Food for your Soul, Strategies for your Business
Edition Septemb er 2013
How to Use the Power of Intention In Your Life & Business
Feminine Soul of the Month:
In this Issue Feminine Soul of the Month: Lisa Mininni
4 Letter from the Editor 6 Meet the Team 8 How to Use the Power of Intention in Your Life and Business 10 The Power of Setting Business Intentions Lisa Manyon
14 Living an Intentional Work Life Robin Crawford
18 The Spiritual Component of Womenâ€™s Leadership Tabby Biddle
23 Powerful Tools to Love Yourself & Lead an Authentic Life Celia Ward-Wallace
27 The Ultimate Price of Success: Our Femininity Vanessa Halloum
The Reason the Power of Intention Isn’t Working for You
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30 The Entrepreneur Revolution Katie Day
33 The Reason the Power of Intention Isn’t Working for You Jessica Patterson
37 How to Skyrocket the Effectiveness of Your Intentions Stephanie Owens
41 Communicating With Your Inner Voice to Set Your Deepest Intentions Reena Desai
50 What They Tried to Stop You Knowing About Meditation Edel O’Mahony
53 A Foodies Guide to Business Tina Dietz
56 Poetry to Inspire Jean Kay
57 Seven Ways to Prevent Relationship Slips Heather Paris
62 What’s happening on the Feminine Sould Radio Show 64 Ask Rev. Anne
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44 Feminine Soul of the Month Interview with Lisa Mininni
Letter from the Editor “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have
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In this issue of the Feminine Soul Magazine we dive deep into the Power of Intention by
Creating Your Reality, One Intention at a Time
looking at ways some of us are using it (page 8-9), why it may not be working for you the
Most of us have heard about the Power of
way you expected (page 33) as well as how to
Intention, but how many of us can actually
live an intentional work life (page 14).
say we use it on a daily basis? The exercise of setting intentions is not a “fluffy” concept to
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How Do You Use the
Power Of Intention In Your Life & Business? Tabby Biddle I meditate and chant every morning as a way to tune in to my soul’s voice. From there, I let my soul’s voice guide me in how I should best use my energy for the day. Rather than setting a specific intention from my “mind,” I let my inner guidance show me the way.
Edel O’Mahony Through understanding that everything exists in this very moment, the instantaneous expression of pure love.
I am creating my world by not holding on to control, rather allowing what Universe has in store to naturally flow throughout my life.
Jessica Patterson I have a morning mantra that goes like this: I am open to receive. The clients who are meant to work with me are already on my way.
Lisa Manyon Setting intentions is a way to clearly identify whatâ€™s important to me and to get what I really want out of life and business.
Robin Crawford Iâ€™ve come to appreciate the power of setting intentions in all areas of my life on a daily basis, not only when making big decisions but even when making small ones.
Stephanie Owens I make it a daily practice and watch for evidence that miracles are happening in my life.
Tina Dietz Combining vision with intention guides everything from my long term strategic planning to my daily actions like a string of beautiful pearls.
The Power of Setting
Business Intentions by Lisa Manyon
hen it comes to marketing online it is
expecting your website to do things you
important to be realistic about your
don’t really have a plan or strategy for or
efforts. It’s also important to NOT buy into
haven’t set clear intentions around. Often
the “get rich quick” schemes. All too often I
you need additional marketing efforts to
see people struggling because they haven’t
support your goals).
created a clear overall website strategy let alone an individual page strategy (Hint: both are crucial). Setting clear business marketing intentions based on integrity, values and building relationships is vital to your business success. If your website isn’t performing as you’d hoped, it could be because you’ve tried
to cut corners and do it yourself (not a
You need to have an online marketing
great idea unless you’re a stellar designer,
strategy in place first and foremost (this is
programmer and copywriter all rolled into
true for your website, individual programs,
one person). Even if you have strong skills
products and any offering you provide). It’s
in one or more of these areas, it’s always
important to remember that everything
a good idea to get outside perspective.
you create needs a marketing plan and
You might not be getting the results you’d
strategy to support that ONE offering (your
hoped for because you have unrealistic
offerings are offspring of your overall brand
website expectations (This means you are
and need their own identity and strategy). September 2013
You’ll also need solid design to support your strategy and intentions. If you’re missing pieces to the marketing puzzle you likely haven’t set clear intentions especially when it comes to online strategy. It’s also likely that you’ve followed cookie cutter approaches and that means…
You may be expecting your
free offer sequence, your follow up
website to do things it’s just not
strategy, web content and overall
capable of doing (the set it and
forget it approach and relying solely on automation is likely not working
• You may also be missing the KEY
ingredient to get your web visitors to
• You may not be getting the results
take action (when your web visitors aren’t opting in or aren’t taking
you’d hoped for because your
action once they sign up for your free
strategy isn’t clear (when was the
offer, your strategy is clearly broken
last time you reviewed your entire
and needs to be revisited ASAP)
Regardless of what’s happening with your website right now, chances are it’s time to review your content and strategy and set clear intentions.
In order to be successful online you must...
Have a clear plan, with clear
have a consistent and systematic
intentions, about what you really
— not cookie cutter– plan to entice
want your website to do (this means
visitors to come to your website).
you’ve looked at your overall site strategy and individual page strategy
• Have juicy, gooey content that
in-depth AND had an expert review
entices your web visitors to take
it with you).
action (this means you engage your
• Consistently work your plan to get visitors to your site (this means you
prospects when they get to your site so they want to become paying customers and clients).
Plus, you should review your content and
crucial to have a strong strategy, a solid
strategy at the very MINIMUM quarterly.
design that supports your brand and copy
Oh, you should also know that this doesn’t
that tells your story in a way that motivates
mean you have to completely redesign
action. If you’re still stuck, it might be time
your website. Often it only takes some
to invest in a business marketing expert to
subtle shifts to get results. However, it is
help you set clear intentions.
