Articles to Inspire

Clarity of Purpose

Clarity of purpose is the booster of our dreams.Without clarity we have only a vague wish, a foggy vision, a distant relationship with our desire.So many levels of our life require that we be clear, it seems fair to say that clarity is, like awareness, a mental attitude to cultivate on a daily basis. Clarity

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Gratitude: A Magic Wand

If I had only one tool to give you, I’d choose to share the practice of Gratitude.To frequently engage in feeling grateful is an amazing practice.Now, I am not talking about having a fleeting thought here and there, but about genuine immersion of oneself in the luxury of gut warming, heart opening, joy inducing Gratitude.The

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We are powerful creators

We live in an intelligent universe where everything is vibration. Energy.We are ourselves vibrational beings in this world, so indeed we interact with it.It’s not optional, we do it constantly. Most of us do it unaware.We are endlessly emitting vibrations; endlessly attracting.The universe organizes itself around us relatively.But I can choose what kind of thoughts

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Assuming Perfection

Unexpected things happen.(See my latest blog post about cracking my sternum bone on Christmas eve…)Sometimes they really are a far cry from what we wish, and it is tempting to judge what is happening as “bad” or unfortunate. Or simply untimely and annoying.Very tempting indeed, and socially normal.We spend a lot of time in our

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Beware of Self Talk

We are so used to our own inner chat that it is very easy to not notice what we actually tell ourselves on a daily basis.Unfortunately our inner voice is not always supportive of us, to say the least, and it is one of the most influential parameters in our ability to thrive or not.Very

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Attitude is Everything

It’s funny how when we forget that particular truth, Life itself finds very efficient ways to remind us!If we are practicing Awareness, it helps us put whatever happens in context and use it as feedback, so that when Life sends us a reminder, we do realize that it is only that: a reminder…We do have

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The Invisible Side of Growth

There is a very tricky stage in the process of deeply transforming one’s life and seeing tangible results that my mentor Mary Morrissey calls “the gap”.This is after a good while of faithfully applying and practicing new habits and new mind sets and advancing confidently in the direction of our dream most likely for months,

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WD40 for Relationships

There is a simple thing we can do that has the power to change any and all of our relationships for the better.A simple habit that makes everything easier: PRAISE.It is truly a game changer across the board, with our spouse, kids, friends, clients, co-workers, employees, employers, doctors, teachers, cashiers at the market, even the

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Savoring What is…

Sometimes we want something to happen and we work our tail off, we learn, we practice, we reach, we strive… and in a very anti climatic way, things appear to stay the same.It is very tempting to get frustrated and to start looking for what we do wrong, what we miss, what should be and

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Leadership Versus Authority

Recently I have been observing what I call “little power” at a local level; meanwhile I just completed my Toastmasters Competent Leadership manual, and nationwide we have been exposed daily to elections madness for a while…So I have been pondering…What is true leadership ?Something quite different from hierarchical power, actually.Today we still live in a

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Clarity: A Portal to Change

Unlike most of my posts and newsletters, this is an announcement! ^_^ I have been pondering about where and how I could be of service in a significant way, on demand, to people who don’t need a full coaching package but who feel momentarily hindered by confusion or doubt, about one single circumstance or issue

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The Growing Edge

No matter what one desires, wants or longs for, it will require to transform oneself in the process. It’s very simple really: what we are (our way of being) is a perfect fit to the results we are having. If we want a bigger life, we need to become bigger in ourselves.Longing for more is

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Mental Diet

Since our mental climate commands our energetic vibration which in return, bring about what we attract, it is of the utmost importance to rein in our wandering mind and keep it focused on thoughts that carry the highest frequency we can muster.Easy to understand. A simple practice that requires nothing else than our awareness and

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Partners in Believing

Anyone who significantly transformed their life will tell you: “normal” behavior, social context, family patterns, powerful mass media and common sense are not helping andthe pull of old habits is tremendous.And risky for the results.No matter how far we leap forward, it will most likely take a certain amount of time to reflect in our

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Expanding our palette

The Call for more If you are like me, you want to grow, expand and thrive in what you do. There is a call in you to become more… So, why do we find ourselves stuck sometimes, loosing momentum, and how can we get keep ourselves moving upward? How do we keep expanding our palette?

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The Techniques for Mastery

As far as I am concerned there are two essential components in a painting: the idea, feeling or concept the artist wants to transmit and the technique applied to convey it. Since I am self-taught, technique came about by trying and practicing and reading “how to” books and observing a couple of painters doing their

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Allowing the creative process is not procrastinating

In this time and age of light speed communication and hyper efficiency, it is easy to feel guilty about spending any period of time not producing any tangible results. Sure enough, leisure time, free time, is considered by most either a waste or a luxury. I consider time as my most precious asset in this

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Early Birds

Morning Blessings

Every day, when I wake up, no matter when or where in the wild wide world, and for almost a decade now, I give myself a celebratory moment of stillness. A moment for blessings. I want to open every day like a lover’s carefully chosen gift, to hold it first unopened, precious and sweet and

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Welcoming the unexpected

On Christmas eve I cracked my sternum bone while preparing a little feast for 3 people. Of course it was unexpected, and it was a circumstance I was not pleased about at first. I assessed the situation, aware that there was no need for emergency room and lots of added discomfort and anxiety, since the

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Light keepers

There is a seed of light deep inside at the core a kernel of pure joy always ready to grow and glow… Unadulterated and never extinguished, it is our privilege, our gift, our true essence. It has been here before and perfect it remains. A speck, a spark, a particle unfathomable me, one with the

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Thank Goodness…

November ! Shorter days and longer gatherings… Halloween is barely passed us with its sugar craze and playfulness; in Stinson Beach the whole town got together to create the most amazing Boardwalk event with fortune teller, fog machines, scary shaky boardwalk and much more spooky fun stuff! I am not much for heavy lifting but

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Enjoying the view

A few days ago I woke up with the familiar urge to go see the world. I planned to take pictures, but really what mattered was to get on the road… Not getting something done, not going somewhere for business, not even be sure of how far I’d drive and how long it would take.

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Small doings

Sometimes we make big steps, we even take leaps toward our dreams and it feels scary, wonderful, exciting… The rest of the time, we move in a smaller way. Small doings, daily steps, routine, we glide softly along, using the momentum of previous bold moves, or simply walking calmly without any sense of urgency. If

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Mindful business

In business there is busyness… Any small business owner knows how easy it is to get buried in multitasking up to your eyeballs planning, networking, formatting, holding a space open, driving around for errands, emailing, fixing problems, shipping items, answering clients, etc…until the day becomes a hazy succession of to dos scrambling your brain and

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