Thursday, September 17, 2020

A SQAURE PEG IN A ROUND BOX

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I love shoes but sometimes I have a hard time finding ones that fit exactly the way I like.  I don't have a weird size or strange feet but I am neither an exact full or half size so depending upon the shoe, it may or may not fit to my liking.

So many things say "one size fits all," but its usually not the case.  What fits one person to a T might be either a little loose or too big for someone else.  Unless I'm wearing sweat pants I like things that both fit and flatter.

We are all not five feet, two inches tall.  If we were, then the tall shop wouldn't exist.  Lane Bryant would be out of business and the petit section in Ann Taylor would be gone.  We are all different and unique beings.

Today's quote is, "If you put yourself in a box you will discover that you are not square."  Don't try and squeeze yourself into something that doesn't fit whether it is clothing, shoes, or your future.  We hold onto things we were told as a child and then try to mold ourselves into that shape whether we fit or not, whether we are comfortable or not, whether we want to be there or not.

Time to think for yourself.  Leave your childhood behind and forget what you were told.  Allow your wings to spread and let yourself fly.  Last I looked, wings are definitely not square!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

TOO MANY TO COUNT

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  All at once it seems like yesterday and forever that I have moved from the city and lived in the country.  Time has a way of doing that.  I have vivid memories of moving day, crying when I left my apartment in the city and crying again when I arrived on a rainy day to my new house.

Over time I grew to love my very new and different environment.  For the first time I was able to see an unobscured sky filled with more stars than I had seen in years!  What a difference 47 miles makes.  Staring into a starry night brings you back to childhood when you (and you know you did this) tried to count every star in the sky.

Looking up into a dark night illuminated by stars makes you think that anything is possible.  Anything!  And the best part is that no one ever said, "no you can't."  Today's quote is, "Now one has ever said there are too many stars in the sky."  Of course not!  Who would say such a thing.

We don't need an outsider to tell us what we already tell ourselves which is, "we can't," "it won't happen for me," etc. etc.  As children we were awestruck by the magnificence of the milky way and viscerally felt all the possibilities.

What happened?  We were given limits and we accepted them.  Silly us!  Release yourself from limitations.  Know that as there are endless stars in the sky there are possibilities that you never even thought of!  Let nothing stop you, least of all yourself!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

WALKING WITH ANGELS

Good morning all!  Happy Thursday.  Have you ever fallen and seemingly out of the blue, someone is right next to you to help you up?  Have you ever been really down and gotten a text that immediately changed your mood meter?   No matter what has happened in my day, my four legged furry friend greets me excitedly with her tail furiously wagging and somehow anger, sadness, frustration and any problem I may have had dissipates into thin air.

If you ask the question, "what is an angel?" the answer might be a small little cherub with wings that lives in heaven.  While that might be the perfect Sunday School answer it isn't the only answer.  Today's quote is, "We walk with angels every day - we just might not see their wings."

Angels are part of our daily life.  They are the stranger offering a friendly smile, the person on the grocery store line with a full cart noticing your single item and letting you cut in front, the kid working in the ice cream store giving you your fourth taste of ice cream because you can't decide what flavor you like best.

A real heart looks nothing like a valentine, real heroes don't wear capes and true angels don't have wings.  Leave your preconceived notions in kindergarten.  That blob in your chest pumps life throughout your body and knows when true love has touched it.  The real heroes in this world are ordinary humans who care about their fellow man.  Angels?  They are the ones that make us laugh when we are sad, bring us joy when we can't find it ourselves and have the patience of, well, a saint!  We are surrounded by angels all the time~they just don't always wear wings.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

JUST SAY THANK YOU

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  When was the last time someone told you how wonderful you were?  Did you say thank you or did you look at your feet?  Praise is something we have a hard time with.  Why do we have so much trouble valuing ourselves and recognizing our worth.  Why can't we just say thank you?

Today's quote is, "Accept praise with a humble heart."  When our children were little we praised them for taking their first steps.  As they got older we praised them for their artistic scribbles, the check pluses on their homework, how tall they've gotten and every little thing they did.

