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The Lesson in Music Lessons

Have you ever thought about how the choices you make shape the life you experience?  Would it surprise you to learn that we all have habits of thought that cause a habit of behavior?  Imagine it like a chain reaction: You think something –> You feel a certain way about what you’re thinking Your feeling
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Napoleon Hill – 10 Rules for Success

Just a quick note. This morning I decided to do my “educational listening” to Napoleon Hill. And I thought I put together the Top 10 Napoleon Hill Rules for Success. Words are funny tools for communication. I’m not sure that everyone will completely understand the meanings that I intend, so I hope that if you
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Emotional Scale – And How to Use It

In yesterday’s workshop we talked about how to FEEL better about situations and circumstances. Sometimes it’s difficult to be observing what is happening and find a better feeling.  Whether it’s loss or lack, the way that we think about things is directly related to the way that we will FEEL about them.  It’s our feelings or
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Day 6: Finding Something New in Today – 21 Day Design Your Life Challenge

Day 6: Finding Something New in Today – 21 Day Design Your Life Challenge Do you ever wake up feeling that the struggle is real?  I know, right?  Sometimes it’s the aches and pains of sleeping wrong, sometimes it’s the weight of the latest news report and sometimes there’s nothing in particular that makes your
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Day 5 – Finding your soul purpose in what you already know

Day 5: Go with the Flow or Finding your soul purpose in what you already know Recently I’ve been listening to the Book Living with FLOW by Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi and what is amazing me the most is the validation. I think that everything that I’m reading is filling me with that “I knew it!” kind of feeling… or
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Day 4 – 21 Day Design Amazing Life Challenge

Day 4 – Journaling and your brain “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Welcome to Day 4, today starts the real work. The real habit changing work, today we are going to test how important this challenge really is to your life. Your subconscious mind
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Day 3 – 21 Day Challenge Design an Amazing Life

Day 3 Who You Are To You “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt If you do something once or twice, it’s considered an incident.  If you
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Day 2: 21 Day Challenge Make Today Ridiculously Amazing

One of the biggest arguments against being able to intentionally design your life is the thought that, “If it were as easy as simply “thinking” what we want then more people would have what they want.  It seems logical.  It seems reasonable to say, If humans could intentionally design their lives in live in joy
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21 Day Design Your Life Challenge ~ Day 1

The Challenge I like 21 day challenges because they create just enough evidence for me to really understand that almost anything is possible. This challenge is a little different from most, it isn’t going to ask you to run, job, diet, or clean. The challenge is simply going to be “design your life” Day 1
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How to Heal the Emotional Pen

One day you picked up a pen.  Maybe someone asked you to pick it up, maybe you saw it and thought you’d like it … the fact is, one day you picked up the pen. Look at that pen in your hand.  You tell everyone (including yourself) the story about how the pen got there.
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Refusing to Accept the Insult or The Gift of the Insult

Recently I had an opportunity to “practice what I preach” so to speak.  Someone that I personally know, was intentionally setting out to try to “make me” feel bad about something.  And while I’m not going to go into the personal matter here, I will say…initially I did, I mean feel bad.  I read the
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Bringing Prosperity Back

Have you noticed how little the word “prosperity” is used today in conversation and the media? It’s almost portrayed as a pipe-dream, something of the past, elusive and unattainable.  The fact is, when we stop talking about things in an achievable way, we stop believing in our ability to attain them.  Prosperity is one of
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Law of Attraction Coaching, what’s all the hullabaloo?

What’s all the hullabaloo about The Law of Attraction? Well, for starters Law of Attraction Coaching encourages you to think differently.  Having said that, there isn’t a coach or motivational speaker out there that isn’t already telling you the same thing.  In essence, the idea is that if you don’t like where you are now
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Respond vs. React

A car cuts you off on the highway.  Do you respond or react? Someone takes the last [insert something desired] right from under your outreached hand.  Do you respond or reach? It snows 6 inches on the most important day of your life (this week).  Do you respond or react? Your car gets crashed while
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Permanent Motivation

In the words of Zig Ziglar, “Motivation is not permanent, but then neither is bathing. …that doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t approve of it, in fact, I strongly encourage it.”  Experts agree, most people are confused about motivation and positive thinking. The fact is, motivation is not permanent, everyone has experienced the transient nature of motivation,
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Easily Reduce Stress

Stress is one of those words.  We can all agree on the literal definition, but the word carries such strong personal history, it can mean different things to different people.  Some people may believe that stress is a measurement for a job worth doing or a job well done or even a measure of their
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52 Week Money Challenge and Adventure

This morning my Facebook wall was abuzz with a long list of things we can do this coming year to make a difference in our lives.  Many of the suggestions and comments, I enjoy.  One of my favorite is the 52 week money challenge.  I like this one because it is such a positive forward
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Finding Your Flow

My morning ritual is enrichment.  Not scholarly latin or mathematics but personal enrichment.  Many times it feels like enlightenment, because more often than not, I have an “ah ha” moment where a specific analogy or quote or comment flips the proverbial light switch. Almost like a cartoon character, the light bulb goes on and a
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Unlock your Creativity with… pie!

About 30 years ago someone gave me the book, “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia Cameron. I never read it.  Let’s see… where was I in my life 30 years ago?  Well, for starters, I was 30 years younger, funny when I type that I don’t feel 30 years older…
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What People Don’t Understand About Happy People

Dear Mostly Unhappy Person, Yesterday you caught me being unhappy.  Yes, the shocking truth is that happy people aren’t always happy.  The fact is sometimes; …we really really want that new job and we’re disappointed that we don’t get it. …we stub our toe on the corner of the kids bed and it freaking hurts, …

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Single Mom’s Bill of Rights

Single Mom’s Bill of Rights: You have the right to true love. You have the right to find it in surprising ways and places. You have the right to fall in love with yourself, to create a person whose self-worth isn’t tied up in a relationship, but a person who is so aware of self-worth that you are the confident leader of your life.

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Waking Up Divorced – A Single Mom’s Guide to an Amazing Life

I’m very excited to announce my latest book, Waking Up Divorced – A Single Mom’s Guide to an Amazing Life. I have included almost all of the tips, tricks and processes that I have learned from such people as Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra, Lisa Nichols and more. I’ll be scheduling some …

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Are you living on your “default” setting?

What’s a default setting? Well, when you click the print button in Microsoft Word, whatever printer generates your document is your “default” printer.  And that’s actually what got me to thinking about default setting this morning, because for the life of me, I could not get anything to print.  Nothing and it turned out I …

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Recognizing the Level of the Problem

One of my favorite quotes has been attributed to Albert Einstein, “You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” First of all, who doesn’t love a quote from Albert Einstein, I mean all that crazy hair and crazy thinking and talking. I think what I like about the quote
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Secret Challenge – that will change your life!

Are you happy right now? Think about it, I don’t mean mildly happy, I mean exploding with creativity and wonder & awe happy? Do you want to be that happy? Do you believe that your happiness is in direct result to the things that happen to you? Do you believe that you are in control
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Top Secret Experiment – Personal & Private will Change your Life

Are you happy right now? Think about it, I don’t mean mildly happy, I mean exploding with creativity and wonder & awe happy? Do you want to be that happy? Do you believe that your happiness is in direct result to the things that happen to you? Do you believe that you are in control …

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Can you really Think your Happiness?

