Self-improvement Category

HE WAS MY DAD …

“I thank you for your part in my journey…” As the only daughter of my dad, I cherished him. Today, I miss him and his wisdom. I imagine he did not have an easy childhood and one I cannot ever imagine. Born in 1927, he lived until 1998 when he died of lung cancer. He […]

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THE WONDER OF MAGIC = PLAY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME … Daily I awaken to the wonder that surrounds my existence. Feeling blessed for all the experiences I have journeyed through in life. I am aware that not everyone believes as I do. I wonder why? As I travel forward on a ride that has filled me to many levels of […]

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THE MEMORY OF HER HANDS

  “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage…” – Lao Tzu I am amazed at the thoughts and images that pop into my mind since the passing of my mom. It is shattering to realize the truth of death, the final vision of the person I loved. It […]

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THE ESSENTIALS OF GRIEF, LOSS & FEAR

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live…” – Norman Cousins I’m wondering if there are tools to help one process the death of a loved one. I believe it does not matter as much as who died, when or where but that they […]

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THE KEYS OF FREEDOM

As a lover of the written word, I have spent my entire life taking pen to paper. Some may call it a form of therapy. I believe it is a release of that which no longer serves me that my mind clings to. In 1984, I began the journey of writing poetry to deal with […]

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TIS THE SEASON…

I am flying high on the spirit of the season. My mind travels to the days of my childhood and the excitement and wonder of this time of year. I love the simplicity that allows me to give gifts as a way of expressing my appreciation to those in my life. To me, the energy […]

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The Gift of Time!

“The  present moment  is a powerful goddess…” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The beauty of daily life is to be aware of the moment that ignites your senses to become present. To treasure these days as points of the mind where one feels encouraged to be calm, happy and grateful.  To be witness that one is […]

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The Sorrow of Loss

Can it be that we struggle daily to find ourselves? Is it our truth and essence that sits deep within but which we cannot grasp that calls to us? We know of a place that is not here but still there is a loss that stirs our soul to all that we believe in. What […]

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THE TOOLS OF MAGIC

The power of magic in our lives is based on our beliefs. Do you believe in magic? Does life seem magical at times? Can magic fill you with glee at the memory of your childhood? Is that innocence no longer part of your day? We are born filled with all possibility to create a magical […]

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BLOGGING

  It has come to my attention that my followers were having difficulty trying to comment on my blog… As a blogger I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read and then comment. It seems that there was a glitch and now if you choose to, you will be able to comment. Please try […]

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Life is Constantly Changing

“The magic of water has been in my life for years now as I wake up every day to  behold the beautiful sight of Mother Nature…”-Linda Amato As I sit here in my library and fill with a heart full of gratitude for the days that are moving me forward. I am blessed. My life […]

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Our Fathers Brothers and Sons …

The memories of being his daughter can only be shared from the eyes of the child I was. I recall that I held on so tight to his hand when we walked the streets of our neighborhood. Even today, I could see the birds in the trees as they chirped while children played stick ball […]

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What a Great Ride it Has Been

             “In youth we learn; in age we understand.” – Marie Ebner-Eschenbach This morning I opened my eyes and thought of the amazing ride I have been on. I sat up in bed and fell into my morning ritual; I meditated, prayed and contemplated on being sixty-five years old. I’m […]

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Being A Conscious Woman

“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”-Leo Tolstoy As we approach the yearly day set aside to celebrate all the moms in the world, let’s extend love to all the women of the world! As we are born from our mom it is that aspect that we honor. […]

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LA BELIEVES IN LOVE

  My days are filled with a thought that there is a reason for everything. Growing up as a child of an alcoholic father and a detached fearful mother,  I have simply did as I have been told for most of my life. Silence was a means of my survival. Today I have discovered a […]

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LA BELIEVES IN LOVE

The Darkness of The Ego “The words of a talebearer (a gossiper) are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly”  – Proverbs 18.8, King James Version According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, gossip means:“A person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others” and “rumor or report […]

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