New Receive and Manifest Course starts October 1, 2016

Receive and Manifest Tele-Course

Begins Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 PM
The course dates are October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th


We all have areas of life that we wish were more abundant, whether we’d like more money, more love, more support, more discipline, or simply more satisfaction or joy.

Perhaps you have wanted to lose weight, have more energy, feel more appreciated, generate more revenue in your business or even fall in love.

For the past 20 years I have been studying and perfecting the art of receiving with hundreds of clients around the world. Through my workshops and classwork, I have witnessed clients transform their lives and experience phenomenal results. In short: I teach people how to not just manifest, but to actively receive what they desire the most.

Books like the The Secret and The Law of Attraction have helped people learn about about the concept of manifestation. But those books have missed a key component. They do not explain how you can prepare yourself to be open and ready to receive what you are asking for in order to attain it.

Notice I say attain and not attract. You can attract your goal right to your front door, but if you are not ready or able to open that door to receive it, the goal will pass you by.

Those who are not able to receive are attracted those who are unable to give.

The basic premise is this: You are only able to attract what you are energetically able to receive.

Otherwise it’s like you have a gate that only swings one way and all that you give doesn’t bring anything back to you because the gate doesn’t open toward you – only away from you.

If you are ready to remove the barriers that prevent you from receiving, join me for my October Receive and Manifest Course. I will personally work with you to guide you through a step-by-step process that will open up your life to the miracles of receiving so that you can achieve your goals and create the life you want and deserve.

This course is for you if you:

•Have a goal that you can’t seem to attain no matter how much you try or how hard you work.
•Feel you give, give, and give with all of your energy going out and little or nothing coming back.
•Are not even sure what would make you feel joyful.
•Feel guilty and selfish for wanting to be happy or have your needs met.
•Are ready to make a significant change in your life.
•Are tired of having the same old complaints about situations that never change.
•Could use a support group to help you stay on course, but would like some individual attention as well.

After working with me, you will…

•Learn tools and techniques you can always rely on to help you “flex your receiving muscles.”
•Learn how to create a partnership with your goal.
•Work successfully with one specific goal during the course. (see testimonials here)
•Go from a state of feeling stuck to a state of clarity and confidence.
•Go from feeling overwhelmed to confident; from a state of lack to a state of abundance.
•Learn exercises you can always use that produce extraordinary life-changing results.
•Feel empowered after the course ends to take your future goals from inception to completion.

This Receive course is the only one I am giving this year. Ten spots are available. Details here: RECEIVE


Accept All Compliments


The ABCs of Receiving

I was featured in an article for Fast Company written by Laura Vanderkam. You can read it here: How To Graciously Accept Compliments.

Those of you who have read my books The Power of Receiving and Born to Receive know that accepting compliments is a powerful way to signal that you are ready to manifest your most cherished dreams, desires, and goals.

Accepting compliments is one of three cornerstones that together provide an unshakable foundation for a successful Receive Practice.

Consider this: How will you get what you want in life if you can’t receive something as simple as a compliment? Opening up to the good that comes your way is a powerful statement about who you are. It broadcasts loudly and clearly that you are ready to receive. Once that happens, life cooperates and more and more people naturally want to give to you, support you, and help you.

In How To Graciously Accept A Compliment I talk about the ways we commonly deflect compliments, the reasons we shouldn’t, and how we can respond graciously when someone says something nice to us.

Once you have your accepting-a-compliment skills nailed, move on to “Be Spiritually Naked” and “Count Your Blessings” and then watch the miracles in your life unfold.


Creativity, Craft, and Connections

typewriterDo you feel vulnerable to cultural pressures that tell you to do more, try harder, and keep going when all you want is a nap and a snack?

Multitasking has become such an entrenched feature of modern living that many people think it is natural to be constantly busy. Our society is filled with stress junkies who are mentally frazzled, emotionally fragile, and physically depleted.

What does this have to do with the topic of writing? Creativity thrives in a receptive environment. That’s why people attend writing retreats, write behind closed doors, or seek out other environments that are free from distractions.

