CG Coaching & Consulting
June 615
We were given emotions to LIVE life, NOT destroy it 

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Where's Cynthia? 

Many of these events are open, hover over and click the link for more details.



Wine Women & Wealth

Town Center, VB



Chamber Connect



Wine Women & Wealth

Hilltop, VB 



Mingle on Main Street




Chamber Connect  



Mastering Your Money Mojo

Virginia Beach 



EQ For Parenting 

Introductory Class


FAB Ladies Luncheon 

Virginia Beach 



EQ For Sales Success 

Introductory Class



CMON Get Happy

Lunch & Learn 



Inspired Women of Coastal VA 



EQ for Couples

Introductory Class 



MyBizPPL Biz Connect

Virginia Beach



Chamber Connect


Chamber Coffee & Connect - Norfolk  


Money 101


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 Class
EQ for:
  • Parenting
  • Couples
  • Workplace
  • Personal Development
  • Sales Success

Click for Class Schedule 

Happy Women Mastermind Group

Join us for 90 days of discovery, laughter, enlightenment, and camaraderie.
C'MON Get Happy Lunch and Learn
FREE Admission
3rd Tuesday May 19 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 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

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."

-- Helen Keller


Cynthia Gossman
CG Coaching&Consulting
P.O. Box 62942
Va. Beach, VA 23466
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Copyright 2015

Oh my goodness we are half way through the year.....

Some of you may be reflecting on how much you haven't accomplished thus far with new year's goals and aspirations.  Don't focus too long on that.

Today (and everyday) is a brand new day!  Choose to focus on what CAN be accomplished.  Here are a few steps that can help you with this process:

1. Operate from a foundation of maximums, not minimums.  Adopt the 'at most' vs. 'at least' mentality.  Shift from "I have to" to "I get to". 

2. Shorten your usage of the 5 Metastasizing Emotional Cancers: Complaining, Criticizing, Competing, Contending and Comparing

3. Wipe the slate clean every morning of regrets, guilt, shame, and disappointments. Practice forgiveness and giving love.

4.  Practice daily gratitude. Wake up each day and claim something have to look forward to.  You are breathing and woke up so you have a purpose to fill.  Go BE your purpose.

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

A Safe Summer = A HAPPY Summer

Check out this great article from web md.  Important information on heat stroke, water woes, barbeque and so much more...

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By The Power of Positivity 

If you have lived on this planet for a while, you have probably dealt with a fair share of emotionally trying experiences. In modern society, we all must learn how to handle a variety of frustrations and complications, but sometimes it all can seem very overwhelming, and understandably so.


Unfortunately, around 26 percent of Americans surveyed for a poll performed by researchers for the Harvard Opinion Research Program said they currently live with high levels of stress. If you feel you fall into the 26 percent experiencing chronic stress, you might benefit from the following coping mechanisms.  


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The Science of Happiness, An Experiment in Gratitude


Who has been the most influential person in your life? Have you told them lately?
The Science of Happiness, An Experiment in Gratitude
The Science of Happiness, An Experiment in Gratitude
What is High Performance?
Here are some great tips on achieving high performance. Brendon talks about the five secrets for high performance:

1. Clarity
2. Energy
3. Courage
4. Productivity
5. Influence

It is my experience and belief that HAPPINESS fuels Performance and Success.  Are you as happy as you could be?  Are you unhappy and don't even know it?  Let me introduce Emotional Intelligence and the 'take me to the next level' self-assessment tool that covers the above five secrets for high performance and more. 

Check out this article by Brendon Burchard
Five Secrets for High Performance.

"We all want to be our best, but not just during short-bursts or when we need to be at our "peak." We want to live and maintain our full potential, to reach and sustain what is called "high performance." I often say, "the definition of high performance is succeeding above and beyond standard norms over the long-term."

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Tip of the Month
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?

H2Ohhhhhh - 5 Ways to Destress
By   Abigail Cuffey and Judy Kirkwood, reprinted from LHJ, August 2008


Drink it, soak in it, listen to its music... water can soothe in all its forms. Ah, water ... sometimes just the thought f it can sweep us along in a current of happy memories, leaving stress on a distant shore. But that relaxed feeling is not just due to pleasant images of sunny childhood afternoons playing in sprinklers or of breezy family vacations at the beach. Recent scientific studies show that the stress-alleviating, mood-improving, tension-reducing power of good old H2O also has to do with the way it affects body chemistry and neurology. Whatever the method, water works wonders - so dive in and de-stress!    


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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 or swinging outside in the hammock getting lost in a good book is a great way to feed your happiness.  


The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!


Hungry: The Truth About Being Full
"Even though I looked alive and vital, the hourglass measuring the aliveness of my soul was swiftly draining to the bottom. I was losing my battle to be myself. I was in my prime. My career was taking off; I was surrounded by loving friends and family. Yet it felt like time was running out." Dr. Robin L. Smith, noted psychologist, ordained minister, motivational speaker, and best-selling author of Lies at the Altar, seemed to have the perfect life, but underneath it all, she felt empty. In this powerful new work, Dr. Robin painstakingly chronicles a time when she felt at the end of her rope, unable to truly see herself or escape the unrelenting craving in her heart. Throughout her life, she had always focused on living up to everyone else's expectations, doing everything they asked-everything they recommended-in the hopes that by pleasing others she would find fulfillment and success. Instead she found herself spiritually and emotionally starved with a hungry soul begging for change .
Recipe of the Month
Healthy Southwestern Chopped Salad. Make it for lunch this week.

Large head of Romaine 15 oz.
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cups corn (fresh or frozen, thawed)
5 green onions
Optional: avocado

1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt or Greek yogurt)
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime), more to taste
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt

Making the dressing: puree all ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Making the salad: Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions.Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.Toss with desired dressing.

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