Martha (not her real name) was an expert at twirling circles on the concrete schoolyard we stood on together fleetingly that fall. On Halloween, she was a princess. On most other days, a serious painter. When I met her back in 1990, three years before I earned my teaching degree, while working as a paraprofessional … Continue reading “Bright Spirit: A Story of Overcomers”
Recently, my father made his transition from this world ꟷ in the first month of a new year, and decade. His passing was not unexpected. One of the silver linings of a long-term illness is being reminded that we’re not here forever, and that it’s vital to cherish and grow with our loved ones while … Continue reading “3 Life Lessons from My Dad”
Self-care is about being true to the real you. When you bring awareness and action to caring for your own soul, you help to raise the vibration on this planet. Use these tips to take care of yourself under pressure. They are for any time, not just holiday time.
You always have control over your perception, and often it’s best to think differently from the crowd.
What if, instead of viewing the season of cold and darkness as a time for slowing down, giving in to lethargy, and stiffening, you were to embrace it as a time for cultivating full-spectrum wellness?
Change the way you frame things, and you really can change your life for the better. To thriving in the radiance of your own vitality!
Here is a definition of freedom: You are living authentically, on track, and aligned with your true sense of purpose. You consciously connect and contribute in ways that give you life. As you relax and create, tapping into your inner guidance, you help to make this world a better place. Inspiration, passion, and creative flow … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 3: Relax and Create”
In my coaching practice, I see two very common reasons why people get stuck in the dream-building process. Fall into one or both of these ruts, and you will keep the manifestation of your heart’s desires at a distance. That is why it’s important to recognize and overcome this pair of pitfalls. Pitfall #1: Feeling … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 2: Overcome this Pair of Pitfalls”
Do you love what you’re doing these days? That is certainly my wish for you. If your answer is yes, and you’re anything like me, then most likely along the way you’ve given time and attention to personal development. If your answer is no, take heart. Now is the only time there is, and it’s … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 1: Do the Work”
I was reminded of this poem while planning my next post. It’s on navigating your personal history stories along the path to living a braver and more authentic and fulfilling experience. Trust your inner child to lead you, and in doing so, you will discover a vital way forward…
Sandra Gulland certainly touched both the writer and the transformation coach in me. At the 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference, I attended a keynote address given by the American-born Canadian historical novelist. Gulland is the international best-selling author of the Josephine B. trilogy inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as other works … Continue reading “On Fiction, Dream Building and Meeting a Role Model”