Oh my goodness!
On Zoom with my coach I am working on identifying my inner glass ceiling... those invisible inner barriers that keep you stuck in an area of life that really matters to you. And specifically I was working on where I get stopped or stuck in my business. What happens over and over again that I can't see? This is the stuff that's beyond mindset.
I share with her a story of an event that took place about 15 years ago, in which I find myself unable to identify that I had a pattern of needing help when feeling insecure or uncertain... and again this was only present in a particular area of my life. In this moment on our coaching call, she exclaims, "Of course you need help! Brilliant women like us need help!"
Chances are you’ve been held back from unleashing your greatest power and potential because the outside world rarely, if ever, reflects back to you your unique perspectives. So, you may not realize that your exceptional ways of seeing the world are actually deeply needed for your highest wellbeing as well as the highest wellbeing of all.
If you're anything like me, you have too often deferred to what other people tell you or think or advise, rather than what you deeply know. You may have become overly dependent on external reference points, simply because you don't fully trust yourself, or you place a lot of weight of what others think.
So, you override what you deeply know within. How might this play out in your life, in your work, in your relationships?
Where in your world, is the woman behind the plan? A few years ago, I spoke with a wonderful woman who desperately wanted coaching. She wanted to grow personally and increase her confidence. And her awareness. Her words.
When we examined having a plan in place she already had the plan. What she really needed was the woman behind the plan. Again, her words. Thus, I'm asking you as well.
Are you the woman missing behind the plan?
As we step into August with our last month of summer, before we head into the busyness of fall where we tend to set fast-paced last trimester goals, I want to invite you to start adding small changes to your routine now to help you reinvent the way you live, lead and thrive.
We're not talking about overhauling your life, but rather to bring into your life a few lifestyle steps you can take (that you'll actually want to keep) to be your healthiest and happiest right now... small changes that you love, lead to more vitality, radiance, joy, inner richness, success and impact!
I've been saying for years that it's always awkward before it's elegant. And this is especially true for the space in between our becoming... from the moment we declare that we're "becoming the woman who... ______________________ (fill in your own blank)". It can be becoming the woman who takes exquisite care of herself (no matter how busy) or becoming the woman who is amazing with money (no matter how chaotic at the moment), or becoming the woman who makes beautiful requests that others are thrilled to fulfill (no matter how unlikely this may feel from your past)... just because she's declared that she's becoming THAT woman!
I’m French. I was born in Paris, and I only lived there until the age of two and a half. However, no matter where I lived (Switzerland, New York, Rhode Island, Boston, Atlanta), I had the influence of a French mother and lots of French (and European influence) in my life. My father was from Munich. My upbringing and my life inside the home were European... always. Only when I stepped out the door to go to school or later on to go to work did I have a totally American life.
There isn't a proper French translation for the word self-care. And when you think about it, for so many of us self-care feels like one more thing to add to our already long to-do list. It requires even more energy than we already have, so what would be enticing about adding self-care even when we know we so desperately need it?
There has never been a more significant time than NOW to prioritize the inner work that will catalyze the outer changes in your life that you most desire. And this holds true in every way that you lead... whether it is yourself, others, a team, a project or an organization. It is even relevant when you are raising children.
What we do today impacts the next seven generations that come after us. This is not to cause increased stress in the midst of unprecedented complexity that exists in our world in this moment, but to invite you to breathe and connect with yourself within. This is
I’ve been thinking about where we look for satisfaction, and why so many seem to live day after day without actually finding it. This has led me to some thoughts I’d like to share with you.
All living beings require a certain level of support from their physical environment in order to keep living. Take away the essential elements of food, water, warmth and oxygen, and most cannot long survive.
As advanced beings we of course have those same needs.
However as humans we go further than simply basic physical needs. We have a need for a certain internal sustenance, sometimes called “psychological needs”, which animals do not seem to have.
According to Merriam-Webster, burnout is exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.
It's not new. It's been around for years, but usually dismissed with a dose of shame that burnout occurs amongst the weak. Now that it has spread through all parts of our culture however, the topic is being recognized as a threat not only to the health and well-being of individuals but also to the continued success of business and other organizations.
Original recipe and photo by Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library
Recipes translated into paleo by Françoise Everett
Last week I served flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and whipped cream at the launch of our Wealth & Wisdom Networking event, and it was a huge success! So much so that I had many requests for the recipes.
Over the last 10 years, I have taken my favorite chocolate recipes and translated them to be paleo (gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free with healthy, delicious alternatives) so that I could still enjoy my favorite desserts, and be super healthy at the same time.
Françoise Everett, MS is a facilitator, feminine leadership coach, author, speaker and lifestyle business owner. She works and supports women entrepreneurs and women who hold leadership positions by unlocking their inner wisdom, feminine power, and hidden richness.