You Have Permission

  • You have full permission to create the life you desire.
  • You have full permission to be yourself. No, really…BE YOURSELF!
  • You have full permission to listen to your own wants and needs. (And honor them)
  • You have full permission to take care of yourself first.
  • You have full permission to draw boundaries
    in your life. Not only is this okay, it’s hugely beneficial.
  • You have full permission to choose your friends.
  • You have full permission to leave friends that are bad for you or that you don’t like.
  • You have full permission to love yourself.
  • You have full permission to turn toward your dreams.
  • You have full permission to NOT clean your plate.
  • You have full permission to become whoever you want.
  • You have full permission to make your life WHATEVER you want it to be.
  • You have full permission to NOT listen to everyone else.
  • You have full permission to take responsibility for your actions, feelings and behaviors.
  • You have full permission to try for something that feels better.
  • You have full permission to look for a better job.
  • You have full permission to succeed.
  • You have full permission to fail.
  • You have full permission to believe whatever you want to believe.
  • You have full permission to have your own worldview.
  • You have full permission to be who you are.
  • You have full permission to honor your heart and soul.
  • You have full permission to say “Yes”.
  • You have FULL permission…whenever you want….to say “NO”.
  • You have full permission to choose any course you want.
  • You have full permission to color outside the lines.
  • You have full permission to leave your past behind.
  • You have full permission to create.
  • You have full permission to stand up for yourself.
  • You have full permission to be patient with yourself.
  • You have full permission to speak your truth.
  • You have full permission to give yourself permission.

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The Gift of a Life in Transition

Everyone, everywhere goes through times of transition. Without understanding all the possibilities that exist during this time, it can feel like a scary, lonely place with no stable footing. And though it may seem frightening, it is also a time of great empowerment and dynamism.

Change opens doors

Transitions mark shifts in the pattern of one’s life. And…the most exciting part is that this is the time when we are most open to creating something new for ourselves. Whether your transition is self created or has seemingly happened to you, this time in your life is WIDE OPEN! You are no longer Continue reading The Gift of a Life in Transition

Recent Golden Nuggets by Coach Hope

Holding on to pain

Most of the pain in the world is not from what happens to us…but what we think about what happens to us and how long we hold onto the pain of our belief. – July 13, 2012

Shining Your Light

One of the fastest ways to increase your ability to shine your light is to clear the clutter that blocks your soul from shining fully! Look at what you still carry from the past; anger, disappointment, judgement, etc. and work to forgive and release. All that icky stuff acts like a handkerchief over your light bulb! July 13, 2012

The hold of the past

Time and experience are constantly unfolding under our feet, all around us like a conveyor belt. Every time we get stuck on an event that has occurred and is now past, we are not attentive to the unfold-ment that is the present. Let the past be the past and leave it on the conveyor belt as soon as you can drop it. This moment is new and new again and new again. Work to release cynicism of “knowing” what the future will hold. Become like a child again.     -July 10, 2012

On longing

Longing is a wish for what we do not have. Longing is a habit of running away from what is. Longing is living in a dream. – July 9, 2012

Gifts we all have

The light of our life; our consciousness, is our greatest gift. – July 6, 2012

Who is in your circle?

Are the majority of the people in your life positive or negative? Remember- we are highly, HIGHLY influenced by the thinking and attitudes of those in our sphere. When choosing new relationships ask yourself: will this person inspire me and will I inspire them? – July 5, 2012

Our human experience

Some days you think you have it…you’ve figured it out. Some days you think you’ve lost it. Some days feel like marshmellow. It’s all part of the human experience. It’s okay…you’re right where you’re supposed to be, right on time! Take a breath and be gentle with yourself! Everything goes up and down…hold on tight, it’s a great ride! –  June 28, 2012

Don’t wait for ‘perfect’

The mundane details of life will distract you forever. If you’ve been putting something off that you really want…start planning TODAY! Don’t wait for the day everything is perfect and ready. That day…in the future…does not exist. -June 26, 2012


Know How to Empower Yourself – Steps You Can Take Now!