Whether you want to connect with your muse, an agent, a publisher, or an audience, learning how to receive as much as you give will help you. The reason for this is that giving and receiving are a natural team. If you invest in only the giving side of this equation, you will end up feeling drained and uninspired.

Energy goes out when you give, help out, and do. Energy comes in when you receive, take in, absorb, listen, or observe to name only a few receptive states.

Here is a simple way to think about this: Activity = energy out.  Receptivity = energy in.

If you don’t know how to receive, you don’t get what every writer needs: those who can help you.

Your Best Friends

  • Creativity: Your relationship with your muse (inspiration, imagination, ideas, etc.)
  • Craft: Your relationship with your teachers (educators, other writers, articles, books, etc.)
  • Connections: Your relationship with the people who will bring what you have written to readers (agents, publishers, bloggers, other writers, etc.)

Every relationship is a two-way street. How you give to and receive from the ambassadors of these three important areas will help to determine your success as a writer.

The Power of Less

Clutter free zoneA client recently asked the following question:
Is there a correlation between clutter and being unable to receive? For example my desk ends up cluttered by the end of each week as I get busier and I’m wondering if that would affect my receptive channels? Does clutter stop me from reaching my goals?

Here is my answer:
Clutter clogs. Clutter in your environment or even in your mind prevents energy, ideas, inspiration, feelings, and even people (to name only a few) from getting through to you.

Clutter interferes. Too many belongings in your living space, people who are no longer a match for who you are today, or mental debris that causes you to loop around the same familiar worries and thoughts, can easily lead to stagnation, inertia, and simply feeling stuck.

Clutter distracts. It’s no surprise that many of us fill our living space with objects and fill our days with activities, as we live in a culture that places a high value on accumulation and busyness. Isn’t there always somewhere higher to go, more places and people to see, more things to buy or at least to occupy us? I call this multitasking mayhem.


Do Not LitterIt’s hard to imagine, but until the mid-1960s people regularly threw their trash on the street and no one thought anything of it. Ashtrays emptied onto the road by drivers waiting at a red light or a bag of fast-food leftovers pitched out of a car traveling on the highway didn’t cause a ruckus or even a raised eyebrow from anyone. These days, people encounter not only raised eyebrows, they also receive a fine.

While no one is going to give you a ticket for not picking up your stuff at home or cleaning out your car, littered environments interfere with daily functioning, state of mind and ultimately affect your decisions.

Have you ever said to yourself: “I can’t hear myself think! There’s too much noise, distraction, stuff to step over, too many ideas, thoughts, projects to complete, people to see, places to go” —that’s your cue to reduce clutter.

When you clear out your physical space, you open up your inner space. That spaciousness calms your nervous system, expands your awareness, and allow ideas and energy to flow toward you.

Here is a lovely quote by William Morris to inspire you to clear out clutter: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

Exhausted? 5 Ways to Replenish, Refuel and Receive

Breathe in ...  breathe out“It’s never crowded in the last mile,” is one of my favorite sayings because it speaks to the importance of tenacity. We admire the individual who never gives up and reaches the finish line. Many of us wish we had more of this trait and did not become discouraged by obstacles or set-backs. We know that to be successful in life, we must be disciplined and persevere.

An equally important, yet little recognized skill, is the act of receiving. When giving your all is not balanced with receiving from others, the inevitable result is to end up exhausted and discouraged, which is not a good frame of mind to be in when you are trying to achieve your goals!

The idea that receiving offers a pathway to the fulfilment of personal and professional goals may not be a concept that has crossed your mind for we have not grown up in a culture that teaches us this valuable skill. We don’t even have a vocabulary for receiving. Has anybody ever heard someone say, “Wow! Look at that person—what a great receiver!”

Even though every giver has a receiver—there is a recipient for every act of giving—the giver is elevated and celebrated in our culture, while the receiver is almost wholly unknown. Most of us are familiar with the maxim, “It is better to give than receive.” Giving is important and should be encouraged. But we can’t be the giver all of the time. Sometimes we are the receiver and how we receive is just as important as how we give.

