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Aspire Cover_AprMay17_Marianne MacKenzie

Radical Self-Care™: The Foundation for Creating Your Big Dreams

Welcome to the ongoing column series, Living A Radically Engaged Life™.  We are going deeper into what it means to live radically engaged and how living this way will bring out the very best you have to offer and best of all, to sustain this level of Being.  In this issue we are focusing on understanding a crucial foundational piece, your Radical Self-Care™.   “You can’t change your life without changing yourself. So get ready to change!” Because we are conscious life-learners we are … [Read More...]

Wisdom & Self Growth

Redefining My Life by Rewriting My Script

Rewriting, Life

Do you have a favorite quote that you have lived by most or part of your life? That one quote that just defines you.  That quote that just gets you and it resonates in your soul on such a deep level that it almost melts into your very being.  I understand this very well.  Since I was about 12 I lived by a certain quote by a poet by the name of e.e.cummings: “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” I resonated so well with this quote because since I was a kid I never felt like I ‘fit in’ with my family, friends or with society very well.  My relationship with my mom was quite tough at times and I always … [Read More...]

Health & Wellness

Each Day is an Invitation

Invitation, Day

It seems like every day I hear about something new I’d like to try or experience: a new class, a recipe, a place to visit.  And yet sometimes the options become too overwhelming and instead I stay stuck in my same old routines, missing out on all the infinite possibilities that could shift my perspective and open my world.  How can we know what the right thing to choose is?  What if we don’t like it or we aren’t good at it?  What if it doesn’t meet our expectations?  Here is my answer: “You never know until you try” It is never too late to start again, to invite in your most vibrant self and realize who you are meant to be. I believe that each day is an invitation to move towards your best self. Simply ask,  How vibrant and healthalicious do you want to be? Do … [Read More...]


Shift Your Perspective to Transform Your Relationship

Transform, Relationship

As I shared in part one of my ongoing Transforming Your Relationship column series, How to Create Your Unshakable Love & Unleashed Passion in 8 Simple Steps, in each issue I will be guiding you deeper into each of the 8 transformational steps of my Relationship Transformation System® and give you a tool or strategy to implement to experience a shift in your relationships that day!  In this issue, we are covering Step Two: Shifting. If there’s one thing I know for sure, until you shift your perspective, nothing can change for you! Without shifting your perspective, you can try to use the tools and strategies that I can teach you, but you would be EFFORTING, pushing and trying to have GOOD behavior to create a shift, and that doesn’t last long term. Plus, have … [Read More...]

Career & Business

Your First 4 Steps for Your New Coaching Business

Coaching, Business

Do you have a plan for your new coaching business? You must know what you want in order to be able to measure your results. If you want to succeed, that is. If you don’t have a plan, you will flounder, waste time, stay distracted and unfocused. That’s where I was in the beginning, exploring my options and wondering what to do next. I had an idea, but I didn’t know how to bring it to fruition. Here are the crucial first steps that gave me the start I needed. 1. I hired a coach. Some coaches think they can be a coach without having one themselves. Does that ever work?  No. Because without your commitment to your own growth, you will not attract others who want coaching. Simple.  My coach really understood me as a healer, who I was, and where I was stuck. After I … [Read More...]