Why I Cried Over You Last Night

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I am excited to reconnect with you through this new personal video message. Thanks for letting me share where I’ve been and why it took a while for me to reach out to you. I’ve learned a lot about getting back on track after being derailed and I hope you can benefit from it.  I’m very excited about my renewed commitment to helping you fulfill your personal and professional dreams.

PS: I promise to read your comments and respond to any questions - SO PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

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About the Author:

Dream University’s CEO, Marcia Wieder is a long established thought leader on visionary thinking. As Founder of The Meaning Institute, she teaches people to create and live fulfilling lives. She’s been a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, writes for Huffington Post and is the author of 14 books. She appeared often on Oprah and was featured in her own PBS-TV show called Making Your Dreams Come True. She has taught at Stanford’s Business School and as president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she assisted 3 U.S. presidents. She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and on the advisory board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Please leave me a comment below. I promise to read every one of them! ~Marcia

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  1. Josh September 11, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Great video Marcia!

  2. Max September 11, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    I was wondering where you were and so glad you are back. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability and modeling for us that we need to keep in touch when we are down, looking forward to more of your wisdom and inspiration.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

      That means so much to me. Thank YOU!

  3. Gregory Mascari September 11, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Welcome back! You look and sound great!

  4. Elizabeth Ashworth September 11, 2012 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia! Quick note and blast from your temenos past! Working a dream. WOW step would be to add more members to my online women's writing group. Take care -- here's a heart beat for you! xox Elizabeth Ashworth (last time I saw you was 15 years ago at a book signing in San Diego and now I'm an English professor in Vermont -- thanks!)

  5. Susan September 11, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia! My dream is to quit my day job and run my handmade business full time.

  6. Katherine Allen September 11, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    thanks for being so truthfully honest and vulnerable-am in the ups/downs of being in my big dream and it is not always a straight shot -many times I wonder if I can stay course and trust in it. YOur story helps me to continue. Katherine

  7. Jillian Alderson September 11, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Good morning Maria,
    What a great and timely video to get today! It has helped me on a day of overwhelm.
    I am glad you are out of the "rabbit hole" as we Aussies sometimes say and that you have found a new home and sanctuary that feels wonderful!
    Warm wishes,

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

      Always love hearing from you. How about a dream update here?

  8. jackie September 11, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Glad to see you back!!

  9. Samarah September 11, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Thank you for your honesty. This has been a year of loss and changes for me as well. Now it is time to recommit to my dream of living in a place of nature and beauty and writing the story of my 14 years as a channel for Mother Mary. I have so many miracles and stories to share and now it is time to give myself a sweet nest to restore my travel weary body and write this amazing saga.
    Many Blessings,

  10. Kimberly September 11, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Welcome back! Thank you for not giving up on us and our dreams!!!

  11. Susie Fabrocini September 11, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia! I joined the group just prior to your leave of absence. I've recently changed careers and have been working very hard at getting my business to a place of solid sustainability because from that place, I will be able to connect to a whole new crop of exciting dreams. I look forward to your encouragement and offer the same from me to you.

  12. Judy Kristl September 11, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Glad you're back! I'm an Isagenix associate and want to know if you use the product? It helps me "heal" a lot. I know that you, Jack and especially John are part of our mentors and I appreciate if you told me whether or not you use the product. Hopefully, this is a private message and you are the only one who sees it. Sorry If my ignorance of the system causes me to broadcast this message to those who maybe should not see it.

  13. Jean Lunt September 11, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia - well I have to say that this is the first e-mail from you that I actually listened to and opened. I believe "when the student is ready the teacher arrives" would apply. I LOVE your honesty and straight forward approach and found this very interesting.
    Looking forward to more and your response!
    Jean Lunt

  14. Cathy O September 11, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Marcia I love your vulnerability and honesty...I'm proud to be on your Dream Team!

  15. Fran Mutamba September 11, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Marcia, My dream is to find the right path, be able to finish my book, be able to market my creation (patent pending). I have several creations and after marketing the first then the others will follow. Have all my bills paid, be able to travel, have the confidence to speak. Find the right path to make it so.

  16. Andre Ewert September 11, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Great video. I read somehere that succesful people are courageous.

    I am reading a book on Winston Churchill who never would give up. I am trying to have this kind of stamina without being a bully.

    Best of luck in your dreams and projects. .

  17. Pamela Kruse Coste September 11, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Marcia, thanks so much for stepping out of your challenges to empower us again! I appreciate your openness! My dream is to make a family supporting income of $150,000 a year by doing art that I love, art that reminds everyone who sees it of what is really important!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

      What kind of art?

      • Pamela Kruse Coste October 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

        Wow, thanks for asking!

        I'd forgotten about this video and recently found it again...

        I interview people about what is important to them, and then create semi-abstract paintings using their words as texture in the paintings... examples can be found on my website http://www.pamelakrusecoste.com

        I did quite a few realistic paintings for years but came to feel dissatisfied with the lack of depth... there is SO much more to a person than their physical appearance! I do not find joy in glorifying only what our culture deems beautiful... there are many very technically great artists working today, but very few creating deep, meaningful work. This is my calling, my gift.

        I also create this same style of "word painting" using words that I find impactful, knowing that someone else will too. The words are not obvious, but can be seen when you know what you're looking for!

        I've worked many different jobs and nearly driven myself crazy with them... I KNOW I am meant to support my family by creating art that inspires! I am so lucky to have a supportive family, even though my focusing on art means my teenage kids do without a lot that their peers assume is easy to come by. My husband is a musician and composer, but works as a teacher. I'm so blessed that he also understands and supports my insistence that someday, somehow this will work... no matter what we've gone through!

        Thank you so much for reminding me that dreams do come true!

  18. Renaye Thornborrow September 11, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Amen Marcia! I just went through something similar and have gotten my vibe back. I learned that I need to reach out for help faster! Gandhi didn't free India and a year and sometimes our dreams take a little longer than our self-imposed deadlines - especially after a big setback like your experienced. Thank you for sharing so honestly with us! Vulnerability lets our communities know that we are human.

    My dream is to inspire and empower kids to believe in themselves and their dreams and to give them the tools to make that happen! I am about to launch a teleseminar series to support parents in this effort. My other big dream is to get my program into Big Brother Big Sisters. My "mentoring toolkit" would be a perfect fun and impactful way for the mentors to coach the kids they are working with just by sharing fun short stories and discussing the lessons. I loved the strategy you shared with us as to how you got your work into the Girl Scouts and plan to follow that approach.

    Rock it out!

  19. Robert Chew September 11, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    With the help of a new friend in the last 120 days, I have embarked upon a new collaborative dream that was about sharing my network with another visionary for the planet. Daniel Kirkland came into my window thru a number of introductions back in June of this year. The ties and discussions overlapped in areas of interest and focus and we are forming teams and companies on the run. Now we can reflect and decide who are the key players and which are becoming from friends and associates to partners... This is exciting and we plan to change the world with 3 or more teams that join together. Themes include Permaculture, to community empowerment, to ways to bring inventions to the world.

  20. Christine September 11, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    I have lost 11 people in a period of 22 months. My parents, a favorite uncle, a beloved teacher, a dear student and others in various degrees of intimacy. Grief is part of life and I don't think it's intended to derail us, rather to remind us of what we value. Each of the people who passed brought something to my life and their passing has left a space. When you lose people in clusters, shock is a normal response. It is so important for me to take the time I need to honor these losses, integrate the gifts or lessons from each one and then to go foward. No time frame can be put on grief. As someone once said to me "You grieve and you live." Our society isn't very fond of looking at grief. We're naieve in that way. The great dream is for my wholeness. Thanks for sharing your story. You get to be human too!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

      OMG. I cant even imagine. My prayers are with you and I hope you can take the time you need for your heart and soul. Healing is priceless...and thank YOU for your courage. What amazing strength you must have.

  21. Tam I Am September 11, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Marcia, I'm so glad that you are back! I've missed your enthusiasm & energy. My BIG DREAM remains this:

    "My children's book "Molly Kite's Big Dream" is an internationally known message and Pixar movie addressing kids of all ages teaching that it is a dream-do-have world. I am a transformational author and speaker creating a wave of change in the world through paid public speaking."

    Success is mine! Marcia, you are on my vision board as a model of dreaming big and of passion. You are also on my "must meet" list. I look forward to hugging you!

    Tam I Am

  22. Monica September 11, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Taking action on my dream of facilitating improvised music groups. I accepted my first job on Saturday, even though the travel is far and the dollars are less, I am doing it because it's what I love to do. And I know that will pay itself forward. Interestingly, I had already stated that I wanted to travel while doing what I love to do and I'm going to NYC for a private function, all because a friend recommended me.

    I'm also in discussion with several colleagues with different ideas for working together. I made the phone calls that got me there and I'm excited about the unfolding possibilities. I'm following The Call of the Wild Idea. I'm excited, nervous and, sometimes, scared about making ends meet, but I'm still moving forward.

    In the last year, I have moved out of a relationship that has not served me well and moved into new friendships that are, exactly as you have said, supportive and loving, with people who are willing to help me move what I do into the world without my even asking. Doors open when you move in the direction of your dreams. While the creative process is often messy and confusing, it's also awesome and I'm grateful every single day for the people and events creating my life with me. I have committed to an authentic life and to following my intuition. It's made all the difference.

    Marcia, thanks for sharing your journey and serving as an example for us that you can begin anywhere, that there is a process, that one can accomplish a dream, even when it might not look that way at the moment. You just have to hang on to the light.

  23. Elizabeth Clark September 11, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Marcia, for getting back on track and saying "yes" to what makes you happy!

    And I KNEW you would get your television show - way to go! Let us know when it airs.

  24. robin September 11, 2012 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I started the above website on a small piece of paper. I went through all the processes to get it up. I had a few friends who helped me and believed int the idea. When I got to the point where it was too much for me to go to the next step , I stopped. I have felt bad about letting my friends down but know that I have to get something else going. I have felt stuck, stuck, stuck! So I appreciate your video . I love the honesty. thank you

  25. Laura Kaiser September 11, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Thanks Marcia for being real and sharing your stories, many are coming out of hibernation for all the right reasons, including me. Also lots of healing on the planet and wow - we're all starting to lighten up just a little more. It feels fabulous and thank you GOD. Thanks for being an inspiration and motivator to what's possible. Hugs and HI-5 L

  26. Brandy Amstel September 11, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Hello Marcia,

    Loved watching your video as always. Thanks for reconnecting and I am thrilled to hear things are going well for you. I look forward to hearing more about your journey.

    As you know this has been a year of growth for me as well. I am happy to report that things are really coming together and I am having a blast pursuing my dream of having a media platform and web TV talkshow.

    Thank you again for all of your support.


  27. Sally Felt September 11, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Thanks for checking in, Marcia. My loss was one of identity and though it hasn't been a full year, the ashes have started to stir. I just sold my first novel (a long-time dream!) and am beginning to attract teaching opportunities.

    And you're right. When we're absorbed in our own inner stuff, we don't talk about it, whether to protect our image or because we want to be able to talk about the solution when we reveal the challenge.

    But with so many of us dealing with various kinds of losses, it's never been more important to talk about it when we're still in it. But dang, it's hard to do.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Boy, I know that one. Nothing like creating a new YOU...not easy but profound. Kudos on the novel...keep me posted!!

  28. Okokon Ntia September 11, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Welcome back, I've been battling some challenges with my dreams, just wondering how to overcome them?

  29. Julie Finn September 11, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia...

    Thank you for sharing so vulnerably, passionately and powerfully. I so appreciate your great energy and who you are! I hear that you're saying you left us, but for me, I've felt your influence all year long... from the wonderful 10-week teleseminar that began in January to the 1-day gift of a day with you in July at Create Your Future Now.

    I am very happy to report that the Dream that I worked on in January is currently in process! Just a few weeks ago I started a 1-year BA Completion program at California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. I will receive my BA next August at age 55... finally!! That will be a major accomplishment and dream come true... something that's sat on the back burner for way too long!

    On Monday, I sent out an email to about 170 massage clients asking them to join my Dream Team, a win-win proposition, whereby clients who commit to 1 hour or more of massage per month for 1 year, will be able to pay a "preferred" rate that's $15 less than my standard rate. They support me in achieving my dream of having enough income while I'm in school getting my BA, and I support them in taking good care of themselves with a monthly massage at an affordable rate! Prior to sending this email, I had already signed up about 20 clients who had not been getting massage regularly. My goal is to sign up about 20 more!

    I have another Dream I worked on at your 1-day event in July. Seeing your video this morning is a helpful reminder to keep moving forward with my dream to teach people tools for self-empowerment. I'll keep you posted...

    So... bless you, Marcia, for helping empower me and thousands upon thousands of others who benefit from your wisdom, insights, authenticity, humor, and the well-structured model you have created to assist people in claiming their dreams and taking action to make them come true!

    Love and hugs,
    Julie Finn

  30. Nanlouise September 11, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply


    " I Believe In You!!! "

    And thanks for believing in me.
    A Healthier You Event!
    My Dream is helping others to make an extra $300 paycheck on a monthly basis.

  31. Joy September 11, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia
    I AM so glad to see you are vibrating health...My BIG dream, to have a magnificent, full blown spiritual awakening of ME and ALL I AM during my dream of a life time trip to Peru and Bolivia during the most special times of 12-12-12 and 12-21-12. How does it get any better than that!

  32. Debra September 11, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Thank you for your honesty and being real. I too have experienced a difficult year professionally, and still feel the pangs of loss. trying to over come!

  33. Jennifer LeBaron September 11, 2012 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia!

    Welcome BACK!!!

    I went to one of your workshops a year an half ago in Dallas. And have been working on my dream (off and on) ever since. And I have a very similar experience as you...I got totally derailed. And it HURT.


    Love your encouragement and enthusiasm!

    I will post more about my Dream soon. Working on a WOW this week. It is so up Dream University's alley 🙂


    So happy that you're back...that WE'RE back!


    Austin, TX

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Great to reconnect. I was just in Austin leading an even tlast month and will be back in Dallas in Oct. Post your next WOW and I will support you any way I can.

  34. Aline September 11, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    My dream is to have confidence in myself enough to make my dreams a reality. I have played out the "martyr" in my life probably because of religious programming. Went to Catholic school and martyrs are female heroines who are unselfish and put themselves last. Am unemployed currently and I was turned down by an authentic HR recruiter who said I was too smart and gifted to settle and strap myself into boxes that sufficate my crearive energy. I am so stressed and impatient but I really need to find the right career that matches my passion and entrepreneurial talent. Have an MBA that I wasted and never tapped into. My dream is to realize my potential finally! Welcome back and thanks, Marcia dear.

  35. Stephanie September 11, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for your message Marcia, it's honest and real! And that is exactly what the world needs most right now.

    My dream is to change the educational system in the world.

    I'm starting to do that now by creating different services and products that help students to find their own path in life and that help people in general to become more of who they really are.

    If anybody is interested in this as well, I'm very happy to connect.

  36. Patti DeNucci September 11, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    This is a wonderfully authentic, caring and helpful video, Marcia. I definitely "get it" and appreciate your love, support, presence -- and gentle kick in the pants.

  37. laurie September 11, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Thank you Marcia, Welcome back. I am the queen of being de-railed. Grieving is huge, if we don't do it, it can prolong that dream. God Bless you and Cheers to your new Projects. Laurie

  38. Amy September 11, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Marcia, Thank you for sending this e-mail and video message. Your seven steps really inspired me and made me feel better about my future.

    • Marcia September 11, 2012 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Amy, that's so great to hear!

  39. chris September 11, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Hi there Marcia....so you put the major PAUSE on and the results look and feel amazing on you! Thank you for reconnecting and know that I love you dearly. I hold you in my thoughts daily.
    I will be in Palm Springs next week providing a physcial boot camp for one of my clients...I will get ahold of you somehow :).
    PAUSE= purposeful alignment use of self empowerment
    Love the new hair doooooo on you too
    Hugs and blessings, Chris T.

  40. Felicia September 11, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    My Big Dream is to have let my voice be heard and help others do the same. Thank you for the 7 steps!

  41. Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers September 11, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Love you -- and welcome back with blessings. Your timing is perfect -- grief is something I've been through and know how painful it can be.

    I've been moving slowly and steadily as my dreams unfold. I'm now a Certified NLP Practitioner and Certified Master Life Coach.

    Before I was and I still am a Registered Psychologist (Alberta, Canada), Art Therapist (ATR, RCAT) and Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT). I have a Graduate Diploma in Distance Education and Technology and have taught psychology and art therapy and dance/movement therapy. However -- I'm really charged and happy about coaching online -- in three ways -- e-one-on-one, doing e-group coaching and teleseminars presentations, including interviews, as my big dream. I'm developing products. I still have my clinical practice face to face but am soon to launch my new online Coaching business and my website. We are all making our dreams happen and more will join you and your Million Dreams Campaign I'm sure.

    Like you, I believe in the importance of energy and happiness. I also believe in myself more than ever. Thanks for your support to all of us.

  42. Diane Drakes September 11, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Welcome back lady! I'm so happy to hear about how you gave yourself space, which allowed you to reclaim your passion. I have been doing a lot of that myself so your message and wisdom was right on time. Congratulations on your show too! I'm excited about being a guest to share my story with the world in the near future. You drop names....and I write my dreams boldy!! Wishing you all good things Marcia!! Blessings, Diane Drakes

  43. Donna Haag September 11, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Glad to see you so happy and healthy! I welcome you back with open heart and arms.

  44. Robert MacPhee September 11, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia... thanks for this, it was just what I needed to hear...

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      you are a dear friend and a brilliant teacher. see you soon!

  45. Michelle September 11, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Hey Marcia, this is profound and inspiring.

    I have been in the same space after losing my mom this past February.

    Hearing you pass on John Gray's words of wisdom about a major loss of a parent taking a year to recover, really makes me feel better!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love and Light,
    Michelle P.

  46. Victoria Trabosh September 11, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Hey Marcia - Making a difference in the world is not an easy path. But we must continually : Get. Back. Up. And you do. Love that about you. Your work matters and it matters for no one more than yourself.

    My dream which has not wavered is to sell a million copies of "Dead Rita's Wisdom, Simple Words to help you live an extraordinary life." http://DeadRitasWisdom.com or Amazon

    15% of the proceeds go to the Itafari Foundation, which I began 7 years ago AFTER becoming a dream coach. If 1 Million copies of this book sold, that would be a donation of $2.2 MILLION dollars to the foundation. I can SEE it.

    My WOW is to complete my opt in page and get a chapter out free to everyone that signs up for my website.

    I'll be back to report. And thanks for helping others make their dreams come true. May yours be one of them.

    xoxo Vic

  47. Kristin Cato September 11, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I like what you said about trusting yourself. The more experienced I become, the more I realize this is the key to self-filfillment. To trust oneself means to be patient with oneself because the soul must grow into realization. Things will be fuzzy before they are clear. But there are always clues, and they require faith and attention. I think one must learn to be comfortable with not knowing.

    For me, trusting myself has required the bravery to walk the plank blindfolded, even when others caution and try to hold me back. Trusting myself has required vigilant awareness and responsiveness to my very particular and subtle needs and desires. It is an alone path.

    My main dream right now is to simply love as much as I can. To love others unconditionally and to appreciate.

    My other dream has to do with making films and theatre as a director. I am working on small projects at the moment. I cannot yet see/define specifics of a BIG dream, but I think I know how it feels: My creativity will be in full motion. I will be communicating and collaborating with others to create meaningful work together. Right now, it feels good to be in the present, accept where I am, and achieve small goals.

    Nice to hear from you, Marcia.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

      And nice to hear from you. I am very inspired by your message. Stay in touch..and stay the course. I love the plank image. so true.

  48. Debbie Daniels September 11, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Wow !!!!! I just talked to god asking him what is you're dream for me? I have no idea what my dream is. Will work on finding it

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Nothing like going to the Source. Pls keep me/us posted. We are here to support you!

  49. Peter Møller Andersen September 11, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    My dream is to visit family in Santa Monica. If I am welcomed. And to move there and work with them.

  50. Heather September 11, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Thank you! Welcome Back to my Dream Team - even if I never thought you left. Your energy and passion inspire me. I have a LOT of big dreams. I often get stuck on "what do I do TODAY?" So, my WOW - I will post one video to my website to welcome new members. I will NOT let perfection stand in my way - I will make an authentic "HELLO!" video and let others know what is in the works and what they can expect from my business launch that will serve them in the coming year. WOW! I will do it!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

      this is the perfect WOW. Pls come back and share that you've done it!!

  51. quraisha September 11, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Nice to see and hear you and believe it or not I dreamt about you last night and it is so in line with your video.
    Welcome back girl and look forward to your upcoming videos.

    Watch out thy love is around the corner.
    Love and hugs.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

      Still in Paris? How about a dream update from our International Dream Coach!

  52. Denise Calabrese September 11, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    I am new to your work.
    My friend Debbie Koniarczyk has spoken of you many times.
    Am happy to hear you are in the flow of your heart again.

    I would love to tell you about my website fullheartmoments.com
    and connect there if you are interested in growing your business
    and helping even more people than imagined.

    We are due to launch the site mid-October.
    I can be found at http://www.fullheartmoments.com and LinkedIn.

    All love,


  53. Josie Eschweiler September 11, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    My dream would be toque be debt free!! Advance in my career.

