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 one of those defining moments in life when you know you’re on the right path. No way would you feel this good if you weren’t.

This was a group of highly successful people who are inspired by doing what they love. Many would do it even if they weren’t paid for it. Does that scream a brilliant message of joy and life’s purpose? Many of the women had been inspired by a life crisis, painful loss or an awakening to their own personal divine consciousness.

I am not talking woo-woo here, I mean people living their true purpose. Guess what? It doesn’t get any more empowering than that. Sadly, many people are clueless and go to work hating what they are doing and never discover what they could be great at. Fear of the unknown paralyzes them from stepping out of a lifeless but familiar routine.

You have to take chances to grow, to create, to make changes. Anything really good that helps you transform your life requires an element of risk. Being receptive to what the universe has in store for you and letting go of your will requires courage.   The fear of not being good enough can hold you back. I know it did for me for many years before I discovered my true potential and purpose. I wrote a book, I stepped up and started doing lots of interviews and appearances. I became inspired to coach women and teach them to find their purpose and power.

Let me introduce you to some of the women standing around me in the photo at the top of this post. Stacey Martino decided, in a moment of gut wrenching pain and sobbing tears, to take a chance and place her trust in making a commitment to her then boyfriend, now husband, Paul. They have traveled the globe studying (becoming experts) and teaching Love and Passion Success.  My mentor, Linda Joy who went from being a single welfare mom to publisher of ASPIRE magazine. Then there is the feisty Italian Sugar Free Goddess, Lisa Rosati who built an entire new successful business after the emotional lows of an abusive marriage. Oh, and she has a new hottie for a husband. Kim Turcotte left the grind of corporate data analysis to becoming an online business manager extraordinaire with people lining up for her services. They are all powerful examples of overcoming fear and following their hearts.

I am so grateful for being able to connect with these beautiful souls, to call them my friends and to follow them on a path of passion and purpose. My vision is to live in a world where all women feel appreciated, experience deep love, honor their desires and discover their purpose.

The mantra that I would like to share with you is:

“Be authentic, live joyfully and serve others”

Your life will end up being greater and more fulfilling than you ever imagined.

Live Faithfully,


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Mal Duane is a Best Selling Author and Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships. Mal has been featured with Fox 25 Boston Morning Show, CBS Radio, Aspire Magazine, Healthy Living and Metrowest Daily News. She has also been a featured guest on over one hundred Blogtalk Radio shows discussing recovery and personal transformation.

Mal’s book, Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power, is a best selling book and is available on



There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

One of my favorite holidays is celebrated this week. Thanksgiving Day is a wakeup call to all the wonderful things I have in my life. For so many years, I was unable to see the goodness in my life. I felt alone, unloved and helpless. Today, my life has transformed from those moments of self-imposed suffering.

I am looking out my window, seeing the bright blue sky and the rolling landscape known as “Beverly Hills”, California. I am here to spend Thanksgiving with my step-children and my nephew, Lawrence. There will be about twenty of us for dinner on Thursday. My assignment for the day is desserts; just perfect for the Queen of cupcakes. I am going to Magnolia’s, the legendary bakery from Sex in the City to scope all the goodies they will have. Then it will be the pie store to sample the pecan and apple pies. Oh well, somebody had to do it. Besides having an assignment I just love, I am really grateful for all the other goodness that I am experiencing in my life.

I am surrounded by people that love and support me in my vision.

I completed my book.

All the people I love are in good health.

I have the most sweet and adorable dog, Hannah. I wish she we here with us in Los Angeles.

I have the ability to make the most empowering choices in my life.

So my wish for you this week is to connect with all the miracles you have but may not realize. There is goodness in all our lives if we just look for it. Let go of all your fears and connect with the light and love that is within. Find a few of the small things you are grateful for and start to make your own list, adding a few more daily. Watch your energy shift as your list expands.

There is nothing like being an awakened, authentic and abundant woman… Yes an Alpha Chick.

Live Faithfully
Mal Duane

Mal Duane

 Mal Duane is a Certified Personal Life and Recovery Coach who has overcome devastating life challenges using the steps in the Alpha Chick Process. Her personal mission is to help women excel in all areas of their lives from business to personal relationships.
Please join Mal on February 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012 for her Transformational Telesummit featuring such luminaries as Lissa Coffey, Joseph Rubino, Brenda Adelman and Christine Kloser as her guests. Her book Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power is being released on February 14, 2012 on