The Path of Personal Evolution – An essential guide to creating an empowered life.

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What is the meaning of Personal Evolution?  What area do you focus on and how often?  Many of us want to live more deeply, more connected and feel more empowered, yet the road to development can be confusing without the proper road map.  This session will give you an easy to follow breakdown of some areas where you can begin and let you assess what level you are.  There is even great prompts to help get you moving in areas that include:

  • Faith & Spirituality
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Career & Business
  • Plus so much more!

Grab a note pad or your journal and get ready.  Once you complete the lesson, you will find that its conclusion is only the beginning for you.  Blessings to you and your goals… may you have an abundant and memorable evolution!

About Marilen Crump:


Marilen Crump is a graduate of Sweet Briar  College  in  Virginia  and  is  the  owner  of  ArtInspired  (est.  2000) which  provides  self‐development  in  areas  of  Art,  Movement,  Wellness  and  Inspiration.ArtInspired  has  partnered  with  Todd  Health & Wellness and Harvest of Health to create the PERSONAL  EVOLUTION  GUILD  ™,  A  New  Way  to  Engage,  Innovate  and  Strategize Improvements in Your Life. Marilen is a polymath in the  areas of ballroom dancing, photography, public speaking, vocalist,  poetry  and  other  artistic  pursuits.She  finds  great  satisfaction  in  collaboration,  coaching  and  spending  quality  time  with  her  husband Ken and their five children.



Co-Founders Marilen Crump and Dianne Todd
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The PERSONAL EVOLUTION GUILD BINDER™ is filled with 50+ starter pages of helpful guides, worksheets, lessons and visually rich resources.  You can even order updates that are available seasonally so that you are always engaged in creating a life of abundance and fulfillment.  Your binder is customizable and is equipped to hold your visions, thoughts, actions, plans and dreams.  It includes pocket-lined dividers in a color-coded system that coordinates with each one of our PERSONAL EVOLUTION GUILD™ (PEG) categories.  The binder cover is flexible and durable enough to accompany you through your self-improvement journey.  Each page is a work of art designed by Marilen Crump and engages the user to include his or her personal touches.  There are even frame-ready art and photographs to fill your home with inspirational images and motivational cues.  Other products are available to supplement your binder as well as other gifts that you can share with those you love and support.  Visit and click on the Powerful You! Special Binder Offer and enter code: PY110316

Clarity as Easy as Breathing – Soulful Energy Empowerment; Learn 3 steps to Capsule of Calm

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When you are asked: “Hey, how’s your day going?”  What’s your typical answer?  When was the last time you really said “hello” to yourself or checked in to assess your energy?  Personal empowerment embodies all aspects of our body, soul and mind, which as human beings, we may take for granted. Regardless of where you are in your life, whatever decade you are living, there are moments you may not be feeling empowered, strong, or connected in a meaningful way to your life. The pace of daily living may or may not change. My BAC2 Method ™ is designed

  • to teach you to raise your awareness,
  • feel more empowered
  • be a more effective decision

It’s all about the “pause”, and pressing the “refresh” button on your internal “health-o-meter”.  The intention of this session is to offer you a simple course correction by creating a new feeling of wellness in your body, allow the mind to calm so you can hear the wisdom of your Soul, regardless of your circumstance.  This class is experiential, practical and fun. Come along, and join me.

You know you are Special and You are a Blessing!

About Alissa R. Okrent:

Alissa Okrent, Souls-Compass

Alissa Okrent is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner and a Board Certified Guiding Mindful Change Coach with more than a decade of experience.  She has followed her passion, supporting her clients in achieving their stress management, health and wellness goals. She works with both individuals and corporate groups, helping them to be more mindful in daily tasks to maximize their life enjoyment, productivity and success.

“To know by experience” is her theme, one she learned earlier in her career as an Outward Bound participant. “Breathe through changes in their lives” is one of her guiding mantras she instills in her practice along with compassion, non-judgment, and by providing a safe haven to enable that personal exploration in her clients.

Benefits of working with you?

She developed The Capsule of Calm, a simple process for feeling calm, clear and focused in the midst of life’s challenges and transitions. Alissa focuses on your human experience, leveraging her intuitive skills and extensive background in professional fitness to mentor you in developing realistic strategies to achieve your personal goals.


