Monthly Archives: February 2012

The “Secret Power” of Dogs

For years I have joked that in my next life, I want to be a dog; specifically one of MY dogs!  We are an animal-loving family and I think it would be pretty wonderful being one of our pets.  And this weekend, after dog-sitting my grandson, Brody for four days, I am more convinced than ever that dogs have it all figured out.  And by “it,” I mean life; the secret to it, the meaning of it and the formula for enjoying it….


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Filed under FEEL Good, Great Books, Personal Development

Allow Yourself To…. Allow Yourself

Another great quote from Abraham found it’s way into my inbox this morning:

When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-being. When you are yelling at somebody, you’re not. When you’re feeling insecure, you’re not. When you’re frustrated, you’re not.

Abraham’s teaching really centers around allowing as opposed to resisting the good that we want to come to us.  I think most people, including me, will proclaim I am allowing it!  I really want it, and I am allowing it.  Am I?  Really?  Well, let’s see… Continue reading


Filed under FEEL Good, Law of Attraction

I Don’t Know What To Write About, So I Will

In a previous post, I wrote about how starting this blog was THE best thing I did for my business in 2011.  More than half of the comments received, were people saying that reading that post inspired them to start one or resurrect one that had been neglected.  Yay! Continue reading


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Influence, The Go-Giver Way

You probably know I love, live and teach the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann.  This week I gained a keen insight into the implications of applying The Law of Influence, which says “your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.” Continue reading


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Think You’re A Positive Thinker? Think Again.

This week I started reading The Power, the follow-up book to The Secret, written by Rhonda Byrne.  This section, from early in the book, really got me (and has kept me) thinking:

“How do you know whether your thoughts are positive or negative?  Your thoughts are positive when they are thoughts of what you want and love!  And negative thoughts are thoughts of what you don’t want and don’t love.  It’s that simple and that easy.”

Not sure if I agree with the easy part, but it certainly is simple.  And, up until I read this next part, I saw myself high on the list of positive thinkers I know.

When you talk about any difficulties with money, a relationship, an illness, or even that the profits of your business are down, you are not talking about what you love.

When I read that, I began to think “Hold on there, Miss Think-You’re-So-Positive!  When is the last time you loved the new carpet you want to install in your living room?  Are you loving the house at the beach you’d like to buy?  And I’m pretty sure I haven’t heard you utter one, single word about loving those wrinkles on your face!”

Hmmmmmmm…. Maybe I’m not as positive as I thought I was.  Maybe I am spending more time than I realized thinking and talking about what I don’t love.  Or talking about what I will love once I have it, without actually loving it now.  Maybe I need to finish reading this book.

And maybe (and by “maybe” I mean “definitely!”) you can help me by sharing your thoughts.  When you have a problem, do you think about loving the solution, or do you spend too long not loving the difficulty?


Filed under Great Books, Law of Attraction, Thinking

A Dime For Your Thoughts

I recently completed training as a Prosperity Coach with the awesome Ellen Rogin.  Among other things, Ellen is a CPA who believes that prosperity is not just about earning and wisely investing money.  While those things are important, a positive, grateful mindset is essential to living a prosperous life. Continue reading


Filed under Gratitude, Law of Attraction, Perception, Thinking