life coach rona 17 01 15 chalk board marcus aurelius

 

“Do you believe that your thoughts shape, if not create, your reality?”

“Did you wake up today deciding the kinds of thoughts that you would have that would create the type of reality you are interested in experiencing?”

I heard these two questions at the start of a lecture (Dr. Joe Dispenza) and love, love, love them! They are a potent reminder that we control the quality of our days and therefore our lives.

(BTW, most of us answer the first question in the affirmative and the second question in the negative; I may be a geek about this–but I find that fascinating! )

I DO believe that our thoughts create our reality and consequently make conscious efforts to cultivate good thoughts. But sometimes when life gets messy–I forget.

Last week was one of those weeks when my thoughts were running amuck. During a moment of reflection, it occurred to me that I was not waking up each day deliberately choosing my thoughts.

In fact, my thoughts were choosing me! And I was following them down a rocky terrain that exacerbated the negative feelings. This destroyed the quality of my days as well as my energy and resourcefulness to handle the stress.

I vowed to be extra diligent in my efforts to cultivate good thoughts, meticulously choosing only those that supported my happiness. As I lined up my thoughts to what I wanted to experience, more positive feelings began to follow and I observed a palpable shift in my energy. I had righted my wayward ship. –Just like that!

So there you go. I didn’t manifest the winning lotto ticket, but I did regain my center of peace and a general feeling of hope and optimism. THIS is how we create our reality–one good thought after another.

Which thoughts will you choose today?

 

life coach rona 17 01 08 hour glass leaves

 

During Christmas, we were blessed to have both my niece and nephew and their significant others at home with us. I adore spending time with them. They have an indescribable energy that I sometimes feel (as a fifty-something) I lack.

As I plan for the year(s) ahead, I find myself reflecting on their energy and how they live their lives.

What occurs to me is their lives are so malleable–being forged one project, one opportunity, one passionate interest at a time.

They are not going through the motions. They are not locked into the way they see themselves or the world around them. They are open and hungry and excited for new adventure, new experiences, new missions, new friends, and new opportunity.

Spending time with my niece and nephew reminds me: I want more of THAT! And my work as a life coach, through the clients I am blessed to serve, shows me daily that it is possible to reshape, recreate, and transform fixed ideas about ourselves and our lives and live from a place of greater wonder–regardless of age or life stage.

I am grateful for this belief and the knowledge that, although half of my life has passed, there is always opportunity to choose to see and live life anew. All that is required is the belief and the resolve to do so.

Wishing us all new eyes, new energy, and new growth in the year and years ahead!

 

life coach rona 17 01 02 intention

Happy New Year! 🎉

I love this time of year and the invitation to begin anew and to let go and lay to rest any disappointments and unmet goals.

Previously a BIG New Year’s resolutions kind-of-a-girl (with nominal success), in recent years my goals have been a lot less lofty. In fact, I try to keep my New Year’s resolutions to one word.

Just as cultivating happiness is the keystone to my life––as I practice and hone the skill of cultivating happiness it strengthens and improves every domain of my life––each year, I try to embody one virtue that will provide strength and momentum to all my other goals and ways of Being.

This year (and last year, too––I’m not quite there yet! 😊 ) my one word is Discipline. I intend to establish greater discipline around my daily rituals, personal/professional development, and concrete steps for growing my business.

Ideally, I will embody this virtue each day to a greater and greater degree as decisions and behaviors are weighed in service to my goal of cultivating Discipline.

There is power in our One Word. It can serve as a mantra, a reminder, and a single point of focus for who we want to be and/or what we want to achieve. Our One Word helps us to live with greater intention and mindfulness so that we are living our lives on purpose, not on autopilot.

What’s your One Word? And how will you embody it beginning today?

Wishing us all happiness and untold blessings in the New Year!