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Perspective and Hope

This morning I received a great big dose of perspective. I was on a long walk with my dog Hope. As we wandered and explored beyond our normal route, I was appreciating the quiet time alone with my girl. And it dawned on me how much the two of us have been through together. Hope came into my life seven years ago, rather unexpectedly. We’d just lost our dog Maverick.… Read More »Perspective and Hope

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The Covid-19 Pause

“The pause is as important as the note” –Truman Fisher, American composer. How often do we really allow ourselves to enjoy a pause? To take a time out. To slow down. To just breathe. In the busyness of life, work, and family responsibilities, we occupy ourselves and our minds every waking hour of every day. And, sometimes the hours we should be sleeping, too! Even vacations can be go go… Read More »The Covid-19 Pause

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Navigating Challenging Times

The most challenging time to let go and trust is when you feel you have no control over what’s happening. And that most certainly describes the times we find ourselves in. Not only have we lost a sense of control, we’ve given up many of the freedoms we take for granted. Going to work, out to dinner, shopping, to the gym, even hiking. Getting a haircut, spending time with friends… Read More »Navigating Challenging Times

Why is change so hard?

Change is hard because it very often requires us to let go of who we are, in order to become who we want to be. Our fear of the unknown, and our affinity for what’s comfortable and predictable, makes change feel scary. However, when you start living inspired, and you set an intention for the life you truly want to live, you must be ready to embrace change. After all,… Read More »Why is change so hard?

Second Guessing Inspired Ideas [Video]

  • Debbie 

 Doubt and Fear vs. Courage. The bigger the inspired idea, the greater the chance for doubt and fear to creep in. Following little inspired ideas doesn’t require a lot of courage. If there’s not much at risk, it’s pretty easy to follow along and see where things lead. However, when one of those great big, potentially life-changing inspired ideas drops in your lap, it’s another story. Life-Changing Inspired Ideas Require… Read More »Second Guessing Inspired Ideas [Video]

Connecting the dots: My breaking point

As I was searching to connect the dots between my marketing consulting business and my new focus on teaching others to Live Inspired, I pulled out the book, Breaking The Spell, that I wrote back in 2012. I realized writing that book was a pivotal step in the transformation of my business, EVEN THOUGH I continued with my marketing business for 5 more years. Before I wrote that book, I… Read More »Connecting the dots: My breaking point