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The Final Countdown

Angie Beginnings, Lessons, Letting Go, Moving On, New Year 0 Comments

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce Dear Universe, It’s almost here: 2017 is fast approaching.  Some of us are excited by the prospect of a fresh start and it’s hard to miss …

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The Secret to Starting

Angie Beginnings, Changes, Insight, Inspiration, Signs, Trust 0 Comments

“If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich Dear Universe, Beginnings can be beautiful.  They can signal fresh starts, dreams realized or long awaited moments finally coming to fruition. But beginnings can also be bumpy.  They can be charged with anxiety, worry, fear and panic. New starts often mean that change …

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The Year of the Monkey

Angie Beginnings, Believe, Chinese New Year, Future, Horoscopes, Meanings, New Year, Outlook, Positive, Superstitions, Symbols, Valentine's Day 1 Comment

“Every year is a new beginning, but so is every day. Take a deep breath and begin.” Dear Universe, This week marks the Chinese New Year.  I heard that it was the Year of the Monkey (Red Fire Monkey, to be exact) and as I usually do, I wanted to research to see what this could symbolize for 2016. The …

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Realistic Resolutions: Pleasure, Not Pressure

Angie Beginnings, Changes, Expectations, Hope, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Journey, Joy, Learning, Life, Light, New Year, Positive, Resolutions, Rituals, Try, Vision Board, Wishing 0 Comments

“A New Year can be a time for a fresh start, but do it in a state of pleasure, not pressure.” Dear Universe, We all know that a New Year is an ideal time to start fresh, set different intentions and create better, happier, healthier habits. And we know that just as easily as they start, our old habits can …

Sand and Sandcastles: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Angie Beach, Beginnings, Believe, Dreams, Faith, Insight, Inspiration, Lessons, Manifesting, Mindful, Patience, Trust, Try 0 Comments

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ~Vincent van Gogh Dear Universe, Yesterday I arrived at the beach nice and early, which is one of my favorite things to do. It turned out I wasn’t the only one who likes to beat the crowds. There on the beach was an older gentleman putting the final touches on a …

Year of the Sheep (And Eight Reasons Why You Should Love It)

Angie Beginnings, Believe, Blessings, Chinese New Year, Gratitude, Holidays, Life, Meanings, New Year, Open Mind, Positive, Timing, Universe, Vision Board, Winter 5 Comments

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ~Hillary DePiano Dear Universe, I can’t believe I almost forgot. Always with each New Year, I want to find out what year it is in the Chinese Zodiac.  Last year was the Year of the Horse and I do think it was an intense, transformative year. Luckily, something (you, …

Nice to Meet You… Finally

Angie Abundance, Adventure, Appreciation, Beginnings, Blessings, Celebration, Champagne, Changes, Destiny, Faith, Future, Hope, Inspiration, New Year, Open Mind, Patience, Peace, Positive, Spiritual Reading, Time, Timing, Trust, Universe, Winter 0 Comments

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” ~Vern McLellan Dear Universe, Flashback time. It was December 2010.  I was in a particularly low place.  I was doing my best to stay optimistic during a time of drastic change.  I was doing my best not to be afraid …

Spring Fling

Angie Beginnings, Celebration, Changes, Dancing, Family, Friends, Fun, Gratitude, Healing, Light, Positive, Rituals, Spring, Time, Traditions 0 Comments

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”  ~Proverb Dear Universe, Spring is in the air.  I can feel it—or at least I am pretending I can feel it! The other day it was a tropical 40 degrees when I woke up to the sound of birds chirping.  At first I thought I must be hearing things, …