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What Does The Placebo Effect Have To Do With Your Goals?

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! What Does The Placebo Effect Have To do With Your Goals? The placebo effect is a real thing. Numerous research studies confirm that when a patient is given a placebo or “sugar pill instead of medicine and told it […]

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Can what you listen to on a daily basis affect your health?

Can what you listen to on a daily basis affect your health? Can what you listen to on a daily basis affect your health? Yes, according to numerous studies that demonstrates there is a boost in immunity when listening to positive, uplifting music or saying positive affirmative statements to yourself and a decrease in immunity […]

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5 Tips for Getting The Most From Your Meditation

5 Tips for Getting The Most From Your Meditation Few body-mind-spirit tools are more essential than meditation. There are so many benefits to making the time to meditate each day. I meditate for at least 30 minutes first thing in the morning. It’s a nice way to slowly wake up.Like many people, some days are […]

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The Healing Power of Self Love and Forgiveness

The Healing Power of Self Love and Forgiveness When I get to the part in my 6 Month Integrative Healing Program about self love and forgiveness of self and others, I find this part to be a bit uncomfortable for most people. Many people have a hard time feeling love for themselves. But feeling true […]

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Using Your Conscious Mind to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

Using Your Conscious Mind to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind You have incredible power within you to change your reality by using a few simple techniques using your conscious mind to reprogram your subconscious mind. Before I share those techniques, it’s important to understand the difference between the conscious and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is […]

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Getting Back on the Path

 Getting Back on the Path I am always amazed at how the Universe works to conspire on our behalf, especially when it doesn’t seem like it! When it comes to life purpose and career, I believe everyone has one or more desires, goals, passions or “callings”, whether it’s apparent to them or not. Our soul […]

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God Cannot be Limited

God Cannot be Limited Last October I facilitated my first retreat based on the spiritual principles of energy, manifesting, and releasing negativity. The wonderful women who attended were open and ready to learn. I could feel Spirit working throughout the weekend, not just from my workshops, but from the connections made with each other and […]

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Perception and Choice

Perception and Choice When something goes haywire or not as you expected, how do you automatically respond? It is so easy to forget that we always have a choice and we’ve been given the incredible opportunity through our choices to remember who we really are. When something goes wrong for us, we can choose how […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Apply the Universal Laws of Mind and Spirit to Your Life Now

Top Ten Reasons to Apply the Universal Laws of Mind and Spirit to Your Life Now 1.      1. Because You Want to Enjoy Great Relationships By applying the law of “Like Begets Like:, you must first decide to BE toward others how you would like them to be toward you. You’ve heard this before in […]

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Just say YES…and Trust

Just say YES…and Trust I was talking with a dear friend today and we were sharing how we each have grown in our awareness of what to say YES to and then taking the inspired action knowing we’ll be supported and guided to the results we desire. It has not always been that way for […]

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It’s All Good!

You’ve maybe heard someone say this before, but what does it really mean? It means that no matter what’s going on in your life, good or bad, it’s all good! This can be quite annoying to hear if things are not good in your life. Of course you naturally feel great when everything is going your […]

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How to Laugh Your Way into a Higher Vibration and A Better Life!

You’ve heard the phrase, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, well, try saying this instead, “A dose of laughter a day, keeps an amazing life coming your way!” Laughter is one of the keys to manifesting an amazing life that you love. Why? Because when you laugh, you let go of having to be […]

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The Gift of Creation Vs. Reaction

  All too often, as a human being, you may allow yourself to react in an emotionally negative way to what others say or do. If your reactions are preceded by the emotions of fear, anger, or sadness and you act with a knee-jerk response to protect your ego, you are choosing to give up […]

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The Power of the Mind

How often do you let your mind decide how your life should be instead of you deciding how your life will be? Your minds job is to think and it does a good job, it thinks all the time! It has a lot of old tapes running on auto pilot too. Whatever negative thoughts or […]

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The Universal Laws, the Blueprints for Creating Your Best Life

Being a student of Universal Laws, I am always looking for the best ways to teach people how they can work with the laws to create the best life they can imagine. You deserve to live the best life you can imagine. Everyone does. If you have a desire, it is yours for a reason. […]

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6 Steps to Accelerating a Manifestation

If there is something you really want in your life such as wealth, love or a healthier body and you’ve tried all the things you know to do to manifest it, but after a long period of time, it still remains elusive, then consider this; The process of getting what you want is knowing the […]

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Emotional Recovery in Challenging Circumstances

“There is no need to go to India or anywhere to find peace. You will find that deep peace of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross The quality of your life is up to you, even though your circumstances may seem otherwise.  Whatever may be happening to […]

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OMG, Is It Thursday Again? Time to Take Ownership of Your Life!

