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When the GOLD Medal Isn’t Enough

By Pam | Feb 15, 2018

I was so inspired by seventeen year old snowboarding phenom, Chloe Kim. She was interviewed at the 2018 Winter Olympics after winning her first Gold Medal.  She was asked what freedom felt like when she took her last run knowing she had already won the Gold Medal. She said she wouldn’t be satisfied with the…

Can You Outsmart the Universe?

By Pam | Jan 5, 2018

“Don’t fight the fearful thoughts…Just match each one with an affirmative thought that brings you more peace.” Martha Beck I was at a friend’s home; newly built with breathtaking water views in every direction.  I was focused on all the beauty.  Until, that is, I started to catch a theme as she was giving us…

I Can’t?

By Pam | May 15, 2017

  How many times a day do you say “I Can’t”? I’ve never thought of myself as a gardener or even someone who liked gardening. In fact, I could barely commit to having live plants in my home for fear of the commitment. All that watering, tending, deciding the right of amount of sunlight was…

How to Stretch the Boundaries of Your Comfort Zone: Use the Gift of Beginner’s Mind

By Pam | May 15, 2017

“Go out of your comfort zone!”  We hear this phrase a lot, don’t we?  What does it take to push the edge of our personal boundaries to step outside of our comfort zone?   It’s not so simple.  It looks and feels different for each of us so it’s not a “one size fits all” process. …

Your Fairytale

By Pam | May 15, 2017

How Writing Your Fairy Tale Can Lead to Healing Did you enjoy fairy tales as a child? How about as an adult? These stories keep our attention, connect us with larger than life characters and always have a moral or theme that even as adults, we can learn something. But how about this? Have you…

Befriend Your Shadow

By Pam | May 15, 2017

Is it possible to make friends with your shadow? When I was asked this question, I thought, “Huh? Uh, no, I actually don’t even notice it unless I’m walking next to my nephew who’s tall and thin and well, I’m short and less thin.” I got a serious look in response. Little did I know…

5 Steps To Get On the Path To Self-Love

By Pam | Sep 20, 2017

I’m a quote person.  I looooove quotes.  They get me to think with a different perspective.  Sometimes they even feel like a wakeup call.  Take this one for example:   “If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life…look in the mirror.” Unknown   Wakeup Call Oh yes, this was one of…

Connecting to Your True Self

By Pam | Oct 7, 2017

“I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self.  Why was that so very difficult?”  Hermann Hesse As a child did you hear a calling, a whisper that held the promise of who you would become? You may not have had the words to articulate that…

Can You Tap Into Your Inner GPS?

By Pam | Oct 20, 2017

This summer my brother and sister in law bought a small power boat.  They thought getting a boat would teach my teenage nephew responsibility.  I got to go on the “maiden voyage”!  It was exciting to see my nephew go from riding his scooter as a toddler to navigating a boat. There was adventure and a…