Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 12/1/2008


Carole Billngham's Monday Morning Coach for the Month of December

Setting Intentions for Holiday Season

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December 1, 2008 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written monthly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quotes for December
What People Are Saying
December Specials!
Recommended Book
Carole's Blog
Become Carole's Friend
Watch Carole on YouTube
Wise Women Circle
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


The holidays are upon us, a blessed time of celebrating and appreciating loved ones, friends, and treasured family traditions.


Holidays can also be a time of extra stress, loneliness, and overwhelm. The good news is that you have the ability to choose for yourself what kind of holiday season you’d like to have. It really is up to you.


Lots of people will be pulling back on their spending this holiday season. What a perfect way to get back to what the holidays are really about. By becoming more conscious of your spending (where you spend your money, who you spend your time with, and where you spend your energy) you have the opportunity to create your best holiday season ever!


Take a moment right now to write down your three most important intentions for your holidays. Now take a moment to write down three things you are going to do differently (or perhaps eliminate all together) this year.


Now, see yourself on New Year’s Eve celebrating, having experienced the best holiday season ever.  Sense the satisfaction of knowing that you intentionally created the kind of memories you wanted. You said “no” to people and things that did not appeal to you and said, “yes” to the things that did. You slowed down your pace so that you could truly appreciate the meaning of the season and the abundance of gifts (most of them intangible) that you enjoy not only during the holidays, but everyday of your life.


See yourself smile as you remember that every day can be a celebration. As you ponder the beauty and love that surrounds you, give thanks to Spirit and to your Inner Being who is always there to remind you of what life is really about – love and appreciation.


As you bask in that love and appreciation, remember that Spirit is always there to support and guide you and that if you choose, 2009 could be your best year ever.  So get out that pen and start journaling about desires for this holiday season (and perhaps for the year to come).


Remember that you are loved and appreciated by many people (including me). And remember that the reason for the season is Love. Have a blessed and memorable month.


Happy Holidays!


Quotes for December

For the week of December 1st

"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Question: How high on your priority list is being happy? What might your life look like if you were to move it up a notch or two?

Affirmation: "Happiness (or being happy) is my top priority. As I experience and express my happiness, I bless the entire world!"

For the Week of December 8th

"Having fun is about as good a habit as there is."
-- Jimmy Buffet

Question: When was the last time you “had a blast?” What could you do this week to put a smile on your face and a giggle in your heart?

Affirmation: "What a gift it is to make time for fun in my life. As I laugh and smile, the world becomes brighter!"

For the Week of December 15th

Quote: "The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question: What can you do this week to let the people you care about know what a gift they are to you?

Affirmation: "It feels wonderful to acknowledge the people I love. It’s even better to see them glow as I do so."

For the Week of December 22nd

Quote: "The best gift one can bestow on a child or a friend is a happy memory."
-- The New York Times, December 23, 1894

Question: Why not spend a few special moments this Holiday sharing your favorite holiday memories with one another? Notice how the love and joy within the memories blossoms and grows as you share them with others.

Affirmation: "My heart is filled with joy as I reflect on my fondest holiday memories. I happily share this joy with those I love as I create new memories along the way."

For the Week of December 29th

Quote: "Dreams are the touchstones of our characters."
-- Thoreau

Question: What are your wildest dreams? What might happen this week if you spent a little less "doing" and a little more time dreaming?


Affirmation: "As I spend time dreaming, I connect with a world of limitless possibilities."


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

What People are Saying about Carole

"Since I started coaching with Carole, my business has nearly quadrupled. I am the best I can be, thanks to Carole."
--Rebecca Baumgartner

"Just a quick note of appreciation for all your wisdom throughout the year. Sometimes it is just uncanny how you send out just the right message that I needed to get for whatever I was going through at the time! "
--Elena Suarez

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December Specials!

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

That's right! You can now get my 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format! It's perfect for downloading and listening to whenever life's struggles take you off course.

Order the MP3 version of this audio book now for only $14.99!

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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?

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NEW! Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Hardcover)
by Jill Bolte Taylor (Author)

On the morning of December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four brief hours. In My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage. Taylor completely repaired her mind and recalibrated her understanding of the world according to the insights gained from her right brain that morning of December 10th

Use this Link My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey to view or purchase this book now.

See a list of Carole's other recommended books

Read Carole's Blog

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Carole's Wise Women Circle

“If nonviolence is the law of our being,
the future is with the women.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

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"I am so glad to have participated in the group. It was a great support for me and a source of empowerment, clarity, and connection to the wise woman within!"
-- S. Mariner

"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."
-- M. Hough

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!

Contact Carole at:

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

Copyright © 2008 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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