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Monday’s Random Thought: A Step August 29, 2016

Filed under: From The Heart,Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 3:51 pm
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A reader sent me this lovely one found in her path, not an obstacle, a sign to keep moving forward!

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas Alva Edison

Often when it comes to reaching a goal, fulfilling a dream, living out a desired thought we stay standing still for fear of making the wrong step. Thomas Edison, a man who knows a thing or two about getting shit done, offers an enlightened approach. In his quote above it is as if he is whispering, Move your feet and if that is the wrong step, great, you still have moved your feet.

What is paralyzing you from moving forward? Whatever it is, fear, anxiety, perfection, dread, invite it along for the ride if it won’t get out of the way. Step anyway with that nagging bugger at your side.

 

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com, or simply call or text, 206 255 0463.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Oh, Where Do I Begin? August 22, 2016

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 3:45 pm
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I am the lover of walks with my dog Buford and I am so grateful for discovering this heart, high up on a tree Sunday morning. Although I pass this tree often, I love that this was a new discovery.

This post is inspired by and dedicated to my student at Seattle Life Coach Training, Becky. Becky is full of love and teaching her one weekend recently she shared with me a “game” she plays with loved ones. It all starts with, “I am the Lover of…” and you fill in the blank. She is creating a Blog with the same title, I can’t wait to see it and I will share it here with you.

What am I the lover of she asks, oh, where do I begin, I reply.

I am the lover of all things in the shape of a heart, form of a cup or figure of an angel.

I am the lover of going deep with laughter, feelings, expression and of course words.

I am the lover of my hubby’s hair, the whiter it gets the more excited I become. I am the lover of how he supports me, makes me laugh like no other and finishes my sentences, even when he picks the wrong words. I love how he is my best friend. I love how I have ten best friends but he is the one I get to share a bed with even though I am not a lover of sharing a bed with anyone.

I am the lover of my daughter’s strong sense of herself, sweet voice and hearty hugs.

I am the lover of my son’s vulnerable heart, chocolate eyes and cheeky kisses.

I am the lover of the messiness of divorce, mental illness and family dysfunction for it brought me to grace.

I am the lover of all things that represent God, for me that begins with the moon, the trees, communion, all that I can’t see and all that I feel deep in my gut down to my toes.

I am the lover of this life as it continues to unfold within me, above me, through me, in front of me and all around, even in the dark corners.

I am the lover of first drafts and even more so, the lover of do-overs.

I leave you dear reader, with this first draft as I brew another cup of tea and make pancakes for my children, who I am more the lover of when they sleep in late like this, which reminds me, I left out my favorite topic, food. I will leave you wondering what food I am the lover of as you create your own list of all that captures your heart and fills your soul. I have not yet told you, my favorite phrase is the one that ends with a question, so dear reader, what are you the lover of?

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com, or simply call or text, 206 255 0463.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Can We Keep it Positive? August 15, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 10:59 pm
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I love the heart photos you all send me, thank you. This one captured on a Pacific Northwest hike.

This weekend at my daughter’s out of state soccer tournament I was struck by the amount of negativity coming from the sidelines. Parents have no filter yelling at refs, players, each other. I had a no filter moment, I regret.

My daughter and her opponent were going after the ball, a good battle, when the other player hooked her arm into my daughter’s arm. This wasn’t square dancing. I reacted without thinking by yelling, “Don’t you dare touch my daughter like that.”

A bit too much. Mama Bear didn’t like how her cub was being treated. Our coach and my husband immediately told me to hush. I did. I wasn’t proud of my over the top reaction. The girl wasn’t called for a foul and she continued to play dirty the rest of the game. I had to let it go. And I did.

During the fifth game of the weekend, the final championship yesterday, as I paced the sidelines I was blown away by the negativity coming from the parents. Their coach was yelling rudely at his players and they would tell him to “shut up.” The players were anything, but positive to each other. I wouldn’t want to play on a team that talked to each other with such disrespect.

The part that really rubbed me the wrong way is that they were winning with crappy spirits. They were a strong, talented team and they had shitty sportsmanship and negative attitudes. I had to let it go. It was hard.