Alissa R. Okrent


I am offering a complimentary 20 minute discovery phone session. During our time, you will learn one of your Soul Languages, your mission energy signature. I became a practitioner of this paradigm, because I found this insight transformed my life. This is one of the many tools I use when helping individuals feel more connected to who they are, raise self-awareness and truly experience a sense of inner peace and calmness. I look forward to sharing this information with you!
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Resilience Power for Business and Life

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Are you the Orchestrator of Your own Fate?When Obstacles, Stress, & Other Threats Loom do you have the right tools to endure?

If hardship, disappointment or unexpected changes strike how well will you prevail?

Get Rewired! Access what you need by arming yourself with resilience tactics to keep you afloat and thriving in any situation. With Resilience Power, you’ll discover how to better handle your life, career, relationship and business ups and downs with more ease and valuable tools and resources.

Resilience won’t make your challenges go away — but can give you the ability to see past them. Develop the skills and attitudes to grow your resilience to bolster you even in the unexpected, find enjoyment in life and better handle your stress.

No matter how much you plan or how proactive you are, life is often unpredictable. How you handle the challenges makes all the difference. Find out how to choose what serves you best.

  • What is Resilience?
  • Resilience Hijackers
  • Optimism Vs. Reality
  • Plan for Success
  • The Search for Meaning
  • Mind Power
  • How Successful Businesses & People Thrive in Any Situation
  • Build Up Your Resilience for Life

About Dr. Jo Anne White:

Dr. Jo Anne White, the Success Doc

International Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Certified Professional Coach and Speaker, Dr. Jo Anne White is living her dream of helping others live their dreams and thrive.

She’s CEO/ Founder of the Power Your Life Network and the Power U Online University: Guiding individuals, families, businesses and professionals to grow and succeed.

Dedicated to excellence and service, Jo Anne enhanced her client support as a lead generation expert, image and branding specialist and Energy Healer.

“We can manifest our gifts and talents to fulfill our desires and pressing goals, and make a difference in other’s lives,” Jo Anne said.

She’s also the Executive Director and Host of the popular Power Your Life TV & Radio Shows, and CEO/President of Dr. Jo Anne White Consulting Services, LLC.

Featured online and in national and international media outlets: (, Good Housekeeping, More, WebMD), Jo Anne’s appeared frequently on Radio and Television Networks as NBC, CBS, FOX, and Voice America.

Dr. White authored and co-authored numerous books including: Amazon International Bestsellers Keys to Conscious Business Growth, Bully Free, More Heaven: Because Every Child Is Special (Mom’s Choice Award for Excellence), Mastering the Art of Success, JOY, and The Self Architect.


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1, Unlimited Access: State-of-the-Art Online E-Marketing System: Includes: Resources, Tools & Support to Help you get laser-focused on your career & business Fundamentals that build multimillion dollar businesses: Lead generation tools, webinars, group coaching, resource library & more!                                        Regular Price: ($197 per month: Powerful You Rate $80.)

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#perspectiveshift – Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

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Presented by Frances B. Holinda, MBA-HCM, CPC

In this session you will learn how to manage life’s everyday challenges as well as the inevitable curveballs, by changing our point of view, or our perspective.

  • The three steps of #perspectiveshift
    • Recognize
    • Refocus
    • Rewire
  • The Four-to-One Formula
  • Rewiring our brain
  • Learning to embrace the unexpected
  • It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it
  • Getting back on track
    • Re-evaluate your priorities
    • Avoid playing the blame game
    • Revisit your vision for the life you want to create
    • Recommit to your goals and priorities
  • Look for the opportunity the unexpected provides

About Frances Holinda:

Frances B. Holinda, MBA-HCM, CPC is the Owner and Life /Personal Coach at Perspectives Personal Coaching. Prior to starting her own coaching business, Frances had a twenty five year career in medical billing and consulting as the Owner and President of Physicians Resource Network Inc.  She now devotes her professional life to personal coaching and consulting.

Certified through the International Coach Certification Academy (ICCA), Frances is a self-described “Perspectives Coach” helping clients “shift” their perspective to better manage life’s daily challenges and curveballs with greater ease and less stress. Frances coaches her clients to reach their goals, get “unstuck” and find purpose with her #perspectiveshift (recognize, refocus, rewire) approach.

Additionally, Frances is a BBM Global Network radio talk-show host with a weekly show entitled #perspectiveshift, a VIP member of the NAPW, as well as a published author (Change Agents in High Heels). Frances holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Monmouth University.

Frances B. Holinda, MBA-HCM, CPC
“Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life”

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Flipping the Cosmic Switch – The Magic Behind Authentic Leadership

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As women continue to redefine success, there’s a powerful desire to make a big impact professionally and to change the rules about how we operate at work. Whether it’s finding work that truly fits you or upleveling your current business or career, you deserve to love what you do and create success on your own terms, without having to give up your life in the process.

