Sep 122023
 
"I Have no Time!" How to Handle Anxiety During Crisis

Reading Time: 8 minutes “I have no time to eat… to rest… to take a nap…. to relax…. to take it slow…”… STOP! Read this post to reclaim your time and your peace. This is voice inside us that pushes us into rush, perfectionism and to-do-ism in the name of efficiency during a crisis is just a learned defensive self running scared. It is not reality and we need to detach from its panicky voice to reclaim our time and peace. This voice belongs to an archetypal Inner Self that I call the Rush Whip. It pushes us beyond what is healthy or even possible for us right now. It paints a chaotic picture of the crisis, but it is lying. And we need to step back and recognize its lie so that we can regain authorship of our situation. This is the voice of your egoic mind –which is afraid of the Unknown and therefore tries to control it. It does so by trying to use your logical mind to make lists, take actions and create plans. But because it is doing so [Read more.]

May 262019
 
What Defensive Reactions Cost to your Success

Reading Time: 9 minutes After more than 20 years working with spiritual, creative women in the areas of empowerment, success and manifestation, I have a wealth of observations about what helps and what hinders our fulfillment. Today I want to talk about one of those things that hinders our success ~though our intention is to protect our beautiful essence and precious talents. I’m going to request that you keep an open heart and mind because this is delicate topic which can bring out defensiveness or a quick “that’s not me” reaction that could lead you to missing something valuable. I’m risking entering these deep waters because what I’m going to dive into is essential in our ability to grow our business, share our gifts and succeed. My intention is to open a space of exploration where we can examine if, how, when or with whom we tend to respond in ways that hinder our success and to practice a shift in our response that opens new horizons for our growth, empowerment and success. This article has four sections: What is Fear-based Reactivity vs. Free-choice [Read more.]

Sep 202018
 
A New Tribe for a New Story: The Story Magic Tribe

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tribal News! A New Tribe for a New Story: The Story Magic Tribe Are you in my tribe of spiritual creative women who want to play for their transformation? In this tribe, we employ our creativity to joyfully manifest our dream, embody our purpose, share our gifts with the world and live our brilliance! If you are one of these women and you have not joined my tribe… …go do it now and enjoy an anthology of shamanic stories, including shamanic insights from each story that will open your mind and heart. Here’s the link. If you are already in my tribe, you are in for a new baptism. Some of you have asked me what’s up with the new name? Here’s the story: for more than a decade, the name of our tribe has been the Magicmark Your Life Tribe because we use our creativity (color markers being a good symbol for it) to change our lives. But as I developed new ways to do just that, I realized that the thing that ignites our hearts is story. Whether [Read more.]

Sep 192018
 
Shifting from Fear to Faith in the Midst of Adversity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Shifting from Fear to Faith in the Midst of Adversity In a private FB group to which I belong I was deeply moved by a woman going through so many problems compiled by environmental disasters and tipped by the troublesome political climate to the point that –even when she had great faith, a faith I could feel deep in her core—she was feeling desperate, fragmented and gripped by fear for herself, her family and her community. Let us call her Mary. If you are going through multiple problems while feeling the pressure of these scary, troubled times getting to you so that you are losing your center of serenity, this is for you with love. ~~~~ Beautiful Mary, I feel the fear in you and I feel the faith in you. I send a prayer for you to shift from fear to faith with ease and grace. As I hear you describing what is going on in your life –the adversity, disease, financial insecurity, compiled with environmental disasters in your region and overwhelming political transgressions to our democracy, I see [Read more.]

Feb 112016
 
Valentine Gift-The Courage to Love

Reading Time: 2 minutes Valentine Gift The Courage to Love What is your love story? Are you overflowing with love in your life, romantic as well as friendship love? Are you in love? Out of love? Grieving a break-up? Have you given up in love or are you heartbroken? Whatever your love story is, you will infuse it with magic and inspiration in this short video love letter that is my gift to you this Valentine. So often Valentine messages are only for those who have a partner, but love exists beyond the meeting with the beloved. It expands us beyond the relationship. It does not go when the beloved departs. Therefore, this Valentine message is for you no matter what your love story is, if you are in a relationship, alone, going through a breakup, grieving a love relationship or hiding from love. This is a love letter to celebrate your capacity to love, to infuse you with the courage to love again and to inspire you to dive into your loss to grow your love (instead of hiding and protecting yourself from [Read more.]

Jan 182016
 
Do you hurt for your friend like this?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is this you? Do you hurt for your friend like this? When women repel success Every few months I meet her and the minute she sees me her eyes light with a paradoxical mix of hope and desperation. As she walks towards me I ask myself “Will this be the time?” She barely says hi. She dives into a stream of complaints. You know that string. That’s how your friend goes on and on about what she really, really wants to do instead of the boring or grueling job she now has. You hear it every time you gals meet. You try to help her, but any suggestion you give is met with a “Yes, but…” After a while you get it that she is resisting to take any action on her own behalf, so all you can do is seat there patiently, listening to the streams of complains, wishes and dreams that you know will never happen. You listen because you love your friend. But for that same reason, it hurts like hell and you go home with a [Read more.]