I believe the lack of understanding about the role of the receiver contributes to the current multitasking epidemic as people try to achieve their aims by piling pile upon task after task. I call it multitasking mayhem.

If you spend one week paying attention to the balance between your giving and receiving, you will be amazed by how often you turn away what people try to give to you. Here are ideas to get you started:

5 Ways to Replenish, Refuel, and Receive
• Accept offers of help. Just like you put gas in the car so it will run and eat food for energy fuel, let people replenish your reserves by giving to you.
• Don’t try to do it all. Ask people to do their fair share at home and at work. Let someone else return the library books, walk the dog, or take care of a work assignment.
• Learn how to say “no.” If you do not honor your boundaries, others won’t either.
• Take time to smell the roses. Take a break and go outside. Breathe deeply, watch the clouds, and listen to the birds.
• Pause, watch, and notice the results of what you set in motion by your activities, and you will learn important information that will help you.

Make a commitment to receive something every day, whether you accept a compliment, welcome an offer of help, or notice something beautiful in your environment. You will not only feel healthier in mind, body and spirit, you will also have a better chance of achieving your personal and professional goals.

Pay Attention to Your Intuition

Your Intuition

I wrote about the importance of developing intuition in my last book, Born to Receive.

I’ve ended up thinking a lot about this topic since I’ve been working on a new book, How to Be Safe: What Every Woman Needs to Know to Thrive in the 21st Century.

In Born to Receive, I shared an event that happened to me when I was robbed at gunpoint by two men in New York City.

Although my intuition told me that I should not let them follow me into my apartment building, I ignored that little voice.

I’ve had conversations with many people since that time who also ignored their intuition and ended up in a dangerous situation.

I will be blogging about my new book in the months ahead. But first, here is an excerpt from Born to Receive:

The Role of Intuition

When you drill down into a feeling, logic helps you connect a situation or person to how you feel. Intuition is different. It’s a feeling that you can’t explain. Intuition is when you get a hunch, a vibe, or a premonition that doesn’t make logical sense. Intuition is often present in those decisions that turn your life in a positive direction such as a hunch to take a certain job, or move to a new area, or contact a particular person.

Intuition is also at work when the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you are in the presence of someone who otherwise seems perfectly nice. It’s at work when you walk into a room and feel like you need to get out. But if anybody asked you why, you would be hard-pressed to explain your reason.

Many of us are very good at tending to people’s needs and helping them to feel comfortable. This gift can put us in a difficult position if our intuition tells us that someone is bad news. A lot of us don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Have you ever overridden your natural instinct for survival by doing any of the following?

  • Have you stepped into an elevator with a man you didn’t know because you didn’t want to hurt his feelings or make him feel uncomfortable?
  • Have you ever stayed in a relationship even though you feared your partner may hurt or even kill you?
  • Have you ever remained in a relationship with someone who emotionally, verbally, or physically abused you?
  • Have you ever gotten into a car with someone who made you nervous?

Gavin De Becker, a leading expert on violent behavior, listed thirty pre-indicators of violence and murder in his book The Gift of Fear. Here’s number one: The woman has an intuitive feeling that she is at risk.

Your intuition is one of your most valuable gifts. If you practice paying attention to those hunches, vibes, and sixth-sense feelings, you will become skilled at being able to read people and situations accurately. That, in turn, will help you make positive changes in your life.

July 1st Tele-Class to Support Your Receive Practice

dream receiver

Do you have a goal?
Have you already taken a Receive course or a workshop? Have you read The Power of Receiving or Born to Receive?

To support you with your Receive Practice and help you reach your goals, I am offering a Receive Support Tele-Class

July 1st

4 pm Pacific, 4 pm Arizona, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central, 7 pm Eastern

It’s 1 1/2 hours and costs $35

This support class includes weekly emails throughout July with receive exercises, inspiration, and answers to your questions.