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The Road to Forgiveness is a Journey Toward Freedom

“If unresolved anger is a toxin to the spirit, forgiveness is the antidote,” wrote Brian Luke Seaward in his book, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality. When people get hurt, they often react with resentment, anger, rage, even hatred. While some of these feelings may be appropriate responses, holding […]

13 Things I’ve Learned Running a Successful Energy Healing Business

I love August, because I have 2 anniversaries! Today is my 34th Wedding Anniversary – woot, woot! Wow, that is so weird!  I look at my hubby, “Dean the dream” (the nickname my Australian students gave him for his awesomely helpful assistance in the classroom) and it feels strange that we’ve been together that long […]

The Power of Intention

“Conscious change is brought about by the two qualities inherent in consciousness: attention and intention,” writes Deepak Chopra in Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. “Attention energizes, and intention transforms. Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life…. Intention, on the other hand, triggers transformation of energy and information. Intention organizes its […]

Family Stress Test

Stress is a natural and normal “by-product” of every family’s life. In fact, family stress can bring out the best of us: as we stretch to meet the challenges we face, we become better parents, our children blossom and our families grow. But too much stress can spiral our families in the other direction. Take […]

The Story of the Koala

If you look at this photo closely you might see it…c’mon, look closer. Yes! It’s a Koala Bear sitting up in that tree! So here’s the story… Recently in Australia, I had scheduled one day at the end of our trip to go spend some time at a beach (since after all, it is still […]

How Well Do You Practice Empathy?

Last month we talked about ways that we can better talk to ourselves. Did you make some break-throughs? I hope so! If you didn’t get a chance to read it, just click here. This month we’re taking it a step further and finding out if we are empathetic or if there needs to be some […]

Top Ten Things to Say to Yourself

Often the things we say to ourselves we wouldn’t even think of saying to another person. We blame, shame, call names of the meanest sort, nag, belittle and bully ourselves through self-talk. What if, instead, we were more gentle with ourselves, asked ourselves questions and listened to the responses. What if we treated ourselves as […]

Holiday Blitz or Holiday Bliss?

Top 10 Ways to stay Present. With the holidays upon us, life can get busier than usual and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, if we don’t stay present in the moment. Paying attention and keeping the intention to fully ENJOY this week before Christmas makes all the difference between Holiday Blitz and Holiday Bliss. Try […]