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The coffee cup and bedside table get along very well. The coffee sits comfortably on her benefactor. The table is grateful, with its energy compact and solid, reliable for her. If someone ever calls me dense, I’ll offer them a ride on my back. What if I could perceive all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
So, there’s sunshine, coffee, and yoga for enlightenment … and alfredo sauce. I made chicken alfredo for dinner and I swear I tried to take bath in it. Alfredo will turn a good girl bad. When the family was done eating, I promptly put the leftovers in a container for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
In the woods at the dog park, there’s a massive oak tree I enjoy playing with. I approach him with enthusiasm and then plant my feet firmly in solidarity. The dirt surrounding him is like a new mother, devoted to her baby yet fatigued in her work. The earth has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Do you want to experience more balance in your life? More stability? More surefootedness? Go barefoot. Whenever it’s possible, I strip away socks and shoes and let my feet kiss the ground as they cruise me along the journey. While I celebrate the protection that shoes give from the cold,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
I sit here on a couch that is no ordinary piece of furniture. It is a mass of springs and fluff that has seen countless hours of love. Friends and family have gathered here, shared, laughed, and cried. The energy is forever woven in the fabric, and I can draw... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
I savor the process of discarding things. Admittedly, this has nothing to do with the other person, the anonymous one who will receive my “trash” as his “treasure.” It has everything to do with the power that is cultivated in the act. The doing is everything. The act has nothing to do with giving or receiving, but everything to do with gratitude. It is mandatory that I shed. I am filled to overflow and there is no other way. To release is to have faith. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
The sun is forceful this morning, wasting no time in lifting me up by the shoulders. He knows what I can do and needs a collaborative effort today. I am ready. I tell him I don’t want to move mountains because they’re all perfectly placed. Our challenges always are. But... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Momentum will take me over, like running downhill after charging up, up, up. I will catch my breath before taking the next breath. I will create momentum around the mundane and thereby transform it into inspired action. Love builds this force and waves a magic wand around movement. I've never... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
There’s nothing more important than the process I’m going through right now, where I allow love to flow through me for the benefit of others. Nothing. So I will allow. I will allow the fullness of who I am to be expressed and explored. I will allow the abundance of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Today, I stood in a warrior’s pose, feel firmly planted. My hips, my heart, my arms were open wide in competition with one another. My hips told me that I give birth to each moment through my love. My heart told me that we are one. My arms told me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Your body is the vessel you will use while you are here on this journey. Though it might be very difficult, try to listen to your heart and not what everyone around you is saying about your appearance. They are not wrong to tell you how your hair would look... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Inhale: I sweep my arms high to the sun, hopeful to hold it today, even if it burns. Exhale: I spill forward, humble and uncertain, yet fearless. Inhale: I halfway lift, stretching my spine, reaching the crown of my head toward the mirror, toward myself. A dialogue between me and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
What if, in this very moment, I could allow myself to open up to the love of the universe? Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
As a personal trainer, here is the very best advice I can give you for physical fitness - just move your body. Move your body in ways that you love every day. Move your body in lots of DIFFERENT ways every day. Stop overthinking what your body already knows to do. You came out moving, and you should keep moving until your journey is done. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
It might all come down to walking the dog today. I don’t seem to be gaining power through the coffee, the plant, the candle. I’m okay with that. I know that my happiness doesn’t rely on so few things, but that I have access to infinite love. This frustration is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
If I stop looking for inspiration, it finds me. I never need to go searching for what is always there. Even when I think I’m stuck, I’m not. Inspiration finds me when I show up. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Writing can connect you with Source, if you will allow. Appreciation is our ultimate superpower, and we cultivate it with every letter. Do not be alarmed if it doesn’t come easy at first. Like other muscles that don’t get used, your ability to appreciate may be a little weak. That’s okay. Just breathe and let it come to you. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
I was so excited to wake up this morning, get my coffee, and begin my journey here on the page. And then my ego told me I had nothing to offer. He told me to close my eyes and ignore it all, all of the beauty that leads me home.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Through the drapes this morning, I saw a familiar golden ball waiting for me. But when I got out of the bed to receive him, he wasn’t there. He must have gone back into his nest of clouds for a few more winks. Not me. I am ready. I will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Here is one of the most effective ways I stoke my power: I affirm beauty, love, and abundance every chance I get. I steep myself in messages of love. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Love is never one sided. Whenever I am in love with the moment, the moment is in love with me. The coffee takes a joyful ride through my body as I drink it with passion. I am drunk on this morning. The sun becomes brighter when I look at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Last night I had a most interesting dream. I was sitting cross-legged on the floor of an unfamiliar bathroom with the door open. Suddenly, a small, multicolored bird flew in and landed on my hand. He pecked at my skin for a while as if to scold me about something.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
I have a string of beads piled on my wrist, They are made of beautiful brown stone, with a light blue tassel and silver owl charm hanging off the end. I love owls. We have one in particular that visits seasonally. He is large and handsome. Once he perched above... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
Love is always finding a way of showing itself to me. Right now, it’s my home, so beautiful and welcoming. As I sit here on the couch, I am speechless for my surroundings. This life I have built exceeds my wildest dreams, and the most amazing thing is - it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life
To whom it may concern: Please remember to play Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World” at my funeral. Please tell everyone that if they really love me, they must dance and drink and have a good time. Please hug and kiss and share love. There is no death. There... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Professional Lover of Life