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Power | Reclaiming the Crown to Harvest Happiness

by Kathy Kinney

Power.  Look in the mirror and repeat after us, “I’m going to do everything I can today to claim the power that is hidden in me.  When I find it I’m going to let it shine like the brightest lighthouse beacon on the darkest night.”

The girlfriend vacations that Cindy and I take have become a very important part of our lives. We work really hard all year and save our money to take these vacations. In all of the years we’ve been meeting, and no matter where we’ve gone, we’ve never had a bad time.  We always come home feeling stronger and better about who we are.

Tomorrow I’m leaving for Paris to meet Cindy and I’m not only looking forward to having fun, but also to reclaiming my power.  I suggested that we treat ourselves to a Crowning Ceremony while we’re there and Cindy whole heartily agreed.  It was on a trip to Prague that we had our first Crowning Ceremony and came up with the idea of Queen of Your Own Life.  I’m looking forward to answering the two questions that make up the ceremony: what no longer works in my life and would like to banish, and what is working for me and would like to keep?  Having this ceremony with a trusted friend feels like one of the best gifts I can give myself.

Have you officially crowned yourself Queen of Your Own Life yet?  If not why not try it and if you’ve done it already why not give yourself a booster shot.   You don’t have to go to Paris to do it.  Your living room or the neighborhood diner works just as well.  It’s about admitting to yourself and your trusted friends that you are a powerful woman worthy of the title, Queen of Your Own Life.

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4 Responses to “Power | Reclaiming the Crown to Harvest Happiness”

  1. Barb Wallace says:

    What perfect timing for this post. I just finished a major deadline and was thinking I needed some sort of ceremony to start fresh again. AND I just bought myself a writing crown.

    Bon Voyage!

  2. cheryl says:

    I love you guys!!!!!

  3. Kathleen says:

    I could definitely use a “queen of your own life” coronation! Probably in my own living room. The local diner would never serve me again.

    I had a disappointment recently and it’s cut me at the knees more than I’d anticipated. Do these things get harder with age, do you suppose? Shouldn’t it be easier, since I have years of “perspective?” Geez.

    So I’ll try this. I could use a booster shot. And pulling back to reorient myself can’t hurt. It helps to get rid of the clutter–the actual stuff that overflows my closets and the mental stuff, too.

  4. cindy says:

    Kathleen, I do think that disappointment gets harder as we get older. Speaking personally, even though I had plenty of experience with resilience, a job disappointment kept me off kilter and questioning myself for years. That was one of those moments when life was sailing along nicely, and I felt like I hit a rock and my ship burned down. It’s only in hindsight that I see the opportunity and new adventures that were ahead. I hope your own personal reorientation is filled with wonderful surprises.

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