I think Stephen Covey said it best, “until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change The new psychology of success …

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How to Attract the Coolest Man

Do you want to know the secret to attracting the coolest man?  Do you want to know how to attract the most fantastic relationship and heart warming love affair into your life? Who doesn’t…  but I didn’t lure you here with that enticing headline only to let you down by pummeling you with my pithy …

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Pretty Boxes

My box is covered with flowers and multi-faceted gems that I hot glued on, I’ve put in favorite stones with soil and fairy furniture. It’s relaxing and beautiful and whimsical. Sitting in the fairy chair I look around and decide that I’ll paint the sides of the box.  That’s when I realize I’m “in the box”. …

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Don’t buy the gimmick of Happiness

I read something over the weekend that really resonated with me, and helped me understand why some of my peers and even my friends just smile and don’t engage in conversations about happiness. Our society has been selling the Happiness as a Goal Gimmick for a while now.  I guess I never really thought about
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Why We Love Meditation (And You Should, Too!)

Recently in a mad fit of anxious New Year resolution making, I realized that stating what I wanted to change simply wasn’t going to cut it.  My usual go to, Visualization, while helpful, when it comes to food doesn’t seem to be any match for my habit of grazing.  I realized that I needed some
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How to lose weight without changing what you eat – Lesson One

I’ve decided to take you with me on my journey to lose 40 pounds.  First, let me tell you that I’m a tall person, so my actual weight numbers are usually much higher than the average person, perhaps that’s helped me to place less emphasis on my actual weight, and more emphasis … on how …

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Your Habit of Financial Worry

Shocking I know…  almost sacrilegious… “a HABIT you say?” “As if I would choose to have these troubles!” I realize I’ve just lost several readers, but here’s the thing, you are where you are, doing what you are doing, because of choices and decisions.  How you think about what you think about is also a …

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Is your awareness blocking your success?

This week has been a crazy week, between my coaching appointments, working on my coaching academy launch and my wonderful children.  I’ve been feeling like I am constantly catching up to appointments, events and “things” and never really getting ahead or on top of any of my situations.  Do you know that feeling?  Like, every …

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How to jump start your word of mouth advertising in 5 easy steps

Word of mouth advertising is centuries old and has gone a number of name make overs, such as: heard it through the grapevine, it came down the pipeline, and most recently, it’s gone viral.  The bottom line is to get people talking about your product or offer, in the way that you want them to
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How to Intentionally Change Your LIfe

There are very few people who can honestly say they are extremely happy with every aspect of their life.  The question of How to Change your life, is actually answered in the title of this post… Intentionally.  The truth of the matter is, you will continue to be, experience and function the same way every day until you intentionally and deliberately
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Negative Criticism

This morning I read my first negative review, ever.  It was quite a blow.  It’s not that I thought everyone loved my work, my deliciously childish run-on sentences or constant to the point of humorous typographical errors.  I guess I just thought that errors and no copy editing staff aside, the message was solid and
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How To: 8 Ways to Reduce Stress

People are and have always had a great deal of stress, finding ways to reduce stress isn’t always easy, especially if we are in the throes of a stressful situation. Yesterday I was marveling at how lovely I felt when I walked into my newly cleaned home.  The kids toys and clothes were no longer
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Lessons I learned from Toddlers & Tiara’s

As the last week of summer ends, the kids and I are finally back from our gallivanting around the east coast. Clifford, the big red mini-van has been sufficiently broken in and has driven with flying colors.  The Rosie the wonder dog, has a new car harness and dog bed, and all of the kids …

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Dorothy had it right…. sort of

Here I am, it’s 6:06 am, I’m writing as I look out onto one of the loveliest sights on the planet, a murkie dawn on a Maine Lake, in a modern “camp”.  I have never seen so many shades of green and there are so many windows that when I’m upstairs in the loft area …

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several words that dissolve when repeated

FARM Farm is a word, that when I say it over and over again, when I really think about the sounds I’m making to form the word and when I elongate it, say it with a staccato, you know, play around with it, it eventually dissolves.  I eventually start to wonder, is it really a …

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lessons from the lemonade stand and big refrigerator boxes

Yesterday I relearned a lesson from my children that I want to share with you. Lemonade Stands. My daughter and her friends sat on our neighborhood corner, with their neon pink signs, homemade lemonade and danced and sang and encouraged everything that went by (and within hearing distance) to come over and try their lemonade. …

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Life’s too short for fat free half and half…. or is it?

