You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae C. Jemison
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away.
Joy J Golliver
It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities
J. K. Rowling
I know of no more encouraging fact then the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
May you live every day of your life.
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MatthieuRicard: The habits of happiness
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart, brain and creativity
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
Gregg Michael Levoy
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within us All
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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love,Parent, and Lead
Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day
Eat Move Sleep
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to ”I Am Enough”
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood
Claude Whitmyer and Ernest Callenback
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and EmbraceWho You Are
The Great Work of Your Life: A guide for the Journey to Your True Calling
YOU: The Owner’s Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier
Mehmet Ozand Michael F.Roizen
Vision: Your Pathway to Victory
Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements
Tom Rath and Jim Harter
Why Meditate: Working with Thoughts and Emotions
Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within
Today, I was looking to see what new movies were out. I came across the documentary Alive Inside, directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett. The winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Audience Award was released in theaters this past week.
The theme of the movie draws upon extensive neuroscience research that has found therapeutic benefits to personalized music. Research within elder care facilities has found persons to be more calmly present, happier and more social, and able to deepen relationships with others when they listened to music connected with their memories. The stimulus of music bringing what is alive inside to life!
As a coach and a consummate seeker, the title Alive Inside captured my attention. For me this is what life is all about. Allowing what is true to our hearts and souls fruit in our day to day lives; gifting others with our unique blend of service to others.
What is alive inside of you? To where or what are you drawn? Or is there something that has been yearning to be touched and awakened, but you have not given it the attention is needs to manifest?
No matter what our age, if we are alive, we have gifts to bring; large and small. These elders in the research study exemplify this.
How will you come alive inside today?
I encourage you to take a moment, to connect with your heart and allow… allow for what moves you. It’s the best medicine anyone can give you.
• Do you long to embrace yourself and breath wellbeing into every aspect of your life?
• Have you tried to make some healthy changes in your lifestyle… but have been unsuccessful in meeting your goals?
• Do you crave to savor life, simple and pure?
Wellbeing encompasses the whole of our lives.
Your health plays an intrinsic role in your entire life, including your personal and professional fulfillment.
I will help you discover and incorporate practices that support you health and wellbeing. You will call upon your personal power and strengths from within to create balance in all aspects of your life.
Whether it be to:
• decrease stress
• improve sleep
• increase exercise,
• develop better eating habits or
• live more fully with a chronic condition
I will be your ally in creating greater balance.
If you are ready to invest in your personal wellbeing, to gift yourself with goodness, I am here for you.
Contact me now to schedule your complimentary session.
What is success for you? Where is your Inner Compass pointing?
The classical definition of success may be described as the accomplishment of a particular aim or goal or the achievement of a level of social status.
Sometimes definitions can feel a bit heady or outside us, taking us away from our inner GPS.
I personally align with, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, Norman Augustine’s explanation …contributing something to the world and being happy doing it…
• Are you longing to take your work in a particular direction, but have not given it focused attention?
• Have you been ignoring some rumblings from within, far too long? Saying No when you really want to say Yes?
• What is it you would like to create? Are you ready to launch; to fly?
Are you ready to engage in and manifest that vision you’ve held of some meaningful work, mission or project?
Whether it be a creative project like writing that book you have always wanted to write, becoming a social entrepreneur or finding that ideal job;no matter what the vision or goal, I will support you in connecting deeply with and taking action in alignment with your values; empowering your calling.
If you are ready to make an upshift in some area of your life’s work, if you truly desire to embody your right livelihood and ignite your pure potential, contact me now to schedule your complimentary session.
I am a Life, Success and Wellness Coach
I encourage you to notice what moves in you as you explore these categories.
Notice if a spark comes alive in you, perhaps one that you have ignored long enough.
Notice, if it is time to take action.
Notice, if Now is the time to take that first step.
“Nona is filled to the brim with inner gifts she bestows upon her clients. Through coaching Nona allows her intuition, knowledge and wisdom to emerge while empowering her clients to live the best version of themselves.”
Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC
Wellness Coach, Buddhist Chaplain,
Psychotherapist, EMDR Consultant
• Does the picture of this bus emulate some part of your life?
• Are you feeling stuck? Having difficulties moving forward? Or maybe you just needsome traction and a bit more gas in your tank?
• Are you feeling that ache to live more fully? Are you yearning to connect with your creative source and fuel your passion? Live your Real Me?
If you are unswerving in your commitment to living the ordinary day in an extraordinary way, then I would love to be your coach.
As you connect with and commit to your aspirations, whatever they may be, I will be your ally. I will support you in clarifying your goals, aligning with your strengths and talents, creating realistic steps and overcoming any obstacles that stand in your way. I will keep you accountable to your vision. Together we will navigate the terrain.
If you are ready to take the wheel and experience new vistas, moving your life beyond where you are now. I am here for you.
Contact me now to schedule your complimentary session.
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Concentration in Health Psychology
BA in Transpersonal Psychology
Professional Life & Wellness Coach Training Program
– Certified Mentor Coach and Certified Wellness Coach
University of Minnesota- Center for Spirituality and Healing
Health Coaching Program
Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry
Spiritual Mentor Training Program
Pathwork Transformational Program
School for Enlightenment and Healing
Spiritual Healing Program
The Four Winds Society
Energy Medicine Program