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Month: October 2017

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE UNIVERSE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE UNIVERSE IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

  Today I was telling a friend about something that happened so many years ago. I was totally perplexed that it came up. But for some reason, today, it showed itself to me. And I wondered why today? And what was I supposed to do with it? How do you know when the universe is trying to tell you something?   It certainly felt like a message was coming my way. That a new way of viewing yesterday, was the…

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE FOR YOU?

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE FOR YOU?

Ah, she asks so glibly! What is the meaning of life for you? Take a breath, don’t think. Go deep inside your heart and see what comes to the surface. Anything? This is hard question. And it baffles most of us. Are we in search for really deep meaning or just ready to put on our ice skates and glide along? The definition of life has so many interpretations. From philosophical to just surviving, from biological to humanistic meaning. This…

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LIFE AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, do we accept the challenge?

LIFE AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, do we accept the challenge?

    In my community, there is constant conversation about living in spirituality. And I have to admit it is a lively topic. We are what we choose to live. The challenge is, there is an element here of hierarchy. How can one be more spiritual than another? Is the monk who sits on a mountain top more spiritual than the mother who nurses her sick child? To me, Life as a spiritual journey, is everyone’s calling. Do we indeed…

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CAN I ACHIEVE INNER PEACE, in my own head?

CAN I ACHIEVE INNER PEACE, in my own head?

Wow, now that is a question that speaks volumes! For what is peace? How do we define it? Meaning we want our heads to stop chattering so incessantly, or that we want to live in true peace through our day? Can I achieve inner peace in my own head? Is it possible? WHAT IS INNER PEACE? First off to me, my definition of inner peace is like a ship that sails on calm seas. Nothing pitches it forwards or backwards…

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THRIVING BEYOND BELIEF, and living it!

THRIVING BEYOND BELIEF, and living it!

I love this word thrive! To me it holds the magic of hope, possibility and building a life that just shines. I see it as the ultimate in health and inner knowing. My friends often tease me that I am also believe in the Good Fairy, And perhaps that is true. But here is what I know about thriving. When we are thriving beyond belief, we are allowing ourselves to grow in every direction. There is no room for deflated…

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LIFE STORY ESSAY, what is our legacy of our life?

LIFE STORY ESSAY, what is our legacy of our life?

  What is our story? I was talking to a friend today, and we were talking about how we did not think to ask our parents about how they saw their lives. Or what their most early memories were. Which led me to a place of wondering how many times have we not taken the opportunity to truly honor each life of those we love. How would our own life story essay look? For instance, I know that in my…

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INTENT VS IMPACT COMMUNICATION, do you really hear me?

INTENT VS IMPACT COMMUNICATION, do you really hear me?

One thing I am learning as I am doing this blog is the importance of how I communicate. Am I choosing to be vulnerable? Am I using language that speaks to others? Is my intent vs the impact of my communication being heard? It is becoming more and more clear that the words we speak is not always the words that are heard. Whew!   LAYERS OF COMMUNICATION Which drove me to seeing all the layers of communication. When we…

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HOW TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR LIFE, a change friendly environment

HOW TO MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR LIFE, a change friendly environment

  My friend J and I spend loads of time talking about personal change. You know the drill. We pick ourselves apart and then figure out what kind of super glue we need to fix the crack. So helpful! Not always. But it started yet another thought. When do we see change as friendly rather than difficult? How do we makes changes to our lives? I mean deciding to lose 20 pounds is not as much fun as sitting down…

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HOW DO WE DEFINE OUR LIVES? Character or Caricature?

HOW DO WE DEFINE OUR LIVES? Character or Caricature?

“Relax and dream up a good life.” Jim Carrey. I saw a YouTube of the actor talking. He said we need to choose what we want and then to ask for it in our life. That of course started an internal conversation. Am I the manifestation of what my family or society expected me to be? Or in fact a caricature or a character of my own making? Ah, another rabbit hole or an opening for light? So let’s define…

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THE ART OF TEA, tea gifts!

THE ART OF TEA, tea gifts!

If you are one of the few who are not coffee drinkers, you know the joy of a steaming cup of lovely hot tea. For me, tea is my comfort. I love trying new teas and having friends over to sample tea. In fact, I am probably one of the few Americans who say, let’s meet for a cup of tea! I love my several cups of daily tea. So I was excited when I got introduced to The Art…

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COMPASSION COMES IN ALL FORMS

COMPASSION COMES IN ALL FORMS

Today I was doing my walk downtown. A gorgeous day. Full of sunshine. The leaves are changing, the mountains are showing themselves fully today. I love my walks. I get to people watch. Say a note of gratitude. And just soak in the moment. And usually I see something that feeds my curiosity. Today was no different. In fact, it was a lesson in compassion. Compassion comes in all forms. As I crossed the street, I was watching a young…

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HITCH OR HATCH, ARE OUR STEPS OPENINGS OR CLOSINGS?

HITCH OR HATCH, ARE OUR STEPS OPENINGS OR CLOSINGS?

  The thought struck me that each step I take, is a direct reflection of how I view it. And where I choose to see my worthiness. We know, that we are our thoughts. But this, hit me differently. This was presenting as a road map. And an understanding of how I make my choices. Hitch or hatch is the question. Are our steps openings or closings? When I choose to use judgment I am seeing the hitch, the obstacle…

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MY DAY OF SURRENDER

MY DAY OF SURRENDER

  Today I yet again, realized that this work of life of ours, is not ever a finished product. That the high we felt yesterday was really just a remnant of yesterday. Today is another blank slate waiting for us to show up and be . And therein is the rub…to be! How am I in being today? Am I in a place that does indeed show what is in my best interest ? Or am I malingering in a…

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ABUNDANT BELIEF SYSTEM, are we believing WE CAN live in abundance?

ABUNDANT BELIEF SYSTEM, are we believing WE CAN live in abundance?

Last night when I could not quite get my head to sleep, I switched to YouTube. Gabrielle Bernstein came on to my screen. And my first response was, wow, abundance that is a loaded word. Do we have an abundant belief system? Are we believing we can live in abundance? Do I? DEFINING ABUNDANCE FOR OURSELVES It can be a really magical word. Or a word that victimizes. So I had to think about what abundance really means to me….

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I AM COMMITTED TO MY LIFE, and this is how!

I AM COMMITTED TO MY LIFE, and this is how!

I turned on a burner and was surprised to hear the fire alarm go off! Why would that have happened? Then I saw the culprit. Unbeknownst to me, the burner had crud on it. Smoke filled my kitchen and I could not get the fire alarm to stop yelling at me. Finally, waving a kitchen towel at the fire alarm, it all ceased. I opened the door, the windows, turned on the exhaust fan. And slowly the smoke dissipated. So,…

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