The Battle between the Heart and Mind

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The Battle between the Heart and Mind

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The Battle between the Heart and Mind

“…just as darkness is nothing but the absence of light, so fear is nothing but the absence of love.” Marianne Williamson

 

Alena had been divorced over a year. Everyone told her the first year is the hardest, so why hadn’t the pain of losing her 24 year marriage dissipated by now?

Their marriage wasn’t good. He was verbally and emotionally abusive to her throughout the last 10 years.

And although intellectually she knows she’s better off now without that abuse, she can’t seem to make her heart understand. She misses him, misses having a partner in her life ...continue reading...

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  1. Stuck in one such battle not knowing whether to listen to heart or mind.

    by Nai a on February 27th, 2018 at 10:42 pm
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Being Intentional about the Energy You Allow

“Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.” Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

One of my clients is building an amazing new coaching practice for adolescents and young adults trying to find their way in the world. She left behind a teaching career, a pension and the illusion of safety and security. She has no doubts about where she’s going and what she’s going to accomplish, but you can bet that her bold moves are bringing up all sorts of fears in other people – particularly those well-intentioned friends and family that love and care about her.

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The Inseparability of Truth and Love

“Telling someone the truth is a loving act. Mal Pancoast

Cathy is a strong, confident, and independent woman. She doesn’t need a man in her life; but she wants a man in her life. After her divorce 15 years ago, she raised her two sons as a single mom and became a successful business woman. She has a wide circle of friends, is funny, likes to travel and enjoys her life.

But Cathy had convinced herself that “The men she wanted, didn’t want her,” and “The men that wanted her, she didn’t want.”

Over the years, there had been ...continue reading...

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Fear or Love: Part 2

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” Marianne Williamson

I speak to women every day that tell me what they want in their love lives: a lasting, secure and passionate love.

I also speak to women who tell me what they don’t want: they want out of the pain, they want to become unstuck, they don’t want to keep attracting the same people and making the same mistakes.

But because we’re so accustomed to walking the path of fear first in our lives (play it safe, there’s not enough good men out there, ...continue reading...

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Fear or Love: Those are Our Options and We Get to Choose

“There are 2 basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.” John Lennon

Everything we do moves us either closer to fear or closer to love.

Moving closer to fear feels like hiding ourselves, suppressing our insecurities, running from the truth, or trying to make love happen.

Fear feel like wanting love by our sides, but never being willing to take the steps forward to make that happen.

Fear moves us towards self-judgments such ...continue reading...

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10 Things Every Woman Should Know about Love and Dating by the Time They’re 40!

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.”     Joan Crawford

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll keep this focused on love and dating and we’ll keep it light and fun.  This is for every woman over 40 who still is searching for love in their lives. It can be a tricky road navigating life as a single woman, particularly if it’s been awhile since you’ve been single.  But by this age, we’ve seen and experienced some things that make us a bit wiser than we were ...continue reading...

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I See You.

Authenticity means exercising the compassion to know that we are all made of strength and struggle.”  Brené Brown, Gifts of Imperfection

I believe that “being seen” is one of the most profound human experiences we can have this side of heaven.  I think it means that someone understands, accepts and loves your heart, the core of your being.  They are able to fully acknowledge all the beauty right alongside all the ugly; they are able to smile at all the joy, as well as the sadness; they celebrate the light burning inside of us, as much as the darkness ...continue reading...

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  1. Thoroughly related and loved this.

    by Cindy on January 22nd, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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