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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 >>>

Selfish vs. Selfless

Selfish vs. Selfless

Is it just me, or do you cringe at the word selfish?  As I prepared for my self care retreat,” Learn to Flourish in Mind, Body and Spirit”, last month in Idyllwild, I was struck by the negative way most women react when they hear that word.  Women tend to feel selfish when they take… Continue >>>

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Hi, all- Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming and change is drifting with the breeze.  I feel like I can breathe more deeply as the winter season changes into spring.  The weather gets warmer, the windows are open and the breeze, and my breath, flows more easily. Spring brings the urge to… Continue >>>

The Journey of Marriage

The Journey of Marriage

After decades of marriage, it is clear to me that marriage is not a destination as much as a journey.  The journey begins at the altar with a clear starting place full of love and vows of commitment. The road ahead seems smooth and full of promise.  But, as with any journey, there are inevitable… Continue >>>

The Secret

The Secret

Years ago, there was a book titled, ‘The Secret’.  The main take away from that book for me was that our thoughts can manifest our reality.  When I saw this sign recently, I was reminded of that concept.  Isn’t it a woman’s go to reaction to focus on what is lacking in her life?  What… Continue >>>

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