Teen years brought self consciousness, young adulthood brought self doubt and adulthood brought self deprecation.  What happened from childhood to teens that created a steady downhill slide in seeing ourselves as wonderful beings?

If you are being praised, accept it!  If someone is telling you, you are wonderful or what you created is wonderful or your meal was fantastic, say thank you.  When we are humble we recognize our human frailties and inadequacies but that doesn't mean we cannot be proud of our accomplishments.

The next time you are told how great you are~accept it, smile and say thank you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy




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Thursday, September 3, 2020

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday to you all.  How good does the sun feel on your back when there is a chill in the air?  How great does a cool breeze feel on a hot day?  How is it that these things happen just when we need them.

Today's quote is, "When the sun kisses your face and a breeze brushes your cheeks God is gracing you with his presence."  Nature has to be one of God's greatest gifts.  The trees, the ocean, the mountains, the blue sky!  All of it!  Absolutely magnificent.

Whether you are a believer or not, God is always around you.  God is Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Jehovah, Jah, or simply a higher being.  Man created buildings but God created the space for them.  You cannot deny the beauty of rivers and streams and deserts and plains.

When beauty like that takes your breath away you have to know that a higher power is responsible.  Don't question it~be grateful for it.  Know that the rain in a drought, stars shining bright and lightening flashing in the sky is God saying hello.

Acknowledge his presence as he acknowledges yours.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

NOTHING REMAINS

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  Yes its Tuesday so make the most of it.  Before you know it it will be Wednesday then Thursday then the whole thing starts again!  The cup of coffee you had last Friday is a distant memory if you can remember it at all!  The anger you had last Saturday over something you can no longer recall is long gone.  Emotions that upset us are no fun to be locked into but still they need recognition.

Today's quote is, "Impermanence is all that is permanent - emotions are fleeting - be in each and every moment because they do not last."  Would it be nice to live in a state of permanent bliss or wouldn't it?  Sadness, anger, loneliness are uncomfortable and difficult to be in but if it weren't for them how would we know happiness, joy and love?

The best thing about any emotion is that they are not ever lasting.  They are here to remind us we are feeling beings.  Take yourself back to a time of incredible emotional pain.  I know, not the most pleasant thing to be asked to do but just for a moment be in that place.  Now remember a time when you were overwhelmed with joy.  Much for fun right?

Both of these times are no longer.  Both of these times are but distant memories but how great is it that pain doesn't last.  Of course joy would be the preferred emotion to be in but if we didn't feel the pain of sadness, how would we appreciate happiness and love?

Allow yourself to be bathed in every emotion that washes over you.  They are impermanent, they are fleeting and they do not last!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

OBSERVING YOUR ANGER

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  When my first born was little he absolutely loved animals.  Not only did he love them but he knew all of them from the common to the exotic.  One of the fondest memories I have is my son's first trip to the Bronx Zoo.  While I am not a proponent of animals in cages it was fun seeing his reaction to emus and hippos.

The reptile and amphibian house was also a big hit.  Like most little boys, he loved snakes and frogs.  My arms would get tired holding him up so he could stare at them in pure delight and wonder but when a snake lunged forward he would practically climb on my head.

Have you ever seen a snake lurch forward?  Its pretty scary.  That's what we look like when we are angry.  We lunge towards our opponent baring our fangs ready to strike but instead of striking we need to stop and take a breath.

Today's quote is, "When anger strikes do not strike back - it is a human emotion - one of many to be acknowledged, observed and released."  As children we are introduced to happy and sad before getting acquainted with sullen, depressed, miserable, lonely, angry, heartbroken, etc. etc.  In any given day we go through a myriad of emotions.

It is perfectly human to want to react when we are struck by certain emotions but sometimes it is best to stop and think if a reaction is truly warranted.  If someone is angry with us reacting angrily with them becomes a continuous cycle that never resolves anything.  Within us is a basket full of emotions.  Choose them wisely and let them go.  We all have them but we all don't have to be them!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

ITS ON YOU AND NO ONE ELSE

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Did you ever sip your coffee and spill it on yourself?  Of course you did.  Who hasn't?  Accidents happen.  No one to blame.  It just happened.  There are times when things just don't happen.  There are times when things have a disastrous end because of what we did in the beginning and the middle.  Learning to take responsibility for our actions is imperative so that we understand the outcome.

