Tina's Words

Let’s make this one wild and precious life….

beautiful and meaningful….

every day….

starting today!

The Power of Group

The Power of Group

Do you feel like you are alone? Like you don’t belong or that you are not good enough?Does loneliness overwhelm you even when you are surrounded by people?Our lives look so great on the outside that we even might think, how can I complain? I am the lucky one who has good health, a job, and beautiful friends and family. Even so, deep down, we simply and deeply and secretly....feel lonely. Do you know who some of the most un-alone people are? The many beautiful souls who are in recovery groups...

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Tina Cookies

Tina Cookies

These are tradition. I have been making them for years. Particularly for Halloween neighbors & friends. They call them "Tina Cookies". Enjoy!Combine together in a mixer until fluffy: 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 cubes softened butter teaspoon vanilla 1 eggAdd: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon saltFor one version, add: grated organic coconut pecans chocolate chipsOr....for the other version, add: cranberries white chocolate slivered...

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Learn Grow Optimize ~ A meaningful online group coaching experience!

Learn Grow Optimize ~ A meaningful online group coaching experience!

Join Coaches Tina Ratliff & Lisa Gomez-Osborn! Our 10 month online group coaching experience will help you define and meet your personal, professional and relational goals! Throughout the year together we will unravel our narratives, connect the dots, and develop our unique foundation of strengths and personal authority. Using a variety of assessments, such as Strength Finders and Enneagram, will help us identify and connect more deeply to our strengths, understand our vulnerabilities,...

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Triggers in Relationships

Triggers in Relationships

Healthy people are aware of their emotions regarding current happenings in their lives. Have you ever been walking along doing just fine and then all of the sudden you get triggered? During what seems to be a rather normal event or conversation, emotions are suddenly VERY big! Ouch. Where did THAT come from, you wonder. This recently happened to me when I walked into the kitchen and saw my husband oiling our artisan table. We have a dining table made of reclaimed wood from old boats. It dries...

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It’s that time of year again!

It’s that time of year again!

It’s that time of year again!   Being a homeschooling mom for nearly 30 years, Fall has always been my “New Year”. Even though my children are all grown and homeschooling is no longer my world, Summer's end remains my time to reset everything; holding on to what I love, and letting go of what isn’t beneficial. It is a time to begin some things fresh and move deeper into others.  This year in particular holds even more potential growth as we are all figuring out the new way of living in this...

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Relationships Change

Relationships Change

We change. And when we change, our friendships change as well.   Sometimes it is healthy growth that creates the relationship to shift. New growth in us might mean we are no longer in need of the relationship as it is. As we grow, we learn to stand on our feet a bit more and lean toward a more healthy boundaried connection.   Or sometimes we might just simply have different needs reflective of life’s stages and living situations. What worked before, might not work anymore.    If this is the...

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