Do you suffer from choice related STRESS?

We live in extremely stressful times. Many of the stress factors are out of our control and are unavoidable. Yet, a great deal of stress is what I call chosen stress. Are you adding induced stress into your already stress filled life? Listen in and find out just what...
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Do you criticize yourself?

Do you criticize yourself? Do you hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else? Are you judgmental of your body and/or your actions? Take time today to appreciate yourself, body, mind and spirit. You are perfect, just the way you are. Remember that when we are...
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Achieve the willingness to embrace a situation or experience

Acceptance is having the willingness to embrace the fullness of a situation or experience. It is an inner realization that all is well, regardless of the outward impression. If we do not practice acceptance we will never know peace and serenity. Coaching can help and...
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We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present. ~Marianne Williamson


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. ~The Buddha

Always take time to listen to that quiet voice from within.


From The Book of Hours by Rilke, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”

Don’t force things today, let them flow from your heart.


Life isn’t about finding yourself.Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw
Dream, explore and discover.


Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. ~ Anonymous
Set high standards and begin with yourself.


It is fun to dream about the things we want to do such as, “Someday I will travel to all the places I dream of.” The art of wishing and dreaming is easy. What is not so easy is making the dreams a reality. To transform dreams into reality requires courage. Is it time?  ~Sherry Petro-Surdel


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.  ~Nelson Mandela
We all have fear at times, but do not let fear stop you from achieving your dreams.


Don’t believe everything you hear and do not believe everything you think. Listen with skepticism, ask questions and keep an open mind for learning. ~Kathy Horton


The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. ~John F. Kennedy


Intentional living is what you are doing when your whole being is all in. It just does not happen. It is created by you for you.  Is it time for you to live intentionally? ~Sherry Petro-Surdel


Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
– Swedish Proverb

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
– Winston Churchill
Choose faith over fear.


Think of all the things that routinely occupy your life, take up your time, use up your energy. What do you see? Is it time to release the things that are not bringing you joy? ~Sherry Petro-Surdel

The Best and Beautiful

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller
Open your heart to the beauty that surrounds you.


Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ~Marianne Williamson

Choose to be joyful today. Remember it is your choice.

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