Blog Archive 2016

Taking Stock
December 30, 2016
Taking StockAncient Romans named the month of January for Janus, their god of gates, doors and beginnings. Always pictured with two faces—one looking toward the future, the other back at the past—Janus is a fitting symbol for the turning of a new year. Click here to read more

Self-Care: The Love of Your Life IS YOU!
December 23, 2016
Self-Care: the Love of Your Life IS YOU!"Need someone to work extra days? Ask me. Someone who’ll clean up the place because we’ve scheduled an open house? Sure. I’ll even bring the cleaning supplies. Need someone to babysit your kids while you go away for a weekend? I’ll do it. Stay late? Cook extra? Loan money? Run an errand? Give up my bed, my book, my best outfit? You bet.” Click here to read more

Ten Actions That Say 'I Love You.'
December 16, 2016
Ten Actions That Say I Love YouThe saying, “Words are cheap, actions speak,” is never more true than when applied to the words “I love you.” Whether spoken to a romantic partner, your children or other family members, if the actions aren’t there to back up the loving words, the words mean nothing. Find ten possibilities to get you started. Click here to read more

How Music Soothes Stress
December 9, 2016
Blog post: How Music Soothes StressWhether you’re experiencing more persistent stress thanks to the holidays or just looking to enjoy the many health benefits of increased relaxation, music can play an important role. It has the power to engage the body, mind and spirit and carry you into a more relaxed state. Click here to read more

Top 10 Ways to Have the Best Holidays Ever
December 2, 2016
Top 10 Ways to Have the Best Holidays Ever
IT’S OFFICIAL: THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN! Dare we hope that this one will be truly magical? Not if we let ourselves get bogged down in overdoing, overwhelm and other all-too-familiar stress-inducing patterns. Find 10 ways to nurture, encourage and delight yourself—and others—this holiday season by choosing to fuel yourself with constructive core energy grounded in love and respect. Click here to read more

The Importance of Idle Time
November 25, 2016
The Importance of Idle TimeStephan Rechtschaffen says, “Each of us needs some time that is strictly and entirely our own and we should experience it daily.” It helps us see more clearly, hear more keenly, become more inspired and feel more alive. Click here to read more

Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?
November 18, 2016
Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?Your answers to this quiz will help reveal opportunities to restore greater comfort and joy for yourself this holiday season by nurturing, encouraging and delighting yourself in healthier, more constructive ways. You’re worth the effort! To access the quiz, click here.

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November 11, 2016 
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10 Ways to Sidestep Holiday Stress
November 4, 2016
10 Ways to Sidestep Holiday StressFrom Halloween through Super Bowl Sunday, the holidays provide a wealth of opportunities to practice self-compassion and equanimity OR make yourself and everyone you encounter KUH-RANG-KEE AND KUH-RAY-ZEE! The choice is yours. If you’d prefer a more humane and sane holiday season this year—one that you’ll actually ENJOY—find 10 ideas to help you live your intention. Click here to read more

Stop, Look and Listen
October 28, 2016
Stop, Look and ListenThough your body holds valuable information you need to function at your best, if you are like many, you have developed a habit of ignoring its messages and plowing ahead. The noise of competing external demands can become so overwhelming that you become deaf to the essential, subtler whispers from your body that something is amiss and merits attention. Click here to read more

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October 21, 2016
10/31/16 FREE Oprah and Deepak Meditation “Creating Peace from the Inside Out: The Power of Connection”A well-known Teacher once said, “I have so much to do today—if I hope to accomplish everything on my list I must meditate twice as long.” Most of us are more likely to say, “I have so much to do today, there’s no way I have time for meditation or anything else!” Click here to read more

Navigating the Holidays with Grace
October 14, 2016
Navigating the Holidays with GraceTake a big, deep, beautiful breath because the holidays will be here before you know it. For many, this time of year brings with it the joys—and challenges—of family gatherings, gift exchanges and other holiday festivities. With some extra planning and mindfulness, you can navigate the holidays with grace. Click here to read more

