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Where is Your Focus?

These days it can be a challenge not to be swept away by all that is happening in the world around us – whether we are impacted directly or indirectly. It can feel that we have no control, which leaves us feeling powerless. However, even in the most challenging times, we still can decide where …

Now is the perfect time for Love

I’ve been writing short articles on the Artful Journey themes (aka Mood Lady themes) for years now. Last year, I wrote one each week for 49 weeks. I made myself a schedule of themes and followed it pretty well, unless some theme was simply a mis-match for that week for some reason. This year, I’ve …

Personal Power is where the Real Power is

I listened to the news and sighed. My body felt heavy. My heart hurt. I recognized the need to listen to the details – to hear the personal stories and to cry alongside everyone affected. I also recognized the need to keep myself separate. Not in order to block it out or deny that this …

A Story of Connection

When she moved to San Francisco, she was excited — excited to be in the beautiful city, excited to meet new people, excited to connect with a few old friends and family who lived relatively close. She found a job that paid extremely well that she knew she could do. There had been so many changes in …

The Why & How of Self-Compassion

I fanned the cards so she could pull one. She inspected the variety of colors and bits of images carefully, zoomed in on one and pulled it from the deck. “The Compassion card,” I said. “And that means Self Compassion.” Her eyes teared up immediately. “I’m not that good at that”, she said softly. Gently, …

What Will You Let Go Of To Move Forward?

Letting Go – it’s a beautiful process that can often feel challenging for lots of different reasons. Hanging on to things can feel like a comfort. It can sometimes seem easier to deal with things that we know, even if they aren’t serving us. But Letting Go, when we lean into it, can propel us …

Delving into Trust

In these times, there is one subject that comes back to me time and time again and that is Trust – in others, in things that we’ve known to be true and in ourselves. Trust is something, when tapped into, can always lead us back to more solid ground. If we’re facing a challenge, or …

Let’s Celebrate You

As 2016 comes to a close, there’s no better time to slow down and check in and to take some time to Celebrate. Whether it was an excellent year or a challenging one, there is some part of you that would love to be acknowledged and celebrated. It’s easy to skip over things we’ve done …