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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published May 18, 2013)

The body. Remember that thing? Sometimes we don

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published May 11, 2013)

The tasks and worries of this world can pull us from a place of peace: our to-do lists are rarely completed, our fear of failure encourages us to take on more and more, and our unknown future keeps us on edge. To cope, we work harder, faster, in hopes of getting

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(Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre published May 04, 2013)

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(Mountain Views Newspaper, Sierra Madre published April 27, 2013)

Our life

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TRU Freedom

by lorikoop

in TRU

Create something special . . .  www.LORiKOOP.com

I never knew. Until this morning. Seriously. I’ve heard of it, but it never resonated with me. I just couldn’t see that I had a “fear of success.” I had only seen my fear of failure.

This morning I saw it. Yesterday, doors of opportunity opened. And I freaked out and ran! By using food, I attempted to hide. I now see I use it often, as a way to avoid success.

It’s so weird. It was there, and I couldn’t see it.

Thank goodness for unwelcome patterns. They point the way. They show us exactly where we need to look if we want to create more freedom.

I’m on a quest. A quest to live fully and reach my potential.

Coaching has given me the tools to know what to do when a pattern shows up that I don’t like. I make adjustments and relieve the pain. Like a chiropractor.

In this case, I found the thought “I can’t handle this.” Then used Byron Katie’s The Work to dissolve the thought.

I no longer live with the pain. I see I no longer have to.

. . . . . . . .

Coming TRU

Any unhealthy patterns stand out for you?

They mark the spot for growth.

Look closely for the thoughts that are creating the actions. Sometimes it’s buried deep, and you need help finding it. Hire a coach, if necessary.

“Work the thought” using The Work and dislodge the belief. When you do, you’ll automatically change the pattern, too.

No, you don’t need to live with the pain either.
. . . . . . . .

Private Coaching

I just needed help with one thing. One thing that wasn’t working in my life. And that inquiry opened the door to a world of tools I never knew I was missing… but I was. Badly!

You’ve probably never tried coaching before. It’s not like “years of therapy.” It’s more like 8 sessions, and you’re done. You will have the tools you need. Phone, Skype or in person. Try a complimentary session and see… my hunch is you too will discover an amazing world you never knew you never knew.

My special summer rate is $65/session (Reg. $75).

Stanley.seeks higher ground.
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TRU Messages

by lorikoop

in TRU

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She was exhausted. Her body and her spirit said so, but she had homework to do after a long day of school. So she “pushed through” to finish, instead of listening.

I believe this is how it starts for most of us, the disconnection with our body. It was required to make the honor roll. And we learned it well. So well, we hardly see that we still disconnect. Many of us are still pushing. To make the grade. To get the promotion. To “do it all.” But that faithful body, it’s still talking.

I recently watched a naturopathic doctor ask the body, not the person, where it was deficient. And the body told her.

Because it knows. Reconnection. All it takes is the time to listen. And honor. (Before it’s too late.)

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Coming TRU

Your body, what is it asking for today?

It’s on your side. And will speak the truth. In love.

It’s that kind of friend.

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Writing TRU

I am now a weekly writer for the free local newspaper, The Mountain View News. The Right Brain Business Coach to the community with my new column Living TRU. CLICK HERE to read the initial feature. I’m SO excited! A new way to reach the people looking for me.

They.have no trouble.
Their TRU nature.
And ours.
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TRU Value

by lorikoop

in TRU

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I was approached this week about being an “expert coach” at a conference. As we talked, I openly discussed the process of reinvention that I’m in. He said he was looking for someone who could confidently speak in public. I said I was working on it.

Following the call, I felt regret. I was afraid I had not framed my answers in the best light. The “right light” “to get the job.” The only thing I had considered was honestly answering his questions.

It’s been a few days, and I haven’t heard back. So I’m making up stories. Stories that hurt. “Stories,” by the way, are the things we make up in an attempt to understand things.

My morning journal time helps me sort things out. What should I have done? Here it always becomes clear.