  54. Brent September 11, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia, this past year and a half have been very difficult for me as well. The death of my beloved Mother, my divorce and subsequent division of my family, job instability and then the diagnosis of Leukemia for my former wife (whom I still care deeply about) have made things very challenging indeed. I have tried to remain positive throughout all of this. My saving grace has been the love of my Sons and my photography, which has been very therapeutic for me. As a result of my ex-wife getting cancer, I decided to start a website in which I would sell prints of my images and donate partial proceeds to Leukemia research and also to our local food bank. While I have been able to make several donations to each charity, I am very frustrated with the lack progress. This project seems to be going nowhere. My dream is to make a comfortable living doing what I love and to also pay it forward and have a positive impact on the world around me. I am losing hope that my dreams will come to be. I don't know a lot of people to network with and to get the word out of my project. I don't like to come across as a victim or whiner here, I am just feeling lost and beginning to doubt all of this "Thoughts become things" and "Law of attraction" stuff. Help?

  55. Viki Winterton September 11, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    What great info, as always. Can't wait to see you when you present at the Magic Castle Extravaganza 9/19. http://www.gettce.com.
    You are amazing Marcia! Viki

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

      And I am so excited about keynoting at your big event. Hope to see many fellow BIG DREAMERS there!

  56. Kelly September 11, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

    So happy for you Marcia! Love seeing your learning and sharing. Many thanks for helping us make our dreams come true as we witness yours coming true before our eyes (no matter what the timing).

  57. Debbie Clement September 11, 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Welcome back. Your enthusiasm is contagious. I appreciate your sharing the 'reality' of having to re-group, re-visit, re-energize and all of the other steps necessary in moving forward.

    Important lessons for each of us and somehow comforting to realize that the giants are also mere mortals among us.

    Ever onward! And now for a W.O.W. I have recommitted to my own creativity and artistic capability and have just created an image worthy of *BIGGER* sharing. Now committed to figuring out the hows of the wow.

    Debbie Clement

  58. Ellen Mann September 11, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia!

    I'm so thankful that you are back! If there is anything what I can do for you, please let me know. We are on YOUR dream team as well!

  59. Sicily Suttle-King September 11, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Thanks Marcia!

    Your are so right, it definitely takes a lot longer to heal from a loss than we initially anticipate and there is a reason they say not to make any life altering decisions in the first year of grieving.....we are not fully present to make wise decisions, we are engulfed in our emotions and we don't make good decisions when we are in highly charged emotional states.

    I know this because I too have been grieving. Our daugher was murdered and like you I pressed on to force a business dream 6 months following the greatest loss a parent can suffer.

    I thought it would be best for me to carry on with productive plans and not remain in the mire of darkness, but grief has it's own timetable. I lost a lot of money on top of the loss of a child which compounded the grief I was then dealing with.

    I am now back too, though there are days that can still be tough. I have a totally new program due out next month (Epoche' Living Lifestyle Elevation program) to give others the clarity, power, and success they deserve and lets them design a life that aligns and elevates them from soul code to zip code code.

    I thank you for sharing with such honesty. Stay connected in times of trouble for we are designed as relational beings......it's the connection that eases our suffering and offers others a chance to come along side you.

    Connections and Dreams....what a great combination!
    Congrats on your TV show!
    Much appreciation,
    Sicily Suttle-King, M,Msc.

  60. Ricci September 11, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Hello Marcia,

    It was so wonderful to spend time with you while you were in Austin. I totally resonate with all that you said and felt. I too disconnected from my tribe during my time of transition and am slowly re-emerging and creating new dreams as well as picking up where I left off on past ones.

    My intention during Create Your Future Now was to uncover what was missing. Something was absent and I wasn't fulfilled or passionate. What I discovered was that there was a part of me that hadn't grieved over part of a loss. That began a healing that is allowing me to process and revive in that area.

    Next steps are to take time in November during Masters of Manifestation to nurture myself and my soul.

    I am so glad that we have reconnected. I love you dearly. You will always have a huge piece of my heart and my gratitude.

  61. Susanne September 11, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Welcome back, Marcia. And thank you for keeping it real!

    My big dream is to have massive positive impact toward helping people to step into their highest potential.

    I'm not exactly sure what that looks like yet... books, speaking to large groups, coaching programs, and the like for sure... but on what exactly -- well that's where I keep getting tripped up.

    My action step for the next week or so is to set aside an afternoon to brainstorm, mind map and just "try on" (mentally) some different options that I could pursue.

  62. Ivana Siska ~ The Loving Life Coach September 11, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Dearest Marcia:

    What a lovely way to re-appear; fully YOU!

    I love you & am always just a few blocks away.

    That said, I posted my dream on your site, some time ago, and it was to have a certain kind of TV show, one that I've been developing with someone for a few years, and one that has lost its steam for various reasons... listening to you today has given me new insight and new ideas, and so....

    My WOW: I'm going to talk to at least 3 industry people about this new vision to investigate it's merits and it's attractiveness... yeah for research!

    Love Always Love!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Thank you for your precious messages. I will get back to you as soon as I come up for air...hopefully this week. Id love to know how I can help. xoxom

  63. Gwen Bond September 11, 2012 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I had the pleasure to hear you speak in Connecticut a few years ago. Your messages always come at the right time. Thank you for that!
    During a difficult time with family memebers, I found my healing in writing and I have finished my first Novel. My goals are to find an Agent and to see it in print. Thank you for your encouragement!
    Wishing you and your family all the best!

  64. Lisa Barnett September 11, 2012 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Marcia, Great message. You are more present, accessible and real than I've ever seen you. Congratulations.
    My dream is to be the the world-wide Akashic Record Expert.
    My mission is to help humankind say goodbye to confusion
    and trauma in 1 day!

    I have a way to get the answers and the transformation people are looking for without having to wait for years! Most of us think it has to be a long painful journey when we’re at a crossroad, or faced with a difficult decision- it doesn’t have to be.
    With the help of Divine Guidance through your Akashic Record change is fast.

    Blessings on your path, Marcia, as I take a giant leap on my.

  65. Esther Jeffries September 11, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Hello Marcia: It's been quite a while since I connected with you and the
    Dream Coach University. Glad to hear you are back on track and moving forward with what lies ahead. I had many setbacks and lost my focus for a very long time. With that said, I am slowly finding my way (retired January 1, 2010) and very excited about this season of life.

    I've learned too as you have healing does take more time than one expects but as you stay the course and don't give up, life will become more clearer. Like a plane after takeoff, it ascends through the clouds and you see the horizon or preparing for landing, it descends until life is once again visible below and as it lands safely, you're back on solid ground.

    Thank you for the 7 tips shared in the video. They are most encouraging and couldn't have come at a better time.

    Best wishes to you in Beverly Hills.

    Esther Jeffries
    Dream Coach Graduate
    August 2006

  66. Desiree September 11, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia. Been on my own derailment for 11 months now over a career change that I chose. I truly believe the decision came from my higher self. I left financial security of a government career to pursue my life long passion for painting. My dream last November was to have a gallery showing by Fall of this year and to create & sell enough paintings to support me and my three younger children still at home. Well as life does one thing after another has arisen and my dream seems so distant. I haven't given up though. I will tap into my muse to make my dream a realty. Have to because we exhausted my savings last month. Thanks for your inspiration.

  67. Jeanette September 11, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    In 2010, I lost my mother, quit my job, sold my home, and moved into my childhood home to companion my father through his transition. I was definitly called to do this, but I have realized over the last few years that I have lost site of my dreams. Being a caretaker has taken quite a toll on me as I am emotionally tired.
    Marcia, your video today has inspired me to grab hold of my dream again and move forward. Your words have allowed me to recognize that time is what I NEEDED in order to heal my losses.
    Much love and appreciation...................J

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

      I am so happy you told me.

  68. Ajit September 11, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Good to see you live your dreams. Congratulatons!
    Hope to live mine too. Surely!

  69. Eva MARIA Wiesenthal September 11, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    great that you are back, that you took your time to heal! You look better now and your voice became clearer, now I like to listen to what you share.
    It took me more than a year to come over a big loss healing all the losses before and now I am not sure, how I am going to make my dream come true:
    I want to find the one and only to share my life with and inspire others to heal and become autonomous and make their dreams come true, become happy giving what ony they can give living rheir potential!
    I want to inspire people all over the world to get in contact with the innerst of the innerst: with love, however you call it, might be God or emptiness , tao, brahman, higher self etc. I want to work for the necessary change of scientific paradigm, for a global ethos of love, for the global mythos of love. No society can exist without connecting inner pictures!
    I have worked as philosopher healer artist writer and speaker and I helped a lot of people, now I want to earn more money and work less.
    Is there a possibility I can work with you?
    With love
    Eva Maria Wiesenthal, ambassador of love political and healing power

  70. Sue September 11, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    Just went thru painful breakup from really great therapist. My fears made me run away BUT I am now celebrating and honoring our great time in therapy by LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS! and honoring thehard work and growth that took place rather than grieving the loss of a fine therapist. Sounds like a proactive step to me..

  71. Lisa September 11, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Marcia, thank you for being vulnerable and for sharing what you have been going through with us! You are such an inspiration for living authentically and for reaching for your dreams! I can't wait to hear more about your upcoming TV show! All the best,


  72. sheila September 11, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply


    I really appreciate you more now with this vulnerability rather than just "ra ra". Thank you.

  73. Claire September 11, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Thank you for your transparency. I'm inspired to reevaluate a recent situation that I thought would be ideal but has actually turned into a source of on-going frustration. I am now seeing this flood of difficult negative energy as part of my own derailment. Perhaps there is something better out there waiting for me. Letting go of what "should have been fantastic" takes courage. I'm reminded to ask myself "what else is possible?" Thank you Marcia!

  74. Carole September 11, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this, Marcia. I had lots of my own 'aha' moments listening to you. I think I've known for a while that some of the issues I've been facing are having an effect on my well-being, I guess I just didn't know how much and that I'm not alone with these types of reactions. So, your comments about your own recent experience have validated my recent experiences. We all need time to heal...too bad I had to defend my reactions to some of my family though...needing to justify why I'm feeling the way I'm feeling was something I could have done without.

  75. elizabeth September 11, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Welcome back - You seem to have had some kind of transformation.
    It is good.
    Your msg was just the thing I needed to here today. I really appreciate it.
    My big dream is to be able to help older people feel alive, well and happy and through this work to have the ability to help my family.


    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Thank you my friend and fellow Dream Coach! I so appreciate you.

      • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Oops. put that in the wrong place. Perhaps a premonition...

  76. Pat Frey September 11, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia, Great video. You look fantastic. Glad to hear you are making progress on your TV show. I know it will be inspirational and help to motivate the dream movement. Great to hear from you and about what you are doing. May all of your dreams come true!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Thank you, Pat... my friend and fellow Dream Coach! I so appreciate you.

  77. Juia Wright September 11, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Since I cried with friends last night over a very challenging situation in our world that even I, the solution orientated person can't see a resolution, I opened this email.
    I have had what I have called a "Soap Opera" year so far.
    Go along thinking something is fine, then my world is turned upside down with little or no warning.
    Lost a 1 day a week job when a business sold and had been told for 5 weeks I would have my job, until 3 days before the closing got a call saying don't come in again.
    Relationship became challenging, then he became a suicide, then a dark secret that "shook me to my core" became known and dealing with other people who were part of the deception and telling me to just accept the mess he left behind involving a young person as a "good thing" in her life.
    My Mom passed away, not totally unexpected, but suddenly went from seeming to have months, to getting on a plane the day she died & not seeing her.
    Evacuated for a fire for one day - really puts many things in perspective having only 1.5 hours to pack all you can think you need to take with you & fits in a small car. We were lucky, the fire went elsewhere, but other friends weren't so lucky and lost their homes just a few miles away. We were on pre-evac alert for 8 days, then had flood alert for 3 weeks afterwards. Very nerve-wracking time.
    Had a horrible roommate, an unexpected tenant change when they were about to resign a lease, gained a new roommate after the fire evacuation - lovely person, but also trying to heal from the mess left by the suicidal person.
    Bee sting (allergic in that I swell horribly from stings) behind knee of leg with poor circulation, making it hard to walk and aggravating the circulation problem in my leg. Still trying to regain the level of health I had before that.
    Too many trips this summer to Oregon and all this stress while trying to stay focused on the Art Festival I get paid all year to coordinate that culminated in a beautiful & 80% waste-free event on Labor Day Weekend.
    I had started a new IM program, then one WOW from Lou D'Allo just before I traveled to OR the first time, then came back to the fire evacuation.
    Gave up everything else I had been working on just to stay as centered as possible and fulfill this one major obligation in my life.
    Just after I published my book, life became crazy. Haven't had time or energy or focus to promote it.
    And had two others begun.
    Going back to OR once more, then coming back to take back my life.
    Have two new clients that are patiently waiting for me to work with them.
    One is in the alternative health industry with a big dream.
    One is my new nephew-in-law with an incredible invention.
    Neither are exactly where I thought I was headed, but am open to working with them both while getting back to working on sharing what I know with others relating to healing naturally.
    WOW: Focus on helping others, but not giving myself away any more.

  78. Jane September 11, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Thanks Marcia for sharing so candidly.............your story could be mine. I too faced many challenges in the last year and now just beginning the television show. My dreams are beginning to sprout just like things do after the long winter when everything was frozen!
    Peace be with you and all those that you inspire,

  79. Ludmel September 11, 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Welcome back. Thanks for sharing your challenges with me. I love your enthusiasm and energy. God bless you and guide you along the way.
    A big hug,

  80. LaTarsha September 11, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    My "Big" Dream: To Create Rivers, Floods and Oceans of JOY in every part of my Being that it spills and pours onto this Beautiful planet and contagiously infects my fellow man and fellow woman to the Highest and Most Joyful Good of Us ALL!!!

    HI Marcia! Honestly, I didn't miss you that much (i say this with loving humor)...because I have found that when we are passionately and wholeheartedly involved in our own personal dreams, goals, visions and creations as you obviously are and have been (congratulations!), we tend to get busy about God's business and for me that isllike this enthralling consuming fire that drives, drives, drives one into Love, Peace, Joy, Health and Wealth. Can you relate? I can keep going on that one.. but I forgive you and I always enjoy your authenticity and Lightness. you are quite refreshing to get an email from, thank you! And maybe I will see you in BH one day! ;)Have a Joyful One!

  81. Kristy Crain September 11, 2012 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia!

    Welcome back! 🙂 I completely understand what it's like to be derailed but yet I'm THANKFUL for the derailments in life because when we are still enough to listen, we eventually get back onto the right track! I recently decided to let go of a familiar career of 11 yrs to pursue my dream of writing & speaking. It was a very big decision for me but I'm so glad I made it because i don't want to live a life of regret and curiosity, wondering what I could've achieved if I "would've" pursued it. Letting go of what was familiar to me for the last 11 years was my way of taking action & give myself FULL permission to GO FOR IT! The second action step I took just a few days ago was that I signed up for a writing course that will lead me through each step of the writing process. I'm filled with hope and excitement again for what the future holds for me in this path!

  82. Kay September 11, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Welcome back, Marcia!
    We all realize that the heart knows no timetable. Times like you have been going through aren't a "time out"; these times are incubators for a whole new and fantastic life full of new dreams, opportunities, and gifts.

    Coming out of my own incubator, I am totally reorganizing my business. My dream is to help more people with my coaching, to do more writing, and to have more time to enjoy the spiritual and creative sides of my nature.

    Best wishes on your own travels!

  83. Stan Schultz September 11, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Funny how I picked your email out of the hundreds in my inbox. Your positivity shined through and it is encouraging to see you back in the saddle. Manifesting the Big Dream has been a theme that you have repeated. So I am getting plenty of encouragement to do it, Be it.

    It is just as simple as interpreting my own life story. Finish my memoir. get speaking engagements. There is more but that is the tip of the sword.

    Thanks for being you; it encourages me to be more of myself. Doncha love how that works! May our Tribe increase:) HU, Stan

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Stan,

      Music to my ears. Thank you fellow dreamer! More to come...

  84. Julie Perry September 11, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Good for you! I am so glad that you moved to a beautiful and warmer place that makes you happy! It sounds absolutely wonderful to wake up every day in "Paradise"!

    I'm sorry about your time of loss and sorrow, but glad that you are back on track, so to speak. You are right that it takes time, and probably a different amount for everyone.

    I lost my husband of nearly 17 years and the father of my four children 2 years and 4 months ago. Last September I then lost my father. The shell shock and the mist is really beginning to clear lately and I now have a dream for my family.

    Since my husband was the sole provider while I home schooled our children, my dream is to take some business courses at home and learn to be self sustaining.

    I also have asthma that seems much worse in Colorado than it was when we lived in the south. The cold weather does us no favors, health wise, so I plan to move my family to beautiful, sunny St. Augustine, Florida. The children love this idea and their excitement is contagious!

    My last dream is to regain a healthy level of fitness. After my husband's death I put on an unhealthy amount of weight. I am attempting to lose 40 pounds or so.

    It is so nice to begin to feel excitement, hope and happiness again! I feel like I am slowly coming back to life again. I also feel like God brought your wonderful dream book to me at just exactly the right time. (I'm still reading it.)

    Best wishes to you and thank you for sharing your wisdom with us!

    Julie Perry

  85. Linda Lee Byars September 11, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I am a survivor of anyerusm and 3 strokes. A musician, singer and pianist and still perform with one and a half hands...ha I am overwhelmed with blessings and I want to be wealthy enough to build a Unity Center and resort here in the Florida Keys in Marathon and have my son come and be a part of this dream with me and my husband. Maybe the winner of lottery...yes yes...I love helping others. I've been teaching music for over 45 years and we have a music store here. We just had a fire above my store causing severe damage to my music store and furniture store, but....we will survive...and become even better. I am 63 and still going on for many more years, even with health problems. God is good and so are many people. I must go now. Blessings to you my dear,


  86. Coach Yari September 11, 2012 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Hi my dearest Marcia! Thanks for your commitment to your purpose, your dream, and your people. Thank you for being a friend and a guide. And for a real big breakthrough session. I had a dream of training you and I have (what a little journey huh?!) It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of your life and grateful for you being part of mine. I love you! Your coach, Coach Yari.

    P.S. I am very clear as to the people I want to help. My desire is aimed with laser-like focus at awakening the world and empowering the people that come to me for guidance with access to the tools and knowledge necessary, not just so that they can be sexier (which they will be) but ultimately to become self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-confident. I'm not interested in a mere voyage of vanity. I'm looking for those that prefer, instead, to pursue the path of awakening.

    Don't get me wrong…there's nothing wrong with strictly concentrating specifically on looks and appearances. It's just that in most cases, those individuals will probably opt for a different trainer — and that's totally awesome too! And I am so happy with knowing my integrity and where I stand as a leader, as trainer, as a motivator.

  87. Judith Tramayne September 11, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Glad you're back. After 13 years on the Internet, I hit a wall. I no longer had passion for my business. So I took time off and yes, like you, I did not let my clients know. I went totally quiet. I looked deep within myself and asked some really hard questions. Came up with the answer. And spent 6 months learning something new. What this did was get my passion back for my business. The something new was related. I finally wrote and illustrated my Children's Book for the iPad. It's animated with just coding and CSS. A real challenge. Now I will teach other Authors how to do the same. And next week, I'll be apologizing to my list. Thanks for your video.

  88. Estie September 11, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Welcome back! Many thanks for sharing your challenges with me.. I'm inspired to hear your msgs. God bless us all!

    Hug & kisses..

  89. Diane Gribschaw September 11, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    You are such an excellent example of authenticity in action. Thank you for leading the way and showing us all that it's okay to be human, to "derail" and make mistakes on the path to success.

    After my own huge derailing and almost three years of rebuilding, I, too, feel the momentum building toward my dream of being an exceptionally successful professional writer.

    Since before I could read, I knew I would write, but I couldn't decide what I wanted to focus on. In Jr. High, I became fascinated with advertising. My college entrance essay to USC was written as an advertisement and I worked in the marketing department of the University theatre department during grad school.

    For almost 20 years, I've digested copywriting and marketing books, articles, newsletters and home study courses. I read philosophy and neuroscience books and articles to better understand what motivates people.

    I became a Dream Coach and certified conversational hypnotherapist to maximize my ability to connect with people in efficient and effective ways.

    Over the years, I dabbled in copywriting and marketing with my own small business and even had some fairly big clients, but despite constant excellent feedback, my self-doubt always kept me marking time in a 9-5 job and putting my dream off for tomorrow.

    No more! This is the year I'm going to break out and make my business the force for good I know it can be. I will no longer "dabble" in my passion while the bulk of my days are spent in service to something else. I will unleash my talent and find ways to make the world a better place - one word at a time.

    Thank you for all you do Marcia, you are a true inspiration.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

      I love your No More...Now you can "Now What?" to what will really make you happy.

  90. Doreen Fulton September 11, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Hello Marcia,

    Welcome back, I am so glad to see you dreaming, sharing and caring once again! It does take time to transition after a major loss and I am glad you shared this truth and encouraged people to connect with themselves and others during this process.

    I retired from my career in Human Resources a year and half ago. For the last year, I have been focused on helping Moms of Young Adults with Special Needs to make transitions, so that they could serve as great role models.

    I am now shifting my focus, realizing that Moms of Young Adults with Special Needs are under a great deal of stress, face significant challenges daily and will be offering a stress Rx prescription for Special Needs Families. Moms will be most likely to participate if they see value in it for themselves and their families and let's face it Moms do not have a monopoly on caregiving or stress. It impacts the entire family.

    So my WOW is to finish the ebook introduction to the Stress Rx program where I highlight why this program is so necessary, draft copy for the sales page, and reach out to at least 15 caregiving groups to share my hopes and dreams of reducing stress in these families.

    With much appreciation.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      so needed!

