Trusting the Path

Hello, yeah it’s been a while…

Inspiration sometimes strikes at odd hours and normally, the only call I’m answering after 2:00 a.m. is the one from my bed. 

But a friend and I just discussed something that I felt someone here needed to hear, and I know myself well enough to know if I don’t write it now while I’m thinking I want to, I’m not going to. 

Sometimes when we ask for what we want, the complete opposite seems to show up. I can tell you countless stories from my own life and those of friends and clients who have had this experience. 

A friend who recently set a clear intention for more money lost her job. In the world of appearances, it seemed her intention “failed.” What really happened was that the space was cleared for a job that not only had a higher salary but was also a position she’d enjoy much more!

Losing her job was a necessary first step in the process of receiving exactly what she asked for. Of course, that’s not how it looked at the time. My friend didn’t call me to say, “Guess what? The best thing ever happened! I got fired! I know this happened because an even better job is lining up for me!” 

But she did work through her feelings of rejection and fear, and turn her focus to the trust and excitement that energetically invited her new job to arrive quickly. 

It reminded me of a time many years ago when my sports writing position with a professional team was eliminated. I’d done an exceptional job mentoring my interns, and the team realized it could have them collectively fill my position for free. It was a total blindside and my ego did not respond very well, until I had my first week off and I remembered what it was like to have a life! 

This was 12 years ago and I didn’t understand the law of attraction the way I do now, but I did know enough to trust I had to lose that job for a reason. I had enough faith to turn down the first offer I received afterwards, which would have put me in the same situation with a different organization: overworked and underinspired.

It was May and it didn’t take long for me to start enjoying the first unemployed summer of my adult life. Among the many gifts that came from the experience, I learned how to surf…and relax. 

I remember affirming “a few months from now, I’m going to understand why this had to happen.” 

By summer’s end, I had a new job in an entirely different field. It was a part-time with benefits position, since the Universe heard my appreciation for having a life that summer, and I made the same amount of money with a fraction of the hours. 

Bonus points: I LOVED that new job! It was a counseling position at a halfway house for women with addictions. It was radically different from the career I left behind, which had once been a dream job but I’d lost my passion for. For the first time, my skills served individuals and made a difference in people’s lives, instead of just entertaining people and making a corporation money. 

I stayed at that halfway house for six happy years before being pushed by life in another new direction. 

Each time we say we’re ready for something more in life, we need to be prepared for the fallout that sometimes follows such a declaration. We will get what we want if it’s for our highest good and we don’t stand in the way of receiving it. But it doesn’t always come in a neat package with a fancy bow. Sometimes, we have to demonstrate that we’re ready. And that often involves letting go of what no longer serves us. 


Excuses Be Gone!

Since I last wrote, I started a contest to find a title for my novel, a “fictional self help” book about relationships.

The website I created includes a few excerpts from the book which readers can check out before suggesting titles. Prizes, including a gift card and complimentary EFT/lifecoaching sessions, will be distributed to the top four finalists after voting concludes. You can join the fun at

The idea to create the website for this purpose arrived well over a year ago, but I had a good deal of resistance to work through before I could implement it. Each time the idea came to mind, I had a new reason not to follow through. Eventually, I ran out of excuses.

That took a long time though! It’s amazing how many excuses we can come up with when we’re scared, and how valid they can seem. I used EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/tapping) to recognize and release my fears and limiting beliefs, which took several months. Then there was that little matter of actually creating the site.

I used to say I had the technical skills of a grapefruit, so it’s a staggering understatement to say I was not looking forward to this part. But the friend who has created sites for me in the past wasn’t available and I didn’t want to surrender creative control to someone who didn’t share my vision or passion, so I gave it a shot on my own.

