August 2016

What's Next Life Coaching with Penny Rackley
Your Vote Please?
 I've been nominated as Best of Denton County 2016 Personal Coach
and would  appreci ate your vote!

 Here's how:

- Click on the VOTE button at the top
- Click on Resident's Choice
- Click on Specialty Services
- Add your info so they know you're not a robot. (???)
- Go to item #6 and choose 
What's Next Life Coaching with Penny Rackley

Voting ends August 24th.
-- Thank You!!! --

--- Taking a Break --
See you soon for LifeInspired

I'll be back soon   at Inspire Yoga  Highland Village  and  Inspire Yoga Denton with another  free group coaching session. 

Send your requests for specific session topics to
I'd love to hear from you.

Enjoy Your Summer!

Highland Village studio
1401 Shoal Creek | Suite 268
Highland Village, Texas 75077

Denton studio
321 W. Hickory, Suite 104
Denton, TX 76201

Here in Dallas we're at 100+ degrees all week, which can make for some steamy, grouchy Texans. Please tell me you're staying cool with a good book and something icy to drink. Try a Topo Chico with lime. This will pass!

A big hug and thank you to those who nominated me as Best of Denton County - Personal Coach! Now, if you have time and are willing, I'd so appreciate your final vote. Instructions are here in the sidebar. And as always, drop me at line if you have requests for future articles or speaking topics. I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks again! 
- Penny
Hard Enough
"You picked me!!!" 

One of my favorite people yelled this down the hall as I schlepped to her Saturday yoga class. Mary is one of those girls everyone likes, and yet she was genuinely happy to see me, excited I was there among all the other sweaty folk. (She even hopped a little.)

Really, this made me tingle, that my presence would matter to her. In our Private Mode culture, with its swipe-left-for-NO, one-click anonymity, it feels so good to be openly accepted, invited, loved. 

Especially living with teenagers, stellar though they are, sometimes I feel like a fifth wheel. My kids are growing up, and don't need (or particularly want) Mom around to oversee their comings and goings. 

If I'm not careful, I find myself thinking more about the people/attention/time that I lack more than who/what I DO have.

"Why didn't they answer my text?" 
"Why am I always the one doing the asking?"
"Why didn't they want my opinion?"
"Why wasn't I invited?"
"Why don't I matter?"

It snowballs, this worrisome wondering. And pretty soon, we're putting words in peoples' mouths, assuming the worst. Taking offense when none was intended. Creating drama and discord that no one needs. 

These are the mental habits of chronically angry, resentful and lonely people. Please, let's not be that. Me included. Life. Is. Hard. Enough.

The truth is, we've all been "too busy", preoccupied with back-to-school doings, distracted by bills and earning the money to pay them, crawling with chores and obligations, just wanting a blessed breath. Remember that?

If you're feeling like I am, this month, let's release our focus on lack, and commit to noticing and openly appreciating the people in our lives who DO have a some space and time right now, and who choose to share that free time with us. Maybe they could use a little attention themselves?

Like who?

Who would pick up on the first ring to get a call from you?
Who needs to be taken to a long lunch, with dessert? 
Whose day would be made by a card and handwritten note? 
Who would see you coming their way and say,  "You picked me!"

Coaching with Penny


If you want to make a life change, are recovering from a loss or just need help defining your goals and reaching them, then you might be a good candidate for coaching.


My first session is always free, so we can get to know one another. Call 214-793-1503 or email me at for an appointment.