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Find and Stay True       


November 2011  


As 2011 comes to completion, there is opportunity for thanksgiving and celebration, as well as reflection and preparation. As I rode home from my Thanksgiving Holiday I was listening to some wonderful jazz and thinking about the year that was and the year ahead. My mind was dancing with thoughts of change; what had changed and what would change. I began to feel the pressure of how I was going to move through those changes.


As I listened the music transitioned into a story; a celebration. Son and poet Ellis Marsalis III read a poem he wrote reflecting on his father; jazz great Ellis Marsalis. In just six words of the verse I heard a message that spoke to the challenge I was feeling and offered guidance in how to move forward.


The six words were these "....although the line not straight, true."


Now, I am not going to claim to have interpreted these words in perfect context and yet my take away was this; with integrity and flexibility bring your authentic self to each opportunity.


Fritz says in "The Path of Least Resistance" - to take active ownership in our desired outcomes our mind is most effective with a clear vision of an ideal in juxtaposition to an equally clear and non-judgmental perception of current reality.


My sense is many of us know our current reality. What is not clear is our ideal desired outcome. So this Holiday Season I am going to allow my thoughts to turn to dreams and with the Joy of the season Play with what "true" line I will follow into in 2012.


What about you?


Come explore how the coaching partnership supports turning desires into action and action into reality. In a complimentary session listen to your heart and turn a joy filled thought into a "true" step into your future.  


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As a coach my intention is to encourage the playful engagement of your most authentic self and raise your energy to promote peak performance and self-care. With the power of Play I look to promote courageous, creative, carefree and caring energy to each opportunity for growth. I hope you follow along, add your comments on my "Ride the Glide" blog and take your own journey toward finding sustainable energy for authentic peak performance and self care.


Connect to Joyful Living through Playful Engagement and find your most authentic healthy self.  


In past newsletters I have shared an approach to life's journey that supports building a future with a positive attitude and the energy to explore all that is possible; (click here read more) or learn more in a complimentary session, visit




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It is up to each of us to find our
Passions, our Playgrounds,
our Plan, and our Purpose --
To Play our Own Game.

Barbara Newton ACC, CPC, ELI-MP
Associate Certified Coach
Certified Professional Coach
Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner


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" With integrity and flexibility bring your authentic self to each opportunity."

Coach Barb


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Return to your passions and your playgrounds. Find the life work balance that will give you the energy you need. Commit to bringing your authentic self to all you pursue and in the process find that source of renewable energy.

Sign up for a complimentary coaching session and begin to explore how returning to your authentic playful self will bring a source of energy that:

  • Taps  into your passions to find the joy for self-care
  • Builds on your  strengths and your capacity to achieve success

Where will you find a renewable, sustainable source of energy that supports completions and new beginnings? 



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