CG Coaching & Consulting                                                                  Issue 12

We were given emotions to LIVE life, NOT destroy it 

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In This Issue
22 Things Happy People Do
Seriously Strange Toys
Tip of the Month
6 Things About $$ and Happiness
Happiness by Choice
9 Signs Holiday Meltdown
Great Books To Read
Monthly Recipe

Where's Cynthia? 





HR Chamber of Commerce Membership Holiday Reception



Chamber Chicks Luncheon Simply Fresh 



Executive Training Hour



Vision Board Workshop



Money 101 - 5 Rings Financial 



Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Hampton Roads Luncheon    



EQ vs. IQ Intro to EQi - Emotional Intelligence   

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What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology
is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.

~Positive Psychology Center - Penn State   

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. Awareness

2. Empathy

3. Optimism

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All materials included: foam board, tons of magazines, supplies.

includes lunch at
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12 - 2pm

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Quote of the Month



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

As we enjoy this time of year with celebrating special events like the holiday parades, parties, plays, movies, and so forth, let's take a moment to really embrace the season and the special times.  Remember that some of the special moments are not the big, spectacular events they are the little moments of love and joy.

Maybe it's the comforting silence of the air after a snowfall, or smelling the aromas of your favorite homemade pie.  Look for the joy in the little one's faces when they are in awe of the bright lights. Anticipation is high this time of year. Remember to savor the moment when it finally arrives. What are you feeling? What do you see and smell? What do you taste... all of the flavors on the pallet that maybe we only taste once a year which makes it even more special.

Take time to slow down enough with small moments of mindfulness, awareness, and appreciation with clarity and ability to SEE the magic.

I wish you all joy and peace in your hearts and much love and happiness in your souls.

Love and JOY,

Coaching Happiness 
22 Things Happy People Do Differently

There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy.



Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn't come from  fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a homeless person could be right outside, walking around with a spring in every step. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves.


The question is: how do they do that?  Read Full Article 

Seriously Strange Children's Toys 
Ellen Found Some Interesting Toys
Ellen Found Some Interesting Toys
Tip of the Month
Holiday Fire-Safety Tips

by FamilyEducation Staff


As the holidays approach, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to look for and eliminate potential dangers from holiday lights and decorations that could lead to fires and injuries.


Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat thousands of people for injuries, such as falls, cuts, and shocks related to holiday lights, decorations, and Christmas trees. In addition, Christmas trees are involved in hundreds of fires each year, resulting in deaths, injuries, and property loss and damage.


Keep your family safe this holiday season by following these safety tips. . .  


Read Full Article
6 Things You Must Know About Money and Happiness
You've surely heard that money can't buy happiness, but it can certainly get you closer to an enjoyable life, right?

Yes and no, says Elizabeth Dunn, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending.

Here are six facts that may surprise you-and tips on how to live the good life, no matter how much you've got.

Read Full Article
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)  

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Happiness by Choice�   

9 Signs You're Headed for a Holiday Meltdown

I love this article by Sarah Klein- Seasonal Stress. 


Let's face it. Some holiday-related stress is to be expected. Turkeys will be burned. Flights will be canceled. How you react to it determines how the holiday will be remembered. And the pressure hits some people harder than others.


So how can you become one of those people who chuckles at adversity-silly snowstorm!-instead of crying into your eggnog? Here are nine signs you could be headed for a holiday meltdown, and how to stop the implosion before it happens.


Read Full Article
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.

Curling up in your favorite recliner with a warm blanket and getting lost in a good book is a great way to feed your happiness. 


Play - How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul- Stuart Brown, MD with Christopher Vaughan (founder of the National Institute for Play)

"This important book explores how play can improve -- and joyously change -- your life." ~ Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace


The Tools - Transform Your Problems Into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity - Phil Stutz and Barry Michels   

"These tools are emotional game changers; they can help you work through conflicts, get happier, and feel a deep sense of purpose. As simple and practical as they are, they do nothing less than deliver you to your best and most powerful self." - Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness
Recipe of the Month
Oven Baked Crab Dip 
This is one of my absolute favorite recipes. Great for holiday entertaining with your favorite cracker. Enjoy!

3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese(softened at room temp)
1/3 c. mayo
1 T powdered sugar
1 T dry white wine
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
2 6 oz. cans crabmeat, drained & flaked
parsley chopped

  1. Combine all ingredients except crab; mix well.
  2. Gently stir in crab meat.
  3. Transfer crab meat mixture into lightly greased 2-3 qt. baking dish.
  4. Bake for 15 mins. @ 375 degrees.
  5. Garnish with parsley.

You can also combine all the ingredients and cook in a small crock pot for holiday entertaining. 

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