The Crack That Opened Me Up…..My Breast Cancer Journey
Sitting in that familiar chair just like many November weekend days, watching football, snacks at the table beside me, I moved up and down while the games played. A fan since I was a little girl.
Not this day.
This day I was in the same brown leather recliner, not comfortable and not up and down as I wanted.
Not this day.
This day bandages covered my breasts, covered the drains coming out of the sides of my chest and just below where my belly button used to be. Where my belly used to be. Where my breasts used to be.
Is there too much labor in your career?
Today we celebrate the contributions of American workers in the USA….Labor Day!
Congratulations to all of us and now…
I want to throw it on its head a bit to create more ease in your life.
You see…there may be too much labor in your career!
Are you plagued with a syndrome I see all too often in my coaching practice?
Working hard to prove you are worthy?
Prove you are worth it? (the money– what $$$)?
Prove you are ready to be promoted?
You may be trying too hard,
Who you think you are may be hurting you….let’s explore this tricky topic. It’s more than self-image.
Like it or not, our lives are a collection of our thought habits.
This past Saturday I had a great session with my Mastermind ladies. These are women who have worked with me for a while and are frickin’ awesome! Heck….they inspire me with all they accomplish and their aligned, soul-based living. Many of them have recently achieved more in their careers and lives than they ever imagined possible for themselves.
They are living their dream lives because of one major change. They began to see themselves in new ways. There are some necessary steps to take to get aligned.
YOUR Thoughts Are Not Who You Are…
Every day you think thoughts, and science tells us over 70% of these thoughts are the same ones day in and day out. These repetitive thoughts create a belief system that controls our decisions.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is the science of success.
When we think and feel in repetitive ways it becomes our “reality.” Eventually it feels like our thoughts are who we are.
We are wiring our brain every minute with the wiring and “firing” of neurons, especially when emotions are high. This “programming” makes it feel permanent and convinces us that we are how we think and the world is how we feel.
How to Manage When it Never Ends: Embrace Life Lessons
What? Never Ends?
I know….life is a constant flurry of things…events…feelings….thoughts…..can’t we just get off and coast?
No. We. Can’t.
Life has a way of constantly flowing.
A river that never stops, always flowing.
A horse race around the track, over and over.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 weeks into a new job, I thought my entire existence was going to crumble. Cancer gives one the jag in the throat, the punch in the gut…I did wonder if I would die or how bad it would all be. When I told my boss I was so afraid of being criticized,
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
I was “fired” (ok, downsized, re-organization, call it what you will, I lost my job) 6 times in my wonderfully successful career as a healthcare executive. I finished on a high note, but trust me there were times when it felt like it had crumbled for good!
One time I lost my job was within days of our house getting robbed! All our jewelry, every darn piece and $1000 cash that we never have around the house, but we just came back from a vacation and there it was hidden in a drawer. Hidden! And they got it! Burglar alarm and all- we sat at a movie as the calls from the alarm station came in.
What’s the Best time of your life?
I want to share mine because so many have enjoyed it as much as I have.
Your best time in your life, whether that be as a child,
a young adult or last week,
this time tells us things about our soul.
These times are when we are connected to the Energetic Universe that is the source of all happiness and joy.
We must create more time in this miracle making space.
When I coach people to find this space, to spend more time in this space,
How to Find Your Way (Use Your GPS) in Your Career
Your Inner GPS is Essential- I call it Your Soul.
I finally learned how to “Bring My Soul to Work”.
Years ago I was reading a Wayne Dyer book and felt so attached to the words and message. I felt lifted and happy to know how to see my soul and feel great in the spiritual, energetic Universe.
I went off to work and each moment I felt deflated inside- where was this spiritual message?
How can I keep this feeling inside while I work?
Well, I found out and I share it in my Free Training this week.
Careers, money, marriage and families all go together! Your work is one of the most impactful pieces of the fabric of who you are and all those around you feel your energy and excitement (or lack thereof) of your work).
A few weeks ago I met a father and podcaster, Andy Hill, who lives in Detroit (I lived there as a kid), we had a great chat for his podcast Marriage, Kids and Family. While talking with him and sharing my top techniques, I was reminded of the work I do with careers and how it affects the entire family, and money, not just careers! This past Holiday season when a Kick Ass client told me it was the easiest,
Your Career Matters to Every Part of Your Life. So, Create a Destination Worthy of You.
She was shot down for a promotion.
“That’s ok,” she told herself….”I didn’t want to work that hard or play those ridiculous office politics, anyway!”
Just under the surface, she was crushed.
Deep down, under her rationalizing brain, her mind began to spin.
Thoughts and feelings of all the times she was ignored, overlooked,
even mocked for being her.
All those feelings came streaming out.
Not to worry, she knew exactly how to suppress them.
Wine with friends, they will understand and so, a night out bitching together,