Category Archives for Inspiration

Things I forgot in 2017

This year was full of activity, surprises, disappointments, illness, love, cookies and so much more. I caught myself yesterday saying “2017 kicked my ass…” and as I said it something didn’t quite ring true. Yes, I often felt like my proverbial ass was handed to me this year. Obstacles were put in my path that I wasn’t prepared to handle, I saw some relationships come and go, I felt deep darkness at times. 

Reflecting on a year is one of my favorite things to do. It gives me the opportunity to take stock of myself, my goals, and where I am spending my energy. 

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Stuck? Turn to Your Champions

I get stuck a lot. Because I have a fast mind and curious spirit, I am always looking for something. Right now, for example, I am all hung up on my branding and business plan. More specifically I’m worried about finding my core audience. Is it business people? People with cancer? Middle managers? Stay-at-home Moms? Men? I can help all these people but my focus feels all over the place. In other words –  el stucko. 

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How to Love Mondays

I love Mondays. I am the anti-Garfield. I wish every day had the energy and excitement of Monday. 

It wasn’t always this way. I used to go to bed on Sunday dreading waking up on Monday morning and going back to the grind. I used to get terrible tension headaches on Mondays as I looked ahead to all the “things” I needed to accomplish. Overwhelm City, Arizona. 

Then I discovered something amazing.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Self-Trust and Self-Protection

I often feel like there are two different parts of me, one that knows the truth about what’s in my highest good, and one that knows exactly what to say to keep me safe and small. For illustrative purposes, let’s call my truth Gracie and my protector Vivian. These two are fighting for my attention like Mayweather and Pacquiao. As brutally, but not as gracefully as championship boxers. More like a slap fight between self-trust and self-protection.

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How To Make Someone’s Day

Yesterday I was driving my awesome pearl white Mini Cooper on the highway. I was bopping along to “Uptown Funk”, windows open, hair blowing in the wind, and it’s quite possible that I was doing a little dance in my own auto disco. I looked over to the left and coming up fast behind me was another Mini Cooper, but this one was British racing green and had racing stripes on it. Inside were a man and a woman and when they passed me they smiled at me and waved “Hello!”Random strangers passing each other in life, with one thing in common (that we know of) –  our choice in cars. 

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Leaving the Self-Help Section Behind

I am a life coach. I survive on a healthy diet of books, tapes, webinars, and Super Soul Sunday. I have spent millions of dollars over the course of my life trying to figure out who the hell I am, and what my true purpose in life is. I have been uncovering my “authentic self.” Yesterday, I had an epiphany.

I just may murder the next person who says “authentic self.” I am totally over self-help.

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Working With Your Fear: Taming the Lizard

This morning, a beautiful Sunday sleep-in morning, I woke with a busy mind.  I started to worry about money. I started to worry about the people I needed to email and send notes to. I remembered that we never sent out thank you notes for my son’s birthday gifts. I started to criticize myself for not being better at following through with things. What in the world is going on with ISIS? Or is it ISIL?I felt scared and anxious, so then I started to beat myself up for feeling fear. Happy Sunday morning. It was 5:45am.

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My Cancer Doesn’t Get a Fun Run

My cancer doesn’t get a fun run. It doesn’t get a tee-shirt or a fundraiser. My cancer doesn’t get a magnetic ribbon for the car.
In fact, you’d better stop reading this blog if you can’t handle the word vagina.

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What Sam Smith Taught Me About Being Sexy

The first time I heard Sam Smith on the radio, I thought he was the sexiest man in the entire universe. His voice so smooth and beautiful and I could listen to it all day. His tone is so clear it is angelic. In a word, I was crushing…

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42 Things I am going to do in my 42nd Year

This week I turned 41.  I spent the morning with my boys snarfing blueberry pancakes and the rest of the day watching the plumber install new pipes in our utility room.  Yes, folks, I lead a life of GLAMOUR.
I had some time to think though of things I want to do as I start off my 42nd year and that got me rather juiced up and excited. Here they are…

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