Laws of Attraction – As Reiki Becomes a Way of Life

Coming up to 7 months of living an alcohol free life as well as following a regular, early morning self-care practice that includes Reiki self-treatments, I’m noticing a shift in who I attract in my life and how this flows over into my small Reiki practice. What I have to compare this to is when…

Authentic Moments

To me, at this time, an authentic moment is when I’m free from my mind – free of the maladaptive coping skills I blogged about yesterday.  Here is the link if you’d like to know more about what that means: Approaching 50 Years Old…… In an authentic moment, I am free of toxic guilt and…

Approaching 50 Years Old…

In less than 2 months, I will be turning 50 years old. Turning 50 has been on my mind since January, knowing this is the year I earn the honor of saying I’m half a century old. But I didn’t think turning 50 was an honor back in January. In January my mindset was I…

Surprise for Mama & DV – Part II – Kids Telling Jokes!!

With support from faculty and staff telling jokes for you, I also had support from the Director of the American School of Doha to make sure I include kids telling you jokes to make you laugh!!!  Thank you Tom!!  :))))) I’d like to give a huge shout out to Grade 5 teacher Allison Farmer for…

Surprise Mama & DV – This Blog is For You!!

My father’s health has not been great for many years – my mother faithfully by his side – his health becoming her whole life. Over their 30 plus years of marriage they have modeled for me the many virtues of a strong marriage, especially since my father’s health became an issue, of commitment during the…

Is Too Much a Choice or Addiction?

This February 18th, I’m coming up to 6 months of living a non-drinking life. No, I don’t call myself an alcoholic – because back in 1997 – 2002 – I had 5 years of sobriety within the 12-Step rooms.  My life was so very different back then – I was just stepping into the very…

Happy New Year’s Day From Tbilisi, Georgia!

Yup, I’m starting 2019 in this little country that sits on the continental border of Europe and Asia and is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Black Sea! After Michael and I’s Mediterranean cruise, I had three days to blog about our adventures and be blog up-to-date ready for my solo trip here during…

It’s Official – I’m NOT in Menopause!

Confused?  I sure was…confused for a year since my first diagnosis of menopause! A year ago, I needed to understand why I was so tired and my mood so, so, so low. With my history of anxiety and depression, I started seeing a doctor who specializes in mental health and he started me on anti-depressants…

Little Ditty About Love

Here, at the age of 49, I’ve had another “aha” moment about love.   A more mature, deeper “aha” moment.  A new understanding of the many dynamic layers within an authentic, healthy love. Love, according to Stephen Covey, is a verb – an action word with the resulting emotion, feeling of love that blossoms from…