The Magic of Machu Picchu

Image of Machu Picchu and Llama

Most of us have seen the pictures of the Citadel, the impressive citadel built by the Incas 600 years ago. It was discovered in 1911 by Yale Professor, Hiriam Bingham. The reason why it still stands is that the Spanish conquistadores who defeated the Incas never knew about the city sitting 8,000 feet above sea level, so they didn’t know […]

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Humility is Hard to Teach, but Lessons are Abundant

My son hit two home runs in his Little League game last weekend. It was awesome to witness. More so though, it provided the perfect platform to talk about humility. In our home the are 5 things that we pray for, the traits we strive to be. We call them “The 5 Hs”: Happy Healthy Hopeful Helpful Humble I find that […]

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Love is Abundant – Riches are to Share

As you  may know, I’m committed to Paying It Forward and posting the videos to YouTube every day for a year. As I write this, I’m on day 191. What I’ve learned so far is that no matter I’m dealing with in the day, it always feels good to give. It takes me out of my own, limited perspective and […]

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Forgive with Grace – Why and What does that even Mean?

Something happened this week that hurt. I was celebrating something, and a close friend that I thought would be happy for me was noticeably absent and loudly silent. It’s natural that we want out of relationships what we think that we put into relationships. If we give support, and encouragement, and selflessly celebrate our friend’s own accomplishments regardless, or even […]

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Checking In Within…Mac the Bulldog Teacher

I have a dog named Mac. He’s a bulldog, a breed said to be opinionated and bull-headed. I can see clearly now that (unknowingly-at-the-time) I chose him because I needed a lesson, a teacher if you will, in learning how to deal with myself (because I’m also bull-headed). Mac has indeed taught me lots – from how to tune out […]

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Why Manifesting is Like Giving Birth

The Universe knows when the time is right. Birth moms can appreciate the patience required with unknown timing.  I remember when I was expecting my first, and each day of the last 2 weeks of pregnancy was filled with anxious anticipation of not knowing when he/she would arrive. Would it be today? Would it be next week? Or did I […]

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4 Forgotten Things to be Grateful For

Finding things to be grateful for should be as easy as reciting the names of your kids. Afterall, your kids are undoubtedly (at least most of the time) at the top of the list. And there’s things like butter and bubble baths to appreciate. But when you’re struggling, like I was last week, I really had to break it down. […]

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Belly-Flopping off My High-Flying Vibrational Disk

Isn’t it amazing how meaningful life lessons come to us in the most curious of times… I just spent the last seven hours loading a royalty report to a licensing website for Lillybee (my for-profit passion…as opposed to Oak Lea Lane, my non-profit passion). It’s due tomorrow and I spent the entire morning preparing the tedious excel document. Uploading it should have […]

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