MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Judgment Daze

Posted on April, 10th 2013 by Marie

... So often we do this: We judge others! I certainly have thoughts on a regular basis that sound something like this: -"That guy looks so mean" -"She's so full of herself" - "I bet you are angry with me right now" We do it all the time: We tell each other and ourselves our stories - ...

Perfect Practice

Posted on April, 3rd 2013 by Marie

As I start My practice Little wrinkles Take my focus And my mind Drifts In irritated annoyance Over such Disorder   I bring myself Into the awareness That sometimes Stillness is More important Than perfection   Peace arrives And I refocus on My practice   And as I go deeper Wrinkles re-enter Under my back ...

How Mumbai Changed My World

Posted on February, 21st 2013 by Marie

"Oh my God, what is that SMELL?" The words popped out of my mouth, as we were being transported back to our 5 star hotel well into the wee hours after having played a gig in the City of Mumbai, India. We were going by one of the poorer areas of the city, and of course I ...

“Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone…. That Is Where The Magic Happens!”

Posted on January, 25th 2013 by Marie

Here is my morning reality: It is 6 AM, I am fifty years old I bend my body in all sorts of very unnatural positions while listening to a militant voice that insists that I need to "breathe normally", while the sweat drips into my eyes, my knees shake and the supposed "firm grip" I am attempting slips miserably. ...

How Is Your Election “Hangover”?

Posted on November, 7th 2012 by Marie

Looking at the numbers from last night's election it would be easy to state that about half our country is jubilant today and the other half feels despondent. . Yet, looking at the exit poll numbers, it looks as if there is a third group that is equally large. People in this group might feel a kind ...

Are YOU in a Jackpot Relationship?

Posted on July, 20th 2012 by Marie

Yes, of course it is nice to win the jackpot. Yet, a Jackpot Relationship might be both draining and abusive! People in such a relationship might hope that the relationship will magically change for the better even as the same patterns are repeated over and over. It is very much like the gambler who keeps putting money in the slot machine. Every ...

An Over-Looked Key To Success?

Posted on June, 17th 2012 by Marie

Maybe you watched the other night as Nik Wallenda braved the wire stretched across Niagara Falls? Obviously, it was amazing to watch a man live his dreams, to plan, to focus, to build a team, to risk it all, and succeed! All of the planning steps he took before he even put a foot on the wire ...

Do You Do This?

Posted on June, 13th 2012 by Marie

I almost fell down and busted my rear as I was reaching over the fence into the neighbor's yard. [caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="584"] My son heard me yell and came and took this snap shot of me... By then I had composed myself![/caption] I was balancing on my step stool while attempting to cut the ...

What is Life Coaching?

Posted on October, 16th 2011 by Marie

Often we have no clue what we really want!We just sense that our wheels are spinning, and we also are aware that we are not really "getting anywhere." We seem to use a good deal of effort, yet we get pennies on the dollar with regards to return on our "energy investment."We might feel exhausted ...

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