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

RSD – Suffer NO More

Pat Patrola Reactive Sympathetic Nerve Disorder (RSD) can be a debilitating disease. If you or someone you know has suffered with RSD, you know this fact all too well. However, there is hope and that hope lies within each of us who have the misfortune of encountering this disease. As is often the case, I was diagnosed with RSD after an injury. Mine started after a break to my left wrist. Never having experienced a broken bone before I was at first merely irritated that my wrist had become so sensitive to anything that touched it. I remember cursing when …CONTINUE READING HERE: RSD – Suffer NO More

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

Living a Magical Life

An Empowered Life is a Magical Life I was talking with a few different people this week and the theme, no matter who started the conversation all seemed to come full circle back to the concept of how people are looking for the “Quick Fix” or the “Magic Bullet”. The other theme was how often we have a hard time telling the difference between our Inner Voice and our Ego Voice. So, today I’m going to talk about how to live a magical life, but it doesn’t involve any quick fixes or magic bullets, instead I’ll be talking about living …CONTINUE READING HERE: Finding Magic in the Midst of Chaos

The Power of Letting Go

If you are struggling to heal yourself, or you are wanting better relationships, a better job, greater wealth, or any other thing you may desire that seems elusive to you, than this may be the key you have been missing. For years I did affirmations and visualization of the things that I desired and I got mixed results. When I lost all of my money in 2005 and didn’t know where my next meal was coming from or how I was going to pay the mortgage payment and utilities, I freaked. I tried doing affirmations and I tried visualization, and …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Power of Letting Go

Getting Unstuck

Have you ever wondered why you aren’t making the changes that you know you want and need to do to change your health, relationships, financial situation and more? I’m often asked… “I know what I need to do for my health and higher good but don’t do it. How do I change this?” Most of us have patterns like this that we never seem to break. Awareness of the pattern is key and a good start for making real changes in your life. Here are a few simple tips to help you move forward and change the pattern of not …CONTINUE READING HERE: Getting Unstuck

Are you using Powerful Affirmations?

When it comes to feeding my mind I like giving it the best possible food I can. Now in this context I’m talking about the information I feed my mind. I’m so fussy about what goes into my brain, I rarely ever read the news or know what is going on in the world. I find that most of what we hear in the news or on TV tends to be focused on the bad things that happen in the world and violence. I have friends who call me and update me, when they feel there is something going on …CONTINUE READING HERE: Are Your Affirmations Getting You the Results You Want?

Tapping the Healing Medicine of Circle Gatherings

Throughout the ages, people have recognized that in the universal language of form, the circle spells unity, wholeness, and oneness. In a love-infused circle, layers of tension and fear melt away that we didn’t even know we were holding. At last we can simply be. Something deep within us that had closed down amidst life’s business now begins to unfurl. This sense of expansion brings relief, gratitude, wonder, and awe. Finally, we begin to hear the quiet voice of wisdom. Circlework, the practice I teach, is a spacious experience that includes time to connect both with ourselves and others. Movement, …CONTINUE READING HERE: Tapping the Healing Medicine of Circle Gatherings