Birthday Love

There are certain times during the year that I am now taking the time to reflect on. New Year’s is one of them; I look back during that calendar year and take stock, what happened last year? What did I learn? What did I overcome? How did I feel overall? How do I […]

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Love Takes Courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu There are two statements here, and I will start with the latter one, first. Love takes courage! Within each person, there is a shy kernel of that person’s personality. Call it soul or mind or Freudian […]

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Inner Voice

From the time I was twelve years old, I wanted to live in California. I would see pictures of the coast, the Golden Gate Bridge, the rolling hills of poppies. I knew I needed to be there. My mom would ask, “Why California?”, and to be honest—I didn’t even know. All I knew, […]

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Beyond Love

My mother passed away unexpectedly at the end of January 2020 due to medical complications that resulted in a car crash. My family was devastated. She was just about to retire early, already poured her entire savings into a home in North Carolina and couldn’t wait to go by herself. She loved her […]

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I love my Dog!

When I was a little girl I used to love all animals, but mostly cats and dogs. At that time a few stray dogs and cats used to go around my neighborhood; I wanted to pat them, hold them, but my mom and grandmother would not let me even approach them. They explained […]

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The fear of facing your fears

Often it is the fear of facing our fears that stops us in our tracks and not the fear itself. It is the story we have crafted, the uncomfortable anticipation of sensations or defined outcomes, that hold us from facing our fears. Yet, fear is like taking a walk outside and coming to […]

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Being scared is a part of being alive

Fear has a very important role in our lives. Fear teaches us safe boundaries, teaches us to connect and listen to our intuition, fear can tell us what direction to head in; sometimes we walk on the path with fear and other times we head the other direction. Fear can give us extra […]

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Let go…

Sometimes we hold onto the belief that our story could have gone in so many different directions than it did. What if this had aligned? Or that? Or what if that hadn’t happened? When we’ve let go of those stories threads and accept the moment we are in, we embrace ourselves and a […]

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Freedom

Freedom. Means so many things to so many people; all different, all right. I often hear financial freedom, freedom from responsibilities, freedom to thrive in a way that they feel they are not. My version of freedom has been to unchain my inner thoughts from negative thought patterns, beliefs systems that limited my […]

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Gratitude Ignited My Flame

Gratitude quote by A. Schweitzer

When I feel the sun kiss my face; I am grateful, every single time.  Eating creamy, vanilla based ice cream, with chocolate sprinkles, I am grateful.  Waking in a heated house in a warm bed, I am grateful. Hearing baby pitter patter as they hustle to and from, or their laughter and toddler chatter, my […]

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