Princess Dreams and the Battle of the Mind

April 13, 2010 0 Comments

There’s a battle going on in the minds of most people. Heck, it’s more like a full-scale war being waged. On one side stand the dreams of a million princesses. Dreams of success. Dreams of lights and glamour. Dreams of Prince Charming. Dreams of vacation homes in the Bahamas or Hawaii (or India and Thailand …

Elephant Logic Part 1: Now I See Pink–Bring on the Straight Jacket

April 10, 2010 0 Comments

Flashback 1981: A group of about five thirteen year olds managed to convince management that we met the criteria for…..duhn…duhn….duhn……… Gifted and Talented. And I was one of them. And no, you don’t get to have an opinion on that, so there. I still don’t know how I “passed” that test, especially after the pattern …

Elephants are Stalking Me, but They Aren't Pink So I'm Still Sane

April 9, 2010 4 Comments

A few days ago, I mentioned some Wound-Licking, Truth-Telling, and Under-the-Bed-Clearing that I felt like needed my attention. That began a series of dialogs with some close friends about how best to gently but effectively lance and lick those wounds without causing major collateral damage. Two important facts here: 1) I’m good at generating collateral …

The Strong Life Test: Teacher-Motivator

April 8, 2010 2 Comments

Yesterday Danielle LaPorte’s new digital book experience, The Firestarter Sessions became available for pre-release purchasing. Since I’m more or less a “spend every penny you’ve got” sorta gal, and since I had just made a small, yet adequate deposit into the massage business bank account, AND since I could justify/rationalize it as a business expense, …

Who Decides Right and Wrong?

March 26, 2010 0 Comments

Sometimes it becomes necessary to analyze core beliefs as part of a pathway to wellness. Spiritual beliefs can have either positive or negative effects on our health. Therefore, this blog occasionally addresses spiritual beliefs. A couple of days ago, I posted a comment on Facebook that triggered the question who decides what is right and …

Worrying Makes It Better, Right?

March 16, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, 32 baby chicks arrived at the post office with my name and address attached. I love baby chicks. Sometimes we order an assortment of breeds, which allows us ample opportunity to speculate as to what breeds we have while enjoying their different colorings and personalities. This particular assortment is called the Rainbow Layers collection. …

Staying or Going—Today I Go

March 10, 2010 0 Comments

“There is no way to both stay and go.” –Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves. Those words were shared this morning by a beautiful soul who calls herself Ronna Detrick in her latest blog post. Those words bring me so much peace and confidence today, when I need them most. Today. This …

The Spirituality of Wellness

February 10, 2010 0 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since I last blogged. The reason certainly isn’t because I don’t have anything to say. The reason seems to be more a case of not knowing exactly how to make my thoughts align with the overall purpose of my website and my business, which is wellness. I have had many …

Invisible Bridges–Risk vs. Opportunity

January 21, 2010 4 Comments

I read a fantastic blog post earlier today by someone who has captured my attention as of late. Ronna Detrick of Renegade Conversations seems to be feeding my soul with her words. She is gifted at seeing religion through different eyes—of taking the stories of women in the Bible and opening our eyes to the …

Pondering Yoga

December 28, 2009 5 Comments

Yesterday I posted that one of my intentions for my Vision 2010 is to pursue a yoga instructor certification. It’s sort of a scary thought considering I’m not even much of a yoga student at this point. I mean a know a little bit. I’ve done some basic stuff with a video a time or …