Free is Good

I should take it as a sign that everything is in my favor when the first item rung up at the store is free. “Free,” said the cashier as she checked the clearance sticker on the cat toy I had impulsively picked up for Buddha, my 15-pound furbaby. “What? No, it’s about 40 cents, isn’t it?” I queried. Really? I’m probably the only person on the planet who would argue with free. The clerk was a darling and took the time to show me that the price actually was $0.00 …

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Let it Rain

Throughout my life, rain has held huge and varied symbolism for me. When I was younger, rain represented the angels crying the tears I wasn’t allowed to. Rain was also an excuse to flee the confines of the house in favor of running through puddles. When I lived on the farm, rain was the enemy of our freshly-mown alfalfa fields and the one thing we prayed for when the corn was newly planted and the ground was dry. As a homemaker, rain meant a day of baking breads and cookies, …

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Meditate More, Hurry Less

“Meditate every day for 20 minutes. If you do not have time, meditate for one hour.” ~Zen expression This recommendation confounded me from the beginning. I couldn’t even find 20 minutes to meditate! How could I possibly find an hour??? It seemed so counterintuitive. Perhaps that was what made it so irresistible to me. Things do not survive for centuries if they do not work. Curiosity got the better of me, and I determined to give it a go.

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Relieving Performance Anxiety

I find it ironic that opening my laptop can create a mind-numbing experience of performance anxiety for me. After all, I can get up on a stage and speak to a room full of people with only with five minutes’ notice. How could opening my laptop be more intimidating than that? Questions like that are the core of coaching. I’ll share my answers with you, so you can get a feel for how easy it is to work through the challenges of life when we slow down and take a …

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When All Else Fails

I spent a week with the wonder-full folks at Coach For Life last week. Renewed would be my word for how I felt, or maybe Gratitude, or simply YUMMY! I’ve been struggling with finding my niche, branding myself, marketing, and everything else that a business plan would include. Apparently, my right-brained way of receiving information was not playing well with my left-brained way of wanting it all to fit in neat boxes. I’ve been having a logic vs. intuition battle of wills for several years, and no one was winning. …

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Unwashed Feet and Revised Priorities

I recently went twelve days without washing my feet. No, I wasn’t going for some kind of hygiene record. I had surgery to remove bunions from both feet, and a surgical hemorrhoidectomy the day before that. Again, I wasn’t attempting any records. Life simply helps me to revise my priorities in the most interesting ways.

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Benefits of Location Independence

Location independence means that meetings are not held in person. Meetings may take place via telephone, webinar, Skype, or any other practical method that doesn’t involve people being in the same physical location. The benefits to me as a Life Coach, Hypnotist, Meditation Leader, Inspired Learning Facilitator, etc. are obvious: I don’t have to travel to a location; I have the option to work from my home or while visiting vacation destinations without any impact on my clients or income; I have much greater freedom and flexibility in my schedule, etc. There …

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The Ego is a Redneck from Missouri

Some people say the ego is the mind. I say the ego is a redneck from Missouri. Perhaps they are one and the same. I mean, think about it. What do we know about rednecks? They tote guns… because they are sworn to protect themselves and anybody else who might need protectin’, ‘specially them thar underdogs They fight… not randomly, but for what they believe in and for the same reason they carry guns (‘ceptin’ when they’s fightin’ one another fer fun) They’re loyal to a fault They will always …

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