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We have all heard it before: “Forgiveness is the key to happiness.” In Luke 23:34 we find the words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” A Course Miracle also invests a great amount of time discussing the importance of forgiveness with......

It has been a harried few weeks. Most of the days were spent rushing from place to place, attempting to squeeze every last bit of summer into the shortening days. So many projects and potential seemed to be rotting on the vines of possibility. Dreams and......

What is Reiki? Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word that can be translated to English to mean ‘life energy.’  This is the vitality of all living things.  While it may not be tangible, we can all recognize when there is stress and the Reiki flow......

Most days I practice self-healing to get the morning started. I have experienced the profound improvements it has made in all areas of my life and fully understand the return on my investment. Like a fresh cup of coffee to some, I find that meditation,......

I have been suffering from a chronic condition I call velleititis. The symptoms have a slow, creeping pace and have the potential to weaken the structural integrity. Much like the vines that take over an abandoned building, velleititis eventually causes an implosion of the very......

Last week I read an article that was discussing the issues facing many seniors in our country. One of the biggest issues is that seniors are out living their financial resources. Like many things in my Facebook newsfeed…the article vanished into the abyss when I......

We seem to be roasting in our pots, boiling over the flames of fear that we stoked just before climbing in and closing the lid. The vibration of fear was running rampant this week. Everywhere I turned there was a frenzied shoring up of walls,......

We see it every day, women juggling family, career and home. There are many labels and titles that describe those plates that are kept spinning: wife, mother, friend, sister, vice-president of marketing, cashier, health care working, neighbor, etc. Women often struggle to say no, even......

Life is a struggle. Contend with adversity. Conquer your opponent. Compete with your adversary. We strive to become better, make more money, get that promotion, and to win the contest of life. Push, pull, hope, fear, plan, nothing – absolutely nothing left to chance. No......

“If you ever get annoyed, look at me, I’m self-employed. I love to work at nothing all day” – I hear lots of people expressing frustration with their dead-end jobs. Some offer a nonchalant dream of owning their own business. It often starts off with......

Have you ever experienced a day when things just feel ‘off’ from the very moment your eyes peek out from under the covers? Maybe you meditate, pray, stretch or exercise in an attempt to shed the sense of ‘this day is going to suck’. For......

For years I have said “I have trust issues” and believe me, I do. I suspect that many of you might be nodding your head and saying, me too. During a recent unexpected opportunity to enter the vulnerability arena I realized, as the tears wet my......

I’ve got your number and I know where you live! Your behavior makes me sick! I can’t believe that you could do this. I know where you live, I know your parents and I have access to all of your social media accounts. You can’t......

We have all heard statements that sound something like this:   “No need for revenge, karma will get ‘em.” “Karma is a bitch isn’t it?” Or the one that really catches my attention – “Karma, you know she is coming; you just don’t know when......

Winter in the Northeast can be persnickety. A mild Fall and a near flakeless ending to 2015 fostered confidence in an uninterrupted jam-packed January itinerary. I was really rooting for Mother Nature to pick the Heat Miser brother as her favorite for January. But alas, it......

As the New Year rolled in, I chose not to make resolutions nor embark on the guilt-laden journey of unrealized goals. We took a very relaxed approach to the holiday season and I finally embraced the possibility of pajama day. I remember as a child......

It has been a busy few weeks and the scene looks pretty much the same until early January for most of us. The flurry of festivities this time of year is an astounding phenomenon. It begins with a day that we gorge ourselves on food and......

Some days it is all I can do to tame the urge to scream, other days, there is no struggle – it just rolls out. Today the tiger was neurotically pacing inside the cage of my being. I can only surmise that this behavior was promoted by......

Many of you may know that I facilitate a monthly meeting intended to help those with chronic pain learn about the complementary healing arts and how they may help on the path of recovery. Beyond Chronic Pain: An Invitation to Heal meets the third Wednesday......

I have been talking with a rock over the past few weeks. I know, I know…this is not typical behavior so let me explain. I recently attended the Entrepreneurial Women’s Expo in State College, PA. The opening keynote speaker, Amy Frank walked us through an exercise......

I was recently given a survey to complete for an article and one of the questions was “Who are your real life heroes?”. Without pause, I replied ‘my parents’. Like every other family out there, we have our share of adventures. The thing is, these......

I recently found myself in the parking lot of a diner with steam rolling from my ears and my fuse burning dangerously close to the powder keg labeled “boundaries”. After a few hundred miles of travel and meeting some amazing folks in Virginia, I stopped......

Last Thursday was full of prickly energy – Mercury retrograde snuck up on me. I don’t usually have the significant electronic or communication challenges that this event brings about for others. However, I am keenly aware of the energetic shift, especially for those in my......

It never ceases to amaze me that I can’t remember to take the trash out on Tuesday but let just five notes of most any 80’s song trickle through the radio and I can magically recall the lyrics and where I was in life when it......

I live in a small town in the center of Pennsylvania that is painted with Victorian era architecture and many hidden treasure troves of antiquated traditions. I have lived here most of my life and am still surprised by the rich history. There are buildings......

If I would have known that whiskers were required to feel comfortable with no, I think I would have focused more on sprouting them than plucking and shaving many years ago. Anyone that has been reading the blog lately knows that I have been focused......

Anyone who knows me personally has just picked their jaw off the floor as they clicked the link to learn more….so now that you are here; let’s talk about my situation. I have been doing some in-depth soul searching as I come to grips with......

A small part of what is discussed during Reiki II Practitioner training is the business side of being a healing facilitator. This part of the day is usually met with an upturned lip, a furled eyebrow as the eyes roll, and even an audible groan.......