If you’re having challenges building your business or are attracting more victim-types than motivated potential clients; if you’re finding it hard to connect with your tribe or feel that the entire process is more drudgery than joy, it’s time to take a deep and honest look at who you are and how you’re leading.

Most of us would rather be liked then risk exposing who we really are.  We’re more in our heads than in our hearts.  We want to be the one with the magic pill and promise things we can’t deliver.  We’re often more concerned about clinching a client than making sure they get results.  And we want everything NOW.

The real magic lies in authentic leadership.  Authentic leaders:

  • Know who they are and show their real selves
  • Lead with their hearts, not just their head
  • Are focused on transformational results
  • Are in it for the long-haul, no matter what

Learn how to flip the magic switch so you can be who you are and do what you came here to do, powerfully and authentically.

Through alignment with true essence, Lisa Winston, Authenticity & ReAlignment Coach, facilitates transformation in people’s personal lives and conscious businesses.  She believes that building a solid inner foundation, which includes alignment with one’s core love essence and a deeper connection to one’s inner wisdom, as well as living from an unshakeable, unapologetic knowing and love of one’s self, is the way to a life of joy, purpose and prosperity. Thirty years of traumatic life experiences finally awakened her inner fire and propelled her into her life’s mission.  She knows first-hand that everyone has access to the power within to rise above circumstances and thrive.  She now has the honor and joy of assisting others along their journey back to Spirit and self, as well as aligning with their unique passion and purpose.  Her Awaken Your Core Fire Programs are changing lives.  Lisa is a best-selling author, teacher, artist, vocalist, mentor and mom.

Lisa Winston
Authenticity & Re-Alignment Coach

Two special offerings to meet you right where you are:

If you’re feeling a restlessness, urgency or just a feeling it’s time to do something, your Soul is calling you back to your-self.  To become all you came here to be.  That feels big and scary.

First of all, you’re not sure what you want, why you want it or how in the world to even get started.   Then, the strangely overwhelming and intangible fear creeps in, paralyzing you.  Keeping you in confusion and holding you back.

That’s where I come in (I LOVE this part)!  It’s my greatest honor and joy to offer you a complimentary 30 – 45 minute Clarity call to go deep and get some answers.  Through intuition and life experience, I will help you get clear on your what and why.  You’ll also walk away with an easy, actionable next step.

Book your call with me here

I look forward to sharing a beautiful and powerful heart-centered connection with you.

If you’re a Powerful You! Member who is looking for a coach and you feel drawn to working with me, I’m offering a total of $1600 off of my year-long, private VIP coaching program through the month of June.  That’s $100 per month off of my regular coaching fees and $400 off of your deposit.  I’m in the process of taking my last few clients for the year, so if you feel a nudge or a knowing, please call me asap to book a qualifying call.    You can schedule by clicking here.


  1. The When Resistance Hits Guidesheet
  2. The Grounding and Centering Meditation
  3. The Love Expansion Meditation
  4. The Let Go and Find Peace Meditation

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The Fastest Way to Beat Analysis-Paralysis

A couple of Sundays ago I had a bike accident.

And I counted myself very lucky…

I took a spill at one of those big bad turns descending Panoramic Highway (at -8% grade)…

… someone dropped a ball-throwing-dog-stick contraptions lying horizontally across the road, which caught my wheel and caused the accident.

I walked away with damages that surprised my riding peeps:

Three finger scratches (guess it’s the cyclist equivalent of paper cuts,) one bruised nail, one bruised elbow, one bruised bum and (worst damage is…) a HOLE in my Strava climbing challenge shorts! (They don’t make those anymore!)

I was told if I grabbed onto the break real hard instead of going along with the fall, I could have flipped (and very likely resulted in a broken collar bone.)

It could totally be a broken bones kind of situation, or worse. I walked around with immense gratitude for the next few days.

Here’s what happened right after the crash:

We were in the middle of a mountain descent. Couldn’t even call an Uber because there’s almost no reception.

The only way to get out is to keep descending, around more of those big bad turns at even steeper grade. 

Like Maverick-preneurship, descending is very much a head game.

You’ve to be confident that you can complete the task at hand, before you can perform the task and get to see the evidence that you can actually do it.


The more white-knuckle and tiptoe-y you’re about it, the less likely you’ll succeed (with flair.)

