An Always Timely Reminder

Hello Beautiful!

Regardless of how well or how little I knew the person, death is always a reminder for me to LIVE! I’m sharing the words of Holly Butcher, a young woman whose wisdom (thankfully yet sadly) lives beyond her time on earth.

“…You might have got caught in bad traffic today, or had a bad sleep because your beautiful babies kept you awake, or your hairdresser cut your hair too short. Your new fake nails might have got a chip, your boobs are too small, or you have cellulite on your arse and your belly is wobbling.

Let all that shit go. I swear you will not be thinking of those things when it is your turn to go. It is all SO insignificant when you look at life as a whole.

Also, remember if something is making you miserable, you do have the power to change it – in work or love or whatever it may be. Have the guts to change. You don’t know how much time you’ve got on this earth so don’t waste it being miserable. I know that is said all the time but it couldn’t be more true…”  Read the full letter here,

P.S. I’m not opposed to complaining, venting, or even the occasional pity party. There are health benefits to releasing frustration, depending on HOW you do it. NOT taking Action to Change what frustrates us is where we mess up.

We can change our mind, change the thing, or both. We ALWAYS have a choice.


c.René Washington

Master Certified Life Coach

Listen, Defy, Do

Hello Beautiful!

Ohhhh, This quote!  I’ve defied logic a few times in my life (ok, maybe more than a few!) and sometimes  admittedly could have benefited from relying on a little more logic instead of defying it. LOL! Mostly though, I was defying limiting beliefs and expectations.

What I know for sure:


Following my instinct…my first right mind, or what I now refer to as my Spiritual GPS…Is my go-to practice for landing where I want to be. The mistakes on the journey were (are!) educational detours that taught (teach!) me how to recognize  ‘getting in my own way’ patterns and how to Let That S%#t Go!

I learned how to do that for myself and I show clients how they can do it to FINALLY  get what they crave: work they love, flipping  soul-draining relationships to soul-sustaining, starting that passion project, more Me Time, or ______.

If this quote resonates with you, don’t ignore it. Schedule a strategy call with me and let’s talk about what you can DO.

And don’t forget…Desire Mapping starts January 13th . Click here for details,


How Do You Want To Feel? (Don’t Miss This!)

Hello Beautiful! As promised in my previous blog, I’m guiding you through the Desire Map process of setting goals and making decisions from the inside out. And I LOVE when I set an intention and I get validation:

Danielle LaPorte, the Desire Map creator is giving away the e-book and audio version of the Desire Map book! YAY!! Click this link and grab it fast. The Desire Map Bundle. You’ll want it for working through creating your Core Desired Feelings and Goals. If you’re a hard copy fan, you can purchase it on Amazon, The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul.

Free Book + Free Coaching = an ‘I would be krazy not to!’ opportunity to set your year on the track to Happyland!

The Details:

What: Virtual Desire Mapping

When: January 13th – February 1st

1/18… Desire Map Question Hour 6:30pm -7:30pm CST

1/25… Desire Map Question Hour 6:30pm – 7:30pm CST

2/1… Desire Map Goal Mapping 6:30pm – 8:30 pm CST

How: I will send exercise sheets and short videos that walk you through Desire Mapping each week starting 1/13. You’ll complete the exercises on your own and join the weekly Desire Map Question Hour if you need assistance. The final call on February 1st  will be a 2-hour session on setting goals based on your Core Desired Feelings (CDF’s).

What You Need To Do To Participate…

  • Download or purchase The Desire Map Guide (you don’t have to read it all before we start.
  • Mark your calendars for the Question Hours and the Goal Mapping Session
  • Set your INTENTION to carve out the time and focus to show up for yourself in this process
  • I saw the Vision Word Board below on a friend’s facebook page and thought it would be great to do for our Desire Map CDF’s. Your board can be anything you want (poster, wood, etc.). I’ll be sending feelings words that you’ll use to choose your CDF’s and they can also be used for your board or you can create your own.
  • Join the calls to get assistance.
  • If you’re unable to join the Question Hours or Goal Mapping Session, No Worries! I’m sharing the zoom recordings so you can stay in the loop. Email your questions prior to the meeting date and I’ll answer them during the call,
  • I’d love to know how many of you plan to participate. Shoot me an email telling me that too! And feel free to invite your friends to join the fun.


I hope I covered everything, but don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have. Let’s get about the business of Feeling Gooooood!


2018: It’s On and Poppin’

Hello Beautiful! Woo Hoo! We made it into another year and I’m thrilled to see 2018. So happy to be laser-clear on my message and client focus (Helping highly motivated women figure out What they want, Why they don’t have it, and How to get it) and delivering that message in a way that supports the lifestyle I crave (free, flush, and flexible).

Are you clear on your focus and path? Have you chosen your word of the year? I chose ten. My year’s going to be X-tra Fabulous! LOL!!

One of my words is Core, as in Core Desired Feelings (CDF’s) from the Desire Map question, “How do you want to feel?”. Desire Mapping shows you how to create goals that support how you want to feel. Connecting to what lights you up and what weighs you down is a much more accurate guide for achieving life satisfaction than setting goals and resolutions from an external driver. Paying attention to my CDF’s led me to cancel the wonderful Desire Map retreat I planned for the end of January. My dad has some health issues and staying close to home feels best. The same day I made this decision, my fortune cookie message validated it. 🙂

You can’t keep a good coach down, though and I still want to do my part in helping you kick off  your best year ever. No broken resolutions in a few months for you! Let That S#%t Go! and create Goals that Roll you toward that life you crave! The modified plan: Follow my blog during the month of January and I’ll walk you through the Desire Map process…gratis!

I’m also moving back the timeline on the Let That S#%t Go! teleclass (details coming) and will be contacting those who’ve already signed up.

Happy New Year!! I leave you with a few questions to ask yourself:

How do I want to feel day to day?

– What lights me up? Is it aspirational or inspirational?

– What weighs me down? Can I Bag it, Barter it, or Better it?

– What keeps me from going after what I truly eant?

– What would feel like a miracle to me right now?

P.S. One of the BEST things I did for myself in ‘17 was outsourcing the business tasks outside of my zone of excellence. Such huge time sucks! Shout-out to my Business Support person, Valerie Camille Shields who is ALL kinds of wonderful!! Look at this lovely gift card she created for the retreat that was inspired by Shout-out #2, Hubby Extraordinare, Bill (Clark) Kent who contacted me about gifting the retreat to his wife Sibyl. A retreat is going to happen, if for no other reason than an excuse to use these gift cards. LOL!

P.P.S. Take a moment to inhale this ‘should be read daily’ poem, Today…read by the Ah-mazing actress, Lynn Whitfield,