Crystal apple dish...

Many years ago I was a U.S. Postal carrier. Yes, I was a mail lady. I enjoyed walking outside and seeing and chatting with my customers yet going to work early on a Saturday morning made me sad. Walking up to a customers door step and hearing the cartoons on the television and smelling bacon cooking for breakfast made my heart hurt, because I wanted to be at home with my family. I was thankful for the secure and good paying job with great benefits. It helped me support my daughter and myself for many years. I was always trying some outside gig to help me eventually and hopefully leave my post office job because it wasn’t my passion. 

One of those side gigs was being a Princess House Consultant. When I joined, the previous Hostess gift was a beautiful apple crystal dish. It was about 5” tall. The lid was the 1/4 top of an apple with the apple stem as the handle. I thought it was beautiful and I wanted one. As a Consultant, we would buy a Kit and it would come with the Hostess gift for that period of time. Unfortunately, I missed the apple crystal dish by weeks and there were none left. I was never able to get my hands on one. That dish and experience always stuck with me. Not sure why I liked that dish so much, but I did. 

Fast forward several years, by this time I had resigned from the Postal Service after 14.7 years and I was no longer a Princess House Consultant. I’d started a Personal Assistant service and was much happier. More freedom and I still had customers to serve and interact with and offering services I enjoyed doing. 

One year on Christmas day, I had left my in-laws earlier than my husband and just before the gift exchange. I remember driving home happy as can be, enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains and valleys as I listened to music loudly in my husband’s truck. The next morning I woke up and headed down the hallway towards our dining room, as I got closer to our dining room I couldn’t believe what I saw sitting on our dining table pointing my way, sitting on the table as if it was waiting for me to wake up. As if it were Christmas morning once again. I stood there, my mouth open, stunned. I stopped about a foot away from it. Staring at it in utter shock and confusion. How?! What?! Where?! It was a crystal apple dish. It was as though I was a child on Christmas morning. Shocked I had been given a gift I had wanted for years. Surprised by it’s arrival. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was as though God/Spirit said, “good morning sunshine, Merry Christmas! Here’s something you’ve been wanting.” I walked over to my husband and asked, “what’s this? Where did it come from?” he replied, Linda and Reggie gave it to us, you left before the gift exchange.” I told him my story about wanting the Princess House apple crystal hostess gift for years and never being able to get one. Linda and Reggie had given us the essence of the Princess House crystal apple dish I had longed for. It wasn’t Princess House but it sure looked like the one I had wanted. I hadn’t gone looking for it and yet here it was. I was in utter shock and aw of what had just happened. I instantly called my sister-in-law and told her my story and she said to me, “we were shopping and I saw the dish and thought it was pretty and asked Reggie if he thought Stephanie and Louie would like it? he said, “yeah I think so, get it for them” and so I bought it. You need to thank Reggie, it wasn’t me.”

Later that day and the days to follow I thought about how I’d been feeling prior to the beautiful surprise manifestation. How had I been feeling? What had I been doing? I know I had been feeling good. Spending time with my family and in-laws on Christmas day. Doing my best to focus my attention on thoughts that felt better and looking for things to appreciate such as driving home Christmas night blasting the radio. Feeling so amazing listening to music and singing along to the songs I liked and taking in the beauty of the mountains and view as I left Ramona and drove through Poway and descended down from the mountains. It was beautiful and I was happy! Prior to Christmas, I had been doing my best to practice feeling good as often as possible in one way or another.

It was amazing, after all those years, out of the blue pops out what I wanted. It’s not as though I thought about it all the time. It was something I greatly desired years ago and never got, and than circumstances and events occurred to bring about the full manifestation of it. That’s the funny and awesome thing about Spirit and the Universe, when and how something will come about often isn’t known to us. Maybe as human being’s we’re not supposed to know. It would take all the mystery, intrigue and delight out of living our lives. If we knew everything that was going to happen, when it was going to happen and how it was going to happen life would get pretty dull. So again, the Universe and Spirit are magnificent. 

We are so deeply loved and provided for. What I continue to be reminded of more and more, is that my job, my only job, is to feel as good as I can, as often as I can, for as long as I can. To know that we are deeply loved and provided for. Always. That Spirit always wants the very best for us and that the Universe is explicitly abundant and therefore so are we. When we practice and come to believe that, our lives will be as sweet as a tree ripened orange on a beautiful Spring morning. 

