upcoming holidays of winter seem to encourage us to
gear up, yet I feel myself
getting more and more hesitant to engage at such a
fevered pitch. I'm not sure what this
month does for you, but I've decided it's time to stop
So, I'm taking November to take stock and even
celebrate a little. That's right - take time to learn
from the failures, and remember to recognize the
What else is there when it gets down to it?
I hope you'll join me in taking the time to step out of
the routine of "getting it all done" for a bit and
perfection of what and who has already arrived.
Don't forget to exercise your voice about what
you want in our collective future by voting at the
mid-term elections next Tuesday!
|Your Garden of Relationships
"No person is your friend who demands your
silence, or your right to grow." - Alice Walker
Envision your relationships as a
garden. There are many rows: perhaps one contains
family, one may hold co-workers or peers, and
another for your friends.
What blooms in this garden, and what needs to be
weeded? Take stock of who is in your life and if
they are there out of duty, desire, habit, enjoyment,
growth or obligation.Then ask yourself which
require cultivation, and which relationships may have
taken over your garden and become a weed? As
you take stock of who walks with you in
your life, it is a hard fact when those with whom
you've surrounded yourself no longer reflect or
support the person you've become.
You have choice in this matter. You can cultivate
your relationship as you do a garden. You can stand
back, make an assessment and decide what exactly
it needs to be in full bloom. You even may find that
you have what is needed, but may have been holding
Relationships can be tricky to grow!
Perhaps the situation is calling for accessing other
resources: books, tapes or getting help from another
professional? You may discover you do not
have the proper soil conditions for this plant and it
becomes the more difficult letting go that is
required. How do you know when or if it is time, and
how do you actually go about the weeding if it is?
None of us are
equipped to control how a plant (or a partner) will
grow. But each of us do hold the responsibility to
provide our own half of the commitment that was
inherent when you chose to
plant the seed in the first place. Nobody said
For more ways to grow, see below.
|Opportunities to Grow
Truth-Telling Circles for Women
Start your own personal revolution by discovering
what makes your life fulfilling while getting to the
heart of the truth about yourself and your
relationships! Registration is on-going, as is the
learning. The next session begins on Nov. 15 and
continues every other Wednesday. Cost is $100 for
three 2-hour daytime sessions.
Free to the Public
Live Your Life On Purpose! Get off
the treadmill of life and feel
what it's like to run outside of your current limitations!
Nature's Pantry, State College, PA, Thursday,
December 7, 6 pm.
First Annual Life Turnaround
Contest If you're interested in turning
clarity, inside and out, this contest might be just
what you've been looking for! The Whole Life Coach
and Jessica Dolan of Room to Breathe have teamed
up to offer a grand prize worth over $500.00 in
Professional Coaching and Home and Office
Organization Services. After November 15, you can
go to www.lifeturnaround.com, and
complete the entry
form for the contest that just might change your life!
Get on the fast track to success
Whole Life Coaching. Space is available if you are:
- READY to stop living by anyone else's rules;
- WILLING to uncover what makes life fulfilling for
- ABLE to accept that your biggest dreams and
goals can become a reality!
|Space to Breathe
Space to Breathe is the monthly section of
designed to use when journaling, dreaming, or when
you just plain have a minute to yourself. It is
designed to give you a springboard for self-
"Knowing that I cannot control any other
person's behaviour, feelings, or perceptions but my
Who is it that I want to be in
relationship to others?"
"Everyone has been made for one particular
work, and the desire for that work has been put in
Imagine a meeting during your busy week where
can go to unravel the
happenings of your life; where someone is there to
really listen to what matters to you. And
that the person with whom you're meeting, without
judgement, is holding the biggest version of who
you are for you so that you will know exactly what
looks like when you get there. What if then,
in touch with your biggest vision of success, you
able to discover the most direct path to actually
achieving it, in line with
all that matters to you? This is
a coaching relationship is like.
And, even better than just feeling good, coaching
really works! Industry research shows 98.5% of
clients are satisfied with their coach and 83% of
coaching clients stay with their coach for over 3
months. When coaching is taken into
routinely generates ROIs (Return on Investment) of
between 500 and 700%!
Something so powerfully effective for such a high
percentage of people who have experienced it might
just be worth considering.
Are you making anything else more important than
your becoming a full participant in this life you're
Just thought I'd ask.
Trust that still, small voice that says, "This
work, and I'll try it." -Diane Mariechild
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