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What's in it for ME? Let it go....

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Oh how time flies....It's been almost 2 years since may last post.  Life is what happens when you are busy making plans... :)

As I reviewed the last post, I concluded that this time passed has served to help me galvanize my thoughts and feelings about authenticity and awakening during this period in my life... Now in my late 50's, I find that my priorities have changed and that living authentically is more important than ever! Watching my grandchildren grow begs the question.. what kind of a world will these little ones inherit?  And here we are ... in 2016!

In my day to day work  I assist people in the impoverished segment of our community with serious medical and mental health issues trying to navigate a complex health care system.  Each day brings with it, unique challenges for the people I serve and for myself as a professional. That being said, it has become clear to me over time within the myriad of positions that I have had in the helping profession,.. that until we AL…

On Being Authentic....

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Hello all,
It's been a while... the month of May is hours away.  I hope April was good to you! Certainly was to me as the family welcomed a new addition... a girl... Mya Julia to the world! My second grandchild! She is healthy and absolutely adorable, as you can see!

I was thinking about authenticity... and the importance of being true to oneself and how we each have to figure it out what that means for us.  We are influenced by so many things.. environment, people, technology, location, society... a myriad of stimuli and information that pours into our psyche. It is up to us to learn  and decipher to find what we are truly comfortable with.... to live authentically!

I believe it can take some longer than others to find this place of being authentic... As we move through developmental levels, we find that some things become more important than others and continue to peel away at the onion.  Peeling this onion is an ongoing journey, but the aha moments and the wonder of self disco…

hey you....

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Hello !! 
I found this and I thought "Hmmm...I need to share this".  I know at times we all can experience moments of doubt and fear... and we all also KNOW that focusing on fear and the naysayers will get us nowhere fast! Living in this culture, we can be faced with standards that are not only unreasonable and generic but potentially harmful! It impacts uniqueness, individuality, and creativity!  So I thought I would just remind you of how amazing YOU are!!!  Make it a fantastic day!!!   Peace, Light, and Well BEING! Evelyn 

Spring Cleaning....

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Hello! We all know that traditional spring cleaning involves getting into the nooks, crannies, behind, below, and above!! Getting it ALL covered is the key!!  It is an accomplishment to get rid of the accumulated dust and "stuff" we no longer have use for. Donating and making space for the new.... it's all good.  But what about the inside?  At times, focus is primarily on the external in the hope that if the outside looks good, the inside is good. Of course, having things in order and clean IS definitely a good feeling. However, it can soon fade if the inside is not also taken care of.  Do we readily consider doing an internal spring cleaning?  Digging deep inside and to assess how things are going inside... Are there cobwebs around set goals? Is the relationship dusty and dull? Is the job a big pile up? Losing connection with loved ones?   Investing in a few counseling sessions can be just the thing for this spring!  Start fresh.... outside and inside!  Happy Spring!!   …

Blogger's Block!!

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Hello All!

It has been a while since my last post....To be honest..I recently read about the importance of consistency in blogging and business and I felt compelled to get on board and write a blog. Oh the pressure!  But I just couldn't figure out what to write about. World issues, good causes, experiences, holidays, therapeutic themes and trends all swirled in my head. I would tell myself on any given day that I HAD to do this. Of course that pressure from the "experts" weighed heavy on my shoulders. I can't use the excuse that I have been so "busy" that I could not write. No! This BB was personal.

Life just has a way to throw us on our backs so we can pay attention. This was literal for me.  Last week I pinched my left sciatic nerve and was down for a few days. Ouch...ouch...ouch! There was the initial panic. I remained still to pray and put my thoughts in order. I took a breath and remembered that I did, after all, work as an orthopedic nurse back in t…

A New Year...

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Hello Friends!

Welcome to the New Year 2014!! It is so exciting to begin a new year...
I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to all for the support offered in 2013!

I have learned over the past year that although some experiences can be initially perceived as negative, in the long run, if we take the time to reflect and seek out the underlying lesson, it all works out in the end! Failure is part of the process and a great opportunity for growth. We are all here for a purpose and doing what we love is part of that purpose! In other words, being true to who we are!

What we bring to this new year depends on our willingness to stay true to our dreams, hopes, and desire to be the best we can be. Only in this way can we be the best for others and make the world a better place. It is a risky proposition. After all, we all like to feel secure. But taking risks to make the changes we desire for our own happiness and well being builds courage and perseverance. One of the biggest les…

Giving Thanks......

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Hello! As I sit at home at my desk contemplating the upcoming Holiday Season and the usual feelings that accompany these times... my thoughts drift to a recent piece I read reminding me that change is truly only certain thing we have...I have known this for a very long time.. after having done the spiritual work and dealt with the discomfort that comes with this awareness. I had usually been one to desire consistency, resist change, and became dizzy when the boat was being rocked! 
But in life, 'shift happens'... and this past year, in my life, holding on to this awareness became challenging and I found myself looking to redefine old beliefs and ideas revolving around change once more.... I was reminded that we must continue to flow with the shifts and hang on tight..with awareness, self love, and trust that the new and better shift will come. 
I also found the following in my 'messages with meaning' folder I was recently rummaging through...and would like to share it…