Weary of Worry?

Before entering a store to find a specific item, my mother used to state out loud, “Because I want it, it won’t be here”.  And it wasn’t. As far as she was concerned, shopping was one of the most frustrating things in her life.  As her mother believed and role modeled before her, shopping was never easy and you could be sure you wouldn’t find what you came in for.  She would try to tell me I would be handed down this same “problem”.  Fortunately, I knew better. At a young age I had an intimate relationship with the Divine.  God and I communicated, heart-to-heart.  I knew how to ask for help … [Read more...]

From Fear to Trust

Fear says, I’m afraid of what could happen. Trust says, I don’t know what will happen but I I’ll try anyway. Fear says, It’s a scary world and people can’t be trusted. Trust says, The right people show up in my life at just the right time. Fear says, Save me. Trust says, I can do this on my own and in a way that is right for me. Fear plays into drama.  Trust observes drama yet doesn’t engage. Fear creates separation. Trust creates connection. Fear unconsciously reacts. Trust consciously responds. Below is a true story I wrote on fear and trust. I hope you enjoy it! A Story From … [Read more...]

Are you afraid?

Transition is uncomfortable. Transition creates fear. Transition creates chaos. I am presently in transition. In just 13 days, the moving truck is pulling up in front of our (sold) beautiful home and taking us to a new location 3.5 hours away. Besides a couple of my fabulous clients, I will know no one. I don’t know this new city at all. Something deep inside me says, “It’s time to go”. It’s all part of my Soul’s work and I know it. I feel it in my heart. Yet, as much as I trust making this move is right for us, the unknown can be scary. As much as I trust in this process, it still … [Read more...]

How to Flip Your Mood

Happy October to you! October has always been one of my favorite months. Living in California, I loved riding my bike or hiking to a special spot and sharing a picnic lunch with a friend amongst the autumn colors. Today in New Zealand, spring is in full bloom. October is beautiful! October is also my month of celebration! I’m celebrating three important aspects of my life this month – my 35th wedding anniversary, by birthday and a big move…the beginning of a new chapter in my life. It’s an exciting month for sure, and as a valued member of my community, I’m going to share a celebration … [Read more...]

The Life Raft of Meditation

In this crazy world we live in, it’s easy to get caught up in the negative turbulence around us. With today's rate of unemployment, mortgages, world disasters and predictions, we can easily get caught up in the stresses and worries of life. No matter how chaotic things seem, I know of a "life raft of peace" that we can retreat to whenever we desire. Below is an overview of five techniques I use daily to reduce stress and go within: This is an easy mini-meditation when you've had enough and you need to reconnect and re-energize. Stop what you are doing. If possible, go outside. Inhale to … [Read more...]