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How to Create Systemic Change in Your Life

Awareness is what creates systemic change.  How often have you been told that meditation and mindfulness is critical to reducing stress, vital to longevity and even essential to emotional health? How often do you pause and breathe ? Are you aware of your breath? I know that for me for about 20 years running national organizations as an advocate and executive, I was living by my work schedule and then crashing hard on weekends. I forgot to breathe, even ended up in the hospital on many occasions due to dehydration and panic attacks. I was disconnected and I thought I had the world in my hands – you see it was that ego driven life I had been promised would bring me radiant abundance.

Depleted and running on empty, the merry go round stopped and that is when the real work began. I share this to let you know, I have been there!  I get the excuses.. 

-but, you don’t understand 
-I don’t have time 
-I have no choice
Today is New Moon in Cancer – a time of resetting our energy system.  In astrology we know the power of each zodiac sign and when you intentionally connect with the moon, you can feel the vibrations. 

Take time to set intentions using the compassion that cancer holds.  Take a moment to reprogram your energy and say these affirmations for the next 4 days and see how you feel. An affirmation is a positive statement that connects with our evolutionary experience. Even if you do not believe the affirmation please say it anyway.
I am connected to my intuition  

I am honoring my sensitive nature

I am connected to the family, I choose

I am practicing compassionate speech

I am supported I am a part of this divine universe 

Sending you vibrant awakenings, 


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Live your luminosity ..steps to evolve

This past year has certainly been challenging for the world. And with all the challenges there are glimmers of hope, bubbles of illumination. The World Café model,  brings people together to create conversations and to shift organizations. It has been utilized from as high as the UN to local community soup kitchens. What I have always loved about participating in these conversations is the opportunity to listen and contribute in new ways. When embarking upon conversations, the World Cafe invites participants to adopt models of thinking, what they call Café Etiquette. Perhaps in this time of transformation and creative collectives we could all learn from some of their ideas. 
On their website The World Café outlines their conversation etiquette which include the following. Maybe you could adopt some of their strategies in your everyday conversation. 
1. Focus on what matters
2. Contribute your thinking and experience
3. Speak from the heart
4. Listen to understand
5. Link and connect ideas
6. Listen together for deeper themes, insights and questions
7.  Play, doodle, draw
My life’s work has been about helping people flow into their state of luminosity. The earth is a luminous place, just watch a sunset or a whale leaping out of the ocean to kiss the air above.

I have dreamt about the earth since I was a child, I could feel earthquakes and storms far away and even years into the future. In the mid 1980’s, I won an honorable mention at a science fair with my greenhouse gas model. I remember when I presented, I started explaining things that we had not yet learned about. My young mind articulated systems that even my science teachers were stumped about. When asked where I obtained the information, my 12 year old voice stated “the earth told me”.

The fear in my body of geomagnetic storms and winter tornados filled my dreams. Space weather and The Space Force coming together to help make dynamic shifts in our world filled my mind most days. All along my guides have been very clear that we, as a human race, must embrace Pangea, when the earth was one super continent, and that one day the earth will come back together. I feel that this message, which has never stopped, for me is both literal and energetic. 

I now look at this time in our global transformation as an opportunity for us to rise to the challenge of climate change and grow the human spirit. Our light bodies contain deep wisdom and creative solutions, if only we have the courage to awaken our energetic knowing.

As a species, as an earth and as a global community, we are evolving and understanding the call for action to create an earth of vibrational peace and mutual respect for nature and each other. 

I am offering some deeply transformative classes that will help you awaken your subtle body which has more power than you could ever imagine. I call these classes Soul Evolution and they are based on leaving the linear behind. 

When I say linear action to luminous motion, what does that mean? Think about a child, they hardly ever do anything in a linear way. When they are brushing their teeth, setting a table or taking out the recycling aren’t they humming, skipping, laughing and simply being joyful? What happened to your child like heart? Have you lost your zest? Turning on the lights of your heart when you’re doing linear action can help you live a life that’s luminous.

You don’t know where to start? Here are some examples.

1. When you take a shower chant your chakra system. Starting from the base of your spine to the top of your head
Lam, Vam, Ram, Yam, Ham, KSham, Om 

2. While in a salt bath at the end of you day or work week, listen to whales on YouTube and imagine you are being held and supported by the oceans 

3.Park your car at the end of the lot. As you walk, with each step send love to the earth and invite the next person who follows in your steps to absorb your joy. 

4. When walking your dog or getting the mail hum “Somewhere over the rainbow” or “You are my sunshine”. 

5. As you are getting ready for a meeting, awaken your crown chakra to co-create outcomes and call on your source energy by using my 5 min crown chakra meditation.

My wish for you is to unlock the luminous that floats all around you – remember you are energy first! 

Be a Delicious Orb of Light!

With butterfly blessings,
Hands reaching to towards light in the bly sky

How Stephen Covey Changed Me…

Don’t you just love a brilliant mind? I thrive on organizational development and management which is what I studied for my Masters Degree. Innovative thinking, creative concepts, strategic planning.  In fact, intuition is about thinking beyond the mind, beyond our linear limited rules. But what excites me even more is knowing, truly knowing that we are expanding into a new age that is filled with passionate thinking, creative truths and no limitations.

