I am a whole life coach guiding clients to reclaim balance w/their MiBoSo (Mind, Body, & Soul), so that they can fully reconnect to their inner joy in life.
Love that you found a balance in how you shared this story with your children - giving them an opportunity for embracing the true SPIRIT of Christmas (the generosity!) rather than the aspects that might fade (or get shattered!) over time.As for me? I still believe Santa is real because it's the energy of Santa that I always looked forward to - the time with my family, a time for storytelling, a time for giving and receiving gifts. I suppose I was always a funny child (and am still!), straddling these two worlds of what we could experience with our senses while still believing in pure magic and the unseen mystery of it all.
16 hours, 22 minutes ago on A Different Santa Claus Story
Lori, I love this post SO MUCH! This "forgetting and remembering" that we do throughout life is one of the reasons I do the work I do...to give us tools to remember more often and more quickly HOW the Universe is supporting us.
My daily gratitude list (recently renamed "Moments of Appreciation" help me keep that perspective before I go to bed each night, as I literally list all the ways the Universe is continually supporting me.
That said, of course I still forget from time to time, and fortunately I have beautiful souls like YOU in my tribe to remind me through posts such as this :).
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Is Life Supporting You?
@Lori What a Divine intervention Lori! The post that was shared as my "latest" was quite old - but clearly one the Universe wanted you to see!
Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm honored to be a part of your life and your amazing community!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on It’s the Third Anniversary of Life, for instance!
Happy anniversary, Lori!
You take up so much more than "just space" here - in fact you, CREATE, CULTIVATE, & NOURISH this community! I'm so grateful you typed those first words and that you continue to show up here to share all of your insight, wisdom, and mind-opening questions with us :).
1 month ago on It’s the Third Anniversary of Life, for instance!
So much of this applies to work as a coach as well, and I especially love integrating #3 into my work as the power of HOW we communicate and the words we choose reveals so much about what's simmering underneath - great post!
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229788
@Lori Indeed it is!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on How Much Control Do We Have?
@Lori You bet - I believe that time is relative anyway and our brilliantly complex mind and soul can handle this balance of being/doing with much more ease than our ego would have us believe! In fact, let it go and take action at the same time is one of my big messages in the world :)
Lori, I love how you balance this article between letting go AND taking action. I read a great concept in The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks that I think you'd love.
Worrying IS useful - but only IF it's something you can change and that you can change right now.
You allowed that annoyance of the telemarketer to open up a well of resourcefulness inside!
Isn't it amazing how quickly we forget the POWER in our inner radiance? I say WE as I most certainly fall into this camp more often than I like to admit.
Coming from the world of acting, there was always a big emphasis placed on outer beauty, weight, physical "perfection" and I was constantly swimming upstream to remember who I really was.
I am so grateful for my own spiritual journey to reawaken this awesomely powerful light within, and I have no doubt that my conscious attention in keeping my light bright is part of what keeps my man so attracted to me.
Beautiful video and message, Bern :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on How to magnify your inner beauty to get his heart
I just had to pop in here to say how much I love your choice of this image to illustrate your point, Lori! That's exactly how I feel when I make assumptions!
2 months ago on Are You Making Assumptions?
@Lori One of the things I love about the online world is that it gives an opportunity for introverts like me to PLAY with being more outgoing and connected to beautiful communities such as yours!
It's funny that you ask about having too many friends - whenever I ask that question of myself, I remember that there is nothing wrong with having friends that complement my life in different ways (and I theirs!). There are those whom I interact with every day, then there are those whom I may only see once a year - but as long as I choose to be fully present with them whenever I do connect, I know that I am being the best friend that I can be.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Can You Have Too Many Friends?
Oh so many wonderful questions Lori!
YES, I believe we need friends - probably more than I care to admit at times, as I am a "hermit" introvert by nature, so socializing (on and offline) often requires me bucking against my inclinations to "go it alone."
What I feel is most important, for me at least, is to be OPEN...open to the connecting with friends new and old but also open to listening to myself when I need to unplug from my community and recharge with some "me time."
Sandi, this is by far one of your most inspired posts to date, and the strength you exude through your vulnerability is one of the reasons I've been attracted to you since day one. Thank you for bringing this beautiful message to the world and for sharing this amazing new process the way that you are!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 8 Truths to Getting Unstuck and Reclaiming Your Freedom
@sharialexander Ha! I've had my fair share of #2! And you're right - always worthwhile.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228277
#4 is probably the biggest challenge for me as a slight introvert (or as my dad calls it "a hermit through and through") - but who said I'm not up for a good challenge? :)These tips are brilliant!
@Lori I couldn't have said it better myself - we "know and forget repeatedly." Perhaps the forgetting and remembering is all part of the process? And the process is what it's all about?
3 months ago on Are You Living Your Ideal Life?
This is a gorgeous post Lori! What you share here is becoming the heart of my message in my coaching practice these days:
I believe it is important to have a picture of the life you want to be leading while at the same time recognizing all the blessings that surround you in the one you presently occupy. The picture is the course you chart.
So many of my clients come to me ready to get to that next stage - for that big vision to happen now - but life is not such that everything happens at the "go, go, go" pace society would lead us to believe is best. So in order to balance that, what you share about being grateful for the NOW is so important!
@Lori You're absolutely welcome!
3 months, 1 week ago on What’s Your Emotional Default?
These reminders are so important, Lori!
But we know now that there is no reality, only perception. We know now that we can change the very wiring in our brains which formed through old understanding and we can create a new version. Therefore we can alter our emotional defaults and this can change our lives!
I just began reading The Happiness Trap by Dr. Russ Harris, and I am LOVING the tools it shares. The gist of it is this: no matter our default, we will ALL experience high and low emotions throughout our lives, so the key to reducing the struggle is to accept them all and remove the "charge" from them. It's based on mindfulness principles which I love, and it's all about acceptance - which I also love!
Let me know if you're familiar with it - or if you check it out!
Lori, this is one of my favorite posts of yours...you're absolutely right. The present moment does not exclude taking a moment to reflect on the past given our new tools and perspectives.P.S. I HIGHLY recommend The Happy Place, as Lori combines her intuitive gifts with her gift for working with words to empower and shift our consciousness!
4 months ago on Why it’s Hard to Be In The Moment