change | [cheynj] | verb, noun


  1. To become different or undergo alteration
  2. To undergo transformation or transition


  1. A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another

synonyms: development, difference, distortion, diversity, innovation, metamorphosis, modification, mutation, reconstruction, refinement, revision, revolution, shift, switch, transition, variation

With the experience of the autumnal Equinox… enjoy the balance which signifies change….

Change: this word is scary, exciting, daunting. The thrill of change is what hidden behind curtain number 2… our fear lies in the possibility of disrupting a perfect situation.

We create change. We endure change. We expect change. We need change.

Change is the only condition that the universe truly supports.

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert, author

I sometimes reflect upon bleaker moments of my life life, so that I can measure  how I have changed. I can vividly remember when my “theme song” was (by U2) (“You’ve got to get yourself together, you are stuck in a moment, and you cant get out of it.”) And, I was: stuck… surrounding myself with people who were not elevating me, by events that bored me. I chose to work in job that no longer satisfied me. I chose to feel like a victim of my own life.

Can you relate?

My first major change occurred when I recognized that one person in particular was not my true friend, and I decided to eliminate her from my life. It was a difficult and sad adjustment for me to make, however, it resulted in a transformation inside of me. I recognized that any change is possible, Change is when desire meets action. This set me on course for a number of alterations, all of which provided me with a sense of stability, confidence, determination. I set off for my pursuit of happiness; my birthright.

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we really aren’t living.” – Gail Sheety, author

I am a totally different person than I was five years ago. I know who I am (today) and this is not the person that anyone ever expected – or required me to be. I know who I want to become, and I am working hard to make those changes in me. I am systematically releasing fear and judgment; as well as those things that I don’t need, and I”m moving closer to becoming happier and more complete. Please know, reader, that YOU have this power. Define who you are – and where you want to be. Make the systematic changes to get where you want to go.

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change” – Confucius

Your intention will manifest your destiny.


Philosophy In Action

Recognize the lesson: you are a change agent. You have the power to change the world around you. You have the capability to make another person smile or cry. Have you considered your ripple effect lately? How are you effecting those closest to you? What is your affect on the people you touch for only brief moments. Be the change you want to see....

Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra

Use this mantra to assist if your forward momentum: “I can change for the better, at any time. I can change my now.”

Color Your World

The color of the month of September is Baja Blue, a "discerning" shade that can help ease tension and promote tranquility. Surround yourself with more baja blue, and feel the transformation in your world.

Chakra Therapy

When balanced, the brow (blue) chakra, can help provide clarity during times of change and development.

Sole Training

Do you have “bad feet”?  Your feet can adapt to be fit just like the rest of your body. Help them out.  Give them Sole Training®. 

If your feet are already fit, share the secret with someone else - you will change their life! Use the promotion code CHANGE this week, and get 50% off!


  1. Jes Constantine
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 12:55 pm ·

    This fall will mark a full year of making and experiencing several changes in my life. Even if only deep down, I knew I needed some changes, but I didn’t know I needed others until after they happened (hindsight). Both cases came with their own set of fears, but in every case the outcome was the same: growth. But that growth isn’t given, rather it’s a choice – “Change is when desire meets action”. So true. Some of my actions were a catalyst to change and some were in response to change. But they are equally important because that is what we can control – our actions, our intentions.

    I’m so thankful to have the WoW to provide some context for thinking not just about my class every week, but about my life and relationships!

    • Rebecca Malandra
      Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 4:55 pm ·

      So well said, Jes! WOW is part of my lifestyle! = ) It’s also so interesting how the words feed into each other. I, to, am thankful for WOW.

  2. Rebecca Malandra
    Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 2:46 pm ·

    Change is a word that I teach to my students in every class. I create and teach career development programs during the day and I teach fitness for fun. The word “Change” is my favorite word of the week. In every life experience we encounter, we should always look back and ask ourselves “What caused me to change? What caused me to learn and grow?” Many times change happens because we experienced something that was so challenging to us. For example, a career change is scary, risky, and we feel uncomfortable. At the time of a career change, you may feel completely out of your comfort zone. You need to remind yourself of why you made the career change and keep chugging along. Then, one day you will look back and know that the greatest change and development happens when you are stretched beyond your comfort zones.

    I have been asked many times by my students why their bodies do not seem to change when they exercise and eat the right foods. The conversation becomes quite interesting because I find that people are doing the same thing for years. Our bodies need to come out of the comfort zone in order for change to occur. Taking a cycling class for 2 years at the same time day in and day out is generally not going to make a huge impact on your body after a certain point. Keep the cycling, try something new, stick to the new thing, your body is out of a comfort zone, and your body will embrace change.

    In summary, with every single thing we experience change happens when you are stretched beyond your comfort zone. Change happens when experiences are enjoyable and not so enjoyable. If you feel that you are in that “silo” or “rut”, think about what you need to do to expand beyond your normal limits.

    “Whatever the status quo is, CHANGING it gives you the opportunity to be remarkable.” –Seth Godin

    • Jennifer Schumacher
      Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 10:18 pm ·

      This is great Rebecca – good advice on changing up the workout routine. So many people keep doing what they like because it’s fun and easy; however, I agree with you – stepping out of our comfort zone is necessary for change and growth… I always say “Life begins outside of your comfort zone…” easier said than done for most.

      • Rebecca Malandra
        Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 5:04 am ·

        Jenn – I absolutely love your quote “Life begins outside of your comfort zone”. I’m totally going to use that in my classes! Thank you!!! Have a beautiful day!

  3. Jenn DeLuccia
    Jenn DeLuccia
    Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 12:57 pm ·

    Well, I didn’t plan it around the word of the week, but some major changes in my work life are happening this week. Although, change can be scary, I trust that the universe has it’s own plan for me. The more I attract positive thoughts toward these recent changes, the better off it will turn out. Happy Fall!

    • Jennifer Schumacher
      Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 10:15 pm ·

      It’s so amazing to me how the Word of the Week always seems to be there when you need a reminder… crazy! Best of luck – sometimes change is scary, but it’s always good :)

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