Thursday, November 20, 2014

How To Discover Your Purpose!

You know how the Universe will send you off on a task that makes absolutely no sense?

The kind of task that you know better than to not do, because your gut is telling you this is the way to go?

You move forward on faith, and that's that!

Well, this is where I'm at.

I've been beta testing my first eClass, Brilliant Blogging!, and in the midst of this great undertaking, I was moved to revisit my account.

This is the platform I left over three years ago, to start, because I wanted to do my own thing, my own way.


To me, this makes absolutely no sense, but I had an idea pour out of me the other day that felt more like a hub, than something I wanted to blog over here.

Oddly enough, I've always gotten a lot of traffic from my HubPage account, so I knew it wasn't the worst idea in the world.

On the other hand, I had some baggage that really made me scoff at the idea.

I always hated that HubPages took a huge percentage of the revenue I earned from the Google Ads - so much so, that in a fit of boredom and resentment one day, I clicked on my own ads, completely forgetting that I wasn't allowed to do that.

So, I left.

No money for me, yet HubPages got their cut; it just did not compute.


So, this is it.

My latest hub.

Check it out.

I'm pretty pleased with it and I hope it will help even more women who need my guidance, find me.

Love and hugs,

P.S.  I'm thrilled to be offering my signature, Personal Insight Reading, again!

Want to get unstuck?  Want specific direction as to which is the next step for you?  Want to streamline your choices so you can achieve your dreams even quicker?  Want to make your dreams your reality by knowing exactly what action to take?  No matter what it is: business, love, personal, work, I can help you tune into your own inner wisdom so you can make the best decisions for you.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

A New Space

You know, I love to share the miracles I experience in my life.

It's human nature to want to shout it from the rooftops when we allow the Universe to flow and are able to bear witness to its brilliance.

I like to share my experiences, so you know that miracles and manifestation are possible for you and everyone you know.

On the other hand, I also like to share the lessons I learn from the challenges I experience in my life, as well.


By this point, I've learned that with each miracle always comes the opportunity to grow.

Sort of like poor Peter Parker/Spiderman, who learned that with great power comes great responsibility, but without all the Uncle Ben dying stuff.  ;-)

Stan Lee is the man!  This is just brilliant.

The Universe says "Good, I'm glad you're accepting this into your life. Now, let me show you why I want you to have it and how we're going to use it."


My amazing experience with my day job has been another one of those "humbled by the wisdom of the Universe" moments, for me.

The more I go to my job, the more I see the Universe's divine plan.

The nurse I work with has family in the town I grew up in Pennsylvania; the place I retreated to so I could truly surrender my work situation.,

And the teacher I work with - her brother managed the country club in my hometown.

This stuff always blows my mind - these coincidences - these whispers from the Universe.

Which brings me to the next lesson.

With this miraculous opportunity came several challenges -  which - now that I've walked through them and settled into the new space they were taking me to - have made my new work environment even more wonderful than even I could have envisioned on my own.


I arrived in my new classroom at the tail end of a round of upper respiratory infections.

Of course, I got sick, but thanks to a long weekend and all of the immune boosters I take, I only missed one day of work.

Unfortunately, this made the transition from being picked up for work at my front door everyday, to taking the bus to and from work everyday, very difficult.

I had very high levels of anxiety for a couple of mornings, which went away once I got to work.

Sure, I didn't feel well, but I'm older now than I've ever been (ha!) and I could feel that "aging/resisting change" thing going on - Big Time!

It was a wake up call.

I had let the stress from my other job get in the way of caring for my physical body.

I did not adapt to all of the physical activity as quickly as I have in the past, either.

The walks to and from the bus stop were not as uplifting as I had originally anticipated, due to some weak muscles, as well as being ill.

If I had been more physically fit, it would have been easier to cope with the "aging" stuff, as well as the increased activity.

With this great miracle came the opportunity to heal my body.


I am getting stronger every day.

All the aging stiffness is slowly ebbing away.