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Intentional Work Life by Robin Crawford
onsider an intention a personal power
sure you could add another hand full of
commitment wrapped in anticipation
phrases to this list. Notice that there isn’t a
single ounce of personal power reflected in
consider this in the context of your work
any of these responses. They all yell, “I’ve
surrendered,” which is the exact opposite
and sprinkled with courage.
of personal power. We spend about 60% or more of our awake hours preparing for, commuting to and from, and engaging in activities that involve expending mental or physical effort to attain some purpose or result work. For many, work has become part of the rote of daily living. You can witness this in the absence of joy, excitement, and satisfaction when observing the body
Living an intentional work life is stepping
language of someone discussing their work
fully into your power to imagine, choose,
or in the words they choose when talking
steer, and shape your work life - every
about their work. How many times, in
aspect of it - to reflect the best of who you
response to the question, “How’s work?”
are and what you value most.
have you said or heard, “I’m hanging in
there,” “Same ole, same ole,” “I could
Wrapped in anticipation means that
complain, but what good would it do?”
when you set an intention, you trust and
“I’m tired, but what choice do I have?” I’m
anticipate that what you intended or better
is on its way. Allow me to share a personal example. During my tenure as an undergraduate student, I decided that I was going to serve as an educator. My undergrad experience at my university of choice was so rich that I set an intention that not only was I going to teach, I was going to teach at THAT school. After setting that intention, I did my part – I stepped into inspired action and answered the
What, Why, Who, When, and Where. Then, I detached from the outcome, left
Finally, courage is the quality of mind or
the “how” to the Universe and anticipated
spirit that compels you to be bold, even if
the manifestation of my intention in a form
hesitantly so. You feel fear on both sides of a
that aligned with what I had imagined
situation – afraid to take that step forward,
or better. A couple of months prior to
but also afraid to stay where you are. So,
completing my graduate degree, I called
you engage your imagination, decide what
the Chair of my undergrad program and he
it is you really want and set the intention.
informed me that a teaching position was waiting for me. I knew it was going to be
What would a blueprint of a work life you
waiting, I didn’t fully understand how, but
love look like? Use your imagination and
I knew because my desire was to live an
move through the what, why, when, where
intentional work life.
and who questions as they relate to your job, career or business. You see, once you commit to living an intentional work life, drifting in a good enough or mediocre job, career or business is no longer acceptable.
Now, close your eyes and imagine living an intentional work life. Can you see it? Activate all of your senses. What does it sound like? Feel like? Smell like? Taste like? Fully engage in the process of setting intentions in all areas of your work life. Choose to live an intentional work life; youâ€™ll never regret it!
Robin Crawford addresses the gaps
extensive research, career advised
in our typical approach to entering
hundreds of students of all ages, and
the world of work and helps people
completed hundreds of interviews
be intentional in their work lives.
on the topic of work life satisfaction
Sheâ€™s spent more than two decades
and job structure. She has degrees
observing work life structures in a
in sociology; is a certified life coach;
variety of settings around the globe
and holds certifications and licenses in
in over 50 job titles across profit and
spiritual and human development.
nonprofit sectors. Sheâ€™s conducted
The Spiritual Component of W o m e n â€™s L e a d e r s h ip byTabby Biddle
How can more women come into leadership?
acebook COO Sheryl Sandberg argues
Work and the Will to Lead, offering that
that women need to own their power
we as women need to not only lean in,
and lean in more in conversations,
but we need to “push back” to create new
negotiations, and job promotions. Maria
laws and policies that support women
Shriver wrote a response to Sheryl’s
and a work/family balance. I’d like to add
recently published book, Lean In: Women,
another component to this conversation:
The spiritual component. We live in a world culture that is dominated by a masculine version of divinity. God the Father. Brahma. Allah. Buddha. Every major world religion has a “man” as the lead. Do we not think that this has an effect on how we see leadership and who we see as leaders?
Let’s look at it this way: If we see “God” only as male, being male and masculinity becomes more authoritative, powerful, and valued than being female and femininity. Being male and masculinity also becomes the standard by which we measure things. As a result, we (both women and men) devalue and ignore the feminine parts of ourselves.
Since we have been living a paradigm where
non-violent, earth-centered culture where
men and the masculine are the dominant
the goddess was considered the universal
power, and women and the feminine are
source, aka the Great Mother who gave
the under-class, it’s no wonder that so
birth to all things from her womb. “The
many women second-guess themselves
Goddess in all of her manifestations was
and their voice in the world.
a symbol of the unity of all life in Nature. Her power was in water and stone, in tomb and cave, in animals and birds, snakes and fish, hills, trees and flowers,” said the late scholar and archeologist Maria Gimbutas. This all changed in the fourth millennium B.C. when waves of Indo-European warriors descended upon the communities that followed the ways of the Goddess. They brought with them a belief in male gods and patriarchal leadership. Eventually, the
In my opinion, feminine spirituality is
Jewish religion was formed with a single
a critical ingredient to the next step in
male God as the spiritual authority. And
women’s leadership. In order for us to rise,
then of course from there, Christianity was
we need to reconnect with our natural
later born, with a male God in charge. The
spiritual authority. But what does this look
Goddess cultures were persecuted, their
temples and shrines destroyed, and the subjugation of women and suppression of
First I’d like to point out that archeologists
the feminine became the norm.
and scholars have found that Goddess
culture existed for 30,000 years before
It is this subjugation of the feminine
the patriarchy. Through the unearthing of
that I believe is the source of much of
goddess figurines, paintings, symbols and
the violence against women today. This
images, they discovered a long history of a
violence comes in so many forms including
rape, bride burning, stoning, domestic
feminine aspect of the Divine, honoring our
violence, genital mutilation, sex trafficking,
body, and honoring our intuitive knowing –
sex-selective abortion, forgoing medical
is a key step to more women coming into
treatment for girls, denying girls education,
leadership and bringing our world to a
the serious wage gap, … the list goes on.
place of balanced power.
I believe that until we as a world culture
Lest anyone think that I’m trying to get rid
acknowledge the divinity of the feminine
of the male God or the male aspect of the
and welcome back the Goddess into our
Divine, I’m not. If you worship a male God,
spiritual domain, we will be fighting an
I’m inviting you to simply consider the
uphill battle into leadership for a very long
feminine aspect of the Divine. Since our
time. Until we heal and repair this spiritual
default position for our concept of Divine
wound, we can do all the leaning in that we
Intelligence is male, imagine how things
want, but we are still going to be carrying
might look and feel a bit different if our
around self-doubt, insecurity, and asking
default position for Divine Intelligence was
ourselves: Do I really deserve to lead?
female. How about a balance?
What if Adam had been told
For me, living with a male God as the
that he was made from a
“lead” does not work anymore. I do not see
woman’s rib, was made to
myself in him, therefore I can never “be”
serve her, and was the cause
him. When the Goddess entered my life, I
for all suffering in the
became inspired. I could feel her. I could
world because he picked
see her. And I could see myself in her. Most
an apple off of a tree?
importantly, I could feel my potential as a leader like never before.
