Unearthing with Paint

Diary entry for May 3 2017 This is month 2 in my Colour of Woman (COW) journey with Shiloh Sophia. This week we were invited to begin the deep dive in deeper into ourselves to explore those parts of self that we have set aside hidden, or lost. I am loving the process of setting an intention for my c...

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The Quest of the Bohemian Enchantress

Released and unleashed from her genie bottle, the Bohemian Enchantress awakes and blossoms. She is so ready to dazzle the world with her potent magic. Thousands of years in the making, she is finally free to her wild potent self. She is over the moon excited to be on this quest as she dares to dive...

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Intentional Prayer

I felt drawn to go the studio this morning. It was a spontaneous invite I chose to honour. Within me was swirling different emotions and rather than let them get stuck on a spin cycle which I have been guilty of doing more times than I can remember. I chose to give a voice to what was stirring withi...

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Soulful Stories

  Day 18 – my journey with Color of Woman With a cup of delicious tea in hand I began my day with reading the prayer I wrote yesterday. It is so yummy to read a prayer that you have created from your heart.  Part of my daily spiritual cafe, I often will choose to read a book, poem or crea...

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daily ramblings in the hands of the divine feminine

Today is Day 17 into my Intentional Creativity course with Shiloh Sophia MCCloud.  With each new day, I can feel the fire burning within me as I meet with friends to share about my journey and wondering how we may be able to collaborate to bring forth art as a healing tool in our community. I have a...

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Blossom into radiance

I am using my blog to chronicle my journey with the Color of Woman program. It’s a diary of sorts. From day to day it will contain various things such as insights, rambles, rants or new morsels of awareness as I continue to walk this path. I hope that in some morself of my journey may be simil...

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My story with Intentional Creativity

Over the course of the next 9 months, I will be chronicling my journey with Intential Creativity method and the Colour of Woman program. The Colour of Woman 2017 program was  created by Shiloh Sophia and my class began it’s journey on March 1st. Some of us gathered at Musea Sophia is Sonoma, C...

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Are You A Hummingbird?

This morning a client invited me to watch a video with Elizabeth Gilbert where she talks about the Flight of the Hummingbird – The Curiosity Driven Life. It was so what I needed to watch.  It’s an insightful video with powerful messages that will invite you to ponder on how you see and play wi...

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Day 40 -My gift today

This is day 40 of my Year of Miracles. Things are shifting in such a beautiful way. It’s truly amazing the power of a prayer and what it can do for one’s life. In case you are just joining me now, I have made a promise to myself and to God to document my journey using the ancestral clear...

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My year of Miracles

In early January of this year, my friend introduced me to John Newton’s work- Ancestral Healing. I first went to his site to check out his work as Ancestral Healing was fairly new to me. I viewed all of his videos online. A first for me- ever! Something within me stirred and was hooked, though...

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In God’s Eyes

It was a warm, sunny day in Sausalito, California. A gentle breeze blowing. The sun caressing my skin as I made my way towards the park located by the San Francisco Bay. There were a crowds sprinkled here and there throughout the park on this fabulous Sunday morning.  Most park benches were filled....

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As I Began to Love Myself

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody. As I try to force my desires on this person, even thoug...

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Say Something

Is it easy for you to speak up and express your truths, your desires , your disappointments, your frustrations , your anger to yourself or to another? In my experience, I have observed that many women fear speaking up. They have justified doing so a 1000 different ways. Mostly to protect themselves....

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Believe in the Magic in your Heart!

A week or so ago, my Divine team (spirit)  dared me to play. The invite was to begin each day with play time rather than make my way to the computer and get on with my work day. Will I dare to accept the assignment? The reason, to help me get out of my head and to let my heart lead the way in all ma...

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Wake up ~ Play ~ Blossom

“We are never fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply  engrossed in anything than when we are at play.”  ~ Charles E Schaefer I was inspired by the divine mystery to start my days differently. For you see, my normal routine is wake up, snuggle with my man for 10 to 15 min...

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Revv up your Erotic Energy!

Last Thursday, I shared with you one of my secrets to living a succulent turned on life- Kissing Consciously and Passionately.  I hope you are having fun exploring and playing with the amazing and delicious energy of kissing. It can truly light the fire within you in so many decadent and juicy ways....

