Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Emotions are Driving You?

I am back with this week's Linger Question (oh! and a new 'do!") This question revolves taking an inventory on the emotions that are "motivating" you to move forward into a particular goal you have. 
AND the question holds a challenge: 

Are the emotions that you are using for fuel REALLY ABLE to sustain you for the long haul? 

I look forward to hearing what you think. Leave your answer in the comments below OR post the answer on your blog and I will pop by for a visit. 

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In the Secret Places...

"From now on I hope always to stay alert, to educate myself as best I can.  But lacking this, in future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out.  We never sit anything out.  We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.  The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff." 
-Ray Bradbury

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Sparkle through the Struggle

It has been a little over 2 months since our month from Colorado.  The dust is settling and I can see that we were indeed meant to come back to Arizona; it is home to us.

These pics are some quirky little views that we saw on the walk to my girl's school...

This view always fascinated me.  The neighbor had an old gas pump which is kind of funny because my girl did not know what it was.

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Divine Intoxication

 "Be always ecstatic. Be filled with a divine intoxication"
 - Henry Miller

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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Value of Imagination

"So you see, imagination needs noodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering"
 - Brenda Veland

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is it Time to Burn the Boats?

Welcome to this week's Linger Question:  

Where in your life do you need to burn the boats?

 Show notes:

Tony Robbins/Oprah Winfrey video: CLICK HERE

Danielle LaPorte and the Fire Starter Sessions: CLICK HERE

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Monday, August 20, 2012

What Does Pure Joy Feel Like?

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

BE as your Reality

We are settling into our home in Arizona with the heat and with catching up with friends who have been so supportive of our all the moving we have done over the years.  We try to make it a point on the weekends to explore the beautiful museums around town and this weekend we ventured over to the Superstition Mountain museum.

On the agenda of me this week:   I am creating a couple of PDF that I am excited to present to you in the next few weeks.  All those on my mailing from today forward will automatically get the PDF in their inbox.  

For Today: find one thing you can do that will make your life easier and MOVE TOWARD IT.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Idea are you Afraid to Share?

Hello and welcome to The Linger Series

My hope is to add a vlog with the questions each week. I hope you will benefit from MY answers to these questions. This also a chance to see my style as a life coach.

Here is the question: 
What idea are you afraid to share with the world because you do not think it is good enough? Is there someone in your group that you can share this idea who will give you loving honest feedback?

P.S. the video cut off!

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You Need Dreams

Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker

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Monday, August 13, 2012

You Get to Choose

You have a choice. You have a choice as to who you let speak into your life. You have a choice as to who you spend your precious time with. You have a choice to say whether or not something in your life no longer serves the greater good which is to be at peace within yourself and with the world. You have a choice to say when a relationship is hurting you. You have choices.

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What Cherish Means...

A multitude of small delights constitute happiness
- Charles Baudelaire

Friday, August 10, 2012

Home Life

Yes I am back and playing with video again. Isn't it funny how you suddenly get mesmerized with an activity? So kind of a silly confession but I did not realize that my camera could take video! And now I could just kick myself for all the months overseas and in Colorado where I could have been stockpiling beautiful video. Oh well... you start where you are, right?

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ready to Begin?

Here is the beginning of what I hope to be a weekly series on this blog. I am thinking about doing the Linger series in a vlog format where I can even have guests come on and answer the Linger questions this week. Let me know if you would be interested in being a guest by commenting below this post. 

In the meantime, here is a look into what's going on at the studio.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Make Your Move

Have a variety of interests...These interests relax the mind and lessen tension on the nervous system.  People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

-George Matthew Allen

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What is One Dumb Thing You Used to Believe

Did you know I have a website filled with articles to help you with your small business?  On that blog I took the time to answer Danielle LaPorte's Series of Questions (YOU KNOW how I love a good question!).

Here is one from the archives:

This is my submission to Danielle LaPorte's Burning Question:

What's one dumb thing you used to believe?

I used to think that if you just want something bad enough, it will come together "somehow."  But as I have held onto dreams that have never come true and as I have been a part of collaborations that I hoped would turn themselves around (but never did) I have come to realize that you have to know when to say "when."  You have to know when to say enough is ENOUGH.  This is not going to happen.  Make peace with it.  Move on.  Learn from it.  Mourn it if you need to.  But let it go.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Retreat In Your Midst

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
-James Stephens

Self Portrait

The last few weeks have been filled with preparing as a family to have a son in the military.  My oldest came to stay with us for his last two weeks before boot camp.  It was an interesting time for he and I since he moved out when he was 18. Now at 23 both he and I have changed quite a bit.  The person he knows now as his mother is incredibly different from the one he grew up with.  I was in no way exercising my creative life in the way I am now.  So we spent much of the time trying to figure out how to find some common ground on which to communicate.  There were moments where it seemed too hard to find the space and it would have been so easy to think why try since he is leaving in a matter of days.  But if you know me, you know that was not a viable option.

So one went off to boot camp last week and one is off to first grade this week.  It has been such a challenge to find a way to be a mama in two different developmental stages. I credit healthy living, an open heart and prayer filled expectancy as reasons I am even able to give my all when it feels like there is not much left to give.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wide Awake

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.  One is always living a little more or dying a little bit 
- Norman Mailer