50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Baby Boomer Women- Finally Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

Many of us in the Baby Boomer generation know what it is like to see life go by too quickly. We wish that we could just slow down time so that we could savor the moments. If you are a business owner like myself maybe you too wish that you didn’t have to work so many hours. Maybe you want to create a deeper meaning in your life and business so that your business is an extension of a life lived on purpose. And you also want to be feel financially abundant! You want to have your cake and eat it too. Our careers or businesses have been born and sometimes fizzled in lieu of something else. In the blink of an eye our babies have left the nest to start their lives anew. Loved ones have left us-some far too soon. Some of us have become Grandparents. Often our dreams have been usurped by responsibilities and duty. We wish we had more time and energy to revel in the nuances of everyday life instead of being pulled into the undertow of making a living. We wish that we had more time for our art or writing or spirituality or taking better care of our bodies or……..(fill in the blanks). Those  of us who worked hard to create a business or career that would support our family are beginning to want something more. We may love our businesses but we know that there is something missing…….something very important! We want ourselves back! We want to live our lives with intentionality! We want to start honoring the essence of who...

Transformational Coaching

I often get asked, “what do you mean by transformational coaching?” and I would like to try and explain it in a way that will help you understand the amazing benefits because transformational coaching is so profound that it changes the way we are wired and helps us to thrive in a way that is like no other! Transformational coaching starts with finding out what my client really wants and then helping her grow into the person who will achieve what she wants by transforming her way of “being” and sense of empowerment in the world. When I talk about empowerment it is not in an egoic way but more of a strong sense of knowing who she is, what she wants and owning her dream and vision for her life, in spite of her fears and limiting beliefs. “How does one become a butterfly”, she asked? “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” Trina Paulus When we feel empowered we are more resilient. We are better at handling situations that might have stopped us in the past and we believe that we can make our dreams come true. This belief is so important because if we don’t really believe that we can do something, we will resist it! Often times clients have a vague idea of the essence of what they want. They are frustrated with a job or relationship. They are not happy. They want to build their business without feeling overwhelmed. They want to feel financially secure or thriving. In order to really zero in on...

Rut Ro- Are You Stuck in a Rut?

Let’s face it- we all have been stuck in a rut at one time or another and although we often desperately want to get out of it, we somehow stop ourselves. We wallow in being stuck as if somehow that will get us unstuck. Maybe we complain endlessly about the job we are in or a relationship as we spin on the hamster wheel of futility. Rut ro! How do we get unstuck? There is another way if we have the courage to step outside of ourselves and see the forest for the trees. Sometimes we have to trick ourselves out of it, by reframing our thoughts. Sometimes we have to dig a little deeper. Often we have to ask ourselves some compelling questions. Here are some ways to get unstuck: Catch Yourself– when you find yourself complaining about what is, reframe that thought to what it is that you really want. From a law of attraction perspective, when you keep focusing on what you don’t want, you get more of that. Your thoughts give you more of whatever you focus on. Every time that you focus on what you don’t want, replace that thought with what you would really love instead. Ask yourself-what do I really want? What would I do if anything were possible? If you place your thoughts on what you want instead of what is you become vibrationally aligned with what you want and that is where the magic happens. This is how you attract thoughts, opportunities and people who will support you in what you want. Trust Your Inner wisdom-Your inner wisdom knows what...

Self Love is Great for Business

I truly believe that our business is a reflection of who we are from the inside out and if we are not feeling great about ourselves, on some level, it will hurt us personally as well as professionally. Our confidence and belief in ourselves is paramount to achieving our goals and this is where self love comes in because without self love, we will be a puppet to everyone else’s “stuff”, we will put ourselves last and we will “cave” when we need to be strong.-Marianne Cherico Let’s talk first about what self love is NOT. It is not egoic, narcissistic and mean spirited. On the contrary, self love comes from a place of being centered and connected to your heart. When body, mind and spirit are connected we make choices that are not only in tune with our divine inner wisdom, they are better for the world because we shine our light authentically. We give the world the best of us and the world reflects that back. It’s not your job to like me…it’s MINE! ~Byron Katie Self love is a way of caring more about what you think about you and less about what others think of you. When you love yourself enough, you realize that the way that others see you is skewed by their own false lens. The way that they see you is not reality. It is their reality and it truly has nothing to do with you-especially if it comes from a place of trying to control or is mean spirited! Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your...

A Holiday Musing from My Heart to Yours!!!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale As we are in the midst of the Holiday Season, we often get so caught up in all the things that we have to do that we lose the magic of the season. It is so easy to get caught up in finding the perfect gift, making sure that you will have fabulous home cooked meals and decorate your home to the hilt. And if that brings you joy-have at it! Just make sure that you are not bartering your joy by doing so much that you forget about being in the poignant moments-the ones that are simple-yet profound-the magical ones. When I think of the Holidays, I think of my Grandparents. They were and always will be such a huge part of the festivities. I remember sitting at the dining room table with my Grandmothers, all of us saturated in the smell of anisette while we laughed uncontrollably at silly family stories we never tired of. And although my Grandparents have passed-I still feel their spirit all around me and wish that I could hug them right now, as tears roll down my face, tears that hold my extreme gratitude and profound loss. I remember my beautiful Mother greeting us with her sparkling smile, donned in glitter, always making sure that our home was warm and lovely and filled with an abundance of food that was made with lots of love. She always went the extra mile. And I remember my adorable Dad giving anyone who would listen the...

Resistance and How We Sabotage Ourselves

I would like to talk about something that I have often been confused about when it comes to Law of Attraction and attracting what I really want on a conscious level. This little insight is truly a game changer and one that I have to constantly remind myself of. In order to manifest transformation it is so important to pay attention to your thoughts because your thoughts create your beliefs which become your reality. And you can be totally doing this-focusing on what you really want and still not get it because you are actually in some kind of resistance! The definition of resistance is- opposition to an attempt to bring repressed thoughts or feelings into consciousness. According to Law of Attraction principals “what you focus on expands” so if you want to create something in your life-you open your heart and visualize the thing that you want and focus on it as if it were happening now- your version of your reality. However when you do this and still don’t manifest what you want it is because subconsciously you have a competing intention and this competing intention trumps your goal. It is sort of like slamming the gas and brake pedal at the same time. The really tricky part is excavating where you are in resistance and then releasing that resistance because often you don’t know that you are subconsciously resisting. Here are some of the ways to recognize whether you are in resistance and the more empowered way to manifest: You simply feel lousy-maybe you feel angry, overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out sad, jealous, etc. These feelings have you vibrating at a low level and the universe responds...