When Positive Thinking and Affirmations Don't Work
What if I said that thinking positive, reading books, and stating your affirmations are not going to create the transformation you desire?
Would that trigger you? Would you want to argue with me?
I don't know about you, but I have read all the books and took the classes. And it all seemed so easy. Make a vision board, think positively, and say my affirmations and miraculously my life would turn around overnight.
My life wasn’t bad, but I had a feeling of dissatisfaction. There was something t…
Between the Ending and Beginning is Magic
Good Enough, Competent, or Awesome?
If I said to you, “you didn’t come here to be good enough, or competent, or mediocre - - you came here to be AWESOME,” would you believe me?
Sometimes we get caught up with what other people think we should do or how other people think we should behave that we bury our own essence to play by someone else’s rules. This is a losing (not to mention soul-sucking) proposition for us.
There is something that lights you up. There is something that turns you on. There is something that is meant just f…
Like Driving Through Fog
Have you ever felt stuck?
Maybe you’ve read the books, poured over articles on the internet, or asked everyone you knew, “what’s next?” Maybe you know all about goal setting and affirmations, yet you find yourself repeating the same patterns or doubting you’ll ever reach your goals and dreams and doubting you'll ever live an aligned life. Does any of that sound familiar?
Most of us want to get from Point A to Point B in a nice straight line. Forget about ‘life being a journey’ – we want to g…
You Need to Get Off Your Duff!
Stop Resisting and Start Moving!
That’s what I’ve been telling myself for the past few months. Oh, I’m doing a lot of ‘moving’ and keeping busy. I’m busy creating 5-day mini courses (did I mention my new self-professed title is “Queen of the 5-Day Mini Course”?). I’m busy going to baseball games. I’m busy researching hikes to take on my upcoming vacation. I’m busy calling contractors for my home improvement projects.
But I’m not busy making any videos. I’m not busy stepping into my power as an…
You Get to Decide
Who doesn’t love to stay in their comfort zone?
Even when we want to experience more success or more love or more health or more joy, we also want to remain comfortable – and we don’t want to make the wrong choice.
Has this ever happened to you? You may have wanted another job, but you stayed comfortable and then got fired. You were ready to move out of a current relationship, but you stayed comfortable and then the other person left. Ouch. Blindsided.
We need to be w…
Picasso's Foundational Key to Success
Have you ever tricked yourself into thinking you were taking action when you weren’t?
Maybe you’re doing more research? Maybe you’re taking just one more course? Maybe you’re busy thinking about the right action to take? Maybe you’re staying open to listening to your inner wisdom so you’ll know what your next inspired step is?
I know I’ve fooled myself into thinking I was taking action when I was actually avoiding making a decision. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to say that ‘taking action’…
Bounce Back to a Better Normal
Can you feel it?
I can feel the excitement, anticipation, and expectation as we head into July 2021. After 15 months of social distancing, masking, and staying safe in our home cocoons, things are opening up.
I have friends who are flying to visit family and friends. My season tickets to my local minor league baseball team have been activated. I’m attending several concerts this summer. We are bouncing back and ready to resume and embrace life as it was prior to COVID-19.
And I also have some…
The Downside of Hiding Your Feelings
I used to be a master at hiding my feelings. How about you?
Of course I’m referring those feelings that society tells us are negative or bad: anger, resentment, jealousy, pride, shame, guilt, selfishness, and sadness.
I also hid any feelings that revealed my sensitive nature because I was taught that those feelings showed weakness and vulnerability.
The problem with hiding those feelings was that ALL of my feelings got diminished as well, even joy, exhilaration, excitement, appreciation, grat…
From Numbness to Awesomeness
When I am numb, it’s nearly impossible to be motivated or to succeed.
The trouble is that I was numb for most of my life. I was numb to my real feelings of anger, frustration, resentment, self-doubt, fear, shame, and guilt. I was told over and over again that those feelings were wrong and I needed to overcome them. But no one taught me how to overcome them. So I did what I knew how to do: I shoved them down, I buried them, and I pretended they didn’t exist. And I ate.
And yet, the few times…
2020, You Threw me a Curveball
And I have to admit, I didn’t always take this change in plans with a grin and a shoulder shrug (at least not at first). After all, I had big plans for the summer: season tickets to see 15 minor league baseball games, season tickets for the Coeur d’Alene Summer The…
To make matters worse, suddenly three strangers show up. What does he do? He run…