Be a Firework


We are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S. of A. I really look forward to watching fireworks. Don’t you love a good fireworks display? You hear the launch, and then wait…. When the sky lights up with the beautiful display of light, color and sound, we all “OOH” and “AAH” at the delightful surprise of each firework. It is magical. By the end of the fireworks show, my face hurts from smiling so much and my heart bursting, it is so happy!

One of the reasons I love coaching so much is because each of my clients are like those magical, mysterious fireworks. Coaching launches each client in a new trajectory and when the time and circumstances are just right, BOOM! Each client lights up the sky with the power and joy of accomplishing goals that align with their heart. It is magnificent!

What kind of firework are you? When will you light up the sky?



Take a Break from Your Routine

This month, in lieu of my usual tele class, I am offering an opportunity of a different sort. On June 12th, I challenge you to walk away from your office, shut off your smart phone, log off the laptop, and spend one hour doing something that gives you joy and pause.  From 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Central time, take some time away from your routine and enjoy being unplugged.

Register here for the challenge to keep you accountable to your mini-vacation!

Mary CO Vacation 4I want to hear from you! Before the event, during the hour, or after your mini-vacation, please post in the comments below what you enjoyed for the hour (or make it more, if you so desire!). I also encourage you to post your photos and description to social media with the hashtag #MiniVacation so we can all follow the conversation together.

Happy vacationing!

Here comes the sun…it seems like years since it’s been here

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That song is running through my head today. I can’t believe how terrific it feels to see the sun – even if it is through my office window!

It was a long, cold lonely winter so I have been reveling in the sunshine as much as I can. Each morning I take a quick moment to greet the sunrise as it sparkles and sifts through the trees. I interrupt my work routine with lunch outside or a 20 minute walk break. The energy of this season is so vibrant and contagious! Transformation is in high gear and it transforms, energizes, and inspires me.

How does the spring sunshine light you up?

Mary’s Monthly Memo, April 2014

Spring is finally pushing Old Man Winter out of the way. It’s Blossom Time! Click here to read more.


Mary’s Monthly Memo, March 2014

My March newsletter was all about March Forth! Click here to read it.

It’s February. Happy Groundhog’s Day!

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Will you be leaping out of your burrow ready to go regardless of what you see? Or will you be diving back into the darkness for a bit more quiet restoration? I am pretty sure that the groundhogs around here will forecasting more snow and cold. It has been a wild, wacky winter. And yet, the cold and snowy weather has been invigorating for me. I love wearing my beautiful turtlenecks, sweaters and scarves. I look forward to my outdoor winter adventures whether it is walking to the bus stop on a snowy day or clicking in to my cross country skis to hit the trails.

The sunny days are so much brighter with fresh layer of pure white snow. The beautiful, brilliant blue sky against the white, frosted trees really lifts your spirit. Now you know why I live in Minnesota.

Whether you are invigorated or discouraged by the groundhog’s predictions, I hope that you will join me for some learning and fun this month.  Let me infuse you with sparkling sense of wonder that winter brings me!

With snowflakes on my nose and eyelashes,


What is your ritual for saying farewell to the year?

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I wish I was a bear! The temperature has dropped and the snowflakes are flying. I am ready to tuck myself in for a long winter’s nap. My version of hibernating is snuggling under a warm blanket by the fire, listening to holiday music, eating homemade cookies and snoozing.

Besides the tempting invitation to nap, the quiet darkness of wintertime invites us to slow down and reflect. In December, my clients pause and look back over the last year using what I call the YAHOO/BOO HOO/AH-HA formula.

Here is how it goes: each client thinks about, writes about and explores…

YAHOOs:  What did I accomplish/achieve this year?  What am I most proud of? What made my heart happy? What delightfully surprised me?

BOO HOOs: What didn’t I get to?  What were some of the failures or disappointments? Where were the sad moments? What do I regret?

AH – HAs:  What did I learn?  What do I want to carry with me into the next year?

Then we create a ritual for saying farewell to 2013, bringing the year to a close and making way for the New Year.

How do you wrap up the year?


Mini Summer Vacation

Usually, I host my free teleclass on the second Thursday of the month. In July, I will be away on vacation so I won’t be hosting a teleclass.

Instead of a teleclass… Would you like to join me for SUMMER VACATION?
Since I can’t pack you in my suitcase, it will have to be a virtual vacation.

I’m inviting you to sign up for a one hour vacation WITH YOURSELF on July 11 at 11:30 AM CT. That’s right – take a one hour break in the middle of the day. Step out of your usual routine and do something special that YOU will really enjoy.

  • Spend time sitting in the sunshine in your favorite park.boy with kite
  • Take yourself out to lunch to a new restaurant.
  • Visit that museum you have been meaning to get to.
  • Treat yourself to a meal with someone you haven’t seen in a long time.
  • Go for a bike ride.
  • Take a historic walking tour.
  • Read a cheesy novel.
  • Rent a scooter or a Harley and toodle around town.
  • Sun bathe (with sunscreen of course!)
  • Take a nap in the hammock.
  • Drive the scenic route on the way home.
  • Play backyard baseball or a pickup game of basketball.
  • See a movie….

Will you do it? Will you join me and take a mini-vacation on July 11? If your answer is YES, then register for YOUR TICKET TO YOUR VERY OWN ONE-HOUR VACATION!

Register Here

April Showers Brought SNOW!

So the April showers brought SNOW. Now, May 1st brings a Winter Weather Advisory. The tulips are wearing sweaters!

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Even though the snowflakes are flying, the trees are budding, the flowers are blossoming, and the grass is turning green. Spring is unfolding steadily each day. May is an exciting and busy time.

I am thrilled to be co-hosting another round of the Inner Champion Series with fellow master coach Helen House. MORE INFORMATION HERE!

And, if you are feeling overwhelmed by all the busy-ness of this time of the year, sign up for my FREE TELECLASS – Too Much to Do? Let Me Help You!HERE!

Join me for some fun!