January 2016

What's Next? Life Coaching with Penny Rackley

Coming up at Inspire Yoga 
Highland Village
January LifeInspired: 
What's Next for You?

What do YOU want to get done this year? There's only so much time and energy to go around, and if we don't m
ake a few plans, it gets gobbled up 
by daily chores and other peoples' expectations 
and emergencies. 

Thursday, January 21st at 11:15am and 5:30pm, let's take a break to line out what you really want to accomplish/ make/have/give in 2016. 

I'll have some tools to help you make your private plans. And don't worry, 
no sharing required. 

 It's free and everyone's invited. 
Join us!

Inspire Yoga Studio - Highland Village
1401 Shoal Creek | Suite 268
Highland Village, Texas 75077

-- Latest Inspiring Lives Podcasts -- 

Click, listen and learn how to live 
a more gratifying, beautiful, courageous
and soulful life, from the people who already know how. 

Episode 4: Yoga is for Everyone 
(Maybe Even You) 

Inspire Yoga's Bethaney Pilat answers 
the big questions about yoga, tells newcomers what to expect, 
and makes me laugh, too.


Episode 5: Does Your Life 
Need a CFO? 

Need to get control of your money? 
Financial Planner Sean Kelleher gives us a great place to start -- the truth!

Thanks so much for your encouragement and input on the recent Inspiring Lives podcast episodes. This month we learn how to start (and enjoy!) a yoga practice from studio owner Bethaney Pilat, and get the inside scoop on controlling our money with financial planner Sean Kelleher

I welcome requests, and would be so glad to interview someone you're interested in hearing from. Email me at pennyrackley@mac.com with your ideas, and I'll make it happen. 

Stay warm!

- Penny
What You Need
When I was around twenty and off at college, my mom went on a mission trip to Brazil for two weeks. At the time, my sister was sixteen, plenty old enough to cook for Dad while Mom was gone. I do recall that Dad chose to be supportive of her decision, but probably was not super-thrilled at the idea of his sweet wife being gone for so long, and to such a far-flung place.

I remember two other things about her trip: She brought me a beautiful amethyst, and she went with quite a bit of trepidation -- not for fun or adventure or to see the sights, but because she knew it was what she needed to do with her life at that moment. She was called to do it, and so she did. (If you haven't met my mother, you really should. She is just the very finest example of a person, funny, sparkly and strong.) 

When I bring up the idea of goals and choosing what needs to happen in the coming year, some of you may think it a selfish trifle, but please reconsider, with my mother's example in mind. 

You, better than anyone on this earth, know what you want for yourself, what you need to accomplish, what is calling to you to be/have/do/learn/give, and I think whatever that is needs to happen SOON. I want this for you: to begin living an awakened, impassioned life, a life that feels like it is going where it was meant to go. 

Your change might start with something relatively simple. Or it might be huge. Maybe you need to:
  • lose the first of twenty pounds so you'll be healthy enough to go walking with friends
  • pay off your nagging student loan so you can focus on something more meaningful
  • visit that person (you know the one), to make things right before it's too late
  • start the group that starts the change that our community needs
  • set ego aside and meet with the headhunter about the RIGHT job
  • donate a kidney. I hear you laughing! But I know a lady -- really I think one of the nicest ladies who ever lived (hi Marie) -- who did that very thing. She is perfectly fine, probably healthier than you and me, and she saved someone's life (and made a very good friend), because she felt strongly that she must do it.
What do you need to do this year in your social life, your finances, career, your physical life and in the community to be the person you want to be? 

That's what we're going to think through in my next LifeInspired group session (see sidebar). Don't worry, you don't have to talk about your stuff, just take some private notes and devote 45 minutes to your future. It's going to be good. 

Coaching with Penny


If you want to make a life change, are recovering from a loss or just need help defining your goals and reaching them, then you might be a good candidate for coaching.


My first session is always free, so we can get to know one another. Call 214-793-1503 or email me at pennyrackley@mac.com for an appointment.