Everything can be taken from a man…but one thing., the last of the human’s freedoms–to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances….to choose one’s own way.
What has you tangled up?
Where I grew up in the Texas panhandle there was barbed wire fence that all the ranch land was surrounded by. It kept animals in and others out. Sometimes though they would get tangled up in it with its very sharp edges . It could tear an animal up.
When you think about what gets you tangled up it can be a lot like that barbed wire.
Sometimes it is very painful.
With coaching we can get to the heart of the matter and start untangling you .
What’s got you “tangled up” ????
December is always a happy month for me. It feels like a slowing down and a reevaluating what all happened in a year’s time.
This year brought a lot of lessons and gifts that I am thankful for.
I think its a good time over the next few weeks to look back and see what transpired since January 1 and then reflect upon what there is still ahead.
This has been a productive year in coaching women and I am so proud of all the progress.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I will see you in the New Year 2018. It’s going to be a great one!
What an ending to 2017!!! Welcome to Houston!!!
I’ve realized a lot this year. A relocation , A few tragic quick deaths in the family , a hurricane, a flu that would not go away….and people who needed my help!!!!
I learned that you cannot predict life and it will ” happen” to you. I also learned that I can be grumpy in the storm or ” still” in the storm and listen.
There were two types of storms going on…One on the outside ( Hurricane Harvey) and one on the inside ( Hurricane Flu) and neither of them were giving up.
This time I truly felt so bad that I just stayed still. I heard a lot though and I think the biggest lesson was being ok with not knowing everything. I did not know when I would get well, I did not know when I would feel good enough to write this all down…..and I did not know why it was all happening. I did however pray diligently for people’s lives to be saved, homes to be spared and pets to be rescued. Some of these prayers were answered and others were not. Some people lost everything !!!
People try to judge other people’s path but what I have learned is that everyone’s journey is very unique. It’s our own little path and each person we love plays a part in it.
We don’t know why God leads us to ” the desert”, or the “the flood” like this hurricane caused.
God is there though and there are a lot of talks during these times. I find that He has a great sense of humor and we do laugh a lot at the ironies of life.
This time is a healing time and a trusting time. People are repairing their lives. People are pulling together and moving forward. I did not even know I’d be close to a hurricane in my lifetime let alone help all these people that it affected. It also affected me greatly with my own health and many people were sick for months.
These hurricane survivors hold deep stories of “bravery” and “courage”. I am in awe of how they keep going and don’t linger long in the pain.
Surviving the hurricane is enough……but Getting back up and forging a whole new Life is called “Brave” !!!!! #TexasStrong
Don’t stand on the sidelines when a cause captures your passion…..
follow your heart….
lend your weight to it….
fight for it….
it will widen your horizons,…..
it will connect your heart and mind..
by Patrick Lindsay
Character cannot be developed in peace and quiet….Helen Keller….
I’ve been coaching a lot of ladies who are ready to make a “change”. We talk about what we learned in the past, how it shaped us and molded us and how we want to try new things.
It’s sometimes scary to leave the shore of the beach but there is a big ocean of opportunity once you do.
We have to listen to ourselves so we know when is the right time to go and not let fear hold us back.
What time of change are you ready to make??
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A dear friend of mine is 40 and was told all her life that she would never have a child.
She lived each day in a Big Way and didn’t really worry about the whys and hows and what fors.
This February she found out she was pregnant. 🙂
She had spent 40 years hearing a Big NO from Doctors and then a Big Yes came.
I think that life can be this way because God’s timinig is not our timing and our plans are not His Plans. He’s busy orchestrating all of our lives not just one life and He can see the years ahead.
Blessings come when we aren’t looking, aren’t thinking and maybe have given up.
I challenge each of you today to not give up and keep believing in the BIG YES.
Sometimes you will go on a journey, a long journey to find “yourself”…
What are you doing daily to hear the still, small voice and go where He’s asking you to go?
Surrender is the word we hear a lot–
Letting go of control and /or knowing the outcome…
Listening and Obeying without question….
Discerning the answers by listening intently each day, each hour, each moment…
God is a Big God… He has all the answers if we will slow down and listen. He gives us very clear messages about what He wants us to do.
What’s behind those doors? The future?
We learned this past week how to set our intentions and “attention” with the Passion Test …..
What do you want to be “behind those doors”….what do you want your future to look like?
How is your energy? Are you staying positive and true to self?
I wrote down all sorts of things I want in my future and am posting them on my wall so I’ll look at them everyday.
I hope to use all my passion and talents before I leave this earth 🙂 I challenge you to do the same.
