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Failing Life

Failing Life I have dealt with failure my whole life. At birth I was designated as “failing.” My maiden name is Failing. No joke. Deborah Failing Munies This last name was punctuated especially when spelling it out for clarity… “Yes…F – A...

The Art of Sharing Dessert

The other day I went out to lunch with one of my kids and two other people.  A HUGE bowl of ice cream came with my child’s meal and begrudgingly, they offered to share it with the others at the table. Everyone declined but we kept it in the middle in case anyone...

Are You Lucky?

Are You Lucky? I hear it all of the time… “Aw man, they’re so lucky.” “You’re so lucky. That never happens to me.” “They live a charmed life. Nothing like that is coming to me.” “They get all the breaks.” YUCK! Your ENERGY is EVERYTHING. If you feel lack...

A Love Story

I fell in love with them a few years ago. I saw them walking down the street, arm in arm.  She’s always dressed with her hat and matching purse. He’s casually dapper. To me they are class and grace, and I imagine they have these soulful, connected, amazing lives that...

Follow the Breadcrumbs

Seizing Opportunities Let’s talk about knowing what you want and then following the breadcrumbs that lead you to it.  Sometimes you have no idea how you are going to get to where you want to go and and you may not be sure why you are being pulled there....

Going BIG!

Going BIG! This year my theme is to GO BIG! In the past I haven’t always done this. I’ve played small sometimes to be safe, familiar, accepted. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve done crazy big things like moving to Europe, jumping on a plane with a...

I was so bored. Then this happened.

I was so bored. Then this happened. Small talk. It’s everywhere. Yes. It’s just part of life and a part of being kind and friendly. I get it. I do it. It’s fine. But it can get a little boring day after day. I’d rather have a meaningful...

What Experience Do You Want?

What Experience Do You Want? So simple, but how often do we think of this question and the answer? When you walk into your boss’ office do you consider – what experience do I want? When you talk to your child about a difficult topic, do you take a breath...

Your Business – How To Stay In It

Your Business – How To Stay In It One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is to stay in MY business. Ok. So your mother, grandmother and teachers have been saying since you could remember “mind your own business.” But I’m betting they...

Can’t Dimmer My Shimmer™ Summer Blog Series

Free Summer Events! Happy Summer! A quick message to let you know I’ve cooked up a few fun programs over the next week. And the best part…they are FREE! Check’em out below. I hope you can join me. xo Deborah            ...

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Isn’t Working

Let’s talk New Year’s Resolutions… Yes, I know it’s almost the end of February. The perfect timing for you to have a couple of months under your belt in pursuing your Resolutions.  How’s it going?  I’m going to give you a message...

A Coaching Session With Elsa’s Mom

  Most of you are familiar with the movie, Frozen. But what if Elsa’s mom had a life coach? What would have happened? Read below to find out.     Coach: So tell me what’s going on. Mom: Hmm, well, I’m not sure where to start. Um, ya see, my...

From Fear to Freedom

Fear can be paralyzing. It can keep you from the life you are meant to live – the life you want to live. What would you do if you had no fear? Quit your high paying job? Eat that decadent hot fudge sundae? Admit you’re not perfect? Run off by yourself for a...

10 Steps Toward Creating the Balanced Life You Want

The Start of Something New… The start of the school year always seems like New Years to me.  It is a time of reflection and setting goals and intentions. It is a time for schedules and hoping it all balances with your other responsibilities — work, volunteering,...

Body Talk

Your Body Wants You to Listen Up We are meant to be happy. We are not meant to be in pain. When our body hurts or is in distress, it is trying to tell us something. Our mind is full of a lifetime of fearful thoughts and limiting beliefs; beliefs we “think” are guiding...

Your Vacation Is Trying To Tell You Something

I was recently on a mini-vacation with my husband. We visited Dorset, Vermont where the trees outnumber the people (www.squirehouse.com). It was heaven. While I LOVED being away, I didn’t mind returning to my “regular life.” I was very surprised by this feeling...

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