This year, 2018, has brought a bunch of changes for me. I have made decisions and moves that I hadn't even considered at the end of last year. I have been challenged and uprooted a bit by these changes. AND I'm still feeling, considering, and throwing around ideas and plans for even more changes. To no one's surprise...I'm in a 'Wheel of Fortune' year. [ If you're curious about what cycle of growth for the year you're in shown by the wisdom of tarot--you can find out by scheduling a session with me. It is one of my favorite tools to use to get a perspective on where you're at and why what's going on is going on.] Right now. My mind is awash with the dreams and schemes AND then it falls into the fear, the 'what-ifs', and 'how is that gonna work'. Argh! Since May I have been immersed in my new job [y'all know I have 'day job' as well, right?] I am managing people in a whole new environment and learning new duties and responsibilities. That's has been a handful. Along with the many challenges of raising up the standards of service and responsibility of the crew there was the added tragedy of one of staff members (and friend) passing away by suicide. It hit the staff really hard, of course. The impact of having this tragedy with a staff so new and the stresses of our work already has made me really show up as a leader. And in ways that I wouldn't have been in the past. With compassion and with strength. There are so many threads of information that fed into these moments that supported me and showed me the path for me to follow. One of the most spectacular is that at [...]
I've been thinking about prayer a bunch lately. Who does it? Why? How? Should I be doing it? Do I actually do it and not recognize it as such? Is it only for 'religious' people? Do you only pray to God with a capital "G"? What's the purpose? So many questions, right? I do know there are different types of prayer. There's what I would call 'ritual' prayer. Those memorized prayers that everyone does for a specific need or purpose. There's the just-before-bed-on-your-knees prayer. There's the blessing of the food before dinner prayer. There are a litany of these everyday and special occasion prayers. Mass, Hail Mary's, baptism, last rites, Passover, sacrament, etc. BUT the kinda prayer that I've been curious about is the one that comes from my inner essence (my inner drop) and is directed at--what?? Where is it going? Why do it? It's the kinda prayer that solidifies and puts to order the challenges, wishes, needs, and requests that just kinda need a space to go. I'm hashing this out in my spirit right now. Not because I'm fighting it, but because I want to discover more about it and how we frail little humans use it and need it. I'm coming across many podcasts, books, and speakers that weave their prayers into all they do and they speak about it so wonderfully. It really hits me when they share their prayers. I feel the truth of it...of their belief and knowing of it to be powerful and necessary. I am in total L O V E with Anne Lamott. Saint Anne, as I recently heard her called. I know it is true. Such wisdom and so witty with words. Her book of the only 3 prayers you ever need: Help, Thanks, and Wow. Says it all, [...]
When you want to help people and you know you can give them insight, tools or healing that can improve their lives in awesome ways, then it becomes a challenge to know when it is appropriate to share this. As a boss lady...hopefully the lines are more clear. BUT sometimes there's the potential for you (well, me...let's be honest) to want to just give it all away. I was in a real quandary the other day... I had a meeting set up to do a no cost discovery session over Skype. I looked over the challenges and needs my boss lady friend was having and through some intuitive work with the Tarot cards I came up with some really great information and ways she could start to get some clarity and the best tools for her to start to get some relief with. Awesome! So ready to share it and to offer my continued assistance as she did this big work for her and her business. BUT we didn't get to connect to that day. I won't lie. I was disappointed. Let down. And although I understand why the connection didn't happen...I wanted to send all the insights and tools and everything in an email to her anyway. I wanted to send it to her because it was super relevant, super clear and super valuable. It would have given her ideas on how to approach those challenges and why they are up for her right now. Would it be okay just to send it, maybe it could still have the same effect for her...? BUT is this a smart way for me honor the services of my business, to value my self, to value my energy, to value my work...or am I just giving it a way? Duh, it would [...]
I am so eager to sit down with the ‘Handcraft Your Year’ 2015 workbook/planner. I was reviewing it, as I haven’t had the time with all the holiday bustle to have a spot of time to dedicate to it. Exciting. I love the project. It is like a craft day, a dream day…a creation day. Love it! I am going to turn on some inspiring and beautiful music, brew some tea and get cozy in front of the fire. Staring at the flames for inspiration and ideas. Dreaming and scheming my 2015 into being. It all has to start somewhere, right? I have last year’s workbook and was looking through it. I did pretty darn well with all the plans and designs for year. Yeah, me! Laying it all down at the beginning of the year is awesome. You have this road map for what it may look like. I take a gander at it at times during the year and see if I am still on track or if I need to adjust. Or sometimes the plan has taken a grand leap. It did last year…but it was still in the realm of my ultimate plan…I just pushed it a little closer (and bigger) into the real world. I love to use color pencils and doodle in mine. I love to make a vision map (there is one included for you) and set my goals –yearly, daily and monthly. All this is sketched out and provided for you to play and plan with. In the workbook there are questions that are thought provoking and let you reflect on last year and then create and design and dream about the year ahead. It is super fun! There is a section for monthly goals, a color vision map suitable for display, [...]
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It seems like that it is everyone’s dream-being a Rock Star. But why? Why is this the dream job and lifestyle that people state as the best, the utmost, the peak of success? Why the job of Rock Star is so coveted: • Millions of adoring fans cheer you on every step of the way. • You live full out. (Your persona is YOU….and LOUD!) • You actively shout out what you are passionate about! • Fun and travel are a given. You dance and sing…for a living because you built your dream this way. • Your life and work is an expression of your creativity and passion. • You provide an exciting and lively way for people to connect with you and to have fun. • Your message about who you are is strong and clear. People ‘get’ you. • You are inspiring…and sexy. • You are always focused on your message. • You have a great band to support your message and you. • You let others do the tasks that aren’t your strongest points. Like setting up the equipment and attending to the details. You get the idea! YOU could be doing this in your business and life. Why not? Well, at least until you get thrown out of a few hotel rooms. :/ Look at the list again and see that a change in your attitude and how you strut your stuff can add an infusion of electricity that Rock Stars have. How can you bring a few of these ideas into practice? When customers (or people in relationship with you-even your relationship with yourself) begin to feel this passion, creativity and focus from you…they will be drawn to you. YOU will be their Rock Star! Or be your own Rock Star! For YOU! If I [...]
Accessing the Power of Gratitude The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a Thanksgiving word. We have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit. And that can take some time. That’s why practicing gratitude makes so much sense. When we practice giving thanks for all we have, instead of complaining about what we lack, we give ourselves the chance to see all of life as an opportunity and a blessing. Remember that gratitude isn’t a blindly optimistic approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or ignored. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Pain and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we gain a feeling of well-being. Gratitude balances us and gives us hope. There are many things to be grateful for: colorful autumn leaves, legs that work, friends who listen and really hear, chocolate, fresh eggs, warm jackets, tomatoes, the ability to read, roses, our health, butterflies. What’s on your list? Some Ways to Practice Gratitude • Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater [...]