A Thorough Look At Your Eating Plan – Kathleen Russell, CNC, HC

Being thorough with our nutrition intake has so many benefits for our wellbeing but it’s one of the hardest changes to make in our lives. We tend to make excuses as to why we can’t do it. Indeed it can be overwhelming to think about especially when our supermarkets are full of foods that tend not to be good for us. So were do we begin? Simple ways to be thorough First we must really become aware of the condition of our bodies. How are we functioning? What health difficulties do we deal with daily? How do I feel physically? Asking these questions can help us find the motivation to make changes. Once we decide to take some action in a direction of self-care we have a new connection with ourselves that is very real and very exciting. Like anything in our lives it is amazing how comforting it is… Continue reading

Lets Examine Our Nutrition Intake – By Kathleen Russell

I often wonder how self examination of my behaviors and patterns offered me any real directions in my life. I loved writing in a journal, reflecting and contemplating the mystery of this universe. When I was around the age of 6, I discovered behaviors that helped me get my own way. I pushed with all my might to get away with what I could. These learned behaviors developed and taken into juvenile years and through my 20’s, led to self deception….and I was the last to know. I searched out only what I wanted and the rest didn’t pertain to me. No real truth came my way long enough to stay awake. I went back to sleep. Staying unconscious kept the ball of confusion going. I was stuck in my rebellious nature. I lived without a care of consequence until I got caught red-handed….real fear! Self-empowerment is within, not out… Continue reading

Soup As Meditation – By Tsgoyna Tanzman

  When I don’t know what else to do I make chicken soup. I called a girlfriend I hadn’t spoken to in a couple of months.  “I have breast cancer,” she said. “This s a bump in the road. I’m having surgery next week. We’ll see what happens.” I hung up digesting the weight of that call. Next, I called my cousin. She just had surgery to avert worsening glaucoma, but her surgery provoked the very thing they hoped to avoid.  A surge of pressure now threatened to blind her. With love and prayers I hung up. I then called my daughter at college who was having an angsty moment of overwhelm and uncertainty. I listened as best I could, refraining (as best I could), from reframing her situation and coaching her. “I don’t want you to be a coach mom.” she said.  I offered love and support and hung up.… Continue reading

Surrender To Win – By Kathleen Russell

I will never forget the first time I heard the phrase Surrender to Win. It was shared at one of the 12 step meetings I attended in early recovery. It’s a very powerful statement….but what does it mean? I give up? I’m a loser? My life is just over? I am a failure? Instead of looking at everything that way, I had my very first spiritual awakening. My first real perspective shift, and the earth moved under my feet. I can win if I Surrender? In this admission I finally understood that it was ok to need and ask for help. Surrender has never come easy to me, by any means. However, once the admission came through this strong willed and deeply convicted mindset, a spark ignited, and my mind opened. Surrendering this white flag from self-righteousness to humility was my invitation to enter the world of the Spirit. But… Continue reading

Interview With Carolyn Elliott – Witch and Creator of Coaching Programs THRILL, a masterclass for writing on the web & INFLUENCE, a guide to practical magic

Carolyn Elliott is my latest mentor and probably the most bullshit free teacher I’ve ever had. She has taught me the essence of being fearless and thorough, which is spoken about often in the recovery world, but rarely have I seen it……until now. This exquisite woman doesn’t just sparkle, she sizzles. When I came across her coaching programs I just knew I wanted to learn what this lady was offering. She’s hugely successful, highly intelligent and insanely beautiful inside and out. I am completely obsessed with her and her philosophy on life…..in case you hadn’t noticed. Carolyn is the creator of THRILL: the masterclass on writing for the social web, building your business, and getting paid. She is also a Witch and a sought-after coach for magical people. She has a PhD in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of Awaken Your Genius:… Continue reading