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Preview – “Spark a Wholehearted Life”

I am so excited to be giving you a little preview of one of the upcoming workshops being presented by Lisa DiSciullo and myself at the upcoming Wholistic Woman Retreat!  We’ve titled it, “Spark a Wholehearted Life” and it’s being based around the work of Brene...

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Soaring! A Wholistic Break from the Everyday

What a way to get out of my own head!! Wwwhhheeee!!! Flying down a zip line, through the trees, on a 90-degree summer evening and feeling the wind—I could even feel it through my tennis shoes as my feet dangled down in the breeze. Now if that doesn’t clear the cobwebs...

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Why do you retreat?

Why do you retreat?

“Why do you retreat?” a young woman asked me recently. My eyes lit with delight at the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite topics. “Retreats are wonderful experiences where we take time away from our day-to-day lives to relax, gain new perspectives, and have...

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Let Go, and Let God

Years ago, I participated for a short while in a group to ease a bout with panic disorder. It was called Co-Dependents Anonymous, and one of their signature themes was the statement above, among the familiar 10-step process. It was a real challenge for me, because I...

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Tips to Lose the Weight for Good

Have you or heard a friend say, “I just can’t lose weight!”  Most likely a more accurate statement may be “I just can’t keep off the weight I’ve lost.”  Almost everyone who tries to lose weight can, but after the diet and/or exercise program they were...

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Life Confluence: Navigating Merging Streams of Change

Life Confluence: Navigating Merging Streams of Change

My favorite word lately is confluence. It’s not a word I typically use but I find myself describing my life with it more and more of late. In aquatic terms it means “a flowing together of  two or more streams” and in more general terms it is defined by the coming...

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Stretching: Good for the Body and the Mind

There's something to be said for the effects of stretching. It leaves you more limber for pushing your body even further in exercise. It leaves you feeling relaxed if you stretch after a day of tension. Stretching: Good for the Body and the Mind It works the creaks...

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The Dream Dance: Waking out of Disappointment

The Dream Dance: Waking out of Disappointment

The alarm went off this morning when I was in the middle of a vivid dream. Has that ever happened to you? Reaching out an arm to switch it off, I curled under the covers again and tried to keep it going. I wasn’t finished with it yet. I tried to resume what was...

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