Blame is the easy way out and unfortunately the preferred route many take but it is impossible to think that in life's blunders, you had absolutely no input.

Today's quote is, "Remember it was you who had the final say in all your actions."  We have the ability to say yes or no.  We have the ability to stop and to go.  We are thinking beings who make multiple decisions.  Some good, some not so much but if we do indeed make bad decisions we need to remember that WE were the ones who made them.

Owning up to our mistakes is not always easy.  We feel humiliated and defeated and have a really hard time admitting that we caused our own personal disasters.  The only way to avoid the next one is to stop and think and learn from previous mistakes.  If we don't learn from our past actions we will continue down the same road.

Live, learn and keep on learning but leave out blame.  If you have to blame anyone, blame yourself and no one else!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

THE POWER WITHIN

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  So much happened in the last few months.  We had  plenty of time to reflect on the course of our lives.  Rather than going on automatic pilot everything came to a halt.  Working from home became the norm as did meetings and classes on zoom.

Change came globally and we were all part of it.  The positive outcome was the strength we realized we had contained in our very core.  Today's quote is, "The power to change is there - find  your strength - find your courage - get ready and go."

I have told you all of my ineptitude in the world of technology yet there I was forced to do classes via zoom, video taping meditations and navigating IGTV.  Did I want to do this?  Not really but in order to help those in need, this was what I needed to do.

As the one giving advice it was finally me who needed to heed my words.  I found the courage and strength to lift the resistance I had and forged ahead.  You have it, I have it, we all have it.  The power to change anything we want is there.  Sometimes we want to and sometimes we are forced to.  Either way, power lives in our being.  On your mark, get set, go!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

MATCHING VIBRATIONS - Tuesday, 8/18

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Sit up straight and tall, there's something you need to hear.  You are deserving of everything you want!  Did that statement take you by surprise?  If it did it is because in your heart you don't believe you are worthy.  Without uttering a single word the Universe hears the perennial chatter in your mind that says I'll never get what I want.  This that or the other will never happen to me, it will only happen to them.  Well guess what!  You are also "them."

Today's quote is, "The Universe will match your vibrations - keep them high and receive the abundance you deserve."  Sometimes its not so easy to keep up that positive mojo.  I totally get it.  Mishap after mishap can zap that positive energy right out of you but mishaps happen.  Appointments get missed.  Milk spills.

What you can do is make a new appointment and get a sponge.  Don't let a setback take the wind out of your sails.  Every once in a while we love a good bitch session with our bestie but when that bitch session becomes constant it is damaging to both of you as it can become an endless cycle of negativity.

For every negative thing you think, try and think of something positive.  My house is a mess but I have a home.  I didn't like my breakfast but I had something to eat.  Its raining but I have an umbrella.  Do your best to keep those vibrations high and there will be no limit to the abundance you receive, the abundance you deserve!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, August 13, 2020

FIND YOUR COURAGE - Thursday, 8/13

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  When was the last time you did something completely out of character for yourself?  It takes courage to do something extreme or completely foreign to you which is why we rarely stray from our comfort zone.  Let's face it.  We like our comfort zone.  An adventure here and there might be fun but we are creatures of habit who mostly enjoy the status quo.

Even though we might be bored and find ourselves daydreaming more than usual we still find the status quo to be easier than voyaging into the unknown.  When we do find ourselves wanting to get on that ship it is because as easy as it is to mindlessly go with the flow boredom starts creeping in.

Bored as we may be we wait for the right time to make a change but let me let you in on a little secret.  There is no right time.  There is only time and this is the time to reach into luminous yellow for that inner strength I know you all possess.

