Guest Post: Lin Eleoff’s Emotional Scale

September 13, 2010 | 34 Comments »

When you visit Lin Eleoff’s blog you’ll see why I fell in fast love. I invited her to guest post, and this is what she claims to have been inspired with.  Since I am not one to argue with inspiration, here it is:

It was a perfect day. Sunny and rainy. I was hovering somewhere between Appreciation (level one) and Contentment (level seven) on the Emotional Guidance Richter Scale.

Life was good, although I felt a few of my favorite emotions were conspicuously absent from the aforementioned scale, most noticeably hunger and shopping, my go-to ‘feelings’ when life sucked.

I was getting ready to attend a weekly conference call as part of Martha Beck’s life coach training program. While the words “life coach” could quickly make me slide down the emotional scale to embarrassment and complete and utter humiliation, I focused instead on how inspired and excited I had felt after meeting Martha in Arizona a few weeks prior.

She had assured me that if I would just listen to my Essential Self (a.k.a. the real Me) instead of Everybody Else (a.k.a. Them), I could turn my law practice into whatever I wanted it to be.

Indeed, it sounded a little woo woo, but in all honesty I had become extremely sick and tired of Everybody telling me what to do… you can’t give up your law practice; don’t cut your hair; get a Mac, no, get a PC. So I began planning to tickle torture Everybody (a deceptively horrific torture method involving some salt and a goat, but that’s all I’m going to say on that topic). Needless to say, I was beginning to contemplate a little woo at this stage of my life.

So, back to My Perfect Day: Things unexpectedly started to go south of seven, as in the level. When I dialed in on the conference call, Nobody was there. While I had had it with Everybody, I still needed Somebody! I started a free-fall to level ten: Frustration, Irritation, Impatience. I checked the date and time. Thursday, 1 p.m. EST. Check. Check.

I re-dialed the phone number. Nobody, again. I wondered if the salt and goat trick would work on Nobody too. Level eighteen: Revenge. I started to see flashing lights and chirping birds; never a good sign. I felt so alone. I felt ripped off. I felt like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

And then, in a sudden and unexpected whoosh, there came Maw. Jeannette Maw; Secret agent of Something Exciting and New. Except she didn’t have a secret! In fact, what this girl had could only be described as (taking time to find the word that means the opposite of ‘secret’ here)…manifesto. That’s it, she had a manifesto. And she was so happy to share it all; everything. She talked about the art of deliberate creation, the only real marketing method there is. She talked about energy. She talked about her goose bumps.

And then there was that laugh; the laugh that reeled me right in. She said I could do anything. And I believed her.

Boing! I was back in the top five on The Scale. Just like that. And I hadn’t had any chocolate. It didn’t matter that some screw-up by who-what-why-ever caused Ms. Maw to come to the rescue of the conference call that day. What mattered was that I was swept off my feet in a matter of seconds by someone who had surely just had some Red Bull, but without the bull. This girl was red hot. She was on fire. She was my new BFF.

I know I don’t have to give one word of explanation as to why Jeannette had this affect on me because, of course, you already know. It’s why you’re here. You know it’s because Jeannette is the epitome of someone who speaks from the heart; whose energy vibe is totally in sync with what she’s creating all around her. She didn’t have a secret.

Jeannette is The Secret.

I revel in awe when I think of all the millions of micro events that had to happen to get me to boing that day. Only the universe could’ve put all that together.

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Disclaimers: 1. At no time was the author ever tickle tortured or bribed with Peanut Butter Cups to write this article. 2. The goat’s name is being withheld to protect its privacy. 3. The author’s former BFF was not and never has been Paris Hilton.

Bio type stuff about Lin:

  • used to be a television news anchor/reporter in her homeland, lol,  (Canada)
  • is an attorney
  • is a life coach whose niche is parenting (at least it seems to be going in that direction)
  • has four children
  • has the most amazing husband whom she affectionately calls Thurston Howell the Fourth
  • has a 10 pound guard dog named Chewy

Lin Eleoff is also The Worst Mother, as christened by her children.  She embraces her given title with gusto and her ability to find and share the humor in daily life is absolutely vortexual!

Thanks for what I hope intend is the first of many highly entertaining guest posts, Lin!

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34 Responses to “ Guest Post: Lin Eleoff’s Emotional Scale ”

  1. Sophie says:

    yep, yep, yep. Jeannette is definitely on my list of things to feel vortexy about 🙂

    Thanks Lin, I went to your website and will be going back often.

  2. Lin
    Thanks for a vibe lifter post today. I think that Jeannette’s next product could be a MP3 of her all time greastest giggles!

  3. spell check – greatest giggles! 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Lin…not only do I absolutely LOVE your sense of humor and wit, but you’ve captured so effectively the true essense of Jeannette and why we all love her. Now I know why she had you as a guest post! Fabulous and I agree with Susan…need a loop of Jeannette’s best giggles!

  5. Lin, are you sure you weren’t also a comedienne in Canada? Thanks for the artful drawings & laughs!

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  6. Gorgeousophie says:

    Hehehe!Nice one! I have just popped to Lin’s blog and read the updated version of the Old Woman who lived in a shoe and the Buddha tale and I am LIKING! Lol!

  7. Sherold Barr says:

    What a great post! Loved it Lin – you have a natural gift for writing.

