Your dreams never abandon you

January 23, 2014 by  
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Your dreams never abandon you

Last night I was reminded of how we often make wishes and then we either abandon or forget about them but that the Universe is hard at work making them come true anyway. Five years ago I made a wish that I would meet a television producer who would be able to help me create a documentary about one of my very favorite topics — and then out of frustration and lack of funds I gave up on my wish and moved on to other projects and ideas. Guess what happened by chance last night?? I met a television producer!! — Five years after making and... [Read more]

Solstice Wishes~Light is Always Possible

December 22, 2013 by  
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Solstice Wishes~Light is Always Possible

Every year on Solstice I make a candlescape to honor the coming Light. This year I created a very simple yet very different candlescape than what I normally do. I usually use a tray to hold all the elements of the candlescape but this time I used a whole table and some very different kinds of accessories. I started with a red, sequined, glittery wreath — as we all know the wreath is in the shape of a circle. Circles are unending and unbroken with no beginning and no end. I felt this was a powerful metaphor for the idea that Light is always... [Read more]

Begin again

January 1, 2013 by  
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don’t be afraid of change “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining who we are.” ~~ Max De Pree Keep changing.  Read More →

Allow Others Their Path

September 27, 2012 by  
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Allow Others Their Path

We often get frustrated with other people for not being who we want them to be, for not doing what we want them to do, for not enjoying the same things we enjoy, and so on. It might help to remember that not everyone on the planet, including those who are most close to you, are here to do the same things you are here to do. Their path is close to yours and often intersects with it, but it is not the same path. When you get frustrated again, remember this: Allowing others to be on their own path is true empowerment. allow others their separateness Let... [Read more]

Courage, Hate and Fear

September 24, 2012 by  
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Courage, Hate and Fear

I am thinking about all the hate, you know? Hate is really about fear. That’s why it’s so important to cultivate all kinds of COURAGE in your life. There are many different kinds of courage and they all require concentrated practice and awareness: the courage to face difficult emotions, the courage to forgive, the courage to try new things, the courage to start again, the courage to apologize, the courage to make mistakes, the courage to listen, the courage to speak. stay open to your evolving courage There are so many kinds of courage.... [Read more]

A Dream Has Come True

September 23, 2012 by  
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A Dream Has Come True

Today was a wonderful day! I met with Laurie McCutchan, the Executive Director of The Hope Institute of Uganda, to learn about its work in Jinja, Uganda to empower families towards economic viability, education for all, access to affordable health care, and more.  Laurie’s fantastic husband Jim came along — because we would put him to “work” loading up Laurie’s van a little later — and we had a wonderful lunch together in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin overlooking the shimmering, boat-filled lake. The weather... [Read more]

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