Wow what a week – There was a NO at every turn. A well planned fourteenth birthday full of celebration turned into a three-ring circus. This old oak’s ability to bend and flex in the winds of change were put to the test. Once again,......

I recently was provided an opportunity to be still and examine self-healing; which really is the only kind of healing that exists. To put it candidly, The Universe knocked me on my ass and seized the moment to offer yet another hard core lesson –......

The past three weeks have been a wild ride. As I am typing this, I can hear the song “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” by Maroon 5 rolling through my head. This verse in particular seems very fitting …”She wants it all, she’s always taking something,......

How can two little letters carry such a powerful punch? This tiny word wreaks havoc from the very start of life. Establishing irrational and arbitrary limits, boundaries, and rejection as it creates an environment of tension and strife. Someone else’s stupid rules being pushed upon......

We’ve all had aches and pains that remind us that our physical body had an extraordinary experience. Maybe it was unloading a truckload of mulch, tending to the garden or paddling a kayak for hours. For others it could be from a fall, out-patient procedure......

The game of Hide and Seek can be a lot of fun, especially outdoors at night when it morphs into Flash Light Tag. However, when it comes to miracles, I am tired of looking behind every door and under every shrub. This is not some......

I have a confession to make – I have lied to you, repeatedly! In fact, just the other day when we found ourselves in the same isle at the grocery store, you asked me how I was doing and I quickly replied “I am great......

We have all heard the pitches… mind your thoughts for they become your reality, for just $99 you too can make you dreams a reality, 8 quick tips to manifest your dream life. It can seem like a never ending infomercial that brings to your......

Have you ever been called a bitch or jackass? Has anyone ever offered the unsolicited observation of your passive/aggressive patterns? Have you ever walked away because the only reaction you could muster would be tears or screams? Well I have had all of these experiences,......

Many times in our lives we reach a turning point, a fork in the road. The place where choices are made to stand still, make a U turn or explore the unmarked trail. How do you know what decision is best? It can be a......

As I look out from the turret of my castle in the land of Should, I observe the protective walls constructed of shame, the raised drawbridge of judgement and a moat teeming with the angry crocodiles feeding on unrealized potential. I peer over my shoulder......

Pain – that splendid sensation that brings you to your knees, stops you in your tracks, and re-arranges your schedule in an instant. Uninvited, underserved, overwhelming and all consuming – Pain. I inherited the gift of degenerative disc disease, like so many others in my......

When I was younger I found being steeped in the energy of others was overwhelming. I could not understand why I was angry in certain situations. Solitude offered respite but the re-entry into the social setting put me into an internal frenzy. It must be......

Being an entrepreneur is a freakishly delightful nightmare. As a sole-proprietor, if you don’t do it or hire someone else to do it; it isn’t getting done. Everything from the cleanliness of the restrooms, to the budget and marketing plan – it is all you......

Last fall during a self-guided Reiki meditation; I received an overwhelming urge to go west. The impulse was accompanied by full body chills that were like the giant termite mounds that rise up from the sands of the African savanna. This was not going to......

Ahh … the dreaded debate of choosing between repairing your current model or purchasing something new(er). For some this may be about an automobile or major appliance. Oh the sinking feeling in your gut when a trusted repair person shares the estimate for your current......

Have you ever had one of those moments when your mouth is moving and words are coming out but you have no idea who is speaking (or shouting)? I have had more than I care to admit and they are usually in the heat of......

I found myself enveloped in the barrage of options while searching for just the right card for a dear family member that was in the hospital. A simple procedure required a longer stay than expected but everything was going to be okay. As I reviewed......

Well, I am a complete novice in the realm of astrology. I can’t tell you anything about which zodiac signs should be paired or if you have a boomerang or cardinal qualities. However, what I have learned as a Libra navigating life on the Earth......

When I began developing my holistic healing practice, I was fascinated with all the possibilities. I could help everyone with anything – elderly with ailments, sports performance for the youth, animals with anxiety, even plants that were neglected. I was going to save the world,......

I am by no means a sailor and have spent very little time on the water. However, recently I became aware of the function of an anchor. Throughout my life I’ve gone through many periods that felt like I was trying to drag a two......

When I was younger I would wish for things. These wishes were often for things like a new bike, a pony for Christmas, even the perfect job or a new house.  The requests were occasionally granted but usually went unfulfilled. I passively waited with great......

Each year I find myself feeling the pressure to jump on the bandwagon with all the folks lobbing wafty and ambitions goals to begin anew on January 1st. We make statements with great intent that sound something like this … This year I will lose......

It is the time of year – that time when many are scurrying about to purchase gifts for one another. While many gifts are given with great joy; some are given out of a perceived obligation. The financial strain and time constraints to get everything......

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. C. S. Lewis For as long I can recall, I have been taught that failure is not an option. Persistence, hard work, calculated risks and a little luck is......

In case you missed last week’s post – it was all about forgiveness. You can read it here: Forgive and Forget And now on to forgetting … OK, I get that maybe with some practice forgiveness will come and I can build my path while......

As defined in dictionary.com… Forgive – To cease to feel resentment ‘Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.’ Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith So, you have been wronged by someone. They did or said......

When I chose to honor my spiritual path and leave the confines of the corporate structure, I knew that my life would change. I anticipated the flexible schedule to build my new business. I expected to discover things that I didn’t know and was willing......

“Stop Rescuing People Who Are Perfectly Capable of Rescuing Themselves. Because, how will they know their own strength and power unless they are given the opportunity to learn and grow?” Assertiveness for Earth Angels Series by Doreen Virtue It has been awhile since I have......

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