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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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Raise a cup for life. June 14, 2015

Bea was my mother’s friend from when they were little girls. My mom passed away about eight years ago, but she and Bea (and twelve of their friends) all knew each other since kindergarten. I grew up in New York City, but remember always hearing about Bea, because she had moved to Boston. She was a […]

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Take a chill pill. June 07, 2015

Yesterday, I lay down for a few minutes. I was weary, and realized how hard I’ve been pushing myself. While lying there, the melody from the Paul Simon song American Tune popped into my mind, along wit the lyrics, “Still tomorrow’s going to be another working day, and I’m trying to get some rest. That’s all I’m […]

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Catching life’s signals. May 31, 2015

Driving is such a great metaphor for our life’s journey. I was reminded of this several times during the last few days. The first time I was driving on the highway when suddenly a huge traffic jam appeared just down the road. Not completely shocked, as this has happened before in that location I quickly got off at […]

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A hunch? Or an emotion? What’s the difference? May 25, 2015

In preparation for my radio campaign to promote Finding Zoe I found myself preparing to answer that question. Many of the characters in the story had a gut feeling about Zoe—and acted on it—and as a result, she was led home. They had lots of emotions, as well, as we all do. So how is […]

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Looking for Perfection. April 04, 2015

I used to be a perfectionist, always needing to be perfect, never thinking I was good enough, trying to prove to myself that just being me was okay. It’s been a process to be able to accept myself, as it is for most people. The wonderful thing is that, now that I know I’m ok, […]

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Achieving our goals can wait. February 22, 2015

Do you know those times in life when nothing definitive seems to be happening? No resounding YES! You nailed it! Go with THAT one! Despite everything you’re doing, things just don’t seem to be falling into place. This describes my life the past couple weeks. I’ve experienced the opposite—when hard work and focus brought quick results. But now, after […]

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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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The sweetest fruits of success. February 01, 2015

I’ve turned down a bunch of projects lately. Small ones and larger ones. I could use the income, certainly, but between my efforts with promoting my latest book Finding Zoe and some personal things I have going on, I hear a resounding internal NO every time I consider taking on a new project. My husband has been consumed with […]

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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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