Our Truth Leads Us to Freedom

If You Keep Doing the Same Thing, You Should Expect the Same Result.

Our Truth Leads Us to Freedom

Our Truth Leads Us to Freedom

“The moment you can visualize being free from the things that hold you back, you have indeed begun to set yourself free.” Unknown Author

For about the past 5 years, there has been a particular word that has guided my life and my decisions:

freedom

I am drawn to the idea of having more freedom in my life.

I want to live my life from a place of choice, rather than from a place of obligation.

I want ...continue reading...

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Identifying What You Really Want

“Our key to transforming anything lies in our ability to reframe it.” Marianne Williamson

I had surgery on my foot approximately 2 weeks ago. I have been on crutches since that time and still have several more weeks to go. This was a surprise to me because I figured I would be “down” a few days to possibly one week max.

Upon hearing this news, it was hard for me to not get discouraged. Being on crutches makes even the simplest of activities a struggle and this was definitely slowing me down. I’m spending most of my days on ...continue reading...

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The Subtle Difference between Effort and Force

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first – not through intellectual understanding.”    Christiane Northrup

I was in my yoga class last week and I’m doing some crazy posture; a posture of which I, of course, cannot pronounce the name. All I knew is that it was really uncomfortable in my body; it hurt. As a matter of fact, I have tried this pose many times before and it hurts every time I do it. I was breathing deeply, trying to stay present but my ego would not let me drop that pose – ...continue reading...

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The Gift of Presence

“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”    Thich Nhat Hanh

There was a long period of my life – from the age of approximately 25-37 – that I lovingly now refer to as the “Next, Next, Next Period” of my life. I was constantly striving and filling my life: the next job, the next promotion, the next big project, the next dinner party, the next new decorative piece for my home, the next vacation…you get my point.

The real problem with that is that when ...continue reading...

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One Simple Way to Let Go of Perfectionism

“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is…the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough…”                   Julia Cameron

I was getting ready to graduate college and I recall sitting with a career counselor who was prepping me for future interviews. I remember being told that I had to be able to articulate 1-2 weaknesses about myself – but it would be best if the weaknesses have the potential to be somewhat positive. So rather than saying something like, “I swear a lot,” I should instead say: “I can be somewhat of a ...continue reading...

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Releasing Myself from the Prison of Negativity

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B. Smedes

I can feel it right now in my body. My forearms are tense, I have a lump in my throat; my fingers are actually tingling. I feel tense, especially in my chest.

The company I chose to publish my book through has been treating me with horrific disrespect for months now. I paid the company more than $7000 for marketing services five months ago that they have yet to provide. Now, once I threaten legal action and request a refund for ...continue reading...

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If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now

“Life is brief, but if you’re brave, it’s deep.” Elissa Schappell

“Oh if I only knew then what I know now!” How many of us have said THAT before?

I led a life coaching workshop this past weekend, where women were asked to bring in a photograph of themselves when they were children, paste it into their journals and then write down the gentle whispers you would say to that young girl now – knowing what you know today.

I wanted to play along too and my whispers to my 10-year old self would be something like this:

Be ...continue reading...
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We Attract What We Are

“The life you live is a reflection of what’s going on inside of you.” Oprah

There was a time – shortly after the divorce from my first husband but before I met my current husband, Derrick, that my man-picker was broken. I mean BROKEN.

At least that was my story for why I attracted and dated men that would lie or cheat or treat me as though I was not terribly important.

The real truth was that I was attracting exactly what I was at that time. Now I don’t like to think of myself as a liar ...continue reading...

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My Peace is My Responsibility

“If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.” Mark Cuban

Every interaction with someone carries with it energy and that energy either makes you feel more alive or it makes you feel like running and jumping off a cliff. There have been a few interactions recently that leaned more toward cliff diving than I would like and it got me thinking.

I was sitting at dinner one night with 2 ladies and Marilyn began talking about some of her struggles with becoming an empty-nester. She was very close with her daughter and being able to share both ...continue reading...

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What My 13-Year Old Niece Taught This Life Coach about Beauty

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” – Author Unknown

Dove® launched their Campaign for Real Beauty in 2004 after finding through research that only 2% of women around the world would describe themselves as beautiful.

In my first marriage, I was told that I looked pretty or cute when I would get dressed up, but not once was I ever called beautiful, by my husband in the 14 years we were together. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t recall any man ever telling me I was beautiful.

So, when someone I’ll ...continue reading...

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