Ancient Wisdom

Dehumanizing Compassion

Reading Time: 4 minutes I see a direct correlation between dehumanization and Compassion. Compassion is a main theme running through all of my courses—I believe showing Compassion for Nature equates to Compassion for humans.  But this isn’t always the case, as our Ego and the attachment to ideals, often leaves us *slightly* less Compassionate for those who disagree with us. (Don Miguel Ruiz discusses this in depth in his book, “The Five Levels of Attachment.”)


In the last year, I’ve noticed a frightening movement from global political leaders. Dehumanize All. (Yes, I believe there is a movement towards the NWO and there’s a global agenda at play. Research this outside of google and see what search results you find.)

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Avoid social contact.
  • Fear germs.

A Personal Tribute

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, in 1951, this man was born… he died 27 years ago, at the young age of 47. As I approach the age of his death, it’s both surreal and more devastating. We were estranged at the time of his passing, a choice of mine that’s still difficult to live with. His battle with depression, mania, abuse, and addiction ultimately cost him everything. I watched a brilliant, funny, talented man slowly destroy his family and life. His choices in life made him not-so-popular with my mom’s friends and family… but if you love all I’ve become “despite my challenging childhood,” please remember he is 50% of what made me outgoing, strong, and opinionated.

3-Year Anniversary

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re forever grateful for the life we had and the people we met in Maine. They strengthened us in ways we never thought possible. They gave us “flatlanders from away” a chance. We miss you all.

We don’t regret a second of our adventure; we’d do it all over again.

My Holiday Wish for You…

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I urge you to consider the dangers of the storm that’s been created: a world where there is no right answer. (So it seems.)
Without that, there’s no resolution. When two sides dig in their heels and there’s no healthy debate, how can there be a compromise or negotiation?
There is no returning to the past normal. We don’t know what the future holds. Our actions today determine the future of mankind. We’re at a critical tipping point that has little to do with a virus.

Learning to Witness…

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3 years ago today, we arrived to 2’ of snow in Maine. It was the hardest winter we endured… grieving and buried in foot after foot of snow. We didn’t know what our backyard looked like until April, when the snow finally melted.
Over the last 3 years, we shed toxic relationships—business, personal, even our toxic selves.

What About the Other Half!?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I read a verbally aggressive post on Facebook the other day, advising those of us “out and about to stop being selfish and stupid.” (Even typing that makes my stomach turn in anger and pain.)

Besides having a violent tone which already triggers most of us, something else about this post unnerved me and I wasn’t sure why.

Until yesterday.

My household relies on those “stupid and selfish people,” like many other small businesses owners. They keep our doors open, rents paid, power on, food on our table, and in our case, food on other people’s tables. If I can’t afford groceries, I can’t deliver meals to people who need them.

There is NO promise of income and unemployment if the world panics and shuts down because of anti-science. We lose our livelihood. We tank our credit from debt of having a business—credit that takes years to rebuild.

Do You Wanna Pay More for Insurance?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Stop putting your life in the hands of corrupt government and media.

Start researching the truth about health, not just today’s trendy “eat this, don’t eat that” fad. Trust me, the Powers that Be are perfectly fine with you believing the propaganda. The truth is often censored on SM platforms—it’s why you MUST subscribe to health professionals and experts who send emails/newsletters.

I’m not OK trading freedom for those who willingly neglect their own health and the gift of life that’s so precious. And I’m certainly not OK trading my freedom for lies and agendas. I spend 8+ hours each week researching health and the truth behind what people see on the media (I don’t watch any of that crap, but I hear plenty about it!).

Remember, I lost my parents when they were only 47 and 49… I know how broken the system is and how facts are manipulated as needed.

5 Important Basics: Home Décor & Simplifying Your Life

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s the final week of my series. This week, I’ll share the most important lessons I’ve learned from years of research and observing—having a deep curiosity about Nature never hurts…


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5 Lessons in Business Practices & Marketing

Reading Time: 3 minutes And… the saga continues!

I’ve been in business for myself for the last 13 years. Whether or not you’re self-employed, there’s plenty you and I know from working for others. Maybe we don’t understand what’s going on in the background, nor do we always understand why decisions had to be made the way they were.

Here are the most important lessons I’ve learned throughout the years of a rather eclectic resume—some of these practices apply to our personal lives, too…

5 Lessons in Managing Money, Being the Best Partner, Finding Spirit

Reading Time: 8 minutes In the continuation from last week, let’s discuss 3 (sometimes) ugly topics: money, spirit & relationships.

If there’s one thing that can sink ANY relationship or business, it’s finances. Financial dependency is a dangerous way to live; I’ve seen too many people destroyed by living beyond their means. I made different financial mistakes… giving my credit to others in need. I co-signed for a car a friend and allowed my ex-husband to spend frivolously—I even helped him secure a new home and credit when we split. It took me 5 years to reestablish my credit, despite not needing it to buy a home. So why bother?

It’s not a topic any of us love discussing, but I’ve worked in credit departments, and I know how easy it is to overextend debt. There’s a lot of money in keeping us in debt—your interest rate is partly determined by the risk of others. You help everyone when you’re financially stable.

As I said when this pandemic started, if you’re waiting for the government to bail you out financially, you’ll die waiting. There’s ALWAYS a price you pay for bad credit and financial insecurity.

Being a better human makes the world a better place. If you can’t control your life, finances, and emotions, you’ll never help others. It doesn’t take a lot to be The Best Partner you can, even if it’s just in friendships or in business partnerships. It doesn’t take a lot to remove your Ego and look at the foundation of what others are saying. It doesn’t take a lot to spend wisely and stop feeding the consumerism wheel.

A note I wrote about “Zen Keys” by Thich Nat Hahn: “Mindfulness is more than just attentiveness-it’s also seeing the value of ‘things’ and not wasting them.”  Reduce, reduce, reduce. I’ll cover space clearing in a future edition of this series… for now, remember buying more than you need keeps you tied to a system of capitalistic dependency, does not fill the void we believe it fills, and depleted the health of our planet.

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