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Can you believe the first quarter of 2019 is already behind us? I think time is moving a bit faster than it used to? Is that possible?

For me, the beginning of a new quarter is like starting a brand-new year. I set new goals to that will bring me closer to my vison. Did you meet your goals this quarter? Did you even set any? Or are you like so many people who set a goal on January 1st and hope to reach it by December 31st?

Without breaking your goals down into bite sized (quarterly) pieces it’s nearly impossible to track your progress. Think of it this way, if you want to lose 20 pounds in a year that equates to 5 pounds per quarter (every 3 months) which is completely attainable and a lot easier on your psyche.

The end of each quarter is the perfect time to evaluate where you are in the process.

Brian P. Moran wrote a great book called The 12 Week Year that I think is essential for anyone who has ever set a goal for themselves whether personal, professional, or financial. It’s pretty short and sweet so you can read it in one sitting. Get it here.

Evaluating your progress toward your goals at the end of each quarter helps you REFOCUS on your Vision, your BIG picture and provides the opportunity for you to incorporate any lessons you learned in recent months.


Equally important is to RECONNECT with to the reason WHY you are striving to reach this particular goal. Is it your dream or someone else’s? Does it excite you? Are you passionate about it? Does this goal, vison or dream (give it a name) align with who you are, your core values?


If you answered YES to these questions then it’s time to RECOMMIT doing the work that will help you reach your goal.

If you're not quite sure then thisis your chance to RETHINK your Vision.

I'm not saying you should change your Vision but maybe to approach it from a different angle and come up with different solutions that feel more in alignment with who you are and what you want to achieve.

Sometimes staying the course is the best thing to do. In time many things become clear and work themselves out, especially if you are paying attention. You can always make adjustments along the way without changing the main direction.

Too often evaluating goals, especially if someone else is evaluating you and your performance , it can feel very negative and icky. I think it’s vital to your self-esteem, you drive and your desire to celebrate the success you did experience in each quarter. An inventory of sorts!


Maybe you didn't hit your sales goal but you're negotiating with a vendor that no one in your company has ever been able to talk to. Maybe you lost 4 pounds not 5. Celebrate the things that worked!


What gets tracked gets better so when you take inventory of the good stuff you have positive reinforcement that raises your morale and excites you to do even better!

Evaluating your progress every quarter will keep moving toward your Vison, not away from it, so you can reach your goals and fulfil your dreams.


And, that's the point, right?





On my long flight to Kona the other day I read Deepak Chopra's book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. In all honesty I read the one-hour version. Same principles, same thoughts, same message all condensed into a wonderfully bridged form. Each one of his Spiritual Law of Success is so basic, not in a bad way but in a way that they are simple and pure. In our daily lives we tend to make things SO incredibly difficulty. Even a simply trip to the store can be a big production. Bag? Check. Phone? Check. Phone charger? Check. Phone holder (so the phone doesn't fall while you’re driving)? Check. Keys? Check. Shopping list? SHOPPING LIST!!! So, I thought as I read through the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success that I'd share with you my thoughts and motivate you to see all the good that is within you and all of the greatness there is for you to be, do, have and to create in this world. So, let's dive right in: The First Spiritual Law of Success is: The Law of Pure Potentiality "Pure potentiality is pure consciousness, it is the field of all possibilities and infinite creativity." states Deepak Chpra. You're probably thinking, "that sounds awesome, Denise but what does it mean?" Many (actually most) spiritual guides, transformational speaker and gurus talk in a similar way. It can be a little foo foo so I'll share my interpretation. All of us have the potential to be, do, have, give, or create anything that we desire. We have the POTENTIAL! Everythingin life comes from the same place. A field of silence, and awareness in which everything is possible. Meditation is the closest way I can explain how I understand this phenomenon. When you purposefully sit in peace and quiet you can train your attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state in which infinite new thoughts and ideas can flow. I'll admit I am not the best at sitting still for very long but I can tell you at when I have taken time out of my busy life to just be thoughts come to mind that I could never have consciously imagined. Meditation takes your attention away from the outside world and turns it inward. Studies in neuroscience have discovered that our brains work differently when we are focused inwardly as opposed to focusing outside ourselves. So, the fact is, our best ideas come when we are not engaged with the outside world. Within ourselves we have every possibility to be, do, have and create anything we want. However as soon as we turn our attention back to the outside world our limiting beliefs, negative thoughts, peer pressure and any number of things can dismiss that potential. "Continuous effort, not skill or intelligence is the key to unlocking your potential." -Winston Churchill I think Sir Mr. Churchill was on the right track. It takes continuous effort, to open your heart and mind, (not necessarily) skill or intelligence to the unlock the potential that is available to you; to all of us.

