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Monday’s Random Thought: Found in Translation May 15, 2017

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My glass heart, a gift to myself a few years back.

This morning, the day after a Hallmark Holiday, my heart is full. Yesterday, while eating a delicious Mother’s Day dinner prepared by my hubby, I pulled out the cards. Not the 52 card deck we played with earlier in the day. My hand made index card deck of the five different Love Languages.

Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, tells us that we give and receive love in our own way and offers these as the main ways: gifts, acts of service, words of affirmation, physical touch and quality time.

While dinner was being prepared, I sat with my gift of a green smoothie from the neighborhood Fit Bar from my daughter and I made each family member a deck of the five love languages. I was delightfully surprised how much our fifteen year old daughter and nearly thirteen year old son got into it. They each ordered their cards from most important to least important and continued to explain their own definition of the words.

After every family member ordered their cards and shared with the family, more eye opening conversation took place. Lots of awareness of our own needs as well as for the one seated across the table. Daughter noticed that dad’s number one, pyhysical touch, was last for the rest of us. My number one, gifts, was not important to the males in the family, but came in second for my daughter as how she feels loved, not necessarily how she gives love. Lively exchanges, cracking us open to each other, erasing confusion, making space for understanding.

This morning, the day after a Hallmark Holiday, my heart is full from the unexpected gift that comes from being vulnerable and allowing others to give with their heart.

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or ready to up-level your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Heart to Heart May 1, 2017

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Saturday morning’s gift at breakfast.

Connection. I would imagine on a variety of levels this is important to all of us. Yes?

The connections that bring out the best version of me and that fill my cup to overflowing are the ones from the heart.

No worries about what to say or how to say it or to even use words at all.

When I am struggling in life, in relationship, in function, it is because I am disconnected from myself, God, others.

On this Monday morning, the first day of May, I ask you, are you feeling connected? If your answer is, no, I invite you to pause, place your hand on your heart and to first connect to yourself. Be aware of your emotions and needs. Notice what’s going on inside. Then commit to being real and to come from a place of love in your next encounter with another. Warning: This may require putting your phone down. And be aware, connection from the heart may cause crazy things to happen. Good crazy things.

 

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

 

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

 

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Not Define You April 10, 2017

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In the Disney movie Moana the protagonists teach us not to be defined by our circumstance. Maui, voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is a half god, half mortal who believes he is only himself with his super powers which are only available when his magic hook is working. Moana, the daughter of tribal chief, must stay in her village because of her father’s fears. Her heart longs to be out in the ocean. Both characters discover what is deep within matters, not by what is seen on the outside.

 

This morning at my post-surgical foot appointment, my awesome doctor who has been along the journey on this long, strange recovery, looked me in the eye and said,”Don’t let this define you.” He went on to say, I will get through this and urged me to not let my swollen – nerve pain – healing foot, define what I do or my day or how I be. And he is right. There is a difference to being limited when in the process of recovery and letting it have power over me.

 

I ask you, dear reader, are you letting your circumstance define you? How can you alter that definition?

 

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: One Step March 27, 2017

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As one to not sit still long, a lady of action, this healing and recovery process from foot surgery has been interesting.  First, there was an unexpected second surgery. Then there was the pain.  I had a plan. I would color, read, rest, allow my body to heal as I received help from others. I would give myself a week or two to just be and then I would work on my book.

Every week there has been progress. It feels like slow progress, but movement forward non the less. It’s been a week since narcotics. Two weeks since napping all day.

Each day something new. Friday I put on jeans instead of pjs and had a phone client. Saturday I moved from the bed to the coach. Sunday I moved to the dinning room table.

This morning at my doctor’s visit I got rid of the special sock and can now open up my bandages and wash my foot!

This sounds slow. But this is progress. The moving forward counts not the pace. This is gving me the opportunity to be. The gift to receive. I am practicing patience. I am learning the value of stillness. Not always fun. Growth isn’t always joyful. That’s why they call it growing pains.