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Conscious & Passionate kissing – Secret # 1 to Succulent living

Beautiful One, I am so excited to share with you my first secret to living a turned on life ~ conscious and passionate KISSING!  I love, love, love kissing and I am a big proponent of encouraging couples to consciously and passionately kiss each other every single day. Repeat as often as you wish! I...

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Passion – Dare to Explore!

I hope you’ve had a fabulous summer! Mine has been filled with many rich moments as well as some difficult moments; celebrating a daughter’s wedding to the love her life to my hubby’s car being stolen from our driveway and all kinds of things in between! I am learning to ride the waves with greater...

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Gratitude Love Project

It’s been a while since I’ve last touch base with you. I hope that all is well with you. I thank you for your patience,understanding and your continued loyalty. For me, December is a time of reflection as the year is quickly coming to a close. Amidst this busy festive season, I encourage you to carv...

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Dare to say yes to your dreams?

Happy Summer to you! It’s been a while since we have touched base. I hope that you are doing well. Many have asked about my book…first and foremost, thank you for asking and touching base via email. Your thoughtfulness, kindness and your support means the world to me. Know that I am here to su...

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Reclaim your sexual diva!

this morning, the Ottawa Citizen reported a story on that the race is on to market the pill to treat sexual dysfunction in women. in this article, the following Sharo Kirkey reports the following: a pill that purpots to make a woman’s brain more sensitive to sexual cues has emerged as the newe...

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Let’s talk about sex!

Recently, I’ve read a book  called the Heart and Soul of  Sex by Dr Gina Ogden. Dr. Gina is a sex therapist and a researcher and has worked with thousands of women over the years. This beautiful book is in part a celebration for women. It messages are essenatially about helping us understand a...

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Dare you embrace your sexual diva?

Sexuality is a topic often see as provocative and many times as taboo. Why is that?  We are often bombarded with messages in the media about sex….commercials created with scantily clad women in the hopes this will seduce a potential buyer into buying their product. Does it work, my guess is ye...

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You are beautiful no matter what they say!

hello lovely ones today’s blog has been inspired by a moment that I witnessed last evening while watching So You Think You Can Dance!  for those of you who may not be aware of the premise of the show, it provides an opportunity for youth to show off their dancing skills and hopefuly make it to...

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Winds are changing

good morning the winds are changing and life once again is bringing forth some new life experiences. Though when these show up, many of us experience so many different emotions. It’s ok to feel the emotions , all of them. we do not have to hide behind them. In our culture , I find many have be...

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Dress your spirit!

for the last little bit, I have been observing the world at large and how some women are showing up in it.  Based on this little project I gave myself, I realized that many women would seem to just get dressed in the morning, putting what would seem little forethought in the outfit they chose. Now,...

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Are you happy with your body?

Our bodies are our sacred vessels that we have been blessed with in this lifetime. Many of us have had some challenges graciously accepting our bodies because we feel on some level that it needs to look a certain way or be a certain size. We are constantly bombarded by messages about beauty, and how...

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Sex Matters- is your sexuality something you turn on or off like a tap?

Recently, a mentor of mine recommended that I read Sex Matters  for Women – A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self. I’m only a few chapters in and I am learning so much about myself, about women and our relationship with sexuality. isn’t interesting that it is somethin...

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Exploring – the gift that keeps on giving!

Exploring is so much fun! It’s amazing what you will discover about yourself and about others when you simply allow yourself to explore! In my private practice, I often will invite my clients to try something new- to explore! Many times, this is met with some resistance! What do you mean explo...

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Yes, You are amazing!

Recently , at a cocktail party where we were celebrating 9 amazing women who were finalist in the Women Business Network’s Business of the Year awards, I witnessed a touching moment. The evening was organized by the Gala committee for which I am a member of! Our objective was to create a speci...

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Celebrate the gift of you!

good morning my beautiful Goddesses My wish for you today is that you will choose to find creative ways to celebrate your magnificent self! There are countless ways to do so. Perhaps, celebrating yourself may seem a little foreign to you or may sound simply selfish or maybe you simply, how the heck...

