What Are These Weird Times Calling You To?

In addition to natural disasters, racial and political unrest and mass shooting tragedy, many of my clients and friends are also experiencing weird, challenging and unsettling personal circumstances.

I’m no exception. I’m experiencing unrest in my business, with my mother and in my health. I’ve found that I’ve had to become disciplined about increasing my […]

What Happens When We Don’t Censor Ourselves?

Are you watching AnnE with an “E” on Netflix?

If so, I’d love to hear how you’re loving it . . .

If not and you’d like your heart broken wide open in the best possible way, I highly recommend you stop reading this and start watching AnnE now.

She is so refreshingly, sometimes painfully, […]

Are You Struggling to Find the Genuine Gift in Grief?

Last year my client, “Dianne,” felt optimistic and hopeful that her daughter-in-law Serena could take over her business when she retired. They’d been moving in that direction for a few months when she realized she’d been looking the other way about how much Serena seemed to be drinking.

When Serena had an altercation with one […]

What Might Life Look Like Beyond Following the Rules

“The laws of love are not rules, facts, or right answers. The laws of love bring spiritual freedom, the freedom that lies beyond belief, beyond thought, beyond adherence to any authority other than one’s own heart.”

- A Course of Love Mari Perron, First Receiver

I’ve become increasingly aware that I’ve created many rules for […]

Full Glory

“It’s not going to work.” “I’m not good enough.”

Ah, the dream-killer voice of my human self.

That’s my cue to turn it over to the Divine.

Dearest High Glory of All, I give you this doubt and fear.

I don’t need to try to muscle out of it. I simply give you my perceived […]

The Counterintuitive Way to Be with Panic Rising

Panic Rising

Feeling this sensation Inside me that I tend to call Panic.

Noticing. Breathing. Feeling urgency and refraining from Thinking. Labeling. Judging.

Instead. Being. Being with the Sensation Inside of me.

Ah, False alarm. Nothing to do.

Simply a Call. To be.

Be with myself. Allowing the rising.

Noticing rising Is always followed by […]

How to Look for Happiness in All the Wrong Places

We tend to think our happiness lies in the predictable and permanent instead of being present with life when the tide comes in and when the tide goes out.

In Pema Chödrön’s book, Comfortable with Uncertainty, she says, “We become habituated to reaching for something to ease the edginess of the moment. Thus we […]

What Happens When Love Breaks Through?

With Valentine’s Day next Tuesday, I’m happy to share this new piece with you.

Love Breaks Through

When you think your heart can’t hurt any more, LOVE Breaks Through.

When we live courageously, LOVE Breaks Through.

When I’m unbearably hard on myself, LOVE Breaks Through.

When we feel so scared we’re paralyzed, LOVE Breaks Through.

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What Can We Rely on When Things Seem Uncertain?

The change of administration in Washington here in the U.S. has many people feeling uncertain about what the future holds. The truth is that we never know what the future holds. And, times of transition tend to make us hyper-aware of that.

So, what can we rely on?

For some it’s faith and spiritual practice. […]

Finally Coming to Know How to Be Grateful for All

For years, well decades really, I’ve wondered how to be grateful when “bad” things happen. As I become more and more aware that I don’t have a clue what’s “bad” and what’s “good,” it’s slowly dawning on me that this is the doorway.

As I don’t so quickly push away “bad” things, I’m giving myself […]