Martha (not her real name) was an expert at twirling circles on the concrete schoolyard we stood on together fleetingly that fall. On Halloween, she was a princess. On most other days, a serious painter. When I met her back in 1990, three years before I earned my teaching degree, while working as a paraprofessional … Continue reading “Bright Spirit: A Story of Overcomers”
You always have control over your perception, and often it’s best to think differently from the crowd.
What if, instead of viewing the season of cold and darkness as a time for slowing down, giving in to lethargy, and stiffening, you were to embrace it as a time for cultivating full-spectrum wellness?
Change the way you frame things, and you really can change your life for the better. To thriving in the radiance of your own vitality!
Here is a definition of freedom: You are living authentically, on track, and aligned with your true sense of purpose. You consciously connect and contribute in ways that give you life. As you relax and create, tapping into your inner guidance, you help to make this world a better place. Inspiration, passion, and creative flow … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 3: Relax and Create”
In my coaching practice, I see two very common reasons why people get stuck in the dream-building process. Fall into one or both of these ruts, and you will keep the manifestation of your heart’s desires at a distance. That is why it’s important to recognize and overcome this pair of pitfalls. Pitfall #1: Feeling … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 2: Overcome this Pair of Pitfalls”
Do you love what you’re doing these days? That is certainly my wish for you. If your answer is yes, and you’re anything like me, then most likely along the way you’ve given time and attention to personal development. If your answer is no, take heart. Now is the only time there is, and it’s … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 1: Do the Work”
Sandra Gulland certainly touched both the writer and the transformation coach in me. At the 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference, I attended a keynote address given by the American-born Canadian historical novelist. Gulland is the international best-selling author of the Josephine B. trilogy inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as other works … Continue reading “On Fiction, Dream Building and Meeting a Role Model”
Great painters know the importance of selectively limiting a palette in order to achieve both unity and mastery in a work of art. It’s no different when it comes to painting on the canvas of our lives. You and I have the potential to create experiences which are truly works of art. Do that repeatedly, … Continue reading “Clarity: Your Top-5 Core Values “Palette” Revealed”
Success begets success. You don’t have to be a success coach or professional educator to know that when you achieve desired results your confidence grows, and very often, so does your success. Neuroscience shows us that when you and I feel successful, the chemical dopamine is produced in the body; this neurotransmitter, sometimes known as … Continue reading “Results: A Key Distinction and an Old Irish Story”