MOTHER TERESA’S CREED

MOTHER TERESA’S CREED On Living Your Calling The words below were supposedly written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India, and are widely attributed to her.  They seem to be based on a composition originally written by Kent Keith in 1969, but the second half has been re-written with a […]

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Thriving Relationships

Family therapist John Gottman, a professor at the University of Washington, has spent his life researching successful couples and the principles and practices that makes marriages work. His research shows with 90% accuracy which couples will survive and which will not. In couples whose relationships actually improve over the years, he has identified the following […]

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The Invitation

The Invitation Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for […]

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Film Revue: “Who Does She Think She Is?”

WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? Here is a documentary film recommendation for any woman who has wrestled with staying connected to her personal creative fire while trying to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of being a mother.  How we balance these two intense loves, both of which compete for our time and attention, is […]

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The Circle

Here is a wonderful poem written by Sandy Brown and posted with her permission.  Sandy is a member of a women’s circles in my life which carried me through a time of significant transition.  This circle was started by Sandra Smith through www.alchemyworksevents.com .  Sandra has created a lot of events over the years for […]

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The Importance of Women’s Circles

The Importance of Women’s Circles by Chelsea Wakefield Over the past ten years, I have drawn great strength, courage and wisdom from being in women’s circles.  In these circles of trust, I have been upheld, encouraged, challenged and given a port in the storm.  I have clarified my passions, my purpose and defined my pathway.  […]

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Silent Nights are Holy Nights

©2010 Chelsea Wakefield We are heading into the season of insanity.   A lot of my clients are sitting and discussing their feeling of sadness and dread at what lies ahead.  I tell them that a lot of people hate the holidays and feel awful about it.  The problem is that the pressure to overextend yourself […]

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Great Advice for the Holidays

6 tips to enjoy a holiday feast with those relatives you have to see at least once a year Debbie Mandel is a stress management specialist, mind/body lecturer, and the author of Addicted to Stress: A Woman’s 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , and the host of the weekly Turn […]

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Gifts from Gisela

Gifts from Gisela By Chelsea Wakefield I just returned from a weekend retreat/training with the remarkable Gisela De Domenico, creator of Sand Tray World Play www.vision-quest.us.  It was a training, so I learned a lot, but the weekend was really for me.  It was good to be a participant rather than a leader this weekend.  […]

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The Lesson of the Falling Leaves

The Lesson of the Falling Leaves by Lucille Clifton the leaves believe such letting go is love such love is faith such faith is grace such grace is God I agree with the leaves

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