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Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Years Eve

Happy NYE!
I am sure we all have many things to say about the ending of this year. I can say it has been a year of remarkable growth and resilience! Several things I hadn't anticipated which ended up supporting my next level. I could have looked at these situations as bad, unfair, or unsavory. Yet, given my mission in life. I chose to be a narrator of possible outcomes.
Do you remember the books where you could choose your own adventure? That is a model I value very highly in my own life. As I do not believe there is only one way to get to the end, AND it's not satisfying to me to choose the safest path. hahaha
Life is a gift, a miraculous gift. It begs for us to be adventurous and try things outside of convention. Magic exists from within our own hearts. It manifests from the same place. The more we access from within the more we see outside of us.
This year my intention is ACTION. I will be taking actions that support my legacy in life.
Looking over the last four years I have fulfilled each intention, it wasn't linear of clean. I wove and bobbed, brought in new ideas that helped to support my intention.
2015--Creativity
2016--Presence
2017--No Limits
2018--Pleasure
2019--Action
Cheers to another adventure in living. Let's see where ACTION takes me! Wishing you all the best. Much gratitude for your part in my journey. 
Where are you planning to set sail in 2019? Let's build the energy of shared intentions! Comment below.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Trails in Life

This being the first day, in the last month of 2018. I find myself being reflective. Looking over the past year--the changes--the trials--the births. It has been a magnificent year of transformation, not only for me but my entire family. Our daughter started high school. Our eldest son is learning how to drive (another blog on this soon!). Our youngest son is adjusting to being the of the last Hopkins at his Middle school. During all of their transitions and growth, I too had the birth of my book, my opportunity to teach and continue to learn the fine art of holding space for groups. It hasn’t been without difficulty. As one may imagine growth doesn’t come with immediate mastery. There are many pebbles and stumbling blocks along the way.

 My ego bruised--my identity shaken--my old skin sloughing. I am not the same woman I was when 2018 began! My guess is, neither are you! There was little chance of any of us being the same at the end. This year was magically orchestrated by the alignment of retrogrades. Time went backward through; Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Venus, and Pluto. To find out the ways they can affect us, read here: https://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/year2018/2018-planetretrogrades.html

 The gift in the mess is discovering more of who I am and what I am capable of. Where my limits are, and whether or not it is time to move beyond the limitations. One such limitation is being a teacher to my student driver. I am finding that there are still areas of control that are rising up for me to be aware of and work through. Even more interesting to me, is seeing how the map of my life has been built over many years, but not miles! As Alex is learning to navigate which roads lead to familiar places. I am reminded of how I traveled along the same roads in my youth. I would come to the neighborhood we are now living, to visit a friend of mine. Though I was living in another city at the time, I learned to take two buses to get to her house. That house is only one mile from my current home and up the street from where our children attend school!

 It makes me think of ant colonies and how they have intricate highways.
 How often do they abandon what they have come to rely on, to rebuild elsewhere?
 How far away is it really?
 What did it take for them to leave?

 I have traveled most of the United States and a few countries Internationally, yet, here I am teaching Alex the same map that I grew up with. With all of the changes and experiences I have had in this lifetime, why do I live in the same proximity as my youth? Following the same routes and highways? Is it true that the more things change, the more they stay the same?

 With that said, it’s in the awareness that I can begin to create a new pathway, venture farther than what is familiar and broader than what I have known. It begins with choice and direction.

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