  91. Liddy Heninger September 11, 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Welcome back!!! You do sound happy

  92. Marcena Brook September 11, 2012 at 11:42 am - Reply

    My dream is to create "Godly Garments" that celebrate the God self
    within us, what we are passionate about, love, etc. Vestments for all. I have always been involved with clothes and fabric art. During the work book tasks I learned that my highest priority is to guide people toward a new consciousness. I had these dreams reversed. By combining these 2 endeavors I believe I am doing my soul's work. I envision having a work force, selling ready- made designs and doing commissioned pieces, a web site and doing classes. And being a
    philanthropist. My Wow for the next week is to learn to print my art onto

    Infinite gratitude for your loving light and passion.

    May Peace Prevail On Earth

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

      What a fabulous and creative dream. Good for you!

  93. Lorna Brooks September 11, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Thank you Marcia for your heart felt overview. I found it rather touching, and I wish both you and I every success in bringing our dreams to fruition.
    My dream is to make my Supplement distribution business a raving success from a financial point and a sense of satisfaction for helping masses of people to improve their lot in life. To do this I must master the art of follow-up without hesitation.

  94. Michelle September 11, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Good to hear from you, thank you for your words of encouragement and for sharing what you have been going through. I too have been going through quite a lot in the past few years and lost sight of myself and my dreams. But like you, I'm glad to be alive and to be given a second chance to live a life that really matters. A life that I want to live and not what others expect me to do and/or live.

  95. Linda Mancano September 11, 2012 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    As like you, I had some major changes in my life. 1 & 1/2 years ago, I was force out of a job/partnership by 2 men that I thought were my friends. I spent 14 years at this company and poured my heart & soul into it. Now I had no income, many bills, and could not even collect unemployment because I was considered a business owner (partner). I then had this dream of owning a Wellness Studio. A place that would teach and help people lead a healthy life, caring for the Body, mind and soul. It was a difficult year. People came and went and I was running out of funds to opperate...still no income. I too, did not give myself time to heal from the loss I had experienced. I not only lost my livelyhood, but 2 friends tried to destroy me and stole from me. 2 people I trusted. But after 1 year my new business began to turn around. I have great people who work at my studio and the bills are being paid. Still have no income and this is where I struggle. I have been life-coaching for the past ten years to many people in my everyday life. My part in the studio was to teach/lead empowerment workshops, such as Self Esteem, Law of Attraction, The Power of Joy, etc. I couldn't think about teaching others how to be happy and feel powerful when I was scared and angry. I am ready now but still struggle with moving with it. I have not found a place to advertise what I am doing that attracts many people. I could use some help on this matter.
    Thanks for listening!
    Linda Mancano

  96. Sylvanne September 11, 2012 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I want to commit to a weekly action towards my dream!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

      and what IS that dream?

  97. tine September 11, 2012 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Thank you Marcia for BEING TRUE and staying with your DREAM

  98. Diana September 11, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Dreams are what happen when we wake up into who we truly are.

  99. Susan Watterson September 11, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    I am glad to see you back. I always get good stuff form your website and emails. I am sorry to hear that you had a hard year, but am glad that you are feeling back on top. Just a thought to share, I have worked for 34 years with people through grief. Our society does not leave us enough time to grieve. Be gently with yourself. Moving through our grieving process, if we do good work and don't try to stuff it, can take 5 years.
    You have not let me down; be good and patient with yourself.

    Peace for the journey,

    Susan Watterson

  100. Norie Huddle September 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia, thank you for your beautiful video - and also for having such a wonderful group of people you've attracted here! I read everybody's comments and was very moved by how much energy and commitment is being expressed by this extraordinary Communit.

    Like you and a number of others who have posted here, last year was extraordinarily challenging for me, too: I almost died, quite literally.

    What kept me alive was my powerful commitment to live - to live so that I can complete my work here on Earth. I will share more on this elsewhere but here want to let you and everyone know that today, Sept. 11, I'm in the process of loading my new novel - RETURN TO THE GARDEN - on Kindle. I had SOOOO hoped for a 9-11 launch...so I guess this is it, here with this Community of Committed Dreamers, as I'm a newbie with Kindle and seem not to have loaded the graphics properly. Hey, there's a reason for everything, right?

    Fulfilling the vision expressed in my book - rapid, enjoyable global transformation - is my dream. I've spent 43 years working on this as my full time "job" and feel so honored finally to be sharing what I've learned, through telling some really great (TRUE) stories that lay out a realistic program for how we can realize this global transformation.

    And, Marcia, if you'd like to JV with me in selling my book (and also other things that use some of the 1001 butterflies I'm drawing, one each day), I would LOVE to explore that with you. You have my email address.

    Goals for this week include 1. getting our two websites completed - they're getting close enough to share here among friends: http://www.gardenofparadise.net and http://www.butterflyblessings.net - AND having RETURN TO THE GARDEN up there on Amazon, delighting and inspiring millions of readers with a vision of what, together, we can accomplish, with joy and celebration......

    I love all of you; thank you for what you're each doing. Thank you, Marcia, for calling such a great party!

    Big Group Hug, Norie

  101. Maloah September 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia!

    Thank you so much for sharing your process with us. That was a courageous thing to do, and I know that as you read these responses you will feel reconnected and energized. The 7 steps are right on. I'm in a big transition as well (who isn't?) and I appreciate you sharing your enthusiasm and guidance with us all.

    My big dream is to return to Maui where I lived happily for many years. I moved back to California at the end of 2004 as my father was seriously ill and asked me to be closer to him and my mother. I followed my heart to take care of my parents and be with them for their final years. I'm so glad I did. That was a no-brainer, and I really treasure the time I spent with them. I have been here now for over 7 years! My father died in Jan 2010 and my mother died last January 2012. It has been a big loss, as they were truly wonderful people. It has also been a big adjustment being away from my friends on Maui- my "Maui tribe" and having a very demanding job here in the Bay Area as a Child and Family Therapist.

    My Dream (which I am currently in the process of manifesting!) is to return to Maui and lead workshops and retreats on Creativity and Living your Dream.

    I missed your workshop in SF which I had planned on attending. Are you doing anything else I can attend live? I would love to have your support. You have mine!

    Thanks again for keeping it real and being who you are. I know that our challenges and transitions are a part of life, and it is good to remember we are all doing the best we can. Thanks for your words and encouragement.

    All the best to you. Hope to meet with you in person and continue with this great and wonderful work.

    Blessings and big hugs,

  102. Lea September 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    thanks for your message and thanks for being back and so honest and I so much understand it. But you know most part of the healing and growing is to recognize it and forgive oneself and go back to loving oneself unconditonally and to listen more what our soul has to tell us.Out of this will come something really big for you and you will be able to put it in all your teaching in the future because you have been there.

    I know I have a big calling in me and I have the feeling I am ready for receiving and getting started. At the same time I have the feeling that I still do a lot to sabotage myself because I think I do not deserve it and all the other paradigms which I got from my father. I don't say this as an excuse more as an explanation as I did a lot of healing, coaching, reading, listening over the last years and often I thought I got it but then I feel that deep inside must be still my fight against myself otherwise I would be going where I want to go. I surrounded myself with great mentors and teachers and coaches and healers over the year and I have some seminars in mind I want to take to get my future started as a coach, healer, mentor but what is stopping me mostly right now is money. I put myself in a position that I do not even have enough to get by and soon I will lose my last income. At the same time I am not looking for new work as I just do not want to go back in an office and loose another months or years till I can work in passion and I do not want to go back to Germany (I am a living in Spain where the economy is the worst in whole Europe and there are no jobs here anyway and if I would get one it would be again not enough even to survive) to find a job and work 9-5 again getting paid to get by but never for years be in a position to take training to become a coach. So here I am sitting, not whining but looking at my situation and no glue what to do. I was always a doer, a go for it, a no did not exist, looking for job great paid once when I had enough from my last one and moving on, but looking back I was never happy, just the money and I was good what I did. Then 12 years ago I turned my back to all of this moved from Africa to Spain, finding out what I want or at least getting a glue about it and now I stop myself doing so to throwing the obstacle money issue between my legs.

    I refuse to do anything any longer which I do not have fun and joy with and serve and do with passion to fulfill my purpose but on the other hand my mind and Ego is telling me, are you nuts, you can not afford this you will end up on the street, wake up

    Honestly I am so much anti Logic right now that I often say then it is not worth living, just to go back in the job to pay bills and work for anohter 15 years or so to get to retirement where the money will be like nothing

    Instead of starting NOW what I love and working till I die because it is not work it is fun and I serve and care and help and make great money on top.

    I know I have a big diamond inside me but right now I don't know if I am a fool which will wake up in a couple of months with no home etc. or if I am on the right truck with trusting and having faith and surrender and something big will happen.

    Everyone always talks about action and this makes me guilty because I have no glue what kind of action I could do right now towards my passion. All I know the other action which I could do would lead me to my old life which I do not want anymore not even for a period of time
    it must be possible to start from a position where I am right now.

    So I often ask myself is my not going in wild activism just to have an excuse that I do something and staying bold for my dream and passion also action, even so it does not look like action right now?

    I still have not found 100 % what it will be, I see myself also as someone who works for the animals and with the animals and combines this with humans. I would love to become a animal whisperer and get trained from them to tell me what the world needs and bring it to us the humans and heal the world and make it a better place again.

    Sorry very long, you get probably lots of feedback, but I just wanted to bring it to paper and to articulate it and seeing if you have an idea, as I follow you for a while now.

    A couple of months I had the idea to get on the life call with Wayne Dyer on Hay House and suggest him to become his student for one year and live with him and learn from him but then I lost sight and bravery to do so and my Ego kicked in.

    I also often think, is there no way at all to get taught for free and pay it back later like as a royality to the trainer.

    thanks a lot
    looking forward for your new post

  103. Curt September 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I am unable to down load your video for replay

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Pls try now. we had a hiccup but its back up.

  104. Mike Roberts September 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for your post. On July 18 2011 I lost the love of my life and wife of 40 years. I was introduced to you through the Shift network and the Season of Sustainability. I believed what you were saying and the steps necessary to realize my BIG DREAM. Well, I didn't make it to your San Fran presentation, I lost my home to the evil twin of my daughter and generally have been a basket case. HOWEVER, I also believe in the Happiness Initiative within sustainability as being implimented by the Happiness Initiative of Seattle (happycounts.org). I just came back from training by them and (today) just got a gig teaching a workshop on sustainability and the happiness initiative that I am calling "Putting a Human Face on Sustainability"
    Last night I moved my wedding ring to my right hand. I still greive deeply but I think I have turned some kind of corner - my goal is to stop being glum and begin being sociable and productive.
    What is my dream at age 75? Nothing less than saving the world! I dream a world of the eighth fire where indigenous and nonindigenous people work together with similar value sets to begin healing Mother Earth. I wrote a pamphlet on living in balance with these values 3 years ago. I have been meaning to revise it sometime. One of my WOW's is to beging the revisions this week in preparation for giving Living in Balance seminars where ever I can. My other WOW is to begin a BLOG called "Doing Sustainability - Indigenous wisdom, communities and the new sustainability".
    Glad your back I need your encouragement.

  105. Katharine Pike September 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Marcia, your authenticity, vulnerability, and genuine concern for your people come though with every word of your wonderful video communication. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us and for re-establishing connection. I am new to your tribe, so I am seeing you simply for the great coach you are, with nothing else going on. I loved every minute of your video. Really great stuff. Thank you so much.
    Katharine Pike (met you through Sharla in San Jose)

  106. Lisa Bartoli September 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your honest display of emotion. Sometimes we think that our mentors can't relate to our challenges. You were so inspiring and human. Your words help create momentum to continue my dream... To create a national support network for people who have become instantly disabled. To help them reconnect to meaning and purpose in their life! Also, next week I am launching a "free" art studio for our local community where all children and adults can communicate their feelings, tell their stories and see themselves as unique and special individuals!
    (((hugs for you)))

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      How kind. And your art studio is soooo needed. Thank you!

  107. Eugenia September 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Dear Marcia, I am always glad to receive emails from you 🙂

    I'm sooooo happy for you 🙂 It's wonderful that you healed and now you feel better!! I am very proud of you (even if we don't know each other)!! ♥

    Anyway, I want to thank you for this video. I appreciated it a lot. I think that you are a really good person and since the day when I first found this website and watched your videos, I am a HUGE fan of yours!!

    So, welcome back, dear!! ♥

  108. Susan September 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    No coincidence! Your message came at the right time. The Dream has been making amazing strides, but I just got tired! I am back stronger than ever. Just didn't have the tribe. Thank you

  109. Diana Smith September 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Marcia - what a great video and message. Reinforces my belief that our own experiences will serve another in growth too. Thank you, you were not the only one derailed...we should have a come back or derailed party celebration.

    Your 7 points are right on...I did not have a clue til I was in it for quite some time, I was grieving. Its been over 6 months in my healing crisis and still recovery, discovering and uncovering the gems and nuggets, ah has and nourishing my once weary and former energizer bunny soul. I now know I have had a new hard drive reloaded and its NOT push til I drop, endure, soldier on, etc. Its pause, listen and then listen some more, THEN from that place draw upon the inspiration, not my expiration...(lol) backwards to my old M.O.

    So welcome back to all of us, we were being prepared and read ied for this next part of our journey...I know I am ready for lift off and to fly on the wings of my still percolating incubation of my hearts desire...to be the change, to inspire others (myself first!!) to a new humanity. To seeing and loving each other collectively, to innovatively moving forward in this new paradigm together..

    How that may look on the manifest level: co authoring a book with a beautiful soul whose voice and story needs to heard.

    Opening up a collaborative wholeness & wellness center, with unknown others, by attending to a wholistic integration of the Mind, Body & Spirit, thru many ways, ie: nutrition, body energetics, physically, mentally, emotionally, Finding a place and making a sacred space for small to medium circle gathering, sharing, birthing , cultivating, incubating each others deepenings, desires and dreams. Creating community that supports each other to thrive, not just survive. Its time...we are on the precipice of big changes that the world has yet seen in our generation... its exciting..

    What I know thru my own gestation period or dark night of the soul, as I was being rewired and prepared..we can't do it alone, well we can try BUT, my experience that is the long suffering way...no need for the old outdated way. Now its about The Tribe...(I have yet to make up good acronym for it) but the Team version still applies: Together Everyone Achieves Mastery!!! There it is I have spoken it aloud/allowed...my fears aside...perhaps there are like minded people who have similar dreams and we can collaborate, rather than compete, and we all benefit from each others dreams an d wisdom.

    Thank You Marcia, you sharing re inspired me today, to say it, claim and watch and listen in curiosity for next step and manifestation.

    Thanks again..Many blessings
    Make it a great day!

  110. Paula September 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful spirit. And here's my apology. I am sorry I have not stayed connected to you. I adore who you are and what you stand for in the world. I'll never forget the conversation we had in your home after one of the Dream Workshops where you said to me, "Paula, I've been watching you. When you're on stage, you're ON. Then something happens when you walk off that stage. You throw it away. Why?"

    Gosh, that stirred my soul. Well, my dear, I too AM BACK! I've been building my tribe and guiding fabulous women to live their unique sparkle everyday. No one can live it for us. If we deny it, we deny it for the world.

    Welcome home beautiful. I'm glad you've found your way!

    Sending you love and sparkling energy!
    Paula Onysko

  111. Janice Patrice Hart September 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this video. Your enthusiasm is wonderful! I am so glad that you are back and on track. I know how hard it is to keep in touch with even loved ones while going through the cycle of grieving. I have cut myself off from everyone during those troubled times as well. You have reminded me that I need to write that dream down. Thank you so much. Many Blessings,
    Janice Patrice Hart

  112. Lynn Sanders September 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia!
    It was so uplifting to hear from you. You're so refreshing and kind to share your personal challenges with us.

    I've been facing challenges while following my dream - a "good news" online radio show. I love to inspire and uplift audiences by sharing success stories from nonprofit leaders and inspirational speakers (like yourself), authors and practitioners who are making a positive difference in the world. "Make A Positive Difference" is on BlogTalkRadio.com every Wed., 5-5:30 pm (CST), and I've been getting results for my guests. BUT - I don't have the show monetized.

    It has been taking lots of time, and I don't know how I can keep it going without sponsorship or advertising support. Next week, I'll be getting promotional support from a successful online radio show -- SpirituallyRawTV. (They get about 4 million hits per month!) But now, my cash flow is low...

    Our media needs more positive news. My heart goes out to the nonprofits who need help during these critically tough times.
    I'd love to hear your ideas. If you're able to respond back, that would be wonderful. Would you consider being on the show? I'd also love to know if there are others in your community who might like to be involved in this program - from producing and promoting it to helping get sales from advertisers.

    Keep up the good work in all your endeavors. Your TV show sounds awesome. Peace, love and blessings to you...


    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      And you too. Your show sounds great!

  113. PamelaJoy September 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Hello Marcia
    Like you and many others I have had changes in my life over the last year and a bit. Have bought and sold 2 houses and needed to say goodbye to my last dog, Honey, a tibetan spaniel. I feel in that transistion stage of not quite knowing and accepting what is in store for my future. I have been listening to many inspiring people via teleseminars but am confused between having a focus on a dream or completely letting go of the oars and going with the flow. My dream is to help others via the use of hands on healing or giving inspiration and hope via my own close connection spirit guides and helpers. I feel that I am now living in a home of peace and tranquility that both suits me and my husband and that I was lead here. I feel scared to make a commitment to myself and to where and what I need to achieve not knowing what that is or what it could be. My dream is that I want to travel to many places around the world, visiting many countries both for pleasure and for spiritual work. What that spiritual work actually is I'm not sure. I will 'let go and let god' and try not to be controlling and worried about how and when I may achieve this. I hope that sending this message to you will focus an intention to at least not give up on this dream.
    Healing rainbows to you and everyone else for the specialness of having dreams.
    New Zealand

  114. Tanna September 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Marcia, this was so powerful! I appreciate you sharing with us - I feel it makes you a stronger leader that we can all learn even more from when you share your ups and especially your downs.
    I have evolved my big dream from my one-on-one coaching practice into an online support community for women that I am developing and growing right now. I just took action this morning to hire someone to help me move it forward so there is my Wow and my action step!
    But I had a realization regarding the advice that John Gray gave you which I think is priceless...I am my mother's full-time caregiver so sometimes it's a little difficult balancing my time and energy between caring for her and growing a business. Part of me feels that I won't be able to really grow it into the big vision I have until after she's gone (morbid, I know but I feel I have to be prepared) but I also want (for my own personal creative expression) and need (for my financial stability) to create a business that I can grow while I care for her. I'm now realizing that I will have a grieving period after she's gone. (just to clarify, she's doing pretty well right now but definitely slowing down) That scares me and makes me concerned about growing my business and what I will be going through when the time comes, knowing I will need a bit of a recovery period.
    Having gone through a big loss and the aftermath yourself, do you have an advice for me for my situation?
    I'm so glad you're back - I hope to run into you in Beverly Hills sometime!
    Thank you Marcia for supporting all of us and congratulations on the realization of your Big Dreams!
    Much love, Tanna

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      life sure gives us growth and learning opportunities. My advice is to take really good care of you...and your heart...and the other things I mentioned in the video.

  115. katie September 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Message says...this video is unavailable. Any suggestions?

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      it will be fixed in a few moments. sorry.

      • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

        its back up now. enjoy

  116. helena September 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Thanks so much for your honesty. I attended your workshop in SF ( yes with the airplanes) this summer and loved it.

    My dream/project is elusive. It comes and goes...right now I'm not sure I've got it right. My friend, Erin and I are starting a travel/tour fcompamy in Egypt. She's an archeologist who's lived there for several years -speaks Arabic, etc. She's got her part of it together.. Today, there are anti American riots in Egypt. It scare me and makes me think I"m nuts to be working on this business.

    What I know is that I want to travel, explore cultures and beauty and I can't do it on my current income. I need this business to support my desired lifestyle.

    Of course, I could go on...but I'm sure you've got a zillion responses to read!

    Thanks for reading and your response. I look forward to it!

    All the best,

  117. John.G.Verboon September 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia,
    Yes most of my dreams have come through!
    Except one, and that is hoping for an end to all wars!!


  118. Jan Lippold September 11, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply


    I would love to see your video but was not able to. When the window opened, there was a message, "This video is not available, (code: bwe)". If mine was the only one that this applied to, then it must be the Mac or my computer's problem.

    Thank you,

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      Pls try to refresh. And let us know if it works for you now.

