Adjusting Expectations

“What we expect, we experience,” all the spiritual traditions say. But what, then, explains bad service at an expensive, fancy restaurant, where you go expecting the best? Or not getting the promotion/client/job when we were clearly the most qualified? And

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Are You Listening?

As adamant as I am about Bringing the True You to Life (I even trademarked it!), one of the greatest skills needed for living an authentic life surprises me. Because it also challenges me, I unconsciously avoid it, and suffer

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Assuming Response-ability

I came around the curve and to an abrupt stop behind a red river of brake lights, flowing as far ahead as I could see, down, into the mouth of the tunnel. Eyes shot to the clock:  5:53. I would

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Is There Change in YOUR Air?

Autumn forces change upon us all. Trees surrender their leaves in a breathtaking blaze of glory.  Children step up to the bus, marking the milestone passing of another grade. Fall causes us to change our clothing, our TV viewing, and

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Cancer-Causing Almond Milk? What’s a Holistic Girl to Believe?

Did you hear the one about brand-name almond milk using a cancer-causing algae called Carrageenan as a thickener? Yeah, it’s no joke. Almonds are expensive; algae is cheap. Do the math. So here we are, making the conscious choice to

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What Are You Expecting?

What we expect, we experience. This is a tricky, often aggravating, truth. When a car broadsided my Miata years ago, I could swear I was not expecting it.  Nor was I expecting past illnesses, divorce, or particular job challenges. Let’s

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It’s Time for an (Oil) Change

Things have changed.  Very quickly, foundational change has swept through network marketing, alternative health practices, essential oils, Young Living, and me.  Change was ignited by two main forces:  unprecedented growth (Young Living had 250,000 members when I joined in 2010;

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Excuse me, Sir, did you know you have a pine cone in your brain?

Buried deep in the protected center of your brain is the indispensable, mythical, magical pineal gland. Pinecone-shaped, reddish-gray, and the size of a grain of rice, the pineal gland is an important part of the endocrine system that regulates bio-rhythms,

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Instead of Cussin’

I cannot deny that I occasionally use cusswords. There is something about a well-placed and well-timed expletive. Well, I like to think so anyway. But, if you pay attention, you will find there is a word I very rarely use:

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I Gave Up Oils

Given the opportunity to work with a highly respected professional coach, I was prepared to make a significant investment in time and money, but the highest price to pay turned out to be this:  he was highly sensitive to “scent”

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