Years ago, long before I ever wrote a book or worked as a coach, I shared a summer home with twelve people at a beautiful place by the sea. I had ended a relationship, was feeling a bit heart-broken, and wanted to rest and have a little fun. My friend Julie and I decided to throw caution to the wind and share this home with ten other people we didn’t know. It turned out to be one of the best summers of my life.
Be picky. Have high standards. Don’t settle for less. These are all messages that, when used appropriately, help people to live better lives. As you start your New Year, I want to invite you to be picky about something in particular – your mind. If you really want to make this year a year filled with self-love, self-acceptance, forward movement, and success, then decide right now that you’ll do everything in your power to fill that beautiful mind of yours with good stuff – really good stuff.
This week, after taking some time off to spend with a friend visiting from London, I was reminded of something important: I need to stay focused on solutions rather than problems. One morning, after discussing the gulf oil disaster at length, I noticed that I felt exhausted and depressed for the remainder of the day. When I thought about it, I realized that this has been happening more and more as I’ve watched the story unfold.
Almost every day I post an affirmation on my Facebook Fan Page to support visitors in staying on track with living awake and authentic lives. I enjoy the real time, interactive nature of Facebook and I love that I can personally connect with friends from around the globe. You can join us by visiting: f
I've just returned from the "Celebrate Your Life" conference last night and it was wonderful to meet so many of you in person. Rather than write the newsletter, when I came home, I opted to practice what I teach and spend time with Michael and Poupon. This morning, as I head into the office to get caught up, I wanted to share a special story with you.
This newsletter was written a few years ago during our Mind-Body Makeover Project, when members of this community were following the process outlined in my husband Michael's book of the same name. It was directed to those people who had reached a plateau phase in their weight loss, as well as anyone who was pursuing an important goal and felt like their progress had come to a