Feb 25, 2011

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Criticism & Contribution – Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Feb 24, 2011

Taking on new challenges over the past month has been thrilling and inspiring, yet I also acknowledge that little voice waiting in the woodwork for me to screw up so it could say, “I told you so.  You’re not that smart / creative / sharp / capable / whatever.” For my inner perfectionist, that is…

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Feb 23, 2011

Day number nine and I am absolutely exhausted.  I have been in a flow in my business that has me wanting to work more hours than I can possibly stay awake, and I still want to honor my commitments to my friends, my health, and you through this blog.  So here I am at 11:25,…

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Feb 21, 2011

I admit it.  I have talked and talked about the value of partnership, and I today I got what I’ve been missing in that conversation.  As much as I would like it to be, partnership is not me stating my needs and getting them met…or sharing a plan for partnership in the future. Partnership is…

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How do I choose love for this moment?

Feb 20, 2011

I woke up this sunny San Diego morning bright-eyed and open-hearted, happy to venture out for a morning run with a couple girlfriends.  Smoothie, check.  Computer for work later, check.  Journal for Blossom workshop, check.  And off I went. Within minutes of our run…ouch.

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Come on…c-c-c-courage

Feb 17, 2011

“The root of the word courage is cor — the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” The Tao Te Ching states that courage is derived from love…

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What’s Your Six-Word Love Story?

Feb 16, 2011

Here’s a cute excerpt from the New York Times where people were asked to sum up their love story in six words: Some of mine? Girlfriends gabbing over coffee, wine, anything. The Prince’s horse has broken leg. Loving self and living in service. Torrey Pines. Hanalei. Kerala. Tahoe.

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Kids Do It Right

Nov 17, 2010

Choose to love with innocence, and receive the love you seek. It is always there trying to give itself to you. Each time we’ve been hurt, we’ve unconsciously closed a bit, cutting off the flow of our true nature. The beauty of children is their purity in love.  They shine. Remember what it was like…

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Freedom Child

Nov 12, 2010

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore Freedom.  What more do we want in life?  Love, yes…but love, or anything else for that matter, without freedom is not love at all but a cage.  Freedom is essential to our ability to express, create and connect.

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Love is Authenticity

Oct 31, 2010

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

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