Friday, March 1, 2013

Creating a Goddess Haven? Are you In?


I enjoy the relationships one can develop in the cyber world. I have met some of the most incredible people from across the globe. We share our passions, our triumphs and our struggles.

 December of last year, I was introduced to the Goddess Circle, by another one of my friends who lives in South Africa. The Goddess Circle, was created, but the soulful, Leonie Dawson who lives in Australia.
I joined mostly for the business courses, but found so much more. I found a community of incredible women, each working with each other to support, advice and cheer each other on. I entered into an amazing Mastermind group that meets every Tuesday on Skype. Members are from all corners of the globe, the UK, Brazil, Chicago and Ireland (in fact Halina lives on 4 1/2hours from where my ancestors lived)

Leonie  developed some amazing courses that have inspired me, and moved me forward,  not only in my business, but in my every day life. Leonie's courses come from such a unique perspective that it is impossible not to be as enthused as she is.

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Starting March 1st  The Create Your Goddess Haven course begins. This six week course will take you through the steps to create your Goddess Haven in your home. I've read thorough the first few weeks and the exercises are amazing and not so rigid as many of those other declutter courses. I am looking forward to this next adventure with my fellow goddesses as we work together to create the haven we all dream about.

I am planning on sharing the process-at first some of the pictures will be scary, however, I know, a transformation will take place and I am looking forward to this journey. I hope you will join me. If you decide you are interested in taking part of this 6 week course I've included a link below for you.

Yes I want to create a Goddess Haven.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fifty and Fabulous!

That is what I keep trying to tell myself as my 50th looms just around the corner. The milestone doesn't take place until April of 2013, but it seem so very close. I had lunch with a friend the other day, who is a young 48. She tells me she can't wait until she is 50! I don't know maybe they spiked the Lavender/Lemonade! When you are 30, fifty seems so far away, when you turn 40, well you still have a bit of time left to check more things off of your bucket list-like visiting Sligo Ireland, the ancient city of Petra, or climbing to Machu Picchu-just to name a few. After all life ends at 50 doesn't it? Once 50 arrives you are much too old to do all of those things you have dreamed about. I don't know, maybe it had something to do with the characters I have reenacted. Not one of them lived past the age of 50.
However, I am trying a new outlook on the milestone year, all to fast approaching. I discovered a wonderfully successful beautiful hippy chick from Australia who is living her dream by being her authentic self. Leonie Dawson is such a breath of fresh air. So in stead of waiting for the end, maybe its time to look at as the beginning.
Below is a video from Lets Bloom On-a blog for Baby Boomers. Now to give you fair warning, Jane Fonda is the speaker. Now I know she stirs up just a bit of controversy, maybe rightfully so, but my dear women friends, set aside your opinions and just listen to her words-and let me know if you are ready to begin your third chapter.

Are You Ready to Begin Your Third Chapter?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dream Your Dreams

We all have dreams, some of them small, some of them huge. No matter what, we should never give up on those dreams. There will be naysayers and those who will tell you you can't. But its those, who should give us the most inspiration to persevere and full fill those dreams.
I am working on creating a history presentation for 1912. There is so much information to share and finding the right combination of facts and fun, is frustrating. However, my biggest road block right now is having the faith in myself to bring this to an audience. Many of you may have watched the following video, but it is inspiring, empowering no matter how many times you watch it. If this woman, filled with the belief in herself,could take her dream to an audience what is stopping the rest of us from making dreams a reality.
Happy Friday and keep dreaming..........
Share your dreams and watch them unfold.........................................

Dream Your Dreams (Click Here to Watch This Video)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

6 Hops to Get Things Done

My adult life has consisted of raising children and a husband, but on top of that, I have faced a life time struggle of being organized and getting things done.
I am busy all day long, from 7am to 9pm and it seems like nothing ever gets done and it becomes very frustrating.
Every year I purchase a new planner, Covey, Day Timer, etc have been many of the brands which are now taking up valuable real estate in my home. Each one was to be THE ONE. The one minder that would keep me organized and on top of things. Well guess what, each one failed. I guess its really not the fault of the minder, but the person behind the minder, ME.
I am subscribed to many organizing newsletters and most of them say the same thing. Do no do more than 6 tasks per day. Well you know, that is  not a bad idea. After all 6 tasks does not sound like a lot. Of all of the organizing gurus out there, I find the most useful information from the Organizing Queen or Marcia Francois. In this day where everyone is plugged in and attached to their smart phones, it is comforting to know there is someone, like me, who prefers writing on paper and not in any particular manner.
 Just get the thoughts out of your head and onto paper. I actually have been trying the last few days and I must say things are getting done and I am staying on top of things. However, what happens on a day when you have 6 tasks to do but everything else gets in the way, and then the next day? Well you certainly don't carry those items onto the following days and adding more.
You stop adding any more to the rest of the week until those tasks are done. Its ok if you are not accomplishing those 6 things you have written down. Chances are, like me you are doing way more than 6 things. If you write down 6 things on Monday and then 6 more things on Tuesday, and have been unable to check off most of them off, STOP, do not add anything to the rest of the week and just concentrate on those 12 things you wrote on the first of the week.
This year I found, what I finally believe is the perfect planner.
A beautiful weekly/monthly calendar by Day Runner. I have recently found myself drawn to simple beauty with vintage appeal, however, that style is hard to find. I never really cared for the vertical format of this type of weekly calendar, but I figured out finally, how to incorporate the sage of advice of 6 tasks a day with my vertical format and so far its working very well. At last I feel as if I am finally in control, if only for a little while.