Want to Lose Emotional Weight? Do This!

Feelings are often mistaken as something to be judged as “good” or “bad.” This misunderstanding can keep you held in painful cycles of feeling disappointed, lonely, angry and hurt. When you experience life-crushing circumstances or disappointments that bring you to...

3 Secrets to Releasing Fear

When you procrastinate, when you avoid, when you just won’t face what’s right in front of you, and do what you need to do, you are experiencing resistance. Resistance is caused by fear; resistance is another way to say: “I am afraid”, or “I feel insecure”, or “I don’t...

Clear Guilt; Why Bother?

You can't love what you have if you don't love who you are. Learning to love yourself requires learning to love all that life offers, including the pain. We become sick and tired of our own attitudes and thoughts about ourselves. I see this all the time in my work...

What You Need To Know About Physical/Emotional Cleansing

It's a new year and a time of deep internal cleansing. For many, this cleansing is showing up in the form of colds, the flu, and fevers to burn away fatigue and old ways. When I started my personal journey, I didn’t realize how much energy it could take to shift the...

You Are Going Places.

One Way to Make the Going Easier. As I welcome 2018, I find myself reflecting on the gift of life. For the holidays we went to visit my husband Karl's parents and family on the east coast for a week of goodness. I loved the simple moments shared with food, hugs, tea...

This One Line Gives You Freedom

There is a lesson from A Course in Miracles that helped me to understand how freedom is a choice: "I have given everything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] all the meaning that it has for me." This lesson was ultimately life...

What No One Tells You About Love

The world is tumultuous and there are any number of dark issues that are coming up to be healed. Welcoming the pain is one of the most loving things you can do, because running from it, denying it or making it wrong only delays the healing process in supporting you in...

I Was Taught Dishonest Honesty

Honesty is golden, but it is not always what we live or teach. As a child, I was raised Catholic and being honest was something preached by teachers, in the church and at home. Conceptually, it was a wonderful idea. Still, when it got right down to it, there wasn't a...

Total Eclipse of the Heart; Create a New Reality for Yourself

Yesterday, my husband Karl and I headed out just before 6 am for Ravenna, NE which was directly under the moon for maximum totality of the solar eclipse. We left in the middle of a thunderstorm and drove through several more severe storms as we headed for Nebraska....

Are You Scaring Away Inspiration?

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love shared a trick to connecting with creativity in her book Big Magic. The trick? Here are three of her reasons for dropping the complaining habit: It’s annoying. Every artist complains, so it is a dead and boring topic. Of...

The Source of Loneliness May Not Be What You Think

For years I had no idea what it meant to live consciously or to have a conscious voice. Disconnected from myself, my true voice was filtered and corrupted by the pain I harbored. In my pain I was convinced that if other people, situations, or the world changed, then I...

Hi, I Love You

Being open to receiving love or living open-heartedly has everything to do with you, and nothing to do with anyone else. Some people simply do not know how to live open-heartedly, let alone model it. All of the madness, fear and disconnect in the world today is the...

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