California Women’s Conference Long Beach

I am so excited to be speaking at the biggest Women’s Conference of the year in California!  This is an event you won’t want to miss.  Grab your gal pals and come join all the fun!!!  And, because you are connected with me, you will receive a 10% discount on your tickets if you use this code:  FLINTOM

Check out the website and take a look at what is planned for the weekend.  It’s going to be an amazing and empowering few days. 

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The Will To WIN!

“The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel – these are the things that will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves.” – Vince Lombardi, Jr.

The Real You

Listen to the passion of your soul, set the wings of your spirit free; and let not a single song go unsung. – Sylvana Rossetti

Throughout my journey of helping women, I have found that the majority of women are so caught up in their busy lives they’ve forgotten who they truly, authentically are.  We as women are so identified with our roles and responsibilities… as mothers, wives, caretakers, career women, etc.  In living all these different roles, we can easily lose track of ourselves and oftentimes, forget who we are beyond the roles themselves.  If you think about it, most of us  even change our name when we get married, and in an instant our identity is changed in some form.  No wonder we lose our sense of self sometimes!  It can be quite confusing at times for sure.

So, stop… take a deep breath, think back, and ask yourself these simple questions –  Do you remember who you wanted to be? What you dreampt of becoming one day?  Are you that person? Are you living that dream? Remember what’s most important in your life… hold on to those long lost hopes and dreams.  Discover or rediscover your authentic identity and reclaim the woman you are in your soul, behind all the roles. That doesn’t mean giving up your roles and responsibilities – it  means reclaiming what is deep within you and embracing the meaning of your life – not  simply the meaning of life.

What makes your soul shine?  The time to answer that question is NOW!  You’re SO here… it’s time to live life to the ultimate! What are you waiting for?

This is Not the Life I Ordered

There are two ways of meeting dificulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them. – Phyllis Bottome, English writer

“This is Not the Life I Ordered”, is a wonderful book that began with four friends getting together for “kitchen table coaching sessions” to share the struggles that they were faced with on a daily basis. These women have been true “Heroes in Heels” to each other and other women as they helped one another nagivate through all the issues and challenges they each faced (which include one of them being shot and left for dead on a tarmac in South American, and two that lived through the death of their spouses). You will enjoy wonderful stories, quotes, wisdom, and practical advice.

These four ordinary women have faced extraordinary life challenges with grace and love. Because of their connection, love, and understanding – they helped one another thrive, rather than simply survive. I think as women, each of us has been at a place in our lives where we thought to ourselves, “THIS IS NOT THE LIFE I ORDERED!”

This book truly does give you what it promises: “50 Ways to keep your head above water when life keeps dragging you down.” What a great book to share with all the women in your life!

The Power of Acceptance

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong—because someday in life you will have been all of these.”
~ George Washington Carver

Ah, the power of acceptance! We can all contribute to the flow of love through the universe.  All our energies make a difference in this world, through even the smallest or grandest acts of love.

Skirt! is all about women…

I have recently become a “skirtsetter” on the fabulous website called Skirt!, a fast-growing community of women online that are incredibly loyal, thoughtful and fun.  An interactive magazine, it really feels like a second home, with tons of interesting blogs, essays, advice, special events, and a lot more.  I love blogging at Skirt.com because it is a real and active community, by women and for women.   Everything you want and need to know — work, play, parenting, creativity, health, wealth, bodies, and souls — is right there.  Skirt! is an attitude.

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Thanksgiving Each Day

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melodie Beattie

Thanksgiving feels like a magical time.  No matter who we are, where we are, we come together and celebrate the things for which we are thankful.  And we really do have much to celebrate.   Alas, that we could carry this feeling of plenty through all our days!  The thing is, we can.  After the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pies are zip locked and put away, we can make each day its own Thanksgiving.

How?  These are really tough times.  Being grateful doesn’t imply that everything in our lives is great.  However, being consciously aware of the blessings we have, appreciating what it is we do have, instead of what we don’t, can be a powerful energetic force, and ultimately, a source of joy in our lives.

Go on, open your heart.  Make each day its own Thanksgiving, and enjoy the prosperity in your own life.