The Instant Face Lift

I’ve watched it happen many times. The woman I’m coaching looks brighter, more radiant, and more alive than she did when we started our conversation.  Often she looks younger. Always her beauty shines.

She’s had a “face lift” – without the pain, recovery time, or expense of surgery.

And that’s not even the best part!

She’s getting a “life lift” as well, finding her path to more joy, fun, passion, and purpose.

What is this magic? The woman is connecting with what lights her up.

What’s That?

What lights you up is what energizes and enlivens you. It is a physiological response that can be seen, heard, felt, and sensed in your eyes, face, voice, and body.

When you’re “lit up” you have a twinkle in your eye, lilt in your voice, and spring in your step. There is a visible aliveness, radiance, and vitality about you. You feel energized and enlivened.

Your Internal GPS

What lights you up is a powerful inner GPS, a navigation system to guide you to more passion, aliveness, joy, and vitality in your life. And who doesn’t want more of that!?!

When you notice what lights you up and give yourself permission to do more of that, you can change your face as well as your life, like the “instant face lift” women I’ve seen.

Focus on what lights you up and add more of this to your life; your true beauty will shine and so will you!

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1 Sandra Jones August 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm


Face lift, life lift one simple act at a time! I love looking for what lights me up, it makes my day, and watching for what lights a client up is equally rewarding. Since most of my client I hear rather than see, it shows up in their tone of voice, their energy, and the way that they talk about or emote about something.

I have also been told that when I am lit up, I look much younger, and I know I feel that way, too.

Thanks for reminding me of the blessings of looking for what lights me up!

Sandra J.

2 Bonnie August 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm

You’re welcome, Sandy. Noticing and following what lights me up has been the biggest life-changer I’ve experienced in the last 40 or 50 years. That’s why I chose to get trained as a “lights on” coach & to use that approach as the foundation of my coaching work. What lights us up is a simple, fun, powerful internal GPS for life. And, as you’ve seen, it’s also a great life and face lift.

3 maggee March 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

My son coming into a room lights up my face at 68.

Laughter lights up my face .


4 Bonnie March 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

That’s fabulous, Maggee!