I could have held on to the break for dear life for the rest of the ride but I chose not to.

I finished the rest of the descent at a respectable pace.

That’s not the end of it.

It’s very common to feel spooked going down these big bad turns after a crash. The “shakiness” could go on for weeks.

The adrenaline might have brought me home, but as it worn off after a good night’s sleep that’s when the “recovery” begins…

… the “recovery” of getting over the fears and doubts during a descent.

I could’ve easily stayed off the bike for a few days and “rest.”

Yet the thought of “can I do this again” would have eaten me up.

The unsettled feeling caused by anticipation of the act and the permutations the mind serves up can only be banished by taking action.

Analysis-paralysis gets your mind going in a dozen different directions by anticipating two dozens outcomes. Taking action gives you one outcome… now you can move on.

I got back on the bike the next day, climbed a mountain just so I could descend… to get over the anticipation-induced fear and doubt by getting pass the anticipation to the action.

The next day I went up the mountain again. As I approached the start of the descent where the accident happened, I literally had acid reflux.

It all stopped when I actually started the descent. My monkey mind had to stop (it knew better that if it kept churning the lack of focus would kill us all!) Skills and instinct kicked in, and it’s like hmm… riding a bike.

When I “pushed” myself pass that point of “anticipation” to the “doing” – the fear had no more grip on me.

Instead of letting the monkey mind play out a dozen scenarios in which shit could happen, the only thing to do when you get to the point of “doing” is to let the confidence that you CAN do it lead… so shit doesn’t happen.

The next day, I rode down the same descent (It’s like Groundhog Day…)

Two days later, I rode a different descent in a 23mph crosswind. It was hairy and spooky – even to the very skilled cyclists. (Being small in size makes it even more challenging for me.)

Nope, couldn’t call Uber… no reception in the middle of a mountain!

To get home, I had to be confident that I could do it. Let go of the fears, the doubts and the break… cross the line to get from “anticipation” to “action.”

Knowing that a warm shower awaits at the other end.


I posted about the accident on my FB page with a few pics.

Cyclist friends jumped in to ask if I’m ok… if I broke my teeth etc. They know the potential damage caused by taking a spill on a -8% big bad turn.

A few non-cyclist friends gave the post a like, and one actually commented on my husband’s purple jersey.

That’s fine, I don’t expect anyone not in the game to understand the game.

Likewise, there shouldn’t be judgment between you and your non-maverick-preneur friends/family. Don’t let them judge you, and don’t let yourself judge them just because they choose a different path.

It’s like… my friends don’t like to cycle, fine! I may not hang with them as much but I don’t call them losers.

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About Ling

Intuitive Brainiac | Creativity Mentor | Copywriting Alchemist. Through her unique blend of Business + Marketing coaching/consulting with a Mindset + Psychic Twist, she helps the maverick-preneurs uncover, articulate & transform their WHY into content that connects, resonates and converts – by way of an intuitive yet rigorous iterative process born out of her Harvard Design School training and 10 years experience in the online marketing industry.

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Inspire You NOW! How to Find Your Calling and Become Unstoppable!

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In this powerful presentation, you will discover key ways to master your mindset around your life, career and/or business that can massively impact your success. I believe that often the biggest obstacle in the way of success for most people lies in their thoughts, beliefs and resulting actions or lack of actions. How you think about yourself and the world effects how you show up in your daily life. Whether it’s a dream of starting a business, a dream of having a family, a desire to make a career change or to experience things on your “bucket list”; your mindset determines if, when and how you live your life and what you attract.

Over the years, I’ve worked with many high level executives that are clearly big thinkers about their careers and the organizations they serve. However, they are not always big thinkers when it comes to their lives as a whole. This presentation will invite you to think BIGGER about WHO you are and what you do.

I. Why Am I Here?

  • A. You are NOT your job or your business!
  • B. The Roles We Play
  • C. The Essence of You
  • D. The Litmus Test

II.Mastering your Mindset for Success

  • A. What you say matters!
  • B. How are you showing up?
  • C. Your Energy Impacts Your Results

III. Building a VISION – Building a LIFE

  • A. Your Unique Purpose
  • B. Your Highest Values & Priorities
  • C. Your Stage in Life
  • D. Take Conscious Action to Create Your Legacy

About Christine Suva:

Christine Suva has spent a lifetime exploring her insatiable passion for personal and professional development!  She’s a Certified Professional Life & Career Coach, Engaging Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, two time Amazon #1 International Best Selling Author and interviewed for television and radio.  As Founder and President of THRIVE Coach Services, Inc., she is deeply committed to helping others find passion, purpose and success in their lives!  Her business is the culmination of over 20 years’ experience guiding thousands across the country to achieve career and personal goals as an Outplacement Consultant and Wellness Professional in the education, healthcare, corporate, and community settings.