Today’s post is about me.  Not a friend, not a client, not a neighbor… me.  I love my morning coffee, from the smell of it brewing in my drip coffee pot, to the creamy tan color in my ceramic cup.  I’m not a coffee snob, as much as I am a half and half radical. …

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…about finding purpose and meaning in life

There are a few simple rules to finding purpose and meaning in life.  I’m not saying that it’s simple to actually recognize your purpose and acknowledge the meaning, I am however, saying there there are a few simple steps that will put you in the right place at the right time. Number One: Don’t make …

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Normal doesn’t mean true

I simply adore Deepak Chopra and am currently listening to his new book through audible called,  Spiritual Solutions.  As usual his prose and narration is both thought provoking and soothing at the same time.  When I made the decision to schedule 30 minutes of enrichment each day, I never imagined that it would be so …. …

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4 Simple Steps to Succeed in Anything

OK, I say these steps are simple, but the truth of the matter is, you will recognize the steps, you will agree with the steps, you will understand the steps, and you still may not do the steps. There are a lot of reasons you don’t do things.  You don’t do things because you don’t’ …

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The power of who you are to you… by thinking “I am”

The power of “I Am” Thousands of times throughout the day, we each judge and evaluate situations and circumstances. More importantly, we look at the reactions of other people, or the results of our efforts and we make “I am” statements.  These comments to ourselves to tell us how we’re doing and who we are. …

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….encouraging eye candy

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousands words… and sometimes, those pictures have words… does that make it worth… more? Here are a few of my favorite encouraging meme’s that I’ve created so far this year. Now take a deep breath… and enjoy this intentional visual meditation!  🙂               …

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I have a dream… and you should too

Did you know that experts suggest professionals that visualize their success are 98% more likely to reach their goals and achieve or exceed their target? Yeah, I made that statistic up.  However, according to Psychology Today “Brain studies now reveal that thoughts produce the same mental instructions as actions. Mental imagery impacts many cognitive processes in the …

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Thanks for Stopping By

  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog, or read about what I do. If you’re interested in getting more information you can send me an email or message me on facebook.   www.facebook.com/health.wellness.success Before you go, I want you to know… that I know.. that you are capable of
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Top 5 Reasons to Brainstorm

#1) Possibilities #2) Possibilities #3) More possibilities #4) Possibilities (did I say that already) #5) Possibilities (ok, I think you get it) I think you get my point.  Brainstorming has always been used as a tool of the great thinkers. Why, because of our imagination.  Brainstorming is amazingly effective because it doesn’t concentrate on answering …

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Perfection – The Stall Factor

One of the best ways to build a reputation as an expert or to build an email list for your company or product is to “launch”… something.  🙂  ANYTHING.   The two main reasons reasons to put something together to offer potential clients or readers are: 1. It starts an external conversation between you and …

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…You must want to be different

Ah Neville… how you delight my desire for mind twisting thought!   Today I fell in love with Neville Goddard, because his middle name was Lancelot!  I mean, come on girls who doesn’t love a man whose name harkens back to knights in shining armor.  But alas, I was introduced to Neville Lancelot Goddard 30 …

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So, you want to build a website.

This morning’s topic will address the SUCCESS part of Health Wellness & Success.  As you know I’m a professional coach and I work primarily with wellness professionals and help them take their simple step to their success.  Many times my coaching sessions are about clarifying goals and formulating actions steps and then theirs the other …

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Don’t be a judge… just be.

The take away of this post is:  Don’t be a judge… just be. If you don’t read another word I’m about to write, I’ll feel like I’ve done my job if you take a moment to consider that statement.  Think about the possibilities if you didn’t judge; other people, situations, circumstances, your past, your potential …

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How are you living?

