Posts by Christi Corradi

Magic and Meaning from Mixed Media

The table is laid. It is an explosion of color and fun. The tone of joy and purpose is set. Choices of art supplies abound: paint, feathers, pom-poms, ribbon, old jewelry like a broken favorite necklace, a single earring, the mate long gone. And an eclectic mishmash of things like glitter, stars, wood scraps… all…

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Punky Perception

Last week I told you a story about how I got lost in the mountains while camping with a group. Our guide wanted to say and talk with a girl he was interested in, so he told me to go on ahead by myself. He said to just stay high and to the right, and…

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Lost In the Mountains

Years ago, a friend invited me on a weekend camping trip in the High Sierras with as one of a group of 14 people – all more experienced than me. He probably thought I needed toughening up. I gathered up a back pack and sleeping bag, and did my best to pack only what seemed…

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How to Banish the Inner Critic

Face to Face with My Inner Critic I came face to face with my inner critic in a dream. But I didn’t know it at the time. I had a vivid dream one time about a trying to get to a place I really wanted to go, a place that felt good and safe and…

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Living a LAVISH Life part 2

As I mentioned in part 1 of Live a LAVISH Life, I described that LAVISH stands for Living fully, Abundant, Vibrant, Illumined, Self-caring and Happy. And we looked at the first 3 of these qualities: Living fully, Abundant, and Vibrant. Now we look at the last 3 qualities. I for Illumined Being Illumined is about…

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What’s a LAVISH Life?

I want to live a lavish life. And I would love to see everyone live a lavish life. When I say “live a Lavish life”, what thoughts does that bring up in you? Maybe, “I don’t need a LAVISH life, its not necessary, just a getting by fine.” Or, “I don’t you deserve a LAVISH…

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What’s Holding You Back?

I grew up in Oregon. I had 3 siblings. 1 sister and 2 brothers. None of them wanted to get up early enough to go fishing with my dad. I sure did! I loved it! My dad would rig up my line, but the bait on for me and I would throw my line in…

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Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

I met a young woman who had been traveling around the world on her own. After months of travel, she was tired and ready to go home. We met at the airport, and we talked about our love of traveling the world while we waited for our flight. When we heard the announcement that our…

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Will I EVER Be Able to Retire?

The most common fear I hear is “Will I EVER be able to retire?” I don’t just hear this from people who are coming close to retirement, but also from some younger people who are looking forward. It looks like they will need to work for their entire lives. And particularly that they won’t be…

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Getting to Your Next Act -part 2

By Christi Corradi So you have an idea of how to discover what your next act might be. What you would love your next stage of life to include. So what’s stopping you? Here is a quote from my mentor, Mary Morrissey: “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may…

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