What are you choosing?

My awareness of the power of the words I speak after the words “I AM” is heightened today. To think and say out loud “I am tired” increases the level of fatigue I feel in my body. The words,“ I am not good at that ”, cause me to close myself to the possibility of discovering a hidden gift or learning a new skill. When I say “I am not sure” I postpone the ...

I'm Moving Again

It seems like all I have been doing this year is move. In March I shut down my art business to move from a large studio space into a tiny nine foot by nine foot office downtown. The ability to walk two blocks to work is wonderful. My more lucrative businesses were calling me to spend more time using my natural talents and skills. When I exercise them my bo...

Action Stops Fear

I no longer make choices from a place of fear or worry thoughts. When I feel resistance to doing something I know is a true desire I take deliberate action as quickly as possible. Creating and publishing a new Facebook Page , public YouTube and Facebook Live videos for my business groups are just a few of the things completed since the beginning of the...

In Honor of 2017

In honor of 2017 Wasn ’t it only yesterday I was writing a post about the events that shaped my life in 2016? The mental and emotional breakdown I experience last year led me into a powerful breakthrough this year. After completing orientation and mobility training I turned my focus back to my business. In May I was given the unique opportunity to atte...

Make Yourself Feel Happy

I have been talking with lots of people lately who are feeling hurt, angry and generally very unhappy. They all have one thing in common. They are talking about an unpleasant experience from the past or imagining a future they are afraid will be as unpleasant as those they experienced in the past. In both cases they are making themselves miserable and robb...

Feeling My Way Through Change

Sudden change always looks like chaos at first. We don’t like change. It’s not comfortable. It upsets our balance. We do everything we can to avoid it. Fear takes us into the past. We feel sad wishing things would go back the way they used to be. Imagining how this change will bring bad things in our future makes us anxious. We feel horri...

In Honor of 2016

2016 was one of the most challenging yet rewarding times of my life. It began with a sudden shift in my sight and changed my focus for the entire year. The eye surgery February second left me with less functional sight in my better eye than was expected. I tried to focus on what was needed to enable me to keep my businesses going. Blind and Low Visi...

How I See the White Cane

I had an experience yesterday that shook me to my core and inspired me to see my white cane in a new light. It was the first time I experienced how unkind the world can be to someone who experiences vision loss. I traveled to a public mall in a larger town a few miles from where I live in rural Montana to meet with my orientation and mobility therapist. I...

Hard or Easy?

I love writing things down. Early mornings I do automatic writing where I ask my spirit "What do you want me to know?" then take a deep breath, relax and allow my hand to write on its own without my mind controlling it. During the recent shift in sight I was trying to write as usual and could not read what I was writing. The little voice...

Love is Love 

Love is love is love is love is love....these words were part of a speech presented at the Tony Awards by the writer of the musical Hamilton. They were in response to the mass shooting in Florida this past week. Those words touched me then and again this morning as I asked my spirit to reveal to me the source of the inner turmoil I experience as I accept ...

Learning to Receive

When we begin to ask for help we must be willing to receive. Last week the doctor scheduled me for eye surgery this week. Recovery requires I keep my head and nose pointed to the ground twenty-four hours a day for several days. Talk about learning to receive help..... Wow. This experience places me in a situation where there are no other options. The ...

Asking for Help

I had big plans for my new year. I intended to do more writing for this blog. I was going to launch Create Winter Sunshine . These activities feed my spirit but they require discipline to create new habits. I had all the pieces in place to launch some new programs for my Network Marketing business. I wanted to help myself and my team grow that bus...

Stronger Than Fear

I promised to share my insights from the day I wrote "No Matter What." Here is what I learned. The challenges I experienced that day were rooted in fear. First thing that morning I noticed it was hard to read my book. Thoughts of having my eyesight fail caused me to experience fear. Every time I attempted to read .. The fear grew strong...

No Matter What

"This is so hard," I thought. I pushed myself away from the table where I spent more than an hour trying to arrange things so I could see well enough to accomplish my task. I could feel the emotions bubbling up. I kept telling myself it was OK. I was not using my eye sight challenges as a crutch this time. I was just judging myself and ...

One Habit At a Time

I listened to the end of an interview today with Gretchen Rubin. She wrote a book called Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. What caught my attention was the phrase "better than before". As I listened it was clear she became a happier person by focusing on what she wanted to make her feel better and happier. ...

Stop Trying to Help

"Why don't you let me take one of those?, I asked. I had my purse and a small camera bag. "I've got it," he replied. He was weary from lack of sleep and the long plane rides. Without an elevator the task was to get the heavy, oversized pieces of luggage down the three flights of stairs. Watching how he dragged the largest piece down th...

How Thoughts Feel

On the way to my studio this morning I was thinking about something I wanted to do. The next thought was ... " You can't do that. If you spend money now there won't be enough for what you really need later." I started laughing at the absurdity of the thought. Since I learned to notice how my thoughts make me feel. I discovered I get to...

Give Your Body What It Needs

Did you know your body functions best when it... is rested receives plenty of water breathes deeply moves frequently receives regular usable nutrients receives consistent positive thoughts and words eliminates waste often in a day How often do withhold those things from you body? Most people I work with want a healthy body but refuse to give thei...

Change the Pattern

I felt fatigue. It was to be expected. The past two days were physically demanding far beyond the norm. I did a great job of diminishing the stress as much as possible during that time. I was feeling good about how I moved through those two days. Then I noticed a physical symptom. The more I focussed on it and tried to make it go away the worse things got....

Does Fear Exist?

I used to be afraid of everything. When I was diagnosed as legally blind I learned something. Fear was a big part of why I could not see. I tried for years to get rid of fear. Then I realized something. I only feel afraid when... I think about something I don't want. Like when I see that thing before it happens. I feel emotions I don't like. My energy ...