A blog dedicated to the woman ready for more!


Are you navigating a major life-change, or difficult season? It’s time to reconnect with your passion and create a life you love to live! A life of abundance is your birthright. You are worthy of joy.

Welcome! I am Victoria Marlene Nash, creator of our AvantChoice Blog. I am thrilled to introduce myself, my blog, and my coaching practice.

An Imaginary Dinner Party with the Wizard of Oz  I heard Susan Ivy, then Chairman, President & CEO of Reynolds American, Inc., speak at a luncheon years ago in which she told a story about hosting an imaginary dinner party to which she invited her most admired people ~ one of whom was the scarecrow […]

Don’t try to feel all puffed up and outraged at my audacity! You know who your personal gremlins are.  They are with you day and night.  They’re the little voices in your head that say:  Know what I mean???  They’re the reason you don’t feel confident in your abilities and skills— why you only have […]

As the leaves begin to change color and a crispness fills the air, you are at the cusp of a remarkable moment in nature. The Autumn Equinox.  For those of us who thrive on the beauty of seasons and the symbolism it holds, this is a time of great significance. Look beyond its visual splendor. […]

No matter what age you are, you should never give up on your dreams. I know it’s easy to think that some things are just not possible for you because of your age. When I was 70 I decided to resurrect the coaching business I began in 2006, and at 72 I learned to do […]

On this 4th of July, we may be thinking only of the excitement and fun that comes with a 3-day weekend or we may be thinking about warm weather, beaches, lakes, picnics, and fun with family and friends. For me, it means having another day to do things around my home, spend quiet time with […]

Are you wondering why I made the analogy to homemade bread? For those who are not gluten intolerant, your mouth may water at the thought of hot buttered freshly baked bread. That’s how I have grown to feel about alternative methods of coaching. Email coaching is one of those alternative methods of coaching. If you […]

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. I’ve been thinking about this blog for the past few weeks, wrestling with myself over what to say. Although I’ve had perfect father stories, I’ve never witnessed one up close and personal. Experience tells me most parents are working out their own issues while trying to raise their children. […]

“In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the birthplace of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866 honored local veterans who had fought in the civil war.” “One of the earliest Memorial Day Celebrations (previously called Decoration Day) was in Charleston, SC. 260 Union soldiers died and were buried in […]

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of May honoring mothers, both those who are biological and adoptive. This day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. I don’t recall celebrating Mother’s Day when I was young and at home. As we became independent […]

Together, we will set goals to help you create a vision for your future personally and/or professionally. Goal setting is important for growth in every facet of your life. You will learn how to: How is this program different from other life coaching programs? How do I start?