Category Archives: Stress, Perfectionism & Burnout

Perfectionism is not a lofty goal or enviable trait. Perfectionism is a fear-based illusion riddled with lies and characterized by force. Excellence is a love-based reality characterized by flow and grounded in the truth of who I am and Whose I am: a unique, cocreative expression of the Divine. The highest good—faith, hope, prosperity, peace, and joy—is not served by using force. The highest good is revealed and advanced through love, respect, curiosity, compassion, and gratitude.

Stop, Look and Listen

Though your  body holds valuable information you need to function at your best, if you are like many, you have developed a habit of ignoring its messages and plowing ahead. The noise of competing external demands can become so overwhelming … Continue reading

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Navigating the Holidays with Grace

Take a big, deep, beautiful breath because the holidays will be here before you know it. For many, this time of year brings with it the joys—and challenges—of family gatherings, gift exchanges and other holiday festivities. With some extra planning … Continue reading

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The Freedom Found in Forgiving Yourself

A friend forgives another friend for gossiping about her. A husband forgives a wife for lying to him about her intimate relationship with another man. A mother forgives the man who murdered her daughter. The human capacity to forgive even … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Good Opinions of Others

A couple of weeks ago, I received from Hay House one of its ongoing insightful emails based on the lessons of ascended master teacher Wayne Dyer. Because I’ve immersed myself in so much of Wayne’s work through the years, I … Continue reading

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Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

A trail of brown needles leads out to the curb where the Christmas tree, once fragrant and green, lies wilted and dying. Unplugged are the brightly colored lights and, along with the treasured decorations, boxed up and stored away. Gone … Continue reading

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Family Holiday Gatherings: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

Relationships are the doctoral program of life lessons. And nowhere is that more apparent than at the annual family holiday gathering (also known as the dreaded yearly oral exam). Let’s face it, spending time with family can be tricky any … Continue reading

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Grief Takes No Holidays

For those experiencing sorrow—whether through death, separation, divorce, illness, job loss or relocation—the glittering commercialism and unrelenting cheer of the holiday season can be stressful. Facing any holiday or special occasion with an empty chair at the table can make unbearable … Continue reading

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