September 8, 2014

Be Brave

“The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.” ~Oscar Wilde Dear Universe, Sometimes advice comes to you in the strangest and most unique of ways. It can be a billboard, a sign, a repeated song lyric or just a friend offering words […]

August 27, 2014

Present in the Present

“Clearly, all fear has an element of resistance and a leaning away from the moment. Its dynamic is not unlike that of strong desire except that fear leans backward into the last safe moment while desire leans forward toward the next possibility of satisfaction. Each lacks presence.” ~Stephen Levine Dear Universe, Recently, I find myself […]

August 17, 2014

London Lesson: Loving and Trying

“Trying is always enough.” ~Patricia Briggs Dear Universe, Leaving Italy was sad, but knowing I was heading to London—a home away from home—made me excited. The thing I was looking forward to most on this last leg of the trip was sharing the experience with my friend, who had never been to London.  It would […]

August 13, 2014

Arrivederci, Almalfi

arrivederci: until we see each other again “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~Anita Desai Dear Universe, There are certain places in the world you will never forget no matter how much time passes or how far you go. For me, the Almalfi Coast is one of these places.      Beautiful doesn’t […]

August 7, 2014

Roman Holiday

  “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome.” ~Brenna Yobvanoff Dear Universe,   When planning our trip to Italy, my friend and I knew that Rome would be a must-see stop.  A city filled with history, beauty, religion, culture and […]

August 4, 2014

Buon Giorno

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Dear Universe, For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel to Italy.  I often joke that I must have been Italian in a […]

July 31, 2014

Joy to Your World

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ~Joseph Campbell Dear Universe, So often in life we find ourselves doing things we don’t really want to.  Sometimes it’s because we feel an obligation, because we feel responsible, because we don’t know how to say no.  And sometimes […]

July 25, 2014

Magic Moments

“When we speak of magic we should speak of those moments that were the purest, when the stars were bright and when laughter was loud. Those are the most magical moments in life.” Dear Universe, Most of us, at some point or another, have probably wished that life would come with an instruction manual. Naturally […]

A Little Inspiration

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. — Joseph Campbell

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