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Yes Life

I'm working on letting life flow. And it's a challenge, no doubt, because I want to be in control. Don't you just want to be the gatekeeper of experiences for your life: "Sorry, not today--not ever. You'll be a setback'er" "Oh, you'll be a feel good'er. Yes, welcome. Come into my life." But I'm not the gatekeeper, and thank goodness since that would also be pretty time-consuming and overwhelming. "I just can't keep up with every single experience that wants IN!"  So I'm left with saying "yes" to all of it. Life. Every experience in life. Setbacks, comebacks, gains, losses, highs, lows, happiness, sadness, failures, opportunities--   Yes. Yes. Yes. And yes. Life happens for us. The more we let...

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Mirror, Mirror

When is the last time you stood before a mirror, looked into your eyes, and said: I AM ______________ Smart Talented Beautiful Strong Prosperous Highly Favored ....and believed it? Do you take the time to let who you are sink into your subconscious until mental images match your declarations? Engage with your inner giant and feel your energy transform. Be clear about the person you see before you: Smart Talented Beautiful Strong Prosperous Highly Favored ....and believe it. Own it.   

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Thank You Shark Tank

I recently watched an episode on Shark Tank, a new favorite in our household.  A husband and wife team proposed their invention, a functional sippy cup for infants and toddlers, in hopes of receiving additional funding from the sharks to grow their product. The sharks appear intimidating and overwhelm each 'contestant' with a number of questions to determine not only growth potential but also a love for the product at hand. The commitment, passion, and tenacity was evident in this couple.   I was so inspired by this husband and wife duo. Their appearance on the show, alone, strongly suggested that they kept moving forward despite sleepless nights, fear, uncertainty, and doubt. I wanted such role models in our life...

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Self Pep Talk

Truth be told, I talk to myself. A lot. Have you had those days when you're feeling tested and just want to run for cover? It's with these times, I need to pump up the volume of my inner giant. I want to hear loud and clearly from my I-CAN-and-I-WILL self. The self that is empowered, bold, and the best version of me. The self that roars Who I am, Whose I am, and ALL I am. You know that self because it's always available to you. It's not lost, not absent, and certainly not hiding. It's more than ready to be called upon.  There's no need for your giant self to warm up or remember how to call in...

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What If

What if we trusted that life's tests were happening for us rather than to us? What if the challenge was meant for our growth so that we may transform into our best and boldest selves?  We are human. Life happens. But it is with the power of choice that we can decide that the setback is a set up for our comeback, and march forward confidently.  We must walk in faith. Think back to those times that you were stretched, perhaps involuntarily, by circumstances that felt larger than you. You made it through. And so we may find ourselves, again, in a situation where we feel powerless and want to call mercy. The pain is great, but we are growing...

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