December 11, 2014

Greatest Gifts

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~Mother Teresa Dear Universe, It’s that time of year again.  It’s the season to be jolly, with the sounds of fireplaces crackling and sleigh bells ringing.  It’s the season to see snowflakes falling and reindeer dashing. It’s also the season of […]

November 21, 2014


“Today is my tomorrow.  It’s up to me to shape it, to take control and seize every opportunity.  The power is in the choices I make each day.  I listen to myself.  I eat well.  I sleep well.  I shape me.” Dear Universe, It happened all at once. I arrived at the gym and grabbed […]

November 13, 2014

The Road Ahead

“You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.” ~Jay Asher Dear Universe, On a recent trip to New York City, I spotted a sign I had never seen before. The three words “Rough Road Ahead” made me pause for a moment. As […]

November 7, 2014

Instincts and Intuition

“Intuition literally means learning from within. Most of us were not taught how to use this sense, but all of us know well that ‘gut feeling.’ Learn to trust that inner feeling and it will grow stronger. Avoid going against your better judgement or getting talked into things that just don’t feel right.” ~Doe Zantamata […]

October 25, 2014

Soul Shake

“I fall in love with people’s passions, the way their eyes light up when they talk about the things they love and they fill with light.” ~Unknown Dear Universe, It feels like it’s been a while since you me and you connected—well, at least formally through these letters. Sometimes as life gets busy, then busy […]

October 9, 2014

Banking On It

“Even chance meetings are the result of karma… Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.” ~Haruki Murakami Dear Universe, A few nights ago I went to pick up take-out Chinese food.  On the ride to the restaurant my mind wandered to […]

October 1, 2014

Choosing Change

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~Andy Warhol Dear Universe, Fall only recently arrived and already the air feels crisper.  It’s the type of air that can cut you to the core, make you walk faster and dress a little warmer.  It’s the type of air that […]

September 23, 2014

Cigar Bar

   “Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.” ~Raul Julia Dear Universe, I’m a crier. I cry over sentimental cards, sappy commercials, unexpected compliments or a well-timed […]

A Little Inspiration

Where our attention goes, the world eventually goes. So our task is to keep the negatives in our peripheral vision while focusing our full attention on joy, kindness, love and peace. — Martha Beck

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