Finding Fulfillment

How to Clear Your Mind for Positive Change & Action!

I’m so delighted to have in my hand a copy of the new, wonderful book, Feng Shui Your Mind-- Four Easy Steps to Rapidly Transform Your Life by my friend and colleague, Jill Lebeau (co-authored by Maureen Raytis, LAC)!  In this book, Jill and Maureen take their backgrounds as spiritual psychotherapist and licensed acupuncturist and interweave a powerful picture of why you need to declutter your mind of unproductive thought patterns-- and how to do it.

     As they write, “It’s our thoughts-- not our things-- that generate our happiness and sustain our energy . . . We invite you to learn how to apply the wisdom of Feng Shui to your most powerful resource-- your mind . . . In our our minds, we can learn how to clean and clear the thoughts that don’t serve us.  This gives us the mental space and energy to choose our perception to attract our deepest desires with ease.”

     If you want to learn about how to make room for positive change in all areas of your life by personable stories, compelling exercises, and the lifelong wisdom of two master healers, you can read the book and take the journey.  Just go to www.FengShuiYourMind.com to order and for more information. 

     And share with others here on this blog--  Why would you like to Feng Shui your mind?

Career Change in Stockholm

I’m visiting in Stockholm this week where my elder goddaughter, Andrea, age 29, is living.  Last year, she made a momentous career decision that took her to this city to live and work.  Having just graduated with her master’s degree in architecture in the Swedish city of Gothenborg, she decided that the real work she wanted to do in her life was to be a doctor!  She did well on her medical exams and is now a student at the renowned Karolinska School of Medicine in Stockholm.

    Her decision amazed me at first, but when I considered the matter, I could see how well-suited she was for becoming a wonderful physician.  Both medicine and architecture, as she pointed out, require an understanding of the interaction of systems.  As a doctor, however, her focus would be on giving to and enhancing people’s lives.  For a person like she is, who truly loves to help people, medicine gives her a means to that kind of fulfillment at a professional level.  

     Though she would’ve made a fine architect, it’s very wonderful to see her blossoming as she follows the passion that is truly hers.  Though she regrets sometimes not having started studying medicine at age 20, she also feels that she brings valuable life experience to becoming a doctor with her other work, some years of travel, and lots of experience interacting with a wide range of people.

     The lesson-- It’s never to late to go for what really matters to you, with work, relationships, and creative goals!

     Are you considering a career change in your life?  What motivates you to this?  What holds you back?  What is a step you can take now to explore this possibility?

Opening Your Door to Self-Confidence

According to the latest research by the International Coach Federation (ICF), one of the major reasons people come for coaching is for issues around self-confidence. Of course, this is not what people say when they ask me about coaching. What they say is that they want to find a career that has meaning to them-- or a way to express their creativity-- or explore how to live more spaciously, with quality time for family, work, and self. 

     I've noticed, however, that at the bottom of most people's desires for change lie doubts and worries about whether they are ready or able enough to step into the more fulfilling life that they wish. "Do I have what it takes to do or be ___________?" "Can I be in my own power and be successful in my relationships and at work?" 

     As I see in my coaching work every day, when you begin to understand what is genuinely fulfilling to you and learn to make choices & take steps that guide you towards this fulfillment, your sense of personal power and confidence grows exponentially! 

     If any of you feel moved to respond to any of the following questions, I’d been delighted to hear what you’re thinking and feeling: 

What does your inner Doubter say about yourself or your abilities that get in your way of finding work or a lifestyle that you really want? 

What has helped you move away from your Doubter and move forward towards your professional or personal dream? 

What would be useful to you now in feeling confident about living a more fulfilled life?