Transformation

Turning to Mush and Reforming

Did you know that when the butterfly is a caterpillar and in it’s cocoon, and being turned to mush and then reforming, it has no idea it is becoming a butterfly. In fact, it doesn’t even have the consciousness to know that it is transforming. Does that sound familiar? When we are enclosed in our…

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Living the Dream Life

Back in 2000-2001, my husband Jerry, and my then-3-year-old son Aron, and I all took off for an adventure — living the dream life in Italy for 6 months. Our destination was the Riveria de Fiori, on the Mediterranean Sea, just across the French border. Jerry’s family lives there and they arranged for an apartment…

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If You’ve Been There, You Know

If you’ve been there, you know. The picturesque beauty of Italy screams out to have it’s picture taken. But there is something absolutely beautiful about being in the countryside, sitting, immersing in the exquisite surroundings, not just walking past and capturing the photo. I have been to more than 35 countries, and some of my…

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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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