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A-C-T-I-V-E Chick: C is for Connection – NOT Competition

A-C-T-I-V-E Chick: “C” is for Connection- Loving, Supportive Connection, NOT Competition Recently, I was dancing to my heart’s delight at a popular local bar, and noticed women in my vicinity sizing me up. Oooh, boy, they were checking me out head to toe, eyeing how I was dressed, watching how I danced. It didn’t surprise…

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A-C-T-I-V-E Chick: C is for Connection

A–C–T–I–V–E Chick: C is for Connection Humans are meant to connect. Connection is imperative. Tribes are the most natural consequence of our drive to survive. Community interaction and synergy makes everything work more smoothly; the benefits are endless. Connection is absolutely vital to our well being, particularly in today’s world of technology, politics, disasters, news…

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A-C-T-I-V-E Chick: A is for Activism, Community Activism

A–C–T–I–V–E Chick: A is for Activism–Community Activism: Bags for the Homeless Campaign, by Active Chick Inc. Homelessness is an enormous problem in nearly every community, including our beloved San Luis Obispo. For several years now, Active Chick has supported a simple and powerful campaign to help the homeless in San Luis Obispo.  Operating from a…

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Anger, what a gift

Anger is a natural emotion, it’s the heat and shield of emotional pain. Sometimes it’s absolutely justified, but most often, if we were always enlightened beings, we’d recognize it’s false bravado. Sometimes, in fact, probably most of the time, it does have a productive nature. It has the ability to give us a conduit, or access road, into deeper places within ourselves, and…

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Priorities

Life can be so crazy busy, sometimes we don’t know if we’re coming or going. We put endless pressure on ourselves to perform, to get things done, to get through that to-do list. If we allow ourselves to be caught up in busyness all day long, we might miss the opportunities that appear when we…

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Trusting, Softening, Letting Go

appy New Year! 2013 went out with a BANG for me, all messy and discombobulated. I wasn’t sure I would quite get through the last couple of weeks and all the extreme challenges, but alas, I did get through it! Here I am, again filled with peace. When things seem out of control, I find…

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Silence

Shhhhhhhhhhhh, can you hear that? Silence. Soothing, mysterious, welcome, healing silence. Nature experiences silence naturally. We humans have to hunt for it, seek it out, make time for it. I recently spent 48 hours at a personal silent retreat. Just me and nature and other Beings in their separate dwellings doing the same thing. Lots…

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When things fall apart

Christmas and the Holy Day celebrations are not always full of joy. I know you experience times when life feels so hard and so unfair that you don’t know where to turn. I am in the midst of times like that right now. Those times when the pain is deep, and the “WHY???” questioning just…

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Humble Pie

Sometimes we unknowingly accuse someone of doing something because we don’t know where else to go with our pain, and we make assumptions. The last blog post I wrote (yesterday) proved to include just that, an assumption – and a wrong assumption to boot. That old adage ‘the definition of the word ‘assumption=making an ass of…

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Freedom

Freedom What is freedom to you? Is it the pleasure of spending time outdoors without any agenda, time constraints, pressure from others or the world, clean air to breathe, letting your mind wander, and appreciating all the beauty around you? Well, it’s the same for me! Happy 4th of July, and may you feel FREE…

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