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Perfectly Imperfect Blog

Imperfect Blog is a title that has been on my mind for about a year now. I had slowed down in my blogging last summer because I caught myself caring more about sounding smart than sharing from my heart. I was more focused on where I could publish my article for the best visibility than I was on writing for authentic expression, letting my readers grow organically. I don't know [...]

How a Young Cancer Survivor Can Shift Our Perspective for the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope your first few days of 2017 have been blessed and contemplative. What went well? What would you do differently? What did you learn? What do you want to be true one year from now? Three years? What do we feel good about and where do we need to shift perspective? If we don't learn and grow from what happened in 2016 and tweak our course [...]

Choices: What Do I WANT to Do Today?

From December 8 in "Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness." Have you ever asked yourself, What do I need to get done today? In other words, what do I need to have finished today?  Past tense. Fast tense. I do, and often. I just realized that reflects how I feel a lot of the time. What do I have to do and how fast can I get it over [...]

Perfectionism: A Perfect Enemy

Hello friends, I hope you are Finding the Gift today! I haven't blogged in a long time. Some of you know I lost my baby brother, Jubal, to suicide on August 7, a terrible blow to my family and his huge circle of friends and music fans. I have felt incredible pressure to write the "perfect" blog post in response to this devastating loss. Self-imposed pressure (plus a lot of [...]

To Save a Mockingbird

Tis the season for nests and baby birds everywhere! We were fortunate when a finch family nested in the floral arrangement hanging on our front storm door. We had first row seats to all the action, and the lessons were abundant. I also had an encounter with a baby mockingbird who took a premature fall, but allowed me to help him find his wings. He taught me a valuable truth [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Ups and Downs of Finding the Gift

Hello FTG Friends, As my good friend Todd Cecil would say, I hope you all are smiling wherever you are in the world today! Ups and Downs Are Guaranteed and Necessary This week has had some wonderful developments and yet, has also been exceptionally challenging on a personal level. Have you ever felt like dancing on the table to celebrate with ecstatic joy, yet simultaneously felt the impulse to open [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Stop Seeing Life as a Victim

Half empty? Half full? Or maybe someone forgot to pour you a glass? My past involved a lot of chaos and trauma and more than once, I've been a victim of unfortunate circumstance. However, I’ve come to realize that my suffering isn’t that much different than anyone else’s. We all have obstacles to overcome and we all know people who have been hurt more than us. At times I wanted [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Five Amazing TED Talks That Will Transform Your Thinking, Part One

What follows is an excerpt from my article recently published on Everyday Power Blog. Full article here. TED Talks are Miracle Grow for the body, mind and soul! They are cutting edge philosophy, psychology, science and insight, among many other wonderful “ideas worth sharing.” The very first TED Talks were posted online in July, 2006 and continue to serve as a phenomenal resource for seekers like us who are striving [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Even Dogs Are “Finding the Gift”

I just had to post this precious photo of shop dog Bear from Parnassus Books in Nashville. Apparently he's been sneak-reading my book under the table! It's okay, Bear. All smart dogs practice mindfulness! Many of the metaphors that inspired each daily reading in Finding the Gift came from dogs, cats, birds and bunnies. It's no wonder Bear loves it! Read on! If you need a copy for yourself, or [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why We Procrastinate and the Payoffs of Avoidance

I have been asked to develop this topic for Everyday Power Blog, a trusted source for inspiration and motivation. In doing so, I uncovered FIVE (5) KEY PAYOFFS  for avoidance and the fears attached. Good news—there's a way to tip the scale! Read all the way through to see which of these may be hidden reasons you're holding yourself back, and then give the exercises at the end a try. [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog Posts, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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