Ten years of stress side effects are simply floating away.

All of this has taken me to a new place.

A new way of being.

All thanks to allowing miracles into my life.


P.S.  I'm thrilled to be offering my signature, Personal Insight Reading, again!

Want to get unstuck?  Want specific direction as to which is the next step for you?  Want to streamline your choices so you can achieve your dreams even quicker?  Want to make your dreams your reality by knowing exactly what action to take?  No matter what it is: business, love, personal, work, I can help you tune into your own inner wisdom so you can make the best decisions for you.

Get your very own PERSONAL INSIGHT READING, now!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The All New + Personal Insight Reading!

I know.

I know.

I said it was too much and I put it on a shelf, never completely convinced that I was going to walk away from it forever.


I have breathed new life into my signature, Personal Insight Reading, a Tarot reading I designed to get you unstuck and back in motion - pronto!

This new version is short, sweet and to the point.

I'm still using the previous, more in-depth version for private coaching clients and for the basis of an upcoming class.

It's not completely gone.


I've gotten over my concerns about being seen as a "fortune teller", having still found a way to help you tap into your own intuition, while taking in my insights.

This is going to be great news for those of you who were put off by the cost and in depth process of the original reading.

If you're just looking for a reading, this is for you.

I'm thrilled to be able to offer this great tool, again.

It has helped so many women (myself included!) move on and get unstuck.

It was a shame to not offer it in a more convenient fashion.


Yes!  I listened to you.

I have not changed the reading, but I have changed what I'm sharing with you.

As I said, it's now short, sweet and to the point.

You will receive your reading summary --

As well as an Intuition Worksheet, to help you organize the the guidance you receive while going through the reading.


You're happy because you can get to the heart of the matter, quickly, efficiently and economically.

I'm happy because I don't feel like an enabler (the "fortune teller" people come to for all the answers), because you still have to listen to your gut to get things moving.


Since I'm not doing such a detailed reading, the cost is 1/3 of the original reading.

Now there's something that doesn't happen every day.

A saving of 2/3!

My signature, Personal Insight Reading is...


  • Make your payment 
  • Then email me your question or the challenge you've been chewing on. 
    • Be sure to include: [Reading] in your email subject
  • Then I'll be able to help you get unstuck and on your way. 
Your complete reading will be emailed to you within 48 hours of receiving your email.

The Personal Insight Reading is designed to guide you to your own inner-wisdom, the only place to get the best answers for you.


I'm so excited and can't wait to hear from you!

Love and Hugs,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jack Canfield's + Success Formula

Oh my goodness!

I'm not going to lie and say that I spoke with Jack Canfield and he agreed to share an article here at

Sounds kind of impressive though, doesn't it?

The reality is that he's a very smart man, knows his own Success Formula and is not afraid to give blanket permission for reprints of his articles.

This really spoke to me, arrived just when I needed to read it and I'm thrilled I get to share it here with you!

Love and hugs,


The Formula that Puts You in Control of Success

(Originally published - October 21, 2014)  by Jack Canfield

What prevents you from achieving the success you want?

Is it a lack of money, free time, or opportunities at work? Have you not achieved your goals because of the economy, what your business colleagues have done (or not done), or the lack of motivation among your employees? Perhaps you place the blame on how you were raised or on your family for not giving you the proper amount and type of support.

If you responded to my question with a laundry list of reasons why you aren't where you want to be, you’re not alone. Most people automatically find excuses and blame others when things don’t work out the way they want. This seems to be particularly true in the United States, where many people buy into the myth that we are entitled to success and happiness – that someone else should be giving us what we want.

However, if unlimited success is your goal, looking outside of yourself is a strategic error. The most important lesson you must understand that you are 100 percent responsible for your life – the good and the bad.

The formula I like to use to explain this concept is:

E + R = O 
(Events + Responses = Outcome)

The basic idea is that every outcome you experience in life (whether it's success or failure, wealth or poverty, wellness or illness, intimacy or estrangement, joy or frustration) is the result of how you have responded to an earlier event in your life. Likewise, if you want to change the results you get in the future, you must change how you respond to events in your life … starting today.