“How are you living?” seems like a strange question, and yet, it’s a question that many people don’t think to ask of themselves.   Your immediate answer may have something to do with your physical living arrangements like, in an apartment, or with your children, but I’m talking about something much deeper.  I’m really asking …

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… on comfort

Would you walk across a fast moving stream, hopping from stone to stone… just to get to the other side?   Maybe not. Would you do it to save a life?  Probably. Our comfort level is usually not something that we think about as a changing thing.  For instance, I am VERY uncomfortable around spiders. …

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…on being authentic

What’s the hardest part about starting your own business?  You guessed it, getting new clients or customers. I know, I know, your product or services are so awesome, that you don’t understand why people aren’t busting down your door to book an appointment.   Guess what… you might need to do a little more “selling”. …

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…. on letting go …

Right now I’m listening to The Think Big Manifesto, by Michael Port, on audible. As a little side note: I really enjoy listening to Michael Port. And if you’re having any challenges or need any assistance booking clients, you should run, (not walk) out and get “Book Yourself Solid“…  now. Back to the Think Big …

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… who are you … to you?

The other day I was interviewing my friend and colleague Mary Ellen Hatton founder of Your Dreams Your Goals Life Coaching.  We’re  preparing to offer a free video segment on Meditation to Relieve Stress. She said something that really resonated to me. She said, “Don’t judge”, and went on to explain that initially when she …

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…how do you listen?

Yesterday, the kids and I were going to meet friends to go to a concert in a park.  We took an interstate to our friends’ house and when I took our exit, I saw a young man standing on the grassy shoulder between the road and the concrete of the highway rising up past him.  …

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…about finding your life’s purpose…

Hmmm, “…about finding your life’s purpose…” WOW, pretty heavy topic, right?  …You life’s Purpose…  Actually, it’s doesn’t have to be all that heavy; in fact, it can be as pleasant has daydreaming as you sit outside on a warm spring day. However there are a few pre-requisites, for your daydream. (take special note:  these 2 …

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…about finding your life’s purpose…

Hmmm, “…about finding your life’s purpose…” WOW, pretty heavy topic, right?  …You life’s Purpose…  Actually, it’s doesn’t have to be all that heavy; in fact, it can be as pleasant has daydreaming as you sit outside on a warm spring day. However there are a few pre-requisites, for your daydream. (take special note:  these 2
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…are you a kite or a magician?

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching The Modern Martyr: a person who sacrifices something …

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… are you a kite or a magician?

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching The Modern Martyr: a person who sacrifices something
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…is the weather really designed to malign?

Do you take heavy traffic personally? You know, as if all of the other cars on the road are there specifically to make you late for where-ever you are going? Do you believe that poor weather is a personal affront and should be dealt with through frustration and verbal abuse? Are you a … COMPLAINER? …

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…is the weather really designed to malign?

Do you take heavy traffic personally?  You know, as if all of the other cars on the road are there specifically to make you late for where-ever you are going? Do you believe that poor weather is a personal affront and should be dealt with through frustration and verbal abuse? Are you a … COMPLAINER?
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…and you believed them

Ask yourself, why you believe what other people say.  I read a quote this morning, that I can’t find because my Facebook wall is a fickle creature…  the quote  left me with the impression that we should stop believing people who would have us limit our dreams. Yes, that part is true, don’t believe it… …

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What if, I am that person?

What if you wake up one morning and realize that, you are the person that is always negative? What if you wake up one morning and realize that, you are the person that “plays the devil’s advocate”? (aka the arguer) What if you wake up one morning and you realize that, you are the person …

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Are you blocking your success?

There’s a very simple test to see if you are allowing and accepting the things that will help you experience success or if you are blocking them.   I know you may find it hard to believe that someone would block good things from happening, but it’s true.   Consider this, if your eyes are closed …

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Are you blocking your success?