The Power of Poetry
October 7, 2016
The Power of Poetry
Poetry can be a powerful tool for helping you make lasting changes in your life. Language influences us deeply—what we think, say, read and write. Whether you call it poetry or journaling, putting your thoughts on paper and examining them, is a powerful first step in discerning your desires. Once you know what you want in any aspect of your life, you’re on the way to making your aspirations your reality. Click here to read more

The Liberation of Letting Go
September 30, 2016
The Liberation of Letting GoForgiveness is about detaching from inviting past events to continue to have any negative hold over you. When you detach from the self-destructive impact of shame and blame by embracing the constructive energy of forgiveness, you liberate and empower yourself instead. Click here to read more

To Everything There is a Season
September 23, 2016
To Everything There is a SeasonThe turning of the seasons can offer a haven of predictability in a world that can otherwise seem wildly unpredictable. By aligning our own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy with the prevailing energy of each season, we can infuse our lives with a greater sense of balance, harmony and flow. Click here to read more

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September 16, 2016
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Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Aspects of Peace
September 9, 2016
Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Aspects of Peaceby guest blogger Sam Red. At a microcosmic level, each and every aware individual can begin to assume greater responsibility for the state of the world by taking up the challenge of embodying the peace (microcosm) that he/she hopes to see mirrored in the world community (macrocosm). Click here to read more

Got Happiness?
September 2, 2016
Got Happiness?By trying new things and looking forward, without judgment or expectation, to what is to come, you too can be unreasonably happy in every moment. It’s up to you. Your perception is the grand architect of your reality. You always get to design your own experience by whatever you choose to think or feel about what’s going on. Choose your energy: change your life! Click here to read more

The Pursuit of Happiness
August 26, 2016
The Pursuit of HappinessThere’s a huge difference between chasing happiness and practicing happiness. When we chase after happiness, we’re coming from a perspective of lack—we don’t have the thing that we want. But when we practice happiness, we’re active participants in making ourselves even happier. Today we'll explore 10 key practices for practicing happiness from Bruce D. Schneider, author of "Energy Leadership." Click here to read more

Forgiving Yourself
August 19, 2016
Forgiving Yourself
If you read the previous post of the freedom found in forgiving others, you may have wondered why I didn’t mention the role and benefits of forgiving yourself for perceived errors and omissions as well. Self-forgiveness is an infinitely more difficult, involved and potentially rewarding process, so it merits its own dedicated post. Click here to read more
The Freedom of Forgiveness
August 13, 2016
The Freedom of ForgivenessThe primary dictionary definition of forgiveness is “to excuse for a fault or an offense; pardon.” The Energy Leadership perspective on forgiveness goes deeper—forgiveness involves releasing the self-destructive catabolic energy of judgment and blame so that you can move forward. The concepts of “wrong” or “right” fade as we recognize that whatever we are aren’t forgiving is imprisoning and holding us back. Click here to read more
Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?
August 5, 2016
Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?Button pushing is very personal because it’s ALL ABOUT YOU. How you react to others is fed by perceptive filters based on your chosen limiting beliefs, interpretations, assumptions and gremlins born of your conclusions concerning the sum total of your life experiences. There is no absolute reality, only the story you are telling yourself in your head about what’s happening, why and what it means. Click here to read more

Emotions as Messengers
July 22, 2016
Emotions as MessengersIn this series of posts...explored the power of learning to lead your own energy and the essential role of emotional intelligence in that process. Today, for a deeper dive into the role and nature of emotions, I’m sharing an excerpt on the importance of self-compassion found in chapter four of my own book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" Click here to read more

When Life Sends You Lemons
July 15, 2016
When Life Sends You LemonsWhile most of us would be quick to say we want less stress in our lives, what we really want is greater ability to respond with equanimity, creativity and optimism to whatever comes our way. It’s been said many times, the only control we have in life is how we respond. We may not be able to choose what happens to us, but we can choose our responses to the people and situations we encounter. Click here to read more

