To the women in our lives

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Latifah. Angelina. Maya. Charlize. Oprah. Marianne. These women inspire me to be powerful, poised, graceful, creative, brilliant, dedicated, caring, generous and beautiful…inside and out. They are in the public eye. They’re famous and glamorous. We see them in the news, social media, in movies and interviews. I’m very grateful that we have so many positive female role models to admire […]

How to follow your bliss

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Follow your bliss. Could it really be that simple? Isn’t that self-centered and selfish? When we focus on doing what makes us happy, what about our loved ones? How do they fit into our bliss? Our kids? Our partners? Our parents? And how do we know whether we are following our bliss or just trying […]

Practice as prayer

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There is this fabulous rhythm that one of my drum teachers shared in a recent workshop. Parts of it come naturally, but there is a roll that I still cannot seem to produce with my hands on the drum. It is frustrating, but I know that with practice I will get there some day. And […]

Peace. Patience. Prosperity.

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Yes, please. Those three words popped into my head as I was walking my pups the other day for their morning outing. I have been having a trying time (to say the least) with September. It’s not September’s fault, mind you. It has been one of my favorite months for many years…but this time it’s […]

Are you expanding or contracting?

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  Oh I’m not talking about your waistline or the number on the scale. I’m talking about consciousness. I’m talking about feeling your heart wide open to all that is, right now. I’m talking about trusting in the process and allowing life to FLOW, instead of clutching, clenching, wrenching, holding, struggling to make life do […]

My love letter to summer…

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When I look back at all of the incredible moments since May of this year, I am filled with such glee I can barely contain it.  So I won’t. I’ll let the glee burst forth and explode into a million sparkles in the sky.  I’ll let it pour over everyone and everything.  I’ll let it […]

Create miracles. It’s easier than you think.

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Dear Miracle Maker ~ Is there anything kicking your butt right now? Finances? Relationship? Family issues? Do you know that when things REALLY seem difficult, it is the most important time to believe in miracles and believe that things are about to get really, really good? Take a look at the picture above. It is […]

Capacity to Love.

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  Are you willing to fully open yourself up to love and express love? Are there limits to your capacity to love or do you feel like your heart is capable of holding, absorbing, expressing and sharing endless amounts of love and joy? Are you willing to let it all in, no matter how much […]

Time to exhale.

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Dearest Beauty ~ It is time for this girl to decompress… Exhale. Release. Rejuvenate. Receive. The only way we can live sustainably is to create space and time for silence, rejuvenation, processing and integration. Especially after a BIG push. I have fully entered this phase. While I am still teaching and putting things out there, […]

Take a load off.

“There is time for everything; a time to MAKE the BEST and a time to TAKE a REST…”~ Israelmore Ayivor Dear Mover & Shaker Extraordinaire ~ As much as I am all for pushing yourself beyond your limits, going for the gold, becoming all that you can be…I must stress the importance of giving yourself a […]