The Applause Was Awkward

“Only a habit can subdue another habit.” – Og Mandino What we focus on grows. This can be a self-fulling blessing or curse — your choice. Curious why those well intended New Year’s resolutions often bomb? Resolutions that aim to get rid of a habit, merely place an unintended focus on the unwanted habit. In…

The Pull Apart

With curiosity I took the personal values self-assessment. Weeded the sixty-six words down to ten: compassion, continuous learning, creativity, enthusiasm / positive attitude, ethics, excellence, humor / fun, initiative, making a difference, personal fulfillment. Just for kicks, I forged ahead with the self-development worksheet, selected my top three values, tackled the 3 simple questions and… it got real,…

Ask for help?

Surrender. This word was tossed at me the other day. My knee jerk reaction was one of disgust. The words “I am NOT a quitter!” rolled through my mind. A bit more conversation left me wondering if I have been travelling the hard road. Lone wolfing it. Not reaching out and asking for help. Albeit…

Hot Enough to Burn

The coffee was cold yet I drank it away.  Life sometimes runs like this.  So busy being busy that I miss smelling the coffee as I drink it.  I love ideas, they fuel my creative soul.  It becomes tricky when there are more enticing ideas than lifetimes.  An abundance of magnificent opportunities are showing up…

Week 24: #NothingLikeIt

This is a gratitude post. Twenty plus years have I been in search of “Why am I here?”  My path has been plumb full of learning, some of which granted extremely helpful tools.  Grateful.  It was fall 2017 when I discovered the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Experience.  The clock read just past 3 a.m. when…

Week 23: Love

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.” – Joseph Campbell If I was to be asked about unconditional love, I would hesitate.  There is a fear that wells up.  Is…

Week 22a: Who is the tool?

I loved the 3 days of stillness.  I was as that kid in the forest again.  That kid who was so engrossed with admiring the “bee-spit” on the bergamot that she became fully aware of Gods Presence all around her.  Life was real, alive. I had strayed from that inner stillness where life is full,…

Week 22: Eyes Bigger Than Stomach

Carol was a short and spunky gal with a glass eye.  Her glasses were as thick as pop bottles.  I always appreciated her straight up nature and killer sense of humour.  It was a Christmas feast.  The room was packed and “Seconds anyone?” sounded from the kitchen.  Carol didn’t miss a beat, looked down at…

Week 21: Cracking the Casing

Are you living your dream, expressing your true identity? Or just passing time at a place of minor significance? May the armor and concrete never satisfy you again… the gold is so much more fun! Our real treasure is hidden within. The Golden Buddha     

Week 20: Three Fortune Cookies

Admittedly it has been chicken fried rice (plus hot sauce) a few times lately.  A classic salt fix. Couldn’t help but to smile at the familiarity as I cracked open my fortunes. COOKIE #1: Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson. At the heart of this… give more, get more. Hence choose being a good tipper. COOKIE #2: Law…