At the end of the game, when we lost 2 – 0, our coach told the girls she would much rather coach her team and lose then coach that team and win. That helped me to let it go. Winning is awesome, but being kind goes a lot further in this world, you just may not get a trophy for it. And you may have to witness those you love fight their own battles.

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

 

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

 

Monday’s Random Thought: What Can I Learn? August 8, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 8:51 pm
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Someone else’s discovery sent my way. Makes me smile when you readers send me hearts, thank you.

No one likes to be angry or frustrated? It would be uncommon for us to delight in jealousy, sadness, doubt, or fear. These emotions aren’t on the top ten list of how people desire to feel nor are they things people long to experience. They are however, a part of life. These feelings can surface more often than we desire. Instead of ignoring them we can learn from them. All emotions are our teachers, even the ugly, uncomfortable ones.  

I recently had the opportunity to learn from my anger. Instead of hushing it I got in touch with it and became curious about it even showing up.  It was here to offer me a lesson and I had a choice whether or not I would receive its blessing. It was a gift for me to open. I became the talk show host in my mind and interviewed it. Asking it all sorts of questions. Poking and prodding with inquisitiveness.  It provided me with clarity, giving me the space to practice patience, offer forgiveness and find my voice.

I have learned over and over that undesirable emotions will continue to surface until I have fully received their lesson. Is there a lesson out there for you to learn as it invites you to grow with it’s unwanted appearance? Instead of being in a rush to make it disappear, what would unfold if you got curious about the opportunity and embraced its lesson?

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Heart Action August 1, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 7:41 pm
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No blog today. I am working on my book, Mama Needs a Refill, Finding Light in the Madness of Motherhood. A project started in 2008 from the heart, that I must continue, as I listen to the stirrings within. Cheers!

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Intention Moves You Forward July 25, 2016

Filed under: From The Heart,Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 4:54 pm
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Yosemite. Who knew a parking lot could be in the shape of a heart?

At the end of my freshman year of high school my family moved. That meant a new school, new home, new friends, a whole new life. That was over thirty years ago. This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the 30 year reunion of the school I only attended for one year. I was nervous, but I went. These were the people I knew since kindergarten. First friends, first crushes, the firsts of many things.

I went with my life long friend and first best friend. As we gathered in her hotel room before heading to our alma mater, I asked, “What is your intention for tonight?” Jill told me, “To listen, to make those I listen to feel good.”

I shared, “My intention is to have five good connections.” I let go of what that looked like and with whom, but held on to the idea of connecting. By the end of the evening that indeed came true. I connected through sharing, listening, laughing, meaningful hugs more than five times.

I drove home smiling, laughing at myself for being nervous. When you acknowledge your feelings and marry them with an intention it all works out. I took the focus off of my nerves and opened up to possibility.

Is there an area in your life, an event coming up where it would serve you to set an intention? Focus on what matters to you, unattached to what that looks like, then let it go and be ready to receive.

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Leave Room for Nothing July 18, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 5:35 pm
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Of course another rock find on a summer walk.

Saturday was the first day all summer with nothing on the agenda. We weren’t on a road trip with miles to make that day. No soccer tournament to drive to and cheer at, no swim meet to attend, no party to buy a gift or make a salad for, no garden to weed, no class to teach, no nothin’ on the calendar. It was awesome.

I didn’t have an itch to make plans.I didn’t feel the urge, the need or have any desire to make myself busy. So unlike my nature. I am a doer. I am a planner. I am a check it off the list kinda gal. But lately, I have noticed a huge shift within. Less is more. No plans are a good thing, not a sign of laziness or lack of motivation.

In this go-go world we need to create more space for nothing. It gives our minds a break, our bodies room to breathe and our hearts space to be.

Will you listen to what all of you needs rather than what your agenda says? Or better yet, will you schedule nothing and be cool with that?

Saturday I showed up more kind, more authentic and definitely more open. A bit softer. Ahh, I say yes to nothing. For nothing always leads to something. It’s not being attached to what that something is that gives me life. More breathing room. Grace.

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

 
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