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Three Tools for Change

Three Tools for Change

Tools For Change

When it is time to “uplevel” I recognize that I need a lot of support—a team if you will. My team is one of my tools for change. I seek body workers, certain types of therapists/coaches, healers, spiritual guides and the counsel of wise friends. I’m not sure what a caterpillar feels like when it knows it’s time to molt/transform, but I imagine it’s similar to what I feel in an “upleveling.” The caterpillar stores energy, builds the cocoon within which the transformation […]



The Next Level

For years, up until just a few months ago actually, I was convinced that divorce was a tragedy that I had to both survive and recover from to get on with my “normal” life. Now I realize divorce is an opportunity to, what I call, “uplevel.” I see divorce more like a rung on a ladder on the way to who and what I am becoming.

I’ve done a ton of both personal and professional work around recovering from divorce, I’ve shared my journey, my fears, my tears, my […]

Easter as Metaphor for Your New Life

Easter as Metaphor

Newness of Life

Spring in the natural world, which is often heralded by the Easter and Passover holidays, is an awakening. Plants long dormant wake from their slumber as they are touched by the sun’s gentle, warming rays. They yawn, stretch, shake off the weight of winter and immediately get about flashing their beauty and producing fruit.

We, too, have our seasons—periods of dormancy and growth. Our personal seasons may or may not coincide with the seasons of nature, but however they come they are a great metaphor for understanding […]

Dream Your Theme 2015

What does 2015 Hold?

what does 2015 hold

This is such an important time of year. A scheduled transition. One year closing out. Another year waiting in the wings… for you and me to pay attention. Peeking from behind the folds of the velvet curtain it asks, “Is it time?” It is time. What does 2015 hold?

If 2015 were sitting across the table at a tea parlor what wisdom would it have for you? Wouldn’t you like to know? What does 2015 hold?

Wouldn’t You Like To Know?

For most of […]

Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions

Instead of New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

I gave up on New Year’s resolutions over a decade ago. I haven’t missed them one whit. You might want to ditch New Year’s Resolutions, too. I’ve found New Year’s resolutions a set up for failure, confining, exhausting, and guilt inducing, while offering too little motivation. Any chance of keeping them requires a strong will rather than a drawing forth from the heart, which is where genuine motivation comes from.

A Carrot or a Whip?

We humans are inspired to action either […]

10 Tips for Living Life in Color

Live YOUR Life in Color


10 Tips for Living Life in Color

The Great Transformation

Living Life in Color is the move from life as it once was, the move from the tedious day-to-day routines and/or the out of control roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs—to the challenging yet fulfilling way of life known as personal growth and fulfillment.

Making the transition requires a change of focus—a leap from a dingy world of black, white, and gray into the unknown bright, 3-D, world of pulsating color. Whoa. How do […]

A New Year – Make it Great!

A New Year. Make it the way You Want it!

It’s a new start. A clean slate. A blank sheet of paper and a new box of crayons. What could be more fun… and inspirational? We’re coming out of the depth of winter’s shortest days and entering the hopefulness of the longer days of summer. We’re turning the corner from yin to yang. From rest to action. It’s a good time to ride the wave. IMG_8227

The beginning of the year, like the dawning of a new day, is filled with possibilities. Today’s […]

Lost Dreams—New Identity

The following is an article I started nearly three years ago. I went poking around in old files today, to find something you might resonate with and found it. I had no idea that three years ago I was writing it to myself—today. Holy Hanna how does that happen? To understand how this applies to me, I’ll let you know that I just finished my book… well mostly. Some tweaking still required but for the most part it is done—It took nearly five years. As soon as I sent it off for interior design, my life fell apart. Or more like, my identity fell apart. It was as if I’d poured all of me into that project and once it was off my plate my identity was just… well… gone. Who the heck am I? I didn’t like myself. I didn’t like my work. I didn’t like my life. To understand how this applies to you, I’ll let you know that I see similar things happen to and for those who dream of being out of their marriage, and into something new and better, or at least different. Perhaps it is the end of the dream that causes the letdown. Perhaps you can relate to a lost identity.

Forgiveness-the bigger picture

When I originally wrote this article I had so much to say that I decided to split it into two. It turned out that there was a perfect line of delineation - between the need to feel the feelings of the betrayal, and what we might actually learn from the perceived betrayal. If you’ve been reading along you know that I am determined to discover the key to forgiveness, which I believe is also the key to happiness. I have a sneaking suspicion that it may even be THE key to a life lived in joy, but I can’t prove it, yet :-). When I remain in the demand that things be fair, that I get my due, or the protest that this ‘shouldn’t’ be, I remain focused and looking for good things to come from a stagnant pool. My eyes are turned away from the Supply that is flowing right next to me. So I guess a big part of what I'm learning is that forgiveness is a change of focus.

I’m Sorry

I hope you like our newly designed announcements panel. We have some fun, informative, and healing things coming up that you might want to be part of so click on through and find out what those are about. My book project is coming along. It's in final editing and I'm actively working with a cover designer. That's the fun part! If you want to participate in a survey to help me choose a subtitle, here's the link. I think you'll have to copy and paste into your browser. Thanks for the help. Here's the newsletter.... I woke up this morning thinking about some particularly difficult encounters I've had over the last few years. Encounters that have both ended and distanced friendships. Encounters that could have been healed with the words, "I'm sorry." Hearing the words, "I'm sorry" has a whole lot to do with my ability to trust again... and it takes a certain amount of trust to risk my heart again. Distance is protective. This post is about my thoughts on the usefulness of the words, "I'm sorry." I always love hearing your comments, so please leave me your thoughts if you're so inspired. Jeannine