Change

Old bad habits: I chewed my fingernails until they bled. I sucked my thumb until I was 11. I chewed my hair. I smoked two packs a day. New bad habits: I need adult supervision at the pet store because I want to bring every fur baby home. I leave my shoes where I take…

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Happy Fourth of July!

We have displayed an American flag in our front yard since September 11, 2001. We’ve maintained American flags on the front of one of our businesses since 1994. We live in a quaint little town that actually has a flag shop. Until today, I have never really thought much about what goes into the care…

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll)

I love all things sparkly and Mardi Gras is all about sparkle and glitter and feathers and beads!  Mardi Gras is the celebration of Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season for Catholics.  It is the last day of Carnival and revelry before the season of penance begins.  No Mardi Gras…

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All About Intentions

Last year on day 7 of a 28-day Reiki intentions exercise, I realized that sometimes the universe really does ask, “How much do you want this?”  So while putting my attention and intentions toward making improvements in my life, here were some of the challenges I encountered that week: 1. A piece of jewelry I wear nearly every day…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I had the opportunity to go to Ohio a few weeks ago during the height of fall color. There were moments it simply took my breath away. On my return to Los Angeles I was welcomed home to 90° heat with Santa Ana winds – our special SoCal version of fall. I’ve always loved living…

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Lessons in Time-Saving Food Prep: Frozen Meatballs

There are times when I want something home made and yet I want to put out zero effort. Since I’ve been put on timeout on the Sam’s Club chickens (I’m only allowed to bring one home every other week now), I had to find another multi-meal, quick prep option. My solution: meatballs! I used to…

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Why Coaching Is So Important

I say our thoughts create our beliefs, our beliefs create our behaviors, our behaviors create the world around us. The thing about behaviors is that we bring our past to them until we learn a different perspective. We do what we’ve always done. It may not be what you want, it may not be what…

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Are You An Emotional Eater?

I’ve never been hugged by a bowl of mashed potatoes, and chances are neither have you. Yet we often refer to things like cake, pasta, or other starch-laden food items as “comfort foods.” When I worked in healthcare many of us had become addicted to what we termed white flour Thorazine. We knew we were…

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Remembering Wayne Dyer – That Scurvy Elephant!

Many years ago while watching PBS I met and fell in love with a man who inspired me to many things – one of them was to be a “scurvy elephant.” In the 20 or so years since I discovered Wayne Dyer‘s work, I witnessed his conversation go from behaviorally focused to Pure Spirit. Pure Light.…

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