Embracing Motherhood by Corrine L. Bucher, Life Coach
Corrine L. Bucher, Life Coach

A Matter of Perspective
How Vast
Is Your Horizon?

Into Action
Apply my tips to your own life and let me know what you learned.

Modern Mom Spotlight
Misty Gibbs, Founder
My Inspiration Lounge
and Inspiration Lounge
TV Spotlight

Offerings
Four offerings for
drop-in, tele-class,
group or individual coaching sessions

Bio
Who is Corrine Bucher?






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May 2009 Newsletter - #11
Embracing Motherhood:
How Vast Is Your Horizon?

Dear Friends,

I hope you all felt cherished and appreciated on Mother’s Day! Spring fills me with renewed energy and inspiration with its longer days, better weather, and blossoming daffodils. Following along that theme my Modern Mom Spotlight introduces you to Misty Gibbs, who has made it her mission to make inspiration available 24/7 for time-crunched mothers. When is the last time you or your kids tried something new? The article this month focuses on the valuable rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone.

Whatever your stage of motherhood, I hope you feel inspired and supported each month to live more fully and joyfully. My mission is to bring you simple, practical ideas that you can use right now to usher in more energy, time, and move beyond balance to vibrance. 

I welcome your feedback. Please let me know what will help me help you make the most of your adventure.

May 2009 be your most Vibrant Year Yet!

Sincerely,
Corrine Bucher
Life Coach and mother of a pre-schooler and kindergartener
Corrine@corrinebucher.com

A Matter of Perspective

How Vast Is Your Horizon?
by Corrine Bucher

As I started making summer camp plans for my children I happened upon this quote: “It is very difficult for your child’s horizons to be greater than your own.” I realized I had been tailoring camp choices for my daughter based on what I thought she would easily enjoy and be good at. I couldn’t get the image of her being dropped off in a new environment, afraid and alone, out of my head. How could I be a good mother and actually place her in a scary situation? Then I remembered: Fear is a bogeyman. There are certainly times in life when it should be heeded, but way too often we use it as a cop-out. My experience has been that when I try the thing I’m most afraid of, the outcome is never as awful as I imagined. In most cases, I’m rewarded by learning I can do something I thought I couldn’t. The world seems more exciting and I gain a new level of confidence.

So, when do you push your children to try something new and when are you going too far? I wish there was an easy answer, but like everything in motherhood it’s about trial and error. Hopefully light on the error side! If I am afraid she will fail, then what am I teaching her? The truth is that she is always more resilient than I give her credit for.  So, I decided to take the same approach I do with family meals. I put four things on their plates, three of which they’ve eaten before and one they haven’t. Expanding my children’s world is part of my job as a mom. This, by the way, applies to children of all ages. One of my mentor coaches, Laura Berman Fortgang, refers to it as the “Fish Tank Theory.” Tropical fish will grow to fit the size of their tank, so stick them in a larger tank and watch them grow!

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Into Action

Take action now. Expand your own fish tank and expand your horizon!

What is one thing you have secretly been wishing to try, but have stopped yourself from doing because of fear? Now commit to either doing it or taking the first step toward doing it. Pay close attention to the impact it has on you and your family.

Send me an email and let me know what you learned! Corrine@corrinebucher.com

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Modern Mom Spotlight

Misty Gibbs, Founder
My Inspiration Lounge and Inspiration Lounge TV Spotlight
www.myinspirationlounge.com and www.inspirationlounge.tv

I knew other women, like me, were seeking a greater purpose in life – to have a bigger impact on the world, learn more, live more – but crunched for time. I thought about what's important to women right now and how I could make it easier for women to be inspired and informed.  Leaning on my experience working with several online advertising start-ups over the last ten-years,  while pregnant with my 2nd one and not working for the first time in 20-years, I scoured the web for useful and inspiring websites in categories like Become An Eco-Shopper, Change The World, The Book Lounge and Cook and Entertain to name a few.  I launched My Inspiration Lounge in late 2008 as the go-to source for women of all ages to find inspiration and the best of the web across areas that matter most to us in life.

Because I didn’t have enough on my plate, (LOL!) I decided to launch InspirationLounge.tv,  an inspirational video community to showcase real conversations with real people who have a whole lotta inspiration to share about the important things in life.  You will find a combination of inspiring videos from around the web and featured videos where I’ve interviewed real women about life’s big questions.  This has been an exciting project for me because I stepped out of my comfort zone to interview women myself and found that I absolutely love to hear what other women have to say about how they would change the world, stay inspired and find balance.  My takeaway from interviewing women so far is the ones who thought they had nothing to share, had the best things to share!

What is your top tip for balancing it all?
For me, there are days when I am on fire and doing great at balancing it all. Then next week, it can be a completely different story where my world is upside down. I am getting good at sensing when I need to drop everything and go take care of myself. I stopped looking for perfection and do a very good job of not over committing myself.  I believe women, because we like to please and be superwoman, tend to create most of the chaos in our life.  We need to know we're still phenomenal women and mothers even if we say “no” to volunteering, attending every kids birthday party and preparing full course meals every night (this doesn't mean you can't gather around the dinner table with pancakes or sandwiches). We need to give ourselves a break...we deserve it!

How has being a mom impacted your success?
My two daughters', who are almost 5 and 1, are absolutely my inspirations.  I feel a responsibility do everything in my power to bring them up with confidence and believe that anything is possible.  As they grow-up I will involve them in my work so I am excited about that.  Although, there are definite sacrifices women have to make when having kids and also choosing to climb the corporate ladder or be an entrepreneur.  I have come to terms that my business will grow much slower than I like because I can’t travel or network as much as I should.  My girls are my priority and the flexibility is the one thing I love as an entrepreneur so it’s a balancing act.  I know in my heart that everything will work out just fine and to keep following my intuition.

What is your best mommy moment?
Whenever my husband and I are hanging out with our two girls having fun and laughing.  Nothing beats those moments where you sit back in amazement thinking this is my beautiful family!

Offerings

Four Offerings:

1. The Vibrant Mother© Monthly Drop-In session at The Joy Of Being in Moss Beach.
This group meets the 4th Sunday of each month from 4:30-6:30pm. Join other Coastside and Pacifica Mothers to gain and share tips and wisdom around the challenges of balancing life and family. This group is for YOU, so please send me ideas for topics you want to hear discussed.

2. The Vibrant Mother© Group Coaching in Half Moon Bay
This 3 month program meets the 4th Tuesday of each month as a group for 2 hours. You also receive one 45-minute individual coaching session each month. Investment - $150 per month.

3. Motherhood By Design © From Tired To Inspired At Home And Work
Designed to make it efficient and easy for busy moms to participate, this 9 month group tele-class will meet twice a month for one hour. A total of 18 group sessions. Investment - $149 per month. Launching this Fall.

4. Individual Coaching
Coaching is a powerful partnership that often leads to remarkable results. As a coach I provide structure, tools, accountability, and inspiration to move you forward. Pricing upon request.

Please email me for more details, corrine@corrinebucher.com

Corrine Bucher, Life Coach






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Bio

A veteran coach and mother, I am devoted to transforming the lives of mothers, whether working or not. Known for my enthusiasm, spiritual touch, and practical strategies I have spent the last 10 years coaching women who strive to find more balance and fulfillment often to remarkable results. This is success from the inside out, deep lasting change driven by taking compelling inspired actions. 

The co-creator of corporate programs for Working Mothers, I challenge and inspire women to define their work/life balance vision so that they can begin to feel a sense of control again. Offering tools to manage the guilt and stress of motherhood, my clients take away practical strategies to implement immediately.