Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 12/10/2007


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for December 10, 2007

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

December 10, 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
NEW! Ask Coach Carole
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
NEW! December Specials!
NEW! Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


For many people, the holiday's can be very emotional triggering memories of loss, pain, or grief.


If you find yourself feeling lonely or blue, know that you are not alone. If you have suffered a loss that makes this holiday season especially difficult, be kind and gentle with yourself. The most loving and wise thing you can do is to honor yourself and your feelings and in turn, ask for what you need.


It's okay to admit that rather than going to a party, you'd rather snuggle under a blanket and have yourself a good cry. Afterwards, you'll be better for it.


Or, maybe you know someone who is having a tough time this holiday season. Why not reach out and let them know you care. It might just be the greatest gift they receive. By reaching out and being of service to someone else, you may find, that although your pain is certainly valid, others could be suffering even more and in turn, your burdens could end up being lifted.


Another helpful suggestion is to take a look at your expectations for the holidays. Are you putting pressure on yourself to be someone that you aren't? Are you trying to live or perform under unrealistic expectations (most likely put on by yourself)? By releasing these unrealistic expectations you are free to create what you want this holiday season. Less pressure means more possibility for a more enjoyable season.


Lastly, the truly wise person is the one who reaches out for help when they need it. Don't be afraid to call in a professional. They are trained to help and are certainly well versed in the challenges of the holiday season.


So, my request of you this week is to be gentle with yourself and others. If you need something ask for it. If you sense that someone you know is in need, help them. Take a moment to stop and take a deep breath. Ask: What do I need in this moment? Then let your heart tell you. Count your blessings and know that you are not alone. Spirit is here loving you and guiding you. The question is, are you letting it in?


Wishing you a week filled with kindness and giving,



Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that we become rich."
- Sarah Bernhardt


Question:  Are you being stingy or generous when it comes to "spending yourself?" What could you do this week to become more generous in the way that you share yourself with others or the world?


Affirmation:  "It feels wonderful to generously share myself with others. As I do so, I feel excited and energized! What's even better is that it comes back to me ten-fold."


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

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"Once again your last two Monday Morning Coaches have spoken directly to me. For many reasons this holiday season could hold new and difficult challenges. Your reminders and suggestions have helped me start the holidays in a more positive and joyful place. I am certain that my clarity and point of view will guide me and my family through the holidays much closer to the true meanings of love, gratitude, and joy. Thank you for your gentle pushes in the right direction!"
Chris White, Horse Masseuse, Lake Huges, CA

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Join Carole's Wise Women Circle Group!

New Groups Now Forming for January!

New groups are now forming for the January Wise Women Circle Group. So, gather a friend or two and let’s see what we can do!  Click here to Register and learn more about this group 

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.

Click here to Register and learn more about the group 

NEW! 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. One reader recently wrote . . .


Dear Coach Carole,

  What can I do to get out of this end-of-the-year, holiday's-are-approaching funk. I don't feel like being productive?

- Bored in Boston


Dear Bored,

My first question to you is, just how important is it that you be productive?  Obviously there are things on your task list that must be done, but what if you gave yourself a bit of a break?  In allowing yourself to BE more and DO less, you might find a new sense of refreshment (which in turn will help you to be more productive).


My second question to you is what is your deepest intention for this holiday season?  If you were to identify what matters to you the most, you can become very intentional in what you do and don’t commit to doing.  Subsequently, you might find more joy and satisfaction in your days and a little less boredom.  Remember, it’s up to you to decide how you want to experience the holidays.  You can do what you always do and get more of the same or you can try something different.  The choice is yours.



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.

Click to send your question to Carole.


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.

NEW! Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation (Hardcover)
by Mike Robbins (Author)


Robbins, a motivational speaker and professional coach explores the power of positive thinking and the art of appreciation. Like other self-help titles, such as The Secret, Robbins writes that like attracts like, and to get what we want in life we must focus on what we want (rather than what we don't want). Robbins explains how the simple act of appreciation can change our lives.

Click to view or purchase this book


See a list of Carole's other recommended books

NEW! December Specials!


COMING SOON! The 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format!

That's right! You will soon be able to get my 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format! Perfect for downloading and listening to whenever life's struggles take you off course. Stay tuned for more details . . .



Don't want to wait? Order the original audio book now for only $14.99!

Click HERE to order The 10 Principles of Attraction audio book.

Begin today to live a happier, healthier life that is a true expression of Who You Really Are!

Don't know what to get the busy professional in your life this holiday?

Gift Certificates make a perfect last minute gift!

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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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