When it took three months to figure out how to change the text color in my header, I decided it was time to give up this impossible mission. I was about to just go with a Facebook page when the idea struck to check out what theme was here on Time For Prosperity. The fancy ones I had been trying to use through a premium site I’d joined were clearly not designed for beginners.The one on Time For Prosperity was ancient, but much simpler. I installed it and got further with it in three hours than I had with any of the others I’d explored in three months.

The site with the premium themes has a support section for website development and although most of it seemed like it was written in a foreign language, in time, I eventually got the hang of it. I found my way through what once felt like an endless jungle of technical challenges and entered the clearing with a simple but functioning website.

The best part of all was that I created it myself! And beyond what it ever accomplishes as a website, it taught me so much about my capabilities and helped disprove many old and false beliefs that have been stifling me for decades.

I am much braver than I ever thought I was. I am far more logical and persistent. My work ethic is stellar when I am engaged in something I’m truly passionate about. I am able to translate inspired creativity to a left-brained medium. And if I can do that, I am truly capable of just about anything I set my mind to, even if it seems to fall way outside my talents and comfort zone. Most importantly, no matter what the question is, I can count on my higher self to provide the answer.

I understood this theoretically, but was not really living it consistently before I attempted to create the site. It took a while to develop the habit. Some nights, I would stay up long past a reasonable bedtime trying to force something that wasn’t working. Then I’d remember – the answer can come far more easily if I’m not relying on just my mind. I’d put it out there to the universe and surrender.

Sometimes the answer would come in a random inspiration at a time I wasn’t even thinking about the site. Suddenly, I would just know something I didn’t before. Other times, I’d think of the exact right person  to ask. Or I’d randomly stumble upon the answer another way. It was incredible to watch this play out.

Once I had the site working well enough, it was time to put up actual content: excerpts from the novel I’d written. I’ve been sharing my writing for decades, between my former career with the NHL, contributions to the Contagious Optimism series and my stories here. But for some reason, this felt very different!

I initially only shared the site with classmates from my EFT class, because I felt safe with them and they provided me with so much support. But I took down my first excerpt within ten minutes of posting it, because I felt so uncomfortable! I used EFT to work through my vulnerability and next level of fears. The next day, I posted it again and that time, it stuck.

That day seems like light years ago, because now I love putting up new excerpts! It helps that the material has been so well received, and the project itself has been a lot of fun.

Today’s Prosperity Process:

What projects or goals have you been procrastinating because they feel too big, or impossible to find starting points for? What other reasons do you have for not persuing your dreams? List all the reasons you have not gotten started with the things you say you want to do.

Journal or talk to a friend and have them listen for limiting beliefs, because the fear may run deeper than your actual awareness. Or the beliefs may feel so true, you mistake them as truths. For instance, “I don’t have time,” is a big one that comes up for people. It feels true. But it is only true because you believe in lack of time! I know someone who says she doesn’t have time to write, but she watches several hours of television every night. It’s not that she doesn’t have time – it’s that she is choosing to do something else with it.

Question all the fears and beliefs you come up with and use tools like EFT or work with a coach to release the beliefs that don’t serve you and are getting in the way of your dreams.

Even if you don’t make the changes right away, you will start breaking down the ego’s need to keep you safe and small with an endless stream of excuses. “I am choosing to relax and enjoy some television tonight” is a much more empowered thought than “I don’t have time to devote to my dreams.”






Faith or Fear?

I skipped my flight from Miami to New York yesterday. I didn’t change my reservation…I simply didn’t show up. I even checked in, although that part was quite accidental, but I didn’t board.

“They’re probably calling my name right,” I said to my friend with a laugh, trying to appear more confident than I actually felt about the situation. If the Universe didn’t back me up on this one, I was going to be wasting my seat and having to pay for another one. Thanks to Winter Storm Pax, fares were gouging by the moment. Maybe I was exercising a little too much faith on this one and should have made a more logical decision, like going home.