I’m not saying that every woman and man needs to turn to the Goddess in
I’m all for women leaning in, as Sheryl
their spiritual practice. What I am saying
suggests. I’m also for changing laws and
is that our acknowledgment of feminine
policies that honor women and a work/
spirituality – which includes honoring the
family balance, as Maria suggests. In
addition, I’m advocating for a global acknowledgment of the feminine aspect of the Divine. I believe there is a need for us as women to gather together and honor each other from a feminine perspective – through a feminine lens, with the Goddess as our inspiration. If we don’t give ourselves the chance to do this we will constantly be judging ourselves through a masculine lens, and so will the rest of society. Lean in. Push Back. And Remember the Goddess. When we reclaim our own divinity, we reclaim our wisdom, our power, our authority and our right to lead. Coming into leadership will no longer feel like a battle. It will feel like an expansion into who we already are.
This article w as first publishe d on The Huffingto n Post.
Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed, women’s leadership expert, writer, speaker and coach, is a well-known voice speaking out for the human rights and empowerment of women and girls. A recipient of a United Nations Foundation press fellowship, Tabby’s writing has been featured by The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, UN Dispatch, NPR, Current TV, among other national and international media. Tabby is the author of The Goddess Diaries blog and the director of the Los Angeles Goddess Collective, a community of women leaders and emerging leaders at the intersection of feminine spirituality, creative expression and socio-political change. Tabby’s work focuses on bringing more women into leadership positions via a feminine pathway. She earned her Master’s in Education from Bank Street College of Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Colby College. She resides in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, baby boy and kitten. Learn more at www.tabbybiddle.com
P o w er ful Tools to Lo ve Y o u r s e lf &
Lead an Authentic Life by Celia Ward-Wallace
eing a woman in modern society is
others and being selfless when, in reality,
challenging with all the social pressure
we are short-changing all of those around
and expectations on us to knock it out of
us. We are certainly able to accomplish a
the park in all aspects of our life. Society
lot, run our homes and work like machines,
socializes us with programs to believe we
but we are often resentful and angry, and
are supposed to be highly educated, highly
we take it out on those around us and
paid as a professional, be a “Stepford” wife,
ourselves. Then we beat ourselves down
a devoted and always available mother, a
some more, ashamed of our behavior,
housekeeper, cook, financial manager, sex
feeling like failures, unable to be perfect in
expert, healthy and in great shape—and all
all situations. We often spiral into negative
with a gentle, obedient and happy attitude.
self-talk being our biggest critic, lowering
Clearly this is an impossible standard to
our self-esteem even further. The reality
achieve. It is one of the reasons that we
is that this occurs because our actions are
often suffer with low self-esteem and feel
not coming from a place of our authentic
like we don’t really know who our authentic
self is. When you make the shift toward being It is one thing to be motivated toward any
authentic, you practice self-love and
of these goals from within; it is another
communicate with those around you about
to contort ourselves into a pretzel trying
your abilities and limitations. This relieves
to be what we think everyone around us
the self-imposed pressure to be perfect
wants us to be. We think we are helping
and frees you up to take on what you can
the uniting of the egg and sperm was your first and biggest accomplishment! The one sperm raced to the finish line and beat millions of other sperm to unite with the egg to come into existence. In that moment, you already had everything you needed to become a human being and thrive in this world. handle. Then you can practice patience
When we are born, unless we enter the
toward those you love and allow some
universe through trauma, most of us come
things to fall by the wayside.
into the world whole and happy. It is all the experiences and influences we receive along the way that start to break us down, until we no longer remember what it is like to feel complete within ourselves, and we start the journey of trying to capture those early childhood feelings of complete selfworth and our authentic self. One of the steps in learning to love yourself is understanding just how special and
It is helpful to remember that you donâ€™t have
unique you are. There is only ONE you. In
to strive so hard towards accomplishment,
the eternal universe, there has never been
you are perfect exactly where you are now,
and will never be another being that has
as you are now. When you were conceived,
your individual soul. You were created September 2013
with greatness instilled in you for a plan
It is helpful to remember that you donâ€™t have
of greatness in life. The only thing limiting
to strive so hard towards accomplishment,
reaching those depths of self-love and
you are perfect exactly where you are now,
outward love toward the world is you!
as you are now. When you were conceived,
Being your authentic self is the greatest
the uniting of the egg and sperm was your
gift of love you can give to yourself and the
first and biggest accomplishment! The
one sperm raced to the finish line and beat millions of other sperm to unite with
When you start to cut yourself down or
the egg to come into existence. In that
wallow in feelings of low self-esteem,
moment, you already had everything you
remind yourself that you are worthy just
needed to become a human being and
because you were born, and that the
thrive in this world.
special light of your being is perfect just the way it was created. There is now and
When we are born, unless we enter the
will ever be only one you in the eternal
universe through trauma, most of us come
universe, this is your authentic self! You
into the world whole and happy. It is all
are magnificent. You are worthy.
the experiences and influences we receive along the way that start to break us down, until we no longer remember what it is like to feel complete within ourselves, and we start the journey of trying to capture those early childhood feelings of complete selfworth and our authentic self. One of the steps in learning to love yourself is understanding just how special 25
and unique you are. There is only ONE you. In the eternal universe, there has never
Celia Ward-Wallace is a certified
been and will never be another being
life coach, keynote speaker and the
that has your individual soul. You were
author of “A Woman’s Guide to Having
created with greatness instilled in you for
it All, Life Lessons to Live By.” Celia
a plan of greatness in life. The only thing
thought she had the perfect life – until
limiting reaching those depths of self-love
she lost it all. Through her journey
and outward love toward the world is you!
back from rock bottom, she realized
Being your authentic self is the greatest
that a great life is not measured by
gift of love you can give to yourself and the
what you have but by who you are.
Celia Ward-Wallace is on a
mission to mobilize over 1,000,000
When you start to cut yourself down or
women with the tools to stand in their
wallow in feelings of low self-esteem,
power, live a life of contribution and
remind yourself that you are worthy just
manifest their greatness, through her
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movement of “Empowering Women
light of your being is perfect just the way it
Every Day” as well as through her
was created. There is now and will ever be
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and speeches. Celia is also the Vice
is your authentic self! You are magnificent.
President of the Certified Coaches
You are worthy.
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The Ultimate Price of Success:
Femininity by Vanessa Halloum
lthough the world of business has long
science classes that Harvard and Princeton
been seen as the world of men, more
did and the students graduated with a
and more women are entering it than ever
rigorous reputation attached to their
before. Historically, the highest position
degrees, finding employment in science
the average intelligent woman could hope
and engineering fields was a different feat.
to achieve was a job working as a secretary
Even when we could acquire the education
or assistant for a male boss with no hopes
to enter business and male-dominated
of promotions or being able to ascend the
fields, we would still often not be able to
professional ladder. Although there were
find a male boss who would hire us for
universities in the United States dedicated
anything other than a secretary.
purely to all-women education, many of them simply made girls more marriageable
Today, women make up more than half
to wealthy men instead of giving them
of the American workforce and more
better employment opportunities.
and more women are starting their own businesses that go on to become
In the United States, schools like Wellesley
successful. Many of us are joining already
College and Bryn Mawr College served to
thriving businesses and finding ourselves
give women the same education as their
reaching high positions due to our own
Ivy League brother schools did for men at
qualifications and merits. This is an exciting
the time. However, in spite of the equality
time for us!
in education, things were still challenging women.