P.S. as I post the images together I realize that the dish that Spirit gave me is prettier and nicer than the one I originally wanted. So like Spirit to give an upgrade on a desire. LOL!

Much love and joy to you! 

Princess House Apple Crystal Dish

Princess House Apple Crystal Dish

The beautiful Apple Crystal Dish gift Spirit chose for me via my sister-in-law Linda.

The beautiful Apple Crystal Dish gift Spirit chose for me via my sister-in-law Linda.

Never grow old, stay young at heart

I recently signed up to run my first ever Rugged Maniac 5K Mudrun in November 2019. It has 25 obstacles. It’s a part of my vision to get into better shape and I thought what a cool way to celebrate my life. In September I will turn 55. It always amazes me how Spirit brings about my vision in ways I never would have imagined possible. 

One morning I was downtown having just dropped off my husband at work and I thought, “oh my God I can do the stairs at the Convention Center.” I love doing stairs! Ever since then I’ve included stairs into my training workouts. I began using the C25K App to train for this Rugged Maniac Mudrun. Luckily Higher Power gave me plenty of time to train.

A few weeks later my husband and I were at the Fashion Valley Mall which has lots of stairs since it’s a two story mall and there’s a AMC Theatre who has $5 Tuesday movies all day so I like going to this mall to take advantage of both stairs and a good movie at a great price. We went on a Tuesday to see “the Mule” with Clint Eastwood. Highly recommend it. The theatre has two floors and our showing was on the bottom floor. It just so happened that the escalator going up to one of the floors was broken and they were guiding people to use the elevator. 

As we left the theatre the line for the elevator was pretty long and the escalator was right behind us. I looked over at it giving thought to running “up” the escalator that was going down. The man behind me must have read my mind because he say’s to me, “I did it when I was a kid.” I thought to myself it can be done. So I walked over to the escalator to evaluate the situation. I knew I couldn’t do it with my purse and bag I brought so I stepped back and asked my husband to hold it for me. Then I walked back over to the escalator. I can only imagine what my husband was thinking at this time, “no way is she going to do that.” As the steps continued to disappear into the floor I waited to see when I could best take my first step onto the disappearing staircase. I found it and took it and began to run up the transcending stairs with all my might. About half way up I looked ahead to see if I was making headway and much to my delight I was, so I knew I could do it. I put my head down and kept running up the moving steps. I finally made it to the last step and happily stepped onto solid ground. Whew! I did it!!! Yay me!!!!!!!! Hell Yes! I’m awesome!! My heart pounding in my chest, I turned around to see my husband within seconds take his leap onto the ever disappearing staircase. I saw my purse swinging in the air as he trotted quickly up the revolving staircase. As he moved towards the top I thought,  “yeah, he’s in great shape.” He reached the landing where I stood and he said, “I can feel my heart beating out of my chest” We were both so happy we did it and within a second of my husband reaching the top next to me the friendly gentleman who stood behind me saying, “I did it when I was a kid” bravely followed us. Amazing! He came trotting up the escalator and reached us with his heart beating possibly faster than it had in a long time. We all three stood there on the platform with our hearts pumping strong and I high-five’d them both and then all three of us simultaneously high-five’d each other. It was the best feeling ever. I felt strong. I felt alive. I felt immense pride. 

As the three of us rode up to the next level I looked back at our new friend and said, “and that’s why we’ll never get old, because we do stuff like that.” As we reached the top level my husband said to me, “you rugged maniac!” Yeah! There it was, I wanted to be acknowledged by him. I later asked him, “what were you thinking as I ran up the escalator?” He replied, “I can’t let her show me up.” Ha ha! He didn’t want to do it, yet because I went for it he wasn’t going to not do it. It was so awesome.

We don’t grow old because we get older, we grow old because we stop doing things that the wonderful child within us loves to do.  

I love stairs. It’s a fun way to get and stay in shape.

I love stairs. It’s a fun way to get and stay in shape.

No one told me I couldn't...

