Bringing Your Big Dream into Reality

“The more at ease we become with the discomfort of change, the more we live fully and love our lives.  The more we commit to what’s truly important to us and accept the discomfort of stepping up to that commitment, the more we feel fulfilled.

Committing to our Big Dream aligns us with being fully used for our purpose here on the planet at this time.  Who we become on the way to our Big Dream is as important as, maybe more important than, achieving it.

We must learn to love and accept ourselves no matter where we are in the process.  We must also learn to hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard – the standard of our Big Dream.  It may seem almost impossible to be kind to ourselves while requiring so much more of ourselves.  Yet, both the unconditional love and the abiding responsibility are essential to achieving our Big Dream.

Live fully.  Even in the discomfort.  

Love fully.  Love yourself silly.  Love yourself no matter what.  Love those around you, even when they behave like crude cave–humans.  Love your process as you become more of your Divinity to bring your Big Dream to reality.  Love the messiness.  Love the humanness.  Love the Divine.

Live fully.  Love fully.”

– Excerpted from my new book, “Thriving Work: 90 days of daily practice for transforming you and your coaching, consulting or healing business.”

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Your Big Dream
If you are committed to bringing your Big Dream into reality in 2012 or if you’d like support in committing and then bringing it into reality, then you may want to consider applying to join my “Thriving Work” coaching program beginning in January 2012.

An intimate work group for only 8 fortunate people.  

Pre-requisite: you have read the book, “Thriving Work.”  
If you haven’t read it, you can order it here today:

Next steps . . .
To begin the application process visit:
If you’d like to have a conversation with me first, call me on my direct office line at 303.399.8737.

To bringing your Big Dream into reality (or into focus!),

P.S.  If you aren’t sure about your Big Dream, give yourself the gift of calling me.  Let’s talk about it.  Don’t push it to the side for another year . . .

Gratitude: Appreciating You

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget
that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
– John F. Kennedy

With our US holiday of Thanksgiving upon us, I love being immersed in gratitude. 

Thank you for being you!

From a broader perspective, I am thankful that you:

  • Make time for your own growth and well-being.
  • Are open to shifting your perspective to something that creates your life and work in a better way for you and those you love and serve.
  • Are willing to take risk and try new things.
  • Have an innate curiosity and love learning.
  • Know you don’t have to “go it alone.”

Gratitude, Spiritual Growth, Happiness, Best of You
With gratitude for our connection here!

Thank you for making the world a better place with your presence.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Conscious Choice: Embracing the Cold and Darkness

Last week, several of my private clients mentioned challenges with the time change, colder weather and less hours of light.  I love hibernation season, snowy days and the quiet of the night.  

And, I know I tend to be in the minority.  So I shared with them and would love to share with you my practices for embracing that which challenges me when we enter summer – the season of relentless activity, heat and bright light.  You may then apply this to entering winter if that’s challenging for you.

Seasonal Change, Conscious Choice, Spiritual Growth, Happiness, Nature as Teacher
Two of my favorite things about winter:
gorgeous cloud formations and more time with the moon!

If you’re less than thrilled as we change seasons now, would you be willing to shift your focus?  When I realized I did not want to spend a quarter of my life in sweating misery, I decided to commit to focusing on several things I love in the summer.  I got up before the sun to enjoy the coolest time of day.  I spent many hot afternoons on a blanket under a tree in the park.  I took drives in the mountains and waded in the river.  I enjoyed many jazz concerts in the park.  I ate lots of sorbet and ice cream.

What could you focus on as we enter into winter?  

  • The simple, raw beauty of a tree without leaves? 
  • Bundling up for a brisk walk or jog? 
  • The brilliant moon?  
  • Skiing or snowboarding? 
  • Taking a drive around town to enjoy Christmas lights? 
  • The amazing clouds? 
  • Pumpkin spiced lattes? 
  • Catching up on your reading? 
  • Learning a craft – quilting, wood carving, knitting? 
  • Building a snowman? 
  • Getting more sleep? 
  • Enjoying the sun on a lunchtime walk? 
  • Joining a friend for a snowmobiling expedition?  

Post your thoughts and experiences with shifting your focus in the comments section.

Spiritual Growth: Proper Use of the Mind

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“The mind is given to you to use in self-expansion. But you do not channel it or capture it. It runs wild on old thought patterns and habits. If you cannot have the mind when you need it, it is useless. The function of mind is not just to spew out random thoughts! It is to fashion etheric elements into forms of energy that manifest through the earthly elements. A projected imagination that is guided is a fundamental power and gift of mankind.”
– Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga