Inspiration led me into Oprah’s magazine.

I have been reflecting on how this unfolded a couple of years ago.

It started the day one door closed for me.

I was writing a column for our local newspaper when that section of the paper was eliminated.

Deep down, I knew that it was time to move on.

This got me thinking.

Where else could I share my message?

The “O Magazine” came to mind.

It was an inspired idea.

I pondered the idea.

I shared it privately with someone I trusted who offered me support and encouragement.

Then, I allowed myself to believe in the idea.

Soon after, while facilitating my Annual Vision Board Session with participants cutting and pasting from Oprah magazines, someone asked if there was a May Issue available.

I received another dose of inspiration from this.

In that January moment, I saw myself in the May Issue.

I let my inspiration guide me.

I took inspired action.

Then, I let it go and released the outcome.

It was no longer in my control.

I surrendered by lifting my hands and giving praise.

In May I was in the Oprah’s magazine.

They say that when one door closes another one opens.

I believe inspiration helps us see the new door and guides us through it.

Inspiration is what guides the small group coaching sessions that I facilitate on Zoom.

Participants refer to it as “powerful”, a “game changer” and even “life changing”.

Could you use a dose of inspiration to think through a messy situation, to discern a decision, to make a dream come true or just gain some clarity?


  • Lucy Wellmaker

    Author - Speaker - Life Coach

    Lucy Wellmaker is a published author of her book, “Inspired by the WOW Moments of Life”. She is a Board Certified Coach and has been practicing as a Life Coach for over 14 years. She writes a weekly blog, called “My Weekly Wow” and conducts Small Group Coaching Sessions via Zoom. Lucy has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a graduate of the Institute of Life Coach Training, and has been trained by Gallup in StrengthsFinder. She is married with two children and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.