Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 7/16/2007


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for July 16, 2007

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

July 16, 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
July Specials!
Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


After writing last week’s Monday Morning Coach about the importance of taking the time to relax and enjoy summer’s gifts, I received an email from one of my readers. At the end of it, he kidded me about remembering to follow my own sage advice. I was able to respond with pride and assure him that I was absolutely following my own advice about honoring the need to slow down. What I didn’t share, was that in some ways, I had been forced to.


You know I’ve never kept it a secret that what I write about for Monday Morning Coach is usually what I am personally wrestling with at the present moment.


I have also shared that after my auto accident and brain injury that, although the intensity at which I suffered when I didn’t honor my need for balance or rest was far greater than for most, I quickly realized that the challenges I faced mirrored what I saw others facing as well. It has always been my deepest wish that as I reorganized my life around what mattered most, that I’d be able to help others do the same (and that hopefully they wouldn’t need to manifest a debilitating illness or a bonk on the head to encourage them to do so).


At the beginning of June, after going several months at full speed, I hit a snag and started to experience some serious head injury relapses. Luckily, I have been able to clear my plate of responsibilities and make some room for rest. It’s been a time for me to focus on the positive possibilities and not the negative. Like I always say; the bigger the jolt, the bigger the gift. With this new snag, I have been blessed with the gift of humility (I truly mean that) and the opportunity to clear the deck and start anew.


I’ve let go of just about anything and everything that drains me, have taken time to lounge around and do a lot of nothing, and done my best to bask in appreciation of my ability and freedom to do so.


Is it all perfect and wonderful? Heck no! Am I being challenged to stay true to my need for rest, peace, and quiet? You betcha! Am I gracefully gliding through the process? I wish!


But, I am doing my best to do what I teach others to do: pray, breath deeply, and trust. Trust that everything is indeed unfolding perfectly. Trust that there are gifts in even the most difficult of circumstances; and most importantly, trust that even with a brain that is challenged at the moment, that I am enough just as I am.


My brain may not be working up to par at the present time, but I can joyfully say that my heart is. And, as I allow my heart to be fully open, I realize that regardless of where this path leads me, my life is eternally blessed for living with an open and full heart. And for that, I am grateful.


Have a week filled with gifts,



Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "The more gratitude you have, the more you have to be grateful for."
 - Elaine St. James


Question:  What things are you most appreciative of? Why not create a moment this week to give thanks and notice how wonderful it feels?


Affirmation:  "My heart is filled with gratitude for all of the gifts in my life. I happily give thanks and allow more and more blessings to come my way."


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

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

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-  Joseph Sciortino, Retired CEO, Daytona Beach, FL

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Ask Coach Carole

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Read Articles Written by Carole


NEW! Carole's article, "What Does Your Intuition Say?" was recently published in the Indigo Valley Newsletter. Click HERE to view this article.


Click HERE to read Carole's newest featured writings.


Carole in the News

Carole would love to share her news articles with you. Click HERE to read news stories written about Coach Carole.

Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Emma and Mommy Talk to God (Paperback)
Marianne Williamson (Author), Julia Noonan (Illustrator)

Emma's mother has taught her from earliest childhood to thank God daily for her blessings and to trust that He will always care for her. Awakening in the night, the child is frightened until she remembers that God is with her. When she is picked on by a boy at school, she prays for his well-being, and he becomes kind and helpful. Emma and her mother have a close, loving relationship in which the child is warmly praised for her faith and concern for others. She is told that she came from heaven to her family, sent by God, who loves all people everywhere. The plot is minimal and obvious but successful as a religious teaching tool. Done in a technique of idealized realism, the attractive full- and double-page illustrations glow with a soft golden light that gives a feeling of happiness and comfort. The angels, mostly young white females, are beautiful in their robes of muted colors and smilingly enfold the children in the story

Click to view or purchase this book

See a list of Carole's other recommended books

July Specials!

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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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