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Dancing in the body

A few weeks ago, I had a privated dance class with a beautiful teacher, Steffi Retzlaff! She teaches a few kinds of dance classes, one called Nia , the other called soul Motion. I approached her with regards to Soul Motion. It s a most amazing dance free of choreography! It has four components, inti...

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What do you see in the mirror?

Yesterday, I met with one of my mentors who is helping me to step into my power as a business woman. the last 5 years or so has surely been a most interesting journey of ebbs and flows , of questioning , of questing, of great learning. I have met some incredible people whom have changed my life and...

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Love After Love

  Last week at the evening with Oprah, she shared this beautiful poem which I have cherish since the time she has shared in O magazine several years ago. Soemthing about it just spoke to me…and still speaks to me. You are the most precious gift there is and I believe, some how, some where...

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You become what you believe!

good morning my Goddesses The other evening as I sat in the presence of Oprah, I was reminded of many important life messages. I love the way God does so …sometimes, in a subtle way, other times, it’s like a big neon sign flashing….grabbing my attention and saying are you hearing t...

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God is calling you!

good morning last night , I went to see Oprah at the Scotiabank in Ottawa. It was such a beautiful evening. firstly, I manifested a ticket to this awesome event filled with several thousand women who look to Oprah as a teacher, mentor and guide. I remember telling God, I would love to see Oprah, how...

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Live in the Magic! April 2013 Newsletter

Spring is a perfect time to open your hearts to receive love and blessings bestowed upon you by our ever abundant universe. I recently came back from Ojai, California. this trip changed my life in so many ways. It was filled with many magical and mystical moments, so many in fact, that I can only to...

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feel it…acknowledge it…release it

hello beautiful ones… it has been a while since we have last touched base in this way. I am truly sorry …It’s been a whirlwind of activities. well , here I am. My journey is all about teaching others to embrace their authentic selves…helping them to tap into their inner godde...

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Speak your truth with Love

hello beautiful ones the universe provides ample opportunities for growth …recently, I hired a friend to help me out with some research and administration tasks that I just could not seem to get too. however, these are an important element of my business. When we are solopreneurs, it is often...

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Trust dear one Trust!

a few weeks ago, I booked a writing week away in the EAstern Township….I was planning on going there for the March break. Writing at home has proven to be quite a challenge on a good day…the phone rings, emails etc….though I must say I , at times, my work on disciplining myself a l...

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The way of the Goddess

what is the way of the goddess, I often ask myself? what does it mean to be a goddess? does that term still mean something to me? if so, then what?  thus, began my journey with exploring what goddess means to me and honestly, I believe the definition is not concrete per say ….it’s always...

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The Power of Self- Love

As I Began to Love Myself –  by Charlie Chaplin As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody As I try...

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Burlesque! Burlesque! calling my name

hello my beautiful fellow goddesses….I am so excited to share with you that our the next Goddess Lounge which I will be hosting at Serendipity Books and Gifts on WEllington Street In Ottawa that I will have the pleasure of having a delicious conversation with Bella Barecatt,creative director o...

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Out of Box-

hello my beautiful ones   today, I am feeling inspired to share with you how I am somewhat uncomfortable going out of my box…out of my comfort zone. hey, I believe we all have comfort zones. Many of us are creates of habit and do things in the same way , day in and day out. when someone d...

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Observe- life is full of precious gifts!

good morning I m back from a week’s vacation in the sun! it felt so good to unplug so to speak from the daily grind of my life. I shared the week with my handsome man and what a fabulous , love filled week it was! We walked the beach every single day, feet caressed by the golden sun, the sand...

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Power of Prayer – January 2013 – Diane Merpaw’s Newsletter

Happy New year to my fellow bundles of Love! These past few weeks have been all about going deeper within to explore and discover the depths of wisdom buried within, to release old wounds while inviting more love into my being, and into my experience I call life. In early January, I came across a mo...

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my thirteen year old self

as the quest continues to dwell inward to discover the stories that are holding me back from fully stepping into and basking in my goddess self,  I am choosing to be gentle,  patient and loving with myself.  there is no rush here, no race…only love and tenderness. I am delving into prayer and...

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My body, mine to love

continuing my story that I started on monday, when I chose to go within and discover what was lying underneath this memory, I discovered that there were some unresolved feelings and emotions. I , in that moment, when I opened that box, felt incredibly small and inadequate. The man whom I deeply love...

