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Responding to Break-Ups with Love

September 11, 2014 | 4 Comments

Two mornings ago, my fiance (who also lives with me) broke up with me. What’s a Peace-Love-Joy Goddess to do? It wasn’t very surprising actually, as things have been going downhill for some time now, and an ending felt inevitable. In fact, I’d been receiving guidance to end the relationship on and off over the … Read more

Free Hugs at the Farmer’s Market

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the weekend I went to the local Farmer’s Market with my “Free Hugs” sign to spread some love. Though I’ve done Free Hugs many times before, it has always been with other people from my Southern Maine Random Acts of Kindness meetup group. I must admit, I felt slightly nervous about standing out there … Read more

Beauty is All Around

August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

There is so much Beauty and Magic in the world, but we need the right eyes to see it. When we perceive the world through the lens of beauty, everything comes alive with color and grace- we are astounded by the immense Goodness, Love, and Beauty that surrounds us. We wonder why we never noticed … Read more

10 Minutes of Self-Nurturance Every Day!

August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Rosalie Deer Heart’s book “Awaken,” she shared a great quote from Joan Chittister (author of “Seeing with Our Souls): “If you want to know if you love yourself enough, ask yourself how much time you take in a week to do what you love to do.” A very telling question! I was lucky enough … Read more

The Importance of Self-Love in Caring for Others

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In order to be your kindest and most loving self, you must first love yourself. I’ve heard many people say that loving yourself is selfish, but is it really? The definition of “selfish” from dictionary.com is: “devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.” … Read more

Responding to Conflicts with Love; Part II: “Strangers”

July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

All too often, we have some sort of conflict with another person when we’re out and about and immediately we begin to play the blame game. Something is said or done that we dislike and right away we begin judging the other person negatively. Let’s say you’re at a restaurant and order your meal; your … Read more

Using the Written Word to Raise Your Energy

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The written word can be very powerful when it comes to raising our energy and inspiring/uplifting others. We can be uplifted by a book we read, by an inspiring quote, or a mere word we see written on the side of a building. I know that seeing the word “Love” written on buildings, t-shirts, buttons, … Read more

Responding to Conflict with Love: Part I (Loved Ones)

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago, a loved one and I have a disagreement that led to their becoming upset with me. At first it was quite unsettling, as I could feel them not only putting up a wall to keep me at a distance, but I could feel their anger towards me as well. I felt … Read more

The Power of a Smile

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was having a group of teens I work with write and decorate positive messages to hand out to strangers. My favorite message that one of the male teens came up with was, “A Smile Can Change a Life.” How right on he was. Of course, I’ve believed in the power … Read more

Today is a New Day

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even if you were not able to get to all the things you wanted to yesterday, or if you feel you did not speak or act in the highest ways, today is a new day, a fresh start. Take your lessons from yesterday and let them guide you in your words and actions today. Though … Read more