Author: Butterfly Phoenix

  • Is Anyone Out There?

    Is Anyone Out There?

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach The season of Advent begins tomorrow, December 1st, for those on the Christian path. It is a season of wonder, waiting, and the hope for better days to come. For most, Advent is the most wonderful time of the year. The hustle and bustle of the spirit of Christmas […]

  • Joyful Gratitude

    Joyful Gratitude

    By Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach This is the time of year when we celebrate all that has been and the hope for all that might yet be. It has been 506 days since the first day of what I lovingly call my second birthday. I was born with a congenital heart defect way back […]

  • It’s You Girl and You Should Know It! Sometimes we find ourselves stumbling down the streets in such a hurry that life seems to stream by at break-neck speed. We run from place to place without care or concern that we are losing sight of whom and what we really are. There doesn’t seem to be a moment to breathe. You know…we […]

  • You Don’t Live There Anymore

    You Don’t Live There Anymore

    We have all done it, and some of us still occasionally do. We live our lives looking out the rear window, while we watch the ever lengthening road of yesteryear disappear in the distance. Our eyes strain to see all the milestone moments of success, or fixate on those we considered failures, or places we feel […]

  • Give Yourself What You Need

    Give Yourself What You Need

    The choices we make determine the sum total of our lives. We all experience events that are out of our control, but our reaction to them is well within our control. In fact, we are the only ones who can choose our reactions. When bad things happen, we tend to throw ourselves a pity party, […]

  • Accessing the Right Help

    Accessing the Right Help

    Creating positive change in a person’s life often requires seeking help in the process, but how does one know which is the right help?  Let’s be clear about something from the beginning:  THERE IS NO GRAY AREA BETWEEN COACHING AND THERAPY. Coaches are not allowed to provide therapy unless they are a licensed therapist. It […]

  • The Dark Night of the Soul

    The Dark Night of the Soul

    The Dark Night of the Soul is event or situational based, and always temporary. It comes during times of significant change or transformation. The length and strength of the Dark Night of the Soul depends on the depth of our spiritual dimension of being, a.k.a. the foundation of life.

  • Renew a Right Spirit Within Me

    Renew a Right Spirit Within Me

    No matter what you believe to be true, cultivate your spiritual sense of being so that you have a foundation on which to stand when there is nothing else.

  • You Can’t Do It Alone

    You Can’t Do It Alone

    I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. ~Charles Dickens by: Donna R. Wood Like the butterfly, we create our own prisons; and like the butterfly it is only through our own fortitude, will, and desire will we free ourselves. The butterfly has an advantage; it breaks through the walls through instinct. It […]

  • Metamorphosis


    “Ordinary is painful when you were born to be great!” ~ T. D. Jakes by: Donna R. Wood When the Butterfly sheds the chrysalis, there will be loss. There will be collateral damage. It will be uncomfortable and even painful at times. But, when those wings unfurl for the first time, life takes a new […]