Lunch & Plan: Introduction to The Desire Map (Online)

Join me online for a new kind of lunch and learn. Lunch & Plan is an online introduction to The Desire Map: a guide to creating goals with soul. You’ll learn about The Desire Map process and how it can help you create your best year yet.

How do you want to feel when you wake up in the morning? When you get in the car? When you open the door at work? When you drop your kids off at school or take your dog for a walk? How do you want to feel when you walk into a room? Meet someone new? Have a creative breakthrough?


How do you want to feel?

This question posed by Danielle LaPorte in the best seller The Desire Map takes you to the heart of Desire Mapping and turns traditional goal setting inside out. Instead of talking about external goals, we talk about how we want to feel in the various parts of your life. Because when you get clear on how you want to feel, the pursuit of goals itself will become more satisfying.

Lunch & Plan: Introduction to The Desire Map (online) is an introduction the Desire Mapping process. I promise you will leave the call with one of your core desired feelings and a plan on how to use it every day as a planning tool. I’ll also share lots of worksheets to help you through the process.


Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018

Time: 12 noon to 1PM EST

Location: Online

Investment: FREE


Click here to sign up for this introductory experience to Desire Mapping.

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Book Review: My 4 biggest lessons from The Desire Map

I’ve been meaning to do a book review for The Desire Map for quite some time now. This is my kind of book review since it focuses on what I learned from the book. In my opinion, the best books have big life lessons.  And this book delivers BIG lessons.


I read The Desire Map, a book written by Danielle LaPorte, in 2015 shortly after being laid-off. I found it (it found me), right around the same time that I was trying to find myself (again. Or was I trying to re-define myself?)



What is Reiki? How does it work? And what does it do?

I still have a hard time succinctly answering the question, What is Reiki?. I want to say, Let me show you. But here is a bit more of an explanation of what is Reiki and how it works.


What is Reiki? An explanation at MCL ConsultingWhat is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese energy system for healing, promoting stress reduction and relaxation. The word Reiki translates to universal life energy. Reiki was discovered in Japan by Mikao Usui who began teaching Reiki in the early 1920s.



September is the new January: Start fresh

I love September. It’s a great new beginning.


September is the new January

Kids are off to school to start a new grade with a new teacher and in a new classroom. They have new pencils and new notebooks. They are going to make new friends and learn new things.


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Feedback is a gift

Starting right now, I’d like you to assume that all feedback is given with the best of intentions and it is always delivered with respect. We’ll deal with the other situation later.

It’s not always easy being on the receiving end of feedback, even when it is delivered with the best of intentions and the utmost respect. Treating feedback like a gift can help. (more…)

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Fear is a teacher

100dayswithoutfear found me this morning thanks to the not-so random Facebook newsfeed. Some Internet algorithm decided that I needed to hear about this (and an adorable dance off between the groom and his mother at his wedding reception). Thank you, Internet. You are so right.

Michelle, a New Yorker, is sharing her journey as she explores 100 of her fears. She is facing them one at a time, documenting and blogging about them. Each blog post has a video of her facing the fear, some details and an emoji rating about her stress during the experience. Some of the fears she has tackled are: a day without her cellphone, getting her ears pierced, and sky diving (gulp).

A few things really peaked my interest: the emoji ratings, the fears she was facing, and the Internet response.



Want a fulfilling career? Answer these 3 questions

Your career is important. Here’s my logic


There are 365 days in a year; 104 weekend days and 11 public holidays. Let’s say you get 3 weeks of vacation time (15 days). You spend 235 days working a year. What?! That’s the majority of your days!


How many of those 235 days are you all fired up? (Wait a second, you do remember what that feels like, right?)

How many times do you say: this is exciting, this is fun, and wow I’m good at this.

How many times do you: laugh out loud, smile with teeth showing, and eyes twinkle.


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