Except there’s no such thing as too much faith. Logic and I are distant relatives several times removed who rarely communicate. I erased the word should from my vocabulary a long time ago. And home was about to begrudgingly welcome the aforementioned PAX. The decision had already been made. Getting to the airport, through security and to my gate in ten minutes didn’t seem terribly feasible so the only thing left to do was trust.

Rewind to earlier that morning. I’d awoken from a relatively scary dream about flying. In all my years of travel, I have never been afraid to fly, and if I have a nightmare once a year, it’s a lot. It didn’t help that I’d recently had a number of precognitive dreams. In one, I ordered a sandwich on fat bread from room service and the next day, my cousin arrived for lunch in real life with very thickly sliced bread to make sandwiches on. What if this dream was another case of fat bread?

I couldn’t chance it or ignore the blatant symbolism. In the dream, we were told the plane was all but inevitably going to crash. The woman who shared this information with us had dread in her voice and it scared the bejesus out of me. As they began showing emergency procedures, I realized we hadn’t actually taken off yet. What was wrong with these people? Why were they remaining on the plane? I grabbed my suitcase from the overhead bin and ran off, wondering why anyone would have chosen otherwise.

In real life, I could also choose not to be one of the crazy people on that flight, heading back to New York just in time for Pax. I hadn’t heard any official reports but all my friends who have become Facebook meteorologists this winter were making it sound like it was going to be pretty unpleasant, with a foot of snow and mixed precipitation.

I had spent the past week raising my vibration after enduring the first 582 snowstorms this winter. Those of you who know me know winter isn’t exactly my thing, even when it doesn’t snow every other day and the temperature occasionally rises above freezing. One snowflake away from insanity, a friend in Miami rescued me with an invite and unprecedented hospitality. I was just starting to feel like myself again. Did I really need to hurl myself immediately back into the circumstances I’d been struggling with if I had a choice?

Pass. Another friend extended an invitation and I accepted. I set an intention to change my flight at no fee, which I have done more times than most people believe. But when I went to work my magic with my airline, I was met with an unexpected response.

“Your current wait time is four…” Oh four minutes; that’s not too bad. Wait. Did that computerized voice just say four HOURS? They gave an option for me to provide my number and have a representative call me, which was the obvious choice. Except that extended my wait time to “at least” four hours. It’s been 26 and I’m still waiting for that call.

A few hours before my flight, as I perused the one way fares for the next several days, I started to panic a bit. The only normal ones were on Thursday, the day of the actual storm. Since spending hours on end and perhaps sleeping in an airport isn’t my idea of a fun time, I decided to hold out.

My friend suggested the airline’s app, which I promptly downloaded. I liked it better than the website but somehow, I accidentally managed to check myself in. Great. Now I was really screwed. On a night before a major storm, when people were desperately scrambling to change flights, it was very unlikely I was getting rewarded for leaving an empty seat on their plane. I didn’t even think I could change with a fee. It was officially inevitable: I was booking a new ticket and paying more for a one way ticket than I ever have for a roundtrip to Florida. That is, if I didn’t tap back into faith.

I can’t say I was swimming in it, but I told two friends the story of a time I slept through a flight and while I was in scarcity thinking, was not a match to the amazing deal I eventually received when I pulled up my vibration. That could happen again. It wasn’t going to happen while I was stressing, so I stopped. I asked what time check in was at my next friend’s home and enjoyed an outdoor dinner in a thunderstorm and a great conversation. Nature and my friend helped me raise my energy again.

Late that night, during a commercial break in the Olympics, I picked up my phone and opened the app. It hadn’t been a premeditated action, but more like how I used to unconsciously open Facebook any time I had to wait on a line for over three seconds. That’s why I no longer have that app installed. I realized I had my phone in my hand and was just about to close the app when the words on my screen caught the attention of the conscious part of my brain. My flight had been delayed. And apparently they were offering me an opportunity to reschedule.

