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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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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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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New Beginnings: Becoming Your BEST Self
As this new year begins, you are invited to leave behind your old struggles and have a fresh start.  Each struggle from the past brings with it new opportunities and new insights.  At first, you may not see them, but they are always there.  Walk through the struggles and invite miracles, love, wellness, abundance, and...
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The Mystery of Life
Life can be a mystery that we don’t quite understand and sometimes it may feel as if life is happening to us rather than us taking charge of it.  We experience certain events and suffering that do not make sense to us.  Learning to “go with the flow”, welcoming the mystery of life, and allowing...
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Gratitude is the Answer
Modern life continues to demand that we do more and do it faster. Because of this high demand many of us are struggling to keep up.  We can feel stress rising and being pulled in different directions.  Our heart longs for inner peace, quietude, and the confidence that things will turn out fine.  Gratitude can...
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A Return to Wellness
We live in a modern society that is constantly looking for a “quick fix” for symptoms versus looking into what the root of our challenges or illnesses are.  We have grown very familiar with the concept that something outside of us will fix the problems or health issues we face.  A quote from Plato’s states:...
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Freedom and Discipline
Freedom and discipline would seem to be at the opposite ends of the spectrum. People who see themselves as free-spirited and go-with-the-flow types tend to believe that discipline is restrictive and binding.  This perception may not be the whole truth. Discipline, if used correctly, can bring mastery, inner peace, harmony, abundance, and success. Discipline creates...
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