  8. Corinne Princess says:

    Ah…Lin!…my fearless leader! You see things that i don’t. When i see doom and disaster…you see dead people…(oops only kidding), you see a light at the end of the tunnel. Hey, maybe that’s not really silly at all…maybe you do see or communicate with the spirits…you know, the guys in the universe that you talk about all the time. I knew someone once who had a direct line to God…maybe you’re following in her footsteps!

    Hey, in the end we’re all diamonds in the rough…we just need a little spit and polish..and we’re called…and we’re called one universal name…M.O.M.

  9. David says:

    Have you guys seen who took my bacon?

  10. LOVE this – Lin you have such a gift for bringing the beutiful HONEST and fabulous truth of Motherhood(:- I LOVE it- I am not alone- I am not crazy- and CHicken is the new Chocolate(:

  11. Annettie says:

    I commend Lin’s protection of the goat’s identity.

  12. Janette says:

    Holy cow!! They’re going to have to expand the Emotional Scale – I just went zooming way past Appreciation into whatever it is that lies beyond …

    Enormous thanks to Jeannette for inviting you, Lin, and huge great shiny bouncy happy thanks to you for your fabulous words and pictures. Vortex-osity rulez OK

  13. Lin Eleoff says:

    I think I just got Jeannette’s goose bumps. Thank you all for your kind kind words. Jeannette, thank you for the invite. (See– no one is thinking you made me do it!)

    BTW: I forgot to include my picture of Jeannette!!!! I’ll post it on Jeannette’s FB page… it’s not letting me do it here. 😉

  14. Barbara says:

    Lin, What a wonderful writer you are (and great artist, too!) 😉 Love the energy in this post! And I, too, would love to get the mp3 of Jeannette giggling just to raise my vibe! She rocks!

  15. Kim says:

    I just can’t get past that you are WAY prettier than your self-portrait portrays you to be. And blonde! (?)

    You make me laugh with your every post.

  16. Mary Matthews says:

    Well now…I usually start everyday at “Grateful”…today I started it with…reading Lin’s guest blog and now …I don’t know what to call the emotion…over the top (OTT)? Yes, Lin you are so smart, your wit is so intelligent and your grace is deliberate. Always a fun read and like the National Inquirer …always a shred of truth! The artwork makes me grin so wide it touches (my grin)both coasts! The only thing missing is a map??? LY! Mare (one of your OLD BFF’s)
    PS Thanks for being such a great teacher. I am always one of your best students :0)

  17. I can’t stop laughing long enough to write a proper comment! Hang on, this IS a proper comment!! Hahahahah Lin, so glad you’re a GVUer!

  18. Nicole says:

    I agree with everyone here – so witty and funny! I love the way you write Lin.

    Jeannette has definitely inspired a lot of people. “She talked about the art of deliberate creation, the only real marketing method there is.” How funny you mention this as I take on a more action-based approach to getting my business/website more traffic and clients! I always feel like I need to DO more to make this happen. Instead I just need to sit back and have fun!

  19. Jody says:

    Hey, I remember Lin from the homeland of Canada! So happy to find you here!

    Adding your blog of fun and laughter to my list of vortexy places to find, well, fun and laughter!

  20. MissyB says:

    How much Maw fun can we have here ;o)

  21. Gemstone says:

    HI-larious. Thanks for sharing Lin. You made my day (even better!)

  22. John says:

    Lin is my #1 emotional state.

  23. Nikky says:

    Jeannette is my surest way to get into the vortex. She has changed my life. She is everything that you have said and more……thank you universe for sending us J ….. 🙂

  24. Pernille Madsen says:

    Hihihi – wonderful post, Lin 🙂

  25. Gorgeousophie says:

    OI! Whay am I a green monster when I have a perfectly beauuuuuuuuuuutiful pic?! Help me Rhonda!

  26. Gorgeousophie says:

    Annette, you also make me giggle! And Corinne, the light at the end of the tunnel belongs to the oncoming train!;o) *MWAHAHAHAHAHA* Off to see our Jeannette’s portrait on her FB page!

  27. Kim Falconer says:

    Thank you Lin! You’re a crack up, and I love the story of you and Jeannette! We all have a divine Jeannette story . . . now that would make an interesting eBook!

    Cheers! 🙂

  28. Lin, you are SENSATIONAL! My cheeks are aching from laughing…and OMG, if Jeannette can achieve all that without the aid of chocolate, I’m definitely in!! Will have to read a whole lot more here now…:-D

  29. Christine Jenkins says:

    Hilarious Lin – I love your writing and drawing style. Brilliant. And you capture Jeannette’s wonderful essence SO well – it’s just her, which is what makes her so special. Thanks for writing and sharing this.

  30. Aspen says:

    1# chocolate and appreciation go good together.

    Aspen
    Best Regards
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  31. Suzie Cheel says:

    Lin ,
    I love your post and recognize The perfect Day sydrome only too will. I love you drawings- especialy your juggling one that is on your blog- are they yours- do you encourage others to share your brilliance?
    namaste
    Suzie

  32. Lin E says:

    Suzie… thank you so much! Yes, they are my drawings and yes, by all means share.

  33. Too funny! Thanks for the laughs. I even liked the Bio…

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