The Triple Combo ~ 3 Keys to Creating the Life You Want

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The Triple Combo ~ 3 Keys to Creating the Life You Want

“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.”  ~Richard Wilkins Creating the life you want is a balance of stepping into life and creating room for life to come to you. And it is a decision to let go who you think you “should” be in order to become who you truly are. Here are 3 Keys to Creating the Life You Want. I call them The Triple Combo!  1. Do Your Inner Work Life is not a process of discovery, but rather creation.  When we realize that life is not happening to us, but rather is an expression of us, we begin to take greater responsibility for our lot in life and the […]

8 Keys to Self-Care

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8 Keys to Self-Care

“Taking good care of you means the people in your life will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.” ~ Lorraine Cohen. Self-care is an act of putting your Self and well-being first. Below are eight simple ways to practice self-care and create space for rest, simplicity and playtime. 1. Notice Your Energy Be conscious of how you feel. Are you tired, stressed, anxious? Listen to your body, honor its needs, and don’t push yourself beyond what feels comfortable. 2. Write Down Tasks De-clutter your mind and write your to-do list down. This helps to lesson anxiety and create clarity on what needs to be done. 3. Prioritize Tasks Does it really need to be done now? How much stress […]

Playing With Change

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Playing With Change

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~ Raymond Lindquist. “But this is the way we have always done it!” Sound familiar? It is a common belief I hear in my playshops that keeps us entrenched in the past, close to what’s comfortable and familiar, and unavailable to the new. We like familiarity and certainty. It makes us feel safe and we don’t have to be creative. But our world is changing. Play is training for the unconventional. It teaches us to be present, open and flexible, holding our ourselves and our perspectives lightly. To thrive in today’s rapidly changing and uncertain world it helps to suspend belief and stay curious. We cannot hold on as tightly as we used to. We […]

Stepping Forward

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Stepping Forward

“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” ~ Richard Bach. It’s normal and quite easy to delay stepping into our goals and dreams. After all, it’s quite comfy over here. It’s familiar territory and I don’t have to think much. And I absolutely will take on this new goal/dream of mine once I have… more education more money more information more time cleared the slate Is it the truth? Do you really need to wait any longer? “When you stand in your truth, the universe moves to support you.” ~ Lynda Austin A friend of mine followed her dream and became a life coach despite having no money. She paid the registration fee entirely on credit. Not long after registering, she received a letter […]

Unconventional Validation

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Unconventional Validation

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” ~ Pema Chodron. When your inner critic speaks loudly, congratulate yourself! When we begin to consider leaving the status quo to step into the new and unfamiliar, fear will announce itself…and often loudly! Also known as the inner critic, ego, saboteur, or little self, the voice of fear loves comfort and familiarity. It continues to seek and reinforce ways of being/living that no longer serve you. So when you set sail for the uncharted, it will step up its repertoire of ceaseless and neurotic input, and offer all the “sound” reasons why you should listen to it instead of your intuition, dreams or true Self. When this voice takes center stage in your life, […]

Why Wait? Now’s the Time! ~ 7 Blocks & Tips to Ending Procrastination & Making Empowering Life Choices

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Why Wait? Now’s the Time! ~ 7 Blocks & Tips to Ending Procrastination & Making Empowering Life Choices

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb It is natural to procrastinate even though we know in our heart that there is no reason to wait. We grant more power to our limiting stories than to the part of us that simply says It’s time. I am guessing every person reading this has a decision they have been hemming and hawing on. Perhaps it is leaving a job or relationship, expressing your feelings or concerns, starting a creative project, moving to a new location, or starting a new career path. The decision may be small or perhaps it is large. And maybe it is a small decision but it feels large. Small or large we face these decisions regularly, […]

The Answer to How is Yes

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The Answer to How is Yes

A friend of mine has struggled to earn a healthy living through her spiritual practice for a while now. Because of her low income, she has ignored many things that need fixing, including painting the house, re-paving the driveway and re-shingling the roof. She has spent many years frustrated and scared thinking How she is going to get this done, wondering How to work harder in order to make the money, and praying to the universe saying, “How can I earn enough money to pay for this.” She has been stuck in fear and focused on the problem instead of the solution. Old energy grants primary power to the problem New energy grants primary power to the solution One morning she woke up and decided […]

Playing with Global Change

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Playing with Global Change

“Life commences not with birth, but with the awakening of awareness.” ~ Frank Yerby. The purpose of Remembering to Play is to show that play is not just something to do on the side, slotted amongst the many duties and obligations we have throughout the week. Rather, it is a way of being in the world grounded in wisdom, joy and creativity. And it is a way of living that can support the global change amongst us. As we can see from the news lately in Egypt and Libya, old regimes are crumbling, replaced by a new collective spirit. The old is finding it harder to stand on the foundations from which it was built. These foundations are based on belief systems and ideologies rooted […]

Time for a New Operating System

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Time for a New Operating System

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. I was watching Larry King Live the other day. The topic of discussion was the “Health Care crisis” in the US, and on the panel were some esteemed guests including CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and the President of the American Medical Association. They were discussing the obvious problems and the not so obvious solutions to the dilemma. It was interesting to see that every time a potential solution was suggested, it was said with vagueness and shaky confidence. No one seemed to really be clear on what was needed. Half way through the show a new guest came on. Andrew Weil, M.D. is […]

Your Eternal Play State

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Your Eternal Play State

“The masters in the art of living make little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their minds and their bodies, their information, their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which, they simply pursue their vision of excellence at whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing.” ~ James Michener. Summer is often associated with a time of play. This is when many of us take our holidays and the warmer weather invites us to partake in a variety of outdoor activities. Yet as the summer winds down, I often notice a reluctance to leave the fun and sun. I can hear the distant raindrops of September coming my way, […]