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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Hi, all- I had the privilege of hosting a one day retreat by the beach recently, Live Your Best Life Now.  On a warm October day, a wonderful group of women gathered at the beautiful Hotel Indigo in Del Mar, California. We journaled, we shared, we laughed and there might have been a few tears,… Continue >>>

Together, We’re Stronger

Together, We’re Stronger

I was reminded at a recent retreat of the power and support of having a group of like minded women coming together to share their challenges and wisdom.  You could almost hear an inaudible sigh as women nodded in recognition of the problems and resolutions that were shared. How often do we feel alone and… Continue >>>

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

  I am in a life long struggle as a recovering people pleaser.  I say recovering because I am aware of my tendencies to prioritize the happiness of others over my own.  I use the term “life long struggle” because I recognize my tendencies, but struggle daily with my quest to please everyone else around… Continue >>>

A New Start

A New Start

Hi, all- There is something about late August that tugs at me as a retired teacher.  Even though the weather is hot and your body sweats in the summer heat, the stores are filled with back to school supplies and you feel the excitement in the air.  As the new school year begins, I feel… Continue >>>

A New Day

A New Day

  “Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”  Emerson Can you… Continue >>>

Beneath the Petals

Beneath the Petals

At some point in your life you reach a point where you try to figure out who you are beneath the busyness of a career and relationships.  That essence of yourself that lays quietly under the stress of your everyday life.  If you strip away the petals until all that you see is the seed,… Continue >>>

Live Your Best Life Now

Live Your Best Life Now

Hi, all- Do you yearn for a more meaningful life? Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions, rather than really living your life? Do you yearn to take a pause in your life and take a breath? Are you dealing with a transition in your life – divorce, empty nest, new job,… Continue >>>

Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

“We lose touch with our wingspan when we hunch.” by Martin Shaw Lately, my husband has been reminding me to stand up straight.  A chronic back condition has caused me to slightly hunch in my posture without realizing it.  I have to remind myself to hold my shoulders back and increase my shoulder span.  This… Continue >>>

Heat Spell

Heat Spell

We’ve been having a heat spell in San Diego, and everyone is complaining about the sizzling temperatures that have suddenly developed after a cool and rainy May.  As my fellow San Diegans search out cool drinks to sip in the shade, I chuckle at the amateurs trying to combat the rising temperatures.  You see, heat… Continue >>>

Fire

Fire

“You don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” (by Jay Shetty – Podcast) This phrase stayed with me after a friend sent me a podcast clip.  As a recovering over helper, I often feel compelled to put aside my own needs to attend to the needs of others…often, at my own expense.… Continue >>>

“There were a variety of strategies that were designed to empower women.  All of the activities were conducted in a non threatening manner.”  (Radiance)

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