Take THIS Step!

I have to admit that I woke up this morning feeling more than a little overwhelmed and anxious.  My mind was racing with all I need to do and wondering how I would do it.   The more my mind raced in this way thinking (of course!) that I don’t have enough time or I won’t […] Read more »

Just Choose!

Imagine, right now, that you are canoeing down a river and you come to an island in the middle of that river.   If you want to continue on your journey to reach your desired destination, you have to get around this island.   You can go right, left or portage the  canoe over the island. What […] Read more »

Get Out of Dodge!

The past few months have been incredibly busy – such is the norm in the Spring here at our farmhouse.  Between taking care of our four acres (who knew grass could grow so fast?) to preparing and planting our garden, Dan and I have been working our butt off in our “spare time”. And despite this, […] Read more »

Time to make some Jell-O…

For at least 15 years now, my niece has prepared the same salad for our family Christmas.  It’s her signature dish and it has become a tradition.   So has the conversation we have about it.   First, let me show you a picture of the salad she brings – a 12-layer Jell-O salad.   […] Read more »

Too busy for abundance????

To say that the pace of my life was slower last week while I was on my weeklong retreat would be an understatement.  I can’t think of a time when I have so thoroughly let myself slow down, relax, sleep and spend my days doing what might seem like nothing.  Sleeping.  Eating. Walking Outside. Watching […] Read more »

What Do YOU Want?

“What do you want?” my coach, Pat Honiotes, asked. There was a long pause.   Finally I said, “I don’t know.  I truly don’t know.” I sighed with the realization. Because even if it was the “wrong” answer, it was the truth.  (Which, BTW, makes it the “right” answer.) And just then a little voice inside […] Read more »

I HAVE to get it done first…

THEN I can relax… (This article was first published in October, 2010) It was a Tuesday morning about a year ago – the Tuesday before my 3-day Breakthrough Abundance – LIVE! workshop in Minnesota.   For the first time in 9 years of doing these kind of workshops, I was actually going to drive up to […] Read more »

But I don’t like chocolate!

(a.k.a. The truth that set me free.) (This reflection was originally published in July, 2010) Picture this. A strawberry blonde, freckle-faced six-year old with pigtails in the school lunchroom.  And it’s the one day a week that chocolate milk is served. Reason for celebration? For most kids, yes.  But not for this particular first grader. […] Read more »