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Archive for December, 2013

Oh Wow! Shoot For the Stars!

Ten years or so ago, my husband and I were on a holiday to Los Cabos, staying at The Melia. On one of our walks, we went up to the Cabo Real Golf Course and standing on the crest of a hill, with an incredible vista before us, made a pact that within ten years, we would have purchased a condo in Cabo. At that time, we had no idea how to accomplish this as with three daughters in the ‘orthodontic’ phase and headed towards College, finances were fully allocated. We returned home and slipped back into the flow of busy family life! I actually forgot about this pact until the other day, while on a walk up the same hill, with one of said daughters, currently in college. Something about the walk sparked a memory and I was able to share this story, knowing that we had accomplished our dream, having purchased a beautiful little condo the previous March.

So, shoot for the stars and you can walk in star dust!

namaste,

zoey

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Los Cabos Love: Fond Memories

Fond memories of fun times with friends in San Jose del Cabo. This is from the funky beach restaurant that was on the beach side of the road to La Palmilla. I can’t for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the fun!

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Women & Books: Sunday Mornings

On Sunday morning, I have a chance to catch up on my reading, download new books (this week in anticipation of an upcoming vacation) and leisurely peruse book lists and reviews. All this from the comfiness of bed bed, coffee (lightened with eggnog) in hand.

I have tended towards Canadian women authors and a current recommendation ‘How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir’ by Amber Dawn

Here is my current kindle bookshelf!

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Women | Health | Life: A Powerful Quote from a Wise Woman

As a life, executive and organizational coach in the helping professions, I often encounter folks who are trying to ‘fix’ others.

Deborah Adele, author of “The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” has a beatiful and wise way of speaking about this.

‘When we are unwilling to look deeply and courageously into our own lives, we can easily violate others in many subtle ways that we may not even be aware of, thinking that we are actually helping them.

Thinking we know what is better for others becomes a subtle way we do violence. When we take it upon ourselves to ‘help’ the other we whittle away at their sense of autonomy. Nonviolence asks us to trust the other’s ability to find the answer they are seeking. It asks us to have faith in the other, not feel sorry for them. Nonviolence asks us to trust the other’s journey and love and support others to their highest image of themselves, not our highest image of them. It asks that we stop managing ourselves, our experience, others, and others’ experiences of us. Leave the other person free of our needs, free to be themselves and free to see us as they choose.’

Powerful words and indeed, the foundational philosophy of the ‘coaching relationship’.

namaste,

Zoey

Loving the Beach Walks in Los Cabos

My favorite way to start the day in Los Cabos is to watch the sunrise from the beach and then go for a beach walk!

Namaste,

Zoey

em>Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness. ~ Mark Twain

casita topaz | Los Cabos vacation rental

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The Power of Music

Some days just beg for the music of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.

Today was one of those days!

Remembering a very special time in my life …

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