Today's quote is, "The meaning of courage is when you are terrified but jump with both feet not knowing where you will land."  I can promise you this.  You will land somewhere and wherever that somewhere is you will learn from it and it will give you the courage to try again.

Ready to make a change?  Go for it.  Scary?  Nerve wracking? Unpredictable?  Yes, yes and yes but it sure beats boredom, daydreaming and wondering what if!  No need to throw the baby out with the bathwater (who would do that anyway!).  Take it slow but do it.  Be the master of your destiny.  My support is with you always because I know you can do it!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ONLY THINGS GET LOST - Tuesday, 8/11

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday to you all.  A very long time ago I found a pair of designer sunglasses.  I don't recall where exactly it was that I found them but I do recall my excitement when I spotted them.  I knew they were an expensive brand but they were beautiful and looked great on me. 

I had them for quite some time and then one day as I was getting all three of my toddlers ready for a car ride they disappeared.  JUST. LIKE. THAT.  Having three toddlers will do that to you.  I was lucky I left the house wearing matching shoes. 

I never did find them.  Losing things bothers me.  I consider myself to be very organized where everything in my home has a place.  Keys are left on the mail table.  Reading glasses next to the toaster oven.  Spare house key under the.....I'm not going to tell you but yes, the spare key has its own place too. 

Things can be lost but have you ever felt lost yourself?  Wondering which direction to take and what road to go on?  At one time or another we have all felt that way.  That is the process called life.  Today's quote is, "Lost does not exist you are always somewhere."

You may not have found your way but you are not lost.  There are those who at five years old know they want to be a doctor.  I was not that five year old.  There are those m who enter college knowing what they will major in.  I was not one of those.  There are those who know where exactly what field they will pursue immediately after graduation.  I was not one of those.

After college I went to graduate school because I had no idea what I wanted to do.  After graduate school I spent ten months on a Kibbutz in Israel as a way of procrastinating the job search.  Upon my return I worked as a secretary, an arts administrator and a caterer.  Not seeing a future in any of those professions I worked for a temp agency and as a substitute teacher.

Fast forward many years later I found my calling.  The above may look like a short sentence but what you cannot see are the years it took to get me to where I am today.

Wherever you are at the moment is exactly where you are meant to be.  You many still be searching but never are you lost!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

NEVER EVER COMPARE - Thursday, 8/6

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  They say you can't compare apples and oranges and you really can't.  They are fruit but that's where the similarities end.  Dogs and cats are both animals but that is also the only similarity between the two.  Similar yet completely different.  So why do we compare?

When we make comparisons we are really saying what is better and turning our focus to what we would rather have.  We may look at someone with a big house and all of a sudden we no longer appreciate our own house.  We may see what appears to be a glamorous career and think how dull and boring it is to go to our jobs day after day.

The worst comparisons we make is when we compare ourselves to other people.  The only thing about us and someone else is that we are all people but oh how different we are!  Today's quote is, "If you must compare - compare yourself to who you used to be not anyone else."  

To date I've written almost two thousand quotes and even they cannot compare to each other.  This particular quote is not just a gem but a diamond.  Stop grabbing your love handles and looking at the model on the cover of Vogue.  You have nothing in common except that you are both people.

Each one of us is a unique being and a rough diamond.  It takes a lot of polishing before we shine.  Look at who you were ten years ago, five years ago, six months ago, last week and yesterday.  If you must compare then look at the person you were when you were trying to figure it out. 

Compare yourself to that person only and never ever to anyone else!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NO SPACE FOR HATE - Tuesday, 8/4

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I recently did some research on the human heart and found out that a woman's heart weighs about eight ounces or half a pound while a man's heart weighs about ten ounces, a bit more than half a pound.

Our human hearts weigh less than a loaf of bread yet it keeps us alive with a perennial beat.  Green and pink are the colors associated with the heart chakra.  It is hard to be angry when you visualize shamrock green and bubble gum pink.  In such a small organ as the heart how could there be room for anything other than love?

In today's world we are seeing people so consumed by anger and hate they are forgetting that a heart is there to keep you alive but also to spread love and compassion.  Today's quote is, "What a burden it must be to hold a space for hate in your heart."

