Choosing the Life You Were Born to Live-Available for Purchase


Choosing the Life you Were Born to Live by Chris Sopa published by Balboa Press is now available!  Click here to purchase your copy!

Once you become aware of a thought that is limiting you in one way or another, you then have the power to change it.

The thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us create our reality.  That reality is the matrix in which we make choices that affect our life and our level of joy every day.  Through her compelling personal stories, humor and the vulnerable nature in which she shares pieces of her own life, Christine Sopa guides you on a journey of self-discovery where you will learn to use the power of your thoughts to achieve joy in an ever changing world.

All of us have come to a point in our lives where we know we can look back but never go back.  At this point, it is imperative to be able to see the bigger picture of your life, to understand that you deserve and have the power to create the world around you as you want it to be and that guidance is available to all of us every step of the way.  All we have to do is learn how to listen.

On this journey of self-exploration, you will learn to understand what barriers keep you from overcoming your deepest fears, how to use your emotions as a guide in making choices and finally understand why you do and don’t make the choices you do in your life.

“Choosing the Life You Were Born to Live” gives away the secret to believing in yourself, how to make choices that will honor your highest path in life and why life shows up the way it does.  If you are ready to transform your life once and for all, then this is the journey for you!  Click here to purchase your copy!

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This is Crazy! This is Crazy!

Today I decided to take a step back and write about what I am seeing going on around me in our world and hopefully give you a few tips on how to deal with all of the chaos.  The only word I can use to describe it is CRAZY!  Crazy people, crazy events and crazy happenings!  The phrase I have said over and over again this week is, “What is WRONG with these people!” Not to be offensive, of course, but the level of insanity I have seen over the last several weeks is astounding.  I have seen tantrums in public places (by adults!), unruly teenagers doing really dangerous things, crazy drivers on the road only thinking of themselves, world events that are making me cringe and people who have run a pattern of lying and manipulation finally coming to the end of their rope because their old pattern is no longer working to get them what they want.

In the midst of all of this craziness, you have to learn and know how to navigate it all and most importantly, maintain your center…or as I like to say, maintain calm in the middle of chaos.  It is not important what is going on around you but how you are responding to it.

First off, be an observer of not only what is going on around you but of yourself.  As you live your life, you want to be a participant AND an observer, asking yourself constantly, “What is going on here and why?”  Watch your reactions, your feelings and what is going through your mind.  Is it working for you and making you a better person?

Secondly, be present…Stay in the now.  Don’t future think or past think.  What you put your attention on expands so make sure you have your attention on good feelings and the things you want to manifest in your life.  Allow all feelings to come up – fear, anger, frustration – and just be aware of the feelings.  Don’t push them down because you don’t want to feel them…they have a purpose.  Those feelings are there to show you what part of your life needs healed.  Stay present and allow life to guide you to what your next step will be.  Notice what, who and where takes your power.  You know you have lost power when your feelings change from good to bad.  Consciously call your power back when your realize this and take some kind of action.

Third, protect your energy.  If you feel you have lost your power, say around a certain person, walk away.  Maybe that person is no longer serving a purpose in your life.  Places, people and things take our power.  We need to be aware of our feelings and when they change so we know how to protect ourselves.  You want to be feeling good as much as possible.  Select people, places and thoughts that make you feel good and let go of the ones that do not.  Visualize yourself surrounded by a bubble of white light…white light is from the Divine and it protects you every minute of the day.  Do things that you enjoy that make you feel good feelings.  Every moment of every day, you need to be aware of how you feel and make it your job to feel better.  You are the only one in charge of that button.

Lastly, have faith.  Faith is exactly what it takes to get through uncertainty and chaos.  We don’t need faith when we know how things are going to work out…that is called knowledge.  It is in those times when you have no idea what to do or how it will work out that faith sees you through to the other side.  Faith gives you strength; it is the light that shines when it is dark outside…when it is crazy…and guides you along the way.  Resistance is what is causing the crazy.  Stop resisting…just allow life to guide you.  Don’t worry…it knows where it is going.  😉

Finding it hard to type in a straight jacket (Lol!),


“Any form of negative emotion contains a message for us.  Negative emotions are no longer needed to signal you what is needed in your life when you reach a certain degree of presence.  When negative emotions come up, use them as a sign to be more present.  You are more than likely reliving something in the past or thinking about an event in the possible future.” ~Eckert Tolle

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