Are you thirsty for more in 2018? | Conduit for Self-Healing

Sometimes reaching your goals can feel like being stranded in the desert – with a thirst-quenching mirage always just out of reach, and a trek that seems to go on forever. Am I right?! I bet you’d never set out on a trek in the desert without a map, water and some back-up resources in case something happened along the way, would you? In the same way, when crafting your goals you’ve got to have: a map or plan on how you’re going to get there; some support in case your sense of hope gets a flat tire along the way; and, you need to know why you want what you want in the first place! In my last article, we reviewed some sample goals and explored the importance of having an overriding theme for the year, one that has feeling and emotion. How did you do with that? Did you come up with a theme yet? If you missed that segment, you can catch up HERE. What do you want more of in 2018? Do you even know? Do you have a sense that something’s not right, but you can’t quite put your finger on it? Or, do you feel like there are so many areas that need a change that you don’t even know where to begin? It can all feel so overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to occasionally stop and do an inventory. What better time to do that than now, with the New Year right around the corner?! I have an easy tool to support you in doing just that! Here’s how to get started...

Craft the life you love in 2018 | Conduit for Self-Healing

Craft a life you love in 2018 Have you ever wondered what secret successful people utilize in reaching their goals that you don’t? Take a look at the goals below. “Lose weight.” “Save more, spend less.” “Pay down debt.” What is the one missing element they all have in common? If you guessed clarity or detail, you’d be partially right. But the answer is actually deeper than that. How do these goals feel? Heavy, right? Do they inspire you? Probably not much. They all lack soul! There’s no life in them. And yet, this is how the majority of us craft our goals for the year. Is it any wonder, according to one survey, that the average length of time a person can expect to stick to their goals is around three and a half weeks, or 24 days? As a human being, every decision and action you take is based on emotion. If you’re thinking about where you want to vacation next year, you most likely first think in terms of relaxation, rejuvenation and fun. If you’re shopping for clothes, you might secretly want to have all eyes on you at the New Year’s Eve party. If you’re a guy, you might want that big screen TV because you want to experience all of the energy of the Super Bowl as if you are actually there.   I started the practice of having a theme or Word of the Year back in 2014. That year my theme was “Expansion”. WHEW! That was a really big year. I hosted my first global speaker summit, the Conscious 6-Figure Success Summit,...

“Today, I’m the one.” she said… | Conduit for Self-Healing

“I didn’t want this illness, cancer, to define my life. I wanted, intended, to continue with some sort of normalcy.” “But cancer laughs at me, at that thought, as if it was some crazy-ass idea. I needed normalcy so that I could move through this, to tolerate it, with more ease. This isn’t me. I’m an entrepreneur! I’m used to being in service to others. I’m a creative! But like it or not, cancer does define my life, more than I like or want.” Those are the words I recorded in my journal on May 3rd, 2017, 78 days after my first cancer diagnosis.   In February of this year I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and five weeks later diagnosed with a secondary pelvic cancer – two Stage 3 curable, but aggressive cancers. Scary. Along the way there have been so many unknowns. I’ve often felt like I was in some sort of alternate reality where everything had stopped. But it hadn’t. I struggled with a total lack of direction. “What’s happening to me? Where am I going? And who will I be when I get there? What happens to my business? And, how am I going to survive not just one but two cancer diagnosis?” Every year I have a word theme for that year. This year my theme was “Bliss”. Kind of ironic when you think about it. Not quite what I had in mind.   It has been a year of transformation like no other, one of my whole body, mind and spirit.   I have put to use every tool I have...

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....