Perfectly Afflicted

When I first heard the name of this organization, I wasn’t very comfortable with it. If you know me at all, I’m always looking for positive ways to say something and the idea of claiming to be afflicted just didn’t make sense for me. Then I looked closer at the organizations by-line and realized that it was the perfect name. Their by-line is: There’s Only One You! I met the organizations’ co-founders at a recent Body, Mind, Spirit Expo and was so excited about their message of hope for everyone, with a particular focus on kids and veterans. They inspired …CONTINUE READING HERE: Perfectly Afflicted

Streets of Charlottesville

Earlier this year I was given the gift of being able to visit with the beautiful lakefront home, of my friends Misa Hopkins and Jeff Burger, located just outside of Charlottesville, VA. I met many of their friends, went into town several times and walked the streets of beautiful Charlottesville and even visited some of the beautiful monuments of times gone by. So, when things turned horribly wrong on August 12th of this year, it was personal to me. It brought tears to my eyes and an ache in my heart. I couldn’t even imagine how Misa and Jeff were …CONTINUE READING HERE: Streets of Charlottesville

Surviving & Thriving With Negative People All Around You

Have you ever felt like you were being pulled down by all of the negativity around you? The people that are always complaining about something? The one’s that are constantly gossiping about someone else? Do you find that you want to fit in, but just don’t like all of the negative back stabbing and complaining? Or have you been caught up in all of that gossip and complaining and you just want to change things? If any of this sounds familiar, I can totally relate and today I’m going to share some of my favorite tools and strategies for surviving …CONTINUE READING HERE: Surviving & Thriving With Negative People All Around You

Committed to Your Goals?

Take a lesson or two from nature as you watch the creativity, focused commitment and Never Give Up Attitude of this Honey Badger. So, often most of us aren’t willing to stick to what we have committed to and we give up. If we were to stick to our commitments and do whatever it takes like this little guy, imagine how much we could improve our lives and our world. Here’s my challenge to you, make a commitment in the comments box below of something you are willing to do to make your life, or the life of someone else …CONTINUE READING HERE: Committed to Your Goals?

Follow this and Create Magic in Your Life

I woke up this morning with an inspired idea and before noon, I shared the idea with a business partner and we were so inspired with ideas popping up so fast we could hardly contain ourselves. That’s what a magical life can be like for you too. It wasn’t always that way and in fact if you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll find that early in the 2000’s I went from millionaire to broke in just over 5 years. Along the way I learned a lot of lessons and today, I’m going to share a story and some …CONTINUE READING HERE: Follow This To Create Magic in Your Life

The Realization that Leads to Genuine Letting Go

By Guy Finley We all know exactly what it is like to be certain we have let go of something sorrowful or worrisome, only to find ourselves in a similar sad situation moments later. Dropping this person and picking up that person doesn’t end the loneliness that drives us into dead-end relationships. This isn’t letting go. We have only managed to put the emptiness on hold. Changing jobs to get away from someone or something that sets us off doesn’t cancel our conflict. This just delays the inevitable angry feelings that always surface whenever we feel threatened. Our anger cannot …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Realization that Leads to Genuine Letting Go

Story 4. Dear Elizabeth Lesser...

Dear Elizabeth, In 2012, I read an article you wrote that was published in O Magazine. Your topic became a prompt during a writing bootcamp I was in last year. It caused a spark within me to ignite and has since burst into a flame atop a tall torch shining its guiding Light on a transforming path between my female ancestors and me, and beyond. It was “Mamisma!” THE writing prompt perfectly fitted to descend me into the past. To my surprise, however, it turned out to be a “calling” from my future! One thousand words spilled through the ink …CONTINUE READING HERE: Story 4. Dear Elizabeth Lesser…