Integrity and allowing

I came home yesterday and found that a book had been delivered by courier to my home. Of course I was excited because I love books! I racked my brain, trying to remember what I’d recently ordered but drew a blank. I opened up the package and found George Leonard’s Mastery: the Keys to Success and Fulfillment. Hmmm….. looked interesting but it wasn’t something I’d ordered. I had internal tug-of-war going on. One voice said to just keep it: it must be meant for me on some level. Another voice said that if someone else ordered and paid for it and it was delivered here by mistake, that wasn’t right to keep it. I was reluctantly prepared to return the book if necessary. Finally got through to customer service and it turns out that it was a gift from Bill Baren coaching! I was able to accept the gift with gratitude now that the mystery was over.

I share this story because of the pull between wanting to be open to unexpected gifts but also wanting to act in integrity. For me, knowing that the book really was meant for me allows me to enjoy it clear from any muddiness around taking something that belonged to someone else. I’m enjoying the book and will make another post about mastery and being single. Already I can tell that this is a profound and life-changing book! I’ll keep you posted!

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My holistic approach

I am a coach for the current Calling in “the One” course, and I’m just loving co-facilitating our small group “Affinity” with Rebecca Ocean! On the teaching call last night, Katherine talked about how this program is all about who you are BEING when looking for love. The Conscious Dating® program I offer focuses more on DOING: your relationship requirements, how to find other singles and lots more. Together, they are life-changing! Together, they are your roadmap to finding love! Contact me today for complimentary strategy session. We’ll talk about how I can help you find love in 2012!

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Meeting other singles

My clients who rely on online dating often express frustration. They are tired of being at their computers instead of meeting people face-to face. They are tired of the exaggerations and downright lies of the profiles they are reading. There are four levels of places to meet a potential partner. The first is in public places, like at a supermarket. It can be fun to strike up a conversation… and who knows? The second level is singles events and online dating. At least this way you know that people are (theoretically!) available. You may have Meetup groups in your area that focus on singles events and outings. The third level is groups in which you have shared interests, such as hiking or photography clubs. The fourth level is venues that bring people together who have a common vision or shared values, such as church groups or Transition Towns meetings. Try to get out and actually meet people (like the old days) and don’t rely exclusively on online dating sites!

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Dating Tele-clinic for February

I hope you will join me for my Dating Tele-clinic this month. The topic is: Is Your Date a Keeper?: the 5 key red flags to watch out for, and the 7 signs that he/she is a keeper.

* learn about the 5 red flags to show that you are definitely not a match
* the 7 signs that this person has potential for something more
* talk with others on the call about their experiences (both positive and negative!)
* ask questions and get coaching
* get support

The next Dating Tele-clinic will be on Thursday, February 23rd at 4:30pm Pacific/7:30pm Eastern. Calls last approximately 60 minutes. There is no charge, apart from any costs to call a U.S. bridge line, depending on your phone plan.

Please sign up for call-in details and reminders at: http://www.openingtolovenow.com/upcoming-events/

I’m looking forward to “seeing” you on the call! Please invite your friends to register too!

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New Meetup Group!

For any of you who live in the Greater Victoria area, I’ve just started The Victoria Singles Meetup Group! You can go here to check it out and to join: http://www.meetup.com/The-Victoria-Singles-Meetup-Group/ You can sign up for our Valentine’s Single Mingle through the site. Pretty easy!

Even if you don’t live in this area, I really encourage you to get out of the house and away from your computer and meet new people in person. Meetup groups are a great way to make new friends. Just go to www.meetup.com and specify your location and interests… and you’re all set!

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Give yourself a pat on the back!

Like most people at the end of another year, I am reflecting on the past 12 months. It’s so easy to focus on what we still need to learn, and how we still need to grow, that we forget to celebrate our accomplishments. I invite you to give yourself credit for all the ways you have stretched yourself over the past year, the lessons you have learned, the ways you have made a difference in others’ lives.

I am celebrating that, as well as being a Certified Calling in “the One” coach, I am now officially a Certified RCI Relationship Coach for Singles. I have been through rigorous training to earn this certification. I feel confident offering these wonderful programs to you. I know that they do make a difference and I love to witness the transformation in my clients! I hope that 2012 will be the year that you will join me either for individual coaching or in one of my groups. Let’s make 2012 the year for LOVE!

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Conscious Dating® coaching now available!

Are you looking for a step-by-step program that will help you find lasting love? The Relationship Coaching Institute has developed a wonderful program called Conscious Dating® to help you gain the awareness you need to make better choices in love. In the Self-Discovery and Readiness section I help you to identify your areas for growth and to learn more about yourself and what you need for lasting love. One-on-one coaching is ideal for this work but I will also offer 6-week introductory group sessions, starting in mid-September 2011. More information is coming so stay tuned!

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