Believe in your infinite potential. The only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Who you want to be, do, have, or create in your life. Let me help you unlock your infinite potential and discover the life you always dreamed of.


Think about it!



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Aromatherapy for Romance

People have been curious about and interested in aphrodisiacs for as long as they’ve been around. General interest always spikes around Valentine’s Day, but there’s always someone interested in the magical and mysterious world of aphrodisiacs.


From oysters to chocolate to chili peppers, people have been using food to get themselves in the mood for centuries. There are other aphrodisiacs than food that often get overlooked. Essential oils can be used as an aromatherapy technique to spice up your romance.


The most common essential oils used as an aphrodisiac are neroli, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, and ylang ylang. Through reading this article, you will gain a basic understanding of aromatherapy for romantic purposes.


How do essential oils work as aphrodisiacs?


The preferred method for getting the aphrodisiac benefits of essential oils is through aromatherapy, in layman's terms, by smelling them. Inhaling deeply through the nose is one of the quickest methods to absorb all of the essential oil’s many benefits.


The nose has a direct connection to the brain. When you inhale aphrodisiac essential oils deeply, you stimulate the limbic system in your brain, which is responsible for moods and emotions. Inhaling the aphrodisiac essential oils can invoke romantic or sexual feelings.


Neroli oil

Neroli, often called orange blossom, has been traditionally used at weddings to calm the bride and set a romantic mood. The orange blossom flower was frequently placed in the bride’s hair and bouquet because it was thought to calm her nerves and stimulate a romantic wedding night.

Neroli oil was introduced by the princess of Nerola and duchess of Bracciano, Anne Marie de la Trémoille (Orsini) as a fragrance for high society. She perfumed her gloves and stationary with it and put some in her bath. Neroli oil has a heady smell of orange floral undertones.


Rose oil

Most people think of roses when they think of romance, but did you know there’s an oil made from roses that can actually work as an aphrodisiac? Authentic rose oil is highly expensive, so be wary of cheap types you may find, as they’re likely synthetic.

It takes thousands of rose petals to extract the oil, which is why it costs so much to make, but the pungent aroma provides a nice romantic feel. You can put a few drops in your bath or mix it into some lotion or massage oil for a sensual massage.


Patchouli oil

Patchouli oil is most commonly thought of as the incense of choice during the hippy era, however, it originally gained popularity back in the 1800s when it was used as a perfume base in Europe.

This oil has an earthy scent that, when breathed in deeply, can induce feelings of a romantic nature. It can be used in incense, be added to a bath, or be added to your favorite sensual oil or lotion. Patchouli can definitely help you set the mood.


Sandalwood oil

Sandalwood is often brown for its relaxing and meditative benefits. It’s used quite frequently in churches and other religious buildings in the form of incense. It can also be used as an aphrodisiac. It’s most useful when added to massage lotions or baths.

For as long as they’ve been around, people have been interested in aphrodisiacs and other such things to spice up their love life. Most people have tried or heard of using foods as aphrodisiacs but haven’t consider the many options in the world of aromatherapy.

Aphrodisiac essential oils can help you to spice things up in the bedroom easily and naturally.



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