Huge Leaps in a Positive Direction

I woke up this morning to the sight of the sun glistening off the lake behind my home and my heart was instantly filled with a profound gratitude for the simple beauty of the world around us. So often our thoughts are focused on personal hardships, world catastrophes or the difficult circumstances that surround us …

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The Pain and Pleasure of Living

When I wrote the book Pain, Passion & Purpose, I never thought that it would become my own go-to manual for living. Why would it? These were profound revelations and insights gifted to me during a time of deep soul-searching, surely I would become changed by each and every one of them. And while I …

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Using your Spiritual Tool Kit

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose )Life can seem so complicated when we’re trying to control all the variables and muscle our way through to our goals, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Each and every one of us can enlist the helping hand of Spirit. The trick is learning how to decipher …

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Gearing up for Life

I can’t believe we’re already two months into 2014 – and for most of it, I’ve been caught up inside some sort of mental fog. I’ve been finding myself getting sucked into the drama, demands and drudgery of daily life. Little by little, another layer of haze descends on my outlook, dampening my enthusiasm – …

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The 4 Simple Steps to Growing Gracefully

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) In our youth-obsessed culture it can be difficult to embrace the changes that age brings. Many of us cling to the past – to a time when we most projected the world’s image of beauty and success. Unfortunately, trying to hold on to the past is like trying …

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My Amazing Discovery

Sometimes we stumble upon huge jewels of truth – that can literally transform our lives – and we don’t even realize it. This morning, while having coffee,  I was casually scanning my social media sites and stumbled upon a post by my son’s 14-year-old friend.  It said: “lol, so I cried in front of my …

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The Basics of Finding the Right Life Path

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) Becoming reacquainted with our authentic selves is the first step to creating a life that will fulfill us on the deepest levels. It is truly the foundation upon which everything else is built. Here are the five steps to finding firm footing on the right path: Know who you …

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Making Mountains out of Molehills

I have a new motto – and I think that this particular saying is going to save me a lot of stress, make me more productive, and help to return the enthusiasm to my life. It is - wait for it...Things are only as hard as you make them. You see, I’ve discovered that I’ve …

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Going for the Good Time

Have you ever wondered why certain things just make your heart dance with excitement? Sometimes these are simple, mundane things - yet the enjoyment you get from them seems special somehow. Some of these things for me are: playing tennis, singing, hiking in nature, cruising the mls listing looking at houses (even if I'm not buying), …

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