Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How to Talk to Men

     It’s amazing how just packing my bags for Hawaii catapults me into the excitement of travel. The moment I pull the suitcase out of storage I notice that my step gets lighter, along with my heart. I guess I am a traveler above all else. I can already hear the waves of Waikiki. It’s a great feeling to leave for the tropics knowing that my How to Talk to Men book is finished. Our little 4-month project ended up taking 4 years. But once it got started I realized that I didn’t want a simple book—I wanted a great one.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
     Life is strange. How is it that the hardest thing I ever did in my life was also the most fulfilling? Looking at the new edition of the hardcover copies takes me back over many months of incredibly difficult challenges. Each page was an insurmountable obstacle—trying to put my experiences with men into words. They say that easy writing makes hard reading. This book should be a breeze to read after all the sweat and tears we poured into it.
    Women need this book. Every copy is a full-on workshop experience. Every one will transform a relationship. Every page will make somebody’s life better. I am truly grateful to Dana, Carly, Andrea, Olenka, Xochi, Gianna, and all the other folks who devoted time and energy to editing and refining the text.

For more information, or to order the book, please go to www.howtotalktomen.org.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Coaching from the Heart

As I coach people from so many cultures I see that we all share universal pain and pleasure. But just because life is hard doesn’t mean that we have to be. I appreciate our global team—each one of you who gives love and support to make sure that our business web truly comes from the heart.

When you come from a small village and live on a small island, it is easy to wonder what you can bring to experienced people in sophisticated cities around the world. Yet wherever I travel I see that we have something special. We bring sweetness and aliveness to the lives of people that have fallen into bitterness and resentment.
I find it amazing to see the physical transformations in the eyes and faces of the people we serve. As they release heaviness and embrace lighter, brighter lifestyles, they sweep us along in the joy of discovery. As they remember their curiosity and vitality, we have the privilege of being part of their awakening.

I wouldn’t trade my life for the life of anyone else. As Albert Schweitzer said, service is the source of true happiness.

Mia in Hawaii, February 2013