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When Your Energy is Aligned, It's Easier to Play Big

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Not to be Captain Obvious, but this year hasn't gone quite the way I thought it would. I know I'm not alone in that.

I certainly didn't see myself putting the speaking part of my business on hold and diving head first into expanding my mentoring/coaching to be the main thrust of my business.

Nor did I envision ending a relationship and moving into a new community.

And I for sure didn't expect that by doing so I'd be planning a future event that could go on to make massive impact for potent…

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What's Guiding Your Decisions? Fear or Possibility

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I think it's safe to say that 2020 has been a year with a lot of fear and not a lot of thoughts about possibility. Mostly we've just been trying to cope with the changes and pivot to what needed to come next.

But, 2020 is almost done and with vaccinations beginning, we can begin to think about our futures again. How does that make you feel, excited, uncertain or maybe even fearful?

 This time period that we're in just now could best be called transition and it's not the easiest place to be, be…

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Accepting What Is To Create The Life You Want

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Accepting what is, and not what you wish it were, is an integral step to creating the life you want.

The work of author Byron Katie teaches us to “love what is”. She uses four questions to prompt us. They assist the reader to get to the heart of the beliefs of what will make us happy. Much of it revolves on our perceptions of what others, or situations, must do or be for us to be happy.

It is a bit of a shock when we review how much we want other people to fall into line. Our checklists of sho…

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The Universe Has a Sense of Humour, Do You?

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2020 the year of great promise. Anticipated, optimistically excited. Right?

And then…

The universe laughed and said “Hey I’ll deliver on what you asked for, no problem.” And the ask, came from 2019 and the buzz word was “Disrupt”.

Regardless of the sector – corporate or non-profit the word of the year was “Disrupt”. Conferences, summits, meetings of all types – disrupt, disrupt, disrupt . Heck, I spoke at an event – Disrupt the Conversation.

And when I think of what we put out collectively, …

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Making Way For Changing Traditions

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One of the hardest parts of any change is making peace with traditions.

Traditions are a wonderful way to mark the various holidays and occasions. But often, people forget that as their lives change, it's reasonable to expect  the traditions will too.

Traditions are only good so long as they serve the needs of the people participating in them. Holding on to a way of doing something, because that's the way they've always been done, causes emotional pain when things are changing.

This upcoming …

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Why Your Version of Life Matters

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In this thing we call life, each of us is meant to create our own version.  What we pull out of it, what we express and put into the world is different because we're different. None of us know how much time we have on this earth to express our version, nor how it will impact others if we're willing to fully live into our lives.

Inspiration, admiration and motivation can find us just about anywhere.

One evening I found it at a local music hall during an open mic night. Over the course of the e…

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How This One Belief is the Secret to Your Achievements

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What do you consider your biggest achievements? Are they from work, in your community or perhaps in your family? Or maybe you have more personal achievements.  A physical or emotional challenge which required you to really decide if and how you would rise to the occasion.

One of the hallmarks of self leadership is the belief that you can meet and handle any challenge that comes your way, it's called "self efficacy". It's not an everyday term, but it is powerful and different from self worth, or…

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Rethinking Passion and Finding Your Purpose

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Everywhere you look there is a book, article or blog urging you to follow your passion.

Do you have a passion, or are you, like others, trying to figure out just what that means and what yours might be?

Passion is such a strong word and it might be that you are having a hard time declaring you have one. Maybe instead, there are a lot of things you like, but nothing that really stirs you up. And that is very normal.

The truth is that passion comes from that place where you feel energetically a…

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How Claiming "Me Time" Improves Your Life Satisfaction and Happiness

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Do you have a hard time declaring time for yourself?

That's not unusual, given all the roles most women find themselves trying to fulfill. And the roles, they are aplenty. When is the last time you put those aside and thought about yourself as simply - you?

I'd bet it's been months, years, decades?

But doesn't it seem like the time is overdue? This pandemic threw a proverbial wrench into the workings of all of our lives which seems like a moment in time, an invitation even, for some reflecti…

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