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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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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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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A New Paradigm, a New Life
A New Paradigm, a New Life The word “paradigm” sounds like a powerful and strong word, and it is.  If you don’t know what it means I would encourage you to understand this concept as thoroughly as possible because it has the potential to change your life for the better. Knowing your own paradigm brings...
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Life is an Illusion
Life is an Illusion If anyone had said to me that life was an illusion 25 years ago, I would have looked at them puzzled.  I probably would have asked: What do you mean life is an illusion?  I have all these facts to back up that life is as real as you see it. ...
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