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PART II: What 4-inch Heels Will Do to a Woman's Belief

PART II: What 4-inch Heels Will Do to a Woman’s Belief

Last week I wrote a post about recognizing when things shift out of alignment and the power of letting go.  I even went so far as to say that letting go is a skill that gets easier the more you do it. So, you can imagine my amusement when the physical plane served me up a curve ball that challenged my belief...in 4 inch heels no less. It all went down when I went to see my girl, Terra Naomi perform at The Hotel Cafe. The Hotel Café is a tiny music venue filled with serious music people sitting at little round tables sipping bourbon. . . Read More >>
To Hold On or Let Go? That is the Question.

To Hold On or Let Go? That is the Question.

Choosing to be on a conscious path of growth means two things for certain. First, life will always be an exciting adventure. Second, things are going to change on a more accelerated level. If things are bound to change, the question becomes, how do we decide when to hold on, and when to let go?   While the term “letting go” sounds easy, like a ship gliding gently away from the dock, the reality, often times, is more like jumping out of an airplane at 30,000 ft unsure if the chute is packed properly.   Letting go of anything—friends, lovers, jobs, emotions, illusions, beliefs—. . . Read More >>
When Truth Knocks, Do You Answer?

When Truth Knocks, Do You Answer?

Sometimes we are cracked open without warning. Other times an unnerving anticipation builds like the click, click, click of the rollercoaster climbing up the tracks before an inevitable fall. Either way, this isn’t the romanticized, sweet pain of the movies.   This is the siren sounding, bathroom floor sobbing kind of pain that kicks us in the gut.   I’ve found that in instances like these, the only way out is in. Inside myself- underneath of the layers of blame and excuses I’ve piled on top of the truth. And if I can press pause on the “poor me” chatter playing on repeat in my mind. . . Read More >>
Do Leopards Change Their Spots?

Do Leopards Change Their Spots?

Uh, no. Leopards don't change their spots but people can and do change. What your story is today does not need to be your story tomorrow. From my own spiritual evolution and assisting others with their personal transformations, I’ve had the opportunity to observe what differentiates people who successfully transform their lives from those who stay stuck.   The following three steps are essential for dynamic growth and personal change.   1.  THE SINCERE DESIRE Every human has four endowments- self-awareness, conscience, independent free will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.  –Stephen R. Covey You must get honest. . . Read More >>
Inspiration’s Chief Nemesis: The Glorification of Busy

Inspiration’s Chief Nemesis: The Glorification of Busy

To point out busy is the new normal is nothing new. Everyone from my retired 70 year old dad to my 2 year old nephew seems to have schedules packed (golf and play albeit for the aforementioned) to the gills. And while being busy does offer a certain level of satisfaction, this contiguous planning and execution of life, ices us out of the very thing that delivers genuine, heart thumping, meaning fulfillment: inspiration. I always wanted to be a Type A, early rising, list carrying, immaculate car kind of person, but the only lists I ever wrote ended up crumbled in the bottom. . . Read More >>
My Triumph Over Addiction: A Deeper Look at Why More is Never Enough

My Triumph Over Addiction: A Deeper Look at Why More is Never Enough

Food, work, the internet, caffeine, booze, exercise, shopping, lovers… most of us grapple with addiction in some way. Many commonly ascribe genetics to addiction, but my experience has shown me it’s actually a complex, spiritual condition stemming from unresolved emotional pain. Regardless if it’s pain that originated in childhood, or another lifetime, unresolved pain shows up on the physical plane as a voracious appetite for more. To constantly need something outside of ourselves to be OK is a very legitimate state of dis-ease. Addiction comes in many shades, and while I (maybe) didn’t look like a person who was suffering from. . . Read More >>
Intelligence vs. Wisdom: 11 Insights for a Happier Life

Intelligence vs. Wisdom: 11 Insights for a Happier Life

Ever since I was a little girl, the value of intelligence and a good education was instilled in me. My paternal grandfather immigrated from Portugal with nothing more than an 8th grade education and through intelligence and a strong work ethic created enough prosperity to pay for all of his grandchildren’s formal education. My grandmother on my mother’s side earned a Master's degree in English Literature from Northwestern in the 1920s, before embarking on a 50-year teaching career. I love hearing stories about people empowering themselves for a better life. And while intelligence and education are undoubtedly valuable assets for a. . . Read More >>