Her clients are often in a place of reinvention, looking to start a business or are in career transition.  Christine’s approach is holistic, comprehensive and involves mastering the mindset for success.  She’s personally used all of the tools and strategies she shares to reinvent her own life and career multiple times. Her most popular programs are her Career Mindset Mastery Series and Inspire You Now programs.

Chris feels deep gratitude for being called to her highest purpose in her work and enjoys helping others discover, develop and live out their highest calling over the course of their lives!

Christine Suva


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Say Yes to Yourself!

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Double Your Confidence to Have Better Relationships, More Time, and Greater Success in Your Life.

As women continue to redefine success, there’s a powerful desire to make a big impact professionally and to change the rules about how we operate at work. Whether it’s finding work that truly fits you or upleveling your current business or career, you deserve to love what you do and create success on your own terms, without having to give up your life in the process.


If you had a magic wand and could change one aspect of you life, what would that be? Would it be a relationship, your professional success, your level of self-confidence, or happiness in life? What if you already had the power to do that – not just in one area of your life but all the areas of your life?

Find out in this seminar where you will:

  • – Learn how to assess where you are in your life and what got you there
  • – Determine which area of your life you want to succeed at
  • – Discover the secret to achieving the success you desire
  • – Establish how to increase your level of self-confidence and empowerment to create your ideal emotional, physical, financial, and social life.


About Sujata Uppal:

Fueled by a desire to free herself from the limitations set for women by her culture, Sujata Uppal left her native country, India, at the age of 21 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sociology. Sujata’s core belief is that we, as women, have an innate inner power that gives us the strength and fortitude to aspire to what we want and to stand up for ourselves and the causes that we care about.

Sujata has spent her life educating, engaging, and empowering women to break past limitations and achieve their highest potential. She has been involved in many women’s organizations, led workshops on self-esteem, and mentored women in all stages of their lives to help them become their own best advocates – both personally and professionally.

In addition to her Master’s in Sociology, Sujata holds three professional coaching certifications: Life Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, and Singles Relationship Coach. After a difficult divorce that ended her twenty-five year marriage, Sujata launched Transition AIDE to bring Awareness, Insight, Direction, and Empowerment to women making changes in their lives, whether by chance or by choice. She specializes in guiding women to make empowering, strategic decisions during divorce, self-empowerment for women juggling multiple priorities, and personal leadership for all women who want to experience self-growth.

Sujata Uppal
Transition AIDE
Office Phone: 561.228.1058


30-Minute INSTANT CONFIDENCE Session to help you One-On-One to do the following:

  • – Figure out what is holding you back from the success you desire.
  • – Figure out the CLEAR PATH to help get you from where you are to where you want to be.
  • – Create your personal CODE of CONFIDENCE

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Feel Good Now

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In this webinar, Sue Urda shares…

– The practices and mindset techniques that have kept her on track
even through one of the most challenging years of her life.
– How to keep from spiraling down when bad things happen.
– How to stay positive and moving forward no matter what.
– How to feel good in the midst of the muck.
These simple, yet profound strategies will help you to feel
more grateful, alive, and at peace.

Never underestimate the power of feeling good!

About Sue Urda: Sue Urda is your Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-Winning and #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer, and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. Sue is a two-time honoree on INC Magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Having started 3 companies since 1989, Sue knows the challenges and joys businesses face, and she is committed to helping entrepreneurs and all women thrive, get connected, share their stories, and feel good. Sue loves assisting individuals in their own pursuit of success, purposeful-living and freedom, and her mission is to connect women to each other, their visions & themselves for true fulfillment.

My two books are titled “Powerful Intentions Everyday Gratitude” Book I and Book II. Each book provides simple insights and inspiration, mindset molding, and vibration raising in the form of a daily reading. They assist individuals to set intentions, live on purpose, judge less, and enjoy life more.

Sue Urda


100 Transformational Days to Create a Life of Joy, Grace, and Ease

Join Sue Urda, your Feel Good Guidess, on a journey of transformation that will change your life — if you let it!

