June 12, 2019
A good seaman weathers the storms he can not avoid, and avoids the storms he can not weather. Perhaps the key is to identify the difference.
I recently attended a funeral of a man who literally drank himself to death. He was an alcoholic in the depths of his addiction. It truly is a disease. It was a man I did not know well, but was there to support a friend who was involved with him. Some of his siblings spoke about him which revealed a man in his younger years was an extremely gifted and talented sailor, surfer, athlete and dancer. He went to Julliard for ballet! So what happened? When does a life start to take a turn and head into stormy waters? How can you navigate out of it? Why didn’t he get help? What was it that he was avoiding? So many questions, but no answers.
It was as if his life was battling a constant storm that he couldn’t get out of.
You might be going through some storms of your own or have gone through some turbulent times. We all go through tough times in life. With support and guidance you can get through them and even avoid some of them. You always need a good skipper on hand to help you see things you can’t as you are steering your way through life! So, if your going through a storm in your life, ask for help, pray, meditate on it and know anything is possible to get through with faith and courage.
May 24, 2018
“You’re going to go through tough times- that’s life. But I say, nothing happens to you, it happens for you. See the positive in negative events.” Joel Osteen
Life can get pretty tough sometimes. It can get dirty, messy and so damn hard. Many people are struggling with feelings that are pulling them down. Having a spiritual practice is vital when the going gets tough.
Recently I have been sadden by the death of a dear friend and another one that is fighting for his life, after a diagnose with leukemia. One thing after the next has set back is healing process. It is difficult to witness love ones hurting. I took in another friend into my home who is going through a tough time and I have a coaching client who also just lost her mother and nephew from a drug overdose.
I am so happy and grateful to have the faith that everything is for our highest good. I meditate every morning to stay connect to source energy. I take impeccable care of body by walking, dancing, gardening and other activities to stay healthy, I journal every morning, read inspirational books and listen to things that motivate me. Without this practice, it is easy to sink into a funky state of mind.
Even when you don’t feel like it, that is when it is most important to reach out, stay connected and have a practice that will give you the strength to pull yourself out of any situation that seems dire. You can get through it.
October 12, 2017
Ego, we all have one. Our egos are the attachment to our self-image. When we are aware of our ego, we will have a healthy balance of self-esteem and self worth. If we believe we are superior to others we will act in ways that will express this identity through gaining power and authority over others. If we believe we are inferior or unworthy we will have an ego that shows us that this is true too.
Either way, these are false images. Being aware of our ego and not attaching to the self-image of who we think we are is how we can go beyond self limiting beliefs about ourselves.
I know that when I was a teenager, I never felt confident in myself. I felt I wasn’t good enough. It was a trying time for me. My father got sick when I was 15 years old and then passed away 2 years later. During these years it was very difficult for me to see past my ego that identified with not being loved and feelings of unworthiness.
It was a heavy burden to carry. After seeking help and counseling, I became aware that this wasn’t the truth. I was able to see beyond my ego and transform these limiting beliefs that keep me a prisoner of my own thinking.
When you feel your ego trying to edge in and get the better of you, stop and talk to yourself. Take a deep breath and become aware of what is going on. Maybe you need to speak up or maybe you need to meditate on something to gain clarity. Turn off the noise outside of you and inside of you. Listen to the quite voice within. The ego is loud and boastful, your authentic spirit is gentle, loving and kind.
Need more help? Reach out and listen to your inner voice that is always guiding you.
January 20, 2015
I don’t know about you, but sometimes my life seems more challenging then other times.. Right now I am going through some major life decisions and challenges. It can appear difficult and stressful, if I didn’t have the tools, to know how to navigate, through these obstacles. When life seems to throw me some curve balls, I take extra good care of myself to stay connected to my higher self. I meditate, dance more, take long walks, eat well, keep my thoughts focused on the outcome I desire to happen, read inspirational books, journal, connect with empowering friends, and breath! I know that during these times of great difficulties, is when I grow the most, so I really stay clear and focused on the desired outcome. If you stay true to yourself and do the work, you too can overcome any challenge. Stay with it, have faith, and know that greater and better things lies ahead. Where ever there is a great challenge there must be a great solution. That is the law of polarities. So don’t worry, worry is fear, stay in faith, faith is love, and you will discover your strength and confidence in any challenge.
October 15, 2014
Health really is your number one wealth. I recently got a cold and just felt run down. I needed to take a few days off to rest up and regain my energy. I just didn’t have the strength to do too much, so I listened to my body and did just that. I take very good care of myself and eat well, meditate, dance for exercise, as well as take long walks. However, in spite of all the care I give myself, I was working too much and not sleeping enough. My body is very sensitive and I know immediately when I over do things. When I don’t feel well, nothing else matters. It doesn’t matter how much money, success, things, or anything else I own. The only things that matters is regaining my health. Health is wealth. I am so grateful to be wealthy. I hope you take the time to stay healthy too.