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Musical Merging

One of the things that so charms me about music is how permeable it is and allows for merging of style and genre.  Two artists that immediately leap to mind for me are M.C. Yogi and Matisyahu. A bit of […]



Words have immense power to alter our perception of reality. One measure of your world view are the results you experience in your life.  The word ‘declare’ comes from Latin “to make clear”,   “to reveal” , “to make manifest.”  Create […]


The Home Of Wonder

The Heart Is The Home of Wonder  Breathe in the warmth of this place, allowing yourself to feel a sense of welcome   It is your own love, your own beauty that beckons you inside   How long has it […]


A Thanksgiving Feast

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For many people, it is about gathering together with loved ones around a table, filled to overflowing with all manner of delectable food. Perhaps it brings to mind the onset of the holiday hustle […]

What’s In A Name?

  What’s in a name? I remember reading that the sweetest word someone can hear is their own name. It is what they are referred to, how they identify themselves. When it is said lovingly, it is music to the […]

Following The Tingle

Suzanne Eder is one who encourages people to live an awake and inspired life.  She knows that in order to do so, she needs to ‘walk her talk.’  I imagine that for her, each day is a brand new/grand new […]

Heaven’s Here On Earth

How many of us go in search of Heaven, having been taught that it is some distance ‘place’ we go to when we die and only if we adhere to a certain set of regulations and rules?  In no way […]


BYOB-Be Your Own Bliss! Ask yourself: What would my life look like if I was fully living my bliss? What is my life purpose? How can I join in the Divine Dance each day? Breathe into these questions and you […]


Movies move me in powerful ways. I call it cinema-therapy, especially when the subject matter is near and dear to my heart. Such was the premise of the recently released Clint Eastwood directed film Hereafter. He explores the idea that life in […]

Angelic Guidance System

  Angels come in all forms; sometimes in written or verbal messages, other times in gut-felt responses to questions. Inner guidance: turn here, go this way, don’t go that way. A few years ago in the midst of a winter […]

Awakened Artist

 Tama J. Kieves is the bestselling author of THIS TIME I DANCE! Creating the Work You Love (How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All!) She is the founder of Awakening Artistry and a sought-after speaker and […]

By Divine Design

  What if you knew for certain that you were living your life by Divine Design? All of the threads of the tapestry that is you, are finely woven into a pattern that is yours alone. You are the artist […]

Illuminate Your Path

Within you there is a wondrous light that came as part of your standard equipment at birth. Its purpose is to shine out and enable you to connect with all others who contain that glow (that would be everyone). Together […]


Doing some reminsicing lately. Thinking back to a time a few years ago, when I received a message from a sweet voiced woman who identified herself as Florence Simons. She asked if I did clowning. I figured she was interested in […]

Calling All Angels

What is your image of an angel?  They appear in all spiritual traditions and Wikipedia defines them in this manner:   1. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth, especially in Christianity, Judaism, […]

Joy of Quotes

Marta Davidovich Ockuly is the Chief Inspiration Officer & Founder of Joy of Quotes which offers delicious and wondrous word soup.  She has gathered together wisdom from around the world and invites readers to drink deep. She excitedly shares:  “I live […]

Touched By The Extraordinary

                                                                                               I would venture a guess that there isn’t a person reading this blog who has not lost someone close to them. Wondering how many have had communication with those loved ones and are willing to acknowledge same without feeling […]

Gratitude Is Heaven

  “Gratitude is heaven itself.”-William Blake Ponder gratitude.  Enter into each day with an attitude of gratitude that spills over into every interaction you have.  Do a gratitude dance. What would that look like? I imagine it starting with a wee […]

A Love Letter To Yourself

Imagine, if you will that someone you love dearly is writing you the most exquisite creation that comes straight from the heart. As we age, sometimes, we come face to face with ‘shoulda, woulda’ coulda’ regrets; we look at our […]

Positive Music Month

November is Positive Music Month; an opportunity to celebrate and use the power of melody and harmony  to enliven and heal our bodies, minds and spirits.  According to The Positive Music Association (PMA), it is  “about using popular music to […]

Strong Beautiful and Brilliant

The first time I met Melanie Eatherton, she was behind the counter of her family owned Bucks County bakery. Celtic music wafted side by side with luscious smells and yummy treats.  Melanie’s smile and warmth was part of the appeal. […]

Flowers Are Red

Children are naturally creative.  We come into the world (in most cases), with senses fully alive. We take in the the Universe through them; smelling, tasting, touching, hearing and seeing what is around us. We are industrious and think outside […]

Make Magic Happen

Make magic happen every moment.  You are truly an alchemist who can turn lead into gold. Find a magic word and make it your own. At the mention of this mantra, your world is transformed. Frowns turn upside down, broken […]

Previous Posts

Creating A Life That You Love
In the past few days, events in my life have felt tumbled and tossed, necessitating regaining my footing, calling on family and friends for emotional support and guidance, and even more importantly, my deep and abiding faith that all is in ...

posted 8:47:15am Oct. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Down (sized) But Not Out
It's the news no one wants to hear. "Due to cost cutting measures, your position has been eliminated."  A job that I had been recruited for and dove into for more than a year, is no longer. My initial reaction was a mild emotional freak-out ...

posted 10:48:39pm Oct. 06, 2015 | read full post »

Wedding Wonders
One of my greatest joys in my role as an interfaith minister, is officiating at weddings. Although I have lost count, I estimate that I have married over 300 couples since being ordained in 1999. Mixed gender and same sex couples have walked ...

posted 10:09:09am Oct. 04, 2015 | read full post »

A Living, Breathing Dichotomy
Writing this while listening to my favorite radio station, WXPN, based here in the Philly area. Feet tapping along to the music, bopping into my day. Harry Connick, Jr. is serenading me at the moment. Awoke at the crack of dawn as has been my ...

posted 8:43:12am Oct. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Parenting For Life- An Interview With Author Nina Sidell
It's been said that children don't come into the world with a how-to manual. Most parents find their way through the sometimes bewildering maze of parenthood on auto pilot or through the ways in which previous generations raised them and their ...

posted 5:25:37pm Sep. 30, 2015 | read full post »


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