Figuring it was a mistake, I clicked my options. I had to book a flight on Thursday, which would likely be cancelled, or call Delta and wait four hours to speak to a representative who would figure out that this was a glitch in the system. I booked a flight for the morning, just to see if it would work. As impossible as it seemed considering the flight they were letting me rebook had already landed (safely) in New York, it did. So I did a little dance of gratitude and called Delta. I only had to wait about 40 minutes and the representative changed my flight to Sunday. No questions asked. No charge.

Keep the faith, people. Keep the faith.

Today’s Prosperity Process

Hi readers! I just tried to post some seasonal photos for you but they converted into ads when I published! I will need to look into that for next time. For today, picture a beautiful path lined with trees. Some still have leaves but most of the leaves are already on the ground. The other one was taken of the Snoopy float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Okay, now that you have the visuals, you can proceed to the process!

It’s officially Thanksgiving in the States and I wanted to share one of my favorite gratitude processes with you. It’s a variation of a traditional gratitude journal, one that takes on more of an exploratory and game-like quality.

About an hour or so after waking up, you list the three best things that have happened to you so far that day in your perception. This list can be very basic. If you can’t come up with anything, start with the fact that you woke up. Your heat is working. Your mattress is comfortable. Your right arm feels good. Anything!

Here’s a sample from my morning.

1. The heavy rains subsided in time for me to run my errands.

2. I had an amazing cup of “vacuum pot” coffee at my local coffee shop.

3. I had an inspiring conversation.

Sometime around the middle of your day, do it again. Maybe your morning list still stands. If so, write it out again. If you’ve found three new things to be grateful for, write the new list. It can also be a combination.

For example, that talk was so good, it may still stand out as one of my items, but I’ve added a couple of new ones.

1. I enjoyed an inspirational talk with a friend.

2. I accomplished something I’ve been wanting to do for weeks.

3. I am feeling energized after a great workout.

Do it one more time before you go to bed. It doesn’t matter if your list is entirely the same as your morning one, or if by the end of the day you listed nine different things to be grateful for.

Challenge yourself to do this consistently for 21 days and see if you notice a difference in how you feel. Write your list down – it is said to be more powerful to put gratitude in writing and it will be interesting to look back upon! The more you practice, the more you will notice to be grateful for, and that is where the power of this exercise comes in. Within time, your mind will start to search for the positives in each day automatically. And since what you appreciate appreciates, you might notice a lot more coming your way to be grateful for!

Thank you iPEC Coaching, where I learned this great exercise during my coach training several years ago. It was a process that really helped me shift out of complaint mode and problem-oriented thinking and into a more consistent attitude of gratitude.

Wishing my American friends a wonderful Thanksgiving and my international friends an amazing day! I am grateful for all of you.






Tapping Into Freedom

In my last post, I promised more about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as “tapping.” It involves tapping on accupressure points on your face and body while talking about your stressors and negative emotions and/or repeating positive affirmations.

When used for stress, it reprograms emotional responses, taking you out of the fight or flight reaction that is so deeply engrained, where toxic hormones are unnecessarily released into your system, energy is wasted and issues are perpetuated. Tapping brings you to the root of limiting beliefs and out of self sabotaging behaviors, and trains you to respond to stressors with the part of your brain responsible for creative thinking, intuition and problem solving.

I started a seven-week course last week with Nick Ortner, who has taken tapping to the mainstream with a film and book called “The Tapping Solution.” I have not experienced either yet, but judging by his class, I’m sure both versions are amazing.

Since the class started last Monday, I have used tapping many times to proactively align my energy for the day, nip stress and other negative emotions in the bud, take steps toward my dreams and heal a shoulder issue, a story I look forward to sharing soon.

Today, I want to focus on the insights tapping revealed about longstanding patterns as far as my career and prosperity are concerned.