Every week when my husband puts out the recycling he say’s “I can’t believe it’s Thursday again already!”  You can probably relate.  Time flies, reminding us of how short our time here really is.  If there is one thing I’m adamant about, it’s that we need to use a portion of each day here on […]

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Claim Your Best Life Now!

Claim Your Best Life Now! As I am writing this, I’ve just spent the last 2 hours lounging by the pool, reading, floating, and dreaming.  I found myself contemplating what has been easy for me to achieve in my life and what hasn’t.  Like living here in Florida, my dream geographical location, seemed to come […]

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The Perfection of Life’s Imperfections

The Perfection of Life’s Imperfections “If you are happy about where you are today—then everywhere you’ve been along your life journey was the most valuable place to be” ~Francesca De Michele I love my friend Francesca, she came up with this saying the other day at lunch, it just rolled off her tongue, and I […]

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A Simple Formula for Making Life Work!

A Simple Formula for Making Life Work! Our results in life can be boiled down to a simple life-energy formula.  Beliefs–> values/ habits–>thoughts/words–>feelings–>emotions (energy in motion)–>behaviors/actions–>results or current life experience. Everything about your life that is working for you or not working for you has its basis in the energy of your beliefs about yourself […]

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A Perspective in Forgiveness

A Perspective in Forgiveness Is there someone in your life, or maybe even yourself, that you are having trouble forgiving? Consider with me just for now, a viewpoint that might change your mind. Here it is…“No one does anything wrong given their personal perspective of the world.”  When I first heard this in Neale Donald […]

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Using the Law of Relativity to Feel Better

Using the Law of Relativity to Feel Better   The Law of Relativity says everything in life exists by comparison. For example good only exists because of bad. Nothing is actually good or bad until you have something to compare it to. So nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning that you give it. The good […]

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How to Have an Exceptionally Great Day!

How To Have an Exceptionally Great Day! I am having an exceptionally great day today!  How about you? Have you ever just decided to have an exceptionally great day? When I first heard about this, I resisted it. Of course my habitual, automatic thought habits got in the way. They told me “Who am I […]

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The Universal Laws of Mind and Spirit-And Why You Should Know About Them!

The Universal Laws of Mind and Spirit-And Why You Should Know About Them! I have some exciting news for you! There are fundamental and Universal Laws of mind and spirit at work in your life, right now that were created for you out of love, which will produce every good in your life, if you […]

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25 Ways to Raise Your Vibration!

I have come up with 25 easy techniques to help raise your vibration so that you can be in alignment with a healthy, wealthy, and joy filled life! I and countless others have found these effective in raising ones personal vibration-Enjoy! 25 Ways to Raise Your Vibration!   Smile! Just randomly throughout the day, smile! […]

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The Healing and Transformative Energy of Prayer

The Healing and Transformative Energy of Prayer There are several different types of prayer and all of them useful and powerful in their own way. In Catherine Ponders beautiful book “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity”, she explains there are at least 4 ways to pray. The first is called general prayer and is the one […]

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A Conscious Journey of Creating Success Starts With Belief

A Conscious Journey of Creating Success Starts With Belief “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it” ~Albert Einstein If you’re on a conscious journey of creating success in your life, then somewhere along the way you have probably heard the “Bamboo Story”. It goes something like this…The amazing […]

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The Three Laws of Self Are The Keys to Your True Purpose

“Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.” -Benjamin Spock   Staying True to Yourself and your true purpose starts with knowing yourself.  First of all, do you know how important you are? You have not been born into this world just to take up space. Nor are you here to be miserable or […]

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Where You Are Now Is Perfect

Where You Are Now Is Perfect You may not think that where you are right now in your life is perfect, but let me explain. My husband and I had just returned from a fabulous personal development conference in the Bahamas’ and one of the speakers was Andy Andrews who wrote the book “The Travelers […]

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Take Responsibility and Set Yourself Free!

