In Come Follow Me this week we studied 2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. “

In Essentials to Enjoy Life I have a whole class session that focuses on the vibration of words and we talk a lot about Godly Sorrow VS Shame.

Guilt is a tool

Guilt is neutral to me, it can be a useful tool. However if we let it take us to Shame, then it makes us want to hide and that keeps us trapped in our sin/challenge. When Guilt is a tool that leads us to Godly Sorrow, then we have hope, we search for help and we can more easily make positive changes.

I talk about this more deeply in this video I made a few years ago. The topic of this video focuses on supporting people whose loved ones are struggling with pornography. However the information could be used in many different scenarios.

Let Guilt remind you – there is a choice!

It is a neutral tool to let you know that you have done something against your values. Now you get to choose: Shame or Godly Sorrow.

I hope you choose hope and repentance.

Also this is so important to keep in mind, that shame is not a tool from God. Don’t shame others (“sorrow of the world”, it won’t help others to change. Teach them the difference of shame and Godly Sorrow.

I have 2 spots left for this class!

It is hard to Enjoy Life when you are feeling overwhelmed and having a lot of negative self talk going on in your head.

  • “I have too much to do and not enough time.”
  • “I can’t believe I lost my temper again!”
  • “I am really wanting this to be the year of ______, but I have no idea how to make that happen!”

I work with women like this every day.

I love Sheridan’s class. Each and every week I have learned something that has strengthened me both physically and spiritually. I feel that I am learning to be a more powerful person as I have applied the principles and action plans and set goals taught within this program. I look forward to what I am going to learn or be awakened to with each class session.

Sheridan is a great teacher and facilitator of a much needed class!!


I’d love to teach you the tools of Hardwired for Happy to help you shift from out of control to more peace and calm.

This is a live group life coaching class that meets every Tuesday morning from 9:15-11:15 at my house.

Each week has

  • a different topic we will focus on
  • an accountability check in on how you are doing with a personal goal
  • time to talk about challenges you are having and we support each other with ideas and tools to help you work through the challenge

I can’t wait for you to learn and implement these easy tools and see the power they give you to create the life you want!


Where: Rancho Santa Margarita

When: Tuesday Mornings 9:15-11:15 starting January 8th

Cost: $10 a class

Contact me if you have any questions or to save your spot!  I only have 2 left.

Online Option

If you can’t attend the live class, I do have an online class starting January 24th. You can find out more by clicking here.

I just realized that day 40 of the Meditation challenge didn’t post!   Here you go!

There is not one right or perfect way. I hope that you have learned a good framework for meditating over the last 40 days and that you now feel confident to meditate and even sit “silently”

I hope you have created an easy daily meditation practice and have the confidence to explore and find other meditation options if you want to. There are 100’s of way to meditate, find the one that is best for you and know it may change over time and that is OK!

Your needs will change as life happens. I started with 10 second meditations and did that for probably a year, before I moved onto 3 minute long meditations, then longer guided meditations and now I can easily meditate for over 20 minutes on my own. I have been meditating daily for well over 6 years now. I can’t imagine going a day without my meditation/prayer in the morning.

In fact there was a morning when I didn’t have time to meditate and around 11 am after yelling at my youngest a few times he asked, “Mom, did you meditate this morning?”
When I admitted I hadn’t, he said, “Please go meditate right now.” He knew that his life was better when I meditated too. 😊

Have you noticed any changes in your life over the last 40 days? What other changes would you like to see? Join in my next challenge – Vision Boards to help create those changes you desire to see!

And – Keep on Meditating!

Phase 1: Sing “I am a Child of God” and imagine the steps of grounding and shielding as you sing!
Phase 2: Set your timer
Using your finger movements – with a NEW MANTRA
Sing or Chant: “Peace, Be Still” a few times
Whisper “Peace, Be Still” a few times
Silently think Peace (breathing in for about 4 beats)
Pause (2,3,4)
Be (2 beats) Still (2 beats)
Pause (2,3,4)
Whisper “Peace, Be Still” a few times
Sing or Chant: “Peace, Be Still” a few times
(Just have fun playing with these different ways you can include sound in your meditations)
Phase 3: Now pause and be “silent”
Letting your thoughts float by.

Look at your Picture from yesterday and feel gratitude and excitement to see how it is brought into your life!