  119. Doris September 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I am somewhat a new friend.
    I felt very fortunate to be able to attend the "Create Your Future Now" workshop in Austin on August 25. My friend, Kelly, and I drove in from Little Rock, AR. On our return trip we spent the night of the 25th in Temple. At 4:30 am that morning I received call from my sister in Indiana. I almost could not identify her voice, she sounded so wounded. Her husband had just passed away unexpectedly at home. That is not enough, she has been on short term disability since January and her long term is playing a paper game with her since July 2. anyhow, a few hours later, i received a call from one of my granddaughters that her mom was admitted to the hospital with severe stomach pains. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis. One of the processes I worked on was being able to say no more to my daughter - talking to her for long periods of time while she was drinking... felt like i was enabling her. now i fear i will not hear from her. she is very fragile in so many ways. During the workshop I took much, while sensing much disconnectedness and did not experience the level of joy I would normally feel at that type of event. I have several dreams. I guess the most important things to me are being able to live daily from my highest potential? I know that is vague. I believe that I came here to heal and be healed, maybe even teach something? Scarcity seems to run rampant in my life. in july my husband and i took road trip with 3 grandkids (his side - my idea) spent over $4000. Less than a month later nothing for emergency visit. Comes time for me to do anything for my family or myself, it gets rough. I was able to visit my sister and spend 4 extra days with her, but I was not able to give her $$$$ which she so desperately needs. I simply wish I could have paid off her house for her,,,, let alone my own. I know the story is strong, but I have been home for over a week now and can't seem to find my bearings. my daughter didn't want me to visit her while she was in the hospital. she said she was being taken good care of....I just want to stay in centered within myself,know what I know and trust my knowingness, and enjoy being everyday of my life. Deep inside I sense that my life is necessary and my gifts would serve many - if only i could focus on one. Yet I feel like my time at home, doing what I do and praying as I pray is actually uplifting.
    Thank you so much for not stopping and thank you for sharing your awarenesses! Much Appreciation

  120. Arturo September 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Yes, I'm glad to see you again, I'm learning about you. Sometimes one could think that certain things are dark or unclear but when somebody speak about them you get clarity. Nice to see you again

  121. Jan Lippold September 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    This is Jan again. The video started and I was able to watch all of it. You just gave me permission to take time to heal. It's taking a long time after losing 34 yr. marriage, home and job.
    My dream is to use my talents and loves to create a livelihood that is sustainable. It's been almost 2 years so I have started to lose hope. Thanks for being in touch.

  122. Jan September 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks Marcia you've expressed what is happening to me (all except the stars!!) I seem to be in a healing process/transition the loss of old dreams, relationships, where to move, basically what to do with my life. I seem to get enthusiastic about something and believe it is a passion and then it fizzles out, not sure what that is about. I seem to be going through the motions maybe just not time for whatever it is and so dreams at this moment appear not to be possible.

  123. Maggie Steck September 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Good to hear from you. I am working on my company, Alternate Energy Buildings, Inc. and am working on providing modular housing to the American Indian reservations where housing is badly needed. My goal is to take these homes off the grid using renewable energy systems. The company I will be selling for is being newly formed. Got any ideas how I can take this to a higher level? I need funding to get it going. Maggie

  124. Kris Steinnes September 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Thank you for your video and honesty - I can see the shift in you from one year ago. I too am in a grieving process as my father (who was over 100) passed away in April. It's subtle but I can feel my body telling me to take it slow so I am. But I am still moving forward in my dream which is starting a new business, Krysalis Leadership, bringing collaborative leadership and wisdom to the business world. My website launches this week! But I still know I have to take it slowly as I move into this new venture, and it'll unfold beautifully. I'm not in a rush as the world in need of this work will still be there.

    Thanks for sharing, and allowing us to share.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Kris...I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and ADORE the name of your business. I think I even referred to coming out of a chrysalis

  125. Sue Steel September 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia-

    No need for tears. We all from time to time have challenges in our life and the idea of a loss in any flavor sits heavy on your heart and chest. I am very grateful for your intelligence, ambition and integrity of the dream process. Your message is sincere and we are all here to help you co-create. Keep pushing through the terror barrior....we are all one mind...and everything is in divine order. I look forward to your next message. You rock!

    To your success,

    Sue Steel

  126. Celia L. da Costa September 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply


    You are wonderful. You vibrate with a new energy and passion.
    I have had a dream: Healing my son, who is now 35.For the past one year we have gone to doctors and appointments most of the time. And now I feel I need to care for my hypertension which escalated a few weeks ago.So, health is my primary dream.The others: take on apart time job to support me financially and fulfill my life.I enjoy communication and languages. Something related to those aspects adn also comfort for thsoe in need, via the Internet or in person. I need to attend lectures, Seminars, Webinars and be close to a Community.ALso I wish to broaden my circle of intellecual friends. TO end my list, I need to care for my finances and save, within a sound framework.
    It you can help me as regards to look for a job which could give me security and fulfillment, I will really appreciate it.God bless you. Happy welcome!

  127. Nal September 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.... Bravo!!! Welcome Home and Welcome Back to Yourself and to us!!!

    Its warm (actually Hot and Humid) in Singapore and Malaysia (neighbours) some come and stay here! Gaspp... thats my dreammmm!!! Thats one of my many dreams.. that you would come here and coach and train us!!! That you would make Asia your base for a while.....

    Thank you for sharing your journey and I am happy to support You.

  128. lois hobart September 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    my marcia - brava. love that you found your mojo again - it's been an "off course" time for me, too ... actually in a grief place now - for my house of 28 years - and the HUGE transition to a smaller place that is "lovely" but i'm not fully THERE yet - feeling adrift with feet in two different worlds. soon it shall shift and all of it is absolutely outside my control. THAT'S the big learning for me! still, i've moved, i've downsized and my practice is building up again - a new dreamer just signed up to explore his purpose and passion as he's taken early retirement and facing the "now what?" ... so, godspeed to you - i LOVE these crazy-making times for all of us as we just grow and grow and grow. come to chicago and leap out of a plane with me, sister!

    much love (but you knew that!)

  129. celestine w wiles September 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Thanks for connecting. Keep look up and moving forward... C.Wiles

  130. Lamia September 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Nice of you to get in touch with yourself and your fans again.
    I enjoyed your video and the clarity of your message.
    I am happy for you to get back on track.
    I do know all about grief as I lost my dear dotter to her dad twice once when she was only 8 months, I got her back after a week as I was still breast feeding. The other time she was 9 years old and I still haven't met her since. My other child her brother has been griefing for her so long he become mentally sick and I am here struggling in life to just dreaming of holding her, telling her how much I miss her and love her. A big part of my life is gone forever and I can never go back to the time she was 9. We simply haven´t been able to be daughter and mother growing in that bonding sens. I miss being her Mum I miss being whole with my both children it is an emotional mutilation. My dream is very simple I want to heal but will I be able to do that alone without her, without meeting her, holding her...will my son her brother ever recover and heal again too.
    This is my biggest dream just to be whole again to be able to see my children being happy and whole. Thank your for giving the opportunity to share my feelings and big dream. God Bless you Marcia

  131. kanagasingam September 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Good to hear you with such energy.
    My dream is that I should be cheerful always,& help others.

  132. Olive September 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    WOW.... what a coincidence.
    Suffering a double loss right now and have just entered the grieving process. Hoping it will not take me a whole year to recover from it.
    But you're right. Loss and the grief that comes with it takes up a lot of energy... Energy that untill a few weeks ago I could put into realising my dream.
    What a coincidence that your message should reach me right now....
    double wow.

  133. Lara Haesbaert September 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    2012 has been an incredibly dark year, full of potential, death and birthing. I've hit some lows that I had not seen since middle school /high school. Thank you for your message. I've also hit some high points, I had two photography showings at different venues, the 2nd one, they came to me! I continue with my photography classes and will "put my stake in the ground" for traveling to Mexico in December.

    Leep going everyone! There is magic everywhere 🙂

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      I totally believe that YOU will make that dream come true. Send pics when you return from Mexico.

  134. Jenny Bullen September 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia and well done......

  135. Alice September 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I am glad that you are following your dreams and sharing your highs and also your lows on the journey. I am glad that you have done the majority of your healing work and that joy is beginning to return to your life. I think that we can learn from each other's experiences 🙂
    A couple of years ago I found that my left leg wouldn't work. It ended up being bone cancer and the cancer has eaten away a lot of the bone below the knee. During treatment I also lost one kidney and the remaining kidney is only at 24% functionality.
    I am on a disability which is only enough to cover my rent. I had just taken the step into my dream of being a photographer/artist when this all happened. It is interesting as you have talked about healing that I have found that it has taken a year of being alternately angry and grieving and overwhelmed to finally come to a point where I am fairly calm and joyful again. My days are unpredictable. Some days I feel like I could take on the world, and other days I can't get out of bed or need to go to the hospital because the poisons in my blood aren't being filtered right by my remaining kidney. As I emerge from the anger and grief I find that I only have one friend who has stuck by me through this. I am sure it is amazing that anyone has, actually.
    At this point I want my dream more than ever. I have added to my original dream because of the things I have learned about being disabled and being poor, I would like to organize some way to make sure all people have access to nutritious food instead of mac and cheese every day. There is so much surplus here and the poor are not going to buy it anyway. The other part I have added is to find a piece of property and put a little cottage on it that I would own outright with solar power so that I could never be threatened with no place to live again. I believe my dreams are possible but I have no idea how to carry them though. I know the location where my heart is calling me, but I don't really know why. I feel right when I am there, but it isn't an ideal place to start a photography business. I have been looking for inexpensive land, hoping that some kind of miracle will happen, but so far, nothing. Part of me thinks that I really need to just move there and then the right things will start to happen. However, moving would require money....and I go around in circles.
    For now, I am taking as many free photography classes online as I can handle and learning about small cabin construction and solar energy so that when the pieces of the puzzle fit together I will be as prepared as possible.
    Thanks for listening 🙂 Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....Alice

  136. Sandy September 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Marcia and welcome back. I got derailed myself and your video was what I needed to hear and see. My WOW is to talk to a person that can help me get back on track and to follow my heart.

  137. DAN ZORGEL September 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Wow. Thanks for being so genuine. You are such a bold lady. May God richly bless your business. I live in Ontario, Canada. I am a mortgage broker and an ordained minister (weird combination eh?). I have a dream to write a book on weddings. I've officiated at over a thousand weddings and boy do I have some great stories. I've started the book several times but I can't seem to get it finished. I am a single father with 3 teenagers that keep me busy. I earn a good living so I don't need the money, I just need to get this done. It's something that I must do to live a complete life. I suppose it's part of my legacy. Any suggestions? Dan

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Hire a good writing coach...or Dream Coach who will hold you accountable to writing regularly. And develop a daily practice of writing even when you don't think you have anything to say.What do you think?

    • Uma Girish September 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm - Reply


      I am a Dream Coach as well as an award-winning writer. Can I be of any assistance?

      • Janice September 12, 2012 at 12:02 am - Reply

        And...Uma is fabulous!

  138. Loty Combs September 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Welcome back, and congratulations on getting back to pursuing your dream. I have gone back to school to gain a degree in graphic design and advertising. I am 2 semesters from the finish line.
    My dream now, is find a job in the graphics department at Baylor University.
    It is awesome that you were able to have a conversation with Anthony Hopkins. He is one of my favorite actors. Awesome .

  139. Marion September 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    HI Marcia Welcome back. I too have had a derailing year with the onset of some serious health issues which are still on going at this stage. But I am determined to finish the studies that I have on deferral at this time and to get my business up and running properly. I just have to have some patience, because at this time I am unable to work. So it is nice to reconnect with you as I have missed the little bright encouragement that you put out.

  140. Deanna September 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia, Welcome back!

    I loved your message! I have been de-railed for the past 2 years, I have all or most of the tools at my fingertips to make my dreams become reality, but cannot figure out why I don't do anything about it, is it just a bad case of procrastination or something else, I know my dreams are what I want to do, but can seem to put myself on the right rails to go full steam ahead!

  141. Kelly Ferguson September 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia! Thanks for sharing your learning with us. My dream is to be on the athletic training team at the Olympic training center in Colorado or train collegiate gymnasts/dancers in the University setting.
    My WOW this week is to state my dream out loud and make it public ( to my support team...not the nay sayers of course).

  142. Shane Fudge September 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia. Welcome back! How inspiring that you have used your time in such a productive way. I have just been offered a university lectureship here the UK, teaching on energy and sustainability. Not so very long ago, I was a labourer working on building sites. My dream now is to be a brilliant lecturer and to inspire my students to want a better world!
    Best wishes, Shane

  143. lorna September 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    My dream is to teach and share knowledge with others about improving their life. Through a deeper understanding of who they really are?? Which have started to do now on a small basis.

  144. Jadon September 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    So there you are! Even a Dream coach can get overwhelmed by life. What hope can there be for us mere mortals when we place you on a pedestal only to find that you also are a mortal.

    Sincerely, I am glad you are better. I wondered what happened and why the only emails I was getting were from some "Manifest" people. They don't hold a candle to you. Stay well and all the best in your future endeavours!

  145. Diane Cunningham September 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    HI Marcia,

    Welcome back Marcia. It was a year ago that you told us that you were completly changing your life direction and moving to LA and renting your beautiful home.You are showing us how easy it is to get derailed from our dreams. Like most people who posted, I also have had my challenges. I went through a financial restructuring, my basement flooded and my 98 year old mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and it doesn't even run in our family.. The good news is that my mother
    went through a breast removal with flying colors and she is healing well. Through all this I have had to face some uncomfortable issues and situations and did get derailed for a while to take care of things.
    I am now back on track with my Coaching and Marketing Business.
    I am committed to getting my new business systems in place. I will be offering a 4 part Marketing Telesminar for coaches, healers and energy workers in Nov. 2012. It is good for me to be back also.
    Much love, Diane

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      My prayers are with you and I am sending you much love.

  146. Kathryn Moore Olivas September 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Wow! I'm going to join the Women's Leadership Council of CSUMB, and network with women. my dream is to be an International Advocate for protecting young girls and adolescents from sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and from falling victim to human trafficking.

    GLAD YOUR BACK Marcia!

    My eldest son Nate just started his own entertainment company and moved to Venice. Would loveto take you out to dinner or lunch next time I'm down south.

    I too am experiencing a loss, divorcing after 41 year friendship, and 23 year marriage. Also feel I'm coming out of the fog.

    Warmest regards!


  147. Pat September 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Hi, Marcia, glad to hear things are back on track. I also liked hearing that you are near where I live. (San Fernando Valley. Folks on your side of the hill call it the VALL eee.) Looking forward to you having some programs near by. I don't like sharing my dream with most people because they think I am royally crazy. Not that I care about being crazy, but their nay saying brings me down. I want to develop an eco spa in a Latin American country. (I already have the property). I plan to work with developmentally disabled persons in job training for the tourist industry. The eco spa will be self sufficient, growing all organic foods and items to create natural spa products. Thank you for listening.

  148. Scott September 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I appreciated your authenticity in the above video Marcia. While I am new to this community, I have heard your name mentioned in many books. I am in the process of starting a new business following my passion and am spending time working on my vision and dreams related to it. Love what you're doing!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you...I didn't know people were talking about me in books...except for he many folks who I have encouraged or inspired to write their books. Nice to know!

  149. Missy September 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Geez, this is going to derail you once again if you really are committed to leaving a personal reply to all of us.

    Thanks for sharing that even YOU can lose sight sometimes. My biggest issue is I juggle more than one dream which probably gives me the opportunity to procrastinate. My initial dream is to publish my memoir about my experience with breast cancer. I have accomplished much of it but need to move ahead again. At the same time I have a plan for a new blog that will include video downloads weekly. I also have a plan for a new book that I will first do as video interviews and post them as well to my website. From that the real dream is to have someone like Ellen D. pick it up as a weekly spot on her show.

    So sometimes I get in my own way with too much to do. I plan to help myself by committing certain time periods to work on them without creating a stressful "oh no, I didn't do it" emotion.

    Thanks for letting me share and thank you for your sharing also.

  150. Chuck Mulkey September 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Hey there Marcia. Welcome back. It is true, I havent heard from you in a long time seems like. I am glad you are back, you are a big help. I have been working 2 jobs rand have gone from 16 pieces of debt to 6 pieces of debt. I have FINALLY learned how to make money work for me. Lol! My dream has always been to write, or be a member of the protective services. Now, as I know the second one I have not done much with, I HAVE done a lot of writing. I have 4 books started, and some poetry I hope to publish....someday. I just dont know if I am EVER going to "make a living" with my writing. I WANT TO, I just dont know how to. Maybe you can give me some tips. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.

  151. Cindy September 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Welcome back! Maybe I have been with you the last year or so Ü I think I know what I am doing, Ha, I think I don't trust much of anything. And my dream is to let go of the anger, frustration...

  152. Amany Samir Fahmy September 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Hi dear Marcia. Welcome back. I would like to know why humans prefer to live a weakness pattern rather than to identify with their personal strength. Can you help me on this?

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      I'm not sure we choose that. But if we don't manage our negative beliefs they can consume us. Its a muscle that needs to be developed and USED.

  153. blaine September 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    my biggest dream is to have a state of the art wellness center and a fantastic WOW would be to get $500,000.00. I too have been in a very dark place ever since changing jobs and I love my job and the people but it just feels wrong and now I feel stuck finacially.

  154. Ana September 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Marcia, it's so good to have you back! There's nothing like a back-on-track feeling to whiz you through your day. I truly hope you are feeling that.

    Reading some of these responses really put it in perspective for me. Sure, I have had challenges. This has been the worst year of my life, save none. But I still have my health, I still have my limbs, I still have the ability to work ... and even though it seems the dream I went for with such gusto a decade ago has turned to dust ... I still have the ability to dream. And the result for me? The dream itself has remained the same -- it just won't leave me alone -- but the road to it has changed.

    I want to spend the rest of my life living in Spain, my spiritual home. I am American by birth and European at heart. I also want to spend a substantial part of that time on Spain's pilgrimage routes.

    This dream requires freedom, and freedom costs money. After falling on hard ground following my original odyssey, ending up earning survival wages on a factory floor near my birthplace which I thought I'd left years ago ... I'm moving forward with a new way to make it all happen. And this time there's no room for error.

    Dream on, friends! Let's make this a real community. As John Lennon said (and I paraphrase): It's hard to dream alone, far easier to dream together.

  155. Monika September 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia, Glad to have you back! I am not sure what happens when I start getting closer to my dream, resistance takes over and I am back to square 1. Please help me overcome this block. I really want to reach out and heal all possible.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Tell us what 1 dream that ...NO MATTER WHAT...you will take one small action step on this week. Then report back on what you did or didnt do. OK?

  156. Adina Trotman September 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Wow, you posted this right on time! So much of what you said resonated with me, thank you for your honesty and continued effort to reach out. I am recently separated and just now over coming my grief after a year. I have a burgeoning sense of clarity that I haven't experienced in quite some time. So my big dream is this, I want to go for my PhD. I am tired of it being a thought floating around in my head, tired of encouraging others to go forward but constantly finding excuses for myself. The one thing I find myself struggling with is money. I am just now out of student loan debt, and I feel hesitant to take on the financial debt of a graduate school degree (again). It is as though my previous debt has scarred me and I worked really hard to be debt free.

    I know there are easy solutions for this that I may just not be seeing. I know there are scholarships, grants, etc., but honestly, I still feel scared. I am scared of debt.

    Looking forward to your reply, and your future messages.

  157. Cathy Marcotte September 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia! Continued happiness to you! I'm contemplating moving my studio/community center/shop to a more accessible location, but it's a bigger financial risk and everything i do there will be right under the whole community's nose! I'm afraid to take the risk and fail. To put the proper time into it, I'd have to quit my part-time job! Thanks for your thoughts! : )

  158. sue September 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    glad to hear you are human!

  159. angela September 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    I love the honesty in your heartfelt message. I am so blessed to be a part of your mission. I am blessed to be able to learn from you every day. I love you! You're an amazing woman and you inspire me to do great things.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      In a word...DITTO!

  160. Tom Huling September 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Very authentic. Loved the video, love you! Excited to feel your "again found" passion. Can not welcome you back as you have always been so present and available in our short relationship, but I see you now more than ever! Will look forward to catching up soon and supporting each other's big, really big dreams! "The dreams that you dare to dream really do come true"!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      I am so excited that you're part of my new MasterMInd and the dreams we will create together!

  161. Jerene September 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    My big dream is to be a leader of 100 leaders doing in home presentaions on NSP's habit of health. My WoW is to book 5 in Events for this month.

    thank you for reminding me to put my dream in writing to get it out there and not just in my head.

  162. Sylvia September 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia. This is most timely for me today. I really needed the support to trust me first.

  163. Dale Williams September 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Hello Marcia, glad to hear from you again! I am posting here only to get my "stuff" out in the open to see what happens next. You see, at this time I have very little money (coming in or in my bank) and my credit is shot! My landlord just advised me he is getting a divorce and I will have to move soon as possible (I have about 1500 square feet of automotive shop equipment and parts to move). On top of that, I am single, 46 year old man, living in an RV (with a cracked septic tank!) and today before this posting I had a tire blowout on my car! I NOW know what hardship feels like!!!

    I am still determined to find the solutions to get my website producing results and want to become a life/business coach soon (even small group coaching of 25-50 people would be acceptable) so as to attract more positive influential and affluential individuals into my existence.

    Thank you for your email with video to remind me to keep the dream(s) alive!

    Have a great Day! :o)

    Dale Williams

    • Donna September 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Hang in there! You never know what the lesson and opportunity is .

  164. Kym Yancey September 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Marcia--you are so awesome. Your message really touched me. I feel you. You are such a blessing to our planet.

    My dream is to matter and leave a postive imprint all while hanging around fun loving, heart centered people.


    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      I surely can say the same about you. I think the world of you!

  165. Lauren Perotti September 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this Marcia! I remember you sharing this story at your SF Create Your Future Now event,

    I totally relate to your journey and even for an extrovert like me, sometimes I inadvertently disconnect from community - which is not conducive to feeding and expanding passion and creative energy! We all need Connection, which is why I say it is one of the 5 essential elements to Harnessing Hope and Awakening Your Dream!!

    So glad your found you place in the sun, literally and figuratively!!

    I am on the cusp of launching my next dream: a coaching program (primarily group and workshop with some individual sessions) helping professionals and execs who feel burned out, stuck on the treadmill, or who've reached a plateau and wonder "is this all there is?" to discover what they're really here to do and design a personalized plan for manifesting it. I am offering free strategy sessions - if you know of anyone who fits this profile that you will not work with, please refer him or her my way!

    Blessings to you. . .

