Does The Law Of Attraction Work?

I once had a job where I was getting paid the exact salary I had written down 6 months prior, when I had made a list of goals I was excited about.

It was a high number, but not an unreachable one. When I found my note 6 months later, I freaked out. What I had written down had come true! And I had reached this goal by working “part-time” – not adding hours.

 Also crazy: Two other items on my list became realities.

Did the “Law of Attraction” create my wishes? Yes and No.  

I do NOT believe that you can just think about what you want and the universe delivers. This is how some people describe the Law of Attraction.

BUT I do believe the “Law of Attraction” works WHEN you:

1. Are internally clear about who you TRULY are;
2. Have taken time to identify goals that EXCITE you; and 
3. Are crystal clear and SPECIFIC about those goals.

Exactly how did the Law of Attraction work in my situation? I’m not sure.

I’m super practical and I’m skeptical about many things.

In my situation, I followed the steps. Then I let it go. But I didn’t just sit on the couch either. 

In my experience, your desires are much harder to create if there is an energy of fear, scarcity, grasping, – or just “thinking” you deserve something. 

The MOST important step – getting internally clear about who you TRULY are – comes from an inner place where you are peaceful and grounded, and in touch with yourself and what makes you happy. 

I have seen magical opportunities appear that help my clients when they get clear about who they are, and when they are excited and specific about their goals.   

Getting internally aligned is what Martha Beck calls your “core of peace.” It is accessed through activities like meditation or journaling.

When you are internally aligned, magic happens. Synchronicities occur. People and things are attracted to you. 

I would love to hear what “magic lists” you are creating!!


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Relax To Help Heal


I had no idea how much tension I was carrying in my body until I started applying some of the mind-body coaching tools I have learned.  

Unlike animals, most of the busy women with whom I work have a hard time doing it.  

The simple act of being aware of tension in my body helped me relax in many ways. And, I believe, that awareness helped me heal or diminish some of my chronic ailments, such as back pain. 

When we are constantly in “flight-or-fight” mode, we release “stress-hormone” chemicals, like cortisol, into our bodies.

These chemicals can be helpful in preparing you for a stressful event.  

However, if we stay in chronic “stress mode,” this can lead to disease, according to Dr. Dean Ornish and other medical experts.  

Practicing relaxation techniques, according to Dr. Ornish, can increase blood flow to your heart and help your body access its natural healing abilities. 

Dr. Lissa Rankin, M.D., a best-selling author and expert on mind-body healing says:

  • Our bodies are self-healing organisms.  
  • Stressful thoughts hamper our ability to heal.
  • The body’s natural self-repair mechanisms only fully function when the nervous system is in relaxation response.

Instead of waiting for that vacation to relax, can you find a few minutes during your day to do nothing but sit and breathe? You can set a timer on your phone to remind yourself to do this. 

When you do this, notice if you are holding any tension in your shoulders or elsewhere in your body. 

If you are, just notice what you are thinking at that moment.

See if you can let go of one stressful thought – and then see how your body feels!



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Don’t Forget To Put YOU On Your Holiday Gift List

Are you doing or buying for everyone else except for YOU? 

As year-end approaches, it is easy to feel depleted and put ourselves last on the list.

There is an inverse relationship between resentment and self-care.

Often, when we are “doing” or buying for everyone else but ourselves, we can become resentful or angry. This is a normal human response.

While I have zero medical training, I believe that if we don’t resolve or express anger and resentment in healthy ways, it can show up in our bodies – whether through ailments or through our energy. 

The best way to avoid anger and resentment is to diminish or prevent it from happening in the first place. 

Regularly practicing radical self-care will help you do that.

Self-care includes rewarding yourself with gifts and treats – especially when you have a lot going on!

So this holiday season, give yourself a gift that lights you up. 

Your “gift” to yourself could be carving out time to connect with old friends, visiting an art museum or going dancing. It might be making sure that if your partner doesn’t get you that special gift you want, you just buy it for yourself!  

I’d love to hear about the “what-lights-you-up” gift you give yourself this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!  


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Kathy McCabe
Life Coach