Hate is a huge burden often accompanied by anger, jealousy and fear.  Imagine all that squeezed into eight ounces.  I've  eliminated the very word from my vocabulary even if I am talking about a food I despise.  My least favorite food is broccolini but who am I to sprinkle hate over a defenseless vegetable.

The very word "hate" creates discomfort in your entire body and sends negativity coursing through your veins.  Choose different vocabulary.  Despise, don't care for, don't like, not a fan of....There are so many ways to express your displeasure.  In comparison to the many organs in your body the heart is small.  Leave out hate for which there is no room, but rather fill it with love and as the awesome singer Lenny Kravitz wrote, let love rule!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

WHEN MAKING A CHOICE - CHOOSE BIG

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  The world is our oyster.  That means that we can do whatever we want.  Those oysters have the life!  My next go round I want to be one.  No not really.  I like to travel and I don't think oysters do much traveling. 

Honestly I never understood that phrase but what I do know is that we get to make choices in our lives.  We make great choices and really really bad ones.  Good or bad, we hopefully learned something from every action we have taken.

When you think about your life did you ever stop to say I hope things don't work out for me.  Maybe not consciously but our subconscious minds take a trip to negativity all too often.  We put ourselves in small boxes and never step outside.  We take the safe route and don't bother to explore.  Why think small when you can think big? 

Today's quote is, "Thinking small and thinking big are choices we get to make - which one will resonate with you."  Stop selling yourself short!  Stop thinking that you don't deserve to be happy because that's what it comes down to.  We think small because we can't fathom having all the happiness we want as if there isn't enough to go around.

My friends, I am here to tell you that happiness abounds.  Abundance abounds.  Joy is everywhere!  I know what the problem is.  You are stuck in your old mindset.  Time to move on and out of your own way.  Time to move on to happiness, abundance and joy.  Time to start thinking in ways you may never have thought before. 

I know.  I was there.  Thinking small got me on a dead end street to nowhere but when I made the left out of negativity and changed my thinking the world opened up and guess what?  I'm nowhere near finished!  If I can do it certainly you can.  The choice is yours!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE - Tuesday, 7/28

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  By nature I am a worrier. Meditation has helped me adjust that nature to one which is calmer and more trusting.  The way I view things is with a clear eye and a relaxed mind. I trust that whatever is broken will be fixed. 

Everything gets fixed.  It might cause disruption to your routine and your wallet but nothing is worth getting an ulcer over.  Can you imagine getting an ulcer from worrying?  Worrying and stress have the ability to compromise your immune system making you susceptible to a variety of illnesses. 

On a cloudy day do you question the existence of the sun?  We may say to ourselves facetiously that we will never feel those rays again but we know we will.  Accept every day for what it brings even if it brings a slight annoyance. 

A few months ago my water wasn't coming out of the faucets.  It turned out to be an easy fix and thankfully not too costly either.  It gave me an opportunity to be thankful for something we take for granted.  A running faucet with water to shower with, to clean vegetables with and pour into Mia's bowl.  In the end everything was fine but even when it wasn't, it was!

Today's quote is, "It is not that it will be OK - it is OK."   Panic and worry fill your mind with all sorts of horrible scenarios.  We always seem to go to the worst place we can rather than stopping to take a breath and give ourselves words of encouragement.  Next time your mind is travelling on that road, just stop.  Take a deep breath and know everything will be OK because it already is!



Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

KINDNESS RULES

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I love holidays.  They seem to bring out the best in everyone.  When we know a holiday is approaching our demeanor changes knowing that we will be having fun and spending time with those we adore.

Lately many celebratory days have sprouted up on Facebook, ones that I never heard of like Sibling day, Daughter's day, Son's day, National Dog Day! All these crazy days that didn't exist when I was a kid.

You know what day I find troublesome?  National Inclusion Day.  That's a day created by schools to include kids who are different.  For a day.  One and done.  Seriously?  One day to be nice to someone you've ignored most of the year?

