Taking the Creative Route

The weekend approaches and the energy continues to calm down. Changes should be appearing in your life and hopefully they are helping you navigate your journey. Look for creative ways to reach your goals. There is no need to take the same route as everyone else. Find new and creative ways to make your dreams come alive!

Many Blessings,

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It’s Just a Little Turbulence

Spirit shows me a little turbulence today but also a reminder that this is very temporary and very very short lived. Don’t panic, don’t freak out … it’s just a tiny bit of bumpy road that you will get past super fast!

Many Blessings,

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Story Time with the Raven

Today Spirit urges me to tell you all a story… All morning I have wandered through my memory banks to find the right story for you but just could not figure out which story Spirit wanted me to tell. So, I start this video with the thought of a story and allowed it to unfold all on it’s own. Enjoy!

Many Blessings,

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Oooooo Those Obstacles!!!

Obstacles are opportunities for growth and healing. Do we allow them to block us from moving forward or do we use them as opportunities for growth and healing? Being able to stand on your path and look back at what you have overcome is a great feeling. Life will throw us many obstacles… forge past them and take that lesson and learn from it and allow yourself to heal once you have made it past. Look at what you have already survived… you can do this.

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Many Blessings,

Road Block Ahead!

Life will strategically place many road blocks before you as you travel through life…

The question of the day is: Will you allow that road block to stop you or will you find a way around it and continue your journey despite the road block?

It’s a test of how much you want whatever it is that is on the other side of that road block. If you want to continue down that road bad enough… then you will find a way. If it doesn’t matter so much, then you will probably just turn around and head in another direction or like some.. just stop where you are and go no further.

You always have a choice.

I like to approach the road blocks of my life like a game… not meaning I don’t take it seriously .. but more so on the idea and strategy of how I will find my way around the obstacle course.

From early on in my life, I have had people say that I couldn’t do this or that and people who just did not believe in me and my abilities. Others have always wanted to put me in some sort of box … and their thoughts were that I couldn’t or shouldn’t do anything outside their little boxes.

I took that as a challenge and pushed myself to do more, learn more and become more. I do this for myself .. not for others. It makes me feel good when I have moved out of my comfort zone and beyond obstacles .. .into a better place.

It doesn’t matter the size of the road block or obstacle that is before you .. what matters is how you approach this blockage and how you manage your life to move past it.

Food for thought…

Many Blessings,

This blog inspired by a conversation with my good friend Tammy Lane-Coleman.. Thanks Tammy for the inspiration!


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Daily Insight – Endurance

Daily Insight – Oct. 13 – Endurance

Endurance isn’t based solely on the physical but also the mental  and the emotional self. All three are tied together however, for you must draw from inside yourself to endure any of the above.

You may be physically able to run a marathon, but the drive that keeps you running when your body is ready to quit comes from inside.

Learn to use the obstacles in your path as opportunities for growth.  Take heed the lessons that come your way and stay steadily focused on the goal ahead.

When you feel as though you can’t walk another mile, take another blow to your heart or make it through another crisis … know that within the embers still burn, the fire may be doused but the embers to once again ignite that fire are there. You can do it. This feeling to stop, give up or quit will pass and you will make it through.

Many Blessings,


Remember we are all a work in progress….
Don’t sweat the small stuff … perfection comes from being perfectly YOU.

The message from Spirit today is to not let the small things in life cause you stress.. the details will work themselves out as long as you are walking in the direction of your goals.

IMG_5029Kinks are just learning tools.. they keep us on our toes and refocus us on our journey.

When things are going smooth for too long … we tend to then start sleepwalking through life… the autopilot kicks in and we miss so much.

Just like when you do that daily drive home for the 7,000th time and think back… how did I get here? You suddenly can’t remember if the light was red or green when you drove through it and you can’t remember any of the small details about your drive.. all you know is that you’re home now.

So when you come across a kink in your plan… don’t stress… just continue walking toward your goal with love in your heart and all will work itself out.

What is meant to be will be.

Many Blessings,

Hitting the Wall

Most of us have been there at some point in our lives ..

No matter what it is we are facing …. somewhere down the line is that wall.

Sometimes it comes up and we are able to maneuver around it .. other times it’s merely a speed bump on our path.. and other times it is a solid wall that we hit full force.. straight on … and it stops us dead in our tracks.

The question of the day is: How do we get past that wall once it has stopped us in our tracks?

I won’t pretend it’s any easy feat … words are easy .. it’s easy to talk about what we can do and how we should feel about that wall and ideas of how we overcome that wall … but the act of actually doing it is a whole other story.

Depending on where we are in our life and what else is going on in our life and a list of many other factors play a part in how and if we make it past that wall.

The point of today’s post is to simply let you know you are not alone. So many of us have had to face that wall. Don’t beat yourself up if.. for now.. you can’t make it past that wall.

Take your time.. maybe it’s not meant for you to get past it .. maybe you need to do some reflecting on why that wall is there.. maybe this.. maybe that … just don’t beat yourself up over it.

Life is hard enough as it is… that wall doesn’t help .. obsessing over it make it even worse… just know that you are not alone when it comes to meeting that wall… many have been there and many will find themselves there at some point.

Many Blessings,

How to Turn a Bad Week or a Bad Day Around

rain puddleHow to Turn a Bad Week  or a Bad Day Around

We have all had them.. a bad day, a bad week, a bad month .. heck even a bad year!!!

The question is when that bad day, week, month, year gets us down.. how do we pull out of it and turn it around.

How do we cheer ourselves up and look at the bright side?

Heavy sigh… good question!

Let’s see a raise of hands for those who have the answers…

Oh wait … that’s what I’m suppose to be doing here … giving you some help .. some answers.. some ideas to turn that bad into a “not so bad” situation.

