“I don’t think anyone really likes me. They like versions of me that I’ve presented to them… versions of me that they’ve created in their minds… versions of me with the characteristics they value and are easy to like. But that’s not who I am. Not really. And this scares me. Who’s going to like the girl that second-guesses herself? The girl that cries in silence and solitude? The girl that’s frightened and losing control? The girl that doesn’t share
A New Year… great. But a new year doesn’t mean a new you or a new life, especially if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. You can’t live the same year 82 times and call it a life! What I’m saying is: don’t just think outside the box in 2018… Think like there is no box! Free your mind! How?
You can start by asking yourself better questions. Questions that pull you
Josie’s Christmas message
Christmas is generally a time when loved ones come together to celebrate the spirit of connection, community and care.
This can also be a very lonely time for some.
Upon reflection, this year has been tough yet filled with many blessings for me:
I had 6 months off to recuperate from another major surgery,
I gained clarity about the future direction of my business forward
My daughter completed third year at university
I presented in Washington DC at the international Coach Federation (ICF) conference
Here are some tips to maintain your sanity and enjoy the festive season.
The holiday season is officially upon us. What this can mean is pressure, busyness and madness too. Unfortunately then the joy, magic, and meaning of the season can be lost, often replaced by stress.
As we enter the month of December, it is hard to ignore the almost instantaneous rush of frenetic energy that ensues as we near the close of the calendar year.
It is more than possible though
“In April, after seeing you and after nearly a full year of mourning, I took the first step in moving forward with my life. I officially started the home-based business I mapped out over the past decade and always dreamed I’d build. I know my husband is watching over me, and I know he’d be proud of me, because my little business that I’d dreamed of and discussed with him has been profitable since week one, and it’s continuing to
‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’ – Wayne Dyer
Have you noticed that when you need to or want to make important changes in your life, there’s usually a ‘dip’ in momentum and motivation?
I know this ‘dip’ very well. It happens all the time when I’m seeking to transform aspects of my life. Change takes a lot of effort, focus, determination and pure grit!!!! It’s not easy, but it can be simpler
So many people set off in search for answers in their life. Some will consult ‘experts’, some will seek advice from friends, and many will travel far and wide to ‘find themselves’. And there are others who do something a little different.
As many of you know, I have just returned from a two week sojourn in Cambodia. I celebrated a milestone birthday in April and decided it would be a good idea to explore a destination from my bucket list.
My experience of the past two months leads me to write about a tough subject we’d rather avoid. Trauma such as the loss of a loved one or the diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits – trust me, I know this first hand as I’m certain many of you do too. While it can shatter life as we know it, it may be comforting to know that something more positive may also be happening.
Just in this past two weeks I have known tragedy and loss, fraud and disappointment, shame and isolation, depression and despair, aloneness and regret, pain and defeat, sadness and grief. In spite of and despite all this, I have also known kindness and generosity of spirit, compassion and humility, love and care, encouragement and hope.
Life is a rich and complex tapestry of experiences. It’s not about how hard or how many times we fall, it’s about how we rise and
One of the most rewarding and important moments in life is the moment you finally find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
When we let go of how life ‘should’ be, we ignite the full potential of how life CAN be from this moment forward.
Happiness is ultimately about letting go of what we think our life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is, and making the very best