Do You Appreciate the True Human Resource?
July 8, 2016
Do You Appreciate the True Human Resource?In the past eight Energy Leadership blog posts, we’ve explored some of the key differences between catabolic and anabolic leaders. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how the two types of leaders treat and think about their human resources—the people who work with them and those who report to them.We hear the term Human Resources a lot and HR departments are found at companies large and small. But have you ever stopped to consider what the term really means? Click here to read more

Do You See Obstacles or Opportunities?
July 1, 2016
Do You See Obstacles or Opportunities?There’s an oft-told story that perfectly illustrates the next key distinction between anabolic and catabolic leaders. A shoe company once sent two salespeople to a region of Africa in which the company had never sold any shoes. The first was Tom, one of their most experienced senior sales reps. They expected big things of Tom. The other was an eager rookie named Cynthia. She didn’t have much experience, but she had a lot of enthusiasm. They figured she might be able to sell a few pair of shoes. Click here to read more

Are You Leading with Your Entire Brain?
June 24, 2016
Are You Leading with Your Entire BrainTime to explore another very interesting distinction between anabolic and catabolic leaders—the way each type of leader thinks. This is perhaps one of the most complicated, but essential, aspects of understanding the fundamental difference between the two types of leaders. Catabolic leaders use left brain analysis almost exclusively. This type of thinking is linear and rational. It’s the here to read more

Emotions at Work
June 17, 2016
Emotions at WorkOur comparison of anabolic and catabolic leaders continues with an exploration of how aware they are of their own and others’ emotions, how they express their emotions and how they manage them in the work environment. Anabolic leaders understand that emotions are important messengers and essential contributors to what it means to be human. As such, it’s neither practical nor useful to expect emotions to be here to read more

Are You a Pyromaniac or a Planner?
June 10, 2016
Are You a Pyromaniac or a PlannerThe comparison between anabolic and catabolic leaders continues with a look at how each approaches everyday circumstances. Much of the time, catabolic leaders operate in crisis mode—juggling multiple catastrophes and putting out fires because they wait until situations have veered way off track before addressing them. This reactivity leads to stress, lack of focus and a non-productive, frenzied here to read more

Respectfully Engaging Diverse Perspectives
June 3, 2016
Respectfully Engaging Diverse PerspectiveThis fourth of eight posts on the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders focuses on whether and how leaders assess themselves by examining how their actions and attitudes affect themselves, their results and the people around them. Catabolic leaders operate in their own little worlds. They rarely—if ever—stop to consider the larger consequences of what they are doing here to read more

Conveying Content and Context Collaboratively
May 27, 2016
Blog post: Conveying Content and Context CollaborativelyIn our exploration of the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders, so far we’ve determined that anabolic leaders “lead” and “participate,” while catabolic leaders “manage” and “delegate.” Let’s look at another aspect of leadership—how information is conveyed to others—to deepen and expand our understanding of the key differences between these two types of leaders and the here to read more

Do You Manage From a Pedestal or Lead by Example?
May 20, 2016
Do You Manage From a Pedestal or Lead by Example?
In the previous Energy Leadership™ blog post, we began an eight part exploration of the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders. The first distinction was that catabolic leaders MANAGE while anabolic leaders LEAD. In this post we explore the second difference: catabolic leaders DELEGATE while anabolic leaders PARTICIPATE...Click here to read more

Leading from Constructive Core Energy
May 17, 2016
Leading From Constructive Core EnergyGreat leaders from all walks of life inspire themselves and others to take constructive, life-changing action to create extraordinary, sustainable results. How well you lead depends on the nature of the energy with which you choose to fuel your thoughts, beliefs and actions. Catabolic or fear-based energy injures: it is destructive, draining and potentially very toxic to you and those around you. Click here to read more

