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Coincidence is in the Eye of the Beholder

Don’t you just love “coincidence”?

The dictionary defines coincidence as “a chance occurrence of events, remarkable either for being simultaneous or for apparently being connected.” I define coincidence as an uncanny, inexplicable connection of two or more events, which make you say “Whoa, that is so cool!”  One of these occurred last week…

A close friend’s 92 year old Mom passed away. Although her passing was imminent, it certainly wasn’t expected just seconds after I told him “I feel she will pass when you are with her.” He was at her bedside and had called me just to say hi. The next thing we knew, she had taken her last breath.

I hopped in my car and drove to her home to say a final goodbye and give my friend a big hug. Afterwards, as I sat in the living room with his family, I became acutely aware of all the religious statues and rosary beads throughout the area. These items had always been there, yet they never seemed as prominent as they did at that moment.
“Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s a lot more religious stuff in the house?” I don’t think anyone answered me.

On my drive home, I was thinking about the whole “death thing.” I’m mystified with what happens after we pass on and I found myself having what I thought was a one-way conversation with Rosie, my friend’s Mom. I asked her the same question I would ask my kids when they were teenagers and would call to check in. (This may sound like three questions, but I always considered it just one): “Where are ya, what’re ya doin’, who are you with?”

My question “coincided” with a stop-go traffic situation at a one-lane bridge. I noticed the shiny new car in front of me and admired how clean and pretty it was… except for that unsightly dent in the right rear bumper. “Awwwww, what a shame on such a pretty new car,” I thought as the car pulled forward and waited its turn. I pulled forward and had a second glance. This time  I thought “Is that a dent? Or is it a decal of some sort?” They pulled up, then I pulled up and this time I thought “Am I hallucinating, or is that the Blessed Virgin Mary?!?!”

At this point, the new car took its turn and proceeded under the bridge. I had to wait my turn and hoped I could catch another glimpse to confirm what the heck that was! I sped through and turned the corner and caught up to that car, which turned into a development close to mine. I followed, hoping it would reach its destination and stop… which it finally did! I pulled up behind it and hopped out of my car to take this picture.

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Think of the timing ~ the combination of leaving the house at the exact moment I did, making or not making the lights to put me behind that car, the unavoidable slow down at the one-lane bridge, my eyes catching the glimpse of that bumper, the driver parking within a mile of the bridge…. all within moments of me posing my question to Rosie.

Some may say I “read too much into things,” but I choose to believe that this decal was not a coincidence, but rather a sign from Rosie. A sign that says “I may be gone, but I can hear you and I put this in your path to let you know.”

So that’s what I think.
What do you think?”

PS. I love this stuff!

 

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When the Student is Ready, the Teacher…Becomes the Student?

yodaYou’ve probably heard the saying “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” We could also say “When the student is ready, the coach appears.” But yesterday that statement was “When the student is ready, the coach appears… and becomes the student.” Let me explain…

One of my clients is making the transition from a 20+ year career as a psychotherapist, to becoming a certified “Tapping into Wealth” Coach. To introduce others to her services, Teri offers a complimentary “Money Map” session. The purpose of this session is to explain the five types of money we have and identify any blocks which may be preventing us from being more financially successful. Yesterday, I experienced this Money Map session with Teri.

I had three intentions when I volunteered for this:
1. To be supportive of my client’s new coaching business
2. To better understand the specifics of what she does, so I can be the best coach for her
3. To gain insight into her ideal client and possibly suggest referrals

What I did not intend, was to be totally amazed at what came up for me, in terms of blocks I didn’t even know I had around money. WOW!!!
I won’t even attempt to explain what this Money Map experience is like, but I will share this link which does explain it. And I will enthusiastically encourage you to schedule a session for yourself, while you’re there.

I expected to give help and support to a client yesterday. What I received was an eye-opening education and an intriguing new awareness about money and wealth. I love surprises like that!

A BIG thank you to Teri Bach for her knowledge and guidance. I hope you will take advantage of her complimentary Money Map sessions while they remain complimentary. (I wouldn’t be a good coach if I let her give it away forever :-) )

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Are you in the Habit of Being Happy?

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RN’s, Pharmacists, Psychologists and Nurse Educators can receive Continuing Medical Education credits for attending a seminar on The Habits of Happy People :-)

There is something validating, even empowering about having the medical community acknowledge the health benefits of positive thinking and being happy. The brochure on the left outlines the advantages to our overall well-being related to developing habits which make us HAPPY!

As a Registered Nurse turned personal coach, just seeing this brochure makes me happy. It adds credibility to my role as a teacher of the Law of Attraction. It confirms what I have known for many years, yet what many choose to debate~ that our thoughts and feelings have a profound effect on our results.

When you FEEL good, you attract good.
When you FEEL not-so-good, there are many things you can and should do to feel better.

The easiest and fastest way to improve even the worst day, is to be grateful for what you already have. Simply take a deep breath and focus on everything in your life that is awesome. If you’re really struggling, make a list; actually write those things down. You can start with your heart beating and your lungs breathing and your kidneys filtering and…. you get the idea!

What habits do you have that make you happy?
What habits can you begin to form?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts… right after I register for this seminar!

 

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Seth Godin WOWed Me Today

I love reading Seth Godin’s blog. His posts are smart, funny, interesting and succinct. And today’s post, entitled “Happy Wowday” inspired me to take action. (I love when that happens!)

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Want to Succeed? You’ve got to STOP TRYING!

yodaIf you want to succeed at something, you need to stop trying!

I realize this sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s actually great advice. Hear me out, before you decide I’m living in la-la land. :-)

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If You Don’t Want It, Don’t Say It!

I recently listened to a really great seminar on Prosperity and the teacher said something which I thought was simply brilliant.

“If you don’t want it, don’t say it.”

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I am Definitely Definite that I was NOT Definite!

outwitting-the-devil-book-coverWhat is the meaning of the word definite and why should we care? Dictionary.com defines definite as:

Clearly defined or determined;
not vague or general;
precise; exact. Continue reading

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What You Appreciate Appreciates

This was the beautiful scene I enjoyed on Friday

This was the beautiful scene I enjoyed on Friday

That’s a quote from the book E2 by Pam Grout. This week my master mind partners and I are doing the last experiment, which is called “The Fish & Loaves Principle.”  The hypothesis is that
if I change my outlook and make a concerted effort to look for goodness, beauty and abundance, it will show up in spades”. Continue reading

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Ask (or… just write it down) and It Is Given

We all know the phrase “Ask and it is given,” but this is a case of “Write it down and it is given.” I LOVE this story and I hope you will too! Continue reading

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The Simple Secret To Achieving Your Goal

I recently became aware of a simple secret about goal achieving and I’m excited to share it! Immediately after deciding on your goal:

  • Go out and LOOK for it!
  • EXPECT to find it!
  • HAVE FUN searching!
  • FANTASIZE about telling your friends you achieved it!

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