  • Much love from Coach Hope!

    Be conscious of what you are feeding your mind. “You are what you eat” is also true for the mind: “You are what you think” AND “Junk in, Junk Out”.  This means being aware of what you are “inputting”, such as drama, loudness, violence, sadness, etc.  For a week, pay attention to what you listen to, watch, engage in…and notice if it colors your view and affects your moods. This is especially important if you are highly sensitive or “empathic” to the emotions and woes of the world.

  • Look at how you use your mind. Do you spend hours entertaining negative and fearful thoughts…inside your head and with others? How is this affecting your internal experience, your emotional state? Recognize you have a choice as to what you put into your mind and what you do with your mind.

  • Find a mental relaxation that works for you.  The point of mental relaxation is to help the mind experience a period of time that is “slower” than the rest of the day.  When we focus on something- draw, create, pray, listen to relaxing music or meditate, our brain waves slow down. Slowing down brain waves, decreases the mental chatter, allowing for a more peaceful mind. A little practice every day allows you to experience the differences between a chattering mind and a more peaceful mind and helps you recognize that you have a choice. There are dozens of types of meditation, so if one hasn’t worked, keep looking. Simply sitting and breathing is actually a type of meditation. Here are some that I teach: quiet, sound, walking, visualization and focused.

  • Start saying nice things to yourself.  Studies have shown that it takes eight positive comments to overcome one negative one.  The mind attaches to the negative comments because they often cause hurt which is an emotional response that creates a chemical reaction.  It’s part of our hard-wiring from early on.  Remember however, it’s one thing to deal with negative comments from outside (which we cannot always control), it’s another to have our own negative loop about ourselves in our own heads.  Affirmations can work wonders in this area.  Don’t worry if you don’t believe them just yet…it’s part of building a positive and empowering belief inside you ABOUT yourself. Nothing outside you will ever help you feel as good as loving and accepting yourself. This only begins by ceasing the negative things you say to yourself.

Interested in learning how to release yourself from your negative thought loops forever? I coach individuals through a process that does just that.  Contact me directly at to learn more. I live in Austin and offer personal coaching  via phone/in person and deliver group workshops for personal empowerment. Shine  your light! – Hope

The Importance of Your Self Talk

What do you say to yourself?

Self talk is one of the most impactful things we do all day. Are you aware
of what you’re saying to yourself? Is it good? Is is bad? Remember: it shapes your reality and the filter you see the world through. Start paying attention to what you say to yourself!

Since it takes EIGHT positive comments to overcome one negative one, internal OR external, affirmations are great tools to overcome and overwhelm the negative. You might think they are goofy but they are one of the QUICKEST ways to change your brain’s default self talk program. Need a personalized affirmation? Email me and I’ll help you create a powerful one!

Quote from the ‘Affirmations for Radical Success‘ Website :

“The subconscious mind is an odd entity. It is odd for the simple reason that it will accept anything we tell it as true. It is powerful because once it has accepted a statement as true it will put it’s formidable powers to work to make sure that our reality lines up with that ‘truth’.”

So…since we get to choose what our head says back to us….what would you like yours to say?


Personal Freedom Through Feeling and Releasing Emotions

Is this you?

Employers lose $200 billion a year due to stress-related ailments and 75-90 percent of employee visits to hospitals are stress-related, according to the National Institute of Health.  What amazing statistics!

Why we are not attacking stress with the same vigor with which we have attacked drug addiction or drunk driving, I know not. After all, stress is one of the Continue reading Personal Freedom Through Feeling and Releasing Emotions

Make Special Occasions EVEN more Special!

Ways to make special occasions even more special:

Set your Intention with Love.

1. Start with your intention.  At every new turn and twist in life we have the opportunity to set a new intention.  If your default intention is to worry that you won’t get everything done or that the situation will be hectic, chances are…that is what you will experience.  However, if you take a moment to create in your mind what you want the experience to be for you…as vividly as you can, (and then let go) you will Continue reading Make Special Occasions EVEN more Special!