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Perspective and Perfection

What percentage of your life do you consider “negative” and what percentage “positive”? How often do you focus on the negative instead of the positive? A few weeks ago, I was weeding the labyrinth in my backyard. At one point, I heard my inner critic […]

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Being vs Doing Goals

A couple weeks ago I was trying to decide whether to attend our annual Living the Life You Want in 201_ with the Tarot as Your Guide class. The teacher, Christeen Fischer, had sent out an email about it being a goal-setting class, but I […]

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Intentions vs Resolutions

Do you make and break New Year’s resolutions every year? I gave up on resolutions because my resolutions felt like they were coming from a place of “I should be doing something differently.” Once I start telling myself I should do something, my inner judge […]

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Politics, Choices, and Gratitude

The recent election gave us a wonderful opportunity to look at what things we choose to react to. In a world of non-duality, there are no right or wrong or good or bad choices. How well are you able to practice this when it comes […]

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Live Life Fearlessly

“Get out and live your life fearlessly” is one of the messages that Anita Moorjani gained during her near death experience described in the incredible book Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. When you release the limitations […]

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Fifty Shades of Spiritual Growth

How often do you judge your choices and beliefs? How much do you judge others? I recently stayed up late reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I didn’t want to put it down. Although I thought it was poorly written, I felt the characters were well […]

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Clear the Fog and Be Prosperous

The last month has been a month of ups, downs and everything in between. I am doing my best to simply observe and not attach to the stories that my mind tells me. Helping me out recently are two supportive pieces of wisdom from other […]

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Turn Your Life into A Stress-Free Love Story

How often do you choose to relax and pamper yourself? Summer is the perfect time to focus on this, and Songbird provides you many opportunities this month. Beyond what you do at Songbird, you can also learn to do this in every moment of your […]

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Spirit Wind and Monkey Mind

The topic of intention, flow, and choice has been coming up for me recently, as well as for others I know. How do we know when we are being led by Spirit, and how do we know when our choices are coming from our mind […]

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Silver Lining Gifts

Am I from Arcturus? I don’t know, but my willingness to entertain that possibility is part of the silver lining in a cloudy one-year relationship that has now ended. Another is the way my ex tried to discredit me a few days ago to my […]

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Left-Brain Puzzles and Right-Brain Mysteries

We recently held a marketing class for Songbird practitioners with business coach Roberta Ryan. One of the things she discussed was the difference between a puzzle and a mystery. A puzzle has a fixed set of pieces and a clear solution when you assemble the […]

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Meditation and the “I Can” Voice

I was recently asked to speak about meditation to a group of students at one of the SSU dorms. Immediately my inner judge started telling me, “I can’t do that. I don’t like talking to large groups. Meditation isn’t my specialty. Nobody else from Songbird […]

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Plum Blossom Courage

I grew up on a street that was lined with plum trees. Unlike this year, where we have had so much sun, most of the winter would be rainy and overcast. Around this time, we would have a burst of sunshine, and the trees would […]

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New Year Offerings to Light the Darkness

The winter solstice has passed, and winter is officially here. While the days are getting longer, we are still in the darkest time of year. In the craziness of the holidays and the long dark nights, it can be easy to get stressed or depressed. […]

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Dynamics of the word Dynamic

When I picked the word dynamic for the subject header of my December newsletter, it was because I liked the sound of it next to the word December. However, as I started pondering the various meanings of dynamic, I start realizing that it’s the perfect […]

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Change Yourself, Change Wall Street

All around the world right now, people are protesting as the Occupy Wall Street movement expands into more and more cities. The passion and excitement of this collective power has an amazing ability to create change. If just 1% of the 99% starts actively working […]

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Superstitions and Beliefs

October is coming and that means Halloween: a time of spirits, haunted houses and superstitions! There are many fascinating superstitions such as “Never slam a door. You might hurt a ghost, who’ll haunt you for the rest of your life.”  I remember jokingly being told […]

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Learning Math and Being a Stripper

Last week I visited my family in San Diego. While there I started thinking about the different ways we can live our lives. My dad lives in a retirement community and eats dinner there. However, he has chosen to eat his other meals on his […]

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Abundance

A few weeks ago I went to Mount Shasta and hiked three miles on a snow covered road to an incredible valley at the end. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. I was struck by the trees popping up through the ground. These […]

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Damanhur, Skulls, and Chiropractic Care

Last year at this time I was in the middle of my seven-week retreat in Damanhur, Italy getting clarity on keeping Songbird open. I’d love to be able to go on another retreat like this, but this year I have been too busy to do […]

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Wake Up

We are putting on a film festival with HopeDance FiLMS on the weekend of July 16-17. One of the movies is entitled Wake Up, and I have adopted it as the theme for July. The movie Wake Up tells the true story of a man […]

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Don’t Make Assumptions

The Four Agreements of Don Miguel Ruiz have been on my mind lately as I prepare for my class next week on Embodying the Four Agreements. I’ve been particularly noticing the effects of the third agreement, “Don’t Make Assumptions” in my life and the lives […]

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The Ripple Effect

The day before my Saturday Toltec Recapitulation Breathing class, I realized I had not sent out an e-mail to my personal e-mail list about it. I almost decided not to do it at that point, but I did. I’m glad I did. This is part […]

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