Positive Affirmations: Why they don’t work! (part 1)

All your life you have been hearing about positive affirmations and the power of positive thinking. Maybe you have even posted phrases on your refrigerator or mirror that say, “I am super rich.” or “I attract only positive people into my life.” But then, when you look around your one bedroom apartment and realize you …

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Self Trust: Staying True to Your Own Voice

How do we learn to trust ourselves more? How do we keep from getting gobbled up by everyone else’s opinions, beliefs, ideas and expectations?  How do we keep from losing confidence in our own voice, our own purpose by comparing ourselves to others goals and accomplishments?   What Does Self Trust Mean? Deepak Chopra uses …

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Your Authentic Spirit: Top 10 Symptoms of Disconnect

Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book, Something More once said, “The authentic self is the soul made visible.”  How can you tell if you are truly aligned with your Authentic Self, or as I call it, your Authentic Spirit?   Do You Feel Disconnected?   People can look completely successful outside, but feel depressed, unsatisfied, incongruent …

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Love Day: Celebrate Its Many Facets

Finally, the day of the year that celebrates LOVE!!! I hope you find a million ways  to celebrate. Valentine’s Day, like all other holidays, is a mixed bag of fun and celebration, joy and consumerism; along with high expectations, disappointments, and loneliness. Is this a true representation of what love really is? No, but it …

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Self-Centered or Self-Actualizing? How can you be sure?

How do you know the difference between being self-indulgent and self-actualizing?  These questions come up all the time from clients.  They think if they take the focus off doing for others and put it on themselves—self reflection, self growth, self discovery—it means they are being selfish, especially women who have been so used to putting …

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The Spiral Effect: Do You Feel Stuck in Life Patterns?

There is an aspect of this spiritual journey that isn’t talked about much, but it plays havoc with our belief.  In my book upcoming book, Inner North: Aligning With Your Authentic Spirit, I call it “Circling Back”.  As much as we like to think of life, personal growth, and success as a linear path moving …

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When Will You Finally Be Enough?

Do you ever get tired of hearing about how important it is to believe in yourself? How limiting beliefs are holding you back?  How in order to succeed you must change your beliefs about yourself? These statements are all true of course, but sometimes I have noticed with my clients, myself and people interested in …

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Seven Symptoms of Information Overload Syndrome (iOS 7)

It came to me that many of us are now living with iOS 7 even if we don’t own any Apple products! This is my name for Information Overload Syndrome 7 days a week! We are bombarded at every turn—all the electronic devices are a blessing, but also a curse! I find if I spend …

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What is Your Bluebirds’ Song?

I looked out the window this morning and was met by an amazing site: Four or maybe more beautiful Bluebirds frolicked around in my backyard! They were lining up at the feeder, flittering from tree to tree, and actually hanging in mid air flapping their beautiful azure blue wings around. It looked like the scene …

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