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The Power of A Tribe
September  2014
October 4th
Reclaim Your Tiara!

When love feels like lock-down, work feels like weight, or you feel like the audience in your relationships, it's time to take back your power.

  • How empowered do you feel to affect your own outcomes?
  • Are you comfortable saying 'no' when you need to?
  • Do you feel in control of your life?

Many of us feel pulled in so many directions that after a while, we become disconnected from ourselves - from our values, from what matters to us. We start to live inside of someone else's story.

We give our power away in small and big ways, and ultimately these power leaks break down our spirit and undermine our lives. There is good news. It doesn't have to be that way. If you want to be more in control, empowered and confident, then it is time to Reclaim Your Tiara with Karen Senteio and Julie Holcomb!

Stop 'power-leaks' and get YOUR life back on track.   You do not want to miss this event!  This will be an one-day event at The Holy Family Retreat Center in Farmington, CT.  Select the link for more information or to register!

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I have been thinking a lot about the importance of quality friendships. Humans are tribal beings in that we need and gravitate towards one another. But there are friends and there are tribes. Our tribe is a group of very special people who are connected to us through our souls. Our tribe does not have to be large, but a few good peeps. Spending time with people who make our hearts feel open is important. Spending time with people who may not be like you, but 'get' you is critical. People who can see, hear and connect to you are your tribe. They let you know that you matter. You may dance to a different drum, but your tribe can hear it and to your delight, they dance with you. Find your tribe.


Finding your tribe is an ongoing process and one worth undertaking. It happens along the way of your life journey.  Some of us have been taught not to need others to avoid disappointment, embarrassment and hurt so we sometimes miss opportunities to connect with tribe members. It is precisely those moments when we need our tribe the most. Our tribe is there through the good, the bad and the ugly celebrating the successes and regrouping after failures (learning opportunities). They empathize, not sympathize and can give you the truth in a way that builds you up and not tear you down.


My amazing friend, Janet Zove calls finding her tribe 'collecting friends.' She collects good people. You know them when you meet them. There is a connection that is almost electric where your souls communicate and it is like you have known them forever; honor that experience as they are rare.   Facebook makes it is easy to dilute the meaning of friends.  Adding friends to your profile is not 'collecting good people'. Don't get me wrong. I like Facebook like the next person but I understand that finding my tribe is a far different thing.  


Carefully locate your tribe or evaluate your current one.  In doing so, you honor you and them laying the foundation for an authentic, powerful kinship that is there for the long haul regardless of what you are hauling.



"Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: "Who has earned the right to hear my story?" If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky. If we have a friend, or small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power,and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredibly lucky."


~Brene Brown



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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.  

~ C.S. Lewis