A common thread in much of my writing is living whole, wellness, the good life, but really, is there anything more vital to our well-being than to feel and know we are living a good life, our best life?
In all my New Year ponderings, this has risen to the surface many times. I was inspired back in the Spring to form a group coaching opportunity called So Much More. Isn’t that what living a good life ultimately is – expanding our daily experience in to so much more of life that we all know is out there? I’m always trying to reach for so much more of life, in fact, it’s what guided me to become a Life Coach, but I have felt it so powerfully beginning this past Spring that I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and feeling something in me wanting so badly to burst forth. Do you know the feeling? You can’t really describe particulars, you just know something is going to change in a big way.
Then I was faced with some challenges, which shouldn’t have been a surprise.read more
We all grew up with the concept. Be good and Santa will bring you what you want. The legend goes that if you were naughty you get a lump of coal in your stocking.
Where did that even come from? No doubt it evolved from man-made religious impositions, misinterpretations that have always plagued humanity. The goodness of life is to be earned. You know, be good, get good – be bad, get bad.
It has nothing to do with the story of St Nick, and our soulsread more
Are you listening to Christmas music yet? I love Christmas music, all of it, from the old traditional to the modern spins on the old, to the newest creations. I always pull out my Christmas music on Thanksgiving. Over the years, I’ve developed a kind of tradition of downloading one new album every year. This year it was the beloved Amy Grant’s first Christmas album in eight years.
Her Christmas music holds a very special place in almost everyone’s heart and Christmas traditions, having produced at least six Christmas albums over the years. It was her last Christmas album in 2008 that included a song I fell in love with. It wasn’t so Christmasy, or jolly, it was simple with an incredibly pleasant and soothing melody she penned herself. It’s called “I Need A Silent Night.” It touched me so deeply at a time when I wasn’t feeling too Christmasy and was under weighty pressures. It brought tears to my eyes and has been my favorite Christmas song ever since.read more
Most likely it was one of your favorites too.
I’ve decided that now that my granddaughter is four, it’s time to bring out some of the longer, more meaningful books that my kids loved. I haven’t had a chance to read it to her yet, but reading it again for the first time in many years, I realized that “becoming real” is all about why I became a Life Coach.
The Rabbit’s journey beganread more
Just because you find yourself living that “unexpected life” by no choice of your own doesn’t mean you don’t have permission to make changes and find the gifts in the “unexpected.” Yes, it feels unfair and your soul is ripe with questions.
I love the way Melanie Dale puts it: ”Picture yourself getting on a roller coaster. Part of the ride is waiting in line for a crazy long time. You’re sunburned and annoyed and the person behind you smells like the bottom of a garbage can.read more
A sacred day.
The day you were born.
It was the sweetest day of my life. I remember your tiny, delicate facial features, your whispery sounds. I remember looking into your soulful, blue eyes for the first time, your first smile that almost never left your face.read more
I saw three R’s
It was early morning while meditating. Most often, insights and guidance come as whispers or a sense, this morning it was a picture of three R’s.
What does that mean? I’ve learned not to be too quick to brush things off so, I just sat with the three R’s and pondered as they kind of danced around in something like hazy shadows.
They slowly emerged to reveal the full words they stood for. As if I were watching a power point, one word at a time.read more
I didn’t know I was holding back. That’s what I used to do.
I’ve worked so hard, prayed, learned so much, sought advice, stepped out in courage revealing the soul parts of me, but sharing my light with the world has not shone as bright as I know it’s meant to.
I’m passionate about it, that’s why I’m a Life Coach. But come to find out, I’m still playing small.
Certain beliefs are creviced into my brain much deeper than I’d realized, and my soul is still breaking ties with them.read more
If you know me or have followed me at all, you know I talk a lot about the vast difference between my life before and my life after. My life before losing my daughter, Tina, and my life after. It’s like being transported into another world, a different galaxy. It is one of the most difficult things to put words to. I’ve described it as being like getting Lasik surgery on your eyes, the difference between walking on pavement or sand, body movement in water or out of water.read more
The thing is – we may have never met but I know you.
You know there is So Much More.
But – You find yourself living a much different life than you’d dreamed of.
You feel ungrateful for wanting So Much More.
You sacrifice yourself to care for those you love.
You default to saying what is expected instead of speaking your heart and truth.
You’re often depleted, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
You rarely do the things you love.
You live by have-to / supposed-to.
You feel guilty for feeling resentment about the have-to’s.
Now, you feel trapped but believe you need permission to change your life.
I know you. I was you.read more