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Gifts lie in the discovery…self-discovery that is!

good Monday morning to you as I sit here, I am getting ready to head into my art studio for a little play time…I am feeling called to be there this morning as I continue to release emotional stuff which is no longer serving me. last week, a flashback to a family story came to my mind’s e...

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Power of prayer

Just a little over a week ago, I picked up this amazing book at Chapters called The Divine Law of Compensation by Marianne Williamson. It’s an amazing gem of a book filled with many helpful tools and strategies.  In reading the book , I was reminded of the power of prayer….in my own way...

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small acts with great love

I believe mother theresa stated somewhere along her journey to do small acts with great love. I have had the opportunity this week to do just that in so many ways. When I awake in the morning, I lay in bed and connect with the womb of divinity in the universe…I ask my infinite self to lead the...

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Nourishing your soul!

good morning….sorry that I didn t get a chance to post something yesterday…i got up believing I would be writing for the day as that is my objective for this week to work creating my first book.  As i was having breakfast , I kept feeling the urge to go to my art studio, which is in my b...

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Dance like nobody’s watching

good morning to all…..I received this you tube video from my husband yesterday …it entertained me, and inspired me to share it with you ….she the beautiful woman in the video s is a goddess in my eyes.  Because,  she dared to do something most people wouldn’t dare doing...

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Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high, there is a dream that I dreamed off once in a lullaby.  This morning I begin a new journey…a long held dream of mine. Today, I choose to let my inner goddess lead the way for you see, today, I begin the journey of writing my first book. I will go into th...

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Are you following your inner guidance ?

It is my belief that we all have  personal GPS built within us. the question is do you listen to it? to you trust it? will you take action when inspired? Yes, it is totally possible to miss the inspiration because we are to busy with our hectic schedules getting from point a to b…for what I am...

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Intuition, the whispers that lead the way

It is my belief that each and every one of us are intuitive. perhaps you have said, I have a gut feeling something is up….perhaps, you’ve said something just doesn’t feel right, perhaps you feel nudge to pick up the phone or write an email to someone you have not seen or spoken to...

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Invite to Open your heart and receive more love

Happy New Year’s to each and everyone! As promised to you in my newsletter, here I am sharing my journey with you on line this coming year. MY wish for each and every one of you is that this year, 2013,  be more amazing than the last! My prayer for each of you is that you will all fall madly d...

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Your life masterpiece

Quote When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us.  So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.  César Chavez A few weeks ago, when I was in the studio painting, what came to me in a moment of inspiration was the follow...

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Are you willing to be Brave to listen to your heart, to your spirit?

“All it takes is finding the bravery to be true to what’s in your heart and in your spirit.  It’s not always easy (that’s the brave part) but is wonderfully simple.”  Jamie Ridler I love this quote…it is simple yet incredibly powerful. Are you being true to your heart? To your Spirit?  Your spirit i...

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One Love, One Heart

This week’s newsletter is inspired by Bob Marley’s song; One Love, One Heart which I heard for the very first time when I was in Jamaica recently. I do believe we are all connected and that we are all special and unique.  We are one heart, one love- all a big part of the human family. We are love. Y...

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The Key Is Love

In my earlier years, I defined success by the status of my professional career and the things I had achieved and obtained in my personal life. But within me, a deep stirring rumbled beneath the surface − I did not know what it signified. Yet it scared me. This feeling never really left me; I would g...

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The Genie In You

The Genie in You There’s a genie deep within you; He’s been there from the start. He’s not in some old dusty lamp; He lives within your heart....

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My wish for you 2011- January 24, 2011 – Newsletter

Happy New Year to fabulous ,talented, gorgeous you! For me, ringing in the New Year is time for inner reflection, a time to let go of things/beliefs that no longer serve me or to let go of the many things I’ve been holding on tightly that my be holding me back. It’s a perfect time to sit, contemplat...

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The Healing Peace of Reiki

Article by Jacqueline Ramsey This article appears in the current Winter 2010 issue of Reiki News Magazine. “Oh God, I’m paralyzed,” my mind screamed. I lay in bed unable to move. I had awoken and tried to get out of bed when the pain in my upper body hit. It had been so sharp and so seve...