There’s a very simple test to see if you are allowing and accepting the things that will help you experience success or if you are blocking them.   I know you may find it hard to believe that someone would block good things from happening, but it’s true.   Consider this, if your eyes are closed
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Due to circumstances beyond our control…

I think it’s interesting how much we THINK we control versus how much we really control. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. Denis Waitley I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a …

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Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control…

I think it’s interesting how much we THINK we control versus how much we really control. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. Denis Waitley I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a
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Who does your success look like?

Today’s challenge is to determine WHO your success looks like. You may be thinking, “but Wenda, how can my success look like anyone other than me?” Creating the profile of your perfect customer as the WHO of your success. Why do you think it’s important to have a clear vision of your perfect customer?  If you know who you …

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Who does your success look like?

Today’s challenge is to determine WHO your success looks like. You may be thinking, “but Wenda, how can my success look like anyone other than me?” Creating the profile of your perfect customer as the WHO of your success. Why do you think it’s important to have a clear vision of your perfect customer?  If
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Hardest Daily List Ever…

What’s the hardest list you’ve ever had to create? Grocery list? I say on a scale of 1 to 10, depending on your current dietary needs and finances and store availability… could be as high as a 7, and sometimes as low as a 2. Birthday Gift List?  Wedding gift list?  List of things needed …

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May I ask you a question?… more importantly, will you take a moment to answer?

Last night I had the opportunity to speak to my great friend and fellow life coach, Mary Ellen Hatton.   She runs the successful coaching business, Your Dreams Your Goals Life Coaching.   I’m pleased to announce that we’ve decided to collaborate and put together a LIVE meditation session…. FREE! Mary Ellen holds a MSed, PhD from …

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May I ask you a question?…more importantly would you send me your answer?

Last night I had the opportunity to speak to my great friend and fellow life coach, Mary Ellen Hatton.   She runs the successful coaching business, Your Dreams Your Goals Life Coaching.   I’m pleased to announce that we’ve decided to collaborate and put together a LIVE meditation session…. FREE! Mary Ellen holds a MSed, PhD
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Hardest Daily List Ever

What’s the hardest list you’ve ever had to create? Grocery list? I say on a scale of 1 to 10, depending on your current dietary needs and finances and store availability… could be as high as a 7, and sometimes as low as a 2. Birthday Gift List?  Wedding gift list?  List of things needed
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Finding your Possibilities

If you want to find your possibilities… you are going to need to ask. I normally try to steer away from discussing religion because I believe that, that conversation isn’t easily discussed with the written word, which can so easily be “misread” or “misinterpreted” (especially with my propensity for typo’s) and I’m going to say
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Change what you think to Change your life…

This is the worst kept secret of Life Coaching, “Change how you think, to change your life”. I say the worst kept secret because it is THE SECRET, and everyone knows it and so few people implement it. The reason that statement hasn’t put me out of a job is because many times we need
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Getting rid of the “negative vibe”

This week has been a little wonky for me, I started 3 articles and kept them all in my draft folder.   I admit, I was feeling rather… out of sorts.  My normal status is: ridiculously happy.   I am normally easily encouraged and this week….. I felt a little off.  I felt… negative. I’m
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3 Steps to improve your definition of IMPROVEMENT

STEP #1 Realize, I mean truly understand that your sense of improvement is YOURS.  Your idea or value, of what is an improvement can not be effectively conveyed with words or actions to any other human being, it is something internal to yourself.   An internal evolution of your concept of progress… your personal improvement.
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More about you… and your internal music

I love that we all have history.  The challenge, I believe is to view all of our history, the good and the bad, as part of our personal orchestra.  We are the conductor.  We stand silent waiting at the podium.  Our conductors stick pinched between our fingers; both hands up, in the ready position.  Slowly
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Mutterings… Meanderings… of a Mad Mom

Have you ever heard your words….  come out of your child’s mouth? At my age, my friends and I joke about the things we swore we would never say to our children that our parents said to us.   You know, like the “Because I said so, that’s why”  (the answer used when all logic
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Top 10 Words that Defeat and Destroy