One such revelation came during the first live call last week, when Nick was working with a coach who said he was giving up on his business and looking for a structured job because he didn’t feel like he could make enough money coaching. At one point he had but…

Nick asked him what happened that killed his optimism. I’d been tapping along with the call and asked myself the same question. Since I began working for myself, I have enjoyed some extremely prosperous and enjoyable spurts with sober companion jobs, case management clients and transports but I never build on them. As soon as the assignments are over, I just catch up with whatever I’ve fallen behind with and enjoy having money and living my life. I do some phone coaching and work on writing projects that will provide income in the future, but I don’t attempt to make sifgnificant money in the now until I have to.

This was the first time it occurred to me to ask, well, why? If there is the potential to make a lot of money in my line of work, why don’t I tap into that more often? (Pun unintended – I just noticed it while reading over this post lol.) Why do I only attract the big jobs when I absolutely need them? Why do my bank accounts need to hit adrenaline-inducing lows for me to focus on manifestation processes that always work? Take tapping for instance! I thought this sounded like a ridiculous process when I first learned it, but then I tried it and had some success. In July, I used it once to alleviate financial concerns and the next day, was offered one of the most enjoyable sober companion jobs I’ve ever worked. If it worked so well, why hadn’t I done it since, before taking this class?

As I tapped on these questions, the answers became abundantly clear.

I thought back to the first spring I did sober companion work, and one of the first times I’d traveled with a client: time spent in mansions and on yachts down south, private jets, personal chefs, jet skiing, wakeboarding…it was an incredible adventure and my greatest stressor was knowing that at any minute, I could end up on Page Six due to the high profile status of the family I was working with. Every day was more exciting than the one proceeding it. I had very high hopes for the direction my career was heading in.

Within one day of getting home from that experience, my cat Leche died. I had been super close with Leche and had a very hard time with this, especially the guilt that I hadn’t been home to spend more of those final weeks with him. He was extremely well cared for in that span, living with my mom as he always had, and his passing was inevitable as he had beel very ill. He had already outlived his predicted life span by many years. I still blamed myself.

The next incredibly profitable and exciting time that stands out above the rest came with a private job, so instead of splitting the fee with someone who had referred the client, I made it all. Following several weeks of making more money that I had imagined was even possible for me in such a short span, I was asked to escort a teenage girl to Kona, Hawaii. I was paid generously and my gorgeous oceanfront hotel and all expenses were covered for several days. I’d never been to Hawaii, so I extended my trip for a while, swam with dolphins, hiked volcanoes, made incredible friends. I don’t think I have felt as free, optimistic, prosperous or excited about my career than I did on that trip.

The day I landed, I found out a friend of 20 years who I adored had been killed in a car accident. He’d been on a flight home from the west coast just beforehand, just like I was. He landed at the same airport and got in an accident on the way home. Along with my intense sadness, I had some weird sense of survivor guilt.

Last summer, I was asked to do case management with a few clients. This involved a lot of money and very little work. By early autumn, I was able to take my mom on a really nice vacation to Sedona and Phoenix. When I got home from that trip, I was asked to take a client to a treatment center in Los Angeles. I had an incredible few days as I always do in LA. With my ever increasing vibration, I became a match to another amazing opportunity that planted me in Santa Monica for an additional week. I was ready to manifest a kingdom.

Instead, I came home to the devastation of my community due to Superstorm Sandy. Clearly, this was also not something I could have prevented, but I was out of town for the storm and ensuing chaos and unlike most in my community, did not lose my home, possessions or even a car. More survivor guilt.

Since I began working for myself, where my thoughts, beliefs, faith, energy and actions determine the amount of money I make, I have been operating on the premise that it isn’t safe to be prosperous and really excited about my career. Or enjoy myself immensely while traveling. “Something bad is going to happen,” has been an unconscious fear, blocking my path of happiness and success.

One of my closest friends already pointed out a link to something that happened in my 20s and like most debilitating patterns, I suspect it will date further back than that even. I’m looking forward to tapping my way deeper into awareness and more importantly, out of this pattern altogether.

