CG Coaching & Consulting
July 715
We were given emotions to LIVE life, NOT destroy it 

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In This Issue

Where's Cynthia? 

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

(Join my new meetup group below and links to most of these events will be there) 



Wine Women & Wealth



EQ-4 Sales Success



EQ-4 Parents






Money Mojo





My Biz Connect






Money 101  

New Meetup Group
Learn, Grow & Connect in Hampton Roads
Join Today!

Hosting educational and social events that build people up mentally, emotionally, vocationally, spiritually, physically, financially, and socially.


Free and paid high-quality educational seminars and events along with networking and socializing opportunities with fellow positive-minded, self-growth, and social-connection enthusiasts.

High-quality and high integrity, No selling, No-cost or low-cost


Fun, interactive events all over Hampton Roads

Happy Women Mastermind Group

Looking for strong, positive and Happy women for a journey of discovery, laughter, enlightenment, and camaraderie.

Begins July 23rd.
Accelerated Mastermind for the summer, only seven weeks.

C'MON Get Happy Lunch and Learn
FREE Admission
3rd Tuesday 11:30a-1p
only cost is that of your meal/beverage.
  Reserve Your Seat 
Vision Board Workshop
Hands on workshop includes board and materials. Manifest your dreams and goals into reality.

Sunday, Aug. 9th 12-3pm

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 

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

"The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death."

-- Osho


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

FREEDOM [free-duh m] via dictionary:
  • exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
  • the power to determine action without restraint.
It's time to Celebrate Freedom! Give yourself freedom to be free of criticism ~ free of complaining ~ free of comparing ~ free of competing ~ free of contending (these are the 5 metastasizing emotional cancers by Stephen Covey)

Shout out
"I'm FREE to BE ME
FREE to discover ME
FREE to evolve ME
FREE to love ME."

You have the FREEDOM to choose kindness, love, empathy, generosity, patience, acceptance, perspective (PAP).  FREE to choose your circles of influence.  FREE to choose HAPPINESS.

What makes you FREE and HAPPY?  Explore your journey with FREEDOM.

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


By The Christian Mediator 


"Life can either be something you embrace or something you hide from." Stop making things more complicated than they actually are and just start living your life. It would be so much easier and more enjoyable if we would learn to just release certain unnecessary and unbiblical limitations.


Let's look at some of the things you need to let go of on your journey to becoming a happier person. I am fully aware of the biblical difference between happiness and true joy, so please don't criticize this work before you begin reading it. My purpose is to simply offer basic instructions for better living. So, with that in mind, things you need to let go of are: 

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Dalai Lama's Guide to Happiness
Dalai Lama's Guide to Happiness
Dalai Lama's Guide to Happiness
Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence 

by Travis Bradberry


Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon--and a cliché--in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. Whether it's the Donald from The Apprentice or Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock, these eat-the-weak-for-breakfast-types seem to be as powerful as ever.


But that's just TV, right? How about in the real world? Do businesses still allow these inhumane relics to survive?

To find out, we analyzed the emotional intelligence (EQ) profiles of the million-plus people in our database--workers from the frontlines to the C-suite. We discovered that the answer is yes, organizations today do promote the emotionally inept ... except when they don't. Allow me to explain.


We found that EQ scores climb with titles from the bottom of the corporate ladder upward toward middle management. Middle managers stand out with the highest EQ scores in the workplace because companies tend to promote people into these positions who are level-headed and good with people. The assumption here is that a manager with a high EQ is someone for whom people will want to work.


But things change drastically as you move beyond middle management.


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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©

Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Laughter  
By Dr. Mercola  


It's thought that laughter may have occurred before humans could speak as a playful way for mothers and infants to communicate, as a form of play vocalization, or to strengthen group bonds. Even today our brains are wired to prime us to smile or laugh when we hear others laughing.


Yet, laughter is a largely involuntary response; it's not generally something you can force yourself to do. Instead, laughter is thought to be triggered by mechanisms in your brain and impacts breathing patterns, facial expressions, and even the muscles in your arms and legs.


It plays a role in your health, too, and has many quirks and mysteries that make it one of the most fascinating physical reactions that a human (and certain other species) can make.


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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.     


Eat That Frog! By Brian Tracy

"In Eat That Frog! Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. In twenty-one practical steps, he will help you stop procrastinating and get more of the important tasks done today!"
"Eat That Frog is a classic on time management and setting priorities. It's one of those great books that applies to both business and life. Over 500,000 people can't be wrong!"

-Mac Anderson, Founder, Simple Truths 

Create a Life that Tickles your Soul - Finding Peace, Passion, & Purpose by: Suzanne Willis Zoglio, Ph.D.

"If you are on a journey to a more meaningful life, this book is an informative, supportive guide." - Total Health Magazine, Vol 22, No 1


"This book is the perfect gift for successful people striving for more balance in their lives. I bought one for every YMCA CEO in my region" - William E. Cameron, Philadelphia YMCA Management Resource Center  

Recipe of the Month
Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad  
This is one of the most requested recipes for potlucks and BBQs! Its sweet, salty and the perfect combo of textures!

  • 2 cups crushed pretzels (I used the checker shaped ones but you can also use sticks)
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 oz. cool whip, thawed to room temperature
  • 1 (6 oz) box Strawberry Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  1. Combine melted butter and sugar. Stir in the crushed pretzels. Press evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and cool whip. Beat until smooth. Spread over pretzel crust. Make sure to get the cream mixture tight against the edges of the pan to prevent the jello mixture from seeping through.
  3. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from stove and add jello. Stir until Jello is dissolved. Add sliced strawberries. Pour over cream layer and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours.  
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