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Thoughts on Giving and Receiving Throughout the Holidays

December 14, 2014


Thoughts on living in an integral universe that is in a constant state of giving and receiving.

A time to  remember that what we give and receive touches everyone and everything in some way.

A wonderful question to ask yourself about giving and receiving as you enjoy the holidays:

  • What is the nature of experiencing giving and receiving in the most beneficial, loving, nurturing and empowering ways possible?

You might be thinking,”How can I bring more awareness and purpose into what I am giving and receiving this holiday?

This short exercise may help you to answer that question:


  • Close your eyes.
  • Take a deep breath in.
  • Be aware of your existence in space.
  • What you are giving and receiving by just being here?
  • Notice the air that you are breathing and giving to your lungs, which gives oxygenated blood to your heart…and is given and received throughout all of your body.
  • Notice oxygen you receive from the trees, and the carbon dioxide you give back to the world when you breathe out.
  • Notice the energy that you are giving just by being alive sharing the essence of your being, and receiving the essence of the beings that surround you.
  • Notice the thoughts you give and receiving.

What else are you giving and receiving?

Open your eyes, and ask yourself, “What am I learning ?”

Think about it?

Science is showing us that there is no place that we are disconnected or separate from anything or anyone.

We are literally all connected!

There is no such thing as being separate.

There are molecules of air and particles of energy that connect us even though they are not visible with our eyes.

If you are like me, sometimes the truth of that is hard to imagine.

And then I think about how all the cells in my body are connected:

  • Each of your cells has it’s own unique purpose, which allows you body to function in all the ways it does.
  • And each of your cells has it’s own boundaries, it’s own cell walls, to keep the integrity of itself  intact.
  • Each of these cells is totally interconnected and nowhere is it separate from the whole of your body.
  • And all of us are cells of the bigger Whole that we are interconnected and inseparable from.

Look at these two hands with that in mind.

Giving to the whole universe can be as simple as reaching out and taking someone’s hand.

Awesome, isn’t it?

Imagine all the things you could be giving!

Here are some ideas that just came to my mind:

  • Support
  • Time and energy
  • Participation
  • Reference points
  • Education
  • Encouragement
  • Ideas
  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Birth
  • Silence
  • Sounds
  • Music
  • Contribution
  • Enjoyment
  • Thoughts
  • Inspiration
  • Stories
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
  • Experiences
  • Dancing
  • Opportunities
  • Feedback
  • Laughter

Be outrageous and write down everything and anything else that you can think of.

Think of all the strengths you have…

You may be surprised at all the things you are good at can give and receive from others!

Get clear on what to give by asking yourself these questions :

  • What do my friends and neighbor think my strengths are? (go ahead and ask them!)
  • What do people look to me for?
  • What do they get from just knowing me?
  • What do people like about being in relationship with me?
  • What do I love to do?
  • What ideas do I have?
  • What have I mastered? (It can be as simple as mastering how to tie a bow!)
  • What things that I’ve learned that I could share along the way?
  • What skills and talents I donate that will make a difference?
  • What inspires me?
  • What hobbies can I draw from?
  • What would I like to tell the world about.

My gift to you is a free 15 consultation where you can ask any questions that you have.

CLICK HERE to book your appointment if you want to receive it.

To the power of your giving and receiving,




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Why Elders Smile

December 11, 2014


The essence of a recently published article by David Brooks, “Why Elders Smile”

I smiled when I read this article. I love how our freedom keeps growing as we spin through space around a great ball of fire.

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“When researchers ask people to assess their own well-being, people in their 20s rate themselves highly. Then there’s a decline as people get sadder in middle age, bottoming out around age 50. But then happiness levels shoot up, so that old people are happier than young people. The people who rate themselves most highly are those ages 82 to 85″.

David goes onto to say, “I’d rather think that elder happiness is an accomplishment, not a condition, that people get better at living through effort, by mastering specific skills. I’d like to think that people get steadily better at handling life’s challenges”.

And here’s a list of David’s thoughts on why so many elder rank themselves as happiest in their later ages:

(1) They’ve learned how “to perform at least one social role well … being a good parent or teacher or lawyer or friend.”

(2) “The ability to see the same situation from multiple perspectives. Only with experience can a person learn to see a fraught situation both close up, with emotional intensity, and far away, with detached perspective.”

(3) Having learned that “most setbacks are not the end of the world”.

(4) “Anxiety is the biggest waste in life. If you know that you’ll recover, you can save time and get on with it sooner”.

(5) The ability to” balance tension”s (i.e. as in performing many social roles means balancing competing demands). This form of wisdom can only be earned by acquiring a repertoire of similar experiences.

(6) “Experienced heads have intuitive awareness of the landscape of reality, a feel for what other people are thinking and feeling, an instinct for how events will flow”

CLICK HERE if you’d like to read the full article.

May we all experience more and more well being as we grow,             IMG_1350 2



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