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Was that intentional?

Was that intentional?
Are you one of those people that wake up daily and allows circumstances to unfold and pull you all over the place? Well if the answer is yes, don’t feel too badly. Most people live their lives this way. They jump[Read More...]

What are you missing?

What are you missing?
Today I was out walking my dog early in the morning. It is a beautiful New England Fall day. There is a slight chill in the air and the colorful leaves were falling to the ground like big pieces of confetti.[Read More...]

How important is Mindset?

How important is Mindset?
Mindset is "a habitual mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations." After reading that definition from Webster's Dictionary, it stopped me in my tracks. I never thought of how important mindset is and it can direct your[Read More...]

Is beauty an illusion?

Is beauty an illusion?
Is beauty an illusion? I love the description the IPhone dictionary has for illusion. It says it is an erroneous mental representation or the act of deluding. Have you looked in any magazines lately of images of women appearing in ads or[Read More...]

Has love failed you?

Has love failed you?
I don’t know how many times in my own life I went to such levels of despair thinking that I was unloved or being rejected by someone I thought I loved. It was the fuel for my alcoholism for many years.[Read More...]

What I learned from spraying toilet bowl cleaner on my head

What I learned from spraying toilet bowl cleaner on my head
I am going to share with you this week the craziest and almost dangerous thing I did to myself because I was so self-absorbed and not paying attention to what I was doing. I was lucky but I have since heard[Read More...]

Self-Esteem – How to Improve Your Self-Image

Self-Esteem – How to Improve Your Self-Image
“I have low self-esteem, but I express it the healthy way... by eating a box of Double-Stuff Oreos.” Miranda - as played by Cynthia Nixon on Sex and the City Ok, I admit it; I am definitely a self-love junkie! The definition of[Read More...]

The Happiness Secret

The Happiness Secret
Probably more than anything else in life, we all strive to be happy. Sadly, for various reasons, happiness eludes many of us. Some reasons are self-imposed and others we attribute to other people. The trouble is, when we feel other people[Read More...]

Are you willing to love unconditionally?

Are you willing to love unconditionally?
  Have you ever said to someone, “I will love you if…” or better yet, “I will love myself if….” Well that’s crap. That’s not love, it’s your burning desire to control. Love does not entail setting conditions that must be met. It’s not[Read More...]

What’s your security blanket? Letting go of outdated beliefs

What’s your security blanket? Letting go of outdated beliefs
When you were little did you walk around dragging a tattered, threadbare blankey with you everywhere you went? I know I did. My blankey was pink and white checks. It was lovingly worn - the satin trim was missing in places[Read More...]

Graduating From a Life of Resistance to a Life of Acceptance

Graduating From a Life of Resistance to a Life of Acceptance
I realized yesterday that my life is really a series of graduations from different phases of self-expression. Simply put, the first half of my life was all about resistance to “what is” and living my life blinded by my own beliefs.[Read More...]

Falling Into Grace: get out of your head and into your heart

Falling Into Grace: get out of your head and into your heart
The last few weeks I have been caught up in significant decisions. I kept finding myself thinking and rethinking what I should do. The more I thought, the further away I was from a conclusion. Does this sound familiar? My first big[Read More...]

Freedom From Telling Your Story

Freedom From Telling Your Story
How to set yourself free from the past: Tell Your Story! When you are able to tell your story, you free yourself from the bondage of the past. Revealing is healing. It is a process of cleansing the soul of any old[Read More...]

Big Time Gratitude for my Soulful Ladies

Big Time Gratitude for my Soulful Ladies
Last week I went to an educational conference in Connecticut. I was surrounded by a roomful of inspired souls who love doing work similar to the work I love doing with women. The energy in the room was indescribable. It was[Read More...]

Kick the “But” Word to the Curb and Reclaim Your Life!

Kick the “But” Word to the Curb and Reclaim Your Life!
How many times in your life have you declared you wanted to be or do something and then followed it up with the “but” word. “But” is a huge self-manifested block that keeps you from being and doing all that you[Read More...]

Reclaiming Your Life Lessons

Reclaiming Your Life Lessons
Is your life spiraling down emotionally? Is your heart filled with fear and keeping you from being the magnificent soul you are meant to be? Your heart is a magnetic energy center that sends vibrations out to the Universe. So, what you[Read More...]

Who Do YOU Think You Are?

Who Do YOU Think You Are?
Do you think you are superior or do you struggle with low self-esteem? The fact is that we are all born the same; we come from the same divine source - everything in the Universe comes from this source. We have[Read More...]