I took another step toward that the other night, during my class. Nick called on me to share a question! There are 4000 people taking this class and while they are scattered around the world and not all doing the call live, I was still wonderfully surprised that I was somehow selected! I didn’t even have a question prepared but it occurred to me on the spot to ask whether it is beneficial to keep tapping on something once we have unearthed it, and try to get deeper into the roots, or just go wherever the tapping wants to take us.

Nick did a mini EFT coaching session with me and it was incredible! After a minute or two, I forgot that there were thousands of people listening live or on the recording and let myself fully go with the process. Thanks to Nick’s incredible coaching, and the energy of the collective, I released a good degree of the fear of loss and sadness and guilt that I have associated with some of these prosperous periods.

I realized why I keep editing a book I finished over a year ago instead of trying to publish it. I had adapted a belief that if it becomes as successful as I want it to, I’m going to have to give up my life as I know it to promote it. I won’t see my cherished family and friends or enjoy summers in Long Beach, because I’ll always be on the road.

I laughed as I realized my aspiration was to become an author, not a rock star. Nick told me he did very little traveling to promote his book, which has been hugely successful, and only says yes when it feels like what he wants to do. He reminded me that in today’s age, with modern technology being what it is, there is much less of a need to do in-person promoting. While some authors do indeed spend a lot of time traveling, many don’t.

I love to travel! I just want to do it on my terms, not have a publishing company book me a million speaking engagements in a short span so I can’t even enjoy the locations I’m visiting. It never occurred to me before that I can create whatever I want with this. I thought I’d be giving up one of the things I value most in life: my freedom.

I’m looking forward to what else this class and wonderful process will reveal and heal.
So far, tapping has proved to be the easiest tool I have come across to relieve stress, release unconscious emotional blocks, feel better on the spot and allow the flow of the wanted. It it a process that can be done anytime, anywhere. It is free and has no side effects.

To learn more, visit, which contains plenty of information about tapping and a video that shows you the points and process.

Today’s Prosperity Process


Prior to late last month, the last time I accepted a sober companion assignment was in February. Since I’d walked into such a toxic and undesirable situation back then, I decided on the spot that I was retiring from this particular aspect of my multifaceted coaching career. In fact, I decided I was pretty much done working with clients in crises in general, unless it was the client reaching out for help and not a loved one forcing it upon him or her as was often the case with this type of work.

What I didn’t grasp at the time was that the chaos of the February job was merely a reflection of where I was internally, after falling into an energetic tailspin in the months following Superstorm Sandy. Since I was so depleted myself from subscribing to the story of devastation in my community and trying to provide more emotional support than I had to give, my vibration was not in the right place to attract a desirable situation.

Thankfully, when you work for yourself, quitting doesn’t have to be permanent. I never announced to the interventionists who refer me clients that I was seriously contemplating a career change. I just puttered along with the couple of case management clients I was already working with, who kept me afloat financially until one of them announced he was moving to California. All I felt was relief; I’d never been comfortable with the fact that his parents had been paying me so generously to do next to nothing; this kid had zero interest in recovery or working with me.

Instead of panicking that my income had been slashed in half, I trusted this was happening for a reason and would allow for even greater prosperity if I viewed it from an angle of faith. This “loss” freed up energy; I knew if I focused on getting my vibration higher, I would be a match to a much better opportunity. Since I didn’t know what that would look like, I simply resumed the inner work necessary to launch myself back into the flow of possibilities and focused on my writing.

I worked on revamping my solo manuscript and my contributions to Contagious Optimism. Even though I wasn’t involved with the first volume of that series, I was invited to take part in a book signing. I found it hilarious that my first signing involved a book I didn’t contribute to, but it felt as natural as breathing. This was a glimpse of the next phase of my professional life and I was excited.

