Three simple words. I hear them over and over again. From wildly successful women deep into their career, in the realm of what is considered from the outside, the most successful time of her life. And she says to me, “I feel lost.”
Our forties and fifties are a glorious time of our life! Let’s face it ladies, we’re wiser to life! We can choose not to play in the bullshit and decide who we want to play with. We’ve paid our dues. And while our bodies deliver all kinds of changing phenomena, I assure you, what is blossoming for you is truly remarkable!
In your heart you know. You know there is something more for you to do in this lifetime. You’re hearing a calling for more – a longing to matter. The foundation of the world you have always known is shifting restlessly. Flashing visions of possibility, or perhaps the full potential is fuzzy and unclear. You just feel it at a gut-level. Your soul is calling.
Today, I invite you to stop and check-in with your inner fire. Is it burning brightly or getting dimmed by the crazy gusts of life? Is your fire guiding your daily choices? Do you know what feeds your inner fire? Most importantly, do you intimately know your inner fire?
The dawning of each New Year brings dreams of new possibilities and hopes for what’s next in our lives. We call out to new visions… Yet, so often the New Year is accompanied by resolutions that quickly sputter into hollow declarations that get lost in the busy-ness of life. May we burst forth into 2015 – full of big energy, exploding into the world with nature’s rawness and beauty.
You can choose to fill your soul up. You can choose to fall outrageously in love with yourself – with who you are at your very essence: your strengths, your values, your passions and how you want to matter. You can choose to set your heart a’flight and live a life that feeds you and all those around you.
With the dawning of 2015 just around the bend, perhaps it’s time you stopped to ponder in your own important questions. Here are a few questions that can start your road trip into 2015!
This morning I awoke to freshly cut rows of grass hay in the mountain field next to my house. As I sat in the peacefulness of the morning, childhood memories flooded my body – the warm smells of summer, the playful spirit of my soul dancing in the tall grass under the shade of the stately cottonwood tree that bordered the nearby hay field on the plains of Colorado.
Rarely does a week go by that I don’t tune into my own vulnerabilities. I cherish these moments – because I know that my own vulnerability and stepping into my courage is what makes my business thrive. No matter who you are, what you do or where you are in your life – you’ve got an opportunity today to step into your 20 seconds of courage.
If your heart isn’t dancing every day, don’t wait another day. Life is too short. Declare yes-to-you now.
Today I’m declaring a Yes-to-Me Day! As a coach, I know how important it is that I ‘put on my own oxygen mask first.’ If I don’t take care of me – from a heart, soul and body perspective – I won’t show up whole for my clients’ needs.
As I reflect in gratitude on the whole week, I am thankful for the ways I have been able weave Yes-to-Me into the flow of my life.
Ah, Spring has arrived! It’s my favorite time of the year when the hyacinth and tulips begin to sprout from the barely warmed ground, in-between the snows and rains! I love the rebirth and possibilities that spring forth in my garden.
What is sprouting in your playground of your life this Spring? Are you listening to your heart and intuition? How are you saying “Yes to YOU?” On this Spring Equinox, take a few moments today to get out in nature for a walk to listen to your inner voice.
I let the to-do’s define me. My what-I-did made up my self-worth. My title gave me life. When you’re in that spiraling crazy cycle of being drunk on title and professional strife, it’s hard to hear that deeper calling. The wild side of this, is that you probably can’t recognize that you’re in this state! Here are seven warning signs that you might be a little drunk on your title!
Amidst the crazy-busy pace of life you lead, time for yourself often falls short and even seems impossible to obtain! The good news is that there are simple soothing gifts you can provide for your soul that will uplift you in positive thoughts and peaceful gratitude.
What this Former Corporate-Girl-Turned-Entrepreneur Wants You to Know – Entrepreneurs share a burning desire to live in the work that moves them and brings meaning. I admire the courage that took them from their old suited worlds of corporate thought leaders, doctors, lawyers and executives to their newfound place as an entrepreneur. I admire the passion they breathe into their life work and the deep inner knowing that they make a difference in the world.
Consider how you can weave more of your passions into your life every day! Passion brings light into your world. You are happy. Content. And very alive!