Day 1: Freedom

  So, yesterday was my first full day without Facebook. I took a break for several months years ago, but this was the first time in awhile that I didn’t check posts, post my thoughts or spend time scrolling through a news feed. It felt really good, actually. I do miss my Virtual Boot Camp […]

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“Welcome Aboard,” The Conductor Said

Some of my friends do not understand why I would ever come live in a place with a northern winter. I get a lot of flack from them when I post pics of this beautiful Michigan season on Facebook. I’m sitting here looking out my window at the snowy scene at the first glimpse of […]

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The Raw, Frozen Shelf of Sadness

I had lunch with a friend today. We both admitted we were feeling an undercurrent of sadness. My underlying low energy keeps me on the verge of bursting into tears. But, then I exercise or go for a walk or go to bed, and I’m fine. I think it’s the holidays and the expectations and […]

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“You Can Fly,” He Said. – Analogies

I pulled the Eagle card this morning. I’ve never pulled this card before. I was anxious to find out its meaning. If you have pulled this symbol, Eagle is reminding you to take heart and gather your courage for the universe is presenting you with an opportunity to soar above the mundane levels of your […]

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Lessons From the Mountain Goat and Fox

I am a Capricorn. In fact, I’ve been told by an astrologist that I have four houses in Capricorn. I’m not really sure what all that means, but they say it means that I am all about work, work, work. I’ve been told that I have to learn to play and find some balance although […]

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Paint Your Life Into Being

My friend and energy coach Lexlee always reminds me that me and God are co-creators of my life. She says, and I quote, “You need to dream your life into being.” I’m learning that manifesting things is not about deciding what I want; it’s about getting into the energy that I want to feel. Like […]

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The Rumble of Storytelling: #risingstrong

I continue to percolate on Brene Brown’s wisdom and process in Rising Strong. Her premise is that the “story” we tell ourselves about ourselves needs to be written in order to create a different ending. And it is the stories of our lives – especially the stories of our falls – that make us who we […]

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“You Already Have the Key,” She Said.

I started applying for some jobs online the last few days. The only thing I hate more than this is online dating. In fact, in many ways they are the same. Job descriptions and online profiles rarely paint an accurate picture of what you’re getting. Both are usually a vague and boldly optimistic fantasy of what the […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: The Messenger

    On the way down the mountain this morning, a hawk (or maybe a kite) landed on the fence by the side of our driveway. I stopped the car, and I stared at him. He stared waringly at me. I hurried to get my camera and was stunned that he stayed there long enough for […]

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The Troll Under the Bridge: Change

I’m in an organization that is struggling with change. I would say almost anyone on the planet could say this right now. Who doesn’t struggle with change? Sure, I’m a change agent at work. I always have been. I like to move. I like to change jobs. I like to be the lead on projects […]

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