As a kid I loved listening to music on the radio. It was KCBQ back in the early 70’s in San Diego. They were having a on air radio contest. You had to name as many albums from Columbia Music Label in 30 seconds and you would win them all. I would hear these adults winning. What they would do is name the band Chicago’s albums because they were all done by the Columbia Music label. Chicago Vol 1, Chicago Vol 2 and so on. They’d throw in a couple of other artist albums as well however I noticed most of them would name off all of the Chicago Albums. I listened, paid attention and decided to do it. I called when it was time to call in and I got through being the correct numbered caller. And off I went. Chicago Vol 1, Chicago Vol 2 and on and on. I ended up with about 8 or more Columbia Music albums, most of them by the band Chicago. I was about 10 years old and it was my first time ever winning anything on the radio. I loved it! What I didn’t know than was that it was my first time winning yet it wasn’t going to be my last. I would go on to win thousands of dollars worth of various prizes over decades of time. I could write a book on the plethora of wonderful things I’ve won. Back to this story though. I heard these people winning on the radio. I wanted albums. I paid attention to what they were saying in those 30 seconds and I noticed which ones were winning the Columbia albums and most importantly no one ever told me I couldn’t do it. Actually no one even knew I was thinking or going to do it. I listened for the time to call in and be the correct numbered caller and I got through. Then it was off to the races or in my case down to the radio station to pick up my winnings. LOL, I was a happy girl! 


I’ve been thinking about this experience and how it may transfer to other areas of my life. What I see in this experience is that I had a strong desire to win, I paid attention to how other people were winning and losing. I did my homework and I believed I could do it because I heard other people doing it. So, strong desire and belief were the two powerful emotions that catapulted me to my first radio win. They say, everyone has there thing they’re good at I would say winning things on the radio is definitely mine. What’s your superpower? 

It’s great because we can transfer our superpower into other area’s of our lives where we may not feel quite so confident and sure. 

Hugs!

 

Chicago Album one of my first radio station wins from KCBQ Rock Station in San Diego, CA.

Chicago Album one of my first radio station wins from KCBQ Rock Station in San Diego, CA.

A belief that feels good will serve us.

A belief that feels good will serve us.

Procrastination leads to the first best last day of the year, 2018.

I committed to my advisors one of the ways I would celebrate 2018 was to walk North of Torrey Pines on the shore towards Del Mar. I usually walk south. I procrastinated a lot and waited until December 31 to go. Even then I could feel myself resisting going. Isn’t it funny?! Anyone else have this resistance sometimes to doing fun things and or self-care. Anyway, part of my resistance took me to drive around Olde Del Mar beforehand. It truly is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Diego. As I drove around I started feeling better and better. I love all of the Torrey pines, the streets with no sidewalks, the variety of home designs and the lushness of the vegetation. It’s a cozy little neighborhood. A couple of the views are truly breathtaking. After driving around for a few minutes and taking in its beauty I was ready to set out on my little journey. I decided to park on Carmel Valley Rd and walk up towards the stoplight and figure out how to hike down to the water. I discovered how to quite easily. I very carefully and quickly walked over the railroad track. I love trains and the possibility of seeing a train this morning made my heart sing. I reached the sand and immediately walked over to a long wide gathering of wet rocks of every shape and size. As I got closer I saw several of the white opalescent smooth rocks I used to see south of where I currently was. They are my favorite rocks to come upon. My “inner child” who I choose to call my “little girl” was as happy as she could possibly be. I squatted down and picked up a scoop of wet smaller rocks that felt like sand in my hands and it made me smile. I love rocks. Someone once told me that I love them because my Zodiac sign is a air sign and the rocks help ground me. Made sense to me. Either way I am truly drawn to them. Mostly smooth round ones. As I stepped foot onto the sand I thought to myself, “what treasure will I find today?” within minutes I found it. It was a beautiful large empty shell that I’ve only ever seen in movies and in local tourist shops. Yup, the Universe was at it again, surprising and delighting me. It truly is the little things in life that make me the happiest. I decided to keep it. I picked up a couple of the opaline rocks and I felt abundant. There were people that would periodically walk by. I was the only one enjoying the bounty of the seashore gems. It was a cloudy morning, windy and cool. I was bundled up and didn’t need to concern myself too much with not having a adequate amount of sunscreen on. I was in heaven. I acknowledged myself quietly in my mind, honoring all I had accomplished with my business in 2018. Thanking God/Spirit/My Inner Being for helping me, guiding me and supporting me. 

