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a war zone

Last week I was in Spokane teaching with my friend and colleague, the amazing Jody Moore.

It was a magical week and meanwhile… back at home…

sometimes things seemed to be falling apart.  

On Friday morning (when my kids had the day off of school) my phone was blowing up with texts.

“He did this.”
“She said that.”
“They are driving me crazy.”

I turned to my friend Natalie and said, “My house is a war zone.”

I felt the guilt creeping up.  And the worry.

I started believing that I should be home to fix it.

Fast forward to 5:30 pm and I had all 3 of my kids on video. They were laughing and just hanging out.

The vacuum was out in the background with the cord strewn across the room. Proof that they had attempted to clean as instructed.

Just 8 hour earlier, I was certain that everything was falling apart and that I needed to fix it.

And I had been dead wrong.

They figured it out. They rose to the occasion. There was anger and fighting. And resolution and laughter. My son made pancakes for dinner.

Magic was happening at my house while I was gone. It was the best thing that I wasn’t there. I allowed them the perfect space they needed to figure it out.

Magic.

Have an amazing day, one thought at a time!

-Molly

let go of the past

Yesterday my single mom group talked about letting go of the past.

Sometimes it means letting go of someone you loved.

Sometimes it’s letting go of resentment or anger.

Or maybe even letting go of being right.

When we hang on to something from the past, we are always holding ourselves back.

When we cling to anger or hurt – it’s usually out of fear… and it’s never useful.

Can you imagine taking the energy you’re spending on anger, hurt or fear and using it to move forward and create something new?

Where are you hanging on to something and how is it holding you back? Would you be willing to release it… let it go… and invite something better into your life?

That negative energy is taking up space. It doesn’t need to.

Let it go. Make space for something new.

Have an amazing day – one thought at a time!

xo

-Molly Claire

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do you read these?

It’s *Think it Thursday* and do you read these blogs?

I hope you do.

Last week a woman emailed me asking about coaching. She told me that she gets more out of these short weekly blogs than she does her therapy appointments.

I was so happy to hear it! Not because of me.

(After all, I’m just the vessel for these messages.)

I was happy because she is taking the time to read them and think about how it pertains to her. She’s allowing them to make a difference in her life. The email is the same for all of the thousands of people who receive it – but she is allowing it in.

Do you allow them in? Do you open yourself up to growth and change?

I hope so. You’re amazing. You deserve good things in your life.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

– Molly Claire

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Protect Your Time

*Think it Thursday* and Protect your time

If you’ve read my book then you know I talk about the importance of protecting your time as a mom.

Your kids will take up every second of it if they can. And often, we let them.

Creating time and space for you is beyond important.

It’s how you stay your own person.

It’s how you can remain patient.

It’s how you can see clearly in your life.

How are you doing with scheduling time for rest, fun, rejuvenation, and all of your other needs?

What’s in the way of you guarding that precious time of yours?

How will you make it a priority?

Think about it.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

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life’s disappointments

It’s time for *Think it Thursday* and life’s disappointments.

We all experience pain and disappointment.

Disappointment that our life didn’t turn out the way we wanted.

Pain in watching our kids suffer. Frustration in not having or achieving what we want in life, despite major efforts.

It’s normal, and yet it doesn’t make it easy.
All the pain we experience, is pain we cause with our brain.

I know it doesn’t seem to be true, but it is.
And most of the time it’s because we are believing things should be different than they are.

My son shouldn’t have autism.
My husband should want the same things that I want.

I shouldn’t have this autoimmune illness.

Sometimes reality is a tough pill to swallow.
But refusing to swallow it – makes it even worse.

Accepting reality of what’s happening and believing it’s as it should be, is one of the most magical things you’ll do.

You’ll stop fighting against what’s happening and focus all of your energy toward appreciating, problem-solving, and loving. And you just might find that there are some really amazing things happening… that you couldn’t see before.

What’s happening should be happening, because it is.

There are reasons for everything that we can’t possibly see.

Life make’s sense when you look backwards at it, but we have to live it forward.

Go forward. Trust it. I know you can do it.

Xoxo

-Molly Claire