Really important life lessons from a seven year old

The other afternoon I was walking my dog, Tony, and we ran into one of our little neighbor friends. I’ll call her Alice. Alice is a beautifully sensitive and intelligent child with long, curly, light brown hair, twinkling eyes, and a smile that lights up her face. She is also quite the fashionista. Alice loves Tony, and whenever she is …

It’s my birthday, and you get the gift!

Tomorrow is my birthday! I love birthdays, and I love any reason to celebrate. In addition to the fun side of birthdays, it’s always a time of reflection for me. I look back over the last year of my life and acknowledge and appreciate everything that worked well. I also take time to revisit what didn’t go as I had …

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations, and why you should too

Everything has an energetic vibration…every person, plant, and animal. Even every seemingly inanimate object has a vibration. Energy flows in waves that are either fast or slow. The faster, higher frequencies are what we often refer to as good vibrations. The slower, denser frequencies are what we call bad vibrations. We all know what it’s like to be around someone …

Easy ways to create a better life

The kids are back in school. It’s almost time for the leaves to start wearing their brilliant new colors. The air will soon be crisp and cool. And darkness falls upon the landscape earlier and earlier with each passing day. Autumn is a time of change. And as the seasons transition from one to the next, it’s the perfect time …

Five simple ways to harness the profound power of nature

In the deep stillness of the early hours, one of my greatest pleasures is taking my dog, Tony, for his morning walk. Even though our daily walks lead us through our neighborhood rather than through the woods, there is still a peaceful sacredness when traffic is virtually nonexistent and the only people we meet are the other morning walkers we …

It’s time to let your light shine

Everyone has a message to share with the world. Everyone! You are no exception. There is no one like you in the entire universe. There is no one who has to offer what you have to offer. There is no one who has your unique gifts, talents, or point of view. There is no need, dear one, to try to …