Crystal’s Corner

Feb
29

Parenting is Hard Work! Step Parenting is Even Harder!

I remember someone once telling me that he’d never seen a child ‘look at their mother’ the way my children looked at me. It was one of the nicest things anyone had ever said to me. The problem was, at the time I’d just gotten remarried after being a single mother for close to eight […]

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Feb
23

The Mexican Fisherman and American Investor Parable!

I remember the first time I shared this parable about fifteen years ago. It was in my very first self-published book, Simply…Woman! It’s the story of the Mexican Fisherman and American Investor. Here’s how it goes: An American investment banker was taking a much-needed vacation in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with […]

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Feb
05

Have I gone mad? Or reached a new level of empowerment?

It’s been a month since The Emotional Edge came out. Hard to believe! What many of you don’t know is that while writing that book, I felt like I was teeter tottering into no-man’s-land; I was afraid to move forward but more afraid to go back. The vulnerability I felt sharing my own truths, mixed with the […]

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Jan
12

Did YOU Win My 12-Week TeleCourse: The Emotional Edge?

I feel like Oprah: “YOU just won the 12-Week TeleCourse: The Emotional Edge! And YOU and YOU and YOU won the TeleCourse, too!” LOL What a dream come true to award 1,000 deserving women with my upcoming 12-Week TeleCourse: The Emotional Edge! The total scholarship was $350,000.00 in course fees. Have you checked your inbox […]

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I Teach Empowerment Because I Needed to Be Empowered!

The saying, “We teach what we need to learn” is true! I teach empowerment because I needed to learn how to be empowered. I needed to see where and how I was contributing to the drama and dysfunction in my life. I can see now that in my youth and even into my mid-thirties, I […]

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Dec
29

Today is a Very Special Day! Huge Thank You!!!!!!

Today, for the first time in my life, my new hardcover book is sitting front and center in every Barnes & Noble across the United States of America! That’s pretty freaking huge, right?  Especially for me—an unknown, first-time self-published author, living in a small town in CANADA. Last night, I sat reflecting on all that has happened to get me here . . […]

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Dec
23

Discover ‘why’ you put your Self last

As a very small girl, I’d developed what I now call my Dominant Emotional Archetype: the Parent. I called it my Mother Energy. For most of my life it was the way I showed up in the world. It was my ‘Emotional Age’. I knew exactly how to put my own needs last to take […]

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Dec
15

The Problem with Gurus, Role Models & ‘Pedestals’

For the record: I don’t always get it right. I don’t always ‘win’. I don’t always say it or do it the way you may need me to  . . . or want me to. In fact, some of my ‘for sure, for sure’ ideas have failed miserably. Sometimes I am dead wrong. And sometimes […]

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