Emotionally Wounded

Emotionally Wounded

As I reflected on my own coaching conversation yesterday, I was taken back to the time I decided I had had enough. Sort of like the last straw. Have you ever felt like this? In that moment, I thought, what is it going take for me for me to WANT to be healed of my...

Living Loved

Living Loved

I would like for you to think about this for a moment:"It's easy to live loved when you feel loved."Let me say that again: “It’s easy to live loved when you feel loved.” What might contribute to you feeling loved by others: • Being heard • Being encouraged • Being...

Who Have You Become?

Who Have You Become?

Who have you become? Whatever is put out into the world, is what will be received. What are you wanting to bring into your life vs what are you getting?Examine your thoughts, are they negative and bitter; do you have feelings of rage, defeat, or rejection? This is...

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

Vulnerability is defined as "The quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally"How vulnerable are you? What keeps you from being vulnerable? Based on my own experience and coaching conversations I’ve...

Courage to Take That Leap

Courage to Take That Leap

What is your definition of courage? How much courage do you have? What does it take to embrace that courage and go forward? It takes a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help, or just to share your needs or concerns with someone else. Here are some of the...

What’s Next

What’s Next

Ladies, take a moment and engage in a reality check: What’s right in front of you? I see in front of me, a book sent as a gift from Confidence Coach For Coaches, Amy Latta. The book is titled: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. The front cover states: Let Go of...

Looking Beyond The Mess

Looking Beyond The Mess

Good morning to all the mommas in the world. As Mother’s Day is this Sunday, I want to speak to your hearts this morning. Even though it’s been a while since my children were little, I can vividly remember how I swore the laundry multiplied overnight because it would...

A Wave Of Change – Actions & Results

A Wave Of Change – Actions & Results

A Wave of Change – Actions & ResultsWho has ever had the experience of standing in the ocean? Waves come in and they go out, right? Some waves have the power to knock you over and pull you down. What changes are you facing that has knocked you over or pulled you...

Change – Thoughts & Feelings

Change – Thoughts & Feelings

Change is something that takes place each and every day, whether you like it or not. I am hearing and reading more and more about, “when life goes back to normal”. Things might be similar, but NOTHING will ever be the same. Whether it is during this Covid-19 pandemic...

The beauty of it is, that you did it!

The beauty of it is, that you did it!

What is something positive that you made yourself do, even when it was the last thing you wanted to do? Examine that whole scenario from beginning to end and how it all played out. How would rate your energy level? How many excuses did you verbalize?  Did...

Life’s Foundations

Life’s Foundations

Isaiah 54:11 “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.” What might your foundation be built upon? What is at the “heart of the matter”? Over the years I have worked with many...

Renovations

Renovations

January 2019 brought a facelift into my life. No, I didn’t have plastic surgery; my kitchen received the facelift and walls which were barriers came down, in more ways than one. I found it interesting to watch the contractors take in information on what I wanted,...

Laughter, the Best Medicine

Laughter, the Best Medicine

How did you spend your Christmas holidays? How did you make the best use of time spent with family and friends? In addition to the delectable, rich, scrumptious food that was everywhere, there was a lot of laughter in the air at mine. Gathering family together is...

HELLO 2019

HELLO 2019

I’m welcoming 2019 with wide open arms. What about you? As I think back to my first blog of 2018, “Ready to Soar,” I have to smile. I stood on the roof ready to fly. Although that was my intention in January 2018, I found that it was more like learning to drive a...

Count It All Joy

Count It All Joy

James 1:2 says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” How are...

Reflections

Reflections

Reflecting on this year and everything 2018 has encompassed, what would you like to call it? As I reflect on this year, I would call my year an “Amusement Park.” Visualize an amusement park. It’s full of a variety of things you might see and experience: a roller...

Awareness & Acceptance Collide

Awareness & Acceptance Collide

What do you get, where do you go, what comes into your life when Awareness and Acceptance collide? Last month I wrote about how my mom’s words and my beliefs of “NOT good enough” and “NOT smart enough” played a major role in how I viewed myself. Many times, as a...

Scars and Broken Cracks of Life

Scars and Broken Cracks of Life

What experiences have left deep scars or broken cracks in your life? Think about your scars. What do they look and feel like? If you are visualizing a physical scar, it might be discolored, rough, ridged and sensitive to touch. What about emotional scars? What beliefs...

Dream to Be You

Dream to Be You

What if you are who you dream about being? So, who are you dreaming to be? As a little girl, my dream was to be a teacher. I would stand at my child-size chalkboard teaching imaginary children. I would spend hours writing math problems, correcting grammar and spelling...

