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Leisa Holland-Nelson

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Today’s Extraordinary Women Radio episode is with Leisa Holland-Nelson. Leisa was honored and named one of Houston’s most Influential Women, she…

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Exploding into Your New Year

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.

A Walk into the Serenity of Fall to Ignite Your Life’s Potential

Fall provides the perfect backdrop to explore your questions – to explore your full potential! Find a trail, take a quiet leisurely walk noticing the colors of Fall – how the grasses change and the smells shift. What birds and animals show up and how does the cycle of Fall alter their environment? For it is in nature that you can best hear your inner voice. It is here that your callings waiting to be heard can be heard!

A Zen Journey to Your Heart with Horse!

It’s a peaceful summer morning in the coolness of my barn. The horses are quietly enjoying their morning breakfast. It is here that I find my zen mind – my zen body – the place where all deep awareness is born and lives. There’s a small single baby barn swallow in the rafters awaiting her momma’s return with her baby bird breakfast of worms and seeds. As I sweep the corners of the stall where she was born, she bravely pokes her head above the nestline, driven by her growing courage and curiosity in who I am. I whisper a quiet, “Good morning little one – I’ve been wondering when I would get to meet you.”

Are you hearing a calling for something more?

What’s next? It’s on the minds of many these days! Kids heading off to college, parents experiencing empty nests for the first time. With the early signs of Fall, we’re reminded that 2013 isn’t far, and we naturally begin to ponder paths into the new year. Where will it take us? It’s often these kinds of thoughts that set new directions… a next life chapter. It’s the brave souls that ask these questions and find the way to move into their desires.

Your Next Chapter Survey Results from 101 Women!

A few months ago, I set out with the goal of surveying 100 successful professional women. I knew from my conversations I was having with women everyday that many of them were starting to think about their next chapter – after years of hard work, diligence and balancing life across professional careers and home – they were starting to hear that call for something more.

I wanted to learn more about what was calling these women. So I launched the survey You Version 2.0 – Discover Your Next Chapter to gauge what’s top-of-mind when these seasoned professionals think about what’s next!

The Art of Balancing Life and Work

I often find myself in conversation with others about creating work:life balance. What does work:life balance mean to you? How do you juggle all that presents itself in the realm of your day-to-day living? Perhaps it is time that we start thinking about work:life balance in a different way. After all, it’s all life! How do you intertwine passions, responsibilities and personal joy? The answer to this is different for every person! And the balance equation changes as life progresses – never remaining static or the same at any time in our lives.