What incredible fun to have my story of coming to Sedona performed by this wonderful group. It was a great evening of laughter and tears, and much thanks to Shaeri and Gary for taking the parts of Roy and me. Awesome!Click here to leave a comment
A new year and an upcoming new book! I am pleased to have been able to participate in the about-to-be-released Sedona Awakenings, true stories of people being “called” to settle in Sedona, Arizona. Mine is the last chapter in the book and is the tale of how my husband and I first came to Sedona in 2004 for a belated honeymoon and went home with a new house! All of the chapters are fascinating and I can promise you a good read…Click here to leave a comment
The 4th of July here in Brevard, NC was as much fun as always — the town fair, cook-out and fireworks with friends. I love these kinds of old-fashioned holiday celebrations…Click here to leave a comment
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Be who you are.
Not all approaches and products work for all people. Some of us are horses and some are zebras. Or donkeys. What’s important in organizing is to know who you are and what works for you – what you prefer to have around you and what kind of set-up suits you best.
Some people like to be surrounded by the things they love, while that would make others claustrophobic. Some people like to move around while they work while others find that distracting. And some folks like to focus on the big picture while others prefer to be buried in the details. There’s no right or wrong; it’s just what works best for you.
Therefore you need to be aware of your personal style and which kinds of systems support you in how you like to work. (Just because your neighbor swears by his iPhone doesn’t mean that getting one would be the answer to your organizational prayers.) First – kick up your awareness level a few notches and observe yourself and how you like to operate.
Then, and only then, see what’s out there and how those tools would assist you in doing what you do. This approach will help prevent you from going to the store and buying an attractive item with the hope that if you leave it on your desk long enough, it will organize you.Click here to leave a comment
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There’s a part of you that always knew. People may have believed that you were a blank slate, innocent in the ways of the world and uneducated about yourself, but still — you knew. You always knew, even when you began to question if your perceptions were real, along with your tastes and preferences. You knew, deep down, who you were, even when you started to compare yourself to others and judge what was right and wrong and what was OK or unacceptable. You began to listen to the people around you and to doubt. But you knew. You always knew what made you strong and happy within yourself.
And you still know. Somewhere, inside of you, is the original blueprint — what you know you need in order to feel authentic. Find it again. Retrieve the essence of the soul that came into being with your birth and nurture it. Ask the questions that bring you back to you.
Most of us spend our lifetime unaware of who we really are and thus never get to enjoy that person. You can remember what you already know, and go there.
It’s never too late.Click here to leave a comment
“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~Toni MorrisonClick here to leave a comment
I’ve been volunteering at Connections, a nearby equine therapy facility, and have been enjoying myself tremendously. I especially like learning about equine-assisted psychotherapy and how it can be used in many situations ranging from corporate training to working with adolescents dealing with substance abuse. Learning new things keeps the brain sharp and exposes one to many new service opportunities!Click here to leave a comment