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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 >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

March, 2019 Newsletter

Hi, all- Since March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve been thinking about luck.  More specifically, I’ve been feeling the absence of luck lately.  My husband has had health issues recently that required hospitalization (he’s on the mend now), and I’ve been feeling overextended and stressed.   A friend reminded me that I… Continue >>>

No Improvement Needed

No Improvement Needed

Hi, all- The month of January seems as if it creates ripples of “improvement” all around us.  The t.v. and magazines are full of ways to better ourselves, the gyms are advertising membership deals and the air around us is full of quiet accusations that we need to fix ourselves for the coming new year. … Continue >>>

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

Hi, all- Are you as shocked as I am that a new year is upon us?  I swear that I was just turning the calendar page to January, 2018 a minute ago! I always find myself mentally reviewing the previous year as I get ready to greet January.  I’ve never had much luck with resolutions,… Continue >>>

Heartstrings

Heartstrings

Hi, all- I felt introspective as we drove from San Diego to Seattle for our only child’s wedding.  My mind drifted over the miles as I remembered gazing at our daughter’s infant face in the hospital after she was born.  After years of infertility, it seemed like a dream that she was finally here.  I… Continue >>>

Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect

Hi, all- I went on a Women’s Retreat last month to Castle Creek, Utah (outside of Moab).  We spent the week meeting in retreat circles and spending glorious days in the stunning vistas of the outdoor hiking, rafting and horseback riding. It was wonderful to go on a trip by myself and spend time with… Continue >>>

A Box of New Crayons

A Box of New Crayons

September has begun and the supply stores are emptied of new crayons in sharp, rainbow colors and empty spiral notebooks waiting to be filled.  Children in brand new school outfits, still sharply creased, wait anxiously at bus stops in the early morning hours of neighborhoods around the country.  The weather is still warm, but there… Continue >>>

“Deanna skillfully and gently brought out the playful side of me I had forgotten. She taught me to say YES to my life with humor and compassion.” (Susan)

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