I had this habit years ago of using the word, “just” in my language. “I just want to make the bed first. I just think it’s not okay to say xyz, You can just put your jacket over there.” All of those sentences are using a word that keeps me in a limited way of

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It’s time friends. It’s time to create some intention for 2017. Not just any intention, but the BIG MAMA intention. The kind of intention that ROCKS YOUR WORLD. The kind that causes you to take action you wouldn’t have last year. The kind that brings butterflies swirling around in your stomach – even in formation.

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Harriet Lerner, relationship expert and psychotherapist, didn’t start off as a best selling author. In fact, quite the opposite. In her Topeka Kansa home, she sat in long years of frustration, sorrow, and wanting to give up, hunched over her gray typewriter (computers weren’t around yet) with scissors and scotch tape as her cutting-and-pasting editing tools.

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Last weekend I took a painting workshop. I wouldn’t call myself an artist – not in the cultural sense of what being an artist means – producing a product of art – with “talent.” Something unfolded that I want to share with you (it has to do with seahorses) because, my guess is, you’ve had

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I remember the first time I did any kind of art as an adult. The last time I did it I was in the 5th grade. I use to love it. It was my favorite part of school. It was the part of school I found myself lost in – in a wonderful way. I

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Article by guest blogger Patrice Federspiel – Painting the Essence of Living Aloha The word conviction is the quality of showing that one is convinced of what he or she believes or says. Conviction means you are “sticking to your guns”, your beliefs, your thoughts, your ideas.  More and more I am convinced that it is

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It’s time folks. It’s time to create some intention for 2013. Not just any intention, but the BIG MAMA intention. The kind of intention that ROCKS YOUR WORLD. The kind that causes you to take action you wouldn’t have last year. The kind that brings butterflies swirling around in your stomach – even in formation.

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Last month I facilitated the “Living Beyond Belief” weekend retreat with yoga, meditation, art, journaling, drumming, and dance. I partnered with five talented women to make this happen, and the result was MAGIC! Some of you may have read my blog post from the day after (click here to read it), but I want to

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Several years ago I attended my first weekend retreat. Eve, the facilitator, came up from Boulder, Colorado to guide and nurture the eight women who had signed up for this July retreat held in a rustic cabin located at the base of the Crazy Mountains. The flowers were in bloom, the grasses green, and the

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