Welcome

Enlightenment One Aha! At A Time

Enlightenment One Aha! At A Time

January 10, 2010 · 1 Comment 

Welcome to Lucid Moments. My name is Lynne Whiteley Novy and I’m inviting you to come along with me on a mystery journey that could very well enlighten your life–one aha! at a time. Along the way I’ll show you how the power of your own true story is your immediate magical source for making life changes in the blink of an eye. And yes, I’m saying you can get unstuck. You can get out of your own way.  How do I know this? Because our ordinary everyday lives contain all the secret ingredients we need for great relationships, creativity, life purpose, love, joy, adventure and all the personal... [Read the full story]

Wellbeing

Losing Weight with Oprah Yet Again

Losing Weight with Oprah Yet Again

April 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Are you one of us who notices Oprah’s ups and downs in the weight department? Did you see her at the end of last year confess to being fat again, even though we all could see the obvious? Did you tune in early in January when she opened up this year’s weight loss “challenge” with her master coach Bob Green because you, too, had gained weight? Had you already vowed since hearing the year-end confession that you, too, would tackle the annual struggle to lose weight again, finally, at last, etc.? Well, me too. And now here it is the middle of April and I think I’ve gained... [Read the full story]

Presence

Take a Quantum Leap into Present Time

Take a Quantum Leap into Present Time

February 23, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Imagine a goose. Yes, a goose. Maybe a big fluffy white one. Or if you prefer a pink one, or one with parrot colors. Go ahead and get creative. It’s your goose. Got it? Good. Now imagine your goose sitting in a bottle that’s got a big wide bowl (big enough for your goose to be comfortable). But notice also that the bottle has a long skinny neck with a narrow opening—about the size around of a silver dollar. So your goose is trapped but okay. Comfortable, with plenty of air. Got all that? Okay. Now consider this:  How can you get your goose out of that bottle without hurting the goose or... [Read the full story]

Story Power

Where Do You Look for Buried Treasure?

Where Do You Look for Buried Treasure?

March 12, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Well, maybe everybody doesn’t always like mysteries, especially those times when you happen to be lost in one yourself. I guess nobody likes the kind of mystery that starts off with lines like these: “Why on earth would you do a thing like that?” “Who stole my blue cashmere sweater?” “What happened to the front of your car?” But I don’t know anybody who can pass up a mystery story that’s got great stuff in it like hidden passageways, lost diaries, code names, dusty trunks in musty attics, stolen love... [Read the full story]

Simple Truths

How to Tell the Simple Truth

How to Tell the Simple Truth

February 22, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

So what is the truth anyway? For a long time I was pretty sure that truth was what you got when you confessed to having done something bad. Kind of a George-Washington-I-cannot-tell-a-lie sort of thing. Later, due to the discomfort of the consequences that came along with confession, I got smarter and switched to a variation that I thought would take the heat off me. A point-the-finger-and-be-honest-at-all-costs kind of truth, as in: I cannot tell a lie, that’s a seriously ugly tie. Always, there was another truth, the major-big-deal-capital-T kind, hanging over my head in the form of an... [Read the full story]

Success Secrets

Wondering How to Transform Doubt

Wondering How to Transform Doubt

A wise man told me doubt kills. It’s a miracle, then, that some of us are still alive. I thought about this last night during an unexpected visit with Katharine Hepburn being interviewed by Barbara Walters. They dropped by via the VCR out of an old stack of videocassettes I keep for emergency TV. You see, I used...

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Daring to Know What You Want

Daring to Know What You Want

A gorgeous woman in her mid-twenties leaned toward me, the look on her face an invitation to conspiracy. “What I want,” she said, as though the words themselves were dangerous, “is to know what I want.” She proceeded to list all the things she did not want, including her secretarial job, being fifteen pounds...

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How to Succeed in Hard Times

How to Succeed in Hard Times

An old friend called from the East Coast yesterday to tell me times are hard. “I can’t get anywhere,” Ken said. “I think they made up that phrase ‘dime a dozen’ just to describe writers in New York.” Then he told me he had a story stuck in his computer that was a spell check away from finished. “I can’t...

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