Reach a little higher


Who’s ready to reach a little higher?!
Do an exercise with me real quick. It will take mere moments and might have a lasting impact. Right where you are, reach your arms up above your head as high as they can go. Go ahead, do it. GREAT! Now, reach a little higher. YES! Now a little higher. FANTASTIC!

Think about what you’ve just done. Even though I asked you to reach as high as you can go the first time, most of us probably reached a little bit higher 2 more times. We dug a little deeper, took a breathe, pushed a little bit more and stretched higher.
We do this with EVERYTHING in our lives. We set our goals for what we know we can comfortably and easily reach. And we sell ourselves short. I am learning we don’t set our dreams and goals high enough; at least I don’t.
I’m already 5lbs past my first targeted goal weight. Why is that not stretching as high as I can? Because I realize now, after learning this awesome exercise over the weekend, that I set my goal weight at what I knew I could easily do if I just stayed on track. But I wasn’t reaching as high as I could.

Losing 40lbs seemed quite doable and maintainable, which it really has been. But stretching a little further to lose 50 lbs – well I don’t know, maybe. 60lbs, which would put me into the healthiest range for me – ack that still, quite honestly, seems too high.

I’m D0NE setting my goals too low and not believing in myself. I’m done being content with almost there. I’m ready to go ALL IN with my life; to live the BEST, healthiest life I can. I’m ready to shoot for dead center bullseyes EVERY TIME!

I’m ready to share all of myself with the world and help ANYONE who wants to be the best person they can be. If you’re ready to reach higher, higher, higher to be the healthiest you in body, spirit and finances you can be I’d LOVE to talk with you. I absolutely LOVE being part of people transforming themselves into their own superheroes.

We really can all reach so much higher than we’ve dreamed.

#doingitnotjustdreamingit #transformation #healthcoach #warriorlara

Visioning and Wonder Woman


“You keep doubting yourself. You are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know!” Antiope to Diana

I’m watching Wonder Woman while I work on a new vision board. Perfect way to tap into my inner warrior woman/badass who wants to transform the world. If we all really believed we could positively impact our world with work from our hearts imagine how amazing it would be!

#superherosarereal #heartwork #iamawarrior #wonderwoman

Continuing Inspiration


This morning’s #pennyhello! Stepping up the shinyness and the abundance. WOOHOO!

Russell was the master at meeting new people and talking to EVERYONE we met. I used to watch in awe as he made quick connections with strangers, though I don’t think he ever thought of folks as strangers.

This is the energy I WILL channel for my life. I love all of the opportunities in my life to impact the world in a positive way! I’ve got to stop hiding behind my fears which are many.

Thanks Russell for continuing to inspire me! I see you smiling at me saying “GO!”

(Written July 22)

Oh How I Wish, Part #1

It’s been several weeks since my last penny find, hello from Russell. I’ve found this interesting considering the family gatherings and new adventures I’ve had, which is usually prime times for me to find pennies as I think more of Russell. Today, as Carrie S Magill dropped me off at home I found a penny on my driveway that wasn’t there this morning. 😍😍
I will be writing TONS about this weekend and the next layer of awakening that is happening. So many ah-has and new dreaming as I get a deeper sense of my mission and vision for how I want to impact the world.
For tonight, I’m simply grateful for my penny find as Russell has been strongly in my mind all weekend. I keep thinking “Oh, how I wish I’d found OPTAVIA and this health path before Russell died. Maybe he’d still be here. ”
This right here is a large part of my why. I will share more soon. Tonight, I smile and will dance a dance for Russ. 💃💃💃

(Written on July 21)
#pennyhellos #optavia18 #healthcoach #lifetransformation #iamawarrior #warriorlara

Always see the MAGIC


MAGIC – I hope and pray every single day that I will always believe that there is magic alive in this world. I’m sure I will as long as I continue to be part of things like yesterday as the very land of Avalon seemed to pulse with it from beginning to end. It was if a giant bell had been rung upon first light of the sun that sent reverberations through the horses, the people, and the land itself throughout the entire day.
This is the MAGIC I hear and feel to some extent everyday that I am part of Avalon. From the first moment I stepped my foot onto this property, I could hear and feel the land speak to me, no more like sing to me a song meant just for me. It’s weird to me to talk of it at times as it feels so twilight zoney and foreign to world that seeks to have such tangible proof of things. But yesterday and now this morning, the MAGIC continues to sing to me and through me so powerfully I am alternating between laughing and crying with joy and amazement.
Watching people come to Avalon and hear for even a short amount of time the MAGIC song that is there always leaves me feeling humbled and awed that I get to part of something so much bigger than a horse farm. I love the events themselves and watching people ride their horses to personal successes is wonderful. But it is watching people smile and laugh while they volunteer or compete or watch their loved ones compete that leaves me a tingle with love that seems to expand forth from the deepest part of my heart. I open myself up to feel all that energy and channel it right back through my heart to reconnect with all that is Avalon.

Beyond, so far beyond, my desire for us to create successful events is my desire for us of the Avalon community to create a place where people realize, or rather remember, MAGIC is alive in our world. It is the MAGIC of love, connection, community over competition, hope, joy, patience, humility, respect, learning, and always seeking to do things just a bit better than the time before.

This is the life I want to lead – a life that ALWAYS see the MAGIC in this world, in its’ creatures and in the humans who walk it with me. Every single day I want this to be my focus, no matter what swirly places my mind and the tasks that can weigh on me seek to take me.

I tell you what, I may not always get things right and I may not always handle the things in my life as well I would like, but that’s okay because I know I am always striving to grow and become a better friend, leader, mother, daughter, and person. Plus, I can see MAGIC at work in the world around me and I can hear the land that holds a large piece of my heart sing. How AMAZINGLY cool is that!