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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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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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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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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Finding Your Bliss
Everyone is born with GREATNESS in their heart and finding the key to unleashing that greatness is our life’s purpose. Working toward unfolding our life’s purpose creates inner peace, emotional wellbeing and leads us to finding BLISS. There are six important components to creating BLISS in your life.  The first one is Passion and Meaning. ...
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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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Helping Children Heal through The Magic of Play
There is something profound to be learned from children and the ways in which they play. They play when they’re happy, when they’re sad, when they’re grieving, and when they’re mad. We might want to think that kids have nothing to be sad, grieving, or mad about; the tragic reality is that they do. I...
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Awakening the Healer Within
Awakening the Healer Within Modern research tells us that 75-80% of doctors’ visits are stress related and most physicians agree that how patients think and feel about themselves is a major factor in influencing their state of health.  This is great news because this means that our health and wellness depends mostly on us.  Ilene...
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