empowerment

Waiting At The Station

      Picking Wild Blueberries (Oregon Tales) Chapter One – Waiting at the Station   Once upon a time, when I was very young, I dreamt of Oregon. I can’t remember why exactly but when I try to dial back the cobwebby years, all my mind’s eye can see is the rugged Oregon coast, […]

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Becoming Your Own Health Detective

  We all have STUFF! Everybody is carrying around at least a couple of suitcases full of old negative/limiting beliefs, damaging thoughts, stuck patterns and ancient coping behaviors that no longer serve us. Some of us have packed these bags with our own hands and thrown away the key, never planning to open them again. […]

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Is Gossip Sucking Your Power?

“What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.” ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca ~   Happy Monday! Another day, another week, another opportunity to love yourself a little more by denying yourself a little less. Here’s my thought for this week… Over the years, what I have found in […]

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Undervalue vs. Overvalue – You Choose

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.  ~Malcolm S. Forbes~     Happy Monday! Here’s a little food for thought this week. When I first read this, it stopped me in my tracks. I had to read it twice, and then several more times for good measure, as I […]

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Self-Love – The Upside of the Blindside

      Self-Love – Yes, I Can Diary September 2013 – Always Find The Gifts 9/5/13   Here we go again. A new month. A new intention…and the Universe is already serving it up! Blindsided, the word and the experience, have been up for me lately. I’ve had my own literal version of it […]

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Welcome Home

“I long, as does every human being, to be at Home wherever I find myself.” ~ Maya Angelou ~ Happy Monday! It’s a new day, kicking off a new week, inaugurating a new month, September. Can you feel the supportive swell of energy as the equinox approaches and fall begins its dance? The invitation is […]

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Following the LOVE

Following the LOVE     Happy Monday! Another week and another opportunity to take the next step forward in loving yourself. These colorful sidewalk hearts show how easy that is. To me, one of the most compelling things about self-love is that it isn’t complicated. There aren’t any rules. It is straightforward, allowing, unconditional, honest […]

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Self-LOVE’s WAVE of LOVE

      You just never know where life is going to lead, do you? Everyday is new, and change is the only constant. Just when you think you have it all together, it all falls apart. When you’re at your wit’s end and desperate, a miracle occurs. One day you’re up, another you’re down. […]

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The Dance of Forgiveness

      Self-Love – Yes, I Can Diary June 2013 – Forgive Myself 6/25/13 I’ve danced with forgiveness for many years, but I’ve come a long way from being the reluctant partner I was at first. With the profound assistance from Ho’o pono pono, an ancient Hawaiian mantra, I stopped struggling and started following.  […]

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Self-Love Is Relaxation

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”  ~ Chinese Proverb ~ Happy Monday! The moment I read this Chinese proverb, I had the most amazing experience.  Something immediately unlocked inside of me. It was visceral. I felt, as well as heard, a key in a rusty lock, the tumblers […]

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