Wisdom Department

Why Gratitude?


Why should we cultivate gratitude?  I often think it’s a term that’s bantered around a lot without giving it real significance.  So much of the time, we are stressing about things that may not even be happening, when we worry, our mind focuses on the negative, on lack and on the future.  We aren’t in the now, when we are worrying. We are imagining scenarios of gloom and doom, and they aren’t even real.  It’s pure imagination and it causes so much anxiety.  When you cultivate a gratitude practice, by recognizing all the great things that are happening in your life, you change and so does the world.   When you stop complaining, stop worrying, and learn to give your attention to what is true and good about your life right now, something … [Read Full Article...]

Dealing with Rage


I do a lot of work with repressed emotions. It’s quite uncomfortable work and it’s no wonder we try to stuff these things. Sadness, fear and anger can feel like they will swallow us up. But they don’t. We are still here. And the more we feel, the easier it becomes. Though I don’t believe it ever … [Continue Reading...]

The Importance of Joy for Empaths

Joy, Empath

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been acutely aware of people’s fears, insecurities, and pain stronger than other energies. This super power has its benefits. It brings about greater compassion, for I can not only see but can also feel the underlying pain underneath someone’s actions. Even if they … [Continue Reading...]

Deciphering Messages to Follow Your Guidance


Do you often ask to receive a message or a sign to help you make a decision? Have you ever been disappointed that you didn't receive anything? Or you get a message, but discount it as being crazy, unable to trust it?  I have experienced this in my own life many times, and also hear it over and over … [Continue Reading...]

Leaning Into Trust


When I was 23 I felt like my soul was dying and I knew my life had to change. I felt so trapped and wanted to be free. I had to figure out who I was. That year I made one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make and left an unhealthy marriage. A few months later I decided to listen to my … [Continue Reading...]

Allowing Versus Judgement

Allowing, Judgement

How often do you do this? Last night I went to an event in Minneapolis. It was a beautiful event! It was a Kundalini Yoga and Full Moon Gong Bath. The event as a whole was very powerful and at one point when the sound of the gong intensified my body felt like an electric current was running through … [Continue Reading...]

Family Living


The living room is that wonderful place that families spend time together.  Creating a space that is warm and inviting versus fancy and off limits can still be beautiful and designed for everyone to use. Reflecting on your lifestyle and how you want to use that space is a great starting point to … [Continue Reading...]

Accepting Unexpected Blessings, A Key to Manifesting

Blessing, Manifesting

One year ago today, I was in Mount Shasta meditating on the summer solstice. I have a dedicated meditation practice, which I do every night before I go to sleep. It helps me to calm, clear my mind, focus, connect with my soul and the divine, etc. I often ask for guidance, messages, and signs to help … [Continue Reading...]

Understanding the Purpose of Your Soul

Purpose, Soul

When I was a teenager, I had a friend who was experiencing some depression. I walked into his house one day to find that he had positioned his 6’2 frame head-first under the small desk in his room. Talking to his feet I asked him what was wrong. “I don’t know my place in the world and here I feel … [Continue Reading...]

The Stress Relieving Power of Compassion


I love Julia Cameron’s definition of compassion, it’s when “we begin to treat ourselves more gently. Feeling less desperate, we are less harsh with ourselves and with others.” It follows that the kinder we are to ourselves, the kinder we are to other people, our circle of kindness widens. We are … [Continue Reading...]

5 Powerful Questions that Will Transform Your Life


If you ever feel that there’s got to be more to your ever day life, you’ll love this, because these questions will help you open the door to possibilities and see things from a different perspective. Here’s the thing, our perception of things will either make ourselves miserable, or will make … [Continue Reading...]