Wisdom Department

Spring Cleaning For A Woman’s Spirit!


If you are anything like me you are experiencing a bit of spring fever! Spring is my favorite time of year. How can we fail to embrace the Divine when we witness the outpouring of growth and life all around us? Although I would rather be outside admiring the giant purple lupin that are blooming everywhere, I realized that my Spirit could use a little spring cleaning! I decided that a vision board would be a great way to imagine a cleaner me. I am obsessed with the color green right now, with a few touches of yellow and orange, and these colors seep into my artwork like in this recent mandala painting. Perhaps because everything around me is so verdant that I see green even when my eyes are closed! The lushness of life makes me so happy to … [Read Full Article...]

Heart of the Home


The kitchen is the one room of the house that is used several times on a daily basis.  It is where you provide nourishment for your family, bake with your children, catch up for the day, and gather for family holidays and visits.  Food really does bring people together and serves as a reminder of … [Continue Reading...]

Five Ways to Nurture Your Gratitude Practice


“Learn to love, enjoy and embrace what you have in the here and now. That's all you really need to be happy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Most of us know that when we focus on what we are grateful for we feel good. More and more research reinforces that gratitude positively impacts our mood, attitude, health … [Continue Reading...]

The Power of No

Power, No

For all you grammarians out there I know you will disagree in technical terms….but "NO" IS a complete sentence. We do not always need to justify or declare our 50 million reasons why we choose to say no.  When you justify, who are you justifying to? I don’t believe we owe an explanation for our … [Continue Reading...]

3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Manifesting Skills


Have you tried every positive affirmation you can think of, and you still can’t manifest what you think you want?  I, too, have been there. I thought I was doing everything right to call in the exact life I wanted. Remember when your grandmother told you to be careful what you wish for, because you … [Continue Reading...]

You Are Not For Everyone

Everyone, Happy

Someone told me this once: “You are not for everyone.” At first glance, I was a bit insulted. In the end, I realized being told I was not for everyone was actually a gift…a big one! It is permission to be totally and authentically, unapologetically YOU! It is liberating… Not only am I not for … [Continue Reading...]

Self-Love for the World


What is the source of our world's problems? Greed, hatred, bigotry, indifference... the list could go on and on. It could be any or all of them. If you could imagine one thing having the power to transform them all, what would it be? Love! The most powerful force in the world. All you need is love. … [Continue Reading...]

Having the Courage to Forgive

Courage, Forgive

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ~Marianne Williamson Having the courage to forgive. What is the first thing or person that came to your mind when you read this phrase? Now take a moment to intentionally breathe in and out. Notice how … [Continue Reading...]

Radical Self-Care™: The Foundation for Creating Your Big Dreams

Aspire Cover_AprMay17_Marianne MacKenzie

Welcome to the ongoing column series, Living A Radically Engaged Life™.  We are going deeper into what it means to live radically engaged and how living this way will bring out the very best you have to offer and best of all, to sustain this level of Being.  In this issue we are focusing on … [Continue Reading...]

Becoming Friends with Your Shadow in Order to Live and Love Fully

Love, friends

Take a moment to picture this scenario: #1: You’re out one night with girlfriends and one of them mentions that she just got a raise. You’re happy for her, yet something starts nagging at you because you have really been wanting a raise too. Even though you’re usually a caring and compassionate and … [Continue Reading...]

6 Ways to Increase Self-Awareness and Live in Joy


Self-awareness is having a clear understanding of who you are at your core. Self-awareness is not only having a keen understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, your thoughts and emotions, and your values and beliefs. It’s also about knowing your deepest passions and your soul’s desires for you … [Continue Reading...]