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April 415.1
We were given emotions to LIVE life, NOT destroy it 

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In This Issue

Where's Cynthia? 



Chamber Connect - Chesapeake


IQ vs. EQ - Intro to Emotional Intelligence - Matinee Showing

Wine Women & Wealth
Simply Fresh, Town Center, VB

Wine Women & Wealth
Total Wine, Hilltop, VB



Tidewater Divas

Bergey's Breadbasket 


Chamber's B2B Expo

VB Convention Center



Free to Be Me Fashion Show

KROC Center



Chamber Connect - Norfolk

SAWA Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary Luncheon
KROC Center, Norfolk

C'MON Get Happy Lunch & Learn


Money 101

Hibachi Grill



Inspired WomenofCoastal VA

Cypress Point Country Club



Chamber Coffee & Connect



IQ vs. EQ - Intro to Emotional Intelligence - Evening Showing

Happy Women Mastermind Group

Join us for 90 days of discovery, laughter, enlightenment, and camaraderie.

C'MON Get Happy Lunch and Learn
3rd Tuesday April 21 11:30a-1p
only cost is that of your meal/beverage.
Reserve Your Seat 
Finding Joy in the JOurneY
Healing to Happiness

An evening of resilience, forgiveness and empowerment in learning how to find the joy in the journey. FREE and open to the public.  Only cost is that of your meal.
Gus 'n' George's Spaghetti and Steakhouse, VB.
Stay Tuned for the next scheduled event.
What is Emotional Intelligence?


Greater Understanding

Compassion and Empathy

Stronger Relationships

Open to Criticism

Better Decision Making

Controlled Behavior

Positive Interactions


Want to know more? Attend a free intro session open to the public.

Evening Showing

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   

Quote of the Month

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.

-- Paul J. Meyer



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

Spring is in the air.  Have you taken the time to notice all of the new growth and beginnings around you? One way to increase happiness is to increase awareness. 

In addition to noticing the birds singing and chirping, notice the variety of colors . . . red cardinals, blue jays, and the brown breasted robins.  If you take time to be still and observe you can spot the birds collecting materials for their nests and soon the new life will be here.  Bunnies and squirrels are nesting, too.  Maybe sprinkle a little bit of nibbles for them and their new families.  Ducks (who mate for life) and geese beginning again. Practice acts of kindness when you see them trying to cross the roads.

When we are still, aware and take time to observe we notice the little and miraculous parts about nature and living.  Sprouts of new grass and buds on the trees are  coloring the scenery with a haze of greens.  Pansies are perking up from the fall planting showing us their resilience of the harsh winter.  Cherry blossoms are coming alive bringing people together in celebration of spring and color.  Daffodils are dancing alive and tulips, crocus, and forsythia are blooming right behind them. 

Mother nature is at her best in the spring, so much color and growth.  This is your time to blossom and grow.  Tap into what brings you alive and awake after a long winter's hibernation. 
I wish you all joy and peace in your hearts and much love and happiness in your souls.

Love and JOY,


Joy Restoration Coaching Happiness 
Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

by Dr. Travis Bradberry


When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success.


Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence.


Emotional intelligence is the "something" in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

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17 Best Things About the Switch From Winter to Spring



At the end of winter, most people tend to become more and more excited for the upcoming fresh season. Spring is all about positive transformation. But the trees aren't the only things that are blooming. The refreshing change can be witnessed in most people's moods, face expressions and behavior, too. Here is a short list of other exciting stuff that happen with the end of winter and the beginning of spring.  


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MEN'S Brains and WOMEN'S brains Explained Perfectly 
MEN'S Brains and WOMEN'S brains Explained Perfectly   Best Funny Videos

Tip of the Month
Get a massage
Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that's not all. Explore the possible benefits of massage and what to expect.

Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you've never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.

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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?

Setting Boundaries
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

Healthy emotional and physical boundaries are the basis of healthy relationships. Enmeshed relationships, however, are bereft of these boundaries...    Whether it's a relationship between family members, partners or spouses, limits simply don't exist in enmeshed relationships, and boundaries are permeable.....     


Typically people in enmeshed relationships have a hard time recognizing that they're actually in an unhealthy relationship, Rosenberg said. Doing so means acknowledging their own emotional issues, which can trigger anxiety, shame and guilt, he said....     However, making this realization is liberating. It's the first step in making positive changes and focusing your attention on building healthy relationships, including the one with yourself.


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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.  


"The 7 Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life" by Glenn Beck and Keith Ablow, M.D.

Glenn Beck lost it all. His family. His money. His honor. His life was essentially over. With nothing left to lose, he decided to make a series of changes. 

Now years later, he's the fourth most admired man in the world. He's successful, he has a wonderful wife, and he has four beautiful kids. But most important, Glenn is happy.  How did he do it? How can you? That's the story you're about to read. ~Keith Ablow, M.D.


"The 5 Love Languages - The Secret to Love That Lasts" by Gary Chapman

"How do we meet each other's deep emotional need to feel loved? If we can learn that and choose to do it, then the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ever felt when we were infatuated." ~ Dr. Gary Chapman 

Recipe of the Month
Crock Pot Orange Glazed Ham! This recipe is perfect for Easter!



1 ham 3-6 pounds depending on your crock pot
1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
2/3 cup chicken broth/stock
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp cornstarch


The size of the ham really depends on the shape of your crock pot. I was able to use a 6 pound ham that snugly fit in our crock pot.


1. Place ham in the crock pot and add in diced red onions
2. Combine chicken stock, orange marmalade, Dijon Mustard and Cornstach and whisk together. Pour over ham in crock pot
3. Cook on low for 7 hours


Serve with orange glaze over the top of the ham


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