Friday, January 15, 2010

Food for (money) thought...

"Your relationship with money is like any relationship: it needs to be tended like a garden."
Regina Leeds

What is your relationship like with money on this day?

What about the relationship you have with your home? Is it a nurturing sanctuary?

And what about the relationship you have with your work space? Does your set-up enhance your ability to do your best work or are you sabotaging yourself at every turn?

Spend a few minutes in honest communication with these aspects of your life this weekend. Let me know what improvements you put into place.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

What if....

... you blasted out of the New Year's starting gate with vigor and now find yourself embracing the eternal comfort of 'same old/same old.' Take heart: this is the human condition. Change is scary! Just remember that every midnight ushers in a fresh start. It is never too late to go after a more organized home, a well functioning office space or to have control over your finances.

The common denominators to achieve success are: dedication, determination and a willingness to expend good old fashioned elbow grease. Where do you want to be in life next year at this time? In order to get there, what are the step you have to take? Will the people in your life support you? Who are the voices of doom in your life? (We all have them.) Don't give them the power to hurt you.

It seems to me that love is at the heart of the matter. Do you love yourself enough to face your fears and give all you have to offer to the waiting world?

I came across a beautiful quote the other day. See if it inspires and touches you ...

Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition.
Florida Scott-Maxwell

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The start of a New Year and a New Decade!

The reality of a New Decade didn't hit me until I got to the New Year's Eve party I attended this year. It was quite a delight to consciously leave behind not only the personal, emotional wounds of the past year but also the big challenges of the decade. In reality marking time is a man made concept but still these inner releases are powerful. What did you leave behind at the stroke of midnight? Have you decided to be on time for all of your appointments? Will you be paying your bills when they are due and avoiding late fees? Can your children count on your help with homework? Will you create/update a file system? Or have you resolved to be healthier, slimmer and free of stress? What is the personal transformation you wish to embrace in 2010? Life without new direction produces the 'same old/same old.' Step out on a limb this year. Let go of the past in some way. Make a joyful noise. Take a step to offering the world the unique gift only you can contribute.

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June 2009, in China

June 2009, in China
At the Summer Palace outside Beijing

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I will always be grateful I grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  It was a rich atmosphere that introduced me to different races, creeds and professions.  It seemed that anything was possible if you were willing to work hard to achieve your goals.

I'm a yogi which means that my spiritual path is that of yoga principles that have been handed down for over 5000 years. Yoga is an ancient philosophy based on the Gita, the sutras of Patanjali and yes, the Bible. The postures are a key element as is meditation. We honor all paths.

I got my first dog when I was 6 years old after a full year of begging.  She was a collie and her name was Queenie.  As an adult I've had 2 golden retrievers.  A female named Miss Katie who came into my life when she was 3 months old and an ancient male golden who came to me when he was 15.  I'd like to have a Great Dane next but we'll see what the universe has in store.

I've been organizing clients for over 24 years and writing about it for over ten.