We all have our own experience of having to slow down when we don’t necessarily want to slow down. One. Day. At. A.Time. One. Step. Where in your life can you see the value of slowing it down? Is there an area in you life, a relationship or situation, where you can recognize the power or one? Simply one thing at a time. Step by step. In this slowing down we are allowing room for growth making space for birth to happen. Tis the season, it is spring. Let’s step out of the way and allow. Step. By. Step.

Today standing on one foot. Tomorrow both feet. The next day dancing. Okay, just the fox trot. Next week the cha cha. Patience dancer, patience.

 

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

 

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

 

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Be Your Own Hero March 20, 2017

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In the song Search for the Hero by one of my favorite British bands, The M People, vocalist Heather Small belts it right from her heart to mine when she sings,

“Sometimes the river flows but nothing breathes.

A train arrives but never leaves.

It’s a shame.

Oh life, like love that walks out of the door,

Of being rich or being poor.

Such a shame.

But it’s then, then that faith arrives

To make you feel at least alive.

And that’s why you should keep on aiming high,

Just seek yourself and you will shine.

You’ve got to search for the hero inside yourself,

Search for the secrets you hide.

Search for the hero inside yourself

Until you find the key to your life…….

 

….Just keep the flame of truth burning bright.

The missing treasure you must find

Because you and only you alone

Can build a bridge across the stream.

Weave your spell in life’s rich tapestry –

 

Your passport to feel supreme.

You’ve go to search for the hero inside yourself,

Search for the secrets you hide.

Search for the hero inside yourself

Until you find the key to your life. ”       

(Songwriters HEARD, MICHAEL PAUL/PICKERING, MIKEPublished by

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group)

 

So I ask are you having faith in yourself? Rely on your strengths, you have so much strength within you that you don’t even know is there. Let it be uncovered. What if the very best thing that could happen to you would be that you experience something that leads you to leaning on your own hero within?

 

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: An Offering to Let it Go February 27, 2017

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A great way to let something go if you need a little more than doing it in your mind, is to write it on a rock and toss that rock in the water.

I am learning the power, the incredible life giving power and huge gift in not taking it personally. The more I get that it isn’t about me, the more that forgiveness is my best friend.

This weekend my husband was tired. Really tired. We had only a short bit of time together as I was teaching and he was getting the kids to where they needed to be. I thought about letting him know that his reservedness made me feel like it was something I did. But then I remembered when he is tired he is quiet. And when he is quiet, even though I think it, it doesn’t change how he feels about me.

I get there is value in telling others how there actions make us feel, but in this I found more value in letting it go. I found strength in my own process of seeing it for what it was not for what my mind was trying to do. Make it something it wasn’t. I slept on it and released it. I had no need to bring it up and I still don’t. I understood what it feels like to stand in his tired shoes and I remembered he loves me even when he is not talking much. And… I reminded myself that what matters more than anything is the power in self love.

I offer this today because I see that it is a universal thing, this taking it personally. What would happen if you recognized it, then released it? Would it help in your relationship with others? Would it help in your relationship with yourself?

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Commit February 20, 2017

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On this President’s Day I am observing where I show up.

I must be committed to my spiritual connection for that is where I put my energy.

I must be committed to my loved ones as their state of being becomes the backdrop to my life, the ground I walk on.

I must be committed to writing as I show up with pen in hand page after page, week after week, month after month, year after year.

I must be committed to helping others because that is where I jump in without looking back.

I commit to living on purpose, with purpose for a greater purpose I can’t even grasp. I step with one foot at a time, trusting, believing, ready for what will come.

What are you committed to and how do you demonstrate your commitments?

Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader, Writer, Teacher and Seeker. 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 2009 or this is your first blog stop.

 

Curious about becoming a life coach or upleveling your life? I am a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training. The program is transformative, the experience more life giving than words can describe, www.slctseattle.com.

 

Interested in life or spiritual coaching (individuals and couples) 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. Holding sack lunch mini-retreats since 2009. Next one February 3rd, contact Jenny, 206 255 0463, to reserve you spot.