May 152016

James financesWhy this busy mama gives her kids $40 a month

This is a gift that my father gave me when I was about nine years old that I will be forever grateful for. The lesson he taught me was how to manage my money. I have been doing this with my kids since they were about 9-10 years old and they have enjoyed getting and spending the money! They have also learned some wonderful lessons about managing money and at times, how easy it is to spend money but how it sucks to have to then take it out of the appropriate column! Continue reading »

Apr 302015

May is a month of gratitude and celebration of the feminine aspect of God –God the Mother who creates and nurtures all things including ourselves. The beauty of May draws us out of hibernation into a natural mindfulness of the blessing and abundance of nature. Gratitude and mindfulness are intimately related, for as we practice gratitude we become more aware, more present. We wake up.


In May our hearts remember what our minds sometimes forget —– LIFE IS A GIFT OF INESTIMABLE VALUE.  IT IS TIME TO UNWRAP THE GIFT.

In May the flowers are blossoming and the earth is greening.  The beauty of God runs riot in colours, fragrances, warmth and a dizzying plenitude of forms and species.  You awaken us cyclically from our sleep and bring forth every fruit in its season, the fruits of the earth and the fruits of our souls. Thank you for the life force that gives and nourishes life.
 Enjoy a personal meditation:

May you be at peace, May your heart remain open,
May you awaken to the light of your own true nature,
May you be healed, May you be a source of love and compassion to those around you. May you live in abundance. Continue reading »

Mar 052015
Every day leave the world a little brighter than you found it.
Speak from Soul to Soul.
 Honor the other’s essence. See beyond the layers of armor put on, willed into place, defaulted into being as shields to social tumbling. Let kindness loosen the screws that hold the visor down tight. Allow love to dissolve the mental patterns that script the plot of guard.
blue skyYour light is bright. Shine it through the armor’s cracks; steadfast, gentle, every day. The sun gives us light daily; and even on days you can’t see her, know she’s there behind the clouds. 
Likewise, you can choose to carry your light into the world every day. Be peace. Be love. 
Be gratitude. 
Be living proof that peace is real. That love is real. That gratitude is real.  
Touch a Soul today.

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