We are all facing decisions about new ventures, old patterns, and the option of keeping or releasing something, or someone, from our lives. Decisions have massive power!
The power to make choices represents free will, which form a flowchart of choices that form the outcome our lives. No pressure, right?!
I find that when so many human opinions fill my mind and I am standing at a crossroads, going inward and upward are my best steps to clarity, certainty and inner peace. I am responsible for my decisions, and they are to be looked at with a wise mind and heart.
I hope the same goes for you.
So instead of leaving free will to powerful happenstance, why not get some powerful guidance to help point your choices toward the best outcome for your life? Did you know that YOU have access to this assistance? You were BORN with it. Read more
My home sometimes gets too familiar when I am trying to push at my seams.
Stepping on Legos, scattered flip-flops and spilled goldfish crackers each time I walk into a room gets in the way of my Zen. So I took two trips to get a new perspective on life – to see who I am from a different latitude.
Both were adventures that changed my life for a thousand reasons – here are my top 8.
My trips of choice were the 1) TED Women 2015 Conference in Monterey, CA and 2) Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Master Class in New York City.
What makes you feel SMALL? Fear, anger, insecurity, bitterness.
They all make you shrink into a littler you by the moment.
What makes you feel BIG, MEANINGFUL … HUGE?? Gratitude, love, happiness.
Then why aren’t you filling up with it every moment that you can? I have an idea.
Let’s go back to your childhood, where you learned how to live:
Were you taught to listen to your heart and do things that made you happy? Did you learn how to put your own needs first and find joy by choosing it? Were you taught to listen to your inner guidance system to find that personal joy?
My guess is that your answers are mostly: “No.” Read more
I want to tell you about something extraordinary that has been happening in my life:
I have had a Spiritual Awakening. The BOOM has happened to me.
The road this past year has been one of the most difficult of my life, but in the trenches of challenge and loss, I found the most beautiful gift waiting on the edge of the journey: a new, vibrant awareness that has pushed my spirit into a richer place of understanding.
‘Waking Up’ means walking into the most Divine, loving light, and seeing things as an accepting observer. It means finally realizing that infinite purpose and love resides in each of us, for the greater good of ourselves and the other … which is nothing short of living in mind-blowing amazingness. Read more
Just want to check in with everyone and let you know that I am so sorry for my ‘leave of absence’ here on the website. I have missed writing with you, reflecting and being together on this journey.
Where have I been?
An average day … finishing a book chapter in carpool line.
I have been busy writing my book “Fatherless Daughters” with co-author, Denna Babul, which will be due to the publisher very soon. This has been a year when an intern, a wife, a mini-me and an assistant would have all been more useful than deodorant in August. Ew, right? But if you had been following me around lately, you would agree.
Juggling the book with 3 little kids, a crazy-and-wonderful-as-Grandma-Maxine dog and a persistent load of laundry that touches the ceiling on Sundays … I am just trying to get by (yes, I have spot-cleaned more hamper-pulled clothes for my kids just before school than anyone needs to know).
Thankfully, I have survived on meditation, prayer, old Oprah reruns, phone conversations with friends and time giggling in the bed with the kids after story time. (Okay, red wine & chocolate have been mixed in there too … I’m only human & need a break once and again.)
So I did squeeze in a weekend for a girls’ trip to LA – but I wrote during the daytime & needed the fresh air!
Somehow, I know you understand. The thing is with life, there is never truly enough time and space to tackle the entire opposing team. You have to put PRIORITIES around you and reserve your energy for what needs to be taken down first. Those people that love you will still be there when you get back. And those of us who love ourselves have learned to give ourselves permission to take things one tackle at a time.
So, for now, I’ll get back to the final chapters of the book, get the kids’ clothes out for school tomorrow and look forward to one more productive month of rewrites. After which …I intend on coming back to you full swing. I have so much to tell you!!
Psssst … A window into our book research: In our survey of over 1,000 fatherless women, more than half of them reported that their biggest fear in life is: NOT FEELING LOVED.