The Energetic Spectrum of Choice
May 6, 2016

The Energetic Spectrum of ChoiceBefore diving into this week’s exploration of choice, let’s do a brief recap on energetic signatures. Catabolic and anabolic energy are present in every thought, belief, value, emotion, action and experience you are having and have ever had. You draw on each of these elements and experiences—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual—to choose the mindset with which you show up in any given moment. Click here to read more

How a 20-Minute Investment Can Change Your Life
April 29, 2016
How a 20 Minute Investment Can Change Your LifeAre you leading your life or living at the effect of everyone and everything that comes your way? The 20-minute Energy Leadership Index™ (ELI) online assessment described in Bruce D. Schneider’s insightful book "Energy Leadership" demonstrates how the thoughts, emotions and behaviors you choose are affecting the energy you live with and the experiences you create in each moment. Click here to read more

Catabolism or Anabolism: The Leader's Choice
April 22, 2016
Catabolism or Anabolism: The Leader’s Choice
Over the past seven posts, we’ve been exploring the nature of Energy Leadership™—a unique process of leading energy so it works for you rather than against you—as shared in Bruce D. Schneider’s life-changing book, Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core. By applying the principles of Energy Leadership, you can increase your ability to shift your own here to read more

Grappling with Your Gremlins
April 15, 2016
Grappling with Gremlins
In previous Energy Leadership™ posts, we’ve learned that the Big 4 energy blocks hold you back from living the life you desire by preventing you from making conscious, empowered choices. We’ve examined each of the first three blocks in some detail. To recap :Limiting beliefs are things you accept about your life—yourself, your world or the people in it—that limit you. Interpretations are conclusions you draw...Click here to read more

Checking Your Assumptions
April 8, 2016
Checking Your Assumptions
The Big 4 energy blocks keep you stuck and prevent you from achieving what you want in your life. We’ve already explored limiting beliefs and interpretations. Today, let’s look at the third energy block: assumptions. An assumption is a belief that is based on the premise that because something happened in the past, it is automatically going to happen again. Click here to read more

Challenging Your Interpretations
April 1, 2016
Challenging Your Interpretations
In the previous Energy Leadership™ blog post, we explored limiting beliefs, the first of the Big 4 energy blocks which prevent you from making conscious choices and reaching your potential. Time to examine the second block—interpretations. When you interpret, you create an opinion about a person, event, situation or experience. In essence, you create an explanation and then look for evidence to here to read more

Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs
March 25, 2016
Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs
In the previous Energy Leadership™ blog post, we discussed self-fate: choosing to have your past dominate your thought processes and thereby create your future. And that the key to escaping the prison of self-fate is to stop lugging around all of the energetic “baggage” from your past and instead make conscious choices in the present moment. Click here to read more

Fate, Free Will or Self-Fate: That is the Question
March 18, 2016
Fate, Free Will or Self-Fate: That is the Question
In the previous Energy Leadership™ blog post, we learned that self-mastery is about knowing who you are at your core and expressing that in all you say and do. When your thoughts and beliefs resonate at a constructive energetic frequency, you attract just what you need when you need it with little or no effort. So what holds us back from living the lives we desire? Click here to read more

Mastering Your Life
March 11, 2016
Mastering Your Life
In last week’s introductory post on Energy Leadership™, we began by considering the central constructs of Bruce D. Schneider’s book Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core. Your thoughts resonate at different energetic frequencies and form the lens through which you view your life, thereby creating your reality in each moment. Your capacity to choose your thoughts and energy mindfully—whatever your circumstances or companions—directly impacts your satisfaction in all areas of your life by shaping how you respond to the myriad opportunities and obstacles you perceive every day. Click here to read more

