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Emotional Needs, Emotional Triggers

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”  – Paulo Coelho   The other day I was sitting in my office was screaming began in the office next door.  A man and a woman screaming at the top of her lungs both saying the same thing, “You are not listening to me!” …

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To do anything in life…

Have you ever felt stuck, lost, frustrated, or lonely in moving forward with something—a decision, next steps, relationships, deepening in creative flow? I have. And I hated it! I would then proceed to force myself, make myself sit with something until it got done and then be disappointed with the results.  I would even continue …

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My Frenemy & How it Changed My Life

There was a time that pausing, and resting was my frenemy.   The minute I opened my eyes, I’d begin the mad rush of my day.  I’d jump out of bed and wouldn’t stop until bedtime.  My tightly filled appointment and to-do list were my honor badges.  The goddess I worshipped.   In my effort …

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Wisdom of the Autumn Equinox

Today we celebrate the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.  The word “equinox” comes from Latin meaning “equal night.” This refers that on this day, dark and light are equal.  It occurs twice a year—once in Spring and the other in Autumn. It is the time of year in which we honor the harvest. In many traditions …

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Seeing through Eyes of Love

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Everything that happens in life is an opportunity to LOVE. And above all, an opportunity to love YOU—to truly 100% love yourself completely, no matter what. Every failure. Every heartbreak. Every panic attack. Every clumsy moment. Every win. Every celebration. Every moment… an invitation to …

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Happiness Happens

Have you ever noticed how easily we feel happiness when we are around a puppy? Research has also shown that owning a dog is good for your overall wellbeing—a dog never judges and is always there to listen. A dog does not have requirements to give you love.  It simply does.  Who else becomes wildly …

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Celebrate and Soak Up the Powerful Energy of Summer

Summer is here! The time of the year when the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating it’s connection to Light while the Southern Hemisphere emerges itself in to Dark.  A time of the year when both these energies are in balance in our beautiful planet. The days are longer, the evenings warm, outdoor fun all around and …

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Ah, to embody love

Ah, to embody love. A practice many think begins when we first fall in love. But, one that I have come to believe begins when we first fall out of love with love. Because our invitation to re-embody love often arrives when we have experienced hurt, disappointment, and heartache.  When heartbreak cracks us wide open. We become students …

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Sacred Sexuality + More Heart Space in Your Sex Life

While modern religions have defined sacred and spiritual as being separate from the body, from nature, and certainly from sex, the ancient the roots of our language and history imply something quite different.  Our collective history suggests that at one time there was a sacred nature to sex.  Given the shifts in our current culture …

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How My Heart Cracked Wide Open

If you have spent time with me or have read previous blogs, you know that I am a HUGE believer that all relationships—no matter how big or seemingly insignificantly—present themselves for our highest good. Sometimes relationships reflect the parts that are difficult to accept or where we need the most healing.  Others reflect the parts …

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The Dirty Little F Word Required for a Great Valentine’s

V-Day is here! Love is in the air… may be… I keep seeing posts and blogs about being “so over Valentine’s Day.”  Now I don’t necessarily buy into the fanfare, Hallmark cards, and candy.  But, I am also reminded that as humans, we are programmed to connect, love and be loved. So to ignore or …

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The Most Essential Ingredient for Hot and Sexy Love

It’s February!  The month we celebrate love.  But before we dive into how to have a sizzling and hot V-Day, let’s stop for a moment and talk about the most essential ingredient to hot and sexy anything…. (drumroll)…. SELF-LOVE. By definition self-love is having regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. In my work with …

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The Importance of Tapping into Your Innate Genius

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved January. There was always an excitement about January 1st, because I got a chance to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.  The previous year, with all its ups and downs… GONE. I wrote specific, measurable, achievable, and reachable goals.  I’d even do vision boards. …

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The Natural Ebb and Flow of Intimacy

Intimacy… plays an essential role in humans.  As social creatures and at the root of our humanity, is the craving for close, personal and reciprocating relationships with others. Intimacy usually refers to mutual openness, sharing, and vulnerability.  Its lifespan can range from a single interaction to a long-term relationship of years or even decades. It …

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Screw the Goals… Cherish the Stillness

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom” – Francis Bacon   The New year is here!  Happy 2018! One of the most powerful ways to move forward in creating your dreams and intentions for the new year is to focus on what you’ve learned, celebrate your wins, and forgive the past. I find that when I do …

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Holiday Blues: A Spiritual Perspective

  So much talk about the season of merriment and light, yet for so many… The paradox of the holidays. It can be said that there is wisdom to be gained through challenge, hardship and suffering.  It can also be said that there is deep learning and truth to be gained. Because when we are …

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Holidays… Holy Days … Invitation to Practice Loving

  A reminder that the holy days, regardless of religion, culture, language, country, or ethnicity, are an invitation to love freely – without the need for reciprocity or finding worthiness in another. An invitation to practice love loving love – the practice of being present and loving for the sake of loving.  To love openly because we are all …

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The Gifts of Pulling Away

“He doesn’t really listen” “She plays on the phone rather than spend time with me” “It’s like I don’t even exist” “I feel invisible” “The dog gets more love than I do” When a man or a woman checks out emotionally, mentally, or physically from their relationship, it can be for many the beginning of …

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The Gift of Thanks-Giving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love food… and I am enamored with sweet potatoes and yams.  My love for them is so great that it is not uncommon for me to make several sweet potatoes and yams recipes on this holiday.  There’s also the mashed potatoes and gravy, watching the dog show (I usually eat …

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More love please.

So… much… going… on… right… now! There are tsunami-size waves of social change occurring.  We can’t go very long or very far without witnessing or being exposed to an injustice or human darkness. I don’t know about you but there are moments when it all feels like there’s a huge wall separating us from where …

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Our body… The Greatest Learning Instrument… Enjoy the Ride

If we are all spiritual beings having a human experience, then our greatest learning instrument is our body. Let’s start with our most human parts.  Our belly being the keeper of our emotions and the archaic stories of our tribe.  Our hips helping us move in the world. Some with more relaxation, others with more …

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