How We Start Our Day


How We Start Our Day

February 29, 2024

Why do I believe that how we start our day -- our Daily Morning Ritual  --  can be a game-changer and transformational in our lives? This is my Big Why: 

How We Start our Day, 
Is How We Live Our Days.  
And, How We Live Our Days, 
Is How We Live our Life!  

passionately believe how we start our day is vitally important to managing stress and raising our energy frequency, at the get-go, every day. I know it has changed my life  … slowly, incrementally, progressively, persistently. 

For those who do not yet have a Daily Morning Energy Ritual, I hope you will start small. Just take one step. When I started on this journey, I began with thinking of 3 morning gratitudes when my eyes first opened.  And, the practices and commitment, grew slowly and naturally over time. Be patient. Be true to what makes sense to you. 

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How Would You Like to Reframe That....?


How Would You Like to Reframe That....?

January 21, 2024


Nikola Tesla, the genius and visionary who lived from 1856-1943 once said, 

                         "If you want to understand the Universe
                          think in terms of
                          energy, frequency, and vibration."

Do you believe the power of words -- both spoken and unspoken -- may be because they carry positive or negative energy, frequency, and vibration? I do, from personal experience, and there is research to back this up. 

  • Positive words will raise your energy and vibrational frequency.
  • Negative words will lower your energy and vibrational frequency. 

It really is that simple. Words matter because they impact our energy and shape our lens of perception -- how we see the...

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Many Blessings

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Many Blessings

December 12, 2023

Many Blessings to all. I am very grateful for your patience with me and my sporadic schedule this year in posting insights and adding to our tool kits for personal development and transformation.

Recently I have been learning about blessings. How to receive blessings. How to give blessings. The difference between blessings and prayers. The connection between gratitude and feeling blessed. 

So, what is a blessing? I am drawn to the wonderful insight of the great John O'Donohue from his book To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings.

"A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen. Life is a constant flow of emergence. The beauty of a blessing is its belief that it can affect what unfolds. 

When a blessing is invoked, a window opens in eternal time.

Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, a place where...

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Grateful Living

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Grateful Living


November 29, 2023


I love hitting the pause button in November and taking a break from posting on high performance habits or stress management to revealing more of my spiritual side. November, for me, is always about Gratitude. November evokes memories of the love around the table at Thanksgivings at Grandma's.

This month, we explore Gratitude as a way of 'Being,' a way of Living, a way of 'Seeing' the World.  

November 2023 marks my 6th Blog exploring Gratitude. Earlier notes have delved into gratitude as a feeling and an emotion. We have reviewed a wide range of recommendations for daily gratitude practices. I have also curated a selection of my favorite meditations and courses that teachers on Insight Timer offer to help us deepen our appreciation of gratitude. As the saying goes, "What you appreciate, appreciates."  See the links to these notes at the end of this post. 

This November I want to share the evolution of my...

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Inspire Greatness


Inspire Greatness

November 10, 2023


Hello, dear friends. I have missed you. I have been engulfed for the past 4 months in massively downsizing and simplifying my life. In this process I have been inspired  by the lessons of the CHPC™  Declarations Course and living my Personal Virtues for Greatness. It feels wonderful to reconnect. 

This is the 3nd Blog in a 3-Part series featuring excerpts from my Certified High Performance Coaching™ Program, The Declarations Course, which is loosely based on Brendon Burchard's The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power. These are three of my favorite Declarations:  

  • Declaration VI. We Shall Not Break Integrity. This Declaration builds a solid foundation on the core value of Integrity ,March 2023 Blog.    
  • Declaration III. We Shall Defeat Our Demons. We transform Doubt with Faith, Delay with Action, and Division with...
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Transform Doubt, Delay, and Division


Transform Doubt, Delay, and Division


May 3, 2023


This is the 2nd Blog in a 3-Part series featuring excerpts from my Certified High Performance Coaching™ Program, The Declaration Course, which is loosely based on Brendon Burchard's The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power. These are three of my favorite declarations because the first builds our foundation on a core virtue, the second acknowledges the obstacles we will encounter, and the third raises our ambition to be at our very best to serve. 

  • Declaration VI. We Shall Not Break Integrity. Here is the link to last month's Blog, Integrity  in case you missed it.  
  • Declaration III. We Shall Defeat Our Demons. This month we discuss how to Transform Doubt with Faith, Transform Delay with Action, and Transform Division with Love. 
  • Declaration VIII. We Shall Inspire Greatness. Next month we will tackle another deep Declaration...
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March 31, 2023

Let's talk about Integrity. And let's keep our focus on personal Integrity -- meaning let us focus on how we live our life rather than how others live their lives. This month's Blog is a challenge and an opportunity for each one of us to go deeply inside  -- to explore and learn at a deeper level about how we each view personal Integrity in the context of personal growth and development. 
What does personal Integrity mean to you? What does personal integrity mean to me? What does living with Integrity mean to each of us -- at this stage in our lives?  

My own definition of personal Integrity is being true to my Highest Self -- living in full alignment with my Highest Self, being congruent with my core values, and having the 'backbone' and character to do, say, and live by these standards.

Do I mess up? Yes, I am a human Being. I make mistakes all the time. This is not an exercise in being perfect. Rather, going deeply...

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Why a Morning Ritual is Important


Why a Morning Ritual is Important

February 28, 2023

I passionately believe how we start our day is vitally important to managing stress and raising our energy frequency, at the get-go, every day.  Many people ask me: "Why do you call it a Morning Ritual rather than a Morning Routine? Why are are you so passionate about consistently committing to a Morning Ritual? What is the evidence it can be a game changer?" Good questions. In brief, here goes!

As you know, I deeply believe words are important. I like the phrase Morning Ritual because it carries the intention that our lives are sacred. What are the feelings the word Routine conjures up? I hear and feel the 'must and should' does, the discipline, and the  effort of 'trying'. For me, ritual carries a deeper emotion of honor and belief in mySelf.  

  • Whether it is 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes or 1 hour – my time of awaking is sacrosanct. This is my time to focus on how to be the best I can be...
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Living Is An Act of Courage


 Living Is An Act Of Courage 

January 31, 2023

Living is an act of Courage. What does that really mean? 

Today let us explore how Courage is a muscle we exercise -- or not -- every day. Let us dive into the deep waters of how Courage is inextricably intertwined with Love and Trust. Let us also tackle how Courage is an important habit, for our day-to-day life, both personally and professionally.  I will share an exercise on Courage from one of my favorite lessons in the Certified High Perfomance Habits Course TM, which I am honored to lead. 

Let's start by deconstructing this quote from Paolo Coelho's Manuscript Found in Accra, a captivating story of a city under siege, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims live together peacefully, and are preparing for annihilation from the armies of the Crusades. 

Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because
living is an act of courage, and
an act of courage is always...

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On Sorrow and Joy


On Sorrow and Joy


December 21, 2022


My heartfelt THANK YOU --- to everyone who started my Blogging journey with me almost 5 years ago, to all who have joined me, and to everyone who has given me feedback over the years. Thank you for allowing me to send my musings to you and the Universe!  

Most months I write about key lessons from my Certified High Performance CoachingTM practice  on High Performance Habits, including Clarity, Courage, Productivity, Persuasion, or the course on Leadership, or the course on Declarations for Personal Freedom, or stress management techniques for different Personality Types from my MBTI ®  practice, and from my personal journey from Be Happy NOW!; From Wall Street Ambition and the Illusion of Success, My Path to Happiness.  

In November and December, I particularly look forward to reflecting on spiritual practices of Grace and Gratitude, Hope, Peace, Sorrow, and Joy....

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