The Journey to Energy Leadership™
March 4, 2016
The Journey to Energy Leadership™
As a Board-Certified Professional Empowerment Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher and EFT/Tapping Practitioner, Energy Leadership™ concepts and Core Energy Coaching™ are at the heart of my coaching philosophy and approach. The central construct is that your thoughts resonate at different energetic frequencies and form the lens through which you view your here to read more

The Freedom Found in Forgiving Yourself
February 26, 2016
The Freedom Found in Forgiving Yourself
A friend forgives another friend for gossiping about her. A husband forgives a wife for lying to him about her intimate relationship with another man. A mother forgives the man who murdered her daughter. The human capacity to forgive even the deepest wrongs is awe-inspiring. For many people, forgiving others provides liberation from anger and grievance that leads to a richer and happier here to read more

Ten Ways to Love Fearlessly
February 19, 2016
Ten Ways to Love Fearlessly
Let’s face it, love can be messy and confusing. With its magnified highs and lows, love can be unpredictable and often not we expected—so much so that we might be tempted to cower in fear. But if we approach love with respect, curiosity, compassion and gratitude, relationships will thrive. Here are ten concrete tips to pave your way:Be yourself. If we want to be loved for who we truly are, why put on an here to read more

The Benefits of Loving Yourself Just as You Are
February 12, 2016
The Benefits of Loving Yourself Just as You Are
Mary thinks she’d be happy if she could just change her weight, her looks and her job. Sean believes that he’s an okay person except for certain personality traits, such as anxiety, impatience and his quick temper. Yolanda’s shelves are bulging with self-improvement books; she’s read them all but she still hates herself. Who among us doesn’t believe that with a little here to read more

Living and Loving from Gratitude
February 5, 2016
Living and Loving from Gratitude
Jennifer has recently been through a painful divorce and she’s not sleeping well. She’s having difficulties with her children, who blame her for the divorce. Her work life is rocky as well and sometimes she’s unsure if she’s in the right career. What she thinks: Yes, life is rough right now, but every life has difficult times. Really, I am so grateful to be alive, for my children, for my home, my good here to read more

The Land of Peace (Part 2 of 2)
January 29, 2016
by Guest Blogger, David Howard Spiritual Leader, Unity Spiritual Center Denver And now, the insightful conclusion to “The Land of Peace” So, the young prince entered his MIND, closed his eyes, and voila—with one thought he was transported. As he opened his eyes and looked around, he was a bit perplexed. He saw the same landscape, the same houses, and the same people. His surroundings appeared to be here to read more

The Prince of Peace (Part 1 of 2)
January 22, 2016
The Prince of Peace (Part 1 of 2)by Guest Blogger, David Howard, Spiritual Leader, Unity Spiritual Center Denver. While there is nothing magical about turning the page of a calendar from December to January, the beginning...Click here to read more

The Not-So-Good Opinions of Others.
January 15, 2016
The Not-So-Good Opinions of Others
A couple of weeks ago, I received from Hay House one of its ongoing insightful emails based on the lessons of ascended master teacher Wayne Dyer. Because I’ve immersed myself in so much of Wayne’s work through the years, I was ready to delete this email without opening it because I have so many to process when I wake up in the morning. By embracing the fear-fueled belief that I have too much...Click here to read more

Coping with Post-Holiday Blues
January 8, 2016
Coping with Post-Holiday Blues
A trail of brown needles leads out to the curb where the Christmas tree, once fragrant and green, lies wilted and dying. Unplugged are the brightly colored lights and, along with the treasured decorations, boxed up and stored away. Gone too, are family and friends. Where so recently nights were filled with gala social gatherings, the only thing left on many to-do lists is return gifts and mop up...Click here to read more

Top Ten Tips for a Fabulous New Year
January 1, 2016
Top Ten Tips for a Fabulous New Year
The best way to have a fulfilling, meaningful year is to LIVE ON PURPOSE, with authenticity, day by day, letting go of any disappointments, appreciating the good moments, one by one. Here are ten suggestions to help launch your HAPPY NEW YEAR...Click here to read more

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