But what about the now? I was still rather adamant about not wanting to return to crises work. Then last month, upon learning that actor Corey Monteith died from an overdose, a switch went off within my heart that made me want to return to the field. I realized I could no longer turn my back on this career I had never actively chosen in the first place. If this was the work I was meant to be doing at this point of time, who was I to say no?

A few days later, after putting the universe on notice that I was ready to take on new clients again, I took a look at my bank statements. Ms. Time For Prosperity had fallen back into some bad old habits since the storm, like not paying very good attention to the money going in and out of her accounts. Barely working for nine months hadn’t helped much either. I was quite surprised to see the totals, and not in a good way.

Fortunately, by this point I had gotten back into practices like meditation and watching online services from my spiritual community. Sure, it had only been a couple of weeks, but with the powerful energy of 2013, it doesn’t take long to get back on track. I realized the total in my bank accounts was just a reflection of the thoughts and actions I had indulged in over the past several months. It was something that could be easily rectified, even if I didn’t know “how” exactly. That part isn’t my job. I just need to focus on what I want.

I declined fear’s invitation to panic and got clear on which of the many processes I have learned through the years would be the most helpful. The answer came to do “tapping,” a process I had forgotten all about. ” I will detail it in a near future post, but you can do some research online in the interim if you want instant gratification. It’s a process I thought was absolutely ridiculous when I first heard about it, but it really does work to clear energy very quickly.

I spent no more than 10 minutes tapping on and releasing fear and and focusing on what I wanted: to feel abundant and on purpose again.

The very next day, I was very surprised to hear a voicemail from a guy I’d gotten to know with while working with my very first sober companion client. He’d been in her support network and had quickly become part of mine on that job, as I traversed the movie script plot line of that era. He had played an instrumental part in my realization that the situation was getting progressively more toxic and my ensuing decision to walk away from it.

As I drove away from Canyon Ranch that day, leaving my client and a few of the craziest months of my life behind, I left this guy a voicemail, thanking him for his wisdom and support. I never heard back from him.

Now here he was on my voicemail, three and a half years later, apologizing for not calling me back and delivering an explanation for not having my number that my ego was slow to believe. Even if it was true, it made no sense whatsoever to me that he was calling all this time later to deliver it. Still, it was nice to hear from him and the message was amusing me.

Then he got to fascinating part: since last we’d spoken, he’d begun working in the field and was now an interventionist. He had recently connected with Paul, who has been behind the majority of my sober companion and rehab transport jobs the past few years. He was looking for someone for a sober companion job and Paul recommended me and provided my number. He was amazed by the synchronicity. What were the chances?

Well, this is my life so…pretty good, actually.

It’s important to note that I just happened to be wearing a shirt that first client had given me, which I hadn’t worn in years, when he called me. And that this client he wanted me to work with shared a first name with that client from the past.

My “yes” was instantaneous. In the days leading up to this assignment in Greenwich, I spent some time reflecting on my favorite sober companion jobs of all time, and the positive elements I enjoyed about each one. This Abraham-Hicks process called “positive aspecting,” combined with setting an intention to create a great experience, helped line up one of the best sober companion jobs I’ve ever worked. It was the first one I actually missed when I went back home. Much more on that soon…

Today’s Prosperity Process

Make a list of all the positive traits you have experienced with a past experience to line up the “wanted” for a new one. For example, if you are looking for a new job, list all the traits of past jobs that you have enjoyed the most. Resist the temptation to focus on anything you didn’t appreciate – these aspects were only there to help you get clear on what you wanted. The purpose of this exercise is to appreciate what you did like, so as to invite these elements to a future experience.

Today’s Prosperity Process

SMsunset “A penny saved is a penny earned.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Monetary prosperity is about more than manifestation. It’s also about building a new relationship with money, one which is respectful and welcoming.

One prosperity-based behavior it has taken time for me to learn has been to spend less money on things I am already planning to buy. I’ve never been one to wait for sales or look for discounts. I was someone who would literally walk into a Bed, Bath & Beyond without one or several of their ubiquitous coupons. I held the belief that using coupons would make me seem “thrifty,” a word I never wanted anyone to associate with me.