In my decades of work in public service and policy I have had the privilege to meet and work with some of the most talented and giving minds of our time, including Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, General Colin Powell, Angus King, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and more.  One of the most profound experiences of my life was the opportunity to meet and learn from Stephen Covey. It was in the late 1990’s and I was in Las Vegas, Nevada for a national conference for an organization called Points of Light, which is dedicated to national voluntarism and civic engagement.
I picked up my packet to see the events of the week at Caesars Palace. It was the nicest place I had ever stayed in my life, the energy and the  beauty was top notch. Points of Light had brought together some of the most creative  strategic minds in the country to teach thousands of volunteers and CEO’s about programming, fundraising, development and creative thinking. I was honored to be sent by the state of Maine and I was over the moon to meet some of the most extraordinary thinkers of our time. When I saw the name Stephen Covey my heart leapt out of my chest!  Not only had I read his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which I carried around since 1990, I also knew that he had written a book in 1972, the year I was born called Spiritual Roots to Human Relations.  That book explained that all problems could be solved by spiritual solutions.
Dr. Covey was on to something. I knew that his workshop was going to be amazing! I arrived early to see if I could meet the man who had developed an international following based on 7 steps to living a highly effective life and created a movement. I was getting a glass of water when he entered the room, and let me be clear, I did not see him, I felt him first! Remember, I had been working in public service channeling messages about next steps for organizations to thrive now for close to 15 years when I met him and energy is what I was all about.  I turned and we locked eyes, in silence we walked toward each other. It was mystical to say the least. He had a shine to him and his enthusiasm was quiet but a vibrant light shone from his inner soul.  I thanked him for his work and his books, I think he was surprised I knew of his earlier works.  He asked, “what do you want to do with your life?” and I said ” Inspire others to change the world in their own way and create passion in others.”  He smiled and thanked me for attending. What I noticed is that he had a calm vibrancy to his being. I left the room to go and get my peers and when I returned the whole room of 500 chairs was full and I ended up sitting in the back row, today I know why.  When he came out on stage he stood in silence and all the voices came to a hush. He spoke in a soft voice welcoming everyone for coming, and then something incredible happened, each person in unison the way a flock of birds bank left in the sky as if by magic, everyone as the same time leaned in to Covey. Sitting in the back row it was quite a sight to see.  And then the magic started.  As Stephen spoke about the 7 habits and being true to yourself I watched the auras of each person in the room grow. He was raising the vibrational frequency of the room and the golden energy became a synergetic dance of light, people wept with peace in the kind of “ah ha”, I understand energy.  His last words to the group were “You are not a physical being, you are a spiritual being having a physical experience.”
That day will always stay in my heart. But, that was not my last visit with Stephen Covey.  Flash forward to 2001, I found myself working and living in Boston, Massachusetts  and attended a talk at Harvard I learned a small gathering was taking place and I could meet him once again. I told him about the experience of leaning into his energy in Las Vegas years before.  He said, listening is a lost art. I took his words to heart and am grateful for all he brought to our earth.

Inspired by Covey and others I have developed a program I call Luminous 8 Professional Development for Your Soul. For close to 25 years I have developed my own personal toolkit to manifest my dreams and to help others live theirs. This workshop utilizes all I have learned over the years and guides you through 8 practical and magical rhythms to mastery of self.

I am happy to announce that the first training takes place on May 12th from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Portland, Maine!
It is about ongoing, real, deep transformational living.  When you leave the daylong immersion you will begin to see the world as a place of unlimited possibility and magical manifestation. Not only will you get to work with me for the day but you will be immersed with like-minded others who will thrive with you!

What you will receive:

  • 8 Tools to harness both your professional and personal life
  • Resources and soul tools to maximize your full potential
  • A psychic soul assessment which you will receive prior to ​​the workshop
  • Inspiration and motivation to help you grow
  • An opportunity to work with me in my mentoring program
  • Release and renewal activities
  • A safe place to explore your destiny
  • A networking luncheon
  • Certificate of completion

To register today visit me at

The New Creative Economy…

Every day when you purchase products, you are creating energy towards the economy. Each dollar you spend has an effect on the overall market. You may not be aware of it, but the coffee you buy on your way to work, the gasoline in your car, the soap you use in the shower all impacts the growth of decline of a market. You may have noticed that many big corporate companies that do not have a friendly tag line or community outreach are fading.  The reality is that new innovative companies are moving into the forefront and creating a new creative economy.

Twenty years ago it would not seem possible that yoga would be an industry in itself or that creating new creative software for computers that are innovative and intuitive would thrive. Here we are on the edge of infusing community into the economy and people wanting to buy from businesses that are local, have a community mind and somehow improve the world.  You may ask, what does the economy have to do with spiritual development or advancement?  EVERYTHING!  When humanity comes to a place where all people are aware of how they invest and spend their money and priorities shift from war and greed to art, children, self improvement and creativity we are evolving.

The UK is leading the global economy in setting a creative economic agenda.  They are infusing creative ideas and community aspects into both private and public sectors.  This innovation is moving into cities across the world.  In places like Maine and Vermont “buy local” signs shine in the windows of stores.  We are growing a vibrant creative economy which can be seen in the millions of people in the US who participate in Co-Ops, community gardens and community supported agriculture.    Are you are part of the creative economy?  Are you investing in services and products that are creative, local, sustainable and kind to animals?  Do you work for a creative business or own one yourself?

The world economy is shifting. At times it may feel uncertain if you follow the newspapers and listen to what the television tells you without getting more information from other sources.  Many people feel that they do not have enough money without really looking at how they are actually spending their money.  Once you align yourself with living in harmony with money it will grow for you! But that is a blog for another time.

The transition to the new creative economy is underway. Will you be a part of it?

My new workshop Luminous 8 Professional Development for the Soul will help you embrace your divine potential in body, mind and spirit…

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