Professional Certified Coach

Personal Development

Be Loved, My Beloved!

Be Loved, My Beloved!

What does it feel like to be loved? Take a moment and think about a time when someone special (maybe a family member, friend or significant other) did something…or said something… that filled your love tank to the brim. Was it…a hug, a thoughtful gift, an act of service, quality time spent together, or spoken words that filled you up? When we combine the two words ‘be loved’ it turns into beloved. Does anything change for you as you put the two together? It does for me. My One Word this year happens to be Beloved. As I have reflected […]

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Finding Love Again

Finding Love Again

Can we really fall in love again after experiencing loss and disappointment? This was the question I cynically asked myself seven years after my first marriage ended in divorce. To be clear, in the years immediately following the divorce I wanted nothing to do with finding love again. I wanted, and needed, to recover from the heartache and turmoil that occurred during my pre-divorce years. I was more than happy to focus on my family and just avoided dating. After several years of that mindset, though, I was ready for a new relationship and entered the dating world. There were […]

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4 Steps to Be Confident

4 Steps to Be Confident

  Which words in this quote stand out to you? The word confidently resonates the most to me.  As I read it, I imagine myself striding purposefully towards my personal and professional dreams.  I am not lackadaisical or distracted, but rather I envision my head held high, arms swinging beside my body, and eyes focused ahead of me as I steadily move forward. I like this image! To be honest, though, the poise and assurance of self-confidence can be elusive; sometimes I have it and sometimes I don’t. Research shows that when we feel confident we are likely to exhibit […]

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Be your Best

Are you being all that you were created to be? Sometimes I answer this question with a resounding YES! It’s usually when I feel that I’m having a positive impact on my world and others….when I’m using my God-given talents to be and do my best. All too often, though, the answer to the question is a definite NO. Admittedly, in my humanity, I fall short of being my best on a regular basis. An inner, self-critical voice frequently tells me how I am not measuring up and never will. If I listen to the voice too closely I begin […]

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Wholistic Woman Retreats is turning Five!

Wholistic Woman Retreats is turning Five!

As the Founder and CEO of Wholistic Woman Retreats (WWR) I’m delighted to say that we are celebrating our 5th year hosting quality retreats and events for busy ‘women-on-the-grow’. I was recently asked to write a feature article about WWR for the first issue of Sass Magazine. Created as a collaborative effort by a team of talented Frederick women, Sass Magazine will premier in September 2015. WWR is honored to be one of the featured articles for their launch issue. As I prepared the article I reflected, ‘Who is WWR…where have we come from…and why we do what we do.’  […]

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson