Falling In Love vs Orbiting in Love

Orbiting in love and falling in love—what’s the difference between the two? People get into relationships for different reasons but one common reason on a higher level is because it brings up things for you to look at about yourself and what you believe about your life. What works and what doesn’t. Unfortunately, being in…

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What Is My Purpose?

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What is My Purpose? Have you figured out what your life purpose is? Do you know the reason for your existence? Some of you may be on track while some may be off track with your life purpose right now. But when do you say that you’re on track? How do you become off track?…

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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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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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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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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 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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How to Pivot and Navigate Change with Ease

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As you learn to navigate change with ease and grace in the age of Covid and beyond, there are some questions that can be helpful. Do you want to know when you’ll die? And how it will happen? If your answer is No, then you understand that “life is not a problem to be solved,…

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The Essence of Leadership

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Here is the Essence of Leadership: A leader takes people where they want to go; a great leader takes people where they don’t want to be, but where they ought to be. What does that statement mean to you? If you think back on the leaders in your life (professional, personal and otherwise) who have…

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