Imagine my surprise when this showed up in my inbox in a newsletter from Jessica Steward, a coach I admire. Not only was it specifically referencing a business challenge I’ve faced, but it’s actually written about me. I thought it was such a powerful article, I wanted to share it with you all here, in case any of you suffer from unfocused energy spray in your business the way I do!
Something clicked when I read this, and I suddenly realized that focusing my business energy isn’t the same as putting myself in a box or limiting who I am or what I do. It’s also okay to leave my business energy nebulous, if that’s what I choose to do. I found this article very insightful and professionally spot on, so I though you might too. Take it away, Jessica! -- Lissa RankinRead More...
Please welcome back the incomparable Tama J. Kieves, here today with insight into what it means to follow your gut, your desires, your genius -- or as Lissa calls it, your "Inner Pilot Light." What's your next step?Read More...
Please welcome back guest author Tara Sophia Mohr -- Pinkie, writer, and coach extraordinaire -- here today with a post on turning up the dial of our dreams. Thanks Tara!
In my work with coaching clients, I often ask: “What do you want?”
What do you want – in this difficult situation?
What do you want – in your work?
What do you want – for your life?
The question can be disorienting. There we are, railing about the annoying person or the difficult circumstances or how we’re stuck, and then: “What do I want?” It’s a one hundred and eighty degree turn.Read More...
Please welcome fabulous new blogger, Tami Kent, a women's health physical therapist, founder of Holistic Pelvic Care for women, and author of Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body. Welcome, Tami!
It was the hot August night when I went into labor with my second son that my New York agent sent out my book proposal to 20 publishers. I felt like I was birthing twins, but I found out later that none of the publishing houses would take on the project. The details: I had given birth to a beautiful boy, I was writing a book that had no publisher. Sometimes we focus on the details instead of the journey, and in doing so end up feeling like we are failing on some level. How would I tell my baby to follow his dreams when my own creative dream had gone adrift?Read More...
Please welcome back the fabulous Laura Campbell, divorce and life reinvention consultant and founder of The D Spot, helping women regroup, renew, and reinvent themselves before and after divorce. Thanks, Laura!
I didn’t really know what this felt like until later in my marriage when I couldn’t figure out why some days (more and more as time when on) felt “hard” to get through.
And there were many hard days once I got separated, went through my divorce and began to move forward after.
To be completely honest with you, there are still days when it feels just so hard.
A client said to me today, “is it really possible to have the life you dream of? I only ask because no one I know is living their dream life… as a matter of fact, so many of them are not happy.”
I can’t begin to tell you just how sad I was to hear her ask this question. As a coach, I am surrounded by people--other coaches, experts, consultants and amazing women who are all on a journey towards living their ideal life.Read More...
Of course the brilliant Tama Kieves of Awakening Artistry is going to love us -- and remind us to love ourselves -- into Valentine's Day. Thanks, Tama!
Valentine's Day is upon us: lingerie, dark chocolate, roses, and a whole lot of chances to feel bad about yourself -- for not swinging from a chandelier with that special someone -- or anyone, and maybe for having three double chins that get more swinging action than you do. But I'm thinking it's time to have Cupid shoot a new kind of arrow through your heart. It's the kind that makes you vow eternal love for yourself, get down on bended knee, and write love poems that barely scratch the surface of how much you appreciate the chance to go through this lifetime, as yourself and none other.Read More...
Tara Sophia Mohr has done it again. Be sure to visit her Wise Living blog, "Because more is possible for your life." Thanks, Tara!
I remember well the moments when I first began to turn away from my own B+ life. I began to allow room for the truth — the truth that I wasn’t fulfilled by the status quo. That the things I really loved I had long neglected.
I began, slowly, scary as it was, to articulate what I wanted my life to look like. Who I wanted to be. What I wanted to be doing.
Have I reached that perfect end state picture? No. I’m not sure it will ever happen.
Please welcome dear friend of Owning Pink and best-selling author of the recently published book that is redefining healthy living as we know it, Crazy Sexy Diet -- Kris Carr! We are thrilled to have her. Thanks, Kris!
Whether it’s the holidays or your Mom’s birthday, when you arrive home and need a snack, do you latch on and suckle? EW!!!! When we look at nature do we see animals nursing beyond their youth? The answer is no. Also, do you see a gorilla milking a rabbit? A deer suckling a tiger? Nope. Breast milk of any kind is intended for the specific species and it is only for the early stages of life during the baby’s biggest growth spurt. Cow’s milk grows a 90 pound calf into a 2000 pound cow over the course of 2 years. And we wonder why we’re overweight!Read More...
Please welcome back Tara Sophia Mohr, coach, writer and creator of Wise Living, which offers women tools to find their right work and live more fulfilling, authentic, and peaceful lives. How do you own your right to dream?
We need space for dreaming. Spacious space. Lengths of time.
Dreams don’t fight for attention. They don’t yell over noise.
Sometimes a dream will interrupt and assert itself, but mostly dreams speak when invited.Read More...
Please welcome back one the beautifully insightful Tara Sophia Mohr -- writer and coach extraordinaire. Just don't call her a life coach! Read on to find out why (and as always, thanks to Tara for sharing her endless wisdom).
Sometimes, at cocktail parties and wedding receptions and barbeques, when the “So, what do you do?” question comes from a stranger, I’ll simply say, “I’m a coach.”
Then they say, “Oh, like a…like a….sports coach?”Read More...