Destiny

The rite of self-compasssion. July 05, 2015

Why is it so easy to have compassion for others, yet so difficult to have it for ourselves? Personally, I am the first one to kick myself when I’m down. However, the other day when I was going through a rough patch, I found self-compassion. My emotions took me for a ride, and were it not for my clear intent to […]

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On the road with Finding Zoe. April 28, 2015

My heart was so opened. Watching Zoe play football with her birth father BJ, whom she hadn’t seen in eight years, see her birth mom, Jess, whom she also hadn’t seen in years, and watching her meet her half-sister Adelynne for the very first time. She saw her loving foster mother, Lois, who signed to her […]

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No day like today. March 15, 2015

Today was a very long day. How easy it would be to just close my eyes and let it slip away, like all the other days I’ve kissed goodbye. But I finally get it: There will never be another day like today. I didn’t win the lottery or land a new project. No cuddling up with a good book […]

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What is your life purpose? February 08, 2015

This question, when thought about for even a minute, begins your inquiry. If this question tugs at your insides, if no question is more important, then we can engage in a meaningful conversation. I was asked to write a quote about Purpose in honor of the CLBLive HOA video show, on which I was a panelist […]

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How do we choose? January 26, 2015

  Have you ever believed in something so utterly and completely, that if it were compromised you’d be willing to let it go? A relationship, perhaps? A project? Perhaps, even your own life? I am reading, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Tonight, after reading the book for months, riveted, I finally reached […]

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I’m in. #BringYourNakedFace. January 27, 2014

There ins’t anyone who can convince me that we don’t get exactly what we need. We only have to go after it. What do you need? Ask the still, small voice inside, allow the wisdom to come and it will be there. It is always there, it is just our receivers that need fine tuning. […]

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Learning to love and accept yourself—really. December 20, 2013

I was driving to Boston the other day, and instead of it taking me the usual thirty-five minutes it took me over two hours. The traffic was insane. Sitting in the car was torture; however, I noticed that I was deriving some sort of perverse pleasure from imagining how I would complain about it when […]

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Bonding with your adopted baby. November 11, 2013

In recognition of National Adoption Awareness Month,TodayMOMS ran a week-long celebration called, “Choosing Adoption.” One of their articles talked about, “that, ‘maternal ‘moment’—when parents first bond with their adopted child.” They asked parents whether it was during that fateful phone call, the first soothing or cuddle, whether they experienced love at first sight or had […]

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The blessing of adoption in the spirit of Kahlil Gibran. November 04, 2013

Recently, NBC ran a story about Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her adopted daughter Katie’s meeting with Katie’s birth mother, Cheryl, who had placed Katie for adoption twenty-seven years ago. As an adoptive mother, myself, I can say that it was absolutely beautiful—although I’m sure that anyone would think so, if they are human. It was […]

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Follow your heart, your intuition guides you step by step. October 27, 2013

Will Donnelly, an awesome blogger from Spirituality and Health Magazine, shared a funny story: a new age thinker died and went to heaven. Upon entering the pearly gates, he saw two signs directing him to his final destination. One said: “This way to God,” and another: “This way to a workshop to find God.” Out of […]

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