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Doing What is Right vs. Doing What is Right for You podcasts and interviews Mar 10, 2022

Note: The picture above was taken in a moment when I was "supposed" to be doing something else, but listened to my heart and soul instead. 

You can listen this this post on my podcast, Opening the Gate.


Life is a little busy at the moment. In fact, recording an episode of Opening the Gate...

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Finishing Unfinished Business with Forgiveness podcasts and interviews Mar 07, 2022

You can listen to this post on my podcast, Opening the Gate

The words below are from my book Sunflower Wisdom. I was prompted to share this after I received an unexpected apology from someone who hurt me deeply a year or two ago.

I'm not one to hold a grudge. Really, I'm not. In fact, I can...

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Seeds of Hope podcasts and interviews Feb 28, 2022

You can also listen to this blog on my podcast, Opening the Gate.

More than a few years ago, I gained a very special nickname, The Sunflower Princess. It was written on a note tucked into a bouquet of sunflower blossoms from my then boyfriend. “To my Sunflower Princess” the card read.

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Breaking Through the Window of All-or-Nothing Thinking podcasts and interviews Feb 24, 2022

Listen to this blog post and others on my podcast, Opening the Gate

Something I've talked and taught about a lot over the years is perfectionism. It took me a long time to realize it, but perfectionism is closely linked to procrastination -  or in my case, sometimes not doing things...

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Out of Crisis, Chaos and Scars, Stars are Born podcasts and interviews Feb 22, 2022

Listen to this blog post on my podcast, Opening the Gate. Enjoy!

For many years I’ve had two small pieces of art above my desk, both which are very meaningful. The first is a postcard which displays the Chinese characters for “crisis.” I got the card from a financial planner who...

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Build Bridges Instead of Burning Them podcasts and interviews Feb 14, 2022

You can listen to this post on my podcast, Opening the Gate

In a former life, I used to be someone who burned bridges. As a writer, I was a HUGE fan of crafting lengthy and acerbic poison pen letters and did so for more than one past employer. Seeing words flow onto the page– knowing they...

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Posing, Exposing & Composing My Way to Joy podcasts and interviews Feb 06, 2022

You can listen to this blog post and others on my podcast, Opening the Gate.

In case you haven’t heard the story already, during the start of the pandemic, while I was suffering from deep depression and anxiety, my husband Dave and I began racing rubber ducks in the creek behind our house....

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Stepping Off the World vs. Staying In It podcasts and interviews Feb 02, 2022

NOTE: Before I dive into this episode, I want to alert anyone who has triggers related to mental health or suicide that those are my topic of discussion today. I’m trying to be as upbeat as possible and find the lesson, but this episode is a little more serious than any of the others so...

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From Wall Flower to Will Flower podcasts and interviews Jan 31, 2022

Listen to this article on my podcast, Opening the Gate.

A good friend recently posted an article on Facebook about sometimes feeling invisible as a person/woman/mom walking into new situations or events with her kids. Basically, she had experienced isolation through the indifference or perceived...

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Ask the Right Question & the Answer Will Come podcasts and interviews Jan 27, 2022

You can listen to this blog on my podcast, Opening the Gate HERE

I really believe in the idea that when you are looking for an answer to a question – and put it out to God, the Universe or the bathroom walls, the answer you need will come. Whether you pray quietly on your knees, set a silent...

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If Not Now, When? podcasts and interviews Jan 24, 2022

You can also listen to this post on my podcast, Opening the Gate, HERE

Several years ago, I had a uncomfortably close brush with death.  In short, late one winter night, my dog  Mojo and I were nearly hit by a car on the street in front of our house. It was late, dark and both Mojo...

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Stepping Back to Leap Forward podcasts and interviews Jan 21, 2022

This blog is also published on my podcast, Opening the Gate. CLICK HERE to listen to the episode.

Since the start of the pandemic, I‘ve gone through some major losses and life changes. One of the biggest was officially closing the location for my wellness spa and moving out of office...

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