Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Charm and Power are Working in Your Favor. 5-15-12

It may seem as though you’re experiencing a struggle with making financial decisions today.Patience and determination with your plans will generate the great outcomes.Begin to believe in your future, bringing it to you by shape-shifting your old reality and be here now; as if  it’s your future.Opposing Energies: Resistance, fear, scarcity-consciousness....more

I Used to Have Ann Romney's Life. I Had Privilege.

Note: This piece was fueled by exasperation and inspired by two excellent blogs posts -- by Grace Hwang Lynch and Pamela Kripke -- that urge those who "got privilege" to name it. I used to have Ann Romney's life. The first time around I married into a family that was rich. Romney Rich....more
 @prayerperspectivesfortoday I am not jealous of Mitt Romney nor his wealth. I am saddened by ...more

Cancer and power

“That we don’t even say “cancer” out loud, gives it power it doesn’t deserve.” ~ Kathy Cawthon...more

How does it feel Not Yelling at my kids for 56 days?

Dear Neighbor,You asked me how it feels to not yell for 56 days. Are you sure you want the answer? The real answer?Prepare Yourself,The Orange Rhino*...more
First off, you should be very proud of yourself for not yelling for 56 days. That itself is an ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Navigate Life’s Unpredictable Paths 3-13-12

It may seem as though all efforts toward progress require hard work.However, there’s a lot of power beyond the hard work for a productive turn of events.Opposing Energies: stagnation, laziness, unreliableWhile today has an undercurrent of wisdom and inspiration, the lack of using one’s talents and gifts can result in a negative trend of worry and indecision.Convert the restless energy into action and believe in yourself.Wide Awake Words™ for today: Compromise, gratitude, breakthroughs...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Hold On to Your Pocketbook 2-21-12

Rely on your personal power and strength of integrity to make good choices today.While you’re stabilizing the foundation of your financial values, you may still have a hurried and impatient desire to spend money.Opposing Energies:  impulsive, short-sighted, aggressiveExercise caution in making major purchases; as in the past you have been successful with large expenses and your ability to bounce back isn’t the same.This feeling of wanting to spend and make grand purchases is fleeting, so hold on to your pocketbook....more


Today the negative talk started. It's that internal voice that echos all the negative, hurtful things that have been said to you by others. "You're a looser""You're Ugly""You're Fat""You're a bad mother""You're not responsible""You're a failure""You CAN'T""What's WRONG with you?""Why would I want YOU?" ...more

My New Year Revolution: Owning the Power of “Yes”

Happy New Year! Personally, I like these round numbered years. They make me feel optimistic for no apparent reason. What about you? What’s your frame of mind as you start 2012? As you probably know, optimism—even when unwarranted--turns out to be one of the most valuable of all leadership traits. ...more
From LInkedIn: My frame of mind is one of passion, of optimism and of hope. I see opportunity. ...more

The Gift of Power

The only Asian kid in my elementary school in a small town in Vermont was Bruce Powers. We all had a crush on him. My brother had a crush on his older sister, Amy. She had strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes and freckles. I suspect one of them was adopted.The weekend that we discovered we were expecting the jBird, the power went out across the entire northeastern part of of the United States. I suspect it was a portent of things to come....more

"Hello" Balance

Yesterday was a rough day for me but I am glad to say my friends, including those in my twitter network, got me through. The way you treat somebody really does help them shape their world. I am all for independence, self confidence and not caring what others think of you; ideally they all sound great. In reality, it's more complicated then that. Other people matter. We matter to each other....more