First blog post ever!!

This is the post excerpt.


My very first post. Learning as I’m doing, with encouragement from the Master Key Experience.  The stock photo is so appropriate as the sun rising in the east is the promise of the new day, the spiritual growth along this path with other people still unmet.  I’ve started this blog because I ‘have to’, but with practice and firming up of DMP, etc. I’m looking forward to enjoying life, setting priorities to “match up action with my heart’s desires” as I eventually have a community of those recovering their “Confidence Factors”!


“In the Now”

When I read today’s Word (Unity’s Daily Word), I was struck by how far I’ve come, would like to celebrate it with you.
For a very long time, I lived only in the past or the future.  The ‘one day at a time’ was a very hard concept for me to grasp, much less live.  It probably made my friends crazy too.
There’ve been a few times lately when I was struck with how I’ve made the shift to being totally in the now, so I had to chuckle seeing it as the Word of the Day.  Thank you, God!

I’m back! First blog in way too long

With all the traveling, I got out of the habit of blogging, sorry to say.  Then I added momentum to one of my DMP items, and was able to join the TAPAS for LIFE course development platform.  So I’ve been reinspired, and hope 2 things.  You forgive my absence, and check out the TAPAS for LIFE site for the mini-courses developed by amazing people!


Please read Deb’s blog re: her short course

Tapas for Life – Coming March 2018


Looking ahead, it’s December 2025 and I just published my first book, The Confidence Factor, available on BookPatch and Amazon.

It’s about how successful, inspiring people built their confidence back after losing it from internal or external problems, or maybe built it from scratch when they didn’t have it due to bad childhood experiences.  People who might surprise you to hear that they ever didn’t just OOZE confidence!

But that’s in the future.  Many of you may be wondering how I’m going to get there.

Well, aside from interviewing inspiring people and writing my book, I’m creating a course centered on one technique explored in my book.

It’s actually a mini-course, part of the Tapas for Life program, which are Bite-Size Online Courses. It will be released at the end of March 2018.

As part of Tapas, we meet internationally by webinar every couple weeks and our guide teaches us how to build a mini online course.

At our last meeting, the webinar was titled Know Your Purpose.

This course is not all about me and what I know and all that I’ve learned about rebuilding confidence and thriving past it.

It’s about helping them to accomplish what they want. It’s about helping people who have had a stumbling block or are struggling to understand that they are their own hero. They can empower themselves to take steps toward balance and confidence. They can give themselves permission to live a life of true mental health, love, laughter and freedom.

In developing a course, or writing a book for that matter, many people start with an outline. A better starting point is to define why you are here.

So, why am I here?

Why do I want to teach an online course?

Another TAPAS author and educator, Lori King, said it so well:  I am here to SERVE. I am here to INSPIRE. Specifically, in this course (as is true for my book), our goal is to inspire people experiencing debilitating shattered confidence to return – not to the life they once knew, but to a better life.

Why is my audience here?

Whether it is someone helping provide materials for my book or someone who enrolls in my class, why are they here? When it’s over, what do I want them to Think? Say? Feel? Do?

What do I want my audience to THINK:

If I practice these breathing techniques with consistency, I’ll be better able to retain my confidence.

What do I want my audience to SAY:

If she can manage life confidently, I can too!

What do I want my audience to FEEL:

That there is HOPE, I can rise above my lack of confidence and feel AMAZING again.

What do I want my audience to DO:

Enroll in my course. Contribute to my book by sharing your story. Stay connected so we can continue to learn from each other and help more people feel good in their mind, heart, and soul.

Stay Connected

I ask you, blog readers, to join my list so that you can receive updates, inspiring interviews of Confident contributors, status of the Confidence Factor book (currently under development), as well as confidence tips, events and more! You’ll be able to fill out the form at the bottom of the TAPAS page, or in the sidebar.


We are given what we need…thanks so much, Cheri, for these 5 easy but good ways to get doing the blogging that I wanted to do, yea!!!

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What week is this?

I almost threw in the towel today, tonight, despite good schtuff on today’s webinar.  Yes, I can see where the exercises are starting to come together.

But – and it’s a big but – I’m heading out of the country in 2 days.  Then we’re back for a week only to host 20-30 family members for our holiday dinner.  We leave a week later for another 10 days.    4-5 weeks after that we’re driving to Florida.

Oh, and I’m coming off a bereavement leave, just had the full military honors paid to both our parents at a national cemetery, not a dry eye in the place when Taps was played after the 21-gun salute.  I had to wash the shells so I could mail them to my brother, who didn’t want to try taking them on the airplane home after the memorial ceremony and luncheon.  Tomorrow I will do the last banking to get all the estate accounting completed, yes!!

Not to mention the physical cleanse as I’m working with Claudine, fantastic wellness coach, to straighten out the damage I’ve done to my digestive system with gluten (didn’t know) and sugar (oh, yeah I knew but couldn’t stop until now)  over the years.   The travel schedule made it hard to know when to schedule the Provocation Elimination 30 day process.  Not to mention that the HCI test results are difficult to interpret.  Whew.

But Ryan, my guide and Dayla reminded me of lessons (I haven’t digested yet) and my words of commitment from the application I filled out.  Their encouragement (that I can get caught up) and challenge (to write ‘truth’ to my assertion of being a persistent person) helped me find the way to use my upcoming leisure time to gather my scattered thinking, to productively lay out this course of study just like when I set about to finish  my degree and write my book.  I’m blessed with working from home and setting my own hours, so I now that I know what following the MKE entails, I can lay out my upcoming schedule.  I’ll gather what electronic copies I can before I leave and review handouts instead of junk magazines.  I’ll feed my soul with the good books we’re using as the basis for reprogramming our synapses 😉

And God will help me when I ask for His help.  I’m asking.  And He’ll be up all night anyway! Amen.



Master Key Experience Week 3 coming up

Okay, yesterday I got a call that my name was pulled, 2nd place winner for $8.5 million dollars. The man James even let me pick out the color and model (silver convertible 2 door) Mercedes. He said Publishers Clearing House but we don’t think so, especially when he wanted me to produce $500.00 for a Declaration Stamp. But it was fun picturing wealth manifesting so easily in my life now that I’m working on learning and applying the Master Keys!!! Thanks for the scholarship and all the support!!