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I can help you gain the courage to look at your roadblocks and create a path and a plan the gives you the confidence to make the changes you desire for your life. Through compassionate listening and proven strategies I will guide you to make those changes, one step at a time.

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Published Works

We are not able to change what happens to us, but we can change how we view it. Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life! is a collection of reflections focused on many of the life issues we all face. Each of the offerings is meant to inspire you, and help you see how you might make a positive difference in your own life.

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Exploring Your Life

As many of you know, my husband and I spend 8 weeks in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It is lovely to be so close to the ocean, besides getting us out of the cold, it also disrupts the normal routine of daily living for quite a while. You might think that going to the beach might ever get old, but you do need more than the beach to fill your time. In fact, if you really want to see what this artsy town and the area has to offer, you must go exploring.

We have attended lectures on subjects we never would have considered at home, I have taken a painting class, given Mandala stone painting classes, learned about the space program, seen the Ponce Lighthouse and explored many nooks and crannies of this great area. In essence we expanded our horizons but trying out things that were new and different for us.

I have meet some fun people teaching my class and the idea of trying new things or making changes can be very difficult. They admitted that trying out my painting class was hard for them, but they did it anyway. That is how the conversation on change began. Drinking my coffee, looking at the ocean, I was reflecting on these conversations and felt the sadness at that the bigger changes they wanted  to make, they felt were out of their grasp. There is so much sadness that goes with being unable to do the thing you want to do.

What if we could explore a change before we make it?  I began to talk to them about the idea of exploring the change they wanted to make, try it on for size, just to see how it works, before committing to it. All of a sudden the fear went away, and there was excitement in their faces.

We all fear letting go of what is comfortable and familiar, even if it no longer works for us. The first step can be beginning to imagine the change by exploring how it feels to make the change.  This exercise will help to open one’s mind to a small step that can be tried out for a few hours or a day to see how it might work. Once you realize that you really can do it,you will want to continue taking these steps forward.

Exploring a new way to be must begin in your mind with a mindset of curiosity and wonder about what you will find. It is this exploration of a new way to act or think that leads to a fuller and more satisfying life.

Remember, have fun exploring new ways to be and to think!

 

No Fee conversation about change

 

Your Personal Narrative

“I will write myself into well-being”  ~ Nancy Mair

I have kept a personal journal for most of my adult life. Not that what I have to say is so exciting, because it is not, but writing down what I am thinking about gives me insight into my own mental state. In my morning writing time I will write whatever thoughts are going through my head, what am I fearing and anything I am hanging on to.

I often find that the narrative I have in my head is far from the truth, or a least some distorted form of the truth.

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Anything Worth Doing…Can you complete this phrase?

I grew up learning that anything worth doing, is worth doing right, the first time!  My guess is that many of you learned something similar.

I began to notice this in my Mandala Painting classes. As I teach the technique, I explain that the idea is not to create something perfect, but to really give yourself time to learn and enjoy the creative process. However, I have observed how critical participants are of themselves and how they make judgments about their worth dependent on how they feel they did.

Is that true for you in any other areas of your life? As I saw other’s being critical of themselves, I also saw myself. It was a true moment of awareness for me! I know that I must watch myself because I do expect that I should be able to do something perfectly the first time, but I did not realize just how easily I had slipped into this pattern of negative thinking.

As adults, every day we are also daring to get life right, only to judge ourselves when we fall short and don’t always get it right the first time. When that happens, many of us take that as a judgment about who we are, rather than what or how it was done. The learning process should never be an opportunity to judge ourselves as unworthy because we did not do it right. It is best to find our self-worth in who we are, and how we approach life.

Being aware of something is 80% of the solution because if you are not aware of a problem you can’t change it. A shift in perspective can make all the difference in your outlook and your well-being.

Here are a few questions that can help you make a shift in thinking:

Inspired Action:

  • Identify places in your life where you judge yourself for not getting it right.
  • How can you be more loving and compassionate to yourself in these instances?
  • Adopt the mindset that your path and end result may look different than someone else’s.

Remember to be kind to yourself!


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Painted Mandala Stones Classes: From mid-January through February I will be doing classes in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Classes will begin in Burnsville/Savage area in mid March. I will keep my Facebook page updated as well.

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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: or learn more about Personal Growth and living well. This year I will be doing video’s on the topics that people are wondering about. If you want something answered or talked about, please reply to this email. Dates and times will be announced here and on my coaching FB page.

MAKE THIS DAY BE THE ONE WHERE YOU TAKE ONE SMALL STEP TOWARD WHAT YOU WANT.