You will explore and learn:

  • The power of choice
  • Personal growth through everyday challenges
  • Stop fighting and follow the natural flow of life
  • Be present even when your mind is cluttered
  • Gain clarity to move forward
  • Live into your true life purpose
  • Shed limiting beliefs that hold you back
  • Self-acceptance, self-love and empowerment
  • Positive use of your emotions and intuition
  • Live in simplicity, grace and ease
  • This video series is based on Sue’s award-winning, Powerful Intentions ~ Everyday Gratitude. It’s a transformational book that sets you on a 100-day journey to the center of YOU! This book provides the tools for you to become the conscious creator of your life, instead of just being a passenger on the journey.

    *This series contains 100 videos that are approximately 4-7 minutes each. Watch them one each day or several at a time. Watch them in order or choose the topic that resonates with you on a particular day. As you watch and implement some of the practices and lessons you’ll see shifts in your mood, vibration, interactions, relationships, and all aspects of your life.

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    FREE GIFT: Bonus Gift: 7-Day Transformational Video Series for a Life of Joy, Grace and Ease. With each day’s video, you’ll become more aware of the thoughts you are thinking, more conscious of what’s going on around you, and you’ll find it increasingly “ease-ire” to experience moments of joy, grace and ease as you move through your day. This is your 7-day jumpstart for feeling really, really good.


    A Million Dollars for Your Thoughts

    How important are your thoughts? They shape your life. Learn to focus your thoughts in only 5 minutes.

    Generalizations, Clumping, and Judgment

    We are all OneAs humans we tend to group things. Our brains systematically categorize, rate, and even judge whatever or whoever is in front of us at any given moment – assessing the situation for danger or safety, acceptance or rejection, and where we go from here.

    Within a matter of seconds, and sometimes even a split second, we clump people and things based on our past experiences and observances – and then we act accordingly.

    Usually Our Brains Serve Us

    In a surprisingly short time, we make decisions as to whether or not to move forward or retreat. We quickly determine if someone will be our friend or rival, confidante or enemy, collaborator or competitor. And within moments, our prejudices, fears, insecurities and judgments weigh in and our lives take a turn on a dime – unfortunately often based on misconceptions and generalizations.

    Why Are We So Quick to Judge?

    I recently found myself observing someone make a very harsh statement and rush to judgment about another individual based solely on his nationality. He said something like, “You gotta watch out for those _________.” (Fill in the blank with whatever nationality comes to mind.) He continued, “I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them. I know they’re not all like that but you can’t be too careful.”

    I was in disbelief and disgust and I made a comment to the effect that we can’t judge everyone based on their culture or on our experiences with other individuals. I was met with, “Well, I can.”

    The Past Does Not Equal the Future

    This phrase is a quote from Anthony Robbins, and it can be extended to making snap judgments and generalizations. Just because we have a certain experience with one person, it doesn’t extrapolate to all people of the same nationality, gender, class, size, sexuality… the list goes on. One person does not define a whole group of people.

    When we set such limiting beliefs for ourselves, we are limiting our experiences in this world. By not getting to know others as individuals, we set ourselves up for relationships that are not only less interesting, but ones that keep us confined to our ‘comfort zone’, and so we limit our overall growth as individuals.

    We Are Each Unique and We are More Alike than We Are Different

    Encountering situations with people like I mentioned above has opened my own eyes to my own prejudices and preconceived notions. Even though I think I am open-hearted and loving, and I aspire to see people at the soul level, I know I have been guilty of clumping and generalizing too. I can look back and see how this way of thinking has limited my life experiences.

    I am willing to open myself to the possibility that I can free my mind of judgment while still maintaining a discerning mindset. As a perfectly flawed woman, I am open to see the flaws of others as individuals and forgive them along the way if they have judged me – perhaps unfairly clumping me into a group to which I don’t really belong.

    We Are All One

    These words haunt me a little bit right now, because I don’t want to admit that I am one with the individual I wrote about earlier who was so harsh a judge based on close-minded, bigoted thinking, and yet, I know it is the truth. We ARE all one and we ARE more alike than we are different.

    At the same time, we are all unique and singular individuals. I celebrate our similarities and our differences. I know we are all brought together in this life experience for a reason that may be beyond our current grasp of understanding. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can all be clumped into a singular category as children of God. I take comfort in this knowing, and I strive to open myself to all that is.

    I Invite You to Dwell in this Knowing and Openness too

    With lots of soul love for you, Sue


    About the Author: Sue Urda is the Feel Good Guidess. She is an Award-winning, Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network and Powerful You! Publishing. She was named twice on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Sue is a thought leader who envisions a world full of people connected to their ‘feel-good’, and she’s here to help them do it. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they