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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 >>
Your Holiday Survival Guide: Family Edition

Your Holiday Survival Guide: Family Edition

It’s that time of year again… holiday parties, carolers, unnerving photos of kids crying on the knees of Mall Santa everywhere… oh, and of course, family. For some, spending time with family is a rejuvenating oasis from the hot sandy deserts of life. For others, it’s like strolling through the streets of Kabul. As much as I know we all want the oasis, my family tends to lean slightly more towards Kabul. In recent years, however, I’ve realized that the biggest factor in determining my holiday family experience is… myself. Yep, it turns out a little bit of consciousness goes a long way. . . Read More >>
The Beginner Dinner

The Beginner Dinner

If you’ve been following along for a while you know that up until a few years ago, I truly did not believe myself to have one creative bone in my body. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada…   I’d held the vague assumption that creativity was genetic and that gene had unceremoniously passed me by. So I embraced my sporty, social self, got a corporate job and presumed happiness would find me. I wanted to feel alive, inspired and satisfied, and had seen enough of the world to know I had NO reason to complain, yet I still wrestled with deep lacking and restless void. . . Read More >>
Inspiration comes from... ____?

Inspiration comes from… ____?

                    Inspiration is Energy   Energy is Spirit   Spirit is Life   Life is Breath   Breath is Being   Being is Being the Beginner   Being the Beginner is Permission   Permission is Trust   Trust is Knowing   Knowing is Belief   Belief is Peace   Peace is Presence   Presence is Connection to Spirit   Connection to Spirit is Inspiration         *Featured image by Mark Shaw. . . Read More >>
Spiritual Secret 47,631: Be Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

Spiritual Secret 47,631: Be Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." - Helen Keller   Unless you are cocooned snuggly inside your comfort zone and take no chances or risks whatsoever, life is going to have turbulence. In fact the more we have the courage to face the darkness inside ourselves, and strip away the layers of illusion we insulate inside to feel safe, the more our external lives are going to shift to mirror our internal growth. Change can be really. . . Read More >>
Ordinary Magic "Expand Your Vision of Self" Retreat!

Ordinary Magic “Expand Your Vision of Self” Retreat!

[caption id="attachment_3847" align="alignright" width="300"] Ocean of Appreciation Ceremony[/caption] Modern life is indeed a very fast paced and complex existence. Between creating careers that support the lifestyles we women desire and the fulfillment we crave, staying fit, and balancing family, all the while cultivating meaningful present-time friendships, manifesting a loving partnership, and getting a handle on what it means to be a woman on the planet - it’s easy to lose sight of the very Ordinary Magic that’s abundant on our beautiful planet and living within us. A week ago, I led an intimate group of openhearted women to Cabo San Lucas for. . . Read More >>
Is Consciousness a Destination?

Is Consciousness a Destination?

When my journey of self-discovery began, I sort of assumed that one day I would arrive at a state of consciousness, and then I would be a peaceful, happy person. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. What I’ve discovered from nearly 7 years of very focused spiritual work is that consciousness is not a destination; it’s the result of living each day with consistent intention. Consistent intention, simply put, allows us to know the best version of ourselves. It allows us to heal and cultivate inner kindness that translates at outer kindness, and when the waters get choppy, we. . . 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 >>
Your Disaster Relief Plan

Your Disaster Relief Plan

If you’re above the age of… say of six, then chances are you are well versed in life’s ability to throw a swift curve ball at the worst possible moment. Perhaps you’ve discovered what I have: at times those curve balls oddly resemble cruise missiles. When something blows up in your life and compromises your work, your love, and your beautiful plans, it’s common to want to immediately go into disaster control. And while what I'm about to share may feel counter-intuitive, in many cases, it's the best thing you can do. Nothing. Doing nothing allows you time to process whatever emotions are coming. . . 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 >>
The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

My perspective was forever changed the day I came home to discover an eight week old puppy yelping excitedly in the backyard. “Surprise,” Jamison said in his slight southern drawl. I wasn’t exactly what one would call a dog person… but there was something about the way this pup wiggled his rubbery black nose and looked up at me with a pair of eyes so sweet I’m convinced they could stop wars, that made me want to be his mama.   Disco (he came to me in my dream and asked that we call him Disco, but that’s another story) and I quickly. . . Read More >>
Do You Land On Your Feet?

Do You Land On Your Feet?

"If you had just a minute to breathe and they granted you one final wish Would you ask for something like another chance?" -Traffic Life is a journey with many twists and turns, switchbacks and cliffs. And even though we can intellectualize that there will be ups and downs, why is the idea of falling or failing (as some people see it) so terrifying? Because of competition we internalize being “right,” doing things “right” as the basis of our self worth, and the very reason why anyone else would want to be with us. But to be perfectly right and do everything perfectly. . . Read More >>