Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered to Keep Going in 2014!

I am thrilled to announce that I’m now officially a Huffington Post blogger!

Check out my latest blog about how 2014 kicked my booty and helped me remember 10 VERY important things to #KeepGoing and not give up in 2014!

Click here to read it now!

I’d love to hear about your experience in 2014. Were things intense for you? Did you feel like giving up?

And if you did feel like giving up, what did you remember about yourself and life in the process to keep going?!

Life is a wild and wonderful adventure… I sure am glad we’re in it together 😉

Bless & Empower,

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Get Up & Get Out of Your Way Process

I want to share with you my Get Up & Get Out of Your Way Process. This is a super-powerful tool I’ve been using with myself and with groups of people as well as with my own clients, and I want to give you an opportunity to use this process too! And I have a very special gift at the end of this post for you!!! Here’s a quick strategy to help you get out of your own way by stepping into mindfulness awareness when you start to sink into old undesirable thoughts, patterns and behaviors… In plain English: when you get TRIGGERED and react in ways that don’t serve you or anyone else! 1. First of all… Awareness is key!  We cannot begin changing our behavior if we’re not aware of what we’re doing and how we impact the world around us.  So, I invite you to Start to bring awareness to your thoughts, what’s triggering you, your actions and reactions.  That’s it.. just start to notice how you be and who you be! 2. Then, Begin to notice what you’re focusing on… Are you focused on what’s not working? or are you focused on what’s working? Are you … Continue reading