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A Friendship Miracle

What exactly is a miracle? There are many different definitions out there. I like the simplicity of Miracle Principle number 26 in Chapter 1 of A Course in Miracles: “Miracles represent freedom from fear.” To me, this means anytime I shift my perception from fear to...

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Not What I Expected

I will admit I’m a little tired after the extensive traveling I did last month. It started with the Big Sky Retreat in Montana, followed by a week at Serenity Farm in Virginia, and ended with a trip to Dallas last weekend to facilitate a workshop at HeartSpace...

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Blessings!

I learned a long time ago that we all have the power to bless. That word may have special meaning or be off-putting to some, but according to the internet, bless can simply mean “express or feel gratitude to; thank.” That’s why I take time to bless every meal before I...

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What Would You Have Me Say?

Anyone who uses words for a living like I do, whether written or spoken, knows that they are very powerful things. They have the power to both inspire and injure, so I do my best to choose them carefully. However, even when being mindful, one never knows how they will...

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What Kind of Day Are You Having?

This week I am at the 43rd Annual Big Sky Retreat in Big Sky, Montana. This will be the fifth year I have been a part of this retreat and my first as President of the Board. To commemorate this milestone, I thought I would share something with you that I wrote when I...

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Where’s Your Happy Place?

I just returned from a wonderful and very full four days in Fort Lauderdale. To all those I did not get to see this time, please forgive me. My schedule was packed with events, a Family Constellations Workshop, and seeing as many beloved friends and spiritual family...

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Frustration to Magic

It’s very easy to become frustrated with life’s little inconveniences until they turn into magic right before your eyes. I had that experience recently. Several weeks ago I was with friends in a beautiful gift shop in Long Beach, California called Fern’s Garden. As we...

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Lessons from a Six-Year-Old

We can learn so much from children. They remind us how to be playful and be in the moment. I lost track of time laughing and playing on the inflatable slides and bounce houses at the water park in Cozumel last week with my friends’ six-year-old daughter. It was one of...

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Last-minute Changes

Last-minute changes can sometimes be stressful and are rarely welcome. We are much happier when things go as planned. However, last-minute changes can also be blessings in disguise. At big events like weddings or birthday parties where many people and elements come...

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No Stone Too Heavy

Many years ago, one of my first spiritual teachers shared a powerful story with me about a young Native American girl who was having nightmares. Her father, the Chief, was away leading a hunting expedition for many days. Fearful dreams that something terrible had...

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Highest and Best for All

To say that I was reluctant to leave my home in Fort Lauderdale last April might be a bit of an understatement. Florida had been my home for 25 years, and my love of the ocean is no secret to anyone who knows me. Saying “goodbye for now” was difficult. As hard as it...

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Pirates, Mermaids, and Llamas

Have you ever been on a boat with an assortment of pirates and mermaids, waiting for a llama to get authorization to board before you set sail? After last Saturday, I can honestly say I have. I know this might sound like a scene from a Disney animated film, but...

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