June, 2011 Archives


Inventing Shadows

By Gail Lynne Goodwin. Last night most of America watched the hottest show, The Voice. Although I’d never seen the show before, I watched it, cheering for a young woman named Dia Frampton, who performed a new song called, Inventing Shadows. I was very interested because this song  was co-written by my Grammy Award-winning, songwriter son-in-law, Josh Kear. The lyrics talk about a fearful man who is always inventing shadows where there are none, and seeing negative things that don’t exist. With the combination of the lyrics, the unique quality of Dia’s voice and the haunting melody, once you hear… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Emily Schreiber

Well, I am fifteen and honestly, writing this, I don’t feel very brilliant! I am simultaneously writing this ginormous English paper and still have to do physical therapy (a daily treatment for my cystic fibrosis). Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease I was diagnosed with at the age of nine, and everyday I deal with it. CF affects the lungs and digestive systems and is treated through both oral and IV antibiotics. The hardest thing about this is that CF never takes a Christmas Break or weekend off. In order to help fight this disease, I started my own… Read more.

Today’s Brilliance from Timothy Carroll

How wonderful it is to wake up to another fresh day – every day. It is easy to take this simple daily gift for granted isn’t it? One of the most positive people I encountered was a lady named Elizabeth. When I last met her she had almost run out of days. She was actually lying on her deathbed on the day before she died. Elizabeth was resigned to her fate but beautifully at peace with the world in a helpful state of mind that could only be described as happiness. She had let the cares of her world fall… Read more.

Love Never Dies: The Passing of My Mother

My world changed one week ago, when my mother had a stroke. One minute she was pulling weeds in her garden and the next minute she was in a coma in the hospital, from a blood vessel that had burst in her brain. When I got the news, I flew from our home in Montana to my hometown in Pennsylvania. Even though I left as soon as possible, my mother never regained consciousness, and passed away the day after I arrived. I was blessed to spend her last night by her bedside in the hospital and talked with her most… Read more.

4 Essential Steps for Your Conscious Business Success

Imagine the feeling of having everything in your business flow easily, effortless and abundantly…. where your ideal clients are happy to pay you for your products and services and you are having a blast in your business. You feel the energy and anticipation of everything coming together and your hard work and disciplined mindset are paying off in the results you experience every day. This is when you know you’re in the “sweet spot” of your business. But, how can you find this “sweet spot” in your business? What can you (as a conscious entrepreneur) be doing, thinking and intending… Read more.

Are You a ‘Grow’ Model?

We often hear the term “role model” used in today’s society. Role models range in profession, from super athletes to hometown heroes to entertainers and authors. They inspire individuals to reach for their dreams and complete the extraordinary. Of course, the context of extraordinary varies for everyone and dreams can vary from running a half marathon to winning a Grammy award. However, for a person to be a role model, they don’t need to know the individual they are impacting. Most people may never meet their role model. For example, mine happens to be Oprah Winfrey (if you’re reading this,… Read more.

Rebirth from Crisis

If today were my last day on Earth I would share with everyone the great truth: Our Crisis is the Birth of a cocreative, coevolving humanity. Something new is arising within us. It is the desire to be more, to do more, to love more. That is the universal process of creation emerging within our hearts, evolving our species, one by one, from separation and fear to unity and cocreativity. Nurture the mysterious flame of the future burning within you! It is the Fire of Life given to you to be a light upon this Earth. Each of us is… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Barbara Marx Hubbard

Today’s Brilliance from Elyse May

When you really believe in something, it shows in what you do, not just in what you say. I’ve loved animals since I was a little girl. From zoo keeper, to animal breeder, to veterinarian, I’ve always wanted to work with animals in some way. After two trips to Australia, I’ve decided that I want to become a marsupial expert and conservationist. When I was 12, I realized that if I loved animals so much, I shouldn’t be eating them. I needed to be true to myself, so I became a vegetarian. I never wanted to push my beliefs on… Read more.

Finding Lasting Happiness In a Changing World

Today many people find life stressful, as they look for security and lasting happiness in a world that’s changing rapidly. So where could you possibly find happiness that lasts? Perhaps in the last place you would think to look. After all, do you know how difficult it is to get happiness from things in the world? OK, let’s see how many moving parts have to come together in order to get the happiness that you want. Here’s an example. If my new car crashes as I pull out of the dealer’s lot, then my happiness will quickly turn into misery…. Read more.

Happiness: A Choice We Make Daily

My father sent an email to me this morning that touched my heart. I’ve included an edited and paraphrased version of it below, with the hopes that it makes you smile……. (thanks Dad, for the reminder).   A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud woman, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably combed, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Neale Donald Walsch

A Different Kind of Forgiveness

I’m honored to practice and teach a different kind of forgiveness, the same kind of forgiveness that Jesus practiced and taught during his last lifetime here on earth, and is also taught today in “A Course in Miracles”, which is also the voice of Jesus. Old-fashioned forgiveness is where you forgive even though the other is still judged to be wrong by you, which tells your unconscious that you think you are separate from the other, keeping you stuck in ego mind. True forgiveness recognizes that what you thought the other did to you has not occurred. It does not… Read more.

Share Your Wisdom With Graduates

Graduation is a rite of passage from one part of life to another and a time of celebration. It’s also a time for looking forward to creating a life for oneself and making some of the biggest changes in the 18 or so years of life experience. Most of you have already graduated from high school, and many from college. As a gift to my cousin and to my nephew, both of whom are graduating from high school this week, I’m asking for your help in compiling life advice to a graduate. What do you know now that you wish… Read more.

The Experience of Being Fish Food- Live In the Present Moment!

Last week I had the opportunity to spend a week with my family enjoying the city of Prague, Czech Republic. As a gift to myself and to my family, I took the week off and completely relaxed. No “working”, no blogging, etc. But, as you might have guessed, my mind kept going even if I didn’t type the thoughts at the time. I had one experience that I really wanted to share with you, as this blog wrote itself because of this  experience. My daughter and son-in-law treated us to the gift of a foot massage at a Thai spa… Read more.

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