Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 3/19/2007


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for March 19, 2007

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

March 19, 2007 - 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
Ask Coach Carole
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
March Specials!
Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


It appears that I’ve come down with a case of pneumonia and have been ordered to get some rest. A part of me is grateful for the opportunity to relax and be cared for by others, but another part of me is worried about not being productive. In truth, there is nothing on my task list that could possibly be more important than my health, yet there’s a fearful part of me that would love to argue that point. Thankfully, I’m too pooped out to fight with myself.


I do find it ironic though, that just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a Monday Morning Coach where I admitted I was feeling exhausted; and, that in the past, I waited until I had co-created bronchitis or another ailment before I’d take the time to rest. I wrote about the importance of listening to your body and honoring what it is asking of you. Well, quite frankly, I thought I was listening to my soul, which had been ordering me to bed early every evening.  I listened carefully and honored my body and mind’s request to pull back a bit. Looks like it wanted more rest than I realized.


You’ve heard me admit, that as a recovering perfectionist, I can be quite hard on myself. I’ve also shared that I have come to terms with being far from perfect and that the kindest (and wisest) thing I can do when I fall short of my high expectations is to let it go and be forgiving.


So here I sit in my flannel PJs, snuggled tightly under a fuzzy, fleece blanket, listening to the soothing whirl of my Vicks humidifier. I’m exhausted beyond measure and keep wondering: Did I miss this coming?  Were there signs that I ignored? The answer on both counts is no. This is all the more reason to let myself off the hook and to simply honor what is.


I know that often Spirit brings unexpected gifts in ways that can surprise us. I certainly didn’t see this coming, but I am willing to bet there is a gift here, or perhaps several gifts. As I surrender my thoughts and my will and focus instead on my body and mind’s need to rest, I have already found a gift of comfort and peace. As I let go of my need to do things, I have found a sense of calm within my core that feels quite nice. And finally, as I focus my awareness on the tightness in my lungs, I find an awareness and understanding of the importance of each breath. As I slowly breathe in and out, I allow myself to breathe in Spirit’s blessings and to breathe in life itself.


I give thanks for this blessed opportunity to rest and restore my connection to Spirit and to myself. I feel grateful for the sunny, blue sky outside my window; I’m thankful for the birds happily jumping from branch to branch singing their welcome spring songs, and I’m grateful for you and your presence in my life.


Have a Restful and Restorative week,



Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools to transcend our troubles."
 - Carole L. Billingham, MCC


Question:  What are you most grateful for? How could you create more space for gratitude in your life?


Affirmation:  "As I focus on giving thanks, gifts and blessings multiply before my very eyes!"


Copyright 2007, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole...

"Monday Morning Coach never fails to set a positive tone for my day and week. Carole has found a way to apply the wisdom of the ages to current life styles and choices, which produces strength of character and direction in her clients. She can do this from her experience, but also because she knows how to do it for herself."
-  Anne S. Buttner, Writer, Estes Park, CO

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Carole in the News

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Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd: A Novel (Paperback)
by Jim Fergus

This is an American western with a twist. An imaginative fictional account of the participation of May Dodd and others in the controversial "Brides for Indians" program; a clandestine U.S. government-sponsored program intended to instruct
savages in the ways of civilization and to assimilate the Indians into white culture through the offspring of these unions.
May's personal journals, loaded with humor and intelligent reflection, describe the adventures of some very colorful white brides (including one black one), their marriages to Cheyenne warriors, and the natural abundance of life on the prairie before the final press of the white man's civilization. Fergus is gifted in
his ability to portray the perceptions and emotions of women.  He writes with tremendous insight and sensitivity about the individual community and the political and religious issues of the
time, many of which are still relevant today. This book is artistically rendered with meticulous attention to small details
that bring to life the daily concerns of a group of hardy souls at a pivotal time in U.S. history.

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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:

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

Copyright © 2007 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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