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Season of reflection

An Amazing Year in Review

Published December 22, 2016 in Blog , The Woman I Love - 0 Comments

As I pause today, I reflect upon the incredible changes that have taken place in my life this year...And I smile. 

There are so many reasons to give thanks, to be grateful about and rejoice over.

This is the Christmas of my favorite times of year.  For me, it is not about the gifts exchanged, it simply seems to be a time for look back, and a time to look forward.

"Femininity is not lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes.

It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength."                                James E. Faust

The Woman I Love

This year, I wrote my book, which is the story of my life.  The writing of my story has been pivotal in all the many changes that have taken place.  Not that changes do not happen every year, but this year has been different.​   

Brené Brown (who I adore), summed it up in these words: "The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable. But our wholeness, even our wholeheartedness, actually depends on the integration of all of our experiences, including our faults."

Brené Brown also says "Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is one of the bravest thing we will EVER do."​

It has been the coming into myself.  The finally putting the past behind me and moving forward life in a way that I can be a part of the change I want to see in this world.

It all came to a head early in the spring this year as my dear friend Sue Ferreira (of​, and I experienced a true heart to heart conversation.  

I have long looked up to my friend Sue, and this was no exception.  As we talked and walked...and enjoyed a delightful feast of a breakfast at a little oceanfront cafe in LaJolla, CA, Sue asked me what was holding me back.  The best I could come up with is FEAR.  

I had known I was not living the fullness of who I am, because of my perception of not being good enough...not measuring up to being as good as, as smart as, as accomplished as my counterparts.  After all...I was told consistently as a child who was badly abused, that I was "stupid", "ugly" and "would never make it in the world."

You see, as I made my way away from my early childhood memories, and the subsequent trials as an adult, I made sure to surround myself with amazing people.  I guess I was sure they would rub off on me.

The odd thing is that ​they did...but I still compared myself to them...and felt that I could never measure up.  I was always "less than."  And those voices always rang through...

That pivotal day walking along the coastal walkways in one of my favorite places in the world with one of my favorite friends in the world...I made a decision.


Wow!!!  What transpired from there...was the the publishing of my book to International Best Seller.  It has been public speaking, starting coaching programs, incredible new friendships, connections and opportunities.​

There are HUGE plans for 2017!!!​

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source - a Sower of Dreams - just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

As I started to write this blog, I was going to name many people for the impact they have made in my life...but then you would still be reading a week from now...and yawning!

So in lieu of that...I created this little video because I wanted to acknowledge the changes this year has brought...the delight and the excitement I feel to be where I am right now in anticipation of 2017.

In short...part of my vision for manifestation for 2017:

To help women    STAND UP

                                        SPEAK UP

                                                                    COMMAND YOUR INNER POWER

                                              and most of all....FIND YOUR INNER TRUTH!​

What are you most grateful for now?

What are your plans for 2017?

Happy and Wonderful Holidays!​

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