Unlike most of my posts and newsletters, this is an announcement! ^_^ I have been pondering about where and how I could be of service in a significant way, on demand, to people who don't need a full coaching package but who feel momentarily hindered by confusion or doubt, about one single circumstance or issue at this time.
Those of you who know me well can tell that I am a sucker for Clarity... It seems that it is where I can help people the most, by focusing and filtering
Recently I have been observing what I call "little power" at a local level; meanwhile I just completed my Toastmasters Competent Leadership manual, and nationwide we have been exposed daily to elections madness for a while...
So I have been pondering...
What is true leadership ?
Something quite different from hierarchical power, actually.
Today we still live in a hierarchy model, over all.
No matter at what level or amplitude it plays, the core of the system is based on
Sometimes we want something to happen and we work our tail off, we learn, we practice, we reach, we strive... and in a very anti climatic way, things appear to stay the same.
It is very tempting to get frustrated and to start looking for what we do wrong, what we miss, what should be and what should not.
Meanwhile, we lose track of our precious now.
This present moment.
Present as in GIFT.
If we don't give our unconditional love to Life as she is rushing in our veins r
Anyone who significantly transformed their life will tell you: "normal" behavior, social context, family patterns, powerful mass media and common sense are not helping and
the pull of old habits is tremendous.
And risky for the results.
No matter how far we leap forward, it will most likely take a certain amount of time to reflect in our physical reality. As it takes a certain amount of time of growth underground before a seedling breaks the surface of the soil, there is a
There is a simple thing we can do that has the power to change any and all of our relationships for the better.
A simple habit that makes everything easier: PRAISE.
It is truly a game changer across the board, with our spouse, kids, friends, clients, co-workers, employees, employers, doctors, teachers, cashiers at the market, even the representative at customer service, anyone with whom we interact, including ourselves.
As any other tool of transformation it works only if
There is a very tricky stage in the process of deeply transforming one's life and seeing tangible results that my mentor Mary Morrissey calls "the gap".
This is after a good while of faithfully applying and practicing new habits and new mind sets and advancing confidently in the direction of our dream most likely for months, maybe for a year or two.
Primarily we are pushed by a burning desire for change fueled by envisioning a new version of our life. We do the work, we spe
We are so used to our own inner chat that it is very easy to not notice what we actually tell ourselves on a daily basis.
Unfortunately our inner voice is not always supportive of us, to say the least, and it is one of the most influential parameters in our ability to thrive or not.
Very often we are our worst critic, and we put ourselves down, harshly, without a second thought.
"I am such a klutz!" we think after failing to perform skillfully a manual task. In front of a
Unexpected things happen.
(See my latest blog post about cracking my sternum bone on Christmas eve...)
Sometimes they really are a far cry from what we wish, and it is tempting to judge what is happening as "bad" or unfortunate. Or simply untimely and annoying.
Very tempting indeed, and socially normal.
We spend a lot of time in our western culture, talking about our burdens, mishaps and various ailments, as if they were dissonances in the fabric of what we call a good li
Since our mental climate commands our energetic vibration which in return, bring about what we attract, it is of the utmost importance to rein in our wandering mind and keep it focused on thoughts that carry the highest frequency we can muster.
Easy to understand. A simple practice that requires nothing else than our awareness and willingness to let go of old thoughts patterns.
Simple yes... But definitely challenging for most of us.
Yes, it is simple and doable any time a
If I had only one tool to give you, I'd choose to share the practice of Gratitude.
To frequently engage in feeling grateful is an amazing practice.
Now, I am not talking about having a fleeting thought here and there, but about genuine immersion of oneself in the luxury of gut warming, heart opening, joy inducing Gratitude.
The kind of which you feel when all a sudden all is in order, a loved one heals or the sunset is so awesome it makes your mind expand...
I am talking