Inspiration to have and to hold : 5

Inspiration to have and to hold : 5

June 27, 2018

Early on in my personal spiritual journey, I went through a phase of watching and reading stories of NDE’s or near death experiences. It was an integral part of shedding my ingrained catholic beliefs of heaven and hell and life ending at death. 

This led me to the work of Dr. Michael Newton (Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives), which quite literally blew my mind and made me eager to experience my own past life regression; which I later did with the fabulous Nancy Hajek right here in Nashville. 

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Inspiration to have and to hold : 3

Inspiration to have and to hold : 3

May 31, 2018

We can get attached to who we think we are. We can be downright stubborn about it. Our identity seamlessly and completely intertwined with what we do. What we do becomes what we are. But what if what we do is taken away from us in the blink of an eye? Who are we then?

In the words of Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu:

“When you let go of what you are, you become what you might be.”

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The Priest, the Psychic and the Acupuncturist.

The Priest, the Psychic and the Acupuncturist.

May 01, 2018

It may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but in actuality it was the end of a very dark time. A period in my life of extreme disappointment that led to — what was at the time — a shocking series of big life lessons that can only be surmised as this: I was not in charge. I could not will things to happen. There was some force outside of myself, outside of any religion, that had a different plan. No amount of positive thinking was going to change the outcome. My sunny disposition and glass is half full mantra had failed me. I had reached a dead end for the first time in my life.

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Radical Transformation. (the power of self-investment).

Radical Transformation. (the power of self-investment).

March 09, 2018

I have a sentence that sits on the vision board above my desk. It says: I have been radically transforming. When I was drawn to those words, less than a year ago, I was decidedly not in the midst of a radical transformation. I didn’t even feel as if I were approaching one.

But something inside of me knew.

And I knew just enough at the time not to question. So I cut out the tiny sentence and placed it in the career and life purpose section of my vision board where it sits at eye level.

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Love. Not even death can take it away.

Love. Not even death can take it away.

February 02, 2018

Mary had dark hair and huge soulful eyes that were more ebony than brown. Her mother gave birth to her at home when she was forty years old, a feat at any age and a testament to a hearty stock of women known for their quiet strength. There was a significant gap in age between Mary and the next sibling, making her by default the cherished baby girl in a family of four.

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The Voices of Others.

The Voices of Others.

January 10, 2018

They leave their mark, most often silently. Settling in, undetected, burrowing deep until the ruts in the brain are as well worn as a deer trail in the woods. The words we heard used to describe us as a child:

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This year, I will get out of the way.

This year, I will get out of the way.

January 01, 2018

This year I will get out of the way. I will let go of the ego that has been formed and influenced by others; as a defense, as an offense, as a way of coping, as a way of hiding, as a way of protecting, as a way of standing out or fitting in. Of the mind that forms opinions or has an immediate reaction to something or someone and thinks it always knows exactly what is best (for you or for me).

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