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The Wisdom of Simplicity

At the beginning on July, I wrote about my commitment to being grounded in my spiritual practice as I reentered the corporate world. Although I’ve been burning the candle on both ends of late, I’ve managed to start every day with meditation and journaling, even if somewhat abbreviated than before when I had more free […]

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A Miracle Is Faith In What’s Real

Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love—from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. Above are two quotes from Marianne Williamson’s latest book, The Law of Divine Compensation. The central thesis of this book is that we […]

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Soul Journey

To find your true work or your true love, your heart must be wide open, vulnerable and fearless. ~Sue Frederick This was the closing sentence to the first chapter of the book, I See Your Soul Mate. When I read that line, I felt prickles throughout my body, as open heart, vulnerability and fearlessness were […]

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Don’t Know What I Want (Redux)

If you’re reading this article because you don’t know what you want, and/or wonder if this is all there is to life, let me begin by assuring you of a few things: You are far from being alone. In 2012, the largest number of visitors came to my website by typing in “don’t know what […]

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Adopt A Mantra

Do you have a personal mantra? I didn’t have one before. It isn’t that I didn’t believe in mantras. Rather, I never felt compelled to adopt one personally. Until a few days ago. Birth of a Mantra I have a morning spiritual routine that consists of mediation, reading, contemplation and journaling. It grounds me, and […]

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What’s Keeping You From Your Life Purpose?

Big questions tend to come up more as the dawning of a new year is just around the corner. One set surrounds our “Why”: What is my purpose for living this life? Why am I (still) here? The ultimate existential “Why” is elusive to many. Up until nearly dying four years ago, I tortured myself […]

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What Do You Mean I Can’t?

I bet you’ve heard that voice or felt that judge inside you…the one that says things like, “No, I can’t,” “I’m not good enough,” “I’m such a failure, loser, [fill-in-blank],” “Who do I think I am anyway?” etc. That’s the inner critic we all have. Where does this inner critic come from, what purpose does […]

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Dreams

5 Keys To Following Our Dreams

This past Sunday, I had the great pleasure of sharing an impromptu lunch with a friend who embodies pure love and enthusiasm. He oozes goodness, and has a zest and an appreciation for life that’s as innocent as a young child. I always come away from spending time with him feeling inspired. The ostensible reason […]

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Time to Die

I’m not suicidal or homicidal, so no one panics! Yes, it’s time to die, but not in the way you think. Rather, the message is in the following: The “old” you has to die so that the “new” you can be born. The first act of creation is always destruction. ~ Katherine Woodward Thomas The […]

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Love Is Why

Have you ever had a song come to you seemingly out of the blue that keeps playing in your head? Have you stopped to notice if the song lyrics may bear a message to you about what’s going on in your life? This happens to me quite often, especially first thing in the morning as […]

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