Messages & Channelings

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.

"Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risks." -- Shirley Hufstedler

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

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." -- Dale Carnegie

"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep" ~ Dale Carnegie

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.

Cheryl Richardson > Follow Your New Self

If you feel stuck or frustrated about achieving a new goal, try this.  The next time you’re faced with taking action, ask yourself two questions: What would my old self do? What would my new self do?

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

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