We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself……..

    We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself…….. I was struggling with the idea of air travel for the past four years now, as my last flight home from the Big Apple was a bit bumpy.. I had not flown since then. Anyway, I decided to step up and make some travel plans.  We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself…….. yes this is so true, so very true. Thats exactly what I am afraid of…… my own fear I feel when flying. I am not afraid of take off or landing, not afraid of much more then me stuck there feeling afriad if it starts to be turbulant. I breathed through it, and although it was a very smooth flight, I was all worked up and full of anxiety. I decided to live with the fear but still travel. I decided to live in a broader spectrum and stop allowing my self-limiting thoughts to stop me from visiting my beloved New York, my birthplace. So I landed at JFK and was instantly full of sense memories…..the feel of the city, the energy of the people, the smell of amazing food. We were on the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset…it was stunning! I ran around the city the next day with my cousin Jill, we had a fantastic lunch, I drank in the cityscapes and marveled at the architecture, I saw Manhattan like it was the first time ever. All these great moments would have never been if I would have not pushed through my struggles about flying. I feel accomplished, I feel like I grew a little,...
Replacing Fear Based Thoughts With Loving Ones

Replacing Fear Based Thoughts With Loving Ones

Replacing Fear Based Thoughts With Loving Ones We fear just about everything, we worry about small things, big things, new things, unknown things, we fear death, life, illness, financial troubles……..not being good enough, old enough, young enough, pretty enough…….and the list is endless. Replacing Fear Based Thoughts With Loving Ones ………..is the only way to release the fear out of your system. But first you have to recognize that you are having these fearful thoughts. We are not aware of the stream of thoughts that is running our lives, running them in the wrong direction, as we plod along unaware that our ego-mind has stuck you in a fear based thought system. So how do you do it? How do you start to change this crippling system around to create a better system? BY BEING AWARE OF THE STREAM OF THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD! Start to catch yourself when you are feeling that fear flare up. Now replace that thought with a loving thought to start to heal. It doesn’t come naturally after years of thinking your way….but the more you do it the more of a habit it becomes and the fearful ideas will slowly start to fade away. Avoid things that bring up the fear, if scary movies, the news, shows like 60 minutes and 20/20 tend to leave you feeling vulnerable, then skip watching them all together. Certain people may stir up anxiety in you, avoid spending lots of time with these people or at best, don’t bring up certain subjects with them. Meditation and yoga are great ways to feel centered, connected to the Universe,...
Six Steps To Help Manifest All You Desire In Life

Six Steps To Help Manifest All You Desire In Life

Six Steps To Help Manifest All You Desire In Life Manifesting comes easy for some, and for others not so much……it has nothing to do with deserving more or working hard for it, you see it starts with a mind set that you deserve it as much as the next person and then doing the work. Six Steps To Help Manifest All You Desire In Life ………..is a simple reminder of what you already know. So here goes; 1- Believing in the process; First, really believe that this works…. even if you don’t just pretend that it does, imagine it absolutely is working for you. The whole idea is thought first, so start out with a positive thought system. I mean how can that hurt? Smile as you think to yourself wow this is going to be amazing when I receive that…… or achieve that……….. Imagine toasting with loved ones about the result you’ve called in. 2- Set Your Intention; Be specific and imagine the tiniest of details of exactly what you are having. Write it down, dream big! The Universe actually wants to give you all you deserve. 3- Be in each moment; Get up every morning ready to work on this. Meditate, opening your heart to the happiness and life you deserve. Journal to see how your thoughts are creating your life. Release to the Universe the negative self limiting thoughts that hold you back. 4- Raise your vibration; Everything is energy…..what makes you vibrate the highest? create, sing, dance, give, paint…….be the highest version of yourself! 5- Trust the Universe is always acting in your behalf;...
Feel Inspired To Bring Out The Best Inside Of You

Feel Inspired To Bring Out The Best Inside Of You

Feel Inspired To Bring Out The Best Inside Of You “Everyone has inside of them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” ~Anne Frank Never has there been a time that you couldn’t dig deep down inside and pull out positivity that helps you move on in times of hardship. Always Feel Inspired To Bring Out The Best Inside Of You ……….. Do not ignore that the choice is yours. YOU decide how to process negativity….were all dealt it, its how you choose to see it. Bring out the creative side….in whatever form that is. Find inspiration…..it’s everywhere. As an artist I sometimes feel lackluster when it comes to subject matter. I take photos all day long but still sometimes are left feeling uninspired. A couple of mornings ago, I found this artist Peter Brown, (top photo) on instagram. Wow I can’t stop going back to his page and looking again at his body of work. I never really got excited about street scenes, but now I am re-thinking all the photos I took in Santa Barbara and Pasadena as well as my own town of Calabasas. With new eyes my own photos were jumping off the page at me….suddenly endless possibilities to paint! Im headed to New York next month and can’t wait to get photos of tall buildings and street corners filled with colorful people…….In Central Park I’ll be in my glory to be there in spring, the thought of boats, kids playing, trees, grass….its...
Sustainability And The Balance You Create….

Sustainability And The Balance You Create….

Sustainability And The Balance You Create…. Living sustainably requires striking a balance in all aspects of your life….. Being in exchange with your environment, your relationships, career, with your possessions and with yourself. Sustainability And The Balance You Create…. is your conscience and equilibrium finding common ground….rounding out the everyday give and take of your life….. I have heard it way too many times, “how can I, one person, make a difference?” The fact is you can make a great big difference. A wave rippling and influencing people all over the world. You are a voice, a factor in the bigger picture. It starts with the recognition through self that you can make a difference, that the positive energy created by caring for the planet will spread out in a grand way. Align with your highest self, with the highest power, with the Universe….move in the flow of giving back….things that we can do that are seriously so easy…..recycle, repurpose, reuse, stop over consuming…. What about responsibly getting rid of items like batteries, electronics and light bulbs? We cannot just throw these items in the trash, as they leak into the water table. On a personal level, I will not buy anything but compostable garbage bags, as the garbage can rot and disintegrate into the ground. Yes they cost a little more, but what a small thing to do for this glorious planet. Water bottles delivered to home and office are a huge offense and are as filthy as city water as the pollution from the air is in the water even if the water is from a mountain...
The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word……..

The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word……..

The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word…….. When w speak, sometimes what we are saying has nothing to do with whats coming out of our mouths. Sometimes we simply just talk in circles on a tangent to relay a message to others about who we are, our opinions on subjects, our pain and suffering, our mounting frustration needing agreement in some way. The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word…….. is about using your awareness to stop this cycle…….to just say your truth and not waste time and energy trying to prove to others that your way of thinking is the right way. I know a woman who constantly does this, she will call and go on and on about how her young kids needed her for this or that, and how she saved the day and ran back to the school to get the homework they forgot, or how she feeds them only organic food and blah blah blah……….she does this often and I can’t help but think if she’s got something to prove, like why not just cut to the chase and call and say….”Do you know what a great Mom I am?” No disrespect, I think she’s a great Mom. But what if people could just cut to the chase and say it? Does the ego-mind take over and we stop being truthful even to ourselves? This sort of behavior usually is accompanied with a whole lot of passive aggressive activity as you are witnessing someone who is using words to manipulate our feelings. If you really listen to people you can see that the root...