Take The Challenge To Create!Β πŸ˜„

It is easy to complain about what you don’t like: Your job, another person or the weather.

It is much harder to take responsibility and create change.    

But when we channel the energy we might otherwise use to complain into definable action, our joy automatically increases.  

Here are some examples of clients who changed their complaints into actions:

  • Sienna hired a driver to help with nightly carpools, instead of complaining about how her energy and joy was being sucked away by the non-stop shuttling of her 4 kids.
  • Carol made a concrete plan to be living in a warmer climate within 5 years instead of whining about Chicago weather.
  • Jenni decided to start networking with those working in another industry to explore opportunities instead of complaining about her miserable job. 

All these women are happier because, even though their problems are not completely solved, they took action to change what they were not happy about.  

If you want to increase your joy – take my 7-Day Challenge, starting Monday July 22!

The instructions are simple: Every time you want to complain, stop yourself.

See if there is one action you can take to make a change! 

Join my private Facebook Group HERE to start the challenge and get inspired!!!

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Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life and Business Coach

What Would Your Best🌟 Self Do?

Do you ever struggle with a decision about what to do in a certain situation? Your mind might be murky and flooded with thoughts like:   

  • “You should do this – no, you should do that.” 
  • “These are the pros, and these are the cons.”
  • “I don’t know what the right decision is!” 

You want to make the “right” decision, but because the situation is not “black-and-white,” you aren’t sure what to do?

Try asking what your best – or higher – self would do!

Like many of us at times, I can feel confused, petty, whiny or fearful about something when making a decision that has no single right answer.   

However, if I take time to ask: What would “the best version of me,” or “my higher self” do in this situation, I often am able to quickly decide.  

To figure out what your “best self” would do, it can help to connect to God, Buddha or the Universe or Yoda πŸ˜Šβ€“ whether that is through prayer, meditation or journaling. This can often help us make a decision that aligns with our true values. 

Stop being confused. Your “best self” knows the answer!

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Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life & Business Coach

P.S. — If you want some help in listening to your “best self” for all that you do, schedule a discovery call HERE to see how coaching can help you do that!

P.P.S. — My Ultimate Wellness Costa Rican Retreat is almost full! Check out the details HERE

Why Being Sad Can Be So Good For You

Have you ever wanted to not feel a negative emotion, like sadness or anger?   

I certainly have!

Just this past weekend, I learned, again, what happens when I am not completely authentic with my emotions.   

I was completing master-coach training with Martha Beck. The training was capped off with an amazing retreat at a gorgeous horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

One exercise I was asked to complete involved standing near a horse in a round pen – a horse I had never met. Before entering the pen, I was instructed to think about a clear intention with the horse.   

My intention was to “connect and play” with him. 

When I entered the pen, I petted the horse, walked near and far from him, and I tried to coax movement.

The horse wouldn’t budge.

When the facilitator started asking me questions about other things happening in my life, including a situation with one of my kids, I burst into tears. 

The horse immediately walked across the barn and came up to nuzzle me.

After connecting with the horse, I was able to easily direct the horse throughout the pen using my energy. 

It was a powerful moment. 

Horses are super-sensitive animals and know when you are not congruent with your feelings. 

While I had the intention to “connect and play” with the horse, it was almost impossible to create that intention while I was feeling very sad about a situation.   

Once I was authentic about how I was feeling – and not trying to force a different feeling – the horse complied. I was able to easily “connect and play” with him, which was my original intention. 

And you know what else happened? My sadness passed.

But the truth is, once we acknowledge all our feelings, the good and the “bad,” they become more manageable and can help to clearly guide us.

So often, we run from our true feelings because they can feel overwhelming, and we don’t want to feel them. 

Don’t run from how you are “really” feeling. Allow it – and watch how quickly it can pass.

To all you moms out there … Happy Mother’s Day!Β 

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Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life Coach