However, this shift is not without its own
Although these all-women universities
set of challenges and limitations. Over
offered us the same rigorous math and
and over again, we see women who move
out of their feminine energy into a more
It also hurts their personal lives because
masculine energy to be successful. And,
women who operate in business from
as I’ve mentioned in other articles as well
a masculine place will often stay in that
as the Feminine Soul radio show, these
masculine energy when they go home,
women tend to take on the traits associated
go out with their friends, visit family, or
with the shadow side of masculinity
go out on dates instead of being able to
instead of taking on the admirable light
move back into their feminine energy
masculine traits. This damaging belief that
once they leave the office. Through my
success and femininity can’t go hand-in-
book, The 5 Feminine Power Virtues,
hand seeps into other aspects of women’s
and my coaching programs, I’ve made it
lives, limiting their ability to do business
my life’s mission to teach women how to
authentically and passionately.
be successful in business while staying loyal to their authentic feminine essence. Staying true to our femininity is one of the biggest challenges for women in business today and it’s one that we can overcome together through compassion, reflection, and collaboration.
Vanessa Halloum is is the author of the
entrepreneurs who have a mission and who
multi-award winning book “The 5 Feminine
find themselves challenged in getting their
Power Virtues” and the founder of the
message out into to the world because they
Feminine Soul Academy for Conscious
don’t know how to position themselves or
Entrepreneurs, Messenger and Thought
get in front of the right people. She helps
Leaders. She’s also the host of the Featured
them create a platform so they can reach
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Entrepreneur Revolution by Katie Day
his is, without doubt, one of the most
The person who walked past you yesterday
exciting times to be living and working.
on the street, the person in front of you
The 21st century millionaire looks very
in the queue to get your morning coffee
different to the millionaires of the past.
this morning could likely be one of today’s
No longer do you have to be male, from
entrepreneur millionaires – or on the way
the ‘right’ family, and running a multi
to becoming one.
national organization to be a millionaire.
And, guess what? They are not all men! Welcome to the entrepreneur revolution.
Because we were born to multi task
A ‘job for life’ has not existed for many
in our sleep, our default communication
years now, but most people are having a
style is one of collaboration and sharing,
hard time catching up with that fact. The
our natural characters are empowering and
portfolio career has come into its own.
inspiring, we automatically see the best
This revolution is perfectly positioned
in everyone, we know how to operate on
to tap into everything that women do
minimum sleep and maximum distraction
exceptionally well, quite naturally and
and still get the job done, and we have
unconsciously and without any stress.
creativity and vision coming out of our pores.
The Body Shop was devised over a cup of tea around the kitchen table, and look what happened with that idea! our bras on – it would be a disaster for all concerned if I took mine off! We no longer have to mimic male testosterone driven character traits to be successful. We can now embrace our fabulous female character traits with pride and know with every cell of our bodies that we will succeed, flourish and blossom as a result. By its very nature, the entrepreneur revolution is the perfect fit for the 21st century woman.
The woman who has
given up the ridiculous vision of previous generations of being super woman, rather the woman who knows what she wants, appreciates her value and power, is prepared to ask for what she needs, is able to stand in the centre of her own
We have the passion, the vision and the
magnificence without blame or guilt and
determination to make the most of this
has the ability to change the world whilst
entrepreneur climate, we are in control
changing nappies at the same time!
of how business will run in the future and we are responsible for creating the healthy
Welcome to our time! And it’s about time
future for the women coming up behind us
frankly! Enough with waiting in the wings
to step into.
for our curtain call, we can do our own calling thanks very much! However, we
No longer do we have to wait to be ‘seen’ as
can live our lives our way whilst keeping
being good at our jobs to get the promotion
and salary we deserve, as entrepreneurs we set our own salaries and always know we will be paid what we are worth. All businesses will benefit from female entrepreneurs as we create a catalyst for change wherever we go, we introduce the benefits of collaboration and inclusion that
Katie Day started her training and motivational
1989 with Carolyn Miller, a top Style Consultant in the United Kingdom, providing Personal Branding and
even the most established multi national
Image Management. She earned her
organizations cannot ignore.
training accreditation in 1995 with the Springboard Program, a self-
One of the tracks of my life is Sisters are
development course for women. Katie
doing it for themselves by Annie Lennox
took this program to the financial
and Aretha Franklin.
That song was
district of London, where she worked
released a couple of decades ago, but
with many women in that arena to
now we are really living the message, with passion, conviction and power. This is the time to step into the spotlight
present themselves with authority and gain respect, yet retain their uniqueness and femininity.
Katie has become a sought
of your magnificence and shine. The world
after speaker and trainer on womenâ€™s
development and leadership skills. She has appeared many times on National Radio both in the UK and the US, she has appeared on TV, and had articles featured in many business publications across the World. Her new book, The High-heeled Leader, Embrace Your Feminine Power in Life and Work, was published in September 2012 and is available via Balboa Press and on Amazon. Learn more at http://www.katieday.com
The Reason the Power of Intention
Isn’t Working for You by Jessica Patterson
on’t get me wrong, I believe in the
what intention you set, the universe is
power of intention and use it in my
going to be hard-pressed to deliver on your
business daily, starting my morning with
this mantra: “I am open to receive. The clients I am meant to work with are already on their way.” I call them in. But I used to experience cash-flow roller coasters in my businesses and self-sabotage cycles.
Although I was successful in
business, I couldn’t hold onto the financial abundance that I seemed to easily.
You see, intentions are POWERFUL and each intention has spiritual backing. But,
Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “You don’t attract
if you’re not ready to receive success (i.e.
what you want. You attract what you
deep down you feel unworthy, undeserving
of true joy, or thinking who am I to make that much?) you probably won’t be able to
I was attracting from the emotional and
hold onto it.
spiritual space that I was stuck in. When we aren’t willing to allow ourselves to receive
I know because this painful experience
the money success, media attention, or
happened to me. When starting my first
even an abundance of joy, then no matter
business, I set a goal to generate $25,000 33
in a 30 days and continue growing from
It wasn’t until I started studying my
there. I was the only sales person for my
relationship with money that I began to
company and it was a great challenge for
unravel this mystery. My money mindset
me. And after a couple of years, I finally
and belief about what I was capable and
got the marketing recipe down and did it! I
worthy of achieving didn’t support me
even surpassed my goal and I was on top of
being a woman who could generate those
the world—for oh, about 2 nanoseconds.
kinds of revenues consistently over time. I couldn’t receive that success. It didn’t
Suddenly I was a puddle of tears. I couldn’t
match what I thought about myself.
figure out why this was such an emotional moment. I couldn’t even feel joyful. From there, I completely “took myself out.” A plethora of excuses ensued. It took me an ENTIRE YEAR just to get even close to those kinds of revenues again!
