We all have regrets over a chance not taken, that lost opportunity or the one that got away. Taking risks and making changes, especially big changes can be scary, but if you're more inclined to step back rather than step up to the challenge of something better, it may be time to address this unhealthy pattern once and for all.
The next time you're faced with the proverbial 'offer you can't refuse' or a relatively small risk with big potential, don't run away. Ask yourself, what's stopping me?
Chances are you're grappling with the same set of stumbling blocks and faulty beliefs over and over again. Faulty beliefs about who you are, what you're capable of and your ability to succeed. To learn more about what gets in the way of your potential and how to overcome it, check out my October 20th Newsletter, "Coulda - Shoulda - Woulda...Didn't!'
What have you got to lose?
Stop making the same mistakes over and over?
Set obtainable goals and actually achieve them?
Get out of your own way…finally!
The key to accomplishing this and more is right under your nose. Your inner-wisdom is an often overlooked and underutilized faculty that can help you live your best life.
Join me via Zoom for Living Your Wisdom: Simple Strategies for Achieving Your Goals and Dreams, where you'll learn how to access your inner-wisdom and use it to create a more fulfilling life.
You’ll leave this workshop with new insights and strategies for taking those all-important and sometimes daunting first steps from thinking...to DOING. Come with a specific goal to work on, something that’s been on your to-do list forever. Then be ready to take action and participate in lively discussion.
When: Tuesday September 9th at 7:00 – 9:00 PM CST
Where: Hosted by Infinity Foundation via Zoom
Registration: Easy-peasy! Click here. If you need help registering for my workshop, call Infinity Foundation at 847-831-8828 or email them at email@example.com and they will be happy to help you.
Want to start learning about inner wisdom before September 9th? Check this out!
You Hold the Key: Your Contemplative Guide to Unlocking Your Inner Wisdom by Anna Resnick
From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller
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Join me via Zoom for LIVING YOUR WISDOM: SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS AND DREAMS, where you'll learn how to access your inner-wisdom and use it to guide you toward your goals and dreams.
You’ll leave this workshop with new insights, perspectives and the tools you'll need to take those all-important steps from thinking...to DOING. Plus, you’ll have fun and get to hang out with kindred spirits. Don't miss it!
When: Tuesday June 15 AND Tuesday June 22 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM CST
Where: Hosted by New Trier Extension via Zoom
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Living Your Wisdom: Simple Strategies for Achieving Your Goals and Dreams"
Imagine finding a buried treasure right in your own back yard and all you have to do is unearth it. Your inner-wisdom is an often overlooked and underutilized faculty, yet it is a powerful tool that can help you create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. In this workshop you will learn:
What wisdom is, why it's so important and the role it plays in achieving your goals and dreams
How your 'story' prevents you from accessing your inner wisdom and living your best life.
How to reframe wisdom as a strategy that can be applied to everyday challenges.
How to set ‘SMART’ goals and design a plan of action using wisdom as your guide.
How to archive your inner wisdom, making it easily accessible for future reference.
We'll also explore Dr. Randy Pausch’s unique perspectives on wisdom and life lessons. You will leave this workshop with tools and strategies for taking those all-important and sometimes daunting first steps in the direction of your goals and dreams.
DON'T MISS IT!
When: Tuesday June 15 AND Tuesday June 22 AT 3:00 - 4:00 PM CST
Where: Hosted by New Trier Extension via Zoom
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Many women, who are now at midlife and beyond, were taught that angry feelings are not nice or ladylike. Expressing anger, was even less acceptable. But over the last several decades, attitudes have changed and more girls and women are encouraged to express their anger in a more direct and honest manner. That said, women still find anger challenging.
Let’s face it, anger can be a scary emotion. It can sneak up on you and explode when you least expect it. Some of us (not surprisingly women) are better at controlling it than others. If a woman is angry, she’s perceived as emotional, out of control or aggressive, whereas if a man is angry, it’s more acceptable.
Biologically, humans are hard-wired to feel and express anger as a way of ensuring our survival. We’re also hard-wired to control it, it just takes more effort. Bottom line, when it comes to expressing anger, there is no excuse for bad behavior, whether you are a man or a woman. We can do better and it just so happens, women usually do.
For women, the bigger challenge around anger is giving themselves permission to express it whereas for men, it’s around anger management. Women tend to be less at ease with their own anger. This is partly due to fear of how it may affect others. In the past, women didn't have as many role models for expressing anger in an assertive manner. They were expected to 'go along, to get along.' As a result, they tend to ignore or suppress their own anger.
For a woman, giving herself permission to be angry is about finding her voice. It’s about self-acceptance and self-respect. When a woman acknowledges her anger and expresses it in healthy and appropriate ways, she honors herself, builds self-esteem, improves communication and strengthens her relationships.
If you would like to learn more about how to be more comfortable with your own anger and express it with strength and confidence, check out my May 2021 newsletter, "The Trouble With Anger."
A Good Read:
"The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships," by Harriet Lerner
I coach women of all ages, but my specialty is coaching women at midlife and beyond.