Are you taking responsibility for your intentions, thoughts, actions and decisions? You may not be able to control everything in your life, but you can take responsibility for those things that are within your power to change. You can recognize that you’re not taking full responsibility when you find yourself using phrases like “I can’t” […]

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Fitness Motivation-Make it a Bigger Goal!

Still having trouble getting or staying motivated to exercise?  Maybe it’s time to make it a bigger goal!  Don’t make it about exercise-instead; make it about something even more meaningful to you!  What would give exercise so much meaning it would propel you forward and cause you to really want to do it?!  What would […]

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EFT-The Secret Tool for Stress Reduction And So Much More!

EFT-The Secret Tool for Stress Reduction And So Much More!  We all have stress, its part of being human.  But it’s what we do with the stress that matter most.  When our lives are out of balance, when we get overwhelmed, when someone starts an argument with us, when we get stuck in traffic on […]

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The Courage To Change Your Beliefs

I recently watched the movie “Inception” with Leonardo DiCaprio.  In this movie, they used a technology that allowed people to infiltrate a person’s dream state in order to mess with their subconscious mind to either extract information or embed new beliefs into their unsuspecting human target.  Even though this is a Science Fiction movie, it […]

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What It Really Means to Live Consciously

  Our conscious and unconscious minds are very different and serve different purposes.  Positive thinking is a conscious mind activity.  So are organization, planning and logic.  Our conscious mind is creative and is also where our personal identity comes from. However, this part of our mind is operating only about 5% of the time.  Our […]

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The Indispensable Factor for Success

“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~John Wooden O.K., O.K., you set your goals, you had great intentions and you were very inspired to achieve them, but it’s been several weeks (months or years!) now and the results are just not what you had hoped […]

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Top Ten Ways to Be True to Yourself

When it comes to being true to yourself, learning how to stand up for yourself can make a positive difference.  When you are true to yourself, your life will begin to change in ways you had only imagined before.  Let these tips guide you on your most amazing journey-your life! 1.Set clear boundaries. Decide when […]

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Beyond Dieting; A Fresh New Approach

Beyond Dieting; A Fresh New Approach We can’t choose the body we want, rather we have to accept the body we are given. Our bodies are an amazing compilation of traits from all our ancestors. They are unique and allow us to have the physical experience of life. They are the vehicles of our soul. […]

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Do You Keep Sabotaging Your Success?

It’s not always easy to see why you may be self-sabotaging your success because it’s not easy to see your true underlying intentions. This comes up often in coaching. While in the coaching process, if things don’t progress naturally or a client seems blocked from taking obvious action toward a goal, there is likely an […]

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How Are You Defining Your Reality?

"The truth isn't that you have poor self-esteem…and dream of being confident, or are a failure…and dream of success, or are unloved…and dream of being loved. The truth is that you are already confident, successful and loved…but you dream that you are not". — Denise Linn. I once read about this remote tribe of people […]

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Three Tips for Effortless Manifesting

Effortless manifesting is simply that.  It’s not about trying, making it hard, or getting frustrated because what you want is not showing up.  It’s about ease and allowing what you want to flow to you.  It’s about trust and faith that your good is on its way to you.  Here are three tips for effortless […]

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Move Your Body to Improve Your Chi

Move Your Body to Improve Your Chi I just got back from yoga and I feel amazing as usual.  I don’t know why I am always pleasantly surprised by how these movements and poses, so simple, yet challenging, can change my whole outlook on life, but I am.  My energy just feels different and I […]

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7 Communication Tips for Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are so vital to living your best life. As a Life Coach, they often naturally integrate themselves into whatever life changes my client is working on.  If you are not happy with your relationships, it's not the other person you need to change -there's no place for blame in a healthy relationship-it's you.  […]

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Choosing a Journey of Consciousness

Every day you have a choice.  Imagine your life as a journey, day by day, you are traveling toward a destination which represents your dreams and goals.  Your destination is your desired future.  Imagine also that your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are your map, your guide to your destination of choice.  How you choose to […]

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Beware of the “Aint it Awfuls”!

Our ego’s are tricky little devils.  One thing our ego does is get us to feel sorry for ourselves when things aren’t going the way we want them to.  It does this by reminding us of those buried feelings of unworthiness hiding out in the inner recesses of our minds. You could be going along […]

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Creating Balance From the Inside Out

When I was younger, my mother and other adults used to say “The older you get, the faster your life will go”, and my younger self would think, “Maybe for some people, but not for me.” But, as much as I thought I would be immune from this happening, they were right, life is moving […]

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Every Moment is An Opportunity to Create a Brighter Future!

