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Turn Your Struggle Into Greater Success

We’ve all had those moments… where we find ourselves in some kind of struggle, such as sickness, financial struggles, relationship issues, or other. And when they happen we often feel resistance on some level, whether that’s feeling like why me or feeling flat out pissed off.

But when we stay stuck in that space, we prolong our struggle. And, there’s a different way of receiving and viewing our struggle.

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Where’s My Damn Sign, Universe?

Years ago, as I cautiously experimented with believing there was some kind of universal energy out there guiding us, I started to rely on signs from the Universe. I kept a “coincidence” journal as if I was conducting an investigation, and I eagerly walked down the street to my Saturday morning yoga class, where I pulled a card from the angel card deck. Theory had it that by law of attraction we’d pull the card with the message we were meant to hear.

I began to live for those Saturday morning cards, as the messages were written in a supportive and loving way, which I especially needed during that time in my life. Plus, the cards were usually pretty accurate. This led me to exploring more woo woo. I started reading more about angels and in doing so began hoping I’d see a random feather or coin (known messages from angels). Before long, my days were filled with looking for signs from the universe, decoding their message to the best of my ability, and trusting their guidance.

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Adapting Self-Care Habits to Summertime Fun

Summertime…..the fun season…a time of the year spent vacationing, socializing, barbecuing, traveling, relaxing and more. While I’m thoroughly enjoying all of those, I noticed that my everyday spiritual and self-care practices go by the wayside a little more easily in summer. Especially when I’m traveling.

Earlier this month I flew across the country to spend some bonding time with my nieces and nephew. Because of the time difference, by mid-morning they have been waiting hours for me to wake up. That means my morning meditation is definitely not happening.

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Six Lessons of Strength, Love and Loss from a Six-Pound Earth Angel

Last week I went through the painful process of saying goodbye to my beloved kitty cat, Maya (also affectionately known as Blackie, Blacks, Blackster, little Blackie, Blackie girl, Fancy Foot, the Princess of Darkness). Within twenty minutes at the vets, something that had been previously diagnosed as a non-cancerous, treatable shoulder injury was escalated to either leg amputation or terminal illness. I was devastated and shocked. Out of the many possible outcomes discussed in previous visits, those weren’t on the list.

I was told to go home while they ran some additional tests. A while later I got the phone call letting me know that there were tumors all over her thoracic area. The bump on her shoulder was not an injury after all, but cancer, which quickly spread in her little body in only a month’s time. She had three weeks to live on her own, and she would have been in pain and unable to do all of her favorite activities. Like discipline my other pets 🙂 , steal and bat around my healing stones like hockey pucks, protect the house, lounge out front, playfully beg for her favorite treats, or use all four of her legs. I felt the best option was to let her transition that day and headed to the vets to be with her.

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Finding Faith Without Religion

Although I was raised Catholic, I never connected with it, despite (or possibly because of) years of Catholic schooling. While the education was great, I was ready to leave behind the religion I knew the day I graduated. Since I associated God with religion, I didn’t know how to have faith outside of religion. Plus, I had some underlying Irish Catholic guilt issues so pursuing other religions wasn’t really an option. 😉

A few years ago, when I went to my first energy healing session, I asked the healer not to use the G-word with me after she asked my level of comfort with it. She grinned and understood where I was coming from. She also suggested that would change for me someday, as it had for her. Whatever.

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How Expectations Influence Happiness

For the first time in over seven years, I went to a Kundalini yoga class. It rocked my world. The class was everything I was hoping for and more. I bought a month package and eagerly anticipated class the following day.

Attending my second class, I sat in easy pose waiting for my world to be rocked once more. My heart was already blissing out, my face was smiling, my mind was envisioning class, and my body was ready to go. However, as we started, I started getting frustrated. This class is nothing like the first class, my mind silently protested.

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The Happy High (and Other Benefits) of a Good Cry

When is the last time you had an indulgent, messy cry? For me, tears have become a part of my daily life. Work life, that is. I sometimes say that I make people cry for a living. Because during sessions, clients receive a safe space to release built up emotion through tears, and more often than not, they do. I know that healing is happening when I see their eyes begin to water.

You can imagine it’s nearly impossible to fully process every emotion within 30 to 120 seconds. According to leaders in the industry, that is the amount of the time we have to process an emotion before it sticks in our system, eventually manifesting as a physical symptom. Tears can be a helpful treatment to release anything lingering in our system.

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Spiritual Adventures in Sedona

Tired and hoping for a miracle, I drove to Sedona from San Diego. I had a sinking feeling that three days there wasn’t going to scrape the surface of what I needed. My energy had been low for months, I was sick, and I was dealing with adrenal and thyroid issues.

As I pulled into Sedona, I felt a sense of familiarity. Like I had been there before, even though I hadn’t been. I felt drawn to the beautiful red mountains (in a heart pounding kind of way), which I was unusual since I’m more of an ocean than desert girl.

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Change Your Parking Karma: Never Wait for a Parking Spot Again

It only takes one step to fully change your parking karma. You’ll never wait for another parking spot again. In fact, you’ll get the best spots on the busiest streets during the heaviest traffic hours.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. All it takes is a little open-mindedness and willingness to experiment. Its not actually parking karma, although that’s what everyone says to me. You have the best parking karma! You always get the best spots!

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