What Most People Do

When people don’t like the outcomes they are experiencing, most choose to blame the event (E) for their lack of results (O).

In other words, you can blame the economy, the weather, the lack of money, lack of education, racism, gender bias, the current administration in Washington, your wife or husband, your boss's attitude, the lack of support, and so on. If you're a golfer, you've probably even blamed your clubs or the course you've played on – but never yourself. This is what most people do.

It’s true that these factors exist and that they impact you. However, if they were the deciding factor in whether someone succeeded or not, nobody would ever succeed. For every reason it's not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.

The deciding factor in success is not the external conditions and circumstances. It's how you choose to respond (R).

We think limiting thoughts and engage in self-defeating behaviors. We defend our self-destructive habits (such as drinking and smoking) with indefensible logic.

We ignore useful feedback, fail to continuously educate ourselves and learn new skills, waste time on the trivial aspects of our lives, engage in idle gossip, eat unhealthy food, fail to exercise, spend more than we make, fail to tell the truth, don't ask for what we want, and then wonder why our lives aren't working.

What Successful People Do

Successful people take a different approach to events. They simply change their responses (R) to the events (E) until they get the outcomes (O) they want.

You can change your thinking, change your communication, change the pictures you hold in your head (your images of the world) and you can change your behavior (the things you do). That's all you really have control over anyway.

Unfortunately, most of us are being run by our habits. We get stuck in conditioned responses to our spouses and children, to our work colleagues, to our customers and our clients, to our students, and to the world at large.

You have to gain control of your thoughts, your images, your dreams, daydreams, and your behavior. Everything you think, say, and do need to become intentional and aligned with your purpose, your values, and your goals.

If you don't like your outcomes, change your responses.

The Formula in Action

You don’t have to look far to find examples of how this works: consider the economy.

When the Gulf War broke out, a friend of mine who owns a Lexus dealership in Southern California turned to this formula to guide him through the resulting impact on the economy. People stopped coming in to buy Lexuses, so he knew that his normal response (R) of running newspaper and radio ads wouldn’t be good enough to keep his business afloat. The outcome (O) he was experiencing was a steady decrease of visitors to his showroom, as well as sales.

So they tried a number of new things. Some didn’t work; some did. One of the strategies that worked was driving a fleet of new cars to where the rich people were – the country clubs, the marinas, polo grounds, parties in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village – and inviting them to take a test drive.

Have you ever test-driven a new car and then gotten back into your old car? Suddenly your old car wasn’t good enough – you wanted the new car! The same thing happened for the people who took a Lexus for a spin, and many bought or leased a new car.

By changing their response (R) to an unexpected event (E) – the war -- the dealership eventually got the outcome (O) they wanted … increased sales. In fact, they ended up selling more new cars per week than before the war broke out.

If we all experience the same event, the outcome you get will be totally dependent upon your response to the situation.

Carefully choose how you respond to events – how you choose to interpret events, how you choose to think about and talk about what happened, how you choose to act -- If you want to achieve better outcomes. Remember, you control your destiny … so make it a fantastic one!

Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul®and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at:

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Yoga For The Face?


That's right.

You did not read that wrong.

I made an interesting discovery the day I became unhappy with the way my mouth was drooping.

I knew their were facial exercises I could do to strengthen the muscles in my face, but I had no idea that there were actual yoga series' for the face.


This first one is an actual yoga series that you can do anywhere.

She shows you the basic facial postures, then you actually do the whole thing a couple of times in one sitting.

You can also do them while surfing the Internet, driving your car (you might get some funny looks ;-) or watching T.V.

This next video is a face exercise, almost like a massage, that drains the lymph nodes and strengthens the muscles in your face.

It takes about ten minutes, and I was amazed at how relaxed my face was when I was finished.

