Category Archives: Spirituality

V Day! Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down

Taking A Stand For Love Today is V Day! Valentine’s Day! Validation Day! Self-Love Day! I’m celebrating the power and strength of the love in my heart and all around the world! Let us honor and validate ourselves and one … Continue reading

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Universal Foundations to Wellness

January is National Financial Wellness Month. In collaboration with my mentor, Coach Helene Van Manen, we focused in on this theme during this first month of 2014. It’s a great time of year to take a fresh look at our … Continue reading

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Dreaming Time

A couple of weeks of a rich and wonderful personal retreat into radical self-care at the end of 2013 made for a gentle and satisfying transition into 2014. Simply Being with my Self and Slowing Way Down can be a … Continue reading

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A Full Moon In Each Eye

Werner Kunz / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA “Admit something. Everyone you see, you say to them “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud: Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, This great … Continue reading

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Maps to Ecstasy

“In many shamanic societies, it you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: Mara ~earth light~ / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA When did you stop … Continue reading

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His Day Is Done

Dr. Maya Angelou (85) has written a beautiful and moving poem in Memory of Nelson Mandela. She has allowed the US state department to circulate the poem in 15 languages, as a tribute to Mandela “on behalf of the American … Continue reading

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Historic Pine Ridge Retreat

Since 2009-10 when I worked on and received my professional Retreat Coach certification, I’ve been a member of the powerful Retreat Coach Network.  In addition to sharing many tips, resources and guidance, each month our Founder and Mentor Coach Helene … Continue reading

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Expressions of Gratitude

Ahimsa Gratitude – ceramic art by Lotus Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy. ~Brother David Steindl-Rast KindSpring’s 21-Day Gratitude Challenge was an awesome opportunity to take a closer look at gratitude practice … Continue reading

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Wood in Winter

In honor of autumn and in memory of beloved Geoph Kozeny, a poem:                       Wood in Winter Womanly arms lift long, heavy logs, one by one, carry them to the big saw powered by Kester — the old, red tractor … Continue reading

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Day Five: An End and A New Beginning

Day Five marks the end of this shared exploration of Thich Nhat Hahn‘s poem with Coach Helene Van Manen. It’s also a bright and lovely first day of autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a much-needed cleansing rain … Continue reading

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