An Attitude of Gratitude (Life Lesson #3)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a wonderful reminder of what matters most in life and to be grateful for all we have. With all the challenges our family has faced this year, Thanksgiving means more to me than ever before. Over the last three months since sharing our story publicly about Renee’s battle with…

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3 Life Lessons for Surviving Personal Storms

Last month I shared a very personal and painful story with you. We kept it a secret for months. Sharing our secret has been like fresh air healing a wound. Before I announced it, I asked Renee for her permission. After the response from sharing it with my community through email, I asked her if…

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Seeing Life through the “Eye of the Storm”

In January I proclaimed 2016 to be the year to step up, stand out and be heard. From previous experience I knew I had to be careful when I announce my personal theme for the year, especially one so bold. I had no idea my family and I were about to be tested in a…

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Making the Leap

Today is a very special day. Once every four years the Earth needs one extra day to finish it’s course around the sun and stay in alignment with the universe. (I feel like I could use an extra day every week.) Leap Day is a perfect time to share a training I offered a couple…

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The Year to Step Up, Stand Out and Be Heard!

Every year I choose three values that I want to focus on for the year. This creates my yearly theme. I have learned that by declaring my themes I am asking to be challenged by them. Last year my themes were, Service, Surrender and Gratitude. I learned to be grateful for the challenges as much…

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My holiday wish for you

Oh my, here we are at holiday season again. You may be celebrating because of your religion, your traditions or because you look forward to giving and receiving gifts. It also means the end of another year and the beginning of a new. All are wonderful reasons to celebrate. There was a time when I…

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Dancing with Your Shadows

Do you ever feel like you have to pretend to be happy or ignore your feelings of depression, sadness, anger, fear or shame? As beacons of light in the world, we tend to avoid our shadows or act like they don’t exist as if that will make them disappear. A few years ago one of…

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Answering the Call of Your Soul to Be an “Inspired Messenger”

Your soul is whispering its intentions to your conscious mind, encouraging you to step into your greatness and live the life you came here to experience. Have you heard the calls? In my last note, I compared “The Hero’s Journey” to that of the “Inspired Messenger.” The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative identified…

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A New Way of BE-ing

Over the last three years I have enjoyed amazing opportunities for self growth through incredible workshops and retreats featuring many of today’s leading experts in the transformation industry. Sharing the wisdom and insights I’ve gained from these experiences with you is a great honor. I am always happy to hear your big takeaways from both…

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Does it feel like life is accelerating faster all the time?

The last two months have felt like a whirlwind and an emotional roller coaster. My spirit has been tested like never before and I have been less than satisfied with some of my responses. Perhaps you can relate. The chaos began when I drove alone from Ohio to Orlando on May 1. I flew back…

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