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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It’s an Anniversary Celebration!

It’s the one year anniversary of the Empowered Living blog – so let’s party like its 1999 (wow, that saying has really lost its punch.) We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, but most of all, learned that we’re not alone – life is crazy for everybody!  So what did we learn? Let’s celebrate by taking a look back! …

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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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The Enlightened Approach to Adversity

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) Picture it – a perfect world: you’re healthy, successful, incredibly attractive and loved. You succeed at everything you try and other people can’t help but recognize your brilliance. Ah, if it were only so! Unfortunately that’s only a fantasy, and in reality there are always areas of our …

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Breaking Free from the Hype of Perfectionism

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) In our competitive world we’re constantly bombarded by messages to achieve top status - at record speed - while looking absolutely gorgeous. No pressure there! Without even realizing it, our minds become trained to measure ourselves up against impossibly high standards. It’s no wonder so many of us …

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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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A Personal Rant

Do you consider yourself successful?  That was the hot-button question that my husband asked me last night.  I wasn’t prepared for how hard that question would hit me.   I Stammered.  I danced around in my mind trying to figure out what that meant exactly.  I tried to say yes, but somehow it came unconvincing – …

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The Free Test that will Change your Life

Let’s face it, it’s a huge world full of infinite possibilities.  When choosing a career direction it can be difficult to commit to just one that seems like the perfect fit.  Add the fact that most of us have multiple interests, and it can be almost impossible to discern which path will lead to your greatest …

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