Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 10/30/2006


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for October 30, 2006

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

October 30, 2006 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

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
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
October Specials!
Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


I just finished eating some turkey bacon that, for some reason, I felt compelled to buy at the grocery store the other day. Yuck! It was tasteless, rubbery and a very poor imitation of the real stuff. For the life of me, I cannot remember why I bought it.


It got me thinking about a conversation I had the other day with a friend about a wonderful recipe that she had for a butternut squash soup laden with butter. We both agreed that the best things in life (including rich and decadent foods) are worth having in moderation. We talked about how we could feel completely satisfied and guilt free after consuming a small to moderate amount of rich and fattening food. It didn’t take huge portions to satisfy our craving for good and fine things, and that somehow, it felt yummy to indulge ourselves, especially knowing that we were doing it in moderation.


For me it wasn’t always this way. As a young professional woman in my 20s, I lived on Diet Coke and “lite” and low fat foods while often binging wildly on portions much too large for my good. Fast forward 20 years (yikes!) and I have become much more in tune with my body, my intuition and my wisdom. I have learned that just about anything in moderation is not only good for your health, but good for your peace of mind as well.


Some pleasures in life are just worth savoring rather than roping off as off-limits or judging as unhealthy or bad for you--good chocolate, fine wine and real bacon to name just a few.


Most of us have experienced enough deprivation to know that keeping ourselves from enjoying life’s decadent pleasures in the end, backfires on us. We are left shamefully sneaking low-fat chocolate cookies in the closet instead of celebrating out in the open with a Godiva chocolate (or two) topped with a dose of freedom. When tasting self love and the freedom that comes with it, one realizes that there is nothing in the world finer or more delicious. 


I apologize for the fact that most of my deliciously decadent examples above are food based. I guess all those years in the restaurant business have left their mark on me. That being said, I don’t think that you have to try very hard to come up with some other examples of things that you may have labeled as “naughty” or “bad for you” that, in moderation, may be exactly what you need.  Reading People Magazine under a blanket in your recliner, doing crossword puzzles in your pajamas or surfing the web by candlelight are a couple of other examples that come to mind.


Where are you holding yourself back from enjoying life’s pleasures? What might happen if you gave yourself permission to indulge just a bit? I promise that you’ll be better for it.


Have a Decadent week!



Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "At every given moment, your inner voice is guiding you. The question is, are you listening?"
- Carole L. Billingham, MCC


Question:  What can you do this week to turn down the "mind chatter" and hear your inner voice? What is it guiding you to do (or not do)?


Affirmation:  "As I listen to my intuition I find continued guidance. I have found peace."


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

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Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Inner Outings: The Diarist's Deck of 33 Cards and Book of Exploration (Paperback)
by Charlene Geiss, Claudia Jessup

Charlene Geiss’s collage style of journaling is not only fun to do but draws from a variety of media. Newsweek has reported on the therapeutic benefits of confessional writing, and writing and art together are able to pull out a deeper range of complexity and personal expression from the journal keeper than words alone. Geiss and veteran writer Claudia Jessup created this set of 33 cards, each corresponding to a question that prompts the journaler’s imagination. The Book of Exploration elaborates upon each card and suggests writing and drawing techniques to plumb the depths of the journaler’s experience toward rich self-exploration. Black-and-white illustrations throughout add to this tool for creative journal keeping.. From Book Details.

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!

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P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480

Copyright © 2006 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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