This post is going to be different than my other posts; short and sweet.  Below is a list of some of the things I'm grateful for:

  • Silly little pictures that make me smile like the one here
  • My family (cliched but true)
  • My health
  • My wealth (present and future)
  • My computer knowledge
  • Food (I think I'd call myself a foodie)
  • Exercise (so I can eat more food)
  • My body (Do you realize how AMAZING your body is!)
  • My cell phone (I remember my parents coming out of a store not knowing where the other one is, and the process continuing for a good half hour - one would come out and the other would go in - if I loose my husband in a store, I call him)
  • My job (even though it's not where I want to be eventually, it helps)
  • My husband's ability to budget
  • SLEEP (with a newborn, I don't get much of it)
  • Clothes (I'm not all about going around naked)
  • My ability to write and read
  • A car and the know-how to drive it
  • TV (to keep my son entertained some of the time I have to work)
  • New opportunities
  • Sunscreen (I don't want skin cancer, do you?)
  • Pictures
  • Words
  • Family get-togethers
  • Love (romantic and agape love)
  • Reasoning ability
  • Imagination
  • Vision (with my eyes and seeing the future as well)
  • Water (while breastfeeding, I drink a lot of it)
  • Like-minded friends
I could keep going, but I want you to share your grateful list.  You'll have a better day, and life, if you think about what you're grateful for.  Plus, it feeds my soul when I know what others are grateful for as well.

Lisa Starr

Life/Business Coach


Money is an energy.  That's all.  It's not hard to get; it's not easy to get.  Well, it's actually both depending on your mindset.  You can either repel money or attract money.  That's how it's an energy.

Do You Repel Money?
None of us WANT to repel money, but how do we?  If we think lack, debt, scarcity - that's how we can repel it.  If we look at bills in the mail and feel fear because we don't have enough money to pay that bill, or frustration that we need to pay that bill in the first place, that can also repel money.  The belief, true belief deep inside, can also repel money. We may want money so badly but not know how to get it - the feeling of not having enough can also repel money.  You get the idea.

Do You Want to Attract Money?
I'm sure all of us do, but may not know how.  We can attract money, or start to, by simply being grateful for the money we have.  We may only have a dollar in our bank account, but just being grateful that the dollar is there rather than being overdrawn can help bring money to you.  We can also start being grateful
for bills.  WHAT?!  Did I read right?  Why would I be grateful for my bills?  Well, the bill could be higher.  You could not have the money and not know how to get the money to pay the bill.  You could be grateful for your health that you can go out and work to earn the money to pay the bill.  You could be grateful that you only have to pay a bill once (like a hospital bill or a bill for a piece of equipment needed).

How Do We Learn to Look at Money Differently?
Similar as with anything else - just start.  The more positive thoughts we have about money, the more we are in the habit of looking at money in the healthy way.  It may not happen overnight, but the best we can do is keep trying.  For every new way of looking at money, a new habit is starting.  Just as we create bad habits, we can also create the good habits.
  It may not be easy, but possible.

Because of the way this society uses money for barter, it's not going away.  It changes depending on where you are in the world, but it's here to stay.  If you need a little help looking at money differently, I can help.  If you'd like to share something that may help this community, we'd love to hear it.  Please reach out and help.

Lisa Starr
Life/Business Coach

This picture to the left is a vision board.  Have you ever heard of a vision board?  It's basically things you see for yourself for the future.  It could be things you see yourself having, being, place you'd like to go, things you'd like to do, etc.  It's the emotional, internal vision I'm meaning rather than the physical vision with eyes.

What is Vision?
Vision, the internal kind, is important for success in any journey.  Vision is the ability to see what is not currently seen long enough until it comes into reality.  Vision is what dreamers have.  It's the only passionate vision we have.  When we talk about our senses, we mean what is currently here and now.
  True vision is creative.  As I've heard before, "the only way to predict the future is to invent it."

Why Does Having Vision Matter?
When you have vision, you have more passion in your life.  You have more "umph" in your "try" until it becomes "triumph."  It matters if you have a destination to where you're traveling.  It matters for your family, or who you'd like as a part of your family.  It also matters for your own self-fulfillment

How Do You Get Vision?
You probably already have it.  What do you want in your life?  Think.  Just take a few minutes and think about what you would have if time and money were no object?  Where would you travel?  What would you own?
I'd love to hear about it.  I'd love to help you get what you want.

Lisa Starr
Life/Business Coach





I don't know if you've ever heard of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, but maybe you've heard of his "Flow" theory.  Even if you haven't studied or known what it is, I bet you've experienced it.  It's a wonderful theory and makes so much sense when talking about finding joy in the small things in life.

"Flow" is the ultimate pleasure in life.  I like to call it a natural high.  Another way to put it is being "in the zone" that is often related to sports.  It's basically when you're doing something that you find so natural that it becomes pleasurable.  If you were to draw a 2x2 table, it's where optimal skills meet optimal enjoyment.  I'm sure the phrase came from flowing water in a river, etc.

Why do I mention this?  Flow is what I feel like whenever I'm coaching.  I sometimes wonder what I'm doing and where I'll go next in the conversation, but it just flows naturally.  I never thought that life coaching would be a field that I would find myself involved.  Yet, it just seems like such a natural progression to my life and the experiences in which I've been involved.  It just flows.

Do you have something you're so passionate and skillful in that you just feel joy and peace whenever you practice or experience it?  What in your life do you love so much that if you got paid for it, you'd never work a day more in your life?  Please help me experience my passion more and let me help you discover yours.  You will NOT regret it.

Lisa Starr

Life and Business Coach