No more eye strain or tension headache.

Use your favorite face cream or oil when doing these exercises.

Take some time this week, pamper yourself and check these out!

Love and hugs,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Prosperity Conscioiusness

Today, friends, I present to you a Lesson in Prosperity Consciousness.

I have been sharing my prosperous experiences with you for years.

And I have not shied away from sharing my growing and learning experiences when it comes to money.

I have no problem generating prosperity in my life when it comes to "things" we may need.

Money eludes me, and Ken, at times, but what I've noticed from perusing back over my money journey is that we really are learning how to allow money into our lives.


We decided it was time for me to leave the behavior school.

Rational, adult plans were made in regards to how we would handle the temporary change in the money flow; plans we both were happy with.

I left my job and focused on healing - then the Universe stepped in.

(Yeah, you knew that was coming, didn't you? ;-) 

Ken was let go from his job.


This was one of those moments in life that, thank goodness, your body makes you numb to, at first, so you can do what you need to do.

I was terrified and relieved all at the same time.

This job has been very hard on him on so many levels.

But, it was also how we were going to get from point A to point B.

He wasn't even out the door at this job, and he was already getting himself lined up to work the upcoming election.

Then he came home, applied for unemployment, and applied for three other jobs.


We kept to ourselves, doing our own thing, because I really began to struggle with the situation.

We applied for jobs and went on an interview for a door to door sales job, just to get some practice.

I did a lot of spiritual and emotional work, as well as finally acknowledging the reality that I needed to call my agency and tell them I'd work with more developmentally disabled students

(An idea that was very overwhelming to me when I first left the behavior school; suddenly doable, thanks to my healing and the changing of many circumstances.)

Nothing was available and I was put on the sub teacher and aide list for the three schools I can get to on the busline.

I continued on with plans to drive my parents to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends, and let my supervisor know I'd be available for work when I got back.

I scheduled a few blog posts and Facebook statuses and left town for 4 days.


At this point in the game, I had no choice but to surrender the whole entire situation because there was nothing more I could do.

Ken and I were both in agreement that for him to spend 4 uninterrupted days, focused on his biz, would be the best thing  for both of us.

My parents picked the perfect time of year to visit Northwestern Pennsylvania.

I had a very enjoyable time visiting family and friends, breaking my routine completely.

Being reminded that the economy is recovering, even though it's moving slowly in Toledo.

Sharing ideas for generating money with my mother (from my biz).

And remembering where I come from and what I'm made of.

My cousins are all, always financially prosperous, several of them even owning their own businesses.

Yet, the closer it came to returning, the more overwhelmed I started to feel.

I chalked it up to anticipation and enjoyed the trip home.


The morning after I returned I shared my anticipation with Ken.

I was concerned about subbing for teachers due to the liability as well as the reality that I have never taught "normal" kids.

He was loving and firm about needing the money and I let him know that I was considering just subbing for classroom aides.

I emailed my supervisor and she called me immediately.

A permanent position had opened up for an aide and did I want to check it out for a couple of days to see if it would fit?


The bus gets me there in plenty of time to accommodate an earlier start.

The staff is a great team of ladies who are patient with the students and me, as a new addition.

The students are nonverbal.

This is the exact opposite of the last 10 years of being yelled at and called an "effing b" five times a day.

They are all very kind, for the most part, relaxed, tenth to twelfth graders with extreme special needs.

I will be spending only 30  minutes "volunteering" off the clock (while I wait for my bus) and will be getting paid for 1.5 more hours a day than I did at the behavior school.

The volunteer time will be helping the classroom teacher organize her data - the perfect way to get my brain operating in a more traditional fashion.

Intelligent conversation with an adult is amazing medicine when it comes to mental health in that environment.

And, finally, I can literally see the bus stop for my ride home, from the classroom window.

I don't have to walk more than 3 minutes to get to my stop.


This whole experience has been an exercise in faith for me.

I did everything I knew I was supposed to do and I also knew to step back.


