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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

April 17, 2006 - A publication of The WisdomCoach - www.wisdomcoach.com

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach


In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
NEW! Monthly Tele-gathering
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
April Specials!
Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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One of the side effects of my brain injury was the inability to hold back my emotions, both the positive and the not so positive ones.  For a not-yet–recovering- perfectionist it was horrifying not to be in full control of myself and the self that I was showing to others.  After all, I’d spent my whole life perfecting the woman that I proudly showed to the world and not to be able to control myself and my image was a nightmare come true.

 

Once I understood that all my efforts would not and could not change the situation, and believe me I tried, I finally surrendered.  What I found was that underneath my inability to control my emotions were a new sense of freedom and an Authentic Woman who was delighted to be able to finally express herself fully and completely.  I also learned that not only did people not reject me (that was by far my deepest fear), but they seemed to like the new, expressive Carole who was starting to emerge.

 

Last spring while attending a women’s conference, I met a woman who had seen me speak at an event several years ago.  She commented that she sensed and saw a big difference in me.  She said that I was much more grounded and present than I had been when she last saw me and that I seemed a lot happier.  After I stopped beating myself up for not being perfect when she first saw me (ugh!), I was able to embrace the huge compliment that she was giving me.  I realized that my journey had indeed changed me and my life and that perhaps others noticed the difference as well.  I also realized that the changes that I had made could indeed be used to help others in their quest for wholeness and Authenticity.

 

I think that for many of us, we somehow took hold of the idea that we were to temper ourselves and be the girls or women that others wanted us to be in order for us to be valued and loved in return.  That’s no surprise, as most women find their value and identity in relationship to others.  That’s the way we are wired.  Thankfully, as we mature we find that we have a choice.  As we awaken to the inner voice crying “let me out, let me out!” we find that the price we pay in not listening is simply not worth it. 

 

The question isn’t are you listening, but do you have the courage to allow those parts of you that you have kept hidden for so long to come to the surface to be expressed, seen and celebrated?  Perhaps you will be happily surprised like I was that not only will you not be rejected, but you will be loved graciously in return.  Perhaps not only you, but the entire world will be better for it. I’d bet on it.

 

The topic for our tele-gathering this month is Authenticity.  Even the quote on my latte cup this morning was about living authentically. (I can hear my angels giggling. They love it when they get my attention.) 

 

So it is with a full heart, a sense of humor and much humility that I write to you today about setting the Authentic Woman in you free.  Will you allow her to come out and play?  I promise you not only will it be fun, but it will be wildly worth it.

 

Have an Freeing week!

 


Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "What you look like isn't important. What is important is who you are inside and the choices you are making in your life."
-- Tiana Tozer, Two-time Paralympic Medalist, Women's Wheelchair Basketball

Question:
 Just who are you on the inside? Are you allowing your Authentic Self full expression, or are you keeping him/her hidden safely inside? What might happen if you set your Authentic Self free?

Affirmation:
  "As I courageously express my Authentic Self, I feel light and free. The world sees me as I truly am. Whole, complete and loveable beyond measure!"

Copyright 2006, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole...

"Carole's workshop really helped me put my life in perspective.

-- D.J., Workshop Attendee, Miami, FL

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Join in this FR*EE 1-hour virtual circle teleconference on Wednesday, April 19, 12:00p (MST), 11:00a (PST), 1:00p (CST), 2:00p(EST).  

 

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Read the Newest Article written by Coach Carole...

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Carole in the News

Read the latest article about Carole in The Trail Gazette. Click here to read this story about Coach Carole. Carole has also been featured in several other news articles that she would love to share with you. Click here to read news stories about Coach Carole.

April Specials

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Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


A Woman's Path: Women's Best Spiritual Travel Writing (Travelers' Tales Guides) (Paperback) by Lucy McCauley
 
This "Travelers' Tales" excels in informative and exciting writing, taking readers on adventurous armchair journeys. In addition to focusing on food, humor, countries, etc., from over 30 narratives, readers develop a bond with writers who share intimate and moving experiences from their lives. Through such activities as kayaking, trekking, solo journeys, and urban exploration these women discover independence, peace, and better self-understanding. The reader will vicariously journey on a pilgrimage in Spain, observe a sense of enlightenment in India, and be introduced to a wandering yogi. Heavily supported with enjoyable sidebars, a trademark of "Travelers' Tales" books, this work is highly recommended for its significant and unique approach to the sharing of women's travels.

Contact Carole


Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires high achievers to create a life of balance, passion and purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

WisdomCoach
P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
303-403-4003
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480
carole@wisdomcoach.com
www.wisdomcoach.com


Copyright © 2006 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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