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Are You Paying Attention?

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Yesterday I was going to the restroom on a break at a seminar I was attending. I was checking my emails on my phone while I walked (even though I get annoyed at people who nearly run me over because they are looking at their phones instead of paying attention to where they are going! Lol!) My very full bladder was relieved to find there wasn’t the usual long line in the ladies rest room and I only put my…

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A Hero’s Journey

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  I first met Lizel when I moved to Maryland in 2008. Her striking eyes were a window to a beautiful soul. What I also saw, was a protective wall of energy she had built around her. As an intuitive healer and empath, I often perceive what is not obvious to others. Lizel simultaneously loved and hated that I could see behind her well constructed masks and sophisticated defense mechanisms.  It was also the very reason she hired me as…

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Is The Reward Worth The Effort?

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The end of the year is always a time of reflection and contemplation for me. I look back (with gratitude) at ALL that happened his year – what went well and what didn’t, what happened and what didn’t, what I accomplished and what I didn’t. I think about what I want to continue doing in the coming year, and what I want to do differently. Most importantly, I decide how I want to BE. It is part of being a…

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The COST of Not Being Present

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  December can be a really joyful time of year, reconnecting with family and friends. Lots of celebrations and parties. It can also be an emotional and stressful time of year. For some, it’s a time of financial stress… Running around buying gifts, entertaining, traveling to visit with family and friends. For some it’s a time of emotional stress. Feeling sad, missing someone you’ve lost this year, (through death or divorce). Or the stress of feeling obligated to go places…

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It Takes A Village (to be successful)

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It’s 60 minutes before I’m scheduled to present my talk. I’ve been calm all day. Surprisingly calm. None of the usual jitters. Which is interesting, since this is the first time I’m going to be making a paid offer to an audience at an event that is not mine. I’ve made many offers for free gifts that had people “running to the back of the room” and this is my next “stretch” – to make them an offer that requires them…

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What Are You Tolerating?

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  A sound causes me to look up from my desk. My husband is standing in the open doorway of my office, a pained look on his face.               “Robbie died today”.   What? My initial response is that he is joking. His face crumples and he lowers his head as a loud sob escapes – I immediately realize that he is not. I jump to my feet and grab hold of him. Instinctively…

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Are You Living YOUR Dreams?

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I have been in almost constant motion for the first six months of this year. It’s all been good. As one person commented on my FB thread last week “you are living the dream”. That is true. Most importantly, I am living MY dream. Are you living YOURS? For a good chunk of my earlier life, I was living someone else’s dream. Initially, I was living the dreams my parents had for me (doing ballet and music lessons, going to…

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When “Bad” Things Happen To “Good” People

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It’s 3:30 am and I am in the midst of final packing and preparations to go to the Be The Change Event in Orlando. I had written my post on Sunday but was inspired to send it as an email that day. At the time I hesitated, thinking “then I’ll have to come up with another one”. (Lol. The scarcity mindset still rears its head at times) Immediately I heard “there is no lack here Helen. You always have plenty…

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Why You Are Stuck (and what to do about it)

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“I feel so stuck!” “I know what I need to do and I’m just not doing it. I find myself procrastinating and I’m freaking out because I’ve so much to do and I’m just not taking action. I’m not making enough money in my business. I’m so disgusted with myself!” Sound familiar? I hear these statements all the time. I’ve said them myself. Then there are those times we don’t even realize that we are stuck. We are busy. Very busy….

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How do you handle a crisis?

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Last Saturday night my husband and I got one of those dreaded calls in the middle of the night that left us reeling. Our sweet, beautiful 16yr old had been arrested … Our initial reaction was one of shock and disbelief. “huh? what?!!” It had a surreal quality of being in a nightmare you can’t wake up from. We stumbled through the rest of the night and most of Sunday experiencing wave after wave of emotional overwhelm… shock, shame, relief,…

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