Is it love or is it an addiction?

Is it love or is it an addiction?
Do you feel your happiness is predicated on being in a relationship? Do you feel incomplete without a man? Why do women base their self-worth on whether a man loves them or not? Well, I have the answers for you. Being completely transparent,[Read More...]

Resolutions or Intentions? Don’t set yourself up for failure!

Resolutions or Intentions?  Don’t set yourself up for failure!
Every New Year we set resolutions to diet, to stop a bad behavior, break up with a jerk boyfriend or some other action we think is necessary to be successful or happy. But wait a minute; three days into the New Year,[Read More...]

Forgive and Forget

Forgive and Forget
Twenty five years ago today, I had my last "taste" of alcohol. I hit what is commonly referred to as a "high bottom". I was a high performing woman, gainfully employed but hit my emotional bottom. The empty shell of a[Read More...]

What Is the Best Christmas Gift you can give?

What Is the Best Christmas Gift you can give?
How about giving someone extra love? It’s free and you will never run out. Is another electronic gizmo really the way to someone’s heart? What about a beautiful hand written note, telling them how much you value and love them. Why are we[Read More...]

How to Spot a Growing Addiction

How to Spot a Growing Addiction
Substance addiction can come in several different forms, stemming from recreational usage or even from a medical prescription. It can be difficult to distinguish between harmless usage and a growing addiction, either in your loved ones or yourself. As far as[Read More...]

25 + 25 = 50 Addiction +Recovery

25 + 25 = 50 Addiction +Recovery
To you, this may look like a simple mathematical equation but actually it represents 50 years of my life. You see, I started drinking at the age of 16 and drank for 25 years before it became unbearable. As many times[Read More...]

Willingness + Honesty = Recovery

Willingness + Honesty = Recovery
What is it that causes women to relapse even after they have started discovering the gifts of sobriety, rebuilding their lives, and regaining a lot of what they lost in their addiction?  Is it despair?  Is it lack of faith? Is[Read More...]

Are You Talking To Your Kids About Using Molly?

Are You Talking To Your Kids About Using Molly?
Your child has been away at college for six weeks now. You have been checking in with them regularly and maybe even doing some FaceTime or Skyping. This moment in time took years of preparation on your part as a parent. You[Read More...]

Honesty + Innovative Thinking = Self-Actualization

Honesty + Innovative Thinking = Self-Actualization
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”  --Madonna “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being[Read More...]

Faith + Courage = Freedom to Exercise our Profound Personal Power

Faith + Courage = Freedom to Exercise our Profound Personal Power
Throughout our lives as women, we have found ourselves paralyzed by our fears: fear of failure, fear of success, rejection, loss, loneliness, pain, loss of safety, security, and affection, estrangement, separation - the list goes on.  We find ourselves willing to[Read More...]

Initiative = Accomplishment: Everything Starts Within Us

Initiative = Accomplishment:  Everything Starts Within Us
Why do you spend so much time blaming other people or situations for your own misfortunes?  I guess it might be easier to pin the tail on another donkey! Maybe it is time to be accountable, even if for only yourself. You[Read More...]

Self worth + Self care = Joy

Self worth + Self care = Joy
The deepest and most painful wounds come from self-condemnation. Yet, we keep doing it over and over to ourselves until the flesh is almost gone from our bones. Some of us use a form of addiction as a band-aid to those wounds.[Read More...]

Forgiveness = Freedom

Forgiveness = Freedom
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” ― John F. Kennedy  “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde  “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do,[Read More...]

Creative Imagination + Strong Faith = Deliberate Creation

Creative Imagination + Strong Faith = Deliberate Creation
Why do we get so beaten down and hopeless that we can’t create what we want in our lives? I am here to tell you, maybe even while standing on a roof top shouting that we most certainly can. Like everything else in[Read More...]

Awakened + Authentic + Abundant = Being An Alpha Chick

Awakened + Authentic + Abundant = Being An Alpha Chick
I have to open with this quote from one of the most beautiful spiritual warriors of the sisterhood. "At first, to be honest, I was put off a little by the term "Alpha Chick" not really sure that describes me as a[Read More...]

Girls in Recovery

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Who's Talking? Great, I'm in, are you dear? For I hold all the power here. When no longer left to bear, For you'll always be there. Said they cared but they lied. I'll be right by your side. Even though some have died. It's because they were[Read More...]

