Four Tools For Dealing with Internal Conflict

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What should I do?  Have you ever asked yourself this question only for it to be followed by a long internal dialogue about pros and cons, rights and wrongs, what ifs and should dos?  It’s like a board room of lawyers are in your head arguing across a table, throwing out possibilities and scenarios. Most people have experienced this and … Read More

Practicing Gratitude

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It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when everyone talks about gratitude – Thanksgiving.  It’s become very popular to talk about gratitude.  It’s an important practice to incorporate into your life every day and not just on Thanksgiving.  Perhaps this Thanksgiving can provide a jumping off point for you to begin a daily practice of gratitude. It … Read More

Giving Yourself the Gift of Self-Care

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeSelf-Love, Wellness2 Comments

Last week I started to get a migraine.  I get them occasionally but they rarely last more than a day.  This one continued for three days before finally letting go.  Once the migraine released I realized why it had lasted so long.  I had a sinus infection and my migraine had turned into a full blown cold.  I hadn’t had … Read More

Moving Past the Fear.

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I posted on my Facebook page a link to today’s Daily Buddha post, “Love Your Work”.  We’ve all heard this message so much and I think we all truly want to follow this advice.  I believe in this advice. For many people though, loving your work & following your bliss, may require a leap of faith from your current situation.  … Read More

Inspiration is Everywhere

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I attended a new yoga class yesterday. When the instructor began, she let us know that today was a significant day for her. It was her first day as a full time instructor as she was no longer doing her part time job to supplement her yoga work. I was ecstatic for her. I didn’t know her and had never … Read More

Finding Space for Self-Love

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Most of us feel pretty busy.  Some days and weeks are busier than others.  Some weeks you have very little going on.  Maybe those weeks are uncomfortable.  You’ve gotten used to the busyness of the previous weeks. How can you find more space for stillness?  For wellness?  For creativity and activities that feed your soul?  For self-love? How much of … Read More

Baby Steps to the Job of Your Dreams

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I’m currently in Las Vegas for a tradeshow.  It’s not a tradeshow of any interest to me but I have to be here.  When I’m not coaching, I manage tradeshow production.  I’ve done this work for so many years I’ve lost count.  I can do the job with my eyes closed.  It pays the bills.  However, I don’t love it.  I … Read More

Letting Go

Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk LifeChoices, Happiness, Self-Love4 Comments

“Can we still be friends?”  This is a phrase I’m sure most of us have heard at one time in our life.  It’s most often heard at the end of a romantic relationship, typically by the dumper and not the dumpee.  Sometimes it’s a question. Other times it’s a negotiation point, “but we can still be friends,” intended to soften … Read More

Active Participant in Life

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change the world, change yourself, Aldous Huxley

Last week I talked about my mom and how she’s avoided dealing with things in her life and the consequences of those actions. I’ve watched and learned from her experiences. Of course I’ve also avoided issues in my own life. At various times throughout my life I’ve avoided everything from having a relationship to my finances. Rather than face the … Read More

The Most Loving Thing You Can Do

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” said Albert Einstein. Have you seen that quote? I’m sure you have, as it’s very popular. I’ve seen it a million times and have always loved it. I felt empowered and energized by it. It has inspired me to try to do things differently. Today however, it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Today as I read it, I’m thinking of my mother.