When you spend your time thinking about or re-living the past, or worrying about the future, you lose the valuable moment of NOW forever.  The moment of NOW is your window of opportunity for shaping a better future and creating a new improved past. Try to catch yourself (become conscious of) when you are brooding […]

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True Deserving

Here is a truth that I wish to implant in the minds of all children and adults everywhere.  Your value is not based on anything outside of yourself and you worth is not based on conditions.  You were born worthy and anything you believe otherwise is based on other peoples drama’s and opinions and has […]

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The Practice and Art of Surrender

The sooner you understand the art of surrendering your attachment to a desired outcome, the quicker you will manifest what you desire.  You live in a Universe that is governed by laws of mind and Spirit and once you understand the nuances of these laws, you can more easily navigate through what isn’t working for […]

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What’s Your Story?

This journey called “Life” can be quite interesting at times as you strive to be the person you were meant to be and live the life you were meant to live.  Many of you are beginning to notice yourselves more and are wondering why the heck you still behave the way you do and can’t […]

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The Meaning of Your Circumstances

The Universe is a neutral partner in your life.  The Universe does not assign a good or bad meaning to anything-you do it all by yourself.  This is really great news!  This means that whatever your life circumstances are, and whether you like them or not, are dependent upon the meaning you have given them.  […]

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Eco-Responsibility

Living a happy, joyful, abundant life is very much dependent on the care of our planet. I often talk about the importance of taking full responsibility for your life experiences today, since they are based on the choices you made in your past.  No blame, shame or guilt necessary, just learn from your mistakes and […]

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Stepping Into The Movie of Your Ideal Life

When I talk to groups about the Law of Attraction, I talk about the first step to the process of creating the vision of what you desire is seeing yourself living it on a movie screen.  You are looking up at the screen and seeing your life up there, just as you desire it.  The […]

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Practice Small, Then Move UP!

It’s so much easier to manifest the smaller things that don’t really matter as much to us than the bigger things that we really want or need.  Why? Because there is a level of detachment to the less important “It would be nice to have -but no big deal if I don’t get it” kind […]

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Are You On The Right Path?

Have you ever wondered if you were going in the right direction in your life?  You know what you want (a relationship, a job, more money, to lose weight), you believe you can have it, but it seems to be taking a long time to show up. You may be feeling stuck.  You may even […]

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What is Your Success Thermostat Set At?

If you have big goals and dreams and want to achieve them – easier and faster – then, you may need to assess and consider resetting your mental “success thermostat. Here’s what I mean … Picture an air conditioner thermostat that’s set at 75 degrees. When the room temperature reaches 76 or higher, the thermostat kicks […]

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A New Way to Structure Your Workday…

…and Four Ways to Be More Productive. I had to do something as I was finding myself doing a lot of “busy work” and not getting anything really productive done.  This new workday structure works like a charm and puts the focus back into my work goals and projects. Give it a try and see […]

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Invest In Yourself First

What have you done for yourself lately?  Do you know the most important thing you can do for your  finances, your relationships, and your health is to first take good care of you?  If you are feeling less than wonderful about yourself, then take this month to begin changing that.  Your healthy lifestyle is essential […]

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Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Reality

"The universe supports the reality of your beliefs absolutely. When you believe you must struggle for abundance, then it will bring about situations that are conducive to struggle; when you believe you cannot experience love without pain, the universe will give you exactly that – love with pain; when you believe it takes time for […]

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The Power of Pure Focused Thought

If you haven't already heard Abraham talk about the power of 17 seconds, here's a quick recap from "Ask and It Is Given": "Within 17 seconds of focusing on something, a matching vibration becomes activated and the Law of Attraction will bring you more thoughts that match.  At this point, the vibration will not have […]

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Getting From Here to There

But how do you get from here to there?  By being joyful and grateful now for what you have NOW as well as for what is coming!   But, what if you are not happy and grateful with what is going on NOW in your life?  Easy-think of those who do not have what you […]

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The Secret to Getting What You Want

Remember Mick Jagger’s "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find, you get what you needdddddddddd, ah yeah! Is it true, you can't ALWAYS get what you want? Where else have you heard this?  From well meaning parents, teachers, bosses, friends? I say, Forget That! When you […]

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Are You afraid of Being Disappointed?