Here are a few steps to start you on this journey:
Take time to see, hear and feel
what actualizing this intention
painful statements were either said
would be like. Ask, “What is
in hopes of protecting us or because
the down side if I call this forth?”
of the person’s own deep pain inside.
If we haven’t created what we say
we want, there is an underlying fear that keeps us right where we are— comfortably uncomfortable.
So often these
Realize it isn’t about you and that its’ NOT your legacy. Forgive yourself for believing
the misinformation about who you
Name the part of you that is unwilling to receive the intention you’ve set forth. Is
that part saying, “You’re not smart enough,” or “Girls shouldn’t want that,” or “You’ll never make that kind of money.”
Notice the positive intention for the person who taught you this (parents, siblings,
What is the new
legacy you wish to create for yourself?
Identify one action you’ll take in the next 24 hours. Affirmation is not enough.
Action is the glue that holds this new legacy in place.
Now you’re ready to receive AND put the full power of intention to work for you! 35
Coach, she combines her practical business
coaching and training company, The Soulful
& marketing wisdom with personal coaching
Solopreneur, Jessica is on a mission to
skills to help her clients achieve rapid money
save soul-inspired business women from
breakthroughs so they can Be on Purpose,
the Solopreneur Traps of being stressed
Leverage their Talents and Make more
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How to Skyrocket the
Effectiveness of Your Intentions by Stephanie Owens
indfully setting intentions is key to
Here’s the kicker…the intention itself isn’t
deliberately creating the life you
the biggest factor in what gets manifested
want and truly love. Did you know you’re
into your life. It’s how you’re FEELING that
already setting intentions even if you’re
determines the impact and effectiveness
not being deliberate? Well it’s true! We
of the intentions you set consciously. A
live in a “YES” universe. The Universe is
solid, powerful intention is only half of the
always saying “yes” to whatever intentions,
equation. Your intentions must match your
energy and vibrations you’re putting out
beliefs and feelings.
there whether you’re being choosey about it or not. This makes it even more crucial to consistently choose to be intentional about what you allow yourself to think, imagine, ponder and worry about.
If you state an intention that you want to make $1,000,000 or find your soul mate or lose 50 pounds, but you don’t believe it’s possible or that you’re unworthy of it, it won’t happen despite all your best 37
intentions. It’s what you BELIEVE and FEEL that determines what gets created in your life. So, now you might be thinking:
“That’s not cool! I’m feeling pretty bad right now…that’s why I want to set an intention for something better! What am I supposed to do with that?”
Gladly, there are three simple solutions to
The second “prequel” is to eliminate worry.
help elevate how you’re feeling so you can
Worry is one of the biggest enemies of
see the power of your intentions take hold.
great intentions and creating the feelings of
I call these “The Prequels” to setting your
peace, optimism and positive anticipation
that set the stage for your intentions to
Once you’ve learned these
tools, you’ll be able to put your powerful
intentions to work and see what you truly want most begin to show up in your life
Worry is wasted energy and emotion.
effortlessly and joyfully.
When confronted by a situation or decision that causes you to worry, don’t stew in it.
The first “prequel” tool is appreciation.
Worry is a verb, but it’s not action. It’s
Prior to setting an intention, list 3-5 things
easy to fall for the illusion that worrying
for which you are TRULY grateful. Write
is doing something. Worrying cons you
them down, along with your intentions
into thinking you’re taking action when
to help get you into a state of being that
really you’re just spinning your wheels and
feels in alignment with the intention you’re
blocking your intentions from becoming
about to set. Then you’ll be able to more
reality. When confronted with worry, use
easily step into imagining how great it
a tool I call “The Worry Wart Removal
would feel to achieve what your intentions
are set on.
This Solution has 4 Steps... Step 1 Consider worry a fork in the road. Step 2 Determine which path you’ll choose
(Action does not include worrying about it more by the way.)
by asking yourself one simple
Step 4 If no, surrender. Trust that whatever
question: “Is the outcome within
you need to manage the situation is
already on its way to you. Have faith
Step 3 If yes, take action. Do EVERYTHING
that you will be given the tools to cope no matter what.
you can to create a positive outcome.
The third “prequel” is to be specific. Specific
end of stating your intention, add: “Or
is terrific when it comes to setting powerful
something better.” This little phrase will
intentions. I used to shy away from being
amplify the power of your intentions.
specific in my intentions because I feared I would be limiting the potential outcome
Once you’ve mastered the Three Prequels
the Universe had in store for me. A wise
you’ll see amazing abundance pour into
friend shared an elegant solution to ensure
your life through the power of unobstructed
specificity without limitations.
Stephanie Owens is fiercely committed
people how to achieve not only success but
to guiding self-employed Superwomen with
deep personal satisfaction.
the support and tools they need to achieve
their ridiculously high expectations without
Procrastination Cure 30 Day Challenge and
working so hard.
author of a book entitled No Is The New YES!:
How to Say No, Set Better Boundaries and
A small business owner for over a
Stephanie is the creator of The
decade, Stephanie blends her experience
Reclaim Your Joy.
in the business world with a Masters in
Counseling. Whether coaching privately with
with her incredible husband and their two
clients or speaking to audiences, Stephanie
amazing teenagers near Seattle, WA
provides purpose-driven, high-performance
Stephanie lives a peaceful, happy life
Com mun icati ng With Y o u r In n e r V o ic e to Set Your D ee pe st In te nt io ns by Reena Desai
ommunication is such a big part of our life. We communicate in every
moment, though we might not be aware of it. Most of us are accustomed to think of communication as verbal. I know this is what I was taught through my education and upbringing. Even more so, this verbal communication was taught to be very
As women, our realm of communication
linear, rational and logical.
extends far beyond the logical, rational world that we are educated in. Our realm
My education and professional background
of communication lives in our bodies, in
is in the field of economics and politics; two
our emotions and feelings, in our womb
fields, which for the most part, are based
and heart. As women we are very sensitive
on communication devoid of emotions,
to our surroundings, often picking up the
love and authenticity.
emotions and feelings of others. This is a natural part of who we are, in built, if you
Communicating in ways that honored and
will, to the qualities of being a mother, a
expressed my inner world of emotions,
nurturer, a caretaker, a lover.
feelings, intuition and other sensitivities was not encouraged, and of course I am
It is a gift to be able to communicate
beyond the verbal realm, for it is in this
space that we are able to access much deeper knowing, wisdom and insight. This gift lies in our ability to access our inner life and go deeply into communication with ourselves to set intentions and manifest at different levels in our life; personally, emotionally and materially.