  166. Nicole September 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks, girlfriend! Your message came just on time.
    I appreciate your work and inspiration....
    Love, live, laugh

  167. Martina Mariu September 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you Marcia, It's great to see you again... you are an inspiration to me!

  168. lynnette September 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Hi & thanks - 'straight from the heart ' great for connecting to people. Gone off track a bit myself and feeling it all through my body - every ailment interpreted points to ' not moving forward - being stuck ! ' So have taken up a recent offer to partake @ The Conscious Living Expo in Perth -I do Chalk Readings & Art - in 5 weeks !! SO...Need big focus & get skates on to prepare - very exciting ! Engaging in that energy itself will begin to lift me physically , hence emotionally to bring about another shift in me !! ( I SO need to get an REAL website up & running ! )
    Will set WOW now - have all signs completed this time next week .
    Thanks again for your inspiration Marcia , Lynnette @ Heart Arts ,Perth, Western Australia .

  169. Tanya Lynn September 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    WOW...welcome back honey! Your apology is accepted big time. Thank you for the courage to speak truth, be real with us and the seven steps ROCK. I totally hear you loud and clear- am excited about my big dream which of course includes you- it's close I feel it. Anyhoo- love love love you over the moon and back. Muwhaa Tanya Lynn ( thomas) in process of name change...AMEN.

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      New name, new everything. I think of you soooo often and have always been inspired by your courage...and truth. xoxm

  170. Sabrina September 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    OMG Marcia! Welcome back & I'm sorry for your loss of self, a partner, and some time it sounds like. I've been going thru the same things actually and have been unable to positively focus on others as I had so much personal stuff to deal with as well! It almost feels selfish but it's imperative to take that time for ourselves and life sometimes throws us that curve ball!

    First of all, I'm excited to see you this Thursday in Irvine with the OC ICF chapter!! Yippeee! Secondly, I feel like you just took the words right out of my mouth! In the past year, I've moved from my home town 2500 miles away to a place where I knew no one, left a 23 year marriage behind that was done 15 years ago, my kids have shut me out of their lives I assume because they're confused and mad about me leaving? but not sure since they won't tell me, and, in the past 3 years, have had my entire support system yanked out from under me including friends I grew up with and my own parents...all because I wanted to be happy and this did not fit in with their plans! Incredible huh? But I've lived my entire life for other people: what they want, need, expect. I had been raised not to trust myself--even my own instincts & intuition but everytime I listened to others & not myself, it turned out very poorly...so I learned to mistrust my own judgement--for years! I became an Interior Designer with my own firm because that pleased my parents and married the man of THEIR dreams only to live a very isolated life next to someone else. WHEN does it become MY time and when do I stop feeling guilty for wanting to just be happy being me? NOW.

    In fact, 2 years ago I finished a life and corporate coaching program which is what I'm pursuing now in California as well as TRYING to finish a book I've begun. When you and I spoke in 2011, I had told you that Jack Canfield was a huge mentor to me at the age of 12 when I attended my first business seminar & got goosebumps knowing that THAT was what I wanted to do when I grew up! Only problem: there wasn't a "school" on that back then...so, I put it in the back of my mind but always read & listened to positive, motivational info...hoping that someday...I'd coach, train, and inspire like that!

    I've been so hard on myself this year and also gave myself "3 months" to overcome all my crap (being the overachiever I am) but it didn't happen in that time frame for me either...still working on it but getting clearer now after 8 months of separation from everything and everyone I know. Thank you for your resonating words of inner conflict and the resolution to get better!

    My dream is to coach, inspire, and lead people into their dreams and serve as an accountability partner to help them see those dreams come to fruition...all while traveling the world!

    See you soon!

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Lets be sure to connect on Thursday...LIVE!

  171. Claudia Bayr-Nobel September 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    You're as always an inspiration and such a great speaker!!
    I was that blonde German lady & great dancer 🙂 that took part in your DreamCoach University program out in Sausalito a few years back...I actually met Patrick and I am sorry to hear that it did not work out...there is always a reason and I am sure that you are on your way to greater things!!
    I got married 2 years ago, for the first time at age 53...and believe me, it was worth the wait! I was a contributing author of a book, entitled 'Freeing Godiva' and also finished my first copy of a book of poetry on life and human issues, entitled 'The Angel's Advocate'. I have referenced you and the DreamCoach University in the back of my book as some of the poems were inspired by what I had learned from you!!
    In fact, I would love to send you a copy!!
    Please, let me know where I can send it to.
    with Love, Joy and Abundance

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      I remember you. How wonderful that you have found love. ON a funny note, when I teach at Girl Scout camp, my nickname is Go Diva aka Godiva...cause I love chocolate!

  172. Michelle Peticolas September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    At your "create your future seminar" in San Francisco in July, I made the commitment to schedule one teleconference guest for a free series on the "Mystery and Magic of Life and Death." This one step, which did accomplish within the week, catapulted me into getting my email system up on Mailchimp, a free offer for people to sign up to my newsletter and an auto responder system. Wow. Since then I've been doing an e-newsletter every two weeks and hired the Magical Marketer, Julia Stege, to redo my website so it truly expresses who I am. It is mind-blowing what this one little step initiated.

    This week I'm working on a grant proposal to create an in-depth workshop series on facing death with open eyes for cancer families. My mission: teach people about the mystery and magic of life and death. corollary: discover the opportunity in crisis and loss.

    • Michelle Peticolas September 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Marcia. You have been such an inspiration. I'm glad you are back.

    • Donna September 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Best wishes and love

  173. Aura Reyes September 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    I can relate to your reflections on loss. I also want to relate to your "coming back and stand up in your feet "

    Welcome back!

  174. Joan September 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia, it is so great to hear from you ,I like you went a bit off track also,I have not given up on my dreams, and am in the process of jump starting my goals and dreams again . I am looking forward to the future and the wonderful support I get from you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  175. Ursula Maierl September 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Hello Marcia,

    Glad to see you again and thanks for sharing. I appreciate your honesty in sharing your vulnerability. Your return is timely for me.I was wanting to go back to your book, M.Y.D.C.T. ( some principles of which I share in the university classroom, to student interest.)

    Probably like many, I feel I the need to transition. I am feeling desire and a nudging need to transition to a new career. Unpacking that is a bit overwhelming...

    I manifested a huge dream of a European trip, the focus of which was
    Iceland for a magic & metaphysics workshop with Lazaris. Marvellously
    inspiring. Some unexpected well-tended demons surfaced to be transformed and their energy reclaimed.

    My wow has been a deep organization of my home to support the exercise regimen and editing intensive to follow. The next wow is the
    exercise and editing. I did the office organization listening to that dear man, Jack Canfield. Also inspiring. ( And a little encouragement - didn't he say you were the best? Big smile.)

    I look forward to reconnecting more with you.

    Blessings on you.



  176. Sharon Booher September 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Don't know where you got my e-mail but it was great to hear some words of encouragement..I have been trying to refocus on my dreams. Recently I lost my husband and I am feeling very alone and scared but I do know that I have to start to focus on my dreams and start to make things happen for me that are different so that my life can go on in a meaningful way. I just seem to go from day to day with no purpose. So I am trying to find myself again and figure who I am with out my husband. But I did enjoy hearing your message it has helped me

    • Donna September 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Sharon......

      I lost my son a year and a half ago .......grieving is perfectly normal and hard! Google Jesse winchester you tube--- that's what makes you strong. Tons of love streaming to you

      • Janice September 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm - Reply

        So sorry for your loss.
        Yes, grieving is hard work. I know.

    • Janice September 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm - Reply

      Sorry for your loss, so sorry.

  177. Patricia September 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Hi and welcome back.

    My dream is to get into romantic relationship and get married. (btw, I sent you an email about youn LA workshop in feb but never heard back.)

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      I am so sorry. Perhaps I missed it. What did you want to know?

  178. Dana Silver September 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the serendipitous message as I was about to end my day of reflecting with solid goal setting for my big dream! My dream is to be a inspirational social change leader and expand the collective consciousness to oneness.

  179. Lisa September 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Marcia. I like to hear your words and always feel inspiration and encourage.

  180. Evandro Honehe September 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Warm YA'A'TEEH..Who-Talk-Like River...(This is your name)...

    As you see the Connection over yourself when Suns become less appropriate to re-interact within the Power make a exchange through what you do really explore exchange the Big Picture into a brand New One.. over this video you talk about you was in Sta.Monica inside lack of Soul direction and now in Beverly Hills yes my number one place on Mother Earth as well soon I 'll be your neighbour ..the meanings of it its just your Mind Set correction about your already choices on the past Moons..become a so Clear Magnitude of offering about what you already handle over your lower and higher vibrations...as the result you become much more aware about Yourself..also external connections..become far more Better..


    Walk in Beauty with Passion..Success...Health..and Wealth...

    Evandro Honehe'e(Wolf Clan Medicine)..UK

  181. Jenifer Sherman- Ruppe September 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Welcome back!! I was at your dream workshop on january 15th 2011. I'm now married to my then dream boyfriend!!! So I know it works. We are still looking for a new carrer that we can do together. We are both into Isargenix, but have a hard time aproaching people. We have lots of ideas. It's really good to hear from you.

  182. Sharon Tan September 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Marcia, I love you!!! Your authenticity, honesty, 7 steps to live in and so much more. YOU INSPIRE ME!!! This week-end speaking at Women's Expo and YOU have fueled my tank to speak with CLARITY and in honesty just like you. AWESOME Marcia

  183. Tania September 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thank you for this! I have been feeling the same way toward so many of my friends and family. I have been isolated and alone. I have lost my home, divorced but gained grandchildren. I have been struggling with why I am not happy with my life. I was very successful but with all my losses I just can not seem to pull It together. I have a new life but still feel so much loss. My ex-husband and I are still very close and will always be friends,but the loneliness over takes me at times. Thank you fir allowing me to get this out. I appreciate your honesty and you helped me so much! God bless you! I am always going forward just hesitate at times.

  184. Uma Girish September 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia!

    Your vulnerability is what draws my tenderness out. I'm so lad you're back on track...and I send you many prayers and blessings...may ALL your dreams come true!

    • Janice September 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      Hello Uma,
      You are an inspiration to many!
      Blessings to you from France,

  185. Donna September 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you for making big dreams OK .
    1. I tried to get into graduate school to do a PhD. ( 20 years after my masters) Done. Got in.
    2.I took a multivariate statistics --- got it completed with an A. Got results today. Done
    Learned that my brain still works.

    Next step........doing grant proposals to:

    1. Develop Cbt tools for Alzheimer's Disease caregivers.( hard copy and web apps)
    2. Develop collaborative tools for inter organization collaboration to facilitate the empowerment and self sufficiency of food bank recipients through the development of a network of community gardens. ( did one this year -- now we need to do 10)

    3. Test tailored Cbt in diabetic patients who want to maintain healthy BMI's-- through physician offices with appropriate nurse and care support( maybe some web apps as well - since there is evidence to say they have potential to leverage the support of physicians and nurses)

    4. Test most effective communication strategies ( new media vs. traditional) in women's health issues re cardiovascular wellness. What is most effective?

    Thank you for making dreaming ok.

    Love Donna

  186. Coco September 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Marcia I am going through a similar situation as you. I am grieving the lost of a 16 year relationship and it has derailed me. It has been 14 months and I still don't even know who I am at this point and time or what I want to do next with my life. I have been very successful in the past at most everything I put my mind to, but now I haven't got a clue what I want to do and I seem to have lost my passion and drive. I took your online Dreamer course through the Shift network, but haven't done anything with it because I just can't figure out what I want to do next. How do I get me back and also find where I want my life to go next if I don't know what I want to do?

    • Marcia Wieder September 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      That course is available to you anytime. Start wit a small dream. Something easy... your Dreamer needs healing. Perhaps journal with it and simply ask what it needs. Hear its responses. Day by day my friend. We all need to begin where we are. Keep me posted, if you like.

  187. Kim September 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Marcia, your positive and genuine personality is contagious. I am so glad to have met you and to have the opportunity to get to know you better. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  188. Melissa Sunday Jackson September 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia. Thank you so much for being you.

    I've only just recently found this site, but I've only just recently been ready. I have registered my dream, to make $100,000 yearly income as an artist, and I've just recently (as of this last week) committed myself to a really big project that I hope will help me get there.

    This BIG dream still scares me a little. It feels like a planet sized elephant that I'm planing to devour with a plastic coated baby spoon. -That's how you're suppose to eat an elephant, right? One bite at a time? I love your tactic of taking on these monstrously big dreams one bite at a time, project by project. But at this point, that $100,000 income still feels outlandish. Is that okay?

    I think I've been an artist all my life, but with a scientist mother and a business owner father, art was never suggested or supported as a valid way to make a living. I was always told to have a back up degree in something useful. I always got such a mixed reaction. In grade school, my teachers and peers loved my work and gave me lots of encouragement. But at home my work received minimal responses. "Oh yes dear, that's nice," only offers as much support as it takes to give, which was not enough for me. So I stopped showing them my poetry, paintings, drawings or sculptures. But I never stopped making them.

    6 years ago I decided to stop studying towards a physics degree and looked into architecture, but life had other plans. 5 years ago I ran away from everything comfortable and joined up with the closest thing I could find to gypsy culture in this country, the Renaissance Fair. It took me 4 years, 2 cars, 3 tents, a pop up trailer, a dog, and hundreds of cold nights to realize that if my new family of artisans could make a living in this kind of environment, then so could I. But I couldn't do it the way they had. I needed indoor plumbing, and by god I deserved it. So I ran away back to the real world and started classes towards a photography degree.

    Somewhere in the middle of all the chaos that is living on the road, my dad sent me your book, Dreams are whispers from the soul. It is such a small book with such simple ideas, but it was exactly what I had been missing. I lost a lot of my material possessions while traveling state to state, but your book always stayed safe, tucked in a little box of precious things. When I decided to leave the road and start a new path of life, I pulled it out and really started to read it. I've read it at least 3 times in the past 6 months and I finally decided I was ready to check out the website listed in the back.

    The one area where I would love more information is in the projects area. I find it hard to brake my ideas down small enough to seem doable. I have no idea what kind of WOW I could ever set for myself because all my ideas seem to take forever. Or that could just be my perception because I'm completely impatient. Now that I've decided which direction I want to take my life, it's sooooooo hard for me to take it one step at a time. I just want to run and run and run towards it. I have to consciously remind myself that life is all about the journey and that if I'm constantly running I won't have time to enjoy breathing.

    I told a friend of mine recently that I was worried my photography career would flop and that my work just didn't seem to be getting noticed. She asked me how long I'd been working towards this goal and I told her about six months. Her eyes got huge and she said, "Six months are you kidding me? Oh, well, so sorry Vogue hasn't called yet! Don't worry so much, it takes time, but I'm sure it will happen." I laughed, which helped. She is definitely part of my Dream Team 😀 For reminding me of silly things like that, but also because she loves the way I work, she's a great make up artist, she models for me and because she wants to see me succeed. Someday I want to be able to work with her on paying shoots because she doesn't deserve to live in poverty with her skills. I consider myself on her Dream Team as well, whether she knows it or not.

    I've learned a lot from your existence and your work Marcia. I see that you are the changes you wish to see in the world, and living by example is a wonderfully courageous thing to do and witness. I haven't explored this site enough yet, but I know it has a lot to offer. I'm glad you are a part of my Dream Team, whether I ever interact with you face to face or not. Your words and visions have laced themselves into my strength and I know I will always be better for it. Thank you so much for being the radiant face of God that you are.



    • Melissa Sunday Jackson September 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Oh my god I had no idea I had written that much...Okay sorry 😀

    • Alice September 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      Sunday I was touched by reading your story. It is very similar to my own. I wish you success on your journey 🙂 Art/photography is so very important and undervalued in our society. Take it away though, and day to day life is much more harsh for each person. Always know what you do and what you contribute is worthwhile, not only for this generation but also for the generations to come.

      • Melissa Sunday Jackson September 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        Thank you for your support Alice. I think I read your story as well, and I'm amazed that you found my story touching after what you've been through.

        Would you be interested in connecting through our profiles on Marcia's Million dreams site? I'm not sure how we could do that exactly, but I think we would both benefit from supporting each other since our dreams seem to be so similar.

        Thanks again Alice and good luck to all your endeavors 🙂

  189. Margarita Campos September 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Hello Marcia!! It took me 1 1/2 years!! Thank you for reconnecting, we are glad yu´re back !! Forgive my english, I´m an spanish speaker. I belive we all have dreams, that in many cases are under a lot of life experiences that have hurted us and we don´t remember what happen, because we didn´t give ourselves the oportunity to learn for that experience. I really belive that we must heal first to touch the deepest part of our soul and find our dreams. If we follow them, life is going to be healthy and will give us exactly what we need to achieve our dreams!! A big hug for your healing!!! Margarita.

  190. Erin Delaney September 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Bravo Marcia! Welcome back. It's wonderful to see you (and DAMN you look fabulous after that year of healing!) It's great to hear that you've been taking care of yourself, that you found the right space for yourself (yeah!!!) and that you're sharing your heart & your presence again. Love you!

    • Marcia Wieder September 12, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

      hugs to you and Dio. Love you guys so much.

  191. Adrienne Lawton September 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Blessings, Marcia, Glad you have reconnected with us and especially yourself.

    I am a Christian Minister. I have been working with the homeless and marginalized in downtown San Jose, CA, for almost 16 yrs. I am living my dream. However, there are dreams withing the dream. I want to end homelessness. I would love to help more people in the area of "critical thinking", and the use of imagination in spirituality. My fellow Christians often fear anything they cannot find in the Holy Bible. Usually it is just because they cannot find it, not because it is not there.
    When the Bible says to "Love The Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, and strength," it uses a word in the Greek, that has been translated as mind, that means imagination. I also play the guitar, sing and song write. I have a flare for folk, country, R&B and Gospel. I have written two songs in Spanish, that I sing fluently, but I cannot speak it fluently. I am a mother, grandmother, friend and daughter. I have survived breast cancer twice, the first time I was miraculously healed. The doctors said "Oops, we must have made a mistake". I said that was fine and 20 years down the road, I got kicked in the chest while performing an exorcism. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the same breast, and went through the two strongest chemo therapies they had at the time and radiation. Just saw my Radiology Oncologist today for hopefully the last time. I have been cancer free for five years; looking good. He is scheduling an MRI because Mammograms are out of the question; too painful.
    I have survived racism, molestation, three burning cars, three cars that lost brakes, an appendectomy, after implosion, and three months of poison seepage; two ectopiic pregnancies within the space of 5 months of each other. My son was a miracle, so they said. The scar tissue from the appendicitis, ten years prior, was the cause of the tubal pregnancies a year and a month after my son was born. I could go on, but you asked about our dreams. I would love to kick back with Shirley MacLaine, The Dahli Lama, Cornel West, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Dr. Oz, and Neal Donald Walsch, just to share ideas and hopefully come up with a cure for willful ignorance. Alright perhaps that is an unrealistic expectation, however, I would like to enjoy their company for a few hours.

  192. nadiia September 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia

    I am nadia from Algeria;my dream is visit to USA and to learn and i wish to meet you . I feel that you are sincere that make me inspired.

    nadia much love to you

  193. Ryan K September 11, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    I totally relate. I have been in what would seem like an endless funk... one that while still functioning in daily life is but a fraction of what I know is available for me out there.

    When I was younger I found that it was much easier to bounce back from down times. Maybe it was the fact that when we are younger we are always involved with activities and other kids or young adults. As we grow older we tend to seclude ourselves in our own little worlds with out own little worries and fears.

    I need some 4x4 mojo to get myself out of this rutt and pray to God that I can find that light again soon so I can once again be the light.

    Good Things!
    Ryan K

  194. Janice September 11, 2012 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia!
    I am pleased to be a small part of your tribe.

  195. Jan Carter September 12, 2012 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Good to have you back Marcia, you are looking great! I gave my first talk on EFT and Law of Attraction last week and am giving my second in a few days. I'm so proud of myself because it's something I've been putting off for some time! My dream is to be a really confident speaker and for my message to reach many more people.

  196. Donald Knight September 12, 2012 at 2:30 am - Reply

    I am becoming a reading interventionist...

  197. Michala September 12, 2012 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Thanks Marcia, heartfelt kudos for your authencity, the spark is back in your eyes! Much love Michala

  198. Sara September 12, 2012 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I am actually one of those which tryied to get in touch since last year and did not receive any feedback from you. I was about to join a campaign you had launched in december last year but since I sent several e-mails and never got a reply, I decided not to join. I tried to be part of your blog in the million dreams but most of the groups I joined were quite dry.
    Now I see this message of yours and I understand why it could have been like that.
    So, ready to try again and see how it can work.
    I am in a very transitional moment of my life. I can feel the change around me but I am not able to address it at all. I am not able to get back to my previous job and the worse part is that I am not able to see either where I could put myself into. Lots of confusion and unclearity and the problem is that in such situation I am starting to face financial constrains as well. So I wonder whether you can help on that or not.

    • Marcia Wieder September 12, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Sara, I am so sorry you didn't get a reply. I don't see any emails from you to me personally but regardless..here I am now.

      I believe confusion only lives in our mind so if you can drop more into your body and heart (via breathing, meditation, movement) you may find some peace. That said, have you written out a clear vision for what you DO want? This will help get us moving in the right direction. Clearly there's no going back. Pls let me know what you come up with.

      • Sara September 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        Dear Marcia,
        Thanks for your reply. Really appreciated!
        I have tried to jot down many times what I really do want. Different things, may be too many.. some impossible, some sound bit far away from reality.. but I will try again and revert back to you.

