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Commitment… What Does it Look Like?

Commitment… What Does it Look Like?

“Everything in the Universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” - Rumi I was in a loving marriage for almost 30 years. When I awakened to the reality that the relationship no longer supported my growth and personal evolution, I knew that in order to stay in...

Excavating Your Authentic Self…You Are Not Who You Think You Are

Excavating Your Authentic Self…You Are Not Who You Think You Are

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Friedrich Nietzsche Have you ever...

How to Create Happiness For a Lifetime – 5 Things You Need to Know

How to Create Happiness For a Lifetime – 5 Things You Need to Know

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle LESSON #1: WHAT HAPPINESS IS NOT… Happiness is not a choice – contrary to what many of us on the spiritual path may tell you. I acknowledge that happiness may at...

Is There Such a Thing as a Failed Relationship?

Is There Such a Thing as a Failed Relationship?

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” - Carl Gustav Jung You meet someone, it feels amazing. The energy is flowing, you feel seen and appreciated. You share many of the same...

Faith in Life… Is There Any Other Choice?

Faith in Life… Is There Any Other Choice?

"Faith is realization itself. It harbors no destructive element, as does belief. Belief can be swayed or destroyed by contrary evidence and doubt; but faith is ever secure, because it is direct perception of truth. Once the world was believed to be flat, but with the...

Surrendering to the “What Is” of life

Surrendering to the “What Is” of life

When your soul speaks...reinvent yourself and become a more powerful you. “Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace....

The Dark Night of the Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul

“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation. When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.“ - Joseph Campbell You sense the calling to recreate yourself anew, to become a grander version of yourself. You...

Unreasonable Expectations… Who Do You Want Me To Be?

Unreasonable Expectations… Who Do You Want Me To Be?

“I want love, passion, honesty, and companionship…sex that drives me crazy and conversation that drives me sane.” - Unknown author We all deeply desire to be loved, but what do we believe we have to give up to receive the kind of love we want? What expectations are...

I Love You… Madly, Deeply, Truly… I Do

I Love You… Madly, Deeply, Truly… I Do

“When love is not madness, it is not love.”  -  Pedro Calderon de la Barca There is nothing like falling in love to bring you to an experience of pure ecstasy. A fire burns in your heart and soul that no words can describe. To be “in love” makes life worth living....

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