What are my values? In other words, what do I value? Authenticity. Honesty. Yes, definitely! In myself and in others.

I have a client who recently quit her corporate job. She reminded me how she sacrificed her true self to make it work. She left exhausted. She’s not going to do that again. Nor will I! No hiding. No apologizing. No regrets for being me.

As I am me, the right people will be attracted.
As I am me, the right opportunities will come.
As I am me, the right path will unfold.

I was created to be me.

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Coming TRU

And you were created to be you.

Stay true. To what’s most important. To your values.
Also for the people you were born to touch.

Authenticity draws them.

Your purpose is a lot bigger than you think.

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Right Brain Business Plan travels

Would you like to host a Right Brain Business Plan class? I am creating a 3-day version that runs Fri thru Sun. If you’d like to offer it with your other classes, or if you’re part of a group that could benefit, let’s discuss. The only stipulation is that it be taught in person. I’m happy to travel. Booking for 2013. Email: Lori@LORiKOOP.com

It’s.the diversity that
makes them interesting.
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Upcoming Classes

by lorikoop

in Upcoming

ART CENTER Class
I am scheduled to teach Free to Create again this summer at Art Center at Night.

“If you have a longing to create, it was placed there. On purpose. Aren

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TRU Hope

by lorikoop

in TRU

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I noticed I was grabbing a snack in front of the tv at night.

Then I noticed I was fantasizing about the future a lot.

Then I realized I never stopped, all day every day.

Hmmm. I was running. Avoiding the present moment. The present moment is where feelings are. And I obviously didn’t want to be there.

It’s natural to avoid pain. If it doesn’t feel good, we run. We don’t want to hurt.

But I didn’t like my behavior (or behaviors) and wanted to change. To do that, I’d have to go to the present moment and look at what was really going on. What was I thinking and believing? Because these thoughts were causing me to feel, then act a certain way.

I looked in my head and found the thought “I didn’t do enough today.” I even heard myself saying it out loud. It was a solid belief, and I beat myself up with it regularly. It took my enthusiasm and hope, and left me feeling inadequate, incapable, and defeated.

I knew deep down it wasn’t true. That I was a hard worker. But that acknowledgment was far from my mind. Because it was filled with the other thought.

I decided to sit down at 5 pm every evening and write what I had accomplished. To find the evidence that clearly supported the better feeling, productive thought “I did my part today.”

That thought makes me feel peace. And with enough evidence, the old thought will vanish. Along with the behaviors I don’t want.

. . . . . . . .

Coming TRU

Become “the watcher” of your own life.
Be curious about yourself and your actions.
Not judgmental. But interested.
Your actions point to your beliefs.

If you see a behavior you’d like to change, look closely and ask WHY? Behaviors are indicators of what you’re thinking. And believing. Question those thoughts. By yourself or with a coach. Find better feeling thoughts and collect evidence.

This is how you create your best life.

Sometimes.the lense needs to be
adjusted. Depends on the results
you want.
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TRU Trust

by lorikoop

in TRU

Create something special . . .  www.LORiKOOP.com

Lately, I have been putting myself out there.
Letting the Wind carry me. Then
doing the things that present themselves.
Things that don’t feel comfortable.
But feel TRU.

My feet are barely touching the ground.
Do I really want to fly? Can I trust the Wind?

Last night the HUGEST moth showed up in my bedroom. Right before bed. I couldn’t catch it. It was too dark. I might have hurt her. She flapped frantically all night trying to save herself. If only she knew I’d let her out in the morning, she could have calmed down and rested. As she was safe. And cared for. It was only a matter of time.

The easiest thing would be to pick my feet up.
The hardest thing is to pick my feet up.

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Coming TRU

Trust more.

Share the effort.

Do the discomfort.

And find your TRU life.

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Random

I went to City National’s first ever small business conference called Insight One20, downtown LA. Seth Godin was the keynote speaker. It was time to meet.

I delivered a hug. And planted a seed. It felt so TRU.

And random. Just as this journey had begun.

Just because.

I felt it.

It.was a timing thing.
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