“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...
“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...
“Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Our lives are always teaching, always whispering, always guiding.
Sometimes that guidance takes the form of things that feel good, but many times it takes the form of pain, despair or frustration. It almost always seems to appear in clusters, which is the ...continue reading...
“When the receiver is ready, the gift appears.” Chuck Spezzano, If It Hurts, It Isn’t Love
You want great, big love in your life this year? It’s waiting for you.
You want to experience a miracle in love this year? That’s waiting for you.
You want a love that is soulful, nurturing and lasting; one that feels both peaceful and alive? It’s waiting for you.
You want to attract and sustain the kind of love that you’ve always imagined and dreamed of for yourself? Yes, that too; it is all waiting for you.
Everything you want in a relationship ...continue reading...
“God pulls us through life by the heart.” Martha Beck
As I’ve been building my life coaching practice, I’ve become very clear on who it is I want to serve. The truth is that the people I can help the most are people who are going through something in their lives that I’ve also experienced and come through myself.
That’s why I have a special place in my heart for people who are healing a broken heart.
I have had my heart broken and I have broken hearts – both experiences sucked (quite frankly!). I got emotionally lost for a bit, ...continue reading...
“Do you have the courage to stand inside yourself and be who you really are?” Oprah Winfrey
I had the absolute pleasure of being able to train this week with the best life coaches in the world, including arguably the most successful life coach there is – Martha Beck. I was inspired and challenged, encouraged and motivated. I gained insight from life coaches that have been helping people live out loud for more than 10 years. It was, in a word: amazing.
One of my takeaways from the training was the reminder that it’s important as coaches that we ...continue reading...
“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...
“It does not have to be a story of drama or heroism. It only has to be real and honest.” Rev. Linda Middelberg
Lots of people have a goal to one day write a book; I certainly did. I had been in the process of writing a book for more than two years. It began as simple journaling to unleash the myriad of thoughts and feelings from my head and heart onto paper during a very painful time in my life. I didn’t know it would ever become a book or “my story,” I just knew that writing it ...continue reading...