The Miracle Cure for the Mundane

JoyThroughPeace

In the last month of May, I’ve co-chaired my children’s school auction, sold my business, launched a coaching career, applied and been accepted into a 2-year mindfulness meditation teacher training program, welcomed in year 15 of wedding bliss, and came in last place in a golf tournament with my mom. It was eventful. Yet, just like with other months, I […]

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How I Pray

My friends, husband, Mom and I recently took this test to learn our “Love Language.” The five options are: Words of Praise, Acts of Service, Quality Time, Touch, and Presents. It’s so fun to know what our loved one’s Love Language is so we know how to show each other love. Mine is quality time, so if you call me […]

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Abiding by Abundance

The Almighty is Abundant. The Almighty has everything to give, and the Almighty generously gives it. When we carry this with us, throughout our day from sunlight to moonlight, we liberate ourselves from feelings of despondency. Hope remains. Hope reigns because circumstances can and do change. From my experience, abiding by Abundance is best implemented with a two-pronged approach: Preserve and […]

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What is an Active Believer?

Oh the ways in which the Universe surprises and delights. On my way to visit a friend, I listened to Joel Osteen’s podcast on “Blessed Out Of Season.” It talks of God giving at times and in ways we don’t anticipate. It was meaningful and relevant for me to hear this message. As of late, it has felt like I […]

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Strong Doesn’t Mean Solitary

Sometimes the strongest thing we can do is ask for help. As women, I don’t think this comes naturally. We multi-task with pride. It’s how all the little things (laundry folding, grocery shopping, battery changing, lunch making, etc.) get done. We do. We gather. We make. We accomplish. We finish. And we also struggle. And suffer. Often. Alone. As a […]

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Why Losing is Winning in Relationships

It’s March Madness, and like for most ordinary, crazed-born-and-bred UNC Tarheel fans, the NCAA tournament brings joys and pangs. Winning is the goal, but it’s not always the outcome. This year was crushing. Last year was celebratory. We fans watch and become captivated and invested because we don’t know the outcome. But winning shouldn’t always be the goal.  Perhaps in sports […]

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Judge Not

I’m not going to blog about Bob Marley again, but the concept of “judging” has been on my mind, and of course his prophetic lyrics come to mind: “Judge not before you judge yourself.” In the works of various Spiritual Masters (Echkart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Thomas Moore, Mooji, etc.) judgement is an important concept. Gabby Bernstein just wrote a book […]

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How to End Envy

Envy – wishing you had something that someone else possesses. When paired with the desire for ill-will for the one who has what you want, envy is one of Seven Deadly Sins. Regardless of the concept of sin, the feeling of coveting is a feeling of lack. There’s one thought, one truth, one word that liberates us from the confines, chains, […]

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What I Learned from my First Oprah Experience (Part 2)

While attending the SuperSoul Conversations with Oprah event in New York, we heard insightful interviews with the brilliants minds (Oprah especially) of Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Lin-Manual Miranda, Salma Hayek, and more. Each guest (Oprah especially) was remarkable, intellectual, captivating, and inspiring. But my three biggest take-aways weren’t from any words spoken. What I Learned from Being in the Company […]

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