Personal Power | Conduit for Self-Healing

Personal Power Embody the Change You Wish to See Today, November 9th, 2016, half of the United States woke up with a new sense of hope. The other half woke up with a sense of dread and despair. I think that most of us in this country have had a desire for real change. We just differ on how we envisioned that playing out. Some of us saw it in one candidate or the other; some of us didn’t recognize it in either one. I want to speak to those of you who are feeling fear and despair; perhaps hopelessness. Choosing to focus on the fear does not generate a sense of peace. Am I right? On the contrary, it creates increased anxiety and restlessness and worry about a future that hasn’t even occurred yet; and over something you have no control. The only thing you have control over is how you interpret your world around you and how you choose to respond. If you choose to stay in a place of fear over what might happen, you disempower yourself. You give your power over to someone or something else. A more positive response can be “What is the most powerful thing that I can do from where I stand right now?” It is time we shift the energy on our planet. It’s time we all stop and ask ourselves, “What can I personally do in my own world to create change?” Perhaps you feel you cannot create the change you want to see or envision in our government. But you do have control over one thing – your...

Key #2 to Creating a Business You Love | Conduit for Self-Healing

Key #2 to Creating a Business You Love Have you struggled with how to create a business doing something you love? Imagine for a moment that the one thing you enjoy most is baking the best dark chocolate chip cookies that anyone’s ever tasted. Or, perhaps you have a love of travel and tasting new and different cuisine. Or, maybe you have a knack for creating inventions that make women look and feel more beautiful. All of the above formed the basis for businesses like: Mrs. Fields Cookies; Anthony Bourdain, Best-Selling Author and TV personality; and, Sara Blakely, founder and inventor (and billionaire) of Spanx. All of these are multi-million-dollar business enterprises. Many of them started out of their home on a shoestring budget. I can almost hear you saying, “Yeah, but they have business knowledge or experience I don’t have.” Or, “They’re more outgoing than I am.” Or, any number of other skills or attributes you may think they possess that make them more capable than you. As Sara was quoted in Forbes “I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money. But I cared the most.” Perhaps you don’t have dreams of being a multi-millionaire. Perhaps you’d just like to make a nice living doing something you really love. Maybe you have a love of horses, or yoga or are a great Paralegal who wants to be more of a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence. I have clients who have formed, or are in the process of forming, businesses with all of the above. They aren’t any different than you....