to fail!

I call this my “Whiney Robin” story. My story of time running out and failed expectations. What was interesting is what happened every day as this story was hanging around with me….

I started getting visits from interesting creatures daily.

  • Eagles every where (in the sky and on the ground right in front of me),
  • Unicorns appearing in every store in Rockford,
  • Stink bug that sat next to my wine glass (never seen one of those before),
  • Mosquito that landed on my hand at 8am (I wasn’t bit and it’s winter),
  • Playful raccoons on Loran Road (not the Kent Emporium),
  • Scorpion appearing in an early Friday am dream, and

Each animal was pointing me forward through this week of blahs.

The Eagle reminded me to take a higher broader view of the situation. The Eagle has the ability to soar to heights other birds merely dream of. The Eagle is a powerful animal totem that offers lessons about looking closely at the most minute of details in order to see life from a broader perspective.

The Unicorn is all about opening up to the infinite possibilities and that infinite possibilities surround you and are available to you at all times. Many times we can not see possibilities abound, or even exist, especially when we are stuck in an old story. Unicorn give you the eyes to see the possibilities and the wisdom to take advantage of them.

The Stink Bug was aiding me with clarifying my dreams, visions and insights. Instead of whining about the current state of everything that is out of my control, I started to work on something I could control…my Inspired Action card deck.

The Mosquito was reminding me to listen to the lessons I’m currently experiencing. She demonstrated the art of timing: movement and progression, rest and relaxation. There is a season for everything and Winter (whether I like it or not) is the season of rest. She pointed out the patterns in my life (and my head) that I’ve been dwelling on so that I could become aware of them and start changing the story…

How to create a story that makes me feel nourished and fulfilled once again.

The Raccoons playing on Loran Road were reminding me to go out and have some fun and stop taking everything so seriously. And that is my #1 priority this weekend!

The Scorpion dream letting you know that its time to get rid of the old story, accept the situation, and make room for something new. Basically reminding me of the need to go through the three-step process of denial, acceptance, and finally moving on.

And this is what I teach through my one-on-one coaching programs and workshops. I teach you a set of tools so that you can….

  • Spot the old story (and stop denying it exists),
  • Name the old story (accept it), and
  • Re-write the story (move on).

My personal goal is to…empower you to create a heart based life on your own terms.

Are you curious about some of the tools I teach? I have created a new Facebook group and will be posting daily “Inspired Action” prompts through Easter, as part of my …

40 Days to Make It Stick!

If you would like to follow along and participate, please join here.

Week 1 – Practices:

  • Create Your Calling Card
  • Get to the Other Side
  • Planting Seeds of Possibility
  • Measure Happiness
  • Behind The Curve
  •  Lasso The Moon
  • Why?

What old story has been hanging out with you lately?

What new story would you like to invite into your life?

Looking for additional support as you create your new story? Below there are both personal and group options. If you would like to pursue a one-on-one mentoring package, please send me an email and we can create a package to support you.



Purpose: Because everyone needs a “Reboot” once in a while


Are you at a crossroads as you rewrite your story for 2018?”
Are you ready to take a new direction?

Are you encountering a curve ball with your rewrite story of 2018? Or are you feeling stuck, anxious, fearful, or angry? I will be continuing to offer my FREE Shamanic Life/Business Strategy sessions in March. Why? When are you standing at the crossroads, sometimes you just need some support as you tell your story and try to determine which direction to take. This is not a cookie-cutter one-size fits-all approach as every person I speak to is on a unique journey based on their own personality, gifts, talents, and where they are on the journey. If this strategy session speaks to you, please click on the button below to learn more and to schedule an appointment. For those in the area, I am able to have the session in person.



With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!



 Community Events

Connecting with others’ dreams.


Sound Healing Meditation

With Robin Rosenstiel

Where: Kent Emporium

When: Sunday Feb 25th

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: $10

Come mediate to the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, crystal harp, shamanic drumming, and other instruments played by Robin in concert with other sacred music as you experience a chakra recharge unlike any other. You will be bathed in a sea of relaxing and soothing sound healing frequencies that will melt away stress and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Each session is unique. Bring a friend and enjoy!

Participants have the option of laying down and/or sitting up. Bring a yoga mat or something comfortable to lay on.


Wild Wisdom – Meet Your Spirit Animal

Where: Kent Emporium

When: March 3rd

Time: 1:000pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $50
If you have always been curious about your spirit animal, this workshop will help take the mystery out of the process and make it a practical thing in your life. If you are already aware of your spirit animal and want a deeper connection, this workshop will give you the support you need. I am passionate about working with spirit animals and would love to share that passion with you.

Click here for more details


Heart-Based Business Connections



Where: Kent Emporium

When: March 4th

Time: 3:000pm – 4:30pm

Cost: $15


Community, Connection & Collaboration are the key themes of this group. Whether you are in dream up, start-up, ramp-up, or scale up business mode, this group is for you if you are looking for compassionate support and accountability. Monthly we will celebrate what each of us has accomplished, discuss a specific topic to support you and your business going forward, and establish priorities for the month.

What would it be worth to you to have high quality people encourage, support and hold you accountable through your entrepreneurial life?
To download a monthly compassionate accountability worksheet, click here.



Chakra Totem Awakening

Integrate Animal Medicine into your Chakra System

Where: Kent Emporium

When: 2018 Workshop Series (details below)

Did you know that you have more than one Animal Guide?

In addition to your predominant guides, you have an Animal Totem specifically associated with each of your Chakras. Learn more about the Chakra system and how to integrate animal medicine in order to receive support in all areas of your life.

Call upon the power of your Animal Totems, bring their energy to life within you and awaken your own Power and Purpose.

Monthly Individual Workshops (1pm – 5pm): $50 each/$300 group package

April 7th: Root Chakra Totem

May 5th: Sacral Chakra Totem

June 2nd: Solar Plexus Chakra Totem

July 7th: Heart Chakra Totem

Aug 4th: Throat Chakra Totem

Sept 8th: Third Eye Chakra Totem

Oct 6th: Crown Chakra Totem

Please note: If you are only interested in attending a workshop for one specific chakra, no worries. Each workshop is a stand alone workshop.
Weekend Workshops (Sat/Sun 9am – 5pm): $150 each

June 23-24: Lower Chakras (Spirit Animal,1,2,3)

Oct 27-28: Upper Charkas (4,5,6,7)

Click here for more details