CG Coaching & Consulting
January 2016
Happiness Fuels Performance and Success

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Where's Cynthia? 

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


Wine Women and Wealth



Happy Women Game Night




EQ 4 Success Network Luncheon   



Biz Connect Networking/Coffee  



Vision Board Workshop 

CMON Get Happy Luncheon
FREE Admission
3rd Tuesday 11:30a-1p
January 19  
only cost is that of your meal/beverage.
EQ 4 Success Network Luncheon 


Greater Self Awareness

Better Self Management


Learn, Connect, Network 

 FREE Admission

4th Monday, 12pm - 1:30pm

January 25 

only cost is that of your meal/beverage. 
3 Annual
March 17 - 20, 2016
Registration Open Now
1/2 down by 1-31-16
Balance Due 2-29-16
Registration Closes 2-29-16
March 24 - 27, 2016
Registration Open Now
   1/2 down by 1-31-16
Balance Due 2-29-16
Registration Closes 2-29-16
October 20 - 23, 2016
Registration Opens March 2016
 Special Pricing
Payment Plan
Registration Closes 8/20/15
Women's Empowerment Circle

Do you have enough JOY and happiness? Do you seek BALANCE? Do you want to cultivate Strong, Positive and Happy circles of influence?

Two Happy Masterminds Begin February 2016

DAY Mastermind, 13 Weeks 
Thursday, Feb. 11, 11:30a-1:30p 
Limited to 6 Women  
NIGHT Mastermind, 13 Weeks 
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30p-8:30p 
Limited to 6 Women 
Vision Board Workshop

Vision boards are visual representations of your goals and desires. They can be made a number of different ways, but their main purpose is to assist you in seeing, and thus feeling, how you want to feel when your goals are achieved.

Next Workshop
January 28, 12p - 3p

Cynthia Gossman
CG Coaching&Consulting
P.O. Box 62942
Va. Beach, VA 23466
Copyright 2010-2016

I love this time of year because we can wipe the slate clean, turn over a new leaf, and begin fresh and new! Of course for some, they don't wait until the new year that could be every Monday.

My wish for you is to take time to really get to know yourself, your dreams, your aspirations.  What makes you thrive, motivated and full of JOY and happiness?  It can be quite uncomfortable if you are not used to consciously reflecting on where you've been, where you want to be, but most importantly where are you RIGHT NOW.

Consciously 'being' in the present moment will enrich your life like you've never imagined.  You can be the captain of your ship of life. You can adjust your sails and use your compass of values and morals to direct your life ~ a life that will elate you, surprise you with marvelous discoveries, and fill your spirit with peace, love and pure JOY.

So take the time, make the time, you are the master of the vessel that carries your soul. This is your year! Claim it! 

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
10 Signs You're Doing Well In Life (Even If You Don't Feel Like You Are)
by Expanded Consciousness

Life doesn't always go our way but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Being fired from a job today might mean you finally push yourself to make your dream a paying reality. Much of life is like is in the eye of the beholder. What one person sees as a tragedy another might see as an opportunity.

Changing your perception of life is easier said than done, but then again, so is everything. It is much easier saying I want to write this article than it actually is to write it. But if even one person feels better after reading this, it was completely worth the time and effort.

Here are 10 Signs You're Doing Well In Life Even Though You Don't Think So. . .

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7-Step Happiness by Choice
The 7-Step Happiness by Choice¬© program gives you the tools and skills needed in order to make healthier choices even in the midst of drama, chaos, and toxicity. 
    1. Discern Willingness to Learn
    2. Forgiveness and Reconciliation
    3. Focus - Move from Negative to Positive
    4. Brain Sweep - Re-Program Your Brain
    5. Expand Comfort Zones
    6. Establish a Healthy Lifestyle
    7. Implement VOG - (values, objectives, goals)  


Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students "soft" skills like self-control and social skills might help in keeping at-risk kids out of criminal trouble in the future, a study finds.

Duke University researchers looked at a program called Fast Track, which was started in the early 1990s for children who were identified by their teachers and parents to be at high risk for developing aggressive behavioral problems.

The students were randomized into two groups; half took part in the intervention, which included a teacher-led curriculum, parent training groups, academic tutoring and lessons in self-control and social skills. The program, which lasted from first grade through 10th grade, reduced . . .

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Communicating with EQ in the Bedroom
Couples Workshop
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
6p - 8p

By applying and practicing the principles and tips taught at this workshop, you and your spouse/partner will:
  • experience greater intimacy
  • become more emotionally present
  • become more available to each other
  • communicate in a clearer and more loving way
  • enjoy a deeper connection than you have ever known 
Tip of the Month

5 Ways to Release the Beast of Busyness and Make More Time for Joy  

Is busy really better? I used to think so
. . .

I told myself the busier I was the more accomplished I was. Except I never really felt accomplished, no matter how busy I happened to be. So, I beat myself up for not being better and continued to carry on with my busyness, hoping I would at some point feel better.

But the thing is, I just continued to feel worse. At first just mentally, but then physical symptoms seemed to pop up out of nowhere. My energy was waning. There were days I was too exhausted to keep up. I looked for clues in my diet. It was healthy, mostly organic and whole foods. I did cleanse after cleanse. I upped my green juice intake but my energy was still nose-diving daily.

So I did something I have never done before . . .

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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.

You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy
by: James Blanchard  Cisneros

You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy is an incredibly inspiring book filled with simple, yet very effective, strategies for remembering your true self, and embodying self-awareness, forgiveness, peace of mind and joy - in your day to day life.

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
by: Hal Elrod

What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.

What if you could wake up tomorrow and any-or EVERY-area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It's been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.

Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life-the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined-is about to begin. It's time to WAKE UP to your full potential...
Recipe of the Month
Taco -Stuffed Peppers
About CG Coaching & Consulting
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7-Step Happiness by Choice 
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CMON Get Happy Luncheons  
'Do Lunch' Differently - Happily

Vision Board Workshops
Goal Setting and Lifestyle Achievement
EQ 4 Success Network Luncheons

A Happy Workplace is a Profitable Workplace


  Happy Women Mastermind Group 
Happy Women Live Better

EQ-i Self Assessment/EQ360 Assessment Tools
Great Self Awareness leads to Better Self Management 

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