  199. meirav piekarski September 12, 2012 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia

    Your honest sharing made me decide to continue writing my tips about "being cinderella" (I'm a coach) and not postponing them although I felt like taking a break... and today I sat down and wrote and it came out different and surprising :).

    Thank you for your inspiration!
    "Being Cinderella"

  200. Ochee September 12, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia. It's good to hear from you again. I'm turning 62 this November. My dream is to take up Masters in English and to become a teacher in English. Do you think this is possible in spite of my age? If I can't teach, maybe I can write?

  201. Constanza September 12, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia!
    Thanks so much for sharing with such a honest and sincere way. I have a huge dream, and it feels great when you say: Go for it! I'm half scared and half thrilled. I'm a single mom of three and for the moment I just don't know how to include my kids in such an adventure. I'm forming as a transpersonal therapist and am fond of horses. Would love to create a beautiful place in nature for offering emotional and spiritual healing to all the professionals of the healign system (doctors, nurses and people working all day and night forgetting almost to take good care of themselves)... This summer I went to Italy and lived for a week something so close to this....Now I'm back in town, but schools and everyday life seem to be so far from this dream...
    Well, thank you for allowing a space for sharing!
    Send you all my love,


  202. Teresa September 12, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    I met you just a couple of months ago, through the Successful Dreamer course at the Shift Network, and the subsequent live workshop here in LA. I appreciate that you continued to innovate and reach out in the way that you did during that time - being part of those courses helped me so powerfully, and I am on my way to achieving my big dream: to inspire and promote independent creatives.

    I am currently working on a major portfolio piece, and lining up several other projects. Thank you for empowering me.

    And if you ever need that dog-sitter... well, I happen to be in the area. 🙂

  203. Christina September 12, 2012 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Hello... So glad your in great spirits...OK you said I could ask you a question.... So first I need to tell you the situation ... I am a beautiful .. Intelligent... Spiritual ... Metaphsical ... Woman with No self- esteem... Raised so abusively... That I have Very Few memories of my childhood ... I just broke it off with a man that is a major Alcholic ... Whom I tried to save .. All the time losing me... I work for a coffee hour for a church.. That told me for my own Protection I better not tell the members of his church that I needed 500.00 to save everything I own... So for some reason I'm attracting the wrong people in my life... I am so confused and unhappy .. I know that that vibration will keep me stuck.. My dream is to be Successful in a business of my own and not always worry how am I going to pay my bills... Any loving advice to a hurting sister ? Much Love... A Lightworker that's in the dark✨

    • Marcia Wieder September 12, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

      From the deepest place in my heart, I feel you. I would offer this. Turn toward the pain. Consciously...through art and journaling, hear from it, allow it to express and see what you really need to heal. Put your needs first and acknowledge when you start to feel even a little lighter....and stay the course. You are already taking steps to change this course. be sure to acknowledge the progress you are making.

      If you'd like to work w me further, contact my office to see whats best. Id highly recommend this

  204. Njeri September 12, 2012 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Marcia, you really spoke to me. I've been feeling derailed since my grandmother died. I can't seem to get past the grief. My dream is to publish the works I have already written and write and publish more.

  205. Pamela Bohling September 12, 2012 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Marcia, I'm so glad you are back on tract. I am still planning on becoming a life coach when the time is right. I know caring for elderly parents is my priority now. I believe will be back in touch soon. Hugs Pamela Bohling

  206. Donna Dweik September 12, 2012 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Thank you for honesty! It is nice to know others are experiencing some of the same emotions. Great to have you back! Much Love!

  207. Elisa Boots September 12, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Greetings Marcia!

    I was so inspired by your video! I feel I have been a part of, and shared your journey for so many years! And I'm happy you are in a good place and have gotten your center back!
    I have marvelous news to share- after attending the Dreamcoach Group Leader, Spiritual Leader, and Inspiriing Speaker workshops last year I had a watershed moment. Despite my work as a Dreamcoach and helping others achieve their dreams, I realized that a MASSIVE DREAM of mine was to find love, a partner to share my life with. All these years I have been denying myself that dream.
    I had a very brief conversation with you the last time I saw you about "a guy" I had started to date, a really good guy....

    Fast forward to May 2012- I'M MARRIED!!!! I never thought I would find My Man at this point in life, but I feel the deep work we did last year really opened my heart and eyes and allowed me to feel love and give love too.
    This year has been so transitional, both with my wedding and other life events. My dream is still the same; to help others find their purpose and live their dreams. I am happy to say that my husband is very supportive of my work and we may possibly be working together in the future.

    I look forward to reconnecting with you again and this time I hope to bring My Man, Ryk, to meet you!
    Bright Blessings,

    • Marcia Wieder September 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Elisa, I could not be happier for you. He is one lucky man!

  208. Kathy Williams September 12, 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Nice to hear from you and a little bit about your journey. My big dream is to buy a 2013 ERA Mercedes-Benz Sprinter camper and travel our great country! And do a painting a day along the way. I recently left my 30 year career as an architect, bought a farm, and the life of voluntary simplicity is good. But I need a new big adventure! Unfortunately along with leaving the career I left a good salary. It may take time to set up the new dream. I may build it myself! That would be fun and appropriate. Along with building a van I want to build a new career as an artist. I have many fears.....wish me luck and thanks for ALL of your support. Congratulations on your new adventure!!!!! oxk

  209. Shelia Pargo September 12, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Hello Marcia. My dream is to have financial abundance through building my fitness and wellness business and to be a catalyst for positive community improvements in North St. Louis City. I was born here and moved to the suburbs when I married at age 19. I never got over the change in the community from a wonderful and fun experience in my youth to the devastating, blighted community my children saw when we visited my parents. My parents are now deceased and I now live in this 122 year old home since my husband of 35 years passed away in 2009. He was a stroke survivor on disability. I loss his income when he passed on. I know firsthand about the grieving process since losing him to death and our home, where we raised our children, to foreclosure. I am so energized now to make my fitness and wellness consulting business sustain me financially and to make a positive impact on my old/new community. I welcome all the support available to me.

    • kylin coulter meyer September 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Sheila,
      I live in the St. Louis area and would love to help you in anyway that I can. You can find me on facebook if you like and connect to see if I could be of any help to you!
      Kylin Coulter Meyer

  210. Jan Brown September 12, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Hi, Marcia,

    Thanks much for your genuine and heartfelt video...I'm sure you know that I can relate, both to the importance of giving grieving its due, time-wise and to the powerful impact of re-locating/re-focusing...it's good to hear that you & I & tons of other dreamers are all back on each others' teams. Yes, dearie, you do name-drop, but that's very human...I met Graham Nash in July when he had a photo-art exhibit in Stone Harbor, and I've told my story to everyone! Please keep the lines open, as you evolve - I will, too! XXX's & OOO's

  211. Christine Cooney September 12, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia, how wonderful to hear from you! I have been curious as to why I hadn't heard from you.
    I'm glad your back and look forward to hearing more from you.

  212. Jill September 12, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Thank you for sharing about your changes and challenges. It makes it easier for me when I know that a successful dream teamer also takes rides on the ferris wheel of life. Its time to take More Action until I obtain my goals and keep on learning.

    P.S. Your move from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills makes you look much thinner 🙂 Congrats on the TV show.

  213. Patrice Williams-Gordon September 12, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Great to have you back. I am inspired to pick up the pieces

  214. Lauri September 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I went though the same thing as you... Yes it is a struggle and you are right. I have many of dreams and the passion after 10 months are starting to come back. Thank you for sharing your story...

  215. David September 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    There is always the necessity to hear about bringing yourself around and getting on and staying on track. All of us have the ability to work magnificent acts, the problem comes when we lose that connection which ties us to the act, the dream we have.
    Thanks for the wake up call. Fabulous stuff.

  216. Maryalice September 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your honesty and vulnerability. It reaches to where I am now in life... I ended a relationship, my mother passed away and I moved from Colorado to Portland, OR all within less then a year. I am working on my Inner-Life coaching business/ seminar work and book writing, and yet lacking the energy. I think I need a bit more time to heal...

  217. Cindy September 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia! I've had alot of loss in my life. I lost a job I thought I really wanted last year. I left a job the year before to take that job. I was divorced 15 years ago. I've had love relationships that didn't last. or lead to marriage. My dream is to counsel people and help them to have better lives. I am planning on going to massage school in January next year 2013 the Lord willing. Help me to dream BIG!! I want to accomplish ALL the plans God has for me!! Jerimiah 29: 10-14.
    Thank You! WELCOME BACK!!

  218. Tom Coates September 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    It is nice to hear from you and I understand how long it takes to recover from any kind of a loss. I lost my long time job in 2008 and was unemployed/under-employed for over 3 years. It was really a tough time. I realized later that I had been depressed for awhile during that time, which is completely not me.

    But I'm not one to give up and in July of this year, I made one year at my new almost perfect job, my finances are back on track and I'm feeling great about life. I wouldn't say it's my complete "Dream", but I'm now in a stable place to work on any dream I can dream up.

    I was even able to help a long time friend find a new job after she lost hers. She just said that my confidence helped her out.

  219. Marifran Korb September 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    Congratulations on healing, and taking care of yourself. BRAVO to you for jumping back into a BIG game. Your example is inspirational.

    My dream is to heal from kidney cancer without surgery. While doing research and taking supplements, I have changed my diet and reached my ideal weight. At the same time, I am coaching clients and taking care of 90 year of parents-in-law. All the while, I am enjoying life. So, my dream may not seem big, it is all I can handle.
    Thank you for being all that you are.

  220. Aime Hutton September 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Hey Beautiful one! It was so awesome to meet you and do a photo at eWomen Network Conference in Dallas July 2012. It was a dream come true to meet YOU in person!

    Yes my dreams are still with me. Yes the being a speaker/presenter on the 'big stage' is still at the top of the list. Inspiring women to tap into their Wonder Woman power, to strut their stuff, dance their dance in the world! As well as other topics such as 'feel the fear and do what?', 'feathers and all' (about being unique and yourself), sharing my personal story that has just been published in a co-authored book called "Take Flight ~ True Stories of How Dreams Shape Our Lives". My chapter is "Looking Like a Dancer".

    I have a new dream. After Dallas, I had a boot camp retreat with my coach and have birthed a 'little sister' to Awakening Goddess called Wonder Girls Camp. This is for girls in elementary school age/jr high. To inspire and empower them to be bold, brave, and themselves. Doing different experiential, activities to uplift their self confidence/esteem, and so much more! So the dream is to have it go National in Canada first and eventually Global into the USA and Europe!

  221. Olga September 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia!
    Welcome back, I am happy to be on a team with you!)My deepest dream that has been coming up a lot as a theme in my life lately is finding a loved one. I feel like I want to tell this to you. I don't think I need an advice on how to achieve goals by now, but I'll be happy to hear your advice on relationships if you have something very deep and core,groundbreaking to tell me.
    Thanks a lot,
    Waiting for your response,

  222. Laurel Noddin September 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia. First of all, thank you for your inspiring message. Quite honestly I am not even sure what prompted me to play the video, but something did and I am glad I listened to my inner voice. My life seems to be in a state of confusion at the moment but I continue to hold out hope for a bright future. Well, perhaps a bright "present" since that is what really matters. For years I have been doing self help work with the intent to "find myself" and I certainly have my ups and downs. My journey began with The Secret, which led me to Abraham Hicks/Wayne Dyer/Mike Dooley and most recently a Course in Miracles. But I often find myself questioning all of my beliefs and allowing negative surroundings overpower me. My workplace is filled with negative people and attitudes. I come across to others as the cheerful co-worker but inside I feel the pull. And with the economy I am struggling to find a new job. I realize that I need to appreciate where I am before moving forward and I have tried so hard to look for the positive aspects and be grateful to be working. HereI am six years later with nothing to show; same job, same small apartment that I struggle to afford and same unhealthy on again off again relationship.

    I also have a beautiful daughter and friends and family who I love and that is what I need to focus on.

    My dream is to find work that I enjoy. I want to be happy and not worry about the future. I want to see the good in others and be grateful for all that I have. I want to trust in my own power and continue to be empowered by people like you during these "slump" days.

    So although you do not know me, I sincerely thank you for inspiring me and shining a light during this moment of darkness. I believe I pressed play for a reason.

    • Marcia Wieder September 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Im so glad you trusted yourself and that I was able to help. Thank you for your heartfelt post.

  223. BJ September 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Marsha -

    Change (metamorphosis) When a caterpillar is to be turned into a butterfly or moth, they turn into a gook within a chrysalis or cocoon and if opened early nothing will develop. Now that you are out of the gook of your chrysalis, it's time to fan those beautiful, colorful, butterfly wings and fly again - fully formed and ready! (DreamU Baltimore 2007)

    Dream: Serve in the Peace Corps
    WOW: I attended an introductory meeting last week and will complete application on 15 September 2012.
    Chances: YES! My qualifications fit their needs.
    Action: Am I ready and how soon?

    I am dreaming even knowing that my mother is dying and my father passed in February. His words to me were: Why wait? Do it now. Take care of what you need to and live your life - it's the only one you have.

    "To dream the impossible dream..." Don Quixote

    "Warm breezes touch you, colorful wings open to fly, beauty in new life"


  224. Clare Dreyer September 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Marsha!

    I am so excited you are back! I am looking forward to seeing you in Dallas in a couple of weeks.

    I am creating a new business to help me buy my way out of my day job! My new business is helping women who have had life kick them in the pants, start over with success using my 7-Step COURAGE formula!

    I have been working on this for a year. I have been doing workshops with great success. My goal is to have this as a VIP Mentorship program.

    I have 1 paid client so far and I want to have more. I am conducting a strategy session for 4 more potential clients this week. So...I am into action in a big way!

    I know your Dream Coach Certification will help me take this program even deeper to help my mentees move forward faster!

    I am glad you are back and I love hearing the zeal in your voice again!

    Thanks for the video and your transparency!

    See you soon!

    • Marcia Wieder September 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      yahoo for you. I am eager to spend time with you in Dallas.

  225. Terry September 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    My big dream is to start my own consulting business, to be a successful motivational speaker. My business will net one million dollars a year. I will have control over my own schedule and life and am motivated by the work I do. I will embrace each day!

  226. Lisa Beth and Matthew John September 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    So wonderful to hear such an authentic sharing. Thank you for your heart felt remarks and commitment to your work. We met you in San Francisco at your one day seminar, "Create Your Future Now", and spoke with you on the stage at lunch time. We gave you a CD of our 2012 Visionary Anthem at that time.
    We were very inspired by the workshop and want to stay in touch. Our dream is to inspire and uplift others through our offerings in the healing arts, performing arts, and community building efforts. We are the co-founders of the Global Soul Awakening Network, OneDreamOneTeam, and Modern Mayan Daykeepers. We would love for you to go to our website-modernmayandaykeepers.com and check out our Musical Meditations for Soul Awakening. We have our Mission, Vision, Birthing and and Bio's ("The Musical Medicine Woman", and "The Messenger") as Musical Meditations to listen to. We feel our work is very aligned with yours and we are wanting to collaborate with you, we are interested in attending The Wealthy Visionary Conference in February in LA. and would like to discuss how we can make that happen.
    Would you be willing to go to our website and check it out and listen to at least one Musical Meditation to get a flavor for our work? We have our vision statement set to a slideshow as a Musical Meditation, that would be a great place to start. We would love to hear from you as to how the Musical Meditations affect you. Looking forward to your response.
    Lisa Beth and Matthew John

  227. Marilyn Martineau September 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the jewels you shared. It is so refreshing to have you back!
    This tribe member needs support. I was at your SF class. And since then, have lost sight or given up or am not clear about my dream. Glad you are back, as I really need you.

  228. Debra Kasowski September 13, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,

    You have such an authentic and kind spirit! Healing takes time and your renewal and commitment is truly apparent. I would love to interview you to help spread your message!


  229. Esther Gallop September 13, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    It's been a long time since New Hampshire on retreat with Carol. I first met you when you spoke for Anne Newbury at a Mary Kay Leadership convention. Then I attended a Dream University in Rhode Island. You look great by the way! I love hearing your voice again and your committment. That Pink car is on it's way as we speak!!!! My dream is to change my focus in my business to buillding my team while keeping up with sales. I dream of having 200 Unit members. I currently have 90. I want women who see the dream and how to make them come true with this wonderful opportunity. Welcome back..............trust I will see more of you. Our Leadership Conference is in LA in January...........how cool is that? Love, Esther

    • Susan Manigan September 13, 2012 at 9:40 am - Reply

      I was in RI, too, Fabulous memories....fabulous learning! Susan

  230. Bethanny Crouse September 13, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia! So happy to have you back! Thanks for the email:) By the way, Isagenix partnered up with Make A Wish. I wanted to make sure you had heard this fantastic news!

  231. Maile Andrus-Price September 13, 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Thanks Marcia,
    Your sincerity was very apparent. Sending you love and light and blessings.

    You look FABULOUS! I love your hair longer and your skin looks GREAT!
    Take care now. Aloha, Maile

  232. yvonne September 13, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    Thank you for sharing your personal hurts. Happy to know All is Well and you are back in the Flow of Life.

    Thank you

  233. Hood September 13, 2012 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Great to hear from you after a long time. You look great and that makes me more excited and to start the Big Dream once again. Talk to you soon.

    Hood Alaidarus

  234. Cynthia Morgan September 13, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply


    Inspirational Message and thanks for the inspiration. I've been derailed for sometime but taking steps every day towards the dream of building a Community Action Center that will serves as a glimpse into the future of sustainability through architecture, food, music and art. Blessings.

  235. Susan Manigan September 13, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    So refreshing to have you appear in my Inbox! Hearing you made me realize that I had been missing myself. Thank you for reaching out and making the connection that we both needed. Thank you for being you! Susan

  236. Cecil H. Cox September 13, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for your video message Marcia. It was really nice to hear from you . I know what it is like to suffer grief of loss from a relationship. I am happy to see you bubbly and your usual old self. I have a big dream I will share with you in private if you e-mail me C. C.

  237. Nicole Kafka September 13, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Glad you're recovered and back. Astonishing how much longer recovery takes than we would like, isn't it?! (Both physical and emotional injuries) And how difficult it is to be patient. I have been experiencing this myself this summer.

    I truly hope you will plug in to me in future, any time you are in need. My heart, my shoulder, my strength, my talents are all here for you, always! We who are so strong must also accept that we are weak and needy - that it is all OK - more than OK, essential to our humanity - and goes together, and share our pain and vulnerability with those who love and strengthen us. As you have realized, this adds immeasurably to our lives, to their richness, and to our healing. Also, I hope to share your accomplishments, joys, and triumphs! Please know that I respect, honor and admire you and consider you a true friend, as I hope you do me.

    I look forward to seeing you next month at MOM, in San Diego

    As for me, after some delays and hiccups due to events out of my control, I am back on track toward my dreams. I start a 2-year acting program with William Esper at William Esper Studios (the top Meisner technique teacher in the world) on Monday. I have 4 (maybe soon 5) agents representing me free-lance for commercials and print. Within one week, I will have set up appointments to create legit acting and voice-over reels and will have enrolled in online sites for voice-over auditions. And I will have contacted potential new music directors regarding appointments (my prior MD of 4 years became too successful, busy and well known to stay with me at this point in my journey), so I can move forward on my singing career. I would commit to more - but one of the things I'm working on now, in a time of healing for me, is to be gentle and patient with myself, to not ask too much of myself, to take time to breathe, rest and heal.

    Much love!


    • Marcia Wieder September 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      You are an angel! Eager to see you soon. xom

  238. Norma Mercado September 13, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Maricia, thank you for being humble and sharing your experience with us. I had been experiencing the same thing with MY team, and you have inspired me to re-connect. I am really looking forward to seeing you next month in Dallas!

  239. Adriana Northzia September 13, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Marcia it was awesome heared you telling ur story. Sincronisim!!!!!!!
    Wellcome back and hurray for your Light
    Adriana Northzia

  240. Melissa Webster September 13, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia! I'm so glad you made it out to the other side and found your path back to happiness again.

    I've often said that timing is everything and wow, the timing of your video only reinforces the insane beauty of the Universe and its power in our lives. I too have been going through grief over a loss that completely derailed me, and only last night did I finally "wake up." And then here you are! Amazing!

    I'm a screenwriter and on April 6, 2011, I woke up in the middle of the night from a dream so inspired with this story laid before me, I immediately wrote a script that I finished in six days. It was a spec script written on pure faith and inspiration and love for the music from my favorite rock band. When I finished it, I went on a quest to get the script to the band and it led me to writing a full-out trilogy of spec scripts based on their music. For a year and a half, my quest took me on this incredible journey that brought me into the world of music and took me to so many crazy places I'd never been before. And I just went with the flow of the Universe with no plan, knowing it was leading me to something amazing.

    And through this meandering journey, I finally got my ideas to the band, only to have them take my ideas, cut me out of it with no credit or compensation, and apply it to a music album trilogy they're currently promoting. The betrayal threw me so off track, I've been derailed for six months, not just from a band I loved so much and felt such a connection to, because the scripts felt divinely inspired, but also the betrayal from the Universe itself, because I thought it was divinely protected as well.

    During the six month grieving period, I was still plugging away, trying to make big dreams happen, and it only threw me further and further into pain and failure I just couldn't seem to dig my way out of. My entire life had become stagnant with nothing moving forward and no progress at all, after an entire year of tangible progress. Nothing I did got me back into the right frame of mind, until I was completely surrounded by negativity and had no instincts at all, and I didn't trust myself to make a single decision.