Out On That Limb

Out On That Limb

An opportunity comes knocking. That opportunity sounds like something that might be of value to you. You visualize how that opportunity might play out. And then … it’s gone. How many opportunities have passed you by or that you have let pass by? During those moments,...

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

The million-dollar question is, “What would I have done differently?” How many of you have made decisions only to question those decisions later? I would venture to say that we are all in the same boat. Those decisions were probably made in one of two...

Next Level

Next Level

Take a moment and engage in a reality check: What’s right in front of you? I see in front of me, pinned on a bulletin board, the gratitude list I created on June 20th this year during my healthy living challenge. My gratitude list is written in red, but what is...

Love What Is

Love What Is

Webster defines “Love” as: 1) Strong affection. 2) Warm attachment. 3) Attraction based on sexual desire. 4) A beloved person. 5) Unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for others. 6) A score of zero in tennis. What is your definition of love? What in your life has...

Reflections and the Final Hours

Reflections and the Final Hours

Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God truly made our dad fearfully and wonderfully on purpose, for a purpose. If there is anything we knew about our dad, it is this:  he...

Regrets, I Have None

Regrets, I Have None

Before I had none, I had so many. This morning I stepped out onto my deck where I can see everything there is to see by looking out, down and anywhere my eyes take me. Visualize climbing up into a tree house that overlooks your whole life. Picture little twinkling...

Giving Love to Myself

Giving Love to Myself

The following was written while I was caring for my father during his declining years. While Dad has since passed away, the experiences and lessons learned are worth sharing. What in the world am I doing?  What am I waiting for? Putting off taking care of myself...

The Power of Language—Choose Wisely

The Power of Language—Choose Wisely

I have to smile whenever I think about language and what I learned in high school English class. Back then language consisted of punctuation, verbs, nouns and the proper use of words. Although all of that may have been encompassed in my early education, there would be...

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

The following was written while I was caring for my father during his declining years. While Dad has since passed away, the experiences and lessons learned are worth sharing. You don’t have to be old for your memory to fail. I can’t begin to tell you how...

When

When

The following was written while I was caring for my father during his declining years. While Dad has since passed away, the experiences and lessons learned are worth sharing. How many times have you asked, “When?” When are we going to get there? When is...

The Joyous Light in Your Heart

The Joyous Light in Your Heart

Your joyous light: Is it extinguished? Is it diminished? Or is it radiant? We were all created wonderfully and fearfully, on purpose, for a purpose. How do you keep your heart shining with radiance? Looking back on my life, I am aware of times when my heart has been...

Investing in You

Investing in You

What would be added to your life, if you were to invest in you? I recently wrote about how essential it is to be selfless in my blog Selfish vs. Selfless. I have never been more aware of how investing in me would change my perspective, change my attitude,...

Selfish vs. Selfless

Selfish vs. Selfless

From the time I was a little girl, I was taught to take care of others. I watched my parents offer help and support to others. I learned in church to be the “Good Samaritan.”  All the jobs I have had, and currently have, serve others, including caring and supporting...

Reality vs. Alignment

Reality vs. Alignment

I find myself in a season of life that I did not see coming. Nine years ago, I made the decision to move back to St. Louis to care for both of my elderly parents. At that time, Mom’s health was declining and Dad was increasingly becoming tired of doing it all himself....

Ready to Soar

Ready to Soar

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:31 How many of you set intentions, especially at the beginning of a new year? I have done so...

What is Your Next Chapter?

What is Your Next Chapter?

Wow! October is upon us, and with it comes change. I don’t know about you, but I welcome this season of change. The chapter of my life, from January 2016 through today, has been all about change. A chapter full of exploration, and an expansion of my wings. My...

Reset and Reclaim Yourself

Reset and Reclaim Yourself

Imagine what it would be like if you had a special ‘reset’ button you could push whenever your emotions were spinning out of control, or whenever you were experiencing resistance while navigating through life. What sort of features would your reset button include? My...

Courage

Courage

What is your definition of courage?  How much courage do you have?  What does it take to embrace that courage and go forward? It takes a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help, or just to share your needs or concerns with someone else. Here are some of the...

Words Become Stepping Stones

Words Become Stepping Stones

Do you remember a time when you were engaged in a conversation only to find yourself searching for a word?  And as you were searching, your tongue tripped over two or three words until the right one exposed itself? It’s funny how many times I’ve called all three of my...

Verbal Sabotage

Verbal Sabotage

Words have life. Are you beating up on yourself with words? What words are you saying to yourself following a negative or unpleasant conversation? If you don’t like what you are seeing, hearing or saying about yourself, plant different seeds. Words invoke either...

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