It was a beautiful day taking in all of the natural beauty around me. Watching the waves rise and flow one after another. The cliffs, the clouds hiding the blue sky. Knowing the train would come by any minute. Seeing the Amtrak and Coaster glide by a couple of different times made my trip even more special. All of it made me feel blessed! I kept walking and every now and than I would crouch down to find more seashore valuables. My heart was full. I was proud of myself for making it there despite my knowing, feeling and seeing my resistance to do this. I was in awe of how Spirit had arranged this day. Because of my procrastination I was being given, I allowed in, I had created “the best” last day of the year that I ever remember having. It was pretty freakin cool and I was thankful. Hmm, I suppose procrastination isn’t always a bad thing. As I reached my turning back marker I found a straight 3’ piece of bamboo amongst the small rocks. My little girl nudged me to pick it up and I did. It felt good in my hand. I turned around and headed back to my starting point. I felt inspired to write in very large letters “thank you” in the firmly packed wet sand. The bamboo stick was the perfect beach pencil. As I wrote, I decided to also include in the affirmative, appreciation for what I intended to allow in, in 2019. That felt gratifying. I stepped back to take pleasure in my note to the Universe, feeling a great sense of trust that it was on it’s way. By this time I had a pocket full of sea treasures and my beach writing stick. I decided it was time to head back to my car. I noticed a soul sister, she too was searching and finding sea riches. I smiled to myself enjoying our shared interest of seeking and finding beach treasures. 

I don’t know that I’ve ever had a better last day of the year. I was filled with a lot of pleasure, joy, satisfaction, pride, connection and appreciation. I’ll happily accept more days filled with a couple of hours of anything that makes my heart and soul that happy. Cheers to the continuation of well being in all good ways as we enter into 2019. May you connect to your inner power and be blessed beyond your wildest dreams. 

Sea shell from N Torrey Pines

Sea shell from N Torrey Pines

Sea treasures from N Torrey Pines beach

Sea treasures from N Torrey Pines beach

The Coaster above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

The Coaster above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

Street view bench above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

Street view bench above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

Spirit remembers it all...

When I look at my life I’m surprised by how much of what I am living today is something that when I was younger I must have had a thought such as, “I like this!”, “I want this.”, “it’d be nice to be like this!”. For instance when I was growing up I lived off and on with my Nana and Tata (my grandparents). They lived in Lemon Grove, a suburb of San Diego, CA. Their home sat on a quarter of an acre on a canyon’s edge. No houses behind them. It was pure heaven to me. Many mornings throughout my childhood I would go in the backyard and look out onto the vast property and take in the fresh air, all the tree’s and plants. I felt as though I was the only person for miles around. I loved their property. Fast forward forty some years and I’m sitting in my spa that sits in my deck that overlooks the canyon’s edge. It’s a beautiful easy spring morning, the sun is beginning to rise and there’s a lovely chill in the air. There are many plants and shrubs near by. A large tree about 30 feet away swaying in the wind that all the birds are called to. These birds are chirping their morning song, chirp, “good morning, life is good”, chirp, chirp, “good morning, life is good”. As I enjoy the warm soothing water against my entire body and take in the peaceful scenery my heart sings and I am filled with deep appreciation as I realize this wasn’t always the case. I had always longed for this spa. I didn’t know if it would ever happen and yet there I sit enjoying all the outer pleasures of my backyard canyon view with the flora, birds and sky. I wanted this spa. I visualized it. I felt myself sitting in it with its wellness properties yet I never imagined the joy that the setting would give me. It’s as though Spirit (God, Creator, Goddess, fill in the blank with whichever name works for you) said, “Stephanie you want a spa? Ok, I’m gonna do you one even better! I remember every request you have made since your first breathe and I will pull together many of them and deliver them in one beautiful package, and here it is!” 