The Life Recovery Formula: Will Power + Initiative = Accomplishment

The Life Recovery Formula: Will Power + Initiative = Accomplishment
The moment you were created you were filled with your own personal will power. As a young child you asserted yourself frequently with such expressions as No! and Mine! You fully grasped the feeling of using your will power. At three[Read More...]

Girls in Recovery

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My Journey by Tracy Jo from Serenity House I really need this burden lifted Through these ashes I‘ve already sifted Every bridge already burnt, So many others still really concerned Much needed relief is seen near to grasp Trying to move forward letting go of my past To[Read More...]

Life Recovery Formula: Awareness + Acceptance = Serenity

Life Recovery Formula:  Awareness + Acceptance = Serenity
“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”                        -William James It’s not life’s experiences that are causing your pain and suffering, it is your[Read More...]

Life Recovery Formula: Discovering the Diva within!

Life Recovery Formula:  Discovering the Diva within!
To truly develop self-worth, one must look within for the divine magnificence you were born with. We are all created with this essence but it can be obscured by the words and perceptions of others. You think the right dress, or[Read More...]

The Life Recovery Formula™

The  Life Recovery Formula™
Self-care + Self-worth + Happiness = Recovery When life presents us with excruciating challenges, who do we take care of last? I am honored to be teaching a class for an amazing group of women in a recovery facility. Over and over, the[Read More...]

It's Time To Break Out Of That Shell

It's Time To Break Out Of That Shell
Spring is here. It is a time of rebirth, rejuvenation and transformation. The snow is almost gone and there are green tips in the garden waiting for the warmth of the sun. What can you do to break away from old[Read More...]

Authentic empowered women sharing!

Authentic empowered women sharing!
I want to thank you all for participating in the Positive Mental Shift Teleseminar. To everyone - I am so blessed and thankful to each of you. To the beautiful speakers, your vulnerability and courage inspired me. To my listeners, your[Read More...]

Age Is Just An Excuse

Age Is Just An Excuse
If you are stuck and complaining that you can’t get anywhere in life because you are too old…guess what?  {It’s just an excuse.} Sorry, I know you probably wanted me to coddle you somehow right?  And explain that it’s a challenge that can[Read More...]

Love or Fear

Love or Fear
All of life comes down to one thing. Choosing love or choosing fear. So how do we learn how to deal with fear and choose love? Here are three ways to do this. Recognize its voice To know if you are in love or[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Christine Kloser - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Christine Kloser - Her Story of Transformation
Christine Kloser is a Spiritual Guide, Award-Winning Author, and Transformational Book Coach whose spot-on guidance transforms the lives of visionary entrepreneurs and authors around the world. Her passion is fueled by her own transformation in January 2011 when letting go of[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Kristine Carlson - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Kristine Carlson - Her Story of Transformation
Kristine Carlson is a Mom and Nana to her grandsons. She is the New York Times bestselling author of five books including: "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women,"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love" "An Hour to Live, An Hour[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Katana Abbott - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Katana Abbott - Her Story of Transformation
Katana Abbott is a Certified Financial Planner, author, speaker, radio show host and a Vision Coach. Rising from a life of adversity, Katana took her life back with the burning desire to help other women make smart life and financial choices. Financially independent[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Jodi Chapman - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Jodi Chapman - Her Story of Transformation
Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; the Coming Back to Life Ecourse, and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Terri Amos Britt - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Terri Amos Britt - Her Story of Transformation
Terri Amos-Britt is on a mission, uniting moms to heal their lives, setting examples for their families to thrive. Terri is a spiritual coach, energetic healer, author of the award-winning book, "The Enlightened Mom," and founder of www.TheEnlightenedMom.com. Sharing her story[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Deb Scott - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Deb Scott - Her Story of Transformation
Deb Scott, BA, CPC, is a Certified Professional Coach, Top Rated Radio Host of The Best People We Know Radio Show with over half a million listeners, and a four time Award Winning Author for the best in Self-Help, Self-Improvement, Motivation[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Shann Vander Leek - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Shann Vander Leek - Her Story of Transformation
Shann Vander Leek - Unconventional and delightfully curious; Shann Vander Leek is the founder of True Balance International, co-founder of Anxiety Slayer, author of Life on Your Terms, and creator of the Transformation Goddess Experience. Shann is a transformational coach providing[Read More...]

Alpha Chick: Lisa McCourt - Her Story of Transformation

Alpha Chick: Lisa McCourt - Her Story of Transformation
Lisa McCourt teaches writing, creativity and joy to passionate souls who are ready to substantially up-level their success in work and in life. Her most recent Hay House release, Juicy Joy, is the culmination of three decades of full immersion in[Read More...]