Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 7/7/2008


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for July 07, 2008

Appreciating Nature

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July 7, 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!
July Specials!
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


My trip to Hawaii was wonderful. It was great to spend time with my family and explore new sights and terrain. I also enjoyed the opportunity to distance myself from my computer and technology. I found the separation to be a healthy and rejuvenating experience.


For someone whose intention it is to stay fully present in my heart, I find that technology has the ability to keep me trapped in my head. I can easily get sucked into my computer and completely lose track of time and my focus. After doing so, I often feel buzzed and even a bit dizzy. I am sure that some of this is from my head injury, but I often wonder if others are similarly affected.


While visiting the Pacific Whale Foundation in Maui, I came across a book titled Last Child in the Woods:  Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. (Click for Author's Web Site)


It is about the many children today who have lost their connection to nature due to the fact that they spend the majority of their time indoors (playing video and computer games and watching television). It made me sad to think of anyone missing the opportunity to understand the delightful power of Mother Nature and her abundant gifts; something for which we often take for granted.


I live in a small mountain community visited by over three million people a year who come to explore Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s not hard to spot the out of towners as they are the ones loudly talking on their cell phones in the checkout line at the supermarket, painfully unaware of their surroundings. They seem rushed, confused, and clearly not present. It is my hope that after spending some time in the park (where there is no cell phone coverage by the way) that they will re-emerge with a new sense of connection both to nature and to themselves. Perhaps they will also bring this reconnection with them as they journey back home and plunge back into their fast-paced, technologically rich lives.


I was once on the leading edge of the technological world. I had an electronic newsletter long before a lot of people had email or a Web site. But over the past several years I have become out of touch with technology. I made a conscious choice to explore other things that had greater appeal to me (like spending time with my young daughter rather than learning how to properly operate my digital camera). I often wonder if my life has suffered for it, but when I consult my heart, I feel pleased with my choices. Perhaps I don’t know what I am missing, but judging from the joy I feel living at a snail’s pace here in the Rocky Mountains I am content not knowing how to text message (gasp!) while still listening to CDs on my walkman.


I ask you, does your soul yearn for a slower pace or a deeper connection within yourself? If so, might time spent in nature help you fulfill your intention? What might happen if you did?


Have a rejuvenating week,





Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia." - Charles Lindbergh


Question:  What miracles of life might await you out in the wilderness? How might they change your life for the better?


Affirmation:   "As I explore nature and her gifts, I find a plethora of blessings within, and outside, of me."


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

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"Your recent Monday Morning Coach jumped out of my computer and hit me repeatedly about the face and neck (and heart)! I love getting your weekly "coachings" and will be thinking about my life with new energy.
- Kathy Brown, Naturalist, Estes Park, CO

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"Being a part of Carole's Women's Coaching Circle showed me that I wasn't out there by myself; other women had similar issues and questions. We explored those questions together and I found that our collective wisdom and experience gave me insight into finding the answers." -- S. Holmberg

"I really enjoyed the tele-gathering and sharing different perspectives."
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 Watch Carole on YouTube

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NEW POST! Read Carole's Blog


Find new articles and words of wisdom from Carole each week on her Blog page.


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 NEW! Carole's Latest Book Recommendation


A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller (paperback)
by Frances Mayes (Author)
From the author of Under the Tuscan Sun and three other books about Tuscany, Mayes and her husband take another trip around the world discovering new foods, new cultures, and new people. The book is a delightful journey of independent travel, perfect for the escapist fantasy.

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See a list of Carole's other recommended books

July Specials!


Now Available! The 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format!

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Contact Carole

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

Copyright © 2008 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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