October 2010

Posted by Michael Duhaney on 27 September 2010 | 1 Comments

Expressions by Shauna Rae

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Secret, The Power of Now, even Eat, Pray, Love!

Many of us pour over books about how to change our lives, how to visualize, believe, invite the Law of Attraction, generally feel better about our own corner of the universe.

Until recently, I thought I had given it all the "old college try", but now realize, it takes true courage to jump out of that plane without a parachute, but the results are nothing short of magical!

Not long ago, I was elated to be planning my second wedding. After taking 13 years to find the perfect partner to give it another kick at the can, I was ready.

It was beautiful! Surrounded by friends and family, lovely hand-written vows, my life seemed complete.

Or so I thought. My husband announced he had decided he didn't want to be married after all, at least not to me.

It was crushing to face it yet again. Having been through a marriage breakup before, I knew the drill. I wanted to get through it and FAST but I knew I needed to face it this time, head on, or I would never love nor really LIVE again.

It was tough, no doubt about it. Incredible friends held my head up when I buried it in my chest but were gracious enough to tell me, "Enough now," when it was apparent I had sufficiently felt sorry for myself.

Once I accepted my situation, my life, I began to make a list of the things I wanted to do, from the most incredible thing I could dream up to the most mundane daily activity. I began to visualize myself doing and enjoying all of these things every night before bed.

Within a week, I was marched in to a room with my boss and HR from head office and told my services would no longer be needed. It was a shock... jarring at first... BUT I knew instinctively, within that moment, that what seemed like a tragic event, HAD to happen for all my dreams to come true!

That night, with friends, I opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate the start of my next adventure! We clinked to the future!

I have never in my life been so happy and stress-free!

What has happened since has been nothing short of astounding!

On a fluke, I attended a networking event for Canadian Women in Communications. Also there, was one of the "mentors", the head of talent development at the CBC. Although we shared just a brief conversation near the end of the evening, I followed up the next day with an e-mail asking pointed questions. She responded by asking me to meet her for coffee in Toronto! I was not a bit surprised!

She shared an hour of her time, we chatted about many things including where the media is going in the future and how women fit into that arena.

I am unsure of what will happen next, but what I do know for sure is, thinking positively is the answer to being in a constant state of joy AND the only pathway to your dreams!

Stay tuned!
By Shauna Rae
Broadcaster, Communicator, Believer!

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  • Wow! You were very kind to me in 2006 when things were rapidly coming undone aroud me and nobody knew yet, not even me. I remember saying everyone has a story and you agreed. Difficult as it is when you are in the public eye to be transparent, you never know how your story may touch someone else's life to inspire courage, confidence and compassion. Be well, be strong and be happy!

    Posted by Cynthia Etheridge, 30/10/2010 9:42pm (8 years ago)

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