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treadmill of life

Many are on the treadmill of life, really not paying attention to what is around them and within them. They run to and from things, grasping for air, wondering will this ever stop! Afraid to stop for they may not know where to turn to next. For you see, they seem to be having so much fun ont he trea...

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Soul Matters

good morning just to let you know that I will be at Soul Matters today. Soul Matters is a beautiful wellness from within boutique located in Old Ottawa South.  Interested in having a conversation with your soul? Searching for some answers and not sure which steps to take next? ….if so, why not...

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Soul Circle Café

Last night, I did a Soul Circle Café at Soul Matters, a wellness boutique from within. We chatted about Divine Guidance. We all have a team of divine helpers ready to help us out. yet, most of them feel “unemployed” for we do not use their services. Often, it’s because we don...

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The unsung heroes

Today, take a moment to recognize the unsung heroes that go about their life every day, yet make significant contributions in their own ways. Though their actions may seem insignificant to many, they do, in my view strengthen the connection to the whole- raising the vibration of our planet by infusi...

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An evening at The House of Wellness

We had an awesome evening last night chatting about divine guidance at the Soul Circle Cafe that I hosted at The House of Wellness located in Barrhaven. Thank you to Kathy and Denis St-Jean for sharing their space with us. We are truly very grateful. Thirteen magnificient beings showed up to learn m...

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let your light shine

Your light can be as powerful as that of the sun shining outside. did you know that? how do you feel when you see the sun shining so brightly? are you uplifted? can you feel the skip in your jump as you are walking forth? do you feel refresh/vibrant? well, do you know that if you choose to let your...

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simply trusting

On the weekend, a few of my gel nails were damaged and I sought to reschedule my appointment with the spa company I regularly go to. Unfortunately, they were not able to accommodate my request on that day as they were fully booked. However, they did offer to book an appointment later in the week wit...

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speaking your truth

well, as I was browsing my facebook page, I was stunned and taken back by an entry I found on my news feed. This person chose to express her hurt feelings in this public domain in a manner which, in my view, was inappropriate. Is Facebook or places like Twitter really the place to share our hurt fee...

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Claim your dreams

We all have dreams that we have launced out there in the beautiful and vast universe. However, many of us fail to claim our dreams. We are held back by our limited beliefs, by our fears, by what others say to us or have not said to us. We are totally responsible for holding ourselves back.  As we pl...

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Life is sacred – cherish it

All is sacred in our lives – your circumstances, your actions, your inactions. Why not try to see them through the eyes of the divine and realize/embrace how perfect everything is. You are exactly where you are meant to be in this moment. Breathe! See your life as a meditation. Embrace your sa...

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Divination tools

In November I attended the I Can Do It conference held in Tampa. At this wonderful event, I purchased some oracle decks which I was guided to pick up. I so love them. I picked up the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms created by Colette Baron-Reid and The Psychic Tarot by John Holland. Both are amazing dec...

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Accepting responsibility

Accepting responsibility for our actions, our inactions , our words, our thoughts, our fears is important. We have all been given an opportunity to create a most amazing life. Every moment of every day, each of us, has been presented with so many choices. Some choices are better for us others may be...

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Following our hearts

Why does it seem so difficult for us to follow our hearts? is it because we have a hard time hearing its whispers? is it because we are afraid that we will not be supported by our loved ones? Ar we afraid of rejection?  The other day a friend of mine called me to share that he was thinking of changi...

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Trusting your intuition

Intuition is a six sense we all have, however, many of us choose not to acknowledge it or even recognize that we have it. Why? Not really sure. One of the reasons may be that we don’t recognize what intuition looks or feels like.  In my experience, what I have come to realize is that is so ind...

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I want to know what love is

Yesterday, this beautiful song was playing on the radio while I was heading to an appointment.  I have heard this song so many times over the years, yet , yesterday it sounded different and the lyrics drew me in like a spell. The words of this song really resonated with me. why today? why now? what...

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Choose love, not fear

I was in Tampa last week at the I Can Do It Conference – a Hay House Event that brings together many of their authors to share their wisdom with us. At the conference, I met some my mentors/ teachers who spoke on topics that really resonated with me.  What really made an impact on me was the o...

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