I'm not going to pretend that it was a breeze and all I had to do was follow my own advice to amazingly manifest what was needed in our lives.

I am only human, after all.

And that was the secret.

Allowing myself to do what I needed to do, while also doing what I had to do.

Another example of doing what is best for your Self, regardless of how society says it should be.

Then allowing room for the reality that is greater than that which I could ever come up with on my own.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Take a Look Around

This post is meant to lift you up.

I am honored that you take the time out of your day to check in and see what's going on around here.

I am honored to be one of the people you surround yourself with.

This post is meme heavy because I just want you to look around and think today.


You know, by now I hope you've figured out that I want you to know that you are in charge of your life.

The most powerful tool at your disposal is your power to choose.

So, take a look around.

Who are you choosing to spend your time with?


As I said, back in the d-d-d-day;
"The people that surround you are simply a reflection of yourself. If you look in the mirror and don't like the way your hair looks, you fix it, right?  The same goes for when you scan the people who share your space.  They are a reflection of aspects of yourself and if you aren't happy with the way the reflection looks then change it."
Don't like what you see?

Remember you are in charge -- and it doesn't have to be all drama-llama-ding-dong when it comes time to shift things about.

It can be as simple as Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen and their agreement to disagree on sobriety.

They're still buddies, they just keep it to texting these days ;-)


It's pretty simple, actually.

The people you want to spend the majority of your time with are people who lift you up.

People who support your dreams and aspirations.

People who are where you want to be and are not afraid to help you get there.

Of course, this doesn't mean you need to go out and quit your job, or ostracize yourself from all other human beings.

You need these people in order to grow and learn.

I'm just asking you to take a look around at the people you consciously choose to spend your time with.

Like what you see and the way they make you feel?  

Then you're all set.

Things need a little sprucing up?  

Well, now you know exactly what needs to be done.

Love and hugs,

Friday, October 17, 2014

How To Change Your Life By Cleaning + Purging Your Home

Oh boy! I am so excited!

I have not done any sort of workshop in quite some time, and as I was contemplating my lessons and actions for my Mercury Retrograde "hermit time", I decided to go with the flow and "look back" at some gems from the early days of

I found just enough gems to create a gorgeous, succulent workshop, designed to help you focus on surrendering, letting go,  purging, cleaning and simplifying, so you can make the most of this Retrograde by making your personal space more sacred and open to change.

  • Create Sacred Space -- Honoring your home as the sacred space it is meant to be, is one of the fastest ways to create change in your life.  Think about your home and the Sacred Spaces you can create, then take it one step further and acknowledge the sacredness of your entire home.  This is where life happens.  This is where we make our intentions known.  This is where we come to step away from the habits and craziness of everyday life.  This is the space that should lift us up so we can stretch and grow into who we are meant to be.

  • Start by purging what you no longer need -- This is a fantastic way to create room, literally and spiritually.  By donating, recycling and pitching what you no longer use you are creating room for what will truly serve you.  You're telling the Universe that you are ready for what is next.  Ideally, I like to do this frequently throughout the year.  It really keeps the energy of my home lifted and flowing.  Not sure where to start? Head to your bedroom, the last room you see every night and the first room you see every morning.

  • That also goes for people and situations -- As you release the items that no longer serve you, you may start to notice that there are life situations that are taking up space as well.  Old emotions, unbalanced friendships, bad memories and even good memories can keep you stuck where you are because they are taking up much needed room in your spirit.  Be sure to read the article and apply at least one technique to help you release this intangible clutter.   ---  "Wait?!", you might be asking, "Did you say even good memories?" Yup and here is my favorite example of a good memory gone wrong:  Napoleon Dynamite's Uncle Rico, who could never move on from that winning, high school touchdown...

