Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 6/2/2008


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for June 2, 2008

The pleasure of creating rituals

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June 2, 2008 - 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 Wise Women Circle
Watch Carole on YouTube
Carole's Blog NEW POST!
Become Carole's Friend
Recommended Book NEW!
June Specials!
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


I decided to prepare my room this morning before I sat down to write today’s issue of Monday Morning Coach. And, like always, I lit a candle to invite Spirit to be with me as I put my pen to paper. I like to have a candle lit when I write and when I coach to remind me of Spirit’s presence as well as my intention to be fully present in my heart.


There is something innately grounding and comforting about rituals. Taking time to slow down and to be intentional is a gift in itself. Rituals and routines, like enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea bring a sense of satisfaction as well as comfort. 


Parents of small children often learn the importance of routine for both them and their little ones. In creating routines, both parents and children feel a sense of order, and in turn, inner peace.


I’ve often said that the world seems to be spinning faster than ever. Last week I read that scientists have now actually proven this to be true. The world is, indeed, moving more rapidly than ever before! Rituals and routines are great tools to help us find our center when life around us is moving at the speed of sound.


In our home we celebrate "movie night" every Friday evening. We eat pizza and watch a movie together, usually something my 7-year-old daughter has picked out. There is something soothing about knowing that no matter how hectic our week has been, Friday night we will all be snuggled on our couch, tummies filled with hot pizza, watching a film together.  All three of us treasure our movie nights (despite that Ania and I had pizza at lunch that day at school; another tradition of ours).


Another custom enjoyed by our family is "donut Sunday". (Hmm, are you beginning to see a pattern revolving around food . . . oh my, I might need to look more closely at that.) Every other Sunday, Barry and Ania head to the bakery on the other side of town to forage for donuts and bagels. My daughter cherishes her special time with her Dad and gets to satisfy her sweet tooth while I get to enjoy a few minutes alone quietly reading the Sunday newspaper. Truthfully, I really don’t care much for the bagels but I sure do enjoy that tranquil cup of tea with my Sunday edition of the paper. 


When I think of some of my favorite rituals I think of journaling, yoga, prayer, date night, Sunday family dinners, Thanksgiving feasts, hot chocolate after playing in the snow, meditation, s’mores on camping trips, cookouts, sending holiday cards, birthday celebrations, and most importantly, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday exercise classes. (I have to put this on the list since over half of my list involves food!) 


What habits and rituals do you enjoy in your life? Are you craving a few more? It might surprise you to see just how much joy these little pleasures can bring!


Have a comforting week,



Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "Learning to live is learning to let go."
  -- Sogyal Rinpoche


Question:  What little things are nagging at you that you could let go of this week? How much more space in your life would you then have for great things to show up?


Affirmation:  As I let go of the things that I cannot control, life becomes an endless flow of good and happy experiences.


Copyright 2008, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

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 Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


The Best of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship (hardback)
by Sara James (Author), Ginger Mauney (Author)

Two remarkable women share a friendship since they were both 12-year-old girls growing up in Richmond, VA. Although their lives went their separate ways, the two find each other and become close again. They find their paths to be quite parallel as they watch their own children developing friendships with each other. This book is a sweet summer read to the enduring value of female friendship.


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June Specials!


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Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires spirited businesspeople to live with Power, Passion and Purpose
and invites you to be among them!

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