Well, I certainly don’t have all the answers … but I can tell you some of the things that have helped me through the years. These ideas won’t solve any problems… but they will help you get your mind off your troubles.

Meditation is a good start to help relieve stress from a bad day …if you don’t know how to meditate.. Google is always an easy fix… so many techniques out there for meditation.. do a little research and find something that best fits you.

Get out! – Take a walk .. a hike in the woods or near a lake .. go do something to take your mind off whats going on… take in some fresh air and scenery.

Get a hobby! hahahahaha you should notice I have many… hahaha … there is a good reason for that .. creating is my way of dealing with stress, depression and just about any other problem that may be a burden. When working with your hands and creating or crafting something.. for that time you are only focusing on what is in front of you .. you can’t think about the bills or someone with a bad attitude or the leaky roof or the kids grades or grocery shopping, laundry, or whatever else may be bothering you… so it’s a good and productive escape.. it may not solve your problems but it certainly gets your mind of it for a while.

Friends! My friends have been my life savers so many times… just being able to call up a friend to talk it out … get a little input… vent and laugh or cry together .. that has helped far more than anything else ever has!

Laugh! Watch a funny  movie/tv show… send out some jokes to all your friends…. remember the fun times …. whatever it is you need to do to laugh … just make sure you do.. plan some practical jokes … people watch… hahahaha just do something that makes you feel good.

Whatever it is you decide to do .. you have to be able to step outside the situation for a moment .. gather yourself.. regroup… release the tension … You’ll find when you can do this … your view of whats going on may change… things may or may not be as bad as they seemed… You may see new ways to fix the situation … and if nothing else .. you will have at least had some time away from it … we all need to “take a moment” from time to time.

Don’t feel bad or guilty… because you took some time out … that “time out” moment may be just the thing to catch that much needed second wind, or give you a fresh new look at the problem .. or relieve the stress that has built up from the situation.

So go ahead .. “take a moment” and enjoy it!

Many Blessings,

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Climbing the wall

castle wallLast night I had a dream…. many things went on in the dream but what stood out most for me was a moment about climbing a wall..

I was in this large brick building .. really huge… seemed vey open

Some guy came along and was showing off what he could do.. he jumped onto the wall and was scaling the wall with bare hands and feet ..  I said to him … I can do that .. and began scaling the wall as well..

I thought to myself … of course he can go higher than me .. he’s much stronger than me…

I continued to climb for the sake of climbing …. as he just bounced all over the place showing off

Suddenly I realized I could as well climb just as high… but I didn’t … I kept that to myself and just let him show off

It was enough for me to know I could. I smiled to myself.

Once I came to the realization that I could do it .. I climbed down and landed my feet firmly on the ground… dusted off my hands and went about my business. With a smile of knowing inside me.

You see sometimes that’s all it takes… realizing that we can do something that we once thought we couldn’t.

Once you know you can.. you choose to do or not to do .. you don’t just not do it because you “think” it can’t be done…

The power of knowing is a great thing and can change your world completely.



Many Blessings,

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Spirit whispers in my ear this morning and so I must share the message I have been given…

Life! Life .. it’s simple.. it’s complex… it’s up .. it’s down.. it’s here .. it’s now.. it’s this moment and the next.

I can’t begin to tell you what life is all about … ok well I could begin but it would never end…lol.. this blog would go on forever!!!

But what I can tell you is what it’s NOT about …

It’s not about the pain – it’s about growing, learning and repairing

It’s not about the torment – it’s about the healing

It’s not about the hurt – it’s about not hurting anymore …. or anyone

It’s not about the miles – it’s about every step along the way

It’s not about the size of the battle – it’s about holding true to yourself

It’s not about the tears shed – it’s about caring

It’s not about the struggle – it’s about the fight inside

It’s not about youth – it’s about the child within

It’s not about money – it’s about the treasure in YOU

It’s not about what you have – it’s about what you give

I could go on and on .. but I’ll stop here … I think you understand the whisper from here…

Life is about finding peace and happiness .. right here .. right now.. in this moment .. within yourself.

Enjoy it!

It’s a gift we have been given … E N J O Y I T!

It’s in your own hands … how will you handle it?

Many Blessings,

My Invincible Summer

invinciblesummerMy Invincible Summer

“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

The above quote I find to be so true.

No life goes without some sort of bad weather… some sort of tragedy… some sort of sorrow …. Some sort of struggle.

We have all been there at some point in our lives.. some only a time or two and some many times over and over again it seems.

As I sit here now and think back to some of my darkest moments, I can surely see the struggle, the sadness/anger/despair/weakness/fear….. but also I can see the fight inside me to make it through.

Oh yes so often I had moments where I just wanted to give up and maybe I did for a brief second here and there,  but always I knew that was not the way I was going to go down and the fight within me to get beyond this dark point in my life was far stronger,  in fact, looking back now, I can see how the darker my moments the stronger my fight.

There is a fire inside all of us. When negativity comes into our lives our fires begin to burn out and die. It is only when we make the choice to rid ourselves of that negativity that our fires begin to roar again.

It is up to us to keep our fires roaring … it is in the choices we make and what we allow into our lives.

The fire never truly dies. You may at times find that your fire has gone to burning embers, but all the while you have what it takes inside you to bring those embers back to that roaring fire that lights your way, fills your life with warmth and gives you the energy to keep you moving forward on your path.

Those dark times in our lives remind us that we do have what it takes to change our worlds. You are all sitting here today reading this because you have made it through some sort of dark period in your own life.

When times get hard remember that inside you is that invincible summer determined to blossom new life.

Many Blessings,