  • It's time to surrender.  Take time to surrender as you undertake these tasks.  Especially if it has been an overly emotional experience for you.  Surrendering begins as a conscious act.  Doing what needs to be done, within yourself, to step back and allow the Universe to unfold.  It can be scary to stop taking action, but is actually very empowering. Creating change can be a little overwhelming, so it's important to slow down if it's too much.  It's important to take the time to take care of yourself while allowing the Universe to do its thing.  Take a moment to declare "That's it!  I give up!" ;-)

  • Now it's time to keep things clear. -- By keeping your personal space clean you are sending a clear message to the Universe.   You are maintaining a foundation for all sorts of possibilities.  There are so many benefits to cleaning, besides the obvious sanitary reasons.  You can use the time to Zen out as an active meditation.  But more than anything, you honor your space and its sacredness by keeping it clean, creating a home where the stresses of the day can truly be washed away.  And, yes, this also includes clearing your space with incense or smudge as well.  For many of us, our space is not really cleansed until the energy has been cleared too.

  • Finally, do what you can to keep it simple. -- Don't go another three years before you create the change your life needs.  Do what you can on a daily basis to keep your life as simple as possible.  You have already set up a very solid foundation by following along with this workshop.  Now it's time to dig deeper, to see what you can do, to create a life where change is easily allowed.



Tools to help you figure it all out.  

Here are some worksheets from a workbook I created a while back, that I know will help you with the concepts of simplifying and purging.

I am so happy to be able to share them with you, to help you create the change you are seeking.


And drop me a line to let me know how it goes.

I can't wait to hear about all of the change you were able to create.

Love and hugs,

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How to Make Nice with the Mercury Retrograde

OK, cats and kittens.

This post has been years in the making.

Even before I started blogging.

Even before there was an Internet.

I was experiencing the effects of the the dreaded Mercury Retrograde.


An astrological occurrence that happens three times every year, Mercury actually spends about three weeks in retrograde with a week and a half shadow on either side.

Therefore, three times a year, for about a month and a half, we are subjected to what I have come to see as the BENEFITS of the Mercury Retrograde.

It's a time when it appears as if the planet Mercury is moving backwards.  It makes its way around the sun faster than we do, so, even though it isn't really moving backwards, it looks like it is.

So, what happens astrologically is that whatever Mercury represents, or is in charge of, will more than likely be, um, not as "cooperative" as you are normally used to.


Let's rip the band-aid off quickly.

These are all of the icky things that can happen.  They can happen at any time of year, but will most likely happen during a Mercury Retrograde as the cards are more likely to be dealt.

Miscommunications with anyone and everyone.  Money troubles. Car troubles. Computer troubles.

See the pattern there?

It's also recommended that you don't sign contracts, enter into business with anyone or make large purchases.

And, the biggest band-aid?

Well, if it's not working and hasn't been working, and you have been refusing to acknowledge it (whatever "it" may be), it will more than likely make its exit during a Mercury Retrograde.

If it's not for your greatest good, it will go.

This includes relationships of any kind.

Friendships, romantic, business, jobs, even relationships with food can be brought to an abrupt end during a Mercury Retrograde.


  • This is the perfect time to step back and observe your life.  (Did you see that?  Back?  Like the backwards motion of Mercury?)
  • It's great for contemplating spiritual beliefs and practices.  Defining what's working for you and what isn't.
  • It's also a great time to finish a project, maybe just not the best time to release it to the world.
  • Also, don't be afraid to use this time to learn any lessons you've been avoiding.  Mercury will place them out in plain view for you to dig into.
  • Believe it or not, this is a great time to get together with old friends.  Actually, it's not that hard to believe since we've established that Mercury appears to be moving backwards ;-)


So, let's move on.

Now you are aware of what can go wrong and you are also aware of the immense positives that are possible as well.

No more excuses.  

Think logically about your choices, but don't live in fear.

Own whatever life situations may pop up.  Take responsibility for your input, learn and move on.

Let go of what is no longer working.

Quietly learn and grow.

Then when Mercury goes direct, you'll be locked and loaded.

Ready to move forward.

Wiser, clearer and more grounded in your purpose.

Love and hugs,