In my own journey and with many of the women I work with, we get stuck, confused, shy and silenced in our ability to communicate because we are not in tune with or honoring our inner world.
that prioritizes logic and rationality, we have internalized our own suppression of our feelings, emotions and natural This suppression leads to
confusion and doubt as to what we are actually feeling, which makes it difficult to make decisions and authentically e x p r e s s ourselves
So, a question, are you listening to or communicating with your inner voice? And when I say your inner voice, I am not talking about all those little voices that you pick up that are the thoughts of
Because we live in a masculine society
as women, have lost connection to our
world. Many of us
others. Itâ€™s also not the voice that arises from your personality, with certain preset judgments, opinions, learned ways of being. I am talking about the inner voice that comes when you go silent, when you tune in to your body, to your breath. The voice that arises when you get out of the mind and out of thought. It is completely contrary to all we have been taught, however it is exactly this communication that comes from the inner silence of our being, that is the most powerful and sacred communication we can have in life.
It is from this deep place of listening and receptivity that our greatest intentions can be set. Not the intentions that we “should” be setting but the ones that are truly in alignment with our feminine soul
Reena Desai is a spiritual mentor,
coach and visionary change agent. She works at the intersection of personal
When we begin to really listen to ourselves
and social transformation by growing
from our deepest truths and act on this in
the feminine voice as a force for love
every moment, this is when we open up to
and peace in the world.
the magic of being a woman, being alive
and a co-creator of life.
spirituality and embodiment practices
I leave you with a beautiful Rumi poem to
strategy to guide women in a deep
take in as you set your intentions.
process of connection to their soul’s mission and movement. She has led
“Stars burn bright all night.
campaigns at the local, national and
yourself and a spring will rise from the
international level, advocating for
dark your deepest thirst is for.”
economic justice and is currently helping feminine leaders to build their global movements.
She is a dancer and poet and
holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. www.reena-desai.com
Feminine Soul of the Month:
Lisa Mininni How have you used the Power of Intention in your life and business?
n a daily basis I use the Power of
Canfield’s, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and
Intention as part of my daily mindset
John Gray’s “Men Are From Mars, Women
system or routine. One specific example of
Are From Venus”.
the importance of the power of intention
was when I decided to become a Best
On a personal note, I use the power of
Selling Author. I set the intention and each
intention every day. However, the power
morning focused on it. Every day I took
of intention became center stage at a
action and it was amazing what happened.
particularly poignant time in my life 20
The exact people I needed came into my life.
years ago. I remember it well because I was
I launched my book and it became a best
diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma.
seller sitting right next to two prominent
At the time, I was only in my late 20’s
New York Times Best Selling Authors, Jack
and at the beginning of my career. It was September 2013
devastating news but it would also be a
intention. There is a delicate balance of
gift. I used the power of intention to focus
setting the intention, taking action, being
on health for a lifetime. And this past July,
in the moment, and letting go all wrapped
I celebrated 20 years of health.
Yet, when you discover the
flow of intention, that’s where the magic Interesting thing about the power of
Why did you start your business? Funny story… One cold December day, I
I placed my hands on the steering wheel
was driving down the freeway wondering
to see a shattered windshield, a softball-
if starting a business (and writing a book)
sized hole in the windshield, and a 4 ft 5
was the “right” decision.
lb semi-truck’s tire iron in the front seat of
months earlier, I had completed 18 years
my car. I navigated to the side of the road
in the Corporate world dismantling a
and eventually landed in a parking lot off
division where I worked as an Executive. I
the main freeway. I called the police and
was thinking back about what a successful
while waiting for them to arrive, I got out
corporate career I had as an executive
of the car to inspect the damage. There
navigating significant organizational change
was a 6 inch gash in the steel hood of my
through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures
car that, thankfully, changed the trajectory
and closures. Frequent promotions and
of the tire iron.
exceeding goals and expectations were frequent for me but starting a business
When each one of the three police officers
was an entirely different challenge.
came on scene that day, they said, lady, you’re on this earth for a reason. Just
At that moment I saw something pop up
moments before, I had been asking if
from the freeway and I instinctively crossed
starting a business (and writing a book)
my hands over my face and waited for what
was the right decision. I got the answer
I thought would be a painful moment. All
from three officers who said I must be on
of a sudden I heard a big whooshing sound
this earth for a reason.
and dinging going around in my front seat. 45
At that moment, I made a commitment:
For years, I showed people their natural
to make sure I utilized my best talents
wiring, and now it is part of an important
and learned all I could about marketing,
formula for The Entrepreneurial Edge
networking, and developing who I was
SystemTM that helps entrepreneurs get
as a person. But I didn’t want others to
their preferred clients faster and more
struggle like I had struggled with this new
efficiently than ever. We all have those
change. So I put my education and quality
tire iron experiences that wake us up, get
improvement background to work. I wrote
us stuck, or prevent us from seeing all of
down the steps I was going through,
the possibilities and reaching them. It took
solutions I found, and wrote Me, Myself,
many years, but I did what I do best: help
and Why? The Secrets to Navigating
people help themselves, connect seemingly
Change (which became a best seller).
disparate ideas, and create systems.
What are your best tips for a successful life and business? Entrepreneurs must learn to be in the
when you’re in the moment. Often times,
moment. Living in the moment is not a
the very thing you’ve been wishing for
goal or a destination. You’re already there.
arrives - all because you were present to
Something quite remarkable happens
How do you keep your sanity while running a successful business? How do you create life/work balance?
Keep it super simple. I create leverage
team. I also have a Business Blueprint that
through systems, automation, and a reliable
serves as my GPS to keep me on track.
Do you have a daily ritual that you can share with us? What do you do on a daily basis that helps you nurture yourself and/or build your business? There are 3 essentials to my morning. I nurture my mind, body, and spirit. When I get up I work out, eat, and review my mindset system. It is a series of prayerful meditation and it is often integrated into my workout.
So many people have great business ideas but don’t know how to get started. What advice would you give them? I would ask a couple of questions:
• What contribution do you want to make in your lifetime to the world?
• What do you want from life? What does
Many people go through life without asking these questions, yet, these very questions become the doorway to creating new possibilities.
that look like?
