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Leave Self-Doubt on the Sidelines!

By Pam | Jan 13, 2018

Do you hold yourself back from happiness, peace and freedom?  You’ve heard it. That little gremlin voice in your ear whispering messages of self-doubt.  When you listen – they get louder and more frequent.  Overpowering you so much that you find yourself withdrawing into fear. Self-doubt takes over like this: We ask our friends or…

Part 4: Peace In The Holiday Season!

By Pam | Dec 24, 2017

How do you find meaning in the Holiday Season? Thanks for reading along as I have reflected on the deeper meaning of this Holiday Season.  I looked to the Advent Wreath as inspiration. It’s been a symbol for a new beginning in my home.  But, sometimes I have lost touch with its deeper meaning.  Each…

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…

Part 3: Joy In The Holiday Season!

By Pam | Dec 22, 2017

“…find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” Robert Lewis Stevenson How do you find meaning in the Holiday Season? I’m exploring this question as Part III of my reflections on seeking a deeper meaning in this Holiday Season.  I’m using…

Part 2: Faith In The Holiday Season!

By Pam | Dec 15, 2017

How do you find meaning in the Holiday Season? This is Part II of my search to celebrate and find meaning in this Holiday Season.  Last week I reflected on Hope.  This week I’m focusing on Faith. What Faith means to me. When I think of Faith, it brings me back to one of my…

Hope In The Holiday Season!

By Pam | Dec 8, 2017

How do you find meaning in the Holiday Season? Part of my desire to celebrate and find meaning this holiday season is to reflect on the deeper feelings of the season.  I’ve decided to be purposeful about planning time to reflect on what this time of year means to me. We have so many symbols,…

Are the Holiday Blues Playing You?

By Pam | Dec 1, 2017

“The greatest gift of all would be patience and understanding in such a chaotic and stressful time for us.”  Savanna Smith The holiday season is upon us.  All around we see and hear messages of holiday cheer.  The commercials, the greeting cards, and of course, my favorite, the Hallmark Channel, with its 24/7 stories of…

Living Your Values…Unshakably.

By Pam | Nov 17, 2017

I recently read an announcement of a young man’s passing after a serious illness. Part of it read, “His morals and convictions were unshakable and [he] was a true man of his word every day.” Wow… I was struck by these words.  I kept repeating; “His morals and convictions were unshakable.  A true man of…

Do You Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First?

By Pam | Nov 4, 2017

“You don’t have anything to give that you don’t have so you have to keep your own self full.” This quote from Oprah Winfrey has stuck with me ever since I heard her speak it.  Intellectually it made sense.  I got it.  I thought, “Yup, I have a lot to give and do so without…