I’ve just returned from New Mexico. I practically spent every weekend of my life in New Mexico as a child and up until age 30. It has such a relaxed vibe and such a gentleness about it. I felt at home all weekend and many of my childhood memories popped into my mind.
Our good friends had a cabin up there that we spent 30 years going to the horse races and White Sands with the dunebuggies. My childhood memories are very fond of all my parents friends’ having so much fun together…so much Happiness.
It was brought to my attention that We Choose Happiness –but we Allow Joy.
I have 3 little signs in my life coaching office that say: SMILE –LAUGH— PLAY …
I challenge each of you to not forget how to do that…
Joy is our Soul’s Purpose….. and it’s easy to be joyful in New Mexico with its grand beauty and rivers and trees surrounding you!!
I LOVE THIS ..THANK YOU JIM SPIVEY A MAN WHO LOVES, LOVES AND LOVES SOME MORE…
but to turn your heart
into the wind of your Life
and surrender to Love again,
especially where you have failed,
and then been scorned for failing,
and if you think you haven’t failed
you have failed most tragically – to see.
I was blessed to have a very fun and funny mother. She and I have always laughed at life together.
Happiness and Joy…that is our souls’ natural state.
I ask women …how much joy can you hold?
Your heart is the vessel for JOY..and Love and it can hold as much as an ocean has water.
Don’t lose your ability to Laugh, Cry, Feel and En JOY this life. It is what you are here to do !!!
Sometimes life can be really hectic and chaotic.
What can you do to balance it all out?
Find your Center….
Come back to what you know it true….do the next right thing…let your Yes be Yes and your No be No.
Don’t try explaining everything. Sometimes you must just let your Yes be Yes and your No be No.
You know when you can or can’t do something and you also know when God is leading your choices.
Listen to the still small voice and forge ahead.
“Authentic Success is having time enough to pursue personal pursuits that bring you pleasure, time enough to make the loving gestures for your family you long to do, time enough to care for your home, tend your garden, nurture your soul.
Authentic Success is never having to tell yourself or those you love….maybe next year.
Authentic success is knowing that if today were your last day on earth, you could leave without regret.
Authentic success is feeling focused and serene when you work, not fragmented. It’s knowing you’ve done your best you possibly can , no matter what the circumstances you faced; its knowing in your soul that the best you can do is all you can do and is always enough.
Authentic success is accepting your limitations, making peace with your past and reveling in your passions so that your future may unfold according to Divine Plan.
Authentic Success is knowing how simply abundant your life is exactly as it is today and being grateful for the many blessings bestowed on you and yours …”
excerpt from Simple Abundance-By Author Sarah Ban Breathnach
I just had this wonderful cat ..with a BIG PERSONALITY…show up in my life last month.
Granted, I am not a cat lady. I have had Labrador Retrievers all my life. 🙂
So, what does one do when life presents a new ‘cat” to them? Call it bleeding heart if you will…but one takes her in and lets her have kittens in her garage.
I took her home and cared for her . I mean after all..she picked me as the ‘two -legger” with no clue what was ahead..:)
I think she’s on to something or teaching me to take life as it comes and go with it..Flow with it.
Everyone tells me it is good luck when a cat shows up randomly in your life. 🙂
She is smart and wise and so loving.
I’ll take the blessing of her gentle ways.
Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. The Artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer to work out his thoughts and the musician to compose-the saint to pray.
Women, too,need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.
The problem is not in finding the room of one’s own, the time alone, difficult and necessary as this is. The problem is more how to still the soul in the midst of activities.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Important lessons in the garden are that of sowing and reaping. Whatever you sow you will reap…you just don’t know when.
If I sow positive seeds in my subconscious–thoughts of plenty and not of lack—abundance sprouts in my garden ( ie my life).
The spiritual time continuum is not the same as time as we think of it. God’s time is orchestrated with everything going on and weaved throughout our lives.
Timing is everything…God’s timing is everything.
Think of it as sowing and waiting…then waiting some more….. this doesn’t mean seeds have fallen on stony ground…. for you have worked the soil, dug the ditch, added compost, peat, sand and lime…the SOIL is Rich for my seeds…my positive seeds planted…..
If my harvest is to be A SIMPLY ABUNDANT LIFESTYLE…rooted not in the world but in Spirit….I must be patient….
You are not living by human laws but by Divine laws….Eilleen Caddy
Expect miracles and see them take place….
Hold ever thought before you as Prosperity and Abundance…..and know that doing this sets forth the divine to intercede….