    Last night, I finally realized I was mourning and not allowing myself to fully mourn the loss. So I sent up a call to the Universe to put me back on the path and show me the way out of where I was and towards where I wanted to be. To just show me the path and I would take that leap of faith again and trust it and just go with the flow of the Universe again, wherever it led me. It was like a miracle, this simple declaration. Suddenly, the weight lifted and things became clear again and I knew in my heart and my gut that the path was right on top of me if I just opened up to it. So now I'm waiting patiently for the clarity to move me forward again.

    Funny you should mention San Francisco and California specifically. Being stuck in the South, in a wasteland for creativity, the biggest dream I have at the moment is to just move away from here and go to California, primarily the California Bay Area. This seems like an easy solution, easily attainable, but at the moment I'm living with my mother with no income or resources, having sacrificed everything for these spec scripts and just making the dream of having them produced come true. So finding a way out of here is, in my life, a huge and lofty dream that will take some major help from the Universe to achieve.

    My dream is for one job offer and/or opportunity that moves me to California permanently. It's all I want at the moment. The second thing I want is to sell a script and/or get paid money to write. There is so much creative energy in California, I know just being in the middle of it will move my writing career forward, surrounding me with successful, creative people who propel me towards my own success. Creativity breeds creativity. Success breeds success.

    So now I'm asking the Universe to put me on that path and show me the way out of here and move me permanently to California, either the California Bay Area or the Los Angeles area. I know there are a million ways the Universe can make it happen. I'm only asking for one.

    Thank you so much for coming into my life at exactly the right moment and reinforcing the precarious path towards healing and moving forward I'd just now begun.

    With much love,

    • Walt Lofstrom September 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing! We are on similar paths 🙂

  241. Nancy September 13, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    wow Marcia...I felt that! Thanks for sending that second e-mail because I had not looked at the first one 🙂

    I'm starting my own dream right now and casted it out to all of my FB friends. I created a FB page for new venture and right before I published the page...I was shaking!! but I did it anyway 🙂

    Good luck to you and thanks for sharing your personal story...it sounded like a difficult time in your life...glad you're back 😉

  242. Rebecca September 13, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply


    Thank you for the inspiring message.


  243. Rita September 13, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Good hearing from you Marcia! I am in transition/recovering from lots of big loses. I am not sure of myself. Don't really know how or where to move forward. I just know that I can't remain where I am. I do know that I want to loose weight and get in good shape and be healthy; so that is my first big deam. I believe I will be more able to move forward from there.

  244. Doris September 13, 2012 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,

    You don't need to name-drop... you are impressive enough without that. To me, hard selling and name-dropping only detract. As you say, trust in yourself first.

    xoxo Doris

    • Marcia Wieder September 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. Actually, I was crediting my mentor and source of inspiration!

  245. Curt September 13, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Please---pretty please with sugar on it REMEMBER!! Every supposed failure is really just a wonderful opportunity for advancing your learning quotient. We learn far more from our failures and mistakes than from our successes! bien sante! Curt

  246. Deborah September 13, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    Lots of love to you for what you do and what you've been through-thanks for continuing to be an inspiration for us all!

  247. Robin Mooney September 13, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Dearest Marcia -
    Thank you for your authentic and transparent and inspirational message! I am moved by your "pubic" challenges in achieving your own dream. My dream is to help transform organizations to be more inspirational and serving places to work and serve. My friend, Lance Secretan has been a kep teacher but I have had my "challenges" and have been healing, learning to trust myself, re-connecting with my tribe - now for the resilience and ACTION - not sure what a WOW is, but I think it's what Tony Robbins would say MASSIVE ACTION - this week I will reach out to a colleague for a meeting to discuss my own coaching with their firm....stay tuned and much love and light to you!!!

  248. bev p. September 13, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    WOW, Marcia You look beautiful!! More real than I saw you last time, much more grounded and attractive! funny how those phases pare us down to our real selves, eh? and the name of your e-mail caught my attention. I know exactly where you've been. I've been there too and sometimes going into that chrysalis is not derailing, just totally necessary. You took the time you needed, no apologies necessary! You are still a leader in the chrysalis!
    I joined your tribe a year ago when I saw you in San Diego at the convention for Isagenix. I didn't know HOW to dream and I needed your energy in my life... because you see I had just come out of one those long dark nights which included loosing a parent, AND a lifelong best friend through death and a husband through divorce. So cut to the chase my dream is to merge my talents (and I'm told I have LOTS of them, I am a creative type) into a MEANINGFUL life. I know that sounds a bit vague right now but I know it means garnering or finding a group of like-minded souls who are both philanthropic and entrepreneurial. I'm still getting clear on that picture but it's a start where there was nothing before. I've been a gallery and studio tour artist and graphic designer. I'm good with organizing and have a pretty cool head. I love learning and building. I live alone in a semi-remote area of BC and that has been good for the last 5 years but I need a group to interact with that involves travel and doing projects that benefit others. I'm a bricks and mortar on the ground, get it done person! I know as I get more clear on what this looks and feels like it can come closer to reality so that is my journey for the next while. Danielle La Porte, "the Fire Starter Sessions", is having a fundraiser luncheon here in Victoria next month and I'm on the guest list so that is my first stepping back into a more public realm to meet others and connect, action step!
    Glad to see you back and engaging with the world again. Love to see you laughing from a genuine heart place.
    All the best!
    Bev P.

  249. Denise September 13, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    I am so tired of hearing about you, who you know, and what you do. I think you must be really lonely at the top reaching out to others who are bigger than you are. I grew up in LA and found that area to have the most narcissistic people. I believe at this time, we need to focus on each other, not on our own selfish dreams. I would love to hear about who you are helping that do not have anything to give to you.

    I was wishing I would hear something new from you. You can do more for society by accepting yourself and giving to others unselfishly. This focus on forcing your way to achievement does not lend itself to broadening the vision to including the whole.

    Without wholeness, we lose our connection with the Source that fuels all of life. Getting to the top in Beverly Hills or anywhere is highly overrated and achievable by only a few. What you do, breeds discontent and leads some to failure.

    I want to learn to be content with what I have and share my riches with the world. Honoring everyone for being the best of who they are and not needing to become anything more that my most authentic self.

    I wish you the best in becoming less of what you want and more of who you are. Lots of love...

    • Marcia Wieder September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your feedback. I can always learn from others. I was just trying to share my story and what I had learned. Im grateful that so many were touched by it...and I can always do better.

  250. Marllo Jauregui September 13, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I can't even define a dream for myself! I'm stuck in a messy divorce that I fight daily to not consume me. But, I am overwheled into a type of personal paralysis. So, I will read your steps daily, take action on them one by one, and allow this year of grief to take its course. You are very correct when you warn against isolation. It a life ender for a person going thru loss.

    Thank you for your message and may God bless your endevors

  251. Patricia Thompson September 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Marcia, I have been where you are. It does take time to grieve and to set new dreams and work just to pay the bills. Life is messy, but the sun does rise each morning and shines on us. So thanks for sharing and know that many of us are cheering you on. Blessings and good fortune to all dreamers, and may we change the world together.

  252. Walt Lofstrom September 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    So good to hear from you! ... and, how timely 🙂

    My big dream has been mentoring children, youth and adults to express their creativity through music, video and the performing arts.
    Having mentored Song-CAMP kids to boost their self-esteem as singer-songwriters, performers and recording stars (for nearly 5 years), I resigned from that in January ... to follow a bigger calling in partnership with a clergy colleague. Ironically after one year as of June, he pulled out of the partnership ... which left me feeling shipwrecked - where to go now that I have no mooring lines! … de-railed!

    A friend asked me to film a "Call 911" public service announcement for YouTube ... which is turning out to be just what I needed in terms of using my passion for helping others technically and compassionately!

    I've learned, too, that it takes time to heal from broken dreams and relationships ... a lesson, that perhaps like you, is easily forgotten.
    So, I applaud you for taking care of yourself ... for more than 3 months 🙂

    Also am so glad you posted the video and let us know how you're doing!
    My Big Dream: “To grow myself into a full production studio where I can be of maximum support to help others follow their dreams — expressing themselves creatively, through music, media and the performing arts.” (I’ve just tweaked my website, adding ‘media’, to better reflect that even larger dream).

    Many Blessings to You,

    • Melissa Webster September 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply


      Thank you for sharing and for your encouraging words on my own post. We do seem to be travelling through similar paths. I write about music for Huffington Post and am in contact with a lot of musicians and people in the music industry, and after my experience, it's good to hear there are still people in this industry who aren't completely greedy and selfish. Good luck in your endeavors and I hope you have a speedy, uplifting and successful career with your production company.


  253. Daphne September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia

    Welcome back.

    I have walked away from my career as it was starting to effect my health. I have started to meditate again and reconnect with my soul and authentic self. I am enjoying dancing and the voluntary work that I have become involved with.
    Somehow I need to create a goal and an income to live on. I feel in limbo at the moment so I am finding it difficult to define a dream for myself.


  254. Susan Grisanti Guitarist September 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I love what you are doing for people
    around the globe,
    This past year I've watched your videos
    & added some other things like EFT
    Tapping to my arsenal of survival tools,
    My brain is now rewired for success
    NO MATTER WHAT the circumstances
    look like. I used to buckle under pressure
    before & the biggest change I've noticed
    this past year is that I don't buckle under
    pressure as easily & that my creative
    brain keeps working no matter what
    the financial stress that's going on in
    my life. I really think this is one of the
    secrets of millionaires. Hopefully I'll
    soon find out! Love you girl! Susan

  255. Tantra Maat September 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I deeply appreciate your transparency. I would not say you are back 'for' us, but that you are back 'with' us. 'With' is so important during these times...a non-hierarchial paradigm where whose of us paying attention to what we are called to provide do it 'with' the people not 'above' or separate from.

    I walked up to you and asked you about your mentoring package and my experience was you blew me off...not saying that was the case. I closed the door as 'with another creating the new realities' is essential for me. I am not a consumer. I am a partner who respects people who have built a body of knowledge that makes a difference. You clearly have that. I appreciate and promote leaders that not only lead but share their own journey.

    I wanted to thank you for that. I am moved and touched. Your emails are a lot like mine to my people... my tribe...who have shared every ounce of my journey. There are miracles there. I pray it is not another coached sales gimmick because transparency requires authenticity. That is why I could watch an eight minute video.

    I will be at the conference in February, but am not aware of a way to partner with you there. I have a hard time working with anyone who does not realize the equality of another in themselves.

    I love you. I think and hope your people are safe with you and that you are not using them for your own gain but walking with them in a shared reality beneficial to all. If you are, there is magic afoot and I love the magic.

    Watching with great care and potential affliation your journey.

  256. Ayse September 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I am very glad to see you well come back. I am looking forward to connected with your work. I have question how did you recover yourself from bad relationship. Could you give me some tips pls where can I start to. I lost myself in life my self esteem too law. I can't reconnect myself.

    In advance many thanks.
    All the best wishes.

  257. Karen September 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    It's great to hear you're back, renewed and creating powerfully. Thank you for your powerful personal sharing and congratulations with your new successes!

    It's amazing how life's greatest challenges can transform us into even more amazing version of ourselves. Though certainly dark nights of the soul are not fun; they certainly are valuable.

    I have been out of work for 3 years after receiving back/spine injuries in a head on car accident. I really related when you talked about moving to LA to heal for 3 months and being surprised that it really took longer...I actually laughed because I could relate so much! I moved to LA to heal by the ocean after my accident. Thinking it would only take 3 months to heal and I'd be all better and moving on with my fabulous new life in sunny CA! HA! In reality, healing has taken me much, much longer.

    I've been here for 2 years now and am JUST now feeling well enough to go back out into the world and get back to work. Thank goodness I have healed and am able to work again!!! I'm now summoning all of my courage to move forward again. Never did I dream I would ever be out of work for 3 years in my entire adult life. Well here I am so grateful for my healing and grateful for my new new starting point today.

    One of the new dreams that has come up for me out of this experience is to learn to be a personal coach so that I can help encourage others who may be going through challenging times.

    Thank you Marcia. When I was literally in pieces, I found your writing about dreams. Even when I couldn't move forward physically, reading your empowering words encouraged me to stay strong and to explore my dreams. Your words brought me some hope and renewed positive thinking and inspiration.

    I have learned some powerful lessons in 3 years of healing my body, mind and spirit. I hope I can draw upon some of the wisdom I have gained along with more to learn and be a great coach for others some day.

    It's great to hear you are in SoCal:) If you have classes in the LA area I would love to know more!

    Thank you again Marcia!

  258. p September 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    hi welcome back and thank you for your honesty

  259. Karen Cannady September 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Welcome Back Marcia,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful energy and loving manner. I admire you for your vision and strength.
    I also appreciate your allowing us to share our big dreams with you.
    My big dream/mission is for all pools and hot tubs to be super healthy; No Chlorine, No Bromine, and No Salt Water Chlorinators.
    Chlorine byproducts are not only harmful to the swimmer but also the animals the plants, and the innocent bystander. Your neighbor’s pool, the hotel pool, the pool at your gym, or your very own pool may be negatively affecting your health.
    I intend to let the world know there is a viable alternative in spite of the fact that the chemical companies want me to just be quiet and go away. It doesn’t matter to them that it works and it’s better for the consumer.
    That’s my relatively newly discovered mission. I’m passionate about it and I hope to start a serious movement.
    Love & light,

  260. Mark September 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    I have read the occasional email but I don't know you and I haven't enrolled in any of your courses but I felt totally connected to you watching your sincere touching video apology to your Tribe.I think that's what I'm looking for a tribe to belong to!

    I admire you because you are out there living your dream.

    Take care and breathe,



  261. Chris September 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Wow, Marcia, thank goodness you're back! Missed your bright energy. I'm writing an ebook and looking forward to helping a lot of people with it!

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  263. Lynnea Hagen September 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Dear Marcia,
    I SO needed to hear this from you! It's good to have you back! God bless you! I've had so much that's hit me in the last year--including the recent death of my dad...and I'm taking some time off for my healing.
    It's onward and upward for us!
    Much love,
    PS--I like the new hair!

  264. Lynnea September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    One more piece about what you mentioned. Thank you for your transparency and honesty. It gives us permission to be more vulnerable and real as well. I'm reminded that I sorely need a tribe. I was so connected many years ago to a wonderful tribe of "brothers" and "sisters". Most have died or moved away. I'm starting to create a new one, mainly of other coaches, and am thinking it's time to re-connect with my fellow Dream Coaches. We're so heart-connected....and thanks to you, we DC's have that tribal connection with each other.

  265. Beverly September 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I am glad that you are back. I have not been living up to my promise. I am still running from one thing to the next.
    I hope I can get back on track . Thank you for helping people who need your help, love and support.


  266. Eva Suarez September 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Dear Marcia,

    God will bless you more for being so honest with yourself and everything that transpired during your "disconnection". Thank you so much for sharing it and the lessons you've learned from this "temporary break off".

    Wish you all the good things that life had to offer and trusting to hear more from you.. Please know that men is not governed by the laws of men alone but, men are likewise governed by the rules of God. God bless and keep you safe in His loving arms always.

  267. Poma September 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Starting a new chapter of life takes patience, planning and often involves tears. Thanks for sharing a bit of your story. I hope to get to a new phase by mid-October. 😉 here's to closing one chapter and starting anew!

  268. Kris Becker September 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    My dream is to write & publish my childrens books.

  269. Linda Braaschl September 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    So glad to hear news from your path. Thanks for sharing yourself so honestly. When I met you at "Create Your Future Now" I was taking the very first step toward my vision/dream. After attending all of your workshops over the last 18 months, I am living the dream! I love my work, am making an important contribution, being of service by leading tranformation in my workplace and doing the things I love and am best at every day! You helped me launch a much bigger version of myself than I knew existed. The dream (and I) just keep getting bigger. Thank you.

  270. Suzanne Waligore September 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Marcia-thank you for the courage to step up and share. i have been one of the one's holding back and experiencing my terror. Now, I am thinking that i am becoming a trail brazer for the women who are behind my and are wanting to "go over the mountain" and simply need to know where the trail lies.

  271. Dory Willer September 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Marcia - walking your talk, that's integrity! Now that the healing is complete, you're ready for a new level of soaring and I'm eager to see you do just that!

    be well and thrive!


  272. Greg Writer September 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    We love you and all you do! Thanks

  273. Cyd September 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    So glad to see your smiling face again! I have had some set backs (aka derailments) with finishing my website due to investors lack of faith in my idea, my website designer canceling on me this week, lack of funding and recently having to move in with family due to my roommate and very dear friend having a serious life meltdown and moving out of state. I still want to make my website a reality, but struggle when it feels as though so much is going wrong. How do we get the courage to press on through so many struggles?

  274. Lisa Layne September 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Great video! I am going for my dream to be full time mother and part time student.

  275. Gloria September 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply


    Really powerful stuff! I have been holding back in withdrawn mode in an attempt to cope. It is so true that we really need to be with our tribe at such times. I hope the personal video response to express offers some relating that helps you heal as well as to see the huge impact you are making in our lives! thanks for being a real inspiration & being real!

    I will take the step towards connecting with the tribe and being real too!

  276. kylin coulter meyer September 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing! I am in transition with my personal life and even though I'm not losing sight of my dream I have felt like I haven't been in touch with myself. Now I understand why! It was also a great reminder for me to not try to increase my dream now, but rather to give myself the time to heal and just focus on staying on the course.
    Thank you!

  277. Ebony September 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marsha, My dream is to be Shemar Moore's everything, His friend his girlfriend his wife for life. I would like to make my night time dreams come true. Every time I lay down and go to sleep it's always Shemar and I doing things together. Not sexual things but like other things couples do. Like walks on the beach cooking food together eating in a nice place and so on. This man has my heart and doesn't even know me. I would like to get to know him and return the feelings hes given me.

    thanks for sharing this video. It's coming to me in a time in my life that I'm going through the loss of a home and trying to find another. I've been looking for 3 months and haven't found anything as of yet. It's depressing.. I don't want to give up though. It's not my style. Thanks again. Keep in touch. Ebony C

  278. Tara September 14, 2012 at 12:29 am - Reply

    First off, "don't cry for me Marcia Wieder" (think of the Madonna's "don't cry for me Argentina" the Evita tune while you read that Lol)!

    I just wanted to say thanks for helping to inspire me to stay on the path of opening my own store. Many aspects of it seem extremely daunting, but I know it is something I have been wanting for a long time now and I jus have to do it if I want to leave corporate world behind!

  279. Cynthia September 14, 2012 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Hi Marcia,

    Welcome back! I too was derailed last year, lost my job, moved to the beach to lick my wounds and re-group. Almost a year to the day for me too I began to wonder why am I here. I'm now in the process of moving again to a place where I can live a dream that I've kept dormant for years. I'm a potter and am coming out of the studio at last to get back into the art community and begin to sell my work. It's time to become a professional artist and focus on making a real business from something that has been a fantasy since I was 15 years old. Thank you for sharing, especially John Gray's wise advise. It helps put this year in perspective. Looking forward to what's in store for me now!
    Much love,

  280. Bill Rossitto September 14, 2012 at 4:07 am - Reply

    Hey Marcia,

    I am so glad to hear from you. I have thought a lot about you lately. The part of your message that most resinated with me was how important it is to stay connected to our support group. This point was brought home to me with a sledgehammer when you emailed us last month with the tragic news of the passing of my good friend, Kimberly Caine. I had last spoke to her in May and had no idea what she was going through.

    As you know, she was a beautiful human being who was passing on your teachings like she was on steroids. I can't stop wishing that she had reached out to one of the many people who love her so much.

    This last year has been a time of transition for me as well as I have been going through a divorce. I am now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. During the dark times, I have always found inspiration and hope from my fellow dreamers.

    I love you and look forward to seeing you and the gang next month.

  281. Maureen September 14, 2012 at 4:31 am - Reply

    It is OK and necessary to grieve.
    Glad you are back. We waited for you!!!

  282. Maryjane September 14, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Welcome Back!

    I lost my mother last summer and I was her caregiver for most of my adult life. I call it the 365 days of "firsts" when you experience a great loss. Then gradually the "juices" start to come back and you start your next journey.. You also realize you were never alone..

    We were all just quietly waiting.. Now make some noise!

  283. Dawn Blankenship September 14, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I have spent my whole life wanting to feel wanted.. Bit that is possible when you don't even want yourself... I still have not found that special swine but trying to find myself ... Now 50 and training for a 5 k race... My goal is to win of course... This is just one goal... More to follow...

  284. marsha smith September 14, 2012 at 8:32 am - Reply

    my big dream is to create a place for people to heal. it is a place were many healing modalities are used, people will stay on the land and guide each other in re-turning to health and wholeness. as i head toward this goal i will move from my current location to someplace warmer, do energy work and really do what i love. be with people i love and just be happy and full of love.

  285. Rain Adams September 14, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Welcome back! I'm excited about what's next.

  286. Donna September 14, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply


    Welcome back! This video message has come at a most appropriate time. I do want to say that I do see a difference in you, a rejuvination in spirit and energy (and a lot of growth). This past year has been my most difficult one since my car accident, lots of change and I have felt 'lost', most especially in the last six months. You put a lot of yourself into this most recent video and it really resonated with me! Thank you so very much! You said it better - I have been feeling disconnected and only in the past several days feel I am making some progress at finding my way back. It has meant chunking things down a great deal and taking smaller steps, but it also means rejoicing in my small successes and victories (past and present). I am also so incredibly grateful for the support and concern of family and friends! This video has touched me profoundly - thank you again for sharing your experience! All I can say is WOW and welcome back!.