As I am sitting and enjoying my spa from this incredible view with all the birds singing good morning to me and the hummingbird buzzing near by sounding like a mini UFO, it occurs to me that I, long ago had asked for a home on a canyon’s edge with no neighbors behind me and here I sit. I never went looking for it and yet here it is. I had asked and Spirit had delivered it with all its glory. And that my friends is why I love practicing and living the art of allowing. Being in the flow of life. Feeling as good as I can, as often as I can, for as long as I can. When I do the “feeling good” work, I feel better more of the time and my life gets better and better. And I enjoy myself along the way. It is well worth the 5, 10 or even 15 minutes it may take me to feel a little bit better and than a little bit better until before I know it I’m feeling pretty darn good. Because, the universal law of attraction is always working. In every moment LOA (law of attraction) as I lovingly like to refer to it, is responding to my thoughts and energy as well as yours. Because what we think about will come about. I love teaching my clients about this art and witnessing their transformation. Giving them tools and techniques so they too can be in the flow and allow their lives to feel better and therefore be better one day at a time. Because really the only reason why we want absolutely anything and everything we want, is because we think we will feel better in having it. Once we realize and begin to make “feeling good” our main objective, then life will continue to get better and better. It has to. Law of attraction insists upon it. Granted we’re not always going to feel good however when we make this our main objective to the best of our ability at any given moment, that’s when the change occurs and the magic begins. I call it magic because it looks and feels like magic however it really isn’t magic it’s the powerful law of attraction at work. Really cool people, places and things will come along. 

This is the whole purpose of my work as a transformational life coach and the purpose of this blog. I want to remind you of how powerful, blessed and abundant you are. To assist you in flipping the switch of your thinking to better feeling thoughts and therefore be a match to anything and everything you are wanting to live, be, do and have. Here’s to us living a really good life. Cheers!

Dreams really do come true. My Oasis of Joy!

Dreams really do come true. My Oasis of Joy!

I always wanted a Pine Tree in my backyard. I never planted this tree it just sprouted up one day. The Universe knew I wanted a pine tree in my backyard, away from my house and not obstructing my view. Yes the perfect spot for it!

I always wanted a Pine Tree in my backyard. I never planted this tree it just sprouted up one day. The Universe knew I wanted a pine tree in my backyard, away from my house and not obstructing my view. Yes the perfect spot for it!

The better it gets the better it gets...

This is the big sell for doing the “feeling better” work. Today has been amazing, one thing after another. It was lovely and it all began this morning, when I stepped out of bed to use the bathroom. In the past, my first thought was a negative thought. A thought that I’d thought many times when I first woke up and began to put one foot on the floor. A thought that felt bad to me yet it had become a habit. A bad habit. A habit that didn’t serve me and it wasn’t until I decided to pay greater attention to how my thoughts felt that I noticed I had this one reoccurring thought first thing in the morning. So I decided to replace it with a better feeling thought such as, “I am thankful for our beautiful view”. We have french doors that look out into our fabulous backyard that I have fondly nicknamed “my oasis of joy”. And so I say, “I am thankful for our beautiful view” and on I go. It’s been several weeks now and I realized this morning that it’s becoming a habit. A good habit. And so that was the beginning of my good day. I did most of my usual morning routine. A lot of it occurs before I get out of bed. First thing, I meditate. I’ve been doing this Insight Timer (phone app) 20 minute meditation called “Law of Attraction and Abundance”. Love it! Then on to appreciation, prayer and setting my intention for the day. This morning happened to be the day where I give myself a coaching session. I hired myself about 18 months ago and I give myself a coaching session once a week, four times a month. It’s amazing. I know it sounds funny but it’s badass. I brag, (something us women don’t do enough of) I’m an awesome coach. Btw, my coaching session today left me feeling fantastic! As law of attraction would have it some incredible momentum was created by 11:45 am. Then, off to co-work with a friend I used to co-work with regularly yet we haven’t in a while so I’m excited and happy to see her. Work side by side and write on my stories and do other business items needing to be done. 

