Choose Courage
A new year has begun, giving us the gift of new beginnings and the opportunity to welcome courage into our lives.  Your heart and soul need courage to build and enjoy the life you want.   Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is moving forward despite the fear.  A great way to make it...
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Give Yourself The Gift Of JOY!
Christmas is around the corner, and some of us have been thinking about gifts we would like to give others that they would receive with surprise, joy, and appreciation.  The marketing world likes to remind us that this is the season of giving.  I would like to promote it as well but with a different...
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Transforming Suffering Through Gratitude
The celebration of Thanksgiving this month brings us an opportunity to focus on gratitude and on what is going well in our lives.  Being grateful when life is going well, is easy to do and most of us can do it effortlessly.  However, when life is challenging and we are facing pain, it’s harder to...
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Letting Go
Upon awakening we can feel the cooler weather and we know with certainty that more is coming because we have experienced it so many times before. Soon, we’ll see the beautiful change of color of the leaves on the trees and the sight will remind us how blessed we are to have eyes to see...
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Coming Back to Order
We can feel the end of the summer in the air, the weather is slowly getting cooler, mornings are crisp, and it is getting dark earlier. Nature is very predictable and the change in seasons show up slowly regardless of us being ready or not, however, we all slowly adapt. I deeply appreciate the changes...
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No Mud, No Lotus
A few years ago, I was going for a walk in Booth Bay Harbor, Maine and I stumbled upon a big pond covered with beautiful lotus flowers.  I could not believe the beauty in front of me, I was in awe for several minutes and feeling deep gratitude for this experience.  The pond itself was...
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Summer is a time for FUN, RENEWAL and ACTION
Welcome Summer! I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. This is a time for fun, renewal and action for me and I hope for you as well. I enjoy gardening and creating colorful space outdoors that attract butterflies and hummingbirds around my home. I also love the ocean in the summer, it is such a...
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The Joy of Fatherhood -An interview with Walt Torchon, LCPC
Walt is a young therapist at The Personal Wellness Center. He has a good sense of humor and enjoys connecting with people.  His ability to connect with children, teenagers, and adults is great.  He is dedicated to the work he does with his clients and recognizes that his first priority is to his family, and...
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A Mother’s Journey
Most women have an innate desire to be a mother, however, if God were to sit women down and ask each one of them: Do you really want to be a mother? And then he showed us all the energy, work, time, and patience that was needed to do the job most women would likely...
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From Caterpillar to Butterfly
Most of us can admire butterflies and, even at a young age, children are enthralled by them. They are so delicate and beautiful and yet they went through a tough process to become one. The journey of transformation into a butterfly may not seem appealing.  At first it seems impossible that a caterpillar can transform...
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Spring Forward
As we start to see signs of Spring, excitement begins to grow inside us because a season of renewal is about to come.   These past two years we have faced many challenges and it appears they will linger a bit longer than we had anticipated.  I would like to invite you to see that all...
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Loving Kindness
These two words, Loving Kindness, put together can create a beautiful synergy, different from when these words are used separately. Loving Kindness is a traditional Buddhist concept; it implies acting with compassion towards all sentient beings, with an awareness and appreciation of the natural world. To choose to live your life from this perspective is...
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