CG Coaching & Consulting                                      October 2014

We were given emotions to LIVE life, NOT destroy it 

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In This Issue
9 Amazing Health Benefits
Tip of the Month
The Happy Secret to Better Work
Happiness by Choice
Great Books To Read
Monthly Recipe

Where's Cynthia? 



Women In Defense



ME First Conference - Still Hope Foundation



Wine, Women & Wealth

Simply Fresh Cafe



Wine, Women & Wealth

The Closet Factory



5th Annual Virginia Women's Conference  



 Intro to EQi - Emotional Intelligence    


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FREE Happiness Baseline Evals
Email me today with 'Happiness Baseline' in the subject line to schedule your FREE eval.
($150 value)
What is Emotional Intelligence?

Greater Self Awareness leads to  

Better Self Management


Emotional intelligence is the ability  to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.
It is generally said to include 3 skills:

1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;


2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks lik

e thinking and problems solving;


3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.  

Quote of the Month

"Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment."
 ~ Martin Seligman


Cynthia Gossman
CG Coaching&Consulting
P.O. Box 62942
Va. Beach, VA 23466

Hello October - What's fun about October? Fresh crisp air leaving the humidity behind, leaves changing from green to fiery reds and golds, Oktoberfest, homecoming, football, Halloween, sweater weather, yummy apples, World Series, October nights when the moon is a special hue, the deepest yellow all year, and the stars are brighter than ever.   And remember PUMPKINS -- pumpkin seeds, pumpkin bread, Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkin/spice lattes at Starbucks AND the rising of Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin.

Lazy Sunday afternoons are great for curling up with a good book;.  Make sure you read my in October below.

Take a minute to read the great articles in this edition of Living a Life of Joy.  I have included a great TED talk on positive psychology.

This is the best time of year for visiting the park and going for walks.  Take time to make time to be HAPPY.
Love and JOY,

Coaching Happiness
9 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

1. Heart healthy magnesium
2. Zinc for immune support
3. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
4. Prostate health
5. Anti-Diabetic Effects
6. Benefits for Postmenopausal women
7. Heart and liver health
8. Tryptophan for restful sleep
9. Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Click Here for Full Article

How to Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

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Tip of the Month
Increase your EI.
Attend my free introduction to emotional intelligence and the EQi self assessment tool. Great Self Awareness Leads to Better Self Management.

Click below to register as there is limited seating.
(Contact me if you are interested in having me come to your place of employment and have your company experience the introductory tour of EI.
The Happy Secret to Better Work-TED Talk 

By doing the following activities and by training your brain, just like we train our bodies, we can reverse the formula for happiness & success and by doing so we not only create ripples of positivity, but create a real revolution.

Happiness by Choice


Did you know?

  • 50% (HALF) of your happiness is genetic 
  • Only 10% is based on your circumstances
  • So that leaves.... 40% of your happiness is based on WHAT YOU DO INTENTIONALLY! 

Life sure can knock you down, spin you around and spit you out.  Develop a good foundation that gives you the tools to cope.      

    1. Willingness and Readiness for Happiness
    2. Forgiveness and Reconciliation
    3. Focus - Positive or Negative?
    4. Brain Sweep - Rewire Your Brain
    5. Expand Comfort Zones
    6. Establish a Healthy Lifestyle
    7. Implement VOG - (values, objectives, goals)  

For details and registration information click here 

Happiness by Choice�   

Great Books To Read 
What you are plugged into and what you choose to engage in can play a big role in maintaining happiness and success.  Here are some great reads to feed your soul.

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer this is a great time of year to feed your happiness. 


The Aladdin Factor - Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

"One of the greatest lessons you'll ever learn is how to ask for what you want. Canfield and Hansen show you how"

- John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus


What is Your WHAT? - Steve Olsher  

"We are told the biggest regret shared by people in their final days is they did not live an authentic life. Busy living out the expectations of others, they tried to be 'responsive' and 'practical', but missed the one thing that would have made them great. In this timely book, Steve draws from the examples of people living their WHAT to give each of us a step-by-step process for living authentically. Prepare to become who you were born to be." - Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love

Recipe of the Month
Easy & Healthy Shrimp....No Butter (uses chicken broth, white wine, lemon juice)  



4 tsp olive oil

1 1/4 pounds med raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
6-8 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup + 1 T minced parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 

4 lemon wedges


-In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Saute the shrimp until just pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly, about 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon transfer the shrimp to a platter and keep them warm.

-In the skillet, combine the broth, wine, lemon juice, 1/4 cup of the parsley, the salt and pepper; and bring it to a boil. Boil uncovered, until the sauce is reduced by half. 

-Spoon the sauce over the shrimp. Serve garnished with the lemon wedges and sprinkled with the remaining tablespoon of parsley. Enjoy!  

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