Today I was explaining to a friend how its best to visualize the outcome you desire along with the emotions you would feel when it happens.  He told me he was afraid to imagine and get excited about a certain outcome because he didn’t want to feel disappointed if it didn’t work out that way.  […]

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Squeezing Out Joy

As spiritual beings having a human experience, every once in awhile you experience “one of those days”.   Something or someone has caused your energy to plummet into frustration, fear, insecurity, or self-pity.  When you can recognize that this is not your true nature and use the experience to practice moving back into alignment with who […]

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Giving up Judgment

This one can sometimes be really tough.  When someone has behaved unlovingly toward us—when they yell at us, lie about us, steal from us or treat us badly in any way—they have lost touch with the essence of who they really are.  Since all thought is thought about ourselves, then to condemn another is to […]

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Get Out of Your Own Way!

Are you taking responsibility for your intentions, thoughts, actions and decisions? You may not be able to control everything in your life, but you can take responsibility for those things that are within your power to change. You can recognize that you're not taking full responsibility when you find yourself using phrases like "I can't" […]

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Love Never Fails

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ~Maya Angelou  The Law of Love says that no matter what kind of condition, situation, or relationship you are dealing with, when you bring love to that circumstance, it will be transformed.  Love is the equalizing, […]

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Wave/Particle Duality and Intention

So what does wave/particle duality have to do with intention? Everything!  I love studying the concrete science behind the ethereal because it validates what we know is true intuitively and experientially.  Many of us know and have observed that energy is responsive to our thoughts and intentions. But, as humans, we sometimes forget and/or need […]

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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

     I know a lot of people who are living their life on autopilot.  These are the people who go through their days letting life just happen to them.  No matter what they do, things just don’t seem to work out the way they want them to.  Over the years, and for awhile in […]

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Why Isn’t It Here Yet?

  Do you have a desire or a big “want” in your life that is taking a long time to manifest?   If you are a student of the Law of Attraction, and you are keeping your vibrations up, staying in tune to your guidance, getting intuitive “hits” and watching as events are lining up, but […]

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What a Difference an Energy Shift Can Make!

Have you ever had trouble trouble shaking off some negative energy that just wanted to hang around? I think this happens to all of us. One particular time in my life, could not put my finger on what had me feeling so dejected and down, but I could see clearly what it was doing for […]

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Reality Shifting

Before you read this, take one or two minutes to think about your life.  Is it everything you want it to be?  Is there any area, whether financial, career, health, relationships, lifestyle, happiness that isn’t what you would like it to be?  What is it?  Now, I’m going to suggest something to you that you […]

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Spreading Joy

In 2009 I took advantage of Disney’s offer to anyone who wants to come to Disney free on their birthday.  For me, as “goofy”as it sounds, it was a magical day.  I was reminded of our energetic connections to one another presently and throughout history.  When I went on "Spaceship Earth", a ride depicting our […]

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LEAP!

Have you ever stood on the edge of somewhere in your life and realized you were really meant to be “on the other side”?   I picture myself standing on the edge of a cliff, looking over a chasm and knowing I am supposed to be on the other side of it.  There is this very […]

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Be, Do, Have

Every time we are getting ready to enter a new year, we often become acutely aware of the passage of time and how short life really is.  This is a good thing as it creates a sense of urgency and is a great stopper of procrastination!  This is also a good time to review the […]

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The Power of the Mind

Here's (far right) with Dr. Joe at a conference he spoke at!   If you saw the movie "What The Bleep", then you may remember Dr. Joe Dispenza.  (If you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it!)  In the movie Dr. Joe starts the conversation about how we can re-train our minds to create more of […]

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Loving Yourself

  I watched Louis Hay’s DVD, “You Can Heal Your Life” last night.  I highly recommend it! I was having a tough day-not entirely sure why, but I definitely felt out of alignment and needed some reminders, so I popped it in and snuggled in bed to watch.  It was just what I needed.  Louis […]

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Committing to Your Goal

  I believe its important to have goals.  By goals I mean to know what you want your end results to be.  Mike Dooley, in his new CD series, "Manifesting Change, It Couldn't be Easier", says that if you know where you want to end up and stay focused on that goal, the Universe will […]

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