Lisa Mininni is known in over 11 countries,
like Marci Shimoff, and Subject Matter Experts
Lisa has become sought out as the
like Bob Burg.
strategic systems expert and is President of
year background in the world of organizational
has been featured on radio stations across
development as well as systems and quality
the United States and Canada. Her articles
improvement to show entrepreneurs and
on lead generation have been published
worldwide and on such notable and respected
monetize their mission and their message.
sites, such as The Huffington Post, Career
Lisa believes that when you are doing
Builder, and leading sales and marketing sites
work aligned with who you are, using your
like RainToday.com, achieving the Reader’s
unique talents…it’s not “work”! There is a
flow to every business - when you discover
She is the Best-Selling Author of Me,
your flow, you’re energized and you attract
Myself, and Why? The Secrets to Navigating
opportunities from expected and unexpected
Change and the host of The Navigating
sources…effortlessly. Having systems in place
Change Radio show with tens of thousands
simply makes it easy to bring in a consistent
of regular small business listeners around the
supply of pre-qualified prospects and turn
globe who tap into her guest experts including
them into clients up to 98% of the time.
New York Times Best Selling Authors, Randy
Connect with Lisa at:
Gage and Dr. Ivan Misner; thought Leaders,
As a strategist, she uses her strong 20-
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What They Tried to Stop You Knowing About
Meditation by Edel O’Mahony
hose who follow my work, know I am all
and uncertainty instilled, you have the perfect
about truth, knowledge and awareness.
conditions for control.
I cannot give time or attention to those delivering false perceptions of what we are
It hasn’t stopped there. The scaremongering
and why we are here, especially when they
and divergence continues to any practice of
are incongruent with their message and have
natural healing and medicine. Verified cures
not or do not live the ‘truth’ they speak of.
using the frequency of the body - Dr Royal Raymond Rife is a very powerful example of this, when in the 1920s he had verified trials of 100% cure rates of cancer, which were confiscated, trash and subsequently destroyed along with Rife himself. In fact any practice that would bring the public’s attention to the restorative power within them, has been constantly and deliberately undermined,
For millennia we have witnessed this
maligned and vilified as false.
misconception through religion, governments
and media in an attempt to keep populations
WHY? Why has so much time, effort and
dumbed down and distracted. Why would
energy been given to convincing the world
agents who are purportedly there acting for
populations that natural energy and healing
our well being do this? Plain and simply...
is a lie? The old adage ‘Tell a lie to conceal a
control. When knowledge is prevented, fear
lie’ springs to mind. In social conditioning the
public never gets to know real knowledge and
We have irrefutable evidence from such
truth, as knowledge is power!
eminent cellular biologists as Dr Bruce Lipton and brain doctors such as Dr Jill Bolte Taylor
Meditation has been termed over centuries
that our cells take their signal from our beliefs.
as a spiritual practice ( see again the â€˜labelâ€™ to divert attention). Deemed as a means of quiet
The electrical impulses caused in this process
contemplation and a way to connect with your
are our first remnants of a vision come into
inner being, your divinity if you will.
being. This happens in the frontal lobes of the brain, involved in movement, decision-
What they tried to stop you knowing is that
making, problem solving, and planning.
meditation is the creation process. Again through electrical impulses, the belief process is sent to your thalamus, a mass of grey matter cells that relay sensory signals to and from the spinal cord and the cerebrum, a reality processor. It is the thalamus that dictates to the brain what it thinks is going on in the external world, so creates the by product of thought. Now we have the scientific verification of what processes happen when you meditate
From the thalamus there are different areas
and how this is creating your reality.
of the brain that can get fed the information. Firstly it could send the electrical impulse
The science of meditation
thought to the occipital lobes, positioned at
Let me now run through the science of
the main centres for visual processing. So this
meditation with you, bearing in mind I am not
is where you can visualise what it is you desire
defined as a scientist, however I personally,
to bring into the external world.
the back region of the cerebral cortex and are
consciously apply this information in my own meditation creation with staggering results.
These impulses are then sent to your parietal lobes (either directly from your thalamus 51
or via the occipital lobes), here is the most crucial element of the whole process. It is in the parietal lobe that an artificial construction of who you are is created. Your belief and thought come together here and create – the projected perception of your reality, in your external world.
is a Spiritual
Scientist, her consultation and advisory
When you allow meditation to become your
services bring truth, knowledge and
way of life, where you spend 30 – 40 minutes
awareness, creating the practical
a day in connection and meditation, create
processes of harnessing the scientific
commands for new beliefs, this creates new
field of Epigenetics.
neural networks forming in the brain;you
begin to consciously create the new projection
to wake up and move out of reacting
of your perception of reality. This projection
within the fear based conditioning, to
becomes very real through the transmutation
becoming the observer, through all
of energy in experiences and opportunities in
their life experiences and contrasts.
your external environment.
Bringing ‘Where Science and Magic
Edel’s work is to guide others,
You have always held the power to create
your reality. This has however been kept from
articles and interviews have reached
your knowledge and perception to keep you
an audience of over 25 million people
dumbed down and controlled.
and her meditation programme has
been termed as ‘life changing’.
Now you know the secret...what are you going to do with it?
Published Author, Radio host, founder of ‘Path of the Peaceful. www.edelomahony.com
A Foodies Guide to B u si n es s byTina Dietz
love food. Some of you may have heard
and texture that make for great cuisine.
me in the past refer to myself as a “Italian
Cooking, aside from producing delicious
Grandmother In Training,” and I ain’t
results, comes with a few metaphors that
kidding. This maven loves slow food, great
make great business advice. Here, have a
conversation, and the complexity of taste
1. Call in Your Sous Chef: There are always going to be things
Make sure you call upon others early
that will get done better if they’re
enough in the game to allow the task
done by someone else. It may be
to be completed. This can be a learning
because you don’t have the expertise
curve for you in terms of being able
that’s called for, or it may be that a great
to let go and effective communication
assistant handling the minor tasks will
and management, but the results are
free you up to do what you do best.
worth the simmering time.
2. Prep Ever ything Before Cooking: Food and business both go fast, so it is always a good plan to have
time and you can experiment with the spices, or try substituting
a recipe (5 Year Strategic
one ingredient for another on
Vision Plan), and to prep
the fly. All that’s left for you
ingredients and tools before
to handle is the unexpected
you start. Rarely do things
turns, which will need your
go exactly like you planned, but if you have a plan, you know what you’re doing the majority of the
full attention anyhow. When you have a well crafted recipe, you can experiment more effectively.
3. Slice Things Small: When you cut your ingredients to a
the project time more effectively.
small size, everything cooks quickly.
