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Your Body Knows

In life coach training, I learned something that drastically shifted how I look at my physical body. Did you know… The verbal part of the brain processes 40 bits of information per second? Pretty impressive, I think! Until you compare that to the physical body, which processes 11 MILLION bits in that same second. WHAT?! Yep. Think of all that you are missing out on when you just use what your brain tells you to navigate through life.   My body and I have gone through a lot together. I didn’t always trust its wisdom. (And whooooo did I pay
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Finding Stillness in the Real World

Finding Stillness in the Real World…simple ways to quiet your mind that don’t look anything like traditional meditation Most folks would agree that 2020 (and 2021…and 2022) left us wanting more peace in our lives–and searching for tools and tricks to deal with the isolation and the anxiety that living in a time of pandemic brought to the surface. But what about now? My life is not “back to normal” nor do I expect it ever to be what it was pre-pandemic. What about you? I’m a Master Life Coach and Energy Intuitive… and I also have ADHD, love learning
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it’s okay to be scared–center yourself in love anyway

“Wow, that must be a really nice thing to hear!” said the man walking by with his wife.  Little did he know what had just transpired… and that I was still physically shaking from it as I walked away. *** Some background: I am used to being approached and talked to by “strangers”. It’s just part of who I am… I guess I put out the vibes of a safe place to be seen and heard.  This has served me in my healing and coaching work, but has also been happening in everyday life for my whole life. I have
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Emerging from the Cocoon of Winter

A lot of folks seem to have a really strong opinion about springtime—from what I understand, it is BELOVED. As someone who has an allergic reaction to many things that bloom and grow during this time of year, I’m not quite so eager for the season to show up in all its glory!   I do, however, have a new appreciation for coming out of the winter. As I emerge from my March pit of grief, there are a number of things that catch my eye and bring a sliver of hope: blooms on the Camellia bushes in our back
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As I Move Toward the 3 year Anniversary of Torin’s Death

I notice that I have become more “functional” in living again, though the excruciating sadness is always just below the surface.   Sayings like “you can create the life of your dreams” still trigger me–I mean, there is no “life of my dreams” without my son in it. “It will all be okay” doesn’t bother me anymore, probably because I have changed my definition of “okay”. (Hmmmmm, maybe at some point I will be ready to look at changing my definition of “life of your dreams”?)   Those first two are stellar examples of my abundant use of quotes now.
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Do you WotY?

2022 is coming to a close…   and it’s that time of year when I start reflecting on how things have gone the past almost-12 months, and start dreaming about what I want to create in the coming year.   I gave up making New Year’s Resolutions a long, LONG time ago. Did you know that nearly 80% of folks who make a resolution end up abandoning it by FEBRUARY?! What’s the point?   I’ve learned that there is an alternative to setting an unrealistic “resolution” for myself. I do much better with pouring my energy into a focus point
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Begin Connecting to yourSelf in 3 Simple Steps (Part 3)

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the vital importance of learning to connect to yourSelf and listen to your Inner Voice to create a life of Joy and Wellness. Let’s take another quick look at the steps to begin that reconnection.   There are 3 Simple Steps to begin Connecting to yourSelf:   Step 1: Set aside quiet time to connect with yourSelf each day. This is a skill that takes time and dedication…like learning piano, or knitting, or another language. Daily practice is essential!   Step 2: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Not only does a
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Begin Connecting to yourSelf in 3 Simple Steps (Part 2)

Hi there! We’ve been talking about how to reconnect with yourSelf (Capital S)–to renew the most important relationship you’ll ever have in your life! Let’s look at the steps again, why don’t we? There are 3 Simple Steps to begin Connecting to yourSelf: Step 1: Set aside quiet time to connect with yourSelf each day. This is a skill that takes practice… like learning piano, or violin, or another language. Daily practice is essential! Step 2: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Not only does a gratitude practice make life more beautiful, it’s a very real tool to continue uncovering the
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Off to my Master Coach Retreat!

Hi there!! I’m sorry I didn’t get the next step in Beginning to Connect with yourSelf up… and it won’t be up next week either. I’m headed to North Carolina to celebrate the end of my Master Coach Training with Martha Beck Inc! I’ll be away from my phone and computer until Wednesday, May 9th… but will be back at my posting that week when I return. Talk to you after… I can’t wait to tell you all about the magic! I *might* post my daily stillness practice picture on Instagram (@cidlicious) so if you want to see images from
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Spring Adventures

Spring has SPRUNG!! Are you excited? Or maybe you’re not quite ready, and would rather settle in for a bit more Winter snuggling? Ready or not, I hope you honor how you are feeling–and leap (or ease) into this season in a way that feels good to you! For me, the energy of Spring is filled with newness and adventure. It’s the color of baby seedling sprouts and the feel of a gentle breeze on your face. It’s a thousand butterflies fluttering around in your belly when you have a fun, new idea. And that’s exactly how I’m feeling about
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