Observations and Thoughts

Maya Angelou
  Our charge has always been to love — and to shine. Is there an area in your life that you are willing to accept help with? Let’s Live – a new way!! Grab a copy of the book here: http://amzn.to/2romrkD “A piece of art”— Dirk Terpstra — Intuitive Speaker—HeartMath […]

What is Your Mission?


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  “Our charge has always been to love — and to shine. Is there an area in your life that you are willing to accept help with?” “A piece of art”— Dirk Terpstra — Intuitive Speaker—HeartMath Trainer “Inspring” — Rev. Nora Bouvier  “He indeed redefines love” — Mary Schaefer, Speaker, […]

Light Surrounds Us


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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



GRACE, I AM THAT Trauma, loss, pain – in varying degrees everyone experiences suffering. The GRACE of REDEFINING LOVE is a book about expanding life to include everything – or at least, as much as possible. May we look at our lives in a way that we can heal, in […]

GRACE, I AM That


Awe
“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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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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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


They write stuff and drink coffee at Starbucks. They eat well. They are advocates for love, justice and social change. They photograph expressions of love. They have friends and partners and lovers. They are social creatures and recluses. They are leaders and followers. They are inclusive. They are bold and meek. They […]

Artists do Many Things



Here is something for those of us in the spiritual, personal development and transformational community to think about too. Do we need to be different? Are we competing too much? And why? “Moderns create status differences between “those who know how” and those who Don’t. It’s the American version of […]

STATUS


Wayne Dyer
My Lesson from Wayne Dyer As The Hay House World Summit 2016 comes to a close, it is uncanny that I chose Wayne Dyer’s The Next Step as the last talk to listen to. I didn’t do it intentionally —this was synchronicity at work. As I connect the dots of […]

A Greater Love, A Grateful Love


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What I think about AWE: I believe that when we are in nature, or exercising or practicing yoga or meditating or praying —that we can naturally elevate ourselves into a state of “Awe”. In that place of recognizing something greater than ourselves — where something vast and magical and mysterious […]

AWE and HEALING



Infinite Wisdom – Unbroken Bonds Around the age of five is the first memory I have of someone dying. It was a tumultuous combination of tremendous loss and the oddity that something greater had occurred — both a miracle and a tragedy. I would never see this person again during […]

On Death


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“We cannot expect a different response other than the frequency we are giving out” One of the greatest gifts and joys we can to give to each other is to accept and include. This does not imply that we remain people pleasers or become door mats. Simply, it is to […]

Expecting a Different Response


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“Finally somewhere along the journey you realize that you’ve stopped needing. And you just DO. You just write, you just cook, you just create, you just teach, you just love…” -from the book Merging Worlds

You Just Love



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Early one evening, I took exit 3 as usual. Descending off the highway ramp to Route 5, my eye caught the shape of a man. A man clothed in a beige coat with a cardboard sign, displaying the words “please help”. He was really not a man at all, but […]

Street Angel


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When did ego go wrong, deciding that faster, better, squashing out each other’s spirits was the way to survive on our planet? How did we escalate our differences rather than be inclusive of our likeness and compassion and love? Modern civilization continues to create a culture of striving rather than […]

Slowing Aggression or Compassionate Cooperation


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I write a lot about it. I’m a huge advocate of it. So, what is inclusiveness really? The short definition is – to consider everything…everyone. Peeling back the layers and digging deeper we can discover that inclusiveness is active – to actively value each other. In my opinion, actively valuing […]

Inclusiveness – Evolving Conversation



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The knotty pine floor felt like home to his bare feet. Smooth and warm, a stable base to stand on. It was a long journey, seemed at times so tiring and endless, that he did on occasion stop believing this place would exist. But it does. It wasn’t the destination […]

Knotty Pine


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What Is possibility: We say it all the time. Anything is possible. Conceivably possibility could be called unpredictable transformation. If anything is possible, then how can we take part in creating this transformation? By becoming aware of our choice in the moments when we are most unsure. Understandably, at times, […]

Possibility – Sky’s the Limit


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I didn’t get to see her much the last year. She liked to keep to herself anyway and with cancer and all, even more so. Still, I miss her. L.A.’s hair was very long, blond, and stated. Rock star status stated. She would tie it back with pink bows which […]

Remembering L.A.



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RISING HEART—BEAT and SONG (A Personal Narrative 2009-2014) Master Class I am a writer, I suck at spelling, and I almost flunked English in high school. I AM a writer, of love and dreams, of words that speak to me out of my dreams and meditations. I write experientially and […]

Rising Heart, Beat and Song


Spiritual Partnerships Part 1: I believe all relationships, all “chance” meetings, are spiritual partnerships offering a place to birth new ideas. ‪#‎Synchronicity ‪#‎BirthingNewIdeas http://tinyurl.com/p27zjmp Namaste 🙂

Spiritual Partnerships




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A man passed away that I’d seen at my gym for years. I’m not certain what happened exactly, but it was sudden. That said, I would have smiled at him more frequently. Said something more than hello, maybe took the time to find out if he liked eggplant parmesan – […]

It Wasn’t Anyone’s Fault


Beauty-Awe
Beauty is alive. Seen during an elegant sunset or heard in eloquent conversation. Tasted with a sip of Pu-eur tea or felt through a song from a symphony. Beauty opens the heart reverently like a flower toward the sun, like a river to the sea.

Beauty Evokes Awe


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Seems we always search for love. To acquire it, attain it, hold on to it. And love comes in many forms. Beauty, passion, spirit, mate, husband, wife, child…hurt, sorrow, pain… Love is always about releasing. It sets free, offering, elevating. Love is a continuum – a state – a flow […]

In a State of Love Flow



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Here we are In the dark of night, a time to sit still and acknowledge all parts of us. Saying goodbye to some, welcoming others…preparing to begin again…

Just Before Spring



It’s Monday, just before Thanksgiving here in America. I am grateful for us! Grateful for you and me and the words and interactions we share together. I am thankful for the peace in our hearts. I am grateful for the rain that is gracefully falling down outside my window today. […]

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