Slicing and dicing takes skill, so
In the same way, taking the time to
practice and you’ll be julienning your
divide up the tasks you are trying to
next marketing campaign or product
accomplish into small, actionable steps
launch with the flair of Julia Child.
gives you an opportunity to manage
4. Cook Ingredients in the Right Order:
If you just throw everything into the
do brilliantly, and do yourself the
pan at the same time, you’re asking
same favor. Some projects require a
for food that is not going to taste very
long roasting time, others are a quick
good. Give your outside resources or
sauté. Taste your “dishes” frequently
team enough time to do what they
and adjust as you go.
5. Don’t Over-Cook: Perfectionism leads to paralysis. The problem is that if you wait too long, you’ll ruin everything. There’s a fine line between “golden
delicious” and “burned to a crisp.” Sometimes striving for perfection just ends up with something too tough for your
customers to chew and swallow. Knowing this you can temper your
with the need to get the plates on the table and your guests, that is, your customers, served. You might discover that, like a juicy steak, a little underdone might just be better.
Tina Dietz MS, NCC is an international
solo entrepreneurs to the corporate level,
business development maven and the
and she speaks to groups from 20-2,000
inventor of the Success Funnel System™.
on how to break through the barriers that
With a mission to ignite 10,000 Thriving
keep you from achieving success, optimal
Businesses, Tina has coached and consulted
performance, and leadership in business and
with clients in more than 20 industries from
life. Connect with Tina at http://www.thisistinadietz.com
Have Faith Everything’s working according to plan but the plan is not always ours. We can worry about the outcome but worry wastes precious hours. A good idea has all that it needs to prosper and to grow. If we put our intentions to work for us momentum continues to flow. Doors may close along our way but what we need to know is that they close behind us, and they’re meant to - so we can grow. We may want results much quicker than the way they tend to appear. Results unfold when the time is right, when our pathway has become clear.
Jean Kay is a prolific poet who has written a poem every morning for over fifteen years. Her book Morning Light, a collection of inspirational poems for use in daily life, is available on Amazon.
Jean is a regular contributor
to newsletters and is published in several anthologies. She also creates
What’s important to remember is we need to stay on track, not be tempted to detour, and never try to go back.
commissioned poems for birthdays,
We are not who we were yesterday, nor yet who we’ll be tomorrow. Now is the only time we have, let’s live it with joy not sorrow.
of the Canadian Authors Association
Life is a constant process of change, that’s what life is all about. When we pursue intentions with confidence, faith eliminates all our doubt.
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weddings, anniversaries, memorials, etc.
Jean is a professional member
– Vancouver Branch, and holds active memberships in The Ontario Poetry Society and World Poetry Association. http://www.poetrytoinspire.com
Ways to Prevent Relationship Slips by Heather Paris
elationships don’t just fall apart, they slowly slip away. People get
“comfortable” and start to take
These little things add up and turn into big things that can damage or kill a relationship. They don’t happen
one another for granted. You
instantly, they happen slowly
start to run out the door
over time. You can reverse
without kissing good-bye,
the damage and get your
or you go to bed at different
relationship back in time!
times, or you stop saying “I love you,” or you start to give more of
Here are some “little” things that make a BIG difference.
your time and attention to someone or something else outside of the relationship. 57
Always say I love you, at least
better! They might already know you love
once per day, but more is
them... but they NEED to hear it!
Take a moment to text/email/ facebook
need to know that you are important to
them. There are enough ways to get a hold
instant message/post it note/
of someone today, use them to make them
or call and let them know you
were thinking about them. They
Share intimate moments either
good chemicals that your body releases
kissing, hugging, snuggling,
during intimate moments to create a bond.
touching, holding hands or
Don’t let a day go by without physical touch
making love. You need the feel
of some sort!
Make time to talk about your
didn’t show up for work, or the tractor that
day... every day. You start to
wouldn’t start and you tell him about the
disconnect when you don’t
weird lady at the nail salon or the funny tie
know what is going on in
your co-worker wore. Whatever your day
each others worlds while you
holds, share it with one another so they
are apart. Smile and listen to him
feel connected to you each day. Let them
talk all about the mechanic that
into your world.
Eat together. Sharing meals together
enjoy, sit and savor a meal
is a great way to re-connect after a
without television, and just
long day. Make something you both
Give compliments and thanks. Don’t let
things go.... even the small
a day go by without saying something
things! How great would you
complimentary. “You look great today,” or
feel if you knew someone
“Thank you for picking up bread on your
greatly appreciated all that
way home, I really appreciate that because
I didn’t have time to stop.” Don’t let these
Always be honest. Trust is much easier to
come first... always. Friends
keep than it is to get back... so don’t risk
are wonderful but if you need
losing it. Be completely honest with your
real help in your relationship,
partner about everything. Speak kindly but
hire a professional and keep
honestly about the little things that bother
the friends out of it. Friends
you rather than letting them build up into
sometimes tend to hang on to
resentments. Talk to your partner about
what you have told them and hold
your relationship instead of to your friends.
a grudge whereas a professional is
It is OK to vent and get advice but make
detached and can give non-biased
sure your friends (and their advice) don’t
hurt your relationship. Your partner must
Even if it’s “not your fault” or you “don’t think he will even notice,” let go of your ego and try these steps today! Don’t get discouraged if it takes more than one day.... you slowly deconstructed your relationship, it will take TIME to put it back
Heather Paris is a certified Neuro-
together. If you implement these steps, he/
Linguistic Programmer (NLP,) Strategic
she will notice and will start to respond as
Interventionist and Marriage Educator.
Her entire life has been dedicated to improving the lives of others with
Don’t let the person you love slip away
compassion based approaches that
when it is easy to remind them how much
are centered in reality and real world
they mean to you. Enjoy a healthy, happy,
solutions. Heather maintains a popular
passionate relationship, and Live Inspired
blog (www.liveinspirednow.com) and
is in the final stages of her new book; Live Inspired Now... A Field Guide For Happiness which is due to release by the end of 2013. Heather and her husband Thad live in Upstate New York on a micro farm with the younger four of their six children, 3 goats, 3 dogs, 1 cat and many chickens. http://www.liveinspirednow.com/
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Everytime I think I’m ready to really step
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something bigger, something always seems to happen to stop me.
Dear Divine One:
Why is this happening?
I so love this question. Because not only do I
It’s your fear, your old programming, your old
see my clients go through this situation all the
beliefs. It’s your subconscious talking.
time, I have experienced it myself … multiple times. And you’re going to love the answer.
And it must be released or broken through in order for you to have what you want. It must
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Universe is conspiring against you.
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in faith, or the way will not be shown.
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The bottom line is this: Trust what you are given.
Then take action upon it. Because
You have been given a vision by the Divine. In
the stronger your faith, the quicker you will
addition, the way to create that vision is also
within and around you. But it is your faith
Now go get your Divine ON!
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