21 Days to Go! Focus

LoonThere’s nothing that energizes me quite like a nice walk in the woods,especially if it’s in the woods on a long-distance trail!  Walking from the Len Foote Hike Inn back to my car at Amicalola Falls Park Visitor’s Center, I danced down the trail, meeting a dozen fresh hikers starting their treks to Maine.

It’s so heartwarming to me to talk with hikers just beginning their long walk, knowing what they may encounter. I tingle inside in surrogate celebration and inner pride, wishing deeply for their success. read more

24 Days to My Nomadic Life: Momentum

Yesterday was a miracle day! That’s when synchronicities happen that are hard to miss. I want to believe that freeing my body of that “unworthiness” belief created an energetic space for three events:

1. A prospective client called
2. A significant local advertiser invited me to be the featured community sponsor
3. My mentor group nourished me with lavish attention
4. My ideal client responded to an interview request immediately
5. I shared information, tips, and ideas on Facebook and they were gladly received. read more

Day 25: Hello and goodbye to Deep and Old Pain

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Wow! Until I actually experience something, it’s just a theory! Even though I’ve been a student of Radical Forgiveness for 7 years, I have only had this direct physical feeling of letting go of an old emotional pain that has taken up residence in my body a few times. Can you relate?

Here’s how it happened for me early this morning. I woke up abruptly. “Oh no, my sore throat is back!” I felt restless and had to get up and sneeze and pee and blow my nose. I couldn’t get back to sleep because “something” wanted to move inside me. In that sore spot in my liver area. read more

Day 26: Letting Go of My Favorite Things

I’m feeling a little more energetic today. I may even be ready to begin what appears as my next task toward beginning my Nomadic Lifestyle. So far, I’ve made a couple of big steps – at least in MY mind:

  • Got divorced! I was  married 33 years
  • Said, “Yes, I want to sell my house.”

Now, comes the emotional letting go of my marriage. There’s not much physical stuff remaining of that, we have been physically separate for almost a year now.

The house, however, is right here with me. And, even though I’ve already given away about 70% of the belongings, what’s left seems like the really difficult things to give away. Hmmm Maybe that will change too as I honor my feelings and become WILLING to have them. read more

Day 27: Rest

Winter TrailIt’s 27 days until I move away from my home of 12 years, with the house ready to sell and my belongings pared down to what I need for a Nomadic Lifestyle.

Today, I rested, I mean really rested!

I allowed myself to succumb to the sore throat and fatigue I’ve been feeling the past few days. I’m noticing that deep feelings of sadness and resistance are coming up. Even though this move makes sense, there’s a fear about it. There’s the fear of this new way of life, with so many details unformed. There are doubts. And there is sadness about leaving this place that has supported so many years of creativity in my life. read more

28 Day Countdown to New Life

Big Frog SunburstI’m stepping into a new life. Sure, it’s been coming for about five years now, but what’s happened this week is work on the OUTSIDE! Things need to be done in the physical world, not just in my mind! Here’s the short list of upcoming tasks:

  • Get my house ready for market
  • Collaborate with a team to draft my book
  • See my sons in new homes
  • Be ready to relocate to Virginia to start my seasonal job
  • Create income in my business
  • read more

    Experiencing Separation

    Now that I’ve “awakened” to the possibility that my experience of separation from ease and joy and physical hardship is only PART of the reality of Heaven and Earth, it’s impossible to convince myself that I’m REALLY alone, even though it feels like that at the moment.

    And I’m really working on it too!  Even as I’m sharing thoughts and questions and inspiring videos with my Facebook Friends, I’m trying to convince myself that no one really cares about me or my work. Isn’t that interesting?!! read more

    Sharing from the Heart Continued

    What would I share more of if I’m “COMING FROM THE HEART” without worrying if I’m being judged or if I’ll make money at it? Here are some activities I’ll CHOOSE to share more starting today:

    • Stories about walking the Benton MacKaye Trail
    • Satori Games. Playing has been on sabbatical
    • Walks open to others
    • Thirteen Steps to Radical Forgiveness calls

    What’s in my way is worrying that I can’t schedule them while I’m out on the trail because I can’t guarantee connectivity. Well, here’s a possibility:  What if the calls happened anyway even if I weren’t there?!!!!!

    Here’s to sharing “carelessly”! read more

    From the Heart

    “You’ve gotta sing like you don’t need the money

    Love like you’ll never get hurt

    Dance like there’s nobody watching

    You gotta come from the heart if you want it to work.” Kathy Mattea

    This is my theme song from the Radical Forgiveness Miracles Weekend!

    Look for more sharing soon!

    In joy


    Benton MacKaye Trail: Deep Creek Bridge

    Deep Creek Crossing

    It’s October, 2009. I’m standing on the north side of Deep Creek in the Smokies. “It’s not good to be here alone”, I thought. “It’s not safe here. I shouldn’t be doing this by myself. I should turn back. Is there another way?”

    I’m at mile 44, three miles shy of the half way point in the Smokies section of the Benton MacKaye Trail I’m looking at my map, tracing a possible alternate route around the swollen torrent that is Deep  Creek. I’m considering scooting across the tipped log that’s interrupted by perpendicular poles. That’s what the bridge had become. read more