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Choice is How We Love Ourselves and Our Life

Choice is the Answer (Lucia Lerner for Gibson Card)

The wisest and most loving piece of advice I was ever told was this: “You are always in choice.” It came during a time of my life that I was able to hear it, even though I didn’t quite buy into the truth of the statement right away. I can see you rolling your eyes […]

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Shared Ritual Is You Choosing Love Over Fear

Edwin Georgi for English Woman Magazine 1958

We have a ritual on workdays. JB comes home from work, we open a bottle of wine, and we sit out on the deck and talk about our respective days. This is harder on him than I; he is an introvert around people all day and I am the extrovert who works alone at home. […]

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Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum Love

I believe that each of us is born into this world knowing who we are. In some ways, our souls know what we long to experience in the world. We each have a little drum beating in our souls, meant to guide us towards the most nourishing path for our lives. Listening to that inner […]

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Decide to Make Your Dreams Your Reality


When I confess that I love my daily life, inevitably I hear from someone deep in the muck that retort with a sarcastic “must be nice.”  That it’s easy for me to say the path to happiness is becoming smitten with yourself because my life is easy. That I can write about being enchanted with […]

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From Surviving to Conscious Living


Once upon a time, I believed that in order to be happy and seen as worthy of love, I had to follow the rules, the plan for Good Southern Girls, and carefully tend to my Role in Life. The plan was something like this: Be a good girl in high school and plan for college […]

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Aim the Arrow: Create a Vision & a Plan


I know something about you, darling. You have these delicious nuggets of desire, big dreams, and these longings of ideas that you know would work if you dared. You don’t move forward because you don’t know where to start. Or that inner voice inside of you tells you that you can’t succeed. Or you believe […]

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Allowing Yourself to Feel

allowing yourself to feel

Once upon a time, I was a very unhappy girl.  My marriage was incredibly fragile, work was stressful and I dealt with it by shopping and eating.  Neither were a good habit to get into, but chips and chocolate and new linens and stuff made me feel better, even if it was just for a […]

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Love Your Life: Create a Courage Practice


Tell me darling, how’s the New Year’s Focus feeling?  When you went through the process of digging in and identifying what you want in 2013, I’m betting that some of those dreams and desires were gargantuan.  But here we are, just a few weeks into the new year, and you’re already questioning yourself. May I […]

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Holiday Wishes to Love Your Life

Sheer Delights by Gil Elvgren (1948)

Merry Christmas, darling.  I know that by the time you read this, the stockings have been emptied, the latkes of Hanukkah are a memory and the breakfast casseroles have been reduced to crumbs.   As I write this, I have a turkey breast in the oven and the cornbread dressing and overnight potatoes are nestled in […]

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