    Big hug and with much love and respect,

    Donna Rehn

  287. DONNA AMES September 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia - good to see your upbeat smile & posative encouragement again : ) i REALLY LOVED your class this past winter, and really missed it when it was done. I was So Much more upbeat then than i am now - i guess kinda got DeRailed as you say - i am very glad that you found your way thru the yuck to where you are now... i feel that if only there were a way to get the money i need to put into some of my dreams, i could make them work - but finanacially i feel like we are stuck in so many ways - but dont have the $ to change it - we have been digging out and gotten somewhat caught up, but now with my husbands major work season coming to a slow down - we are feeling the squeeze again of not having enough $ to go round - and what did i get out of this year towards my goals and dreams - not too much, and now things are slowing down again, so it aint feeling too favorable for me again...i am SO APPRECIATIVE & THANKFUL for EVERYTHING & EVERYONE I/We have in our life, and even for the hell we had to go thru in the past 7yrs - because thru it all we had BLESSINGS & LESSONS, but oh how i NEEEEEEEED a break - i so need to just catch a break 4 me so that i cna get out of this Trap i feel like i am in within myself - i have Soooooo much to share and gifts to bring, but cant seem to get anywhere - it is So Very Frustrating! and when you talk about needing at least a year to heal from a substantial loss - oh man, that hits home, cuz i have had so many losses, loved ones, my career do to health, people in my life (like community) that i thought loved & respected me - ha!!!!!! oh my list goes on & on.... anyway - if you have a ray of sunshine to send my way - i'd sure Love it... So Glad you are feeling all back on top - sending you Blessings & Love,

  288. Shirley Cavaco September 15, 2012 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Marcia, the derailment took my breathe away in 2007 when my niece was murdered by her ex-boy friend. My vision of opening a financial service office with my family crumbled. It took me about three years to "wake up". (2yrs were court proceeding) I thought I didn't want to pursue my mission to help people again because of the huge responsiblity. Needless to say, I was looking at a blank canvas. I had to start with baby steps to figure out how to restart and if I really wanted to start again.

    I have slowly started painting a vision, it's not clear but I put a little more on it each time I write it out. I want to be able to define my dream so I know why I'm working at it again. I fear that I will never see it clear enough to achieve it and to put the fire of passion again. I want to achieve it faster and by May 2013. I currently working on getting my licenses. I have decided to relaunch on October 13th, 2012. Any thoughts on how to get past the fear of loss? Also I wanted to thank you for this message..it reminded me restarting is ok.

  289. Jacqueline Hadden September 15, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Hello Beautiful!

    You are radiant and your shift is beaming from your eyes! I loved the video, but especially feeling the energy of your groundedness in person. What a beautiful thing it is to know you, and watch such consciousness guide you. You truly are a powerful and beautiful woman...from the inside out! I Love you Marcia!!!

  290. Kristin September 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Hello Marcia!

    It's refreshing to see you back. I always believe that the enemy wants us to regress from our dreams in order to keep us from progressing forward in our most successful moments. I am so happy to hear you have overcome that struggle. I myself am seeing great progress in my dreams to inspire others and lead them on a path to successful health and vitality. It is a rough trail to tread when there is so much resistance. I know I am fortunate though that so many inspiring leaders have paved the path before me and made it less complicated. My dream is to join those who have accomplished such great success in my company that I am proud to call home and bring many with me. I have seen how much of an impact this wellness revolution has made on many lives including my own, and I have been very fortunate to gift others with the same experience. My dream is to continue on this path to enjoy the abundance it brings and share that inspiration with many who share the same goals as myself. I seek those who wish to join me always and believe I have what it takes to make a difference in this World.

    Thank you Marcia for this campaign. It is indeed powerful!

    Blessings to all of our success!


  291. Jodi September 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing Marcia! I have been stuck in the same place for quite a while because I am scared to try the wrong thing and fail. My goal is to let go of this fear and move forward!

  292. Lorane Gordon September 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia, I sat near you at Experts last week on a few occasions. I'm sorry we weren't able to work together while there, but I'm happy to connect with you now.
    Your video was very inspiring and so honest. I appreciate your words as I lost contact with my people because of a personal fall that caused me to feel like a fraud. I'm back now too and thrilled I was able to be at experts last week.
    Let's stay in touch,

  293. Nadine Fairbanks September 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Welcome back, Marcia.

    I have enjoyed hearing from you and your upbeat messages. I too would love to help people attain their personal dreams. I love the suggestions you give us on how to do this.

    Yes, healing takes time. One needs plenty of self care and plenty of supporting friends around us. But, when we are done with the mourning and get to the healing, we receive so many gifts from God - like understanding, a greater compacity to love, empathy, a desire to go on in life creatingt a better, much productive life. LIfe is richer and deeper and fuller. I will be anxious to see that you have learned all of these in the past year.

    Keep up the good work. I am anxious to see these 1 million dreams come true!

  294. Donna Dawley September 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Glad you are doing better and "you're back!" Good luck with the TV Show - I know it has been a roller coaster ride getting that done, but I look forward to watching it!

  295. Laura Armentrout September 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I have attended one of your talks a couple of years ago and love your spirit. i also ran into you at the bar area at the Mosaic about 5 months ago and wanted to talk, however, you were really in a meeting at the pool area and didn't want to disturb you. I'm very much in a transitional period of my life with my only son off to college. It's all good for him as he is an amazing and passionate young man. Im starting a blog based website about decisions/transitions concerning relationships. The name is fantastic and Im on my 3rd revision with a web designer. Im excited but also stuck as Im needing creative, enthusiastic people to work with me to launch to. I believe that marketing is usually key. I would be very interested in flying out and meeting with you if you would be interested in kicking around ideas as to the best way to approach this. My demographic is women ages 37ish-65. Everyone I have talked to about this idea, simply loves it! I live in Ladue Mo. but am at the Mosaic every month for a few days. i just left there on friday.I enjoyed receiving your email and so happy you are back on track..no surprise there!! Hope to hear from you...Best, Laura Armentrout

  296. Melissa September 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Wow! You have lost weight! Good going Isa Buddy!
    My dream is to be in the dive travel industry. I have an opportunity in Nov. at DEMA in Las Vegas. I am hoping to put my best foot forward when I meet with the owner of World's Best Dives.

  297. Charlotte September 17, 2012 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Welcome Home Marcia,

    Lovely to see your smiling, happy face again but missed the dogs presence - funny the little things we remember.

    My dream is to start writing poetry again and get some of my previous work published. I took the first step about 5 weeks ago by having a very special poem framed with a great background and was very happy with the result.

    I have around 30 poems written around 20 years ago. One was published in U.S.A. and a few in a soft covered book in the local library.

    I want to write a new set of Nursery Rhymes which are more gentle, inspiring and educational for the young ones and also write inspiring poetry about LIFE.

    I don't have much spare time as my husband has been very sick and is recovering but needs a lot of help and support.

    Anyway, I'll keep trying and am very grateful to have you as Tribe

    All the best,
    My problem is I don't like the limelight and haven't really tested how good or acceptable my work is.

  298. Charlene DeLuca September 17, 2012 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I completely understand what you're saying Marcia. I am going through a separation and I really don't want to talk to ANYONE!! I'm realizing more and more that what I'm feeling is the need to grieve the loss and to give myself time. Thanks for the video! It is wonderful to see your face! Makes for more of a connection!

  299. Charlene DeLuca September 17, 2012 at 5:36 am - Reply

    And YES!! Welcome Back!!! Take care and keep dreaming!! I'm finally learning how to dream and it feels good. Strange, but good. 🙂 All the Best Marcia! Charlene

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  301. Connie September 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Hi, Marcia,
    Loved the video!
    I'm a lady "of a certain age" who in the past 3 years has experienced job loss, and consequently, had to declare bankruptcy and had my home foreclosed on. Since I'd always considered myself to be an independent, self-sufficient, and SUCCESSFUL single woman, I had to mourn the image I had of myself. When I emptied my home, I kept pictures and treasured keepsakes, and then gave everything else away...I mean EVERYTHING. That was a very good thing. I have traveled unencumbered these past few years with the knowledge that things are things...if I need more things, the world is full of them and I can get more if I like.

    There were good parts to my "crash and burn".

    With my village, I raised two amazingly wonderful kids...my son, Alex, and my daughter, Diana...both educated, independent, married to great spouses, and raising my beautiful grandchildren. They are my heart. They are what matter.

    After the BK 3 years ago, I moved in with my dear Mom. My younger brother and I care for her (she'll be 85 in a few weeks) since she can no longer be left alone because of physical frailties. But she's sharp as a tack mentally. I hang out with her a lot, and we have a lot of fun together. I'm the family historian and have put together a sizable family history on Ancestry.com. I grill my Mom regularly, and the info she provides me has gone into the family archives. I just sent away for her DNA genealogy history.

    After I was laid off from my last job, I decided to collect SS, and that I would stretch out my unemployment benefits as long as possible. I also collect a small pension, so some money has come in. This has given me the opportunity to THINK. Something I'd never had time for, not really. Multi-tasking at my demanding jobs, multi-tasking as a single Mom, and just multi-tasking on a personal level because it became a habit and a way of life for me. Along with the grinding halt of this way of life, there came a time of beating myself up for every bad decision I'd made along the way....poor parenting, bad money mistakes, failed relationships, avoidance of relationships, not being able to overcome chronic depression, not trying to have fun in life....and on, and on.

    As I looked at my life, I realized that I did want to return to work, but not in any of the kinds of jobs I'd held before because I needed to put food on the table for my kids. I'd worked in management, supervision, and human resources...and the more I thought about it, the more I realized I hated this kind of work and never wanted to do it again.

    At 66, I WANT to work at something that allows me to share about my life experiences...as a single Mom, what I've learned from my money blunders and how to avoid the "cow pies", dealing with depression and other life challenges. And to do it with passion, compassion and humor, yet keeping it real. I knew that I wanted to have my own business using the internet, and that I want to earn a very good income (I spent all my money on my kids, sending them to private schools, etc.) since I never really saved enough for retirement. I didn't have time to think about retirement. My daughter always tells me, "Mom, you always need a project!" She's right, but now my project is to be in a business where there's no "glass ceiling", where I can express myself freely, meet interesting people, and have an interchange of exciting ideas and dazzling possibilities, and to work at making them real!

    My life changed when I attended Brendon Burchard's High Performance Academy by sheer accident. I'd done research on the internet to learn how I might start a business online, and found Brendon's site. In the coming months I received his emails, and finally an offer I couldn't resist...get his book for free (well, pay shipping), and be one of 1st 1000 to get a FREE ticket to his event. I went and was blown away. That was November, 2011. In May, 2012, I paid to go to Experts Academy, and knew that I'd found my path. At EA, Brendon introduced us to Jeff Walker of Product Launch Formula, and I bought the program. Since May, I've been studying the course, participating in a Mastermind, and working on setting up my domain name, webhosting, and WordExpress for blogging. I'll be attending Jeff's PLF live event in October. I don't even know what my product will be yet, but I'll be doing a Seed Launch...probably in November to find out what the market wants, and then creating it.

    I can't even believe I've said all this, but I've made a lot of other businesses successful and profitable. Now I'm working on doing it for ME!

    Dreams: Successful, profitable internet business that I can do from anywhere in the world, travels with my kids and grandkids, lots of new friends and relationships, learning new and life expanding stuff, dancing, singing, laughing, growing.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share this with you,

  302. Betty Liedtke September 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Welcome back, Marcia!
    I have just returned, too. I got back this afternoon from my second trip to Uganda, where I was working on my this-can't-possibly-really-happen dream of building a Miracle Village that will be a safe and supportive community for young women who want to get out of the life of prostitution in which they are now trapped. We (my Ugandan friend Tabitha and I) visited the recently-purchased land where it will be built, we met with people (angels who are on our Dream Team) who will help us with building and supervising, with training and education, with healthcare and spiritual care, and more. People in both the U.S. and Uganda are stepping forward to assist in many, many ways. (We even met a doctor from Uganda on the plane as we were returning to the States, and she is interested in helping, too!)
    We also visited the girls who before had no hope for any other life than prostitution, and they are now starting to dream of a better life and future. They know we mean what we say and we're not going to abandon them. This dream of ours is bigger than anything I've ever imagined before, but it's a dream I know we are going to achieve.

  303. Vivien Gay September 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    So good to see you back - still getting back myself - work is great and I am back in the saddle with a great winery and traveling internationally which I love for them. Still have a ways to go with other areas , but I am nearly there!
    Welcome back!

  304. Carol Savage September 18, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Your fresh appearance is most refreshing, Marcia!
    I happily noted your assymetrical hair style immediately.
    When you brought your energy to Saint Louis a year plus ago- as when you spoke for Dexter Yager's Free Enterprise- my feeling was that the pixie style was cute on you, but lacking energy. This cut is lively, more elegant and suited to a woman executive. A great step forward in reinventing yourself!
    My WOW is that since spring's relentless software challenges, I lost my daily routine of recording new contacts and ongoing business relationship developments. I sit here today to regroup and update my file, adding as much of the backlog as I can recreate, and returning to daily entries. Thus before I leave town Monday I will have completed that.
    And I will finish and share a calligraphy jpeg of The Prayer of Jabez. Would you also like that file?
    The river rock I selected at your workshop sits with the ink I am using onmy lettering table. Thanks for that memory. It is alive and well! 🙂

  305. Daphne September 18, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    What a touching, *real* video. I am very moved and now rethinking a lot of things in my life after watching. Thank you for this important message, Marcia. It bears re-watching. You are an inspiration. And as for me, I need to get back in the driver's seat of my own life again. Thanks to you, I will.

  306. Marj Shaw September 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    My dream is to research and find an 'intentional community' of like minded people.

  307. Patricia Sanderson September 19, 2012 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Wow Marcia. Welcome back. I've missed you. Thanks for this message - I needed that - I've just failed to qualify for something I wanted I I needed the boost you just gave me.

  308. Grace Albaugh September 19, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I'm new here but it's good to see you with so much renewed energy and redirection. We all have times when we get a bit off track but, as you know, that can just be temporary. Looks like you are full of new vim and vigor. Wat to go.


  309. Zahira Herter September 20, 2012 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Lovely Marcia,

    you win more than what you had though before, It is wonderful
    how open you are talking about yourself and the healing processus.

    My partner and I are doing the training with Edward Mills, as we got no answer from you. And we went lately to a channeling seminar, after that continued the voyage to Brussel to show and share Roland my best and trustful friends. It was short but all this together is making a beautiful positive change in our partnership, our development. So thank you for coming back with and via another dimension you purify too 🙂
    I share with you my love, respect and give you later more infos about my dream. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly, if you wish.

    Best regards from Tegernsee

  310. Michelle Sanchez September 20, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia!
    I have never seen you looking so vibrant, happy and excited and I have known you for a long time! You have changed the lives of so many people over the years, including mine, and you have coached, mentored and supported us through the most difficult challenges in our lives. In the process, you have built a large community of grateful individuals and coaches who love and respect you and are here to support you through the challenges of YOUR life! Sometimes we need to be reminded of who we are and the difference we have made in the lives of others. All you have to do is look at all the people in the dream community to know the difference you have made and you will see how important it is to continue your work! I have found that there is tremendous healing in helping others and I hope that you will find that too! I am excited to see what's next for you and for the dream community! I know it is going to be fabulous!
    With Love & Gratitude,
    Michelle Sanchez
    Certified Dream Coach

    • Marcia September 26, 2012 at 7:32 am - Reply

      what a beautiful and heartfelt message. thank you!

  311. Diana September 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks Marcia for you heartfelt video. My dream is to meet the man of my dreams (still plan on that even at my age!) and live happily ever after! In the meantime, I plan on serving women by being the best wardrobe consultant I can be. Thanks for encouraging us to go for our dreams.

  312. Nelly Lizarazo September 21, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Hi, Marcia. I'm so happy you're back. I've been following you through your books, interviews and recently I joined to Dream University and Million Dreams web sites. I lost my job about a year ago and it's not being easier to get hired again. Few months ago I had an offer I thought it was very good, and I was very excited about the new begining, but it didn't happen at the end, they never gave me a reason. Now I'm back on track, feeling enthusiastic and hopeful again. Watching your video and listenting over and over againg what you have to say gives me more courage and faith. Thank you very much for being back.

  313. Silvia Egger-Gundevir September 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia,
    I am happy your back and full of energy again. Thanks for being so pure and authentic.
    It is also to my experience that a loss or big change certainly needs a year to be "digested".
    Welcome back

  314. Lynda September 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Hi Marsha,
    welcome back, and thank you for being so real. It really helps. My dreams are to dance and perform well again, even though I am way past the age for ballet dancers. My second dream is to write a book about where adult dancers can go for classes, where to stay, eat, buY dance supplies...in NYC.

  315. Sharon September 27, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    I was moved deeply by your message, your invitation, your life story and wisdom gleamed from your own derailing, Marcia. I feel I have derailed myself for so many years I've lost count, and yet when I sit with this feeling I see that my greatest dream not realized is that I haven't let myself be myself. It's a big one. I have many dreams I wish to hold and cherish and make real. They all essentially come down to this... really letting me shine as me! Even as I write that in creeps the big D (the derailer!), telling me I need a clear, concise, formed dream. I need a much more detailed and BIG dream. So there you have it, sweet D. I long to be beautiful, incredible, simple ME, living the life that is easy, natural, and united with myself! With endless love and joy to you, dearest Marcia.

  316. Jo September 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia. You are a great inspiration when we get derailed. I lost someone close 3 months ago and it seems like I'm over it but now I have a debilitating health problem which cuts the number of hours I can work in a day to about a quarter. I'm struggling to see how to get back on track unless I find a solution to that. I'm looking forward to your emails and hoping to see some good ideas in there.

  317. Caroline September 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Hi Marcia, you so sspoke to my soul. I know and hear everything you are saying. I tend to isolate. I know I can not go it alone. I need others to succed, yet, when it comes down to the little things I know I need to take action on, I stop short. I tell myself I am doing it again, if only I would just keep moving frowaryd with what it is I know I need to do to get me one step closer to my goals. In the back of my head I have this impending feeling of the "other shoe dropping". And I know it won't be the end of the world and I know I will make mistakes and have set backs. I feel like I sabotage myself with the simplest non-actions. Am I trying to be too perfect or not wanting to make mistakes? I have everything I need and the right people in my life to help with succeed. I am my biggest obstacle.

  318. Annemaree Wise September 29, 2012 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Thank you Marcia I have two relatively short term goals.The first is to visit England while the Wimbledon Tennis tournament is on in June 2013. To afford to attend every day. To Qualify for our Neways Diamond Adventure Holiday to Sabah Borneo in October 2013.I might say I have no savings to start me off yet.I need some inspiration. Thank you for your talk it helped me.

  319. Araceli September 29, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Marcia for this wonderful message. I am currently going through a very difficult breakup so I connected 100% with your story. I'm feeling derailed too! I live in CT and really don't like the cold weather. I'd like to move somewhere warmer that I can make the income I do here. I've got a Master's degree in Business, I'm also a Reiki master so I'm a healer by nature (Only it's been a challenge to heal myself)! I have so many ideas but I just don't know where to begin. Everytime I start I get stuck! Then of course there's the doubts that cloud the mind and all the reasons why I can't just pick up and go somewhere else! I'll keep looking out for more of your inspirational messages b/c I know I too will "wake up" and get moving!

  320. stefan verna September 29, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    thank you again and again marcia for your honesty. i've been going through a painful break-up since May and i've lost my way many times since then. Its hard for me to find happiness right now but everyday i try to appreciate a moment of joy to comes my way. I took your Successful Dreamer course this summer with Shift Movement and it energized me, kept me focus on what was most important in my life and has help me not take any destructive path in dealing with this romantic seperation.

  321. Theodor Bogdan September 30, 2012 at 11:47 am - Reply

    hello, sweet Marcia, i am an "old" looser from Bucharest, R.(i'm 52, married 2 children). After the death of my father,i was fired.
    So ,hearing You,Your story resonated with my toughts,and I decided to thank You for Your sincerity and for Yours encouraging Quotes, ideeas.Yes, I feel down and out and I need time ,energy and faith and inspiration in order to reinvent me, because i am very tired and all my last 15 years looked senseless,stolen by a savage society.
    So, what's to do ?

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  323. Brian Thompson October 4, 2012 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Welcome back Marcia!!! It's wonderful having u back and hearing ur human story that we can relate to. Yes, u r human; wonderful but not infallible. I'm the guy that asked you if u could handle my great anxiety, depression and ADHD and my terrible focus. I laughed when u gasped for air and said that u r not a therapist but u could help me calm down and get focused on my dreams. My anxiety has improved, I have a dream team, and I am writing my book! My problem is that my focus gas gotten even lower. My BIG MILLION $ Question is how many tips for improving focus do you have for me please PLEASE!?

  324. Adriann October 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    My dream is to live as an example to help others live a healthy lifestyle through movement and exercise and a balanced diet. I want to help people to take responsibility for their health and also for the health of our planet. I do not know yet who I am going to help or how specifically, but I feel that will be revealed to me at the right moment. Thank you for all of your encouragement in achieving our dreams!

  325. Sylvia Michiels November 15, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Thank you, Marcia, for your personal message on healing and dreaming.
    I just moved from CA to the Metro DC area to further my mission to help change the health care system to our people's advantage, not for an outdated system that is clearly broken and needs a massive overhaul.
    People laugh at me or roll their eyes knowing this is a MASSIVE TASK.
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    I personally experienced many of the challenges the system is not addressing in an affordable, sensible way. However, I have also discovered many new ways to approach health and health care, at a considerable savings of dollars, lives and time lost when health is compromised. I am looking for a network to join of like-minded people so we can move on this dream ASAP. Thanks for your inspiration or any ideas you have on this issue.

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