Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 11/5/2007


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for November 05, 2007

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

November 5, 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
Join Wise Women Circle
Ask Coach Carole
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
November Specials!
NEW! Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


Did you all get a surprise, special Friday edition of Monday Morning Coach this past Friday? I bet you were confused! I apologize for the early release. If you missed Friday's surprise edition, below is what was supposed to be scheduled for today! Have a great week! ==================
I feel like I have reached an important milestone as a parent. The other night my six-year-old daughter mentioned that her cousin was going to leave for Army boot camp. She then stated how grateful she was that there weren’t any wars or fighting going on anywhere. My heart sank. I knew it was
time for my sweet and innocent daughter to learn the truth.


As a parent, I have made many conscious choices to isolate my daughter from the realities of the outside world. I have sheltered her from watching TV news and deliberately avoided having conversations in front of her that might expose her to the violence and injustices that happen each day in our ever spinning planet.


I have consciously chosen topics that I thought would empower her. We’ve talked about being good stewards of our planet by recycling and purchasing organic products. We’ve talked about being compassionate and loving towards other people, and we’ve talked about the power of love and prayer. I guess I always knew that there would be a day where she would have to learn the truth about the “dark side” of human behavior and to learn that after millions of years, we are still hurting and killing each other. And, for a species capable of incredible feats of kindness, we are also capable of horrific acts of violence as well.


So I had to lovingly tell my daughter that we are at war. Not surprisingly, she was stunned. She then asked me what we were fighting about. To keep things as simple as I could in hopes that I could divert this conversation, I told her we were fighting about oil. With childlike quickness and matter of fact tone, she stated, “Momma, I have a solution. Why don’t we just share the oil? That way we wouldn’t have to fight?”


I told her that was a brilliant idea and hoped that if I could be “light” about it, that she would not get too upset, or sink into a fearful place.


You see, I believe that the only solution for war is love. I know that may seem a bit simplistic, but I think it’s the only real chance we’ve got. It is my deepest prayer, that if enough of us can radiate love and compassion, that somehow, someway, we can start to change the way we relate to one another and perhaps some day, there will be no need for war.


Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I want to see people living in peace, loving and respecting one another. To be the change I want to see, I choose love. I choose to do my best to love myself and in turn to share my love with others. I choose to do my best to come from a place of love in all that I do and to allow love to inspire me into action.


Rather than focus on what I don’t want, I focus on what I do want. I want a world where children and women are honored, respected, loved and seen. I want a world where people are empowered and treated with fairness and cooperation, and compromise is the norm. I intend to focus my thoughts on love and peace and to do my best to help my daughter to do the same.


Before going to bed we will pray for world peace, just as I did as a little girl. And perhaps somewhere in the world, someone will know that we are thinking of them with love in our hearts and a belief that we can indeed make a difference.


What is your deepest prayer for the world? How can you intend for that prayer to become a reality?




Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "Love is the answer."
- Carole L. Billingham


Question:  In times of turmoil and question, what can you do to reach out and share your love with someone? Why not start by letting those you care about know how much they mean to you?


Affirmation:  "As I love, I create a healing for myself, my country, and my world."


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

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"I love your quote about 'all the answers lie within' because I keep forgetting that God has given me a great mind and heart to seek out answers. Thanks!"
 - Rev. Christina Laurie, West Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA

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Join Carole's Wise Women Circle Group!

New Groups Now Forming!

New groups are now forming for the Wise Women Circle Group. Email me to pre-register for 2008 at If I have enough women interested, I am open to starting a group sooner than 2008.  So, gather a friend or two and let’s see what we can do!


The Wise Women Circle Group meets three times a month for 55 minutes. As a participant in the group, you will receive the support of me, as your coach, to guide you along your journey forward as well as the support, interaction, feedback, and encouragement from women in the group. Each month we cover specific areas of living and you will receive personalized attention and direction for you to upgrade your life.

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Ask Coach Carole

One of the most gratifying parts of writing Monday Morning Coach is hearing from you. Knowing that my writing resonates with you and addressing things that matter most to you is what inspires me to keep writing.

I'd like to request your input. What topics would you like to see addressed in upcoming issues of Monday Morning Coach? Do you have a specific question that you'd like to ask?

Don’t be shy. Are you pondering a question that you think may be unique to you? I assure you, there are others asking the same question.

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Read Articles Written by Carole


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 was featured in The Denver Post on August 26, 2007. The article titled, "Coaches talk clients to new growth, action, connection" can be read by clicking this link.

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

Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

The Peace Book (Hardcover)
Todd Parr (Author)

For Kindergarten through Grade 2. Parr explains the concept of peace in bright primary colors and cartoon-like animal and human characters with lots of smiling features. He relates the notion of peace to making new friends, listening to different kinds of music, and helping your neighbor. A helpful and engaging book that's sure to spark discussion among your young ones.

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See a list of Carole's other recommended books

November 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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