Funny, how life shows us the way when we lead a mindful lifestyle. Seemingly appearing as a magic path of synchronicities however it is simply an evolution of awakening, listening to our inner voice, and stepping out of our own way.

Yesterday, on the new moon, I launched my online store,

The intention being to make available tools and resources to help support a mindful lifestyle path. The same intention of this blog.

It launched with a few journals I designed and a couple of mugs and water bottles.  There is much more to come as my content list is long.

There is an old saying “When one door closes, another door opens”. That is how I feel today.  The door to trying to force things to work, for the vision I had 30 years ago, to a door of limitless opportunity to start this newest chapter.

Much more to come!


Love & Light

Open Your Conscious Mind


Have you heard the expression “Expand Your Consciousness”? 

It is a term used within the Law of Attraction. Personally, the term I prefer is .

Within the words we use, our definitions often come from our perspective, not necessarily their “official” definitions.


For example:

Expand means to become or make larger or more extensive.

Open means allowing access, passage, or a view through the space; not closed or blocked.

For me, open is what I have had to do with my consciousness as I combine it with my mindfulness practice. Going to the “empty space” that is not closed or blocked by old patterns, my limiting beliefs, and the auto-pilot, unconscious responses.

Mindfulness is the key to opening that conscious mind.  The empty space is the doorway to our inner self, the true intuitive place where our answers lie.  It’s in there buried beneath the external beliefs and thoughts we have taken on throughout our lives.   That empty space is where creativity, happiness, and our potential life.

When we gain access and allow passage of those inner feelings and “knowings” we can view ourselves through a different lens of perspective.

  Empowering your Mind & Muse

 My tagline is Empowering your Mind & Muse.  The word empowering is defined as something that makes you more confident and makes you feel that you are in control of your life.  The word muse is the place of wonder and marvel and gives us the wherewithal to think about things carefully and thoughtfully.

Knowledge is power.   When we become more aware of our thoughts, our feelings, and our conscious thinking combined with honoring our muse and the wonderment and joy of what we have to offer, we have arrived at the place of confidence and joy.

 6 Components to Our Whole Self

Art & Creativity and is a mindful practice.  Think about it.  It is truly a place where we are in the moment.  It can bring us closer to integrating our whole self.  There are 6 components to our whole self.

Mental: thoughts, intellect, gaining of knowledge

Emotional: feelings that come in and out all day long like waves, and the deeper emotional current that is your more constant state.

Spiritual: intuition, inner guidance, your expression and experience of God, Higher Power, Source

Physical: your actual body that you can see and touch and all the inner systems and organs of your body such as, nervous system, heart, lungs, etc.

Energetic: the part of our self that we “sense” with, also called an aura, in yoga referred to as the Chakra system

Self-Expression: our voice, what is ours to say and share, how we share our gifts with others, our unique talents, and passions

When we open our consciousness and empower the mind & muse, we move toward the wholeness that goes beyond just mind, body, spirit.

Let me know what you think in the comments.


Love & Light


Daily Mindful Practice

One of my daily mindful practices is journal writing.  It is a practice I developed 25 plus years ago.

It is about the flow of the pen to paper and let the thoughts flow unedited.  I have written much lately on the blog as I have been preparing for my upcoming workshop – Leap into Mindfulness – on yes, Leap Day.

I have been diligently working on flyers and a workbook for the workshop and then perhaps up on my site or on Amazon.

I have done a lot of reflecting these past few weeks and I am making goals to step out of my comfort zones. I honestly have to give credit to my mindfulness practice.   There are several ideas in the works that I will share soon.!

But until them…. just 2 to 3 minutes a day of mindful practice – over time – can completely change your life

Gift of Gratitude

Most of my life, I have felt that I have walked on an unbeaten path. While those on the outside may not have seen that, I felt it on the inside. It felt, as if, I traveled the careful and calculated road of responsibility and “adulting”, while on the inside was the stirring of constant childlike wonder and the passionate pursuit to discover just what makes the imagination soar. Living in the clouds, they would say. Somewhere over the rainbow, others saw. But simply an inner longing for ways to bridge the connection to my authentic self, that inner voice of art and blowing bubbles and dancing on a whim, the freedom of not wanting to care what others thought of me with who I thought I was suppose to be.

Walking my unbeaten path involved metaphysical forms, eastern religious practices, and an undying curiosity of all the things from tarot cards, astrology, numerology, essential oils, mindfulness, meditation, the moon’s energy, and much, much more. The pursuit of finding a connection to that undefined source, the one that puts you in a flow that creates great things, the one that you believe in your heart but others think are a little “off”. Not rational, Not realistic. But for me, the belief so strong, it couldn’t be stopped. It was put aside because others would think you were crazy. At the same time the overwhelming inner thoughts were driving you crazy more.

Today I am grateful to that unbeaten path and the steps I take along that road. I want to share my gratitude and for today and tomorrow (11-24-19 and 11-25-19) one of the mindful seeing e-books, “Off the Beaten Path” is my gift to you. Simply click on the book image and it will take you to Amazon. (BTW it is an affiliate link) If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle Reader app on to any device!

Mindfulness creates Gratitude

For those of you that are skeptical of “mindfulness”, it’s simply a tool of gratitude. You see, mindfulness brings gratitude and visa-versa. Increased gratitude is a result of practicing mindfulness, whether you label it that or not.

As we pay more attention to our thoughts and “being in the moment”, we become increasingly aware of the thoughts (typically things about our past or fears of our future) that block us from appreciating the good we have in our lives. More often that not, it is the little and simple things that mean the most to us, when we are in the present moments.

Think about this: Right now, in this very moments, there are tons of people that would consider their prayers answered if that had only a portion of what you have.

When we are truly in the moment, we are able to see the beauty and the good all around the chaos we may think is our reality. Gratitude can shift you from negative emotions for a moment.

Have you ever wondered why negativity and fears seems to grow in leaps and bounds? It is actually our brains default function. It is simply built with a greater sensitivity to unpleasant news or seeing “the bad”. It is so automatic it can be detected at the earliest stage of the brain’s information processing. Mindfulness is a key factor in overcoming that natural negativity bias. It helps to change the negative self-talk and create new pathways for our thoughts to follow. (more on this later in the week).

So for today, think of 5 things you are grateful for and share at least one in the comments!

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