Happy Summer Solstice!  Today is the longest day of the year and is a result of the Earth‘s north-south axis being tilted 23.4 degrees relative to the sun.  This allows our Northern Hemisphere  to have more light than on any other day in 2011. There are many celebrations across different cultures for the Summer Solstice and one…

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I have just spent a day and a half with 40 highly successful and sophisticated women at Spruce Mountain Ranch, my first Camp Experience event called Get Away and Get it!   I once again am reminded of the value of getting away and spending rich time with like minded people.  With great food, yoga, a…

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Summer is almost here and as you schedule in your standard barbecues, weddings, vacations and special projects, is there something else you could do?  Something totally new and different or maybe somewhat familiar, but you haven’t created the time and space for?  I’m referring to taking yourself on a  retreat.  Whether you get away on your own or…

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Happy Valentine’s Week to you!   We have been inundated with the Valentine’s Day romantic traditions of chocolates, roses, and diamonds since the day after Christmas.   And while I firmly believe acknowledging your beloved on any day is important, it’s even more important to remember the most important love of your life–you!  In case you didn’t know…

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I have received many testimonials from a wide variety of people who have experienced 30 Days to Grace in the last 12 months.  The beautiful outcome of this practice is that it has touched people in a way I could never have imagined when I set out to find an simple way to honor my…

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I have just returned from a 3 day writing retreat and I am reminded of the supreme power of getting away.  To be perfectly honest, the reason I went at all was because of a change in a client plan and I happened to have 3 days totally free.    I thought, “Maybe I should stil…

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How are you showing up in your life?  Do you show up differently depending on who you are with or what circumstances you encounter?  Standing your ground and being authentic to your true nature, even under duress is a challenge and a gift.    My dear friend and colleague, motivational humorist Karyn Ruth White was recently scheduled for…

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I have been facilitating retreats for the past 15 years and the power of getting away can never be overstated.  We are so busy with such full lives these days that stepping out of our familiar routines and into the flow of something totally different gives us an opportunity to gain perspective through new surroundings,…

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Happy Nurses Week!  Every year, May 6-12 we take a week out to celebrate nurses, in accordance with Florence Nightengale’s birthday.   My favorite quote from Florence is “The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.” WOW. Florence…

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I am listening to Joe Dispenza  talk about how the mind works and how our subconscious (90-95%) is so much more influential on our feelings than our conscious (5-10%).  He says we get addicted to certain thoughts, which then make us feel a certain way, the body remembers it and we repeat the cycle over…

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