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I only do things that bring me joy. If something doesn’t emotionally and spiritually elevate me, it is not worth my time.

∼ Sandra Cooze

Our children teach us what we have forgotten

∼ Sandra Cooze

Once your desire to be free of your past is greater than your fear of facing it, you are ready to heal

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Know your limits. But when they get too comfortable, challenge yourself to stretch them. That’s how you grow.

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Trauma and Self-Empowerment are two sides of the same coin. When you are living with trauma, you were robbed of your natural sense of being in control. When you are self-empowered, you are naturally in control.

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A weak mind needs to control to feel in control. A strong mind naturally is in control and does not need to control to feel in control

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We all see the world by how we feel. Some see rain as a blessing, others as a tragedy

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Nothing will ever change until you decide that it will and take action

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To release what needs releasing we have to approach our darkness by focusing on the light that we can see behind it. The darkness within us is just an obstacle on our path to joy, peace and happiness – nothing more. All we need to do is choose to release it. We have to choose that we will not be held hostage by it any longer. We have to choose that we are not our past.

A relationship is like a dance. Two people moving in synchronicity to a melody only they can hear. Sandra Cooze

Happiness is a Choice. Choose to be happy and you will always find something to be happy about. ∼ Sandra Cooze

Life is about learning, succeeding and growing. You only learn if you allow yourself to fail and you can only succeed if you try again. So fail good, fail hard, fail often. But never forget to look for the lesson in your downfall. Because only with that knowledge will you grow and succeed.
~ Sandra Cooze

Even if you chose at some point to give someone else the power to write your life story for you, you can always take back the pen.Sandra Cooze

The further I embark on my spiritual journey, the more I feel the desire for solitude. It truly amazes me how content I feel being by myself.Sandra Cooze

Life is a dance. All you need to do is find your rhythm.Sandra Cooze

When your Soul resonates with the energy of a song, you can’t help but burst into dance.Sandra Cooze

Every goal we reach has once been part of a dream we thought would never come true.Sandra Cooze

Remember the last time you had an idea suddenly pop into your head and you had butterflies in your stomach and felt as if you were about to burst with excitement? That was your Soul telling you to go for it! Because that insight was meant to help you advance on your life’s journey.Sandra Cooze

Trust your Soul to show you the way to your Life’s Purpose.Sandra Cooze

There is no right or wrong path on a spiritual journey. What is wrong though is trying to convince someone else that our path is the only right one.Sandra Cooze

The most important person in your life is YOU! Treat yourself with the same love and respect you would treat your Romeo or your Juliet!Sandra Cooze

Every person is the most beautiful being in the world to somebody.Sandra Cooze

Don’t allow other people’s opinion to dictate who you are supposed to be. Look within yourself and discover the amazingly unique, beautiful and strong person you actually are.Sandra Cooze

If every person knew their own true Self, jealousy of others would be none existent.Sandra Cooze

I AM AN EMPATH – Watching certain types of movies can become unbearable. The energy of TV and Radio can be maddening. I know your feelings better than you do. I know when you lie. I crave solitude. I need order or I can’t think straight. Complete strangers tell me their life story. – I AM A HEALERSandra Cooze

The most rewarding Journey you can ever embark on is the Journey to Your Self.Sandra Cooze

Once you have chosen your path the Universe will place opportunities right in front of you. Dream big and watch miracles happen.Sandra Cooze

Being perfect is a state of mind. As long as we strive to be perfect, we will never achieve it. But once we feel content with who we are, we will realize that we have been perfect all along.Sandra Cooze

Many people try to be perfect to fit into the world view. What they fail to realize is that it is the world that is imperfect, not them.Sandra Cooze

A goal is a dream with a plan.Sandra Cooze

You can’t set sail without hoisting your anchor first.Sandra Cooze

As coaches we create a safe space for our clients to explore their impossible dream until they realize that it is not impossible at all.Sandra Cooze

Even though you may feel as if your trauma broke you, you can always pick up the pieces! It’s your choice ~ Sandra Cooze

Allowing ourselves to let go of the trauma we had to experience does not make the incident irrelevant. What we were put through is inexcusable Letting go means we won’t allow it to hold us hostage any longer. ~ Sandra Cooze

Don’t ever believe that your story isn’t worth sharing. Just imagine how much a person in a similar situation could benefit from the knowledge of your experience. Your story can change lives. Speak up! ~ Sandra Cooze

Don’t worry about finding your Life’s Purpose. It will find you. ~ Sandra Cooze

Writing is pure bliss! Seeing how the words flow from my hand onto paper and shape each chapter is mesmerizing. ~ Sandra Cooze

Every person has dreams. The important thing is, never to give up! You can reach your dreams. Just never lose faith that you will. ~ Sandra Cooze