If you have read ANYTHING I have ever written, than you know I’m ALL ABOUT being positive. Positive self talk… positive energy… that’s the combination that will change your life! Here is the list of the top 10 words / phrases that defeat, destroy and deflate… Drum Roll Please….. But This word negates EVERYTHING that
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Your honest answer is required…

I’d like you to be brutally honest with me… Are you who you say you are? Strange question right, but it’s a valid question. Think about it. What we all need to know is, that we are ABSOLUTELY who we tell ourselves we are. What do you tell yourself you are? I’m always late I’m
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Deliberately waiting

By a show of hands, how many people have no patience for waiting in line? It’s not really the line, is it?  It’s the waiting.   Lines of traffic… Lines at the grocery check out… Lines to get into a show or movie… Lines to get into a building… Lines to get onto a bus…
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Thank you … to you

This morning is one of those awesome mornings of light rain.  I adore the sound of it as it lightly taps the roof of my writing room. My room is a quaint 4 season porch that looks out into my average American neighborhood.  In the wee hours of the morning (when I do most of my
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You aren’t who you were yesterday

None of us are who we were yesterday.  I mean, whether we are talking about the seemingly millions of yesterday’s ago when we toddled around picking dandelions and blowing their seeds all over the neighbors yard… or last weekend when I mowed my lawn and cut down the millions of dandelion’s from my kids blowing
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Your Unseen List

An interesting thought has been brought to my attention and it’s the fact that we all have an unseen list of what we believe is possible.  This unseen list works with us every day all day long helping us with our accomplishments. One example of an unseen list are the several errands we intend to
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Sometimes … You just aren’t ready

Do you want big success? It’s simple. If you don’t currently HAVE big success, than doing the same thing over and over will get you more of…. NOT HAVING BIG SUCCESS. If you want big success… than you need to change something. I’m not saying, change who you are, what you like or your dreams,
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Your Choice / Your Power … to Vent or Stew

Have you ever spoken to someone that just wanted to “vent”, but instead what they really wanted to was to “stew”? The difference between venting and stewing is: Venting: get’s it out, releases it, talks it out, works it out Stewing: everything gets thrown in a pot… as the complaints come out they get saved
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Experience Thankfulness

Wow the birds are really loud this morning, and it’s great and wonderful and I don’t know why, but I like the low rumble of the distant truck traffic on the interstate. It’s like a low solid sound just slightly louder than a vibration.  I’m enjoying watching my neighbors recently landscaped yard go from all
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Do you feel… beauty?

The words, “When we feel beauty, we know it as truth” were written by Rabindranath Thakur also known as Rabindranath Tagore.   At first, when I first read this words, I thought, “oh, he must mean, when we feel beautiful, as in when we apply that feeling of beauty to ourselves”. However, the more I thought about
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Cubicles Don’t Have Doors

This phrase has stuck in my head since I read it.  You are NEVER going to believe where I read it… On the description of a 12 pack of beer!  I know, right!?!  Yesterday, I was at my local Bottle King picking up some adult beverages for the barbecue I’m hosting today. In case you
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Three Things You Do to Ruin Your Day

Let me start with an amazing quote, “I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.”  ― Douglas Pagels Keep this quote in mind today… when a young kid looks at you with disdain as if to say
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Encouragement in a post

This morning I wanted to just post some random great quotes… and I’m hoping that one… ok… maybe two, but at least one, will help you enjoy this moment. Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. -Victor Hugo “We can’t be
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Expect Miracles

Just a quick note today…. On expecting miracles. Yesterday morning we were all late getting out of the house… My 10 year old had resorted to crying because she was tired and didn’t want to be rushed out of the house.  My 9 year old was crying because she didn’t like the way that her
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You deserve the best!

This morning I want to talk to you.  You know who you are… I know you’re reading this. I want to assure you that … your desire for a better life is not selfish.  There is no reason for you to suffer and continue to beat yourself up or allow other people to do that
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