"Most people struggle to some degree through the major milestones in life -- kindergarten, adolescence, graduating from high school and going away to college, graduating from college, starting a career, getting married, having a baby, buying a house. Those who are more sensitive, because they're acutely aware of the fleeting and ephemeral nature of life… Continue reading Transitions, grief and the wisdom of anxiety
At 11 years old, I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton... about why he vetoed a bill that would ban partial birth abortion. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of the letter I wrote to him, but have his response: I had no idea about being a woman or the situation a woman… Continue reading How my life and belief changed as I became an awakened woman
If you read my blog post, How my life and belief changed as I became an awakened woman, thank you. 1.) When you feel yourself tense or angry about a situation, ask yourself: What is this really about? What is it about this situation that makes me so angry? "I am never upset for the… Continue reading 3 Ways to Go Inwards to Help Change the World
I am cleaning my dining room table, removing a reindeer antler headband that has been sitting there for weeks. My 2-year-old fell asleep for a nap, on her own, in her new toddler bed, for the first time. Precious. A sense of accomplishment and "all is right with the world" washes over me. I actually… Continue reading Freedom + Go for it
My relationships have come a long way since committing to mindfulness. It's not easy, but full of lessons, surprises and raw bliss. "On their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple reflected on their life together, Bishop Malesic said. The husband said to his wife, "I have always wanted to ask you something. From the night we… Continue reading How to get the most out of an argument
Many of us seekers know this... I have also heard Dr. Christiane Northrup say, "If you spot it, you got it." We want to lead happy lives, we want to feel connected, we want to make the most of our time here... No regrets... This is a theme that swirls us now, and always… Continue reading 3 Things We Can Learn From Other People
Follow me here... Sharing the teachings of Abraham Hicks, negative emotions are a signal to let us know where we are, in direct relationship with where we want to go. Our emotions are literally our GPS. Have you heard the expression "You have all the guidance you need within yourself"...? I just said it myself… Continue reading Why crankiness is a good thing
We are making positive changes in our lives. It's not always easy, but we feel called to do it. We aren't exactly sure what we are doing, but forging ahead anyhow. ....and although we feel fear, sadness, and doubt.... we know it's worth the journey and we must be willing to see things differently... we… Continue reading Will some people ever change?
"This little light of mine... I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.... ....let it shine, let it shine, let it shine." I used to sing this song when I was younger and have sung it to all… Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Our Light Brighter
Somewhere along the way, we ended up doing everything ourselves. Sprinkle in our perfectionism and control tendencies...and we find ourselves literally unable to ask for help. For many of us, we grip to our independence with vigor. Why can't we ask for help? We have gotten so used to doing it all single-handedly, that it… Continue reading Why is it so hard to ask for help?