Going for the Gold

I watched the Olympics last night and listened to the stories of the athletes as they overcame injury, illness and obstacles to achieve their goal. I acknowledged that their perseverance, dedication, determination and hard work kept them going. But they didn’t do it alone. Their coaches, friends, families, parents, spouses were by their side encouraging them along.

I have worked with special needs individuals for over thirty years and learned to encourage and support them. I learned to break goals down to achievable steps and to appreciate and praise their efforts and achievements along the way. These same skills apply to all people regardless of ability or the desired goal.

When I help people set goals and work to achieve them sometimes the goals are big and seem insurmountable, but as I was thinking upon them today it brought to mind that its like “eating a tiger”. We take one bite at a time ad keep on doing that. Sometimes we have to spit out the bones, but we are determined to do this. We want to meet our goal and eat the whole tiger; so we keep eating. WE keep chewing.

As we tire we notice we aren’t alone. Others are watching and some marvel at our progress. Some wish they could do so well and some cheer us on. It’s then that we realize we aren’t alone. It’s not just our struggle we now have a team. They aren’t doing it for us. We still have to chew on that tiger and spit out the bones. But we know we aren’t alone and that helps. We now have a team to support us in our endeavor.

One of the people on my team is the coach. A life coach, A health coach whichever is needed at the time. This coach challenges me to follow my dreams. This coach stands beside me cheering me on or prodding me as I need it. I know I will achieve this goal. I know how I will feel then. Coach asked me to visualize achieving that goal and how great and empowered I would feel afterwards. Oh that JOY! I would be hard to find words to express the joy and pride I would feel as I finished that goal.

The Olympic athletes are the same. They visualized achieving a goal and worked to achieve it.

Do you have a big dream?
Do you have a goal that seems insurmountable?
Have you given up and said its not meant to be?

Are you ready to GO FOR THE GOLD in your life? Your dreams are possible, they aren’t insurmountable. The work is not as hard as it was for those athletes and you don’t have to do it alone.

I am a Certified Life and Health coach and I can help you with that. Lets be partners and make your hopes and dreams come true. Lets move past what’s stopping you or holding your back from being the best version of yourself you can be. Lets help you soar to your individual greatness.

Send me an email to and title it “Going for the Gold” lets schedule a time we can talk and explore your hopes and dreams. I look forward to hearing from you.


As I talk to people I find that their past life experiences affect how they live their lives today. And yes that becomes who we are as a person. Some of it is good and some bad for all of us. What if you experiences abuse, trauma, hatred bullying?
What if that causes you to retreat within your home or yourself to not get hurt again? Do you become somewhat of a hermit?

The reality is the person or people or the situation is still happening. Those people are still abusing, bullying you but in a different way.

What do you do about it. Stop putting yourself anywhere near pleasurable things or relationships to prevent hurt? Don’t go shopping because a shooter might be there? Don’t drive? Don’t date? don’t let others get to know you or get close to you? Don’t leave the house. These are all actions we may take as we think it keeps us safe, but it limits us. Those people or that situation still has a hold on us.They are still controlling us.

We need to break free. We need to date again, get out of the house and let others into our lives. Before we can do that we need to let go of the past. We need to forgive that person. Not because they deserve it, because YOU do. YOU ARE WORTHY, YOU ARE AWESEOME and deserve to fly free and be whom ever you wish to be. Forgiving them in your heart doesn’t mean they were right. It doesn’t mean you have to do it in person. Use that past experience as education, knowing that you don’t allow abuses, bullying or others controlling you in your life but enjoying life for today to the fullest.

Stop letting them control your mind and continuing to judge or belittle you. Be who you are without judgement and allow others to do the same. Regardless of race, appearance, disability or sexual preference, allow yourself and others to be who they are. Look upon them with curiosity and interest not judgement. Saying to ourselves isn’t it interesting or curious that they choose to do that or live that way. Then move on without judgement just to learn from it. We don’t need to ask them for details or ask why as that would be taken as nosy. We are just observing. We can’t control what others do only how we react to their actions or behavior. Let our reaction rule our lives not them.

Forgiving someone who has abused you or hurt you is hard and they don’t deserve it. I say again YOU deserve it. YOU are worthy, YOU are wonderful. Let God help you forgive them for your sake and future. Ask God to help you forgive the past and move on to enjoy your life and serve Him using those experience to help others learn to forgive and move on. Then you and they are FREE. Be FREE and soar into your individual greatness as you enjoy life again.

You are welcome to share this and I hope you will continue to follow my blog. I am a Life and Health coach. If you need help Soaring to your individual greatness, contact me.

First blog post

I am starting this blog to share my thoughts  and some of what I have learned over the years. My hope is that some of these will inspire you or help you through the challenges of life.  I am 76 years old and have had many life experiences that I may be able to help others through.

I am a single  parent of special needs daughters that are now all adults.  I have worked with people with various challenges, disabilities and abilities over the years. I love being able to help others and I hope this will be another way to do so.

I am a certified Life and Health Coach and am building my business  from individual coaching, classes,  group coaching, and health  talks.  My coaching style is transformational , non judgemental and focuses on the positive aspects of life.  I also have training in mindfulness (meditation) and use this in sessions with my clients. I have a close connection with My Higher Power which for me is God.  I welcome all beliefs and will not judge yours whether is your religion or anything you believe to be true.  I would love to help others build up “That which is greater within them so they can truly be themselves and Soar to their individual Greatness”

During my work with special needs I named my company Its My Life.  I have added to that now and added. Its My Life-Soaring to Individual Greatness.  I believe that with the right system, right support and accountability we can all Soar to our individual greatness.

I look forward to sharing my thoughts, getting your feedback and growing together to be All That We Can Be!