Words to LIVE by!

 

The Secret to Finally Realizing Your Potential

Ruby was 44 and worn out. She had two nearly grown children and had just exited a marriage that “felt more like we were siblings.” After 27 years of working hard to create someone else’s dreams, Ruby had little money, joy, or hope. She was tired, the kind of tired a...

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Are you lucky enough to have this gift?

I'm feeling tremendously grateful, loved, and blessed today and it's just a "regular" day. I thank the dark times for this. I know that it's because I have a deep understanding of sadness, loss, challenge, and failure, that I feel this way. I am inspired by the beauty...

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Think you’re a good lover? Not if you don’t do this.

Have you ever lost someone before you'd told them how much you love them and what they mean to you ? If you have, my heart is with you, it's an unparalleled pain. I have, too. You can still tell them. You won't receive the same response, but it still matters. If you...

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Holidays, Relationships, and Reality

  The last time I wrote about ending harmful family relationships, I received a lot of negative mail from people who felt that one should stay close to family members no matter how abusive, violent, depleting, or toxic they are. Four years—and a ton of conversations...

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DETOXING THE MIND PART FOUR (needs new title)

May 3, 2011 The Inner Work Becoming aware of the fears and beliefs that shape our lives is a tremendous first step on the path to freedom from self limitation. Once we’ve identified hindering beliefs and fears, we can work toward reducing, revising or,...

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A Point of Light in the Darkness

Years ago, my (then) husband suffered a devastating stroke.  He was young, healthy and vibrant and I loved him tremendously. One afternoon, we were pursuing our dreams and celebrating our five-year-old daughter, the next I was standing in intensive care, praying he...

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HOW TO FIND THE OPPORTUNITY IN ADVERSITY AND FAILURE

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill Can you find the opportunity in adversity and failure? Perceived failure, challenging situations, difficult relationships, and...

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7 Steps to Create Your Dreams

92% of resolutions fail within two weeks. It doesn't make the most sense to plan and prepare for an entire year of your life during the busy-ness of the holidays. It takes time to reflect, digest, and sift the good from last year. It also takes time to clean up and...

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Not knowing this truth could cost you big

  There are a plethora of "teachings" out there that promise to show you, for a fee, how to get whatever you want (like win the lottery, get your dream home, manifest your soul mate, defy natural laws, etc.). They tout "breakthrough" techniques and methods that they...

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Where does it hurt?

An angel disguised as a childcare center worker taught me how to meditate when I was five-years-old. She gave me access to an invulnerable source of power and a place of refuge that has sustained me through the darkest times.  She also taught me to get quiet and ask...

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Empowered Beliefs

In general, people interpret life's events in much the same way.  A friend gets fired, a marriage falls apart, an opportunity falls through and we feel sympathetic.  When these events happen in our own lives, we often follow our conditioned reactions and view the...

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Do not forget this ONE thing

Every day we are confronted with a changing world full of people and events that can impact the way we feel and live. Some are small and relatively undisturbing while others can bring us to our knees. Whatever has happened, minor or major, help yourself by remembering...

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