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saviour
Lush —Diverse —Breathtakingly Beautiful. If the world exists mostly in my mind — then it’s my thinking that I must save myself from. I compare, I label, I have continuous thoughts, generally conjuring images either good or bad that are primarily based in past experiences. What if I walked through […]

People Like Me



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JOURNAL ENTRY December 17: Courageous Heart “our Thought, with a capital T, is the table where all hearts meet” We live in a fast world. Keeping up with politics, changing laws, healthcare, technology while staying on top of our own wellbeing is at best, difficult. There aren’t any immediate answers […]

JOURNAL ENTRY December 17: Courageous Heart



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JOURNAL entry: So aware of mortal time, yet understanding there is none —no beginning, no end. Merely change. TRANSFORMATION. My job is to bring Love and Compassion to a quickened world. It’s all of our truest callings. Step by step, act by act, person by person. Know that, then we […]

JOURNAL ENTRY November 18: Live Well



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11:11:11:01 Today is 11:11 and looking at the clock on my mac, it says 11:01. How interesting! 11:11 11:01 — I woke this morning and wrote a header in my journal called “recent activity, coincidences and occurrences.” Below is what I extracted from a couple of the pages. Old stuff. […]

JOURNAL ENTRY November 11


Our Moral Obligation to All Children It isn’t the blacks or the muslims or the native americans or the jews. It isn’t the gays or the drag queens or the trans community “out to get us” or take what’s ours. It’s not the left or the right or the rich […]

Winter in America


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  JOURNAL ENTRY Oct 15: Anxiety and excitement can very much feel the same. There is so much to be excited about, my third book was finished earlier this year, and I’m in the middle of recording this CD. For an artist, these fruits are beautiful gifts. My life today, in […]

Doing our Best to do WHAT’s BEST



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Woke up this morning with so much on my mind as we all do. Our projects, our health, the state of the world, our country. Will our healthcare be taken away, will our own rights as women, as LGBTQ, as Dreamers, as warriors of Hope and Love – slowly be […]

What’s on Your Mind?


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I know that I say over and over “choose Love over fear.” Those words, though our true saving grace, offer little comfort in the face of so many world wide apocalyptic events. This is NOT a Hopeless time. No, this IS our time of HOPE. The deplorable images on TV, YouTube, […]

Feeling Safe in Each Others Arms


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Love & Possibility Richard, the artist, is called — to demonstrate Love and Possibility. When I was a child, I would look up at the night sky, full of twinkling bright lights and ask —“What is beyond the stars?” “Endless, no beginning—infinite…oh that means POSSIBLE.” At 10, I knew this. […]

What is Beyond the Stars?



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MY MUSICAL ADVISOR My friend LouAnn died in 2014. LouAnn is the women on the left in this photo taken at Longview Farm Studio around 1996. ❤️ At the Studio She was with me then and without a doubt I believe she will be with me again while recording this […]

I Feel Her Pushing Me


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“Don’t die with your music still in you.” “Don’t die with your music still in you.” One amazing quote from legend Wayne Dyer. That is precisely my plan! Hi, I’m Richard Silvia, writer, coach and an artist of the New Tribe: a new tribe of change makers. Like you! Little did […]

Because Everything Speaks


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Asking Ourselves the Important Questions Life purpose evolves as we do. Our purpose, passion, intentions and service may change as we grow, sometimes slightly sometimes greatly. More than that, hopefully, deeper with each life experience we encounter. To me, purpose is being present as the best person we can be […]

Purpose Through Service



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Just Get Moving —Redeem the Rewards 7 minutes into cardio or any rhythmic movement and I get high. My blood is pumping through every inch of my body much like the heightened awareness we feel so often during a good thunder and lightening storm. I feel clear and calm. Quicker […]

How to Work your Body


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Expanding our Perceptions of Goals Often, the thought of a goal is attached to some sort of tangible outcome, and many times goals can originate from some form of comparison or from a perception of lack. Let’s redefine our goals and dig into a new way of thinking. Perhaps more […]

Is Your Goal Your Heart’s Desire?


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Finally the Freedom to Let Go. Like most things in life, perfectionism can be a motivating factor or a debilitating obsession. On one hand I do want my work to look good, be clear, have impact — be perfect! But, no one is ever going to see it or benefit […]

Two Steps to Release Perfectionism



Failure
Empower Your Personal Transformation You lost your job, got divorced, battled a life threatening disease, someone you love shattered your world, you lost a loved one, a pet, you had to move your residence, the list goes on — how do we get back up and more than that, how […]

3 Hands On Tips for Engaging Your Resilience


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“Awareness that our thoughts and actions have an effect on ourselves, the well—being of others, and that of our planet. It unites us!” Grab a copy of the book here: http://amzn.to/2romrkD “A clarion call for anyone searching for happiness and peace. The Grace of Redefining Love empowers readers to transform […]

Impact


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Repurposing Risk Creating and sustaining connection in a world increasingly virtual, aiming viral, asks wholeheartedly this. What do we consider our greatest risk? It’s easy to escape into our world of reality TV, or submerge into a shoppers world psychology on our steadfast search to fill the void — yes, […]

11 Powerful DIY Ways to Reimagine Connection



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Living in Balance with Chronic Illness “The words echoed within me “all WILL be O.K., all WILL be well.” — Merging Worlds When the phone rang, I was in the kitchen. Hearing the words your physician begins with “unfortunately we need to talk about it” brings instant uncertainty. I sat […]

Strength to Survive and Courage to Thrive


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What is Given, Received Let us take refuge in our likeness when unknown eyes run into ours. Breathe — in the expanse offered when such gaze from a stranger discerns deeper connection. Perhaps we never met, true, still we know some-thing about each other. Our personality may have forgotten, but […]

Chance Meetings, Cosmic Grace


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“Anxiety – got me on the run Anxiety – yeah, I just need someone Anxiety – can’t get nothin’ done Anxiety – spoils all the fun” — Lyrics from the song ‘Anxiety’ by Pat Benatar Practices for a less stressful and more glorious day. We all have anxiety. How could […]

Five for Fighting Anxiety



thrive
What are we truly capable of? What would happen if we consciously chose to let go — to stop trying to control people, places, and things? I propose, ownership of our lives. What if our perspective of business dealings and the modeling of our personal lives shifted from controlling to […]

Consciously Losing Control of Your Life


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Is Good Sleep a Choice? Like most people, I’ve used sleeping aids, food, alcohol, and at one time prescribed drugs to doze off to sleep. The problem is that consciously entering sleep is very different from our “taking the edge off” to sleep which usually means passing out through the […]

Longevity


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5 Tips to Cultivate Core Care Nature is the rehab of choice when in need of coming home to cultivate my confidence, self-value and values. There is nothing like sitting on top of a sunbathed hot rock by a river to recharge and contemplate what has happened during the week […]

Self-Worth Through Service



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We the People for Moral Clarity and Social Equality Each of us, on sacred journey’s, fever to move forward making our own lives better, forging pathways for our children to walk a better life than we. But so much deeper in our conviction, laying down beside us, remains a truth […]

Forward into Justice


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Evolving Elders “You cannot discard elders like an old shoe. They still have a lot to offer, still” —Cicely Tyson on Oprah’s Masterclass A two and a half hour drive home from visiting my Dad this weekend was heavy hearted. The first time seeing him, now in a nursing home, […]

Age of Agism


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Faith of a mustard seed. Good morning, this is a glorious morning isn’t it? Not truth for everyone, not for our entire world, not for those fighting for their lives, or simple freedoms, civil rights — human rights, but for those of us reading this — it is probable and […]

Future Leaders— I Believe in Millennials and Gen Z