For many years, I went in the complete opposite direction. I thought it was cool that I didn’t look at price tags when I went clothes shopping. I’d laugh when the cashiers told me my totals. Oops!

What I didn’t understand was that I was blatantly disrespecting money, which was an interesting behavior for someone who was primarily living on credit cards at the time. I was also caring significantly too much what people I didn’t even know thought of me, but that’s another topic altogether.

I’m still not much of a coupon clipper, but today I do take pride in finding a good deal. Because of that, it’s quite easy to find them.

Last week, my sister-in-law and I decided to do a juice cleanse through Blueprint. I was about to order the juices online when I remembered that Whole Foods carried them. When I called to find out if all six juices were in stock, I learned they were having a sale on them. Lorena and I each saved $100 buying the three-day cleanse through Whole Foods!

A few days ago, I realized my XM subscription was soon to expire. I’d gotten it at a well discounted rate last year after refusing the sale’s representative’s original pice of $300 for a one-year subscription and his promotional offer of $200. I was about to hang up when he offered me a special promotion: $100 for the year. Sold!

This year, I caught myself talking about how I’d have to pay full price to renew. “They only gave me the super discounted rate to get me as a new customer. Now that I love their service, they know I’ll be willing to pay more for it.” As I’ve learned to do, I questioned my negative belief. Did I have any proof that this was true? It seemed quite logical, but no, I didn’t have any proof.

I called XM with an expectation to get a deal and told the representative I was unlikely to renew unless she was able to match the offer they made me last year. She informed me she would need to speak with her supervisor since she was not allowed to approve this. She got back on the line and offered me something even better: a rate of $24.41 for six months!

Today’s Prosperity Process:

Challenge yourself to find at least one good deal this week. Whether you wait for something to go on sale, go to a store you don’t usually shop at to get cheaper price, ask for a discount, haggle, or find another way to save money, acknowledge your success and the money you saved. It’s a great feeling, and is a fabulous way to let money know you’re serious about wanting to improve your relationship.


Asking and Receiving


“If you have the ability to imagine it, or even to think about it, this universe has the ability and the resources to deliver it fully unto you.”   ~Esther and Jerry Hicks

I was just about to apologize for another long hiatus. Instead, I am setting an intention to contribute here more often. Focusing on not doing so is only going to create more of the same and while I love teaching about the art of manifesting, I don’t always practice myself. How many posts have I started the past few months with “Sorry I’ve been MIA…”?

Another area I haven’t been creating very consciously in is the one that inspired Time For Prosperity in the first place: attracting monetary abundance. I realized last week that I have been coasting for quite some time, doing just enough to get by. My last intentional monetary manifestation occurred over four months ago, just after Sandy.

Many insights arrived as to why I have been coasting. Today, I’d rather write about the last time I truly used the tools, not only to provide an example but also to remind myself of the incredible results I get when I actually do the work.

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Creating With Intention (Or Not)


“Our intention creates our reality” ~Wayne Dyer

Has anyone else been noticing how quickly the things you’re thinking about are showing up?  This is why it was predicted that in 2013, there would be a greater disparity between those who knew how to consciously create their lives and those who either lacked the awareness of how to do so, or were not willing to do the work involved with transcending the lazy mental habits that create by default.

I have spent the first month of 2013 vacillating between these groups. When I’ve reverted to old habits, primarily due to sinking into post-Sandy funks, it has been almost alarming how quickly more of the unwanted has shown up. On the flipside, it has never been easier to create what I want with conscious focus. A week or so ago, I realized I was craving a sober companion job. It was time to get out of Long Beach, and all the depressing visuals here, so I focused on what I wanted: to be elsewhere, thinking about something else. The call offering one came almost instantaneously. This is certainly “be careful what you wish for” energy!

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