I showed up at Twiggs coffee shop to co-work with my sweet friend who for the stories sake I shall call Tonya. We catch up a little before I begin to work. I’m feeling pretty damn good now having pre-paved my day. About an hour and a half goes by and Tonya had stepped outside to stretch her legs. I’m working on one of my stories and I hear a man say, “Miss Orlina”. I look up and it’s a nicely dressed attractive man who I don’t recognize. He smiles at me and says again, “Miss Orlina”. I’m thinking, he knows my last name, do I somehow know him through my husband? I say yes and he says to me Dan, Dan B (I have changed his name as well). Still not registering until it does a huge smile of surprise and delight covers my face and I remember where I know this man from. Oh my God, I met Dan over a year ago while eating breakfast on a lovely Sunday morning in Pacific Beach. I had gone there to celebrate some major work achievements I had recently accomplished. We sat near one another and we struck up a conversation. Dan being as friendly and open as I we had a lovely chat about life and business. He told be about his “informational interview” work he’d created from reading a book he to this day cannot remember the name of. At the time I felt it was a gift from God, the next tool I could utilize in the continued growth of my business. He gave me his contact info and told me he’d send me the documents he had created. I had stayed in touch with him ever since, doing my best to practice what he suggested in his material, which is to stay in regular monthly contact. 

Dan asked if he could join me for a moment and I said, of course please sit down. He started to sit across from me and I motioned him to bring his chair closer to where I was sitting. I couldn’t believe it, here I was at Twiggs, I hadn’t co-worked here in over a year. Dan had never been to this coffee house yet had been near by and wanted some coffee. He walks in and there I am sitting writing about my stories of life and how Spirit does for us amazing things on the regular and in this very moment Spirit is surprising and delighting us both. WOW! Another story. I couldn’t believe I was sitting across from Dan. He looked really good. He had mentioned to me in his last email that he’d lost many pounds and was feeling and looking good. We chatted, catching up on the latest and all I could do as I sat across from him was beam with joy by what was happening. I had just been thinking of Dan, for a couple of reasons. I’d been reading books by Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, and considering one of the ways I would create passive income was to purchase rental properties for positive cash flow. I knew Dan was in commercial real estate and wanted to chat with him about real estate in general. Also, it’d been awhile since I last emailed him and it was time to check in. Wow, Spirit made the phone call for me and actually decided to make it a sit down meeting. LOL! I was buzzing with delight. We hadn’t seen each other in person since the first day we met and here we now were “out of the blue” sitting across from each other catching up. I was feeling good before yet now I was over the moon with delight. WTBleep?! I love Spirit, God, Higher Power. How the Universe will surprise and delight us in ways we would never imagine AND all we need to do is do the “feeling better” work. Help ourselves be in the receptive mode, allowing the good to arrive and in this case, keep arriving. We went back and forth talking about what was going on. Then I asked him about real estate and what he does. He shared his story with me. His work history since college. We’re about the same age, in our 50’s. I got some info for real estate. Which was great. Tonya walked back in and I introduced them to one another. I believe Tonya was the first person I had shared Dan’s informational interview documents with. She had enjoyed reading and using his material and found it to be very helpful in growing her influential contacts. Dan had so graciously said to me, “please share them with anyone you’d like”. So it was a privilege to introduce them to one another. By the way this was something else I had been wanting, for these two to meet. They chatted briefly and Dan and I returned to our conversation. Man was  I happy! Did I tell you that already? LOL! My good feeling mood had compounded by the events that were unfolding before my very eyes. I never in a million years would have imagined this happening today in this way. That’s HP! Dan’s cell phone had been buzzing throughout our conversation and he kept pushing it away, he finally said, “ok, I’ll tell you the drama, the upset that is going on in my life today”. He proceeded to share it all with me. It was pretty emotional stuff and he teared up as he told me. I reached my hand out to console him. I won’t divulge here what he said. I will say, it would rock anyone of our worlds. I gave him some words of encouragement as well as saying that the young person in his life was lucky to have him. A good man, and his wife who I knew had to be amazing to have married him. That now this person could get the support they had been needing.

He needed to leave so I said I would walk out with him. We chatted a little more outside. I wanted to be as supportive and kind as I could. I knew he was in a lot of emotional pain because of what was going on. He said he knew now why he had come to this coffee shop. It was so that he would run into me. He was able to share his pain and get some support. He hadn’t really shared it with anyone. The only people that knew were the immediate people who had been affected. I am now so happy I could be there for him. He is one of the sweetest, giving, grounded, friendliest, kindest men I have met in my life and I felt honored and privileged to be there for him in a way I never thought I’d be given the opportunity to. It really is one of the things I do best. He left and I walked back in happy, filled, and in awe of God’s ability to put me in places that would bring me joy and be of service to others. It is one of the many benefits of practicing the “feeling better” work. Something good is always coming. After chatting with Tonya for a bit more I told her I was going to use the restroom and get back to writing. As I stood up to head to the restroom I looked in that direction and recognized a familiar face that I’d never seen in this part of town. I had been thinking of this friend a day or two ago. WHAT?! I stepped back and bent down to tell Tonya, I just spotted another friend. I walked over to her, I shall call her Kathy, and said, “excuse me do you know if they have Jasmine tea here?” she looked up at me and after a second a big smile appeared on her face as she said, “oh my god what are you doing here? I was going to text you about dinner soon”. We hugged and laughed at our running into each other. We agreed to make dinner plans soon. 

