Self Love… An Intimate Ritual

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We often block ourselves from self-love. Maybe you feel guilt or beat yourself up. Maybe you call yourself names, or say you shoulda, woulda, coulda. Many of us have been conditioned to do all of the above. And when we do these things we attract punishment into our lives. We don’t allow self appreciation or…

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Love and Unity

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What is love? And what is unity? When you think about love, does your mind go to warm, fuzzy feelings in your belly? Do you blush? Or think incessantly about the object of your affection? That’s not love. When you think about unity, do you imagine people coming together to compromise and come to an…

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United We Fly, Divided We Cry

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In these unsettling times, it’s more important than ever to learn how to bridge our differences. I know we’ve all heard it before, but the truth is that we’re all in this together. I have been concerned about our loss of connection as a result of the pandemic, lockdowns, social isolation, political differences and more.…

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2021: Setting Intentions for THIS or Something Better

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2020 proved to be a challenging year, and as we move into 2021, some of us may have expectations that are pretty low. You might be thinking that it can be a mediocre kind of year and still surpass what we’ve just come out of. Or, you might have high anticipations for the next twelve…

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Conscious Intentions for the New Year

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A lot of us are happy to say goodbye to 2020; however, you might also feel like you’re entering 2021 with a lack of control. That’s where conscious intentions come in. We all have conscious and subconscious thoughts, but if you’re working toward one thing and you keep getting another, your subconscious mind is driving…

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United We Fly, Divided We Cry

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Many of us are talking about the events that occurred at the Capitol in Washington D.C. and we’re asking, “How did that happen?” Many questions continue to come up and upset is resulting from all different points of view. As I ponder our beginnings as the UNITED States and watch all of this unfold, I…

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Peace For the Holidays: How to Communicate with Family

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When we come together with our families of origin for the holidays, we can find ourselves triggered. Old wounds can open up, and we may find ourselves reacting instead of responding. Even if it’s never happened before, you can have peace for the holidays. You can be present, communicate with family and have a happy…

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Trusting Your Intuition

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What is intuition? You might call it your inner guide, a gut feeling, your inner wisdom or your higher self. For me, I get a tingling in my gut when my intuition wants to be heard, or when it’s pushing me toward something. And what can trusting your intuition do for your journey? Find out…

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The Law of Appreciation: A Thanksgiving Exercise

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A lot of people are saying that 2020 has been strange, out of the ordinary, challenging…and that’s true. But does that mean it has to affect your outlook in a negative way? Does it mean you have to throw in the towel and hole up until 2021 arrives? No way! It simply means that the…

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The Election: Create Harmony and Have a Voice

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The upcoming election will not be the first or the last time that angst is felt in our families, our communities, our country and our world. Many of us are struggling with how to have a voice and express our truths, while still creating good will and harmony. In times such as these, it can…

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