• Secrets and Silence

    Secrets and Silence How many of you have held a secret that causes you pain and suffering? How many of you have been silent? Why do you continue to be silent? I invite you to ponder these questions if you have secrets and have been silent. Giving the secrets a voice is FREEDOM! I am one of those women who have been silent most of my life. I have carried this burden. As a result of it, for years I questioned what is wrong with me? I always had this lingering hole in my being. I never knew what it was. It was my 60th birthday that prompted me to get…

  • What Makes A Woman Powerful? by Jane Powell

    A powerful woman doesn’t have to prove she is powerful. Women who feel the need to prove their power usually deep down don’t feel they are powerful. They try to prove something to themselves and others. The more you continue down this path, the more doubts you will have.   Women know their power. We are tough yet tender daily. We remain strong with our loved ones through rough times. If they stumble or need support, we are there with soft sensitive words, and open our hearts to them and comfort them with our arms. Be proud of your ability to be strong and gentle. Let your power make it…

  • Being Your Authentic Self

    Be YOURSELF. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. JUST BE! Thich Nhat Hanh The day you were born, you were a perfect miracle! You were pure, perfect, innocent, beautiful, precious, amazing, alert, joyful, loving, peaceful, happy, wondrous, trusting, and a divine presence. The list goes on. This was your authentic self! This was your true ESSENCE. As we got older, we inherited belief systems from others. We become cognizant of what others thought about us, told us what we should be or shouldn’t be. We began to put on a mask, one…

  • FORGIVENESS

      Forgiveness is something that we all need to do. I invite you to think about people in your life that you haven’t forgiven. Do feel resentment towards those people because they hurt you? Do you need to forgive yourself? I have found that it’s hard to forgive myself.  Is forgiving easy? It may not be. You may ask how do I forgive? Truth, we are all human and we make mistakes. You may ask yourself why should I forgive? What do I get out of forgiving someone that hurt me? Is it my ego that is stopping me? If we don’t forgive, we resent and when we resent we…

  • POSITIVE BODY IMAGE

    Body Image is the way you view yourself and how you look. Having a positive body image means that most of the time you see yourself accurately; you feel comfortable in your body and you feel good about the way you look. It’s also how you imagine other people see you. FACT: Research suggest that 80% of adult women are dissatisfied with their bodies, and this problem starts at a very early age. In 1st-3rd grade, 40% of girls want to loose weight and 80% of 10-year old girls are afraid of being fat. Sad facts here ladies! You are labeled “overweight” or “underweight.” This label is stamped into the…

  • I AM ENOUGH

    I used this exercise in my women’s group this week. On the worksheet, “I AM ENOUGH”, put a check mark next to the words that convey you are enough! You can add words to the list.  The second component  to this exercise is to draw a sunflower or any type of flower with lots of petals. In the middle of your flower write the words, “I AM ENOUGH”. On each petal, write down the word from your list that conveys, “I AM ENOUGH”.  Color it. Make it beautiful like you are! Have fun! I AM ENOUGH ___ Playful ___ Loving ___ Honest ___ Courageous ___ Generous ___Thankful ___ Encouraging ___ Comforting ___Leader ___ Successful…

  • BIRD IN THE CAGE

      Are you a bird in a locked cage? Are you a bird in a cage with the door open so you can fly in and out? Are you a bird that is free to fly without a cage? I invite you to ponder this powerful metaphor. Where is your bird? In 2013 I had a life altering experience that was the catalyst to open my cage and fly freely. I was the bird who was in a cage. I was in prison. I had a spiritual breakdown! I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know what I wanted. I didn’t know what my purpose was. It was a…