Life isn’t always jammed packed with amazing mind blowing moments, however, practicing the “feeling better” work is always beneficial in a variety of ways. What I do know, is if I hadn’t taken the time to be mindful and practice the tools of “feeling better” I wouldn’t have been in a higher vibration to allow in the wonderful experience of running into Dan and everything else that came about that day and for that I am deeply thankful. The great benefit of doing the “feeling better” work is that we get to enjoy life more and more. When we come to understand that our thoughts create our life experience and become mindful about what we’re going to give our attention to, it is priceless. No amount of action gives greater returns nor feels better than when we practice “feeling good/feeling better”.  

Interested in how you can feel better more of the time, go to my “Get on the road to happiness” page and take advantage of my FREE Discovery session. I look forward to chatting with you. 

The Power of Pleasure

Few know about the power of pleasure. 

How many times have I heard from clients and friends I was having fun and then I received this unexpected referral or I’ve started dating so and so and I feel so good and by the way I’ve made more sales this month than all of last year and I don’t know why or I just moved into my new place and I love it and I’ve had all these deals close this month and I don’t know why. Well I do! Each of these people were enjoying themselves in one way or another, in a state of allowing their natural state of well being to flow to them in ways they never would have imagined. Maybe you can relate to this. I realize there is this struggle within me and many others. It goes something like this; “I need to work harder”, “I need to focus more”, “I’m not doing enough”. Fact of the matter is, most of my clients I have allowed in when I least expected it. A referral from a current client, someone text messages me out of the blue, “I want to hire you to coach me”. I keep thinking of an acquaintance of mine and then that same person comes up via a mutual friend of ours and next thing I know I’m connecting with this person and she hires me and on and on it goes. Was I working hard at this? No. Was I taking action regularly in some capacity? Most definitely. Was I feeling good in general? Absolutely! The fine line between allowing abundance to flow to me in ways I never would imagine and suiting up and showing up for my life both personally and professionally on a regular basis. Doing the “feeling good work” and the “being a professional and taking strategic business actions regularly”. Never really knowing exactly where and how yet trusting that when I show up regularly for both it will happen, it will unfold in ways that will surprise and delight me and of course enjoying the journey along the way. That is living the art of allowing. Practicing the power of pleasure and being a responsible and successful adult in life both personally and professionally. Because really what’s the point of reaching the goal if we’re not enjoying ourselves along the way. I believe in striving for well being in all areas of my life as much as humanly possible. When I’m ninety and chillaxing in my comfy rocking chair rocking it on my porch I want to say and think to myself, “I really have enjoyed myself, my life kept getting better and better”. 

Chillaxing, enjoying and appreciating life is what it’s all about.

Chillaxing, enjoying and appreciating life is what it’s all about.

Life is Good...

This blog is my platform to share my stories of how the Universe loves to surprise and delight us with abundance, love and joy. They are not written in chronological order. I post them randomly. I share them partly because I need to and partly because I want to invite you to remember yours. To bring your stories of abundance, love and joy to the forefront of your mind. This blog is for me and for you. I like to call it "the story". Spirit is the master story writer and often times delivers to us what we want in ways we never would have imagined possible. I hope you enjoy them as much as I love sharing them. My hope is that they will inspire you to reminisce the good times and invite you to intentionally create and allow more. Life is supposed to be good for us and when we are a energetic match to what we want, magic happens. When we're feeling good or any other positive emotion our lives get better and better. I hope this blog does just that, help you feel better. Thank you for being a part of my journey. 

 

Life is supposed to be fun for us.

Life is supposed to be fun for us.