Wednesday Wellness: Planning to Plan

Good Afternoon, Friends! I started writing on wellness topics on Wednesdays as I noted so many of my creative friends struggle with balance, as do I.  Join me on my journey of mishaps, happy mistakes, and discovery.

You’ve heard the lyric “A dream is a wish your heart makes…” from Disney’s Cinderella, right?  Well here’s the thing.

A dream is a wish your heart makes, but a goal is a plan your mind makes.

Are you with me?

I love dreaming, but I have not always loved planning.   I’ve sort of just figured it out.  There’s a certain magic in writing things down. Lists, steps, contacts, appointments, plans. Call it the Law of Attraction, or whatever you like.  Writing it MAKES IT HAPPEN. you’ll see.


I’m planning to start my son doing his own bullet journaling.  He’s got lists and a phone, but I think the writing in his own bullet journal is going to be key.  I already bought him special micron pens.  You gotta have the tools.

I think my young daughter is also ready for her own planning journal.  She’s got a collage journal and a story-writing journal already, but the listing of dreams and goals could also be good for her.  Right now my favorite Leonie Dawson Shining Year planner is 50% off. Again, tools.

Another way to get things done is by finding support.  It’s free to find likeminded souls in groups on the internet.  Just following inspiring instagram and pinterest users can jumpstart or reignite your own creative ambition. There are an infinite amount of webinars and podcasts available for you.


“Someone is staring at you in Personal Growth.” – Carrie Fisher, When Harry Met Sally, 1989.

It wasn’t too long ago that I was a night owl and a late sleeper.  And now, thanks to Zero Period, I’m allergic to sleeping in. Thanks to planning, I’m more productive.

In addition to mapping out all the family’s activities, I am planning my reading and writing time.

What are you doing this summer? Are you planning to have fun?




Friday Friends: Reba Linker and The Little Book of Manifesting Big

Happy Friday, Friends!  Today I am delighted to feature Reba Linker, master teacher and author of The Little Book of Manifesting Big!  Thank you, Reba, for taking the time to answer my questions. 

1. What is your greatest challenge when writing, and how do you get past it?
I love writing – it helps me get really clear on what I want to say. My greatest challenge stems from that very thing: it takes me a while to hone my message and to boil it down to exactly what I want my message to be. Besides, I’m a Gemini, so when I’m first putting ideas to paper I usually see about 10 different threads of which way the discussion might lead, which makes my head spin, of course!
The only way past this is to write many drafts. I get it out on paper and then, if I have the time, I put it away for a while, and then look at it again with fresh eyes. Even though this ‘organic’ approach is a bit labor intensive, it’s such an interesting and rewarding process, and it really helps me hone and even sometimes discover my message.
2. What inspires you?
I am very inspired by understanding what makes us tick as human beings. I have an enormous curiosity about that and I was lucky enough to study with a truly great spiritual teacher for many years. A lot of the material in The Little Book of Manifesting Big I learned from her.
Understanding who and why we are is also important to me, personally. You might say I’ve been on a healing quest my entire adult life. It is so rewarding to be able to share what I’ve learned on my journey and see it benefit others as well in my work as a life coach, and as an author.
On the surface, The Little Book of Manifesting Big is a simple book on manifesting cool stuff. It is that, for sure, but on a deeper level it is also about how to access and feel at home with our own power and our own creative gifts. So, no matter what I write about, it’s always about who and what we are as human beings!
3. What is in store for you in the coming year?
I have a feeling that this coming year is going to be a big one! I just signed on to create a new video show with Video Content Network, I have a new book on happiness coming out in the spring, as well as two new courses through The Daily OM, one on self-love (based on my Kindle Bestseller, Imagine Self-Love) and one on manifesting, based on The Little Book of Manifesting Big.

All this is simply a foundation to reach the people who are meant to hear my message. I have a women’s group and I see private clients and my greatest thrill is simply helping people bust through their barriers and obstacles and create a happier, more fulfilled life. That rocks my world!
4. Tell us about your experience with detours and u-turns!
My entire life is a detour! I thought I was headed from Point A to Points B, C and D, when all the time, that was just a way to get me to Point Z. My life as a coach and author is completely unexpected, yet it all makes so much sense in retrospect. In a bigger sense, I see us as all on a detour, from the joy and abundance we felt as newborns, to a long detour learning how to fit in to the world in which we found ourselves, and now, on the journey back to our authentic selves.

Happy Holidays! I want to share a gift for you all. The Little Book of Manifesting Big makes the ultimate holiday gift, and I’d love for you to buy a copy for everyone on your list. If you would like to ‘flip through’ the book before you make your purchase, you can download a FREE PDF preview version here: