Today I’d like to talk about “service”. Where do you serve your community? And why is that important?
Most of my clients have a “service heart”. They've started companies that will be of benefit for their community, or the world at large.
If you’re like my clients, maybe you have the need be of aid to someone less fortunate, or you feel grateful for the things you have and want to give back. But where to start? The common assumption is that you...
I have a story that I'd like to share with you. I had a lump in my throat last year. So I went to see my doctor. She said something was wrong in my thyroid area, she did a CT scan and this thing showed up ginormous. It was like the size of an avocado behind my collarbone, in my throat. YIKES!
Two weeks later, some radiologist went back and re-looked at my CT-scan. He found that I had a brain aneurysm and let my doctor know. It turns out that I had two other aneurysms. So I went to see a...
You know the song “All about the Bass?“ Well, I am all about the LOVE, about the love, about the love.
As 2015 arrived I realized that what I desired the most for this year was to live in love. I declared to walk, talk and BE love all year round. What does that mean exactly? I know I fall in love with each client. I love my...
"And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth"
– Raymond Carver’s “Late Fragment” provided by Aimee Levens
A week ago I kicked off the L*O*V*E project by exploring the definition of love. I sent out questionnaires to people that I know from a broad range of age, locale, marital status and gender. To read part #1 click here. We found...
“ I BRING you with reverent hands
of my numberless dreams…”
“All you need is love love. Love is all you need” – the Beatles.
This is the third and final part of the L*O*V*E project. I have to say the whole experience has been amazing, surprising, and so more than I thought it would be. What started out as curiosity about how others think about love with the month of February approaching, has turned into something far...
In my coaching practice I frequently ask my clients if they are able to "expect to be delighted". I have found it to be very telling in where someone is from their response to this simple question. I came upon this working with my own coach and from that moment on I cannot stop "expecting to be delighted".
What I know is that when we expect to be delighted we are. Almost always it is in ways we could not have dreamed up ourselves. This is delight in all of it’s...
As a business coach, I am hyper-aware that my clients need to move forward and meet their goals in order to attain their biggest dreams. I have a huge wellspring of desire for them to obtain everything amazing in their world.
Sometimes, however, it becomes crystal clear to me that my client may need to stop for a few minutes, hours or even (gulp) days. They are overwhelmed and have lost sight of their BIG picture. They need to take stock, deepen what they know is true for them, and...
Carbonated Holiness is the presence of joy, laughter, wonder, freedom, and gratitude in our lives. When we practice carbonated Holiness we have an inner peace within us no matter what happens around us. Other people recognize it because there is a lightness about us that cannot be dimmed. The last 4 months have tested my gratefulness and the last 3 weeks have deepened my conviction of living in Carbonated Holiness.
Last year I went through a period when I was always tired. I’d...
If you missed my last blog post about Carbonated Holiness you can read it here. In there I tell you about how I overcame a difficult time in my life thanks to Carbonated Holiness.
But the truth is resiliency had a lot to do with it too.
What is resilience? I don’t have my hard copies of my dictionaries with me so the best definition I can find from online is this:
resilience | rəˈzilyəns | (also resiliency)
1 the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness:
Transitioning into a new career is wonderful, exhilarating and fun, especially since I know without a doubt it is so very right for me. There are a few challenges however - the first one being...BIG GULP....creating a website.
Now, I can do many things but create a website? It is so far out of my realm it is not even funny... it’s like telling the cat “hey, if you want to eat, there is the can opener.” So what have I done about it? I have...