Tina's Words

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

beautiful and meaningful….

every day….

starting today!

Do your plan and purpose line up?

Do your plan and purpose line up?

In order to get where we want to go in life, there are two key things we need to know, and most of us are stronger at one. The two key things we need to know are our Purpose and our Plan. Purpose shows us where we are going.Plan shows us to how to get there. Lack of clarity about either our plan or our purpose is an obstacle to thriving.  When we are stronger in our plan-making skills, but lack the clarity of our purpose, we can be overwhelmed at doing too many things, be discouraged by not...

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Calmed and Quieted

Calmed and Quieted

My inner world swirls like a dark storm. Yet I have calmed & quieted myself.  I am able to calm myself because I was calmed by others first. (my version of Psalm 131:2)           We learn or don’t learn this self-soothing skill as our youngest selves when we cry to be heard.     We cry to be seen in order to receive both physical needs and emotional needs. When the physical is met and the emotional is left unattended, it is both ineffective and confusing. We move into our adult lives with...

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Tina’s Wine Cookies – Almond Biscotti

Tina’s Wine Cookies – Almond Biscotti

I grew up calling them Wine Cookies. I didn't know that most of the world called them biscotti until I was an adult. Family lore has it that my great grandfather enjoyed them in his basement with the Priest after Mass. Dipped in Vin Santo ("holy wine"), of course, which is likely why we called them Wine Cookies. The smell of anise in the house meant the holiday was just around the corner. They existed only once a year. And they lived in a glass cookie jar with a noisy lid. My sister and I...

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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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Join your selective leadership group!

What you get:

  • Monthly full-day training sessions with a cohort of your peers
  • Twelve personal coaching sessions with Tina
  • Increased ability to define and achieve your life and business objectives
  • Your own board of directors to help with decisions and vision
  • A greater sense of purpose, competence, and happiness in all areas of life