Today's quote is, "Kindness is not an occasion."  No it is not.  Are we grumpy sometimes?  Sure we are.  No one walks around with a perpetual smile on their face but good mood or bad mood, if you bump into someone you say excuse me.  If someone's arms are full, you hold the door open.  Dropped your keys?  Hopefully the person standing behind you will pick them up.

Kindness does not have to be a grandiose gesture.  Kindness is a good morning nod.  An inquiry about your day.  Sending a text just to say hello.  Kindness is not a holiday.  It is a way of being.  Be kind to everyone, everyday because kindness is not an occasion.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

GIVING THANKS TO IT ALL

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  When things go smoothly how happy are we?  Its great when everything goes according to plan.  Makes giving gratitude a snap!  "Thank you for this beautiful day," "Thank you for my avocado toast," "Thank you for the extra sleep!"

Remember the first time you had your heart broken and you thought the world would end?  Gratitude was probably not the first word that came to mind.  The last time you had a horrible nasty cold did you offer up thanks to the snot gods?  I imagine the answer is no. 

Every relationship teaches us something and when it is over we understand more about ourselves, the person we were with or both.  Having a cold is never fun but it usually comes on when we are over taxing ourselves and doing too much.  It is a call to slow down and for that you can be thankful.

A few years ago I decided it was time to re-do my disgustingly stained basement carpet.  I had the room measured on a Sunday and was ready to call the installer on Monday only to find that over night the room had flooded.  A pipe had burst and water was seeping everywhere.  Everything had to be moved, the carpet had to be ripped up and the one time play room was mess.

This was also the last summer I would have children living home because my youngest two were about to leave for college.  All of a sudden I had an AHA moment.  This was the disaster I needed but didn't know!  The legos and blocks were taken out, the carpet was replaced and Buddhas, salt lamps and crystals were brought in, thus my Reiki space was born.

Today's quote is, "Thank you pain and suffering - thank you heartache and upset - thank you chaos and catastrophe - thank you peace and calm - thank you love and joy - I've lived - I've learned - I continue."  

A disaster in your life might be a blessing in disguise.  Give thanks for it all, the good the bad and the ugly.  There is always a reason and in the end it might be better than you ever could have imagined.  Remember, the sourest lemons make the sweetest lemonade.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

THE EXISTENCE OF MIRACLES

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday to you.  What did the tooth fairy give you in exchange for a tooth?  I used to get a quarter.  Back in the dark ages you could buy a lot of gum for twenty five cents so I was very happy.  Even more exciting than getting that silver coin was the anticipation of knowing I would go to sleep and wake up with a surprise underneath my pillow.

Somewhere along the way I grew up and knew that the tooth fairy was either my mom or dad.  Its kind of sad when we find out the truth.  Sadder still is when we feel there are no surprises left but I can tell you with certainty that so many surprises await you!  Just be open to receive them.

Today's quote is, "Once you believed in the tooth fairy - find that child within you - the one who believed in miracles and tell her that miracles can happen."  The truth had to come out at some point.  So what if there is no tooth fairy or pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

We are witnesses to miracles every day.  When was the last time you saw a sunrise or sunset?  If that isn't confirmation of a miracle I don't know what is.  When you wake up look to the Universe and ask what miracles will be brought your way.

It might be a cool rain on a hot day, watching seagulls on the beach or seeing your hard work come to fruition when you thought it was only a dream.  Miracles are all around us.  See them, feel them and know that with diligence you can create them.  Don't feel like creating today, then go outside and find one!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

STRENGTH BEYOND MEASURE

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Did you go to work this morning?  Most of us need to work so that we can feed ourselves, have a place to live and take care of necessities.  It is also important to reward ourselves every now and again.  I have a weakness for shoes and therefore have a closet full of them.

I try not to get carried away with things and possessions but once in a while I spot a heel that would look spectacular on my foot, on sale of course!  Think about your possessions.  What is the one you treasure most?  Its not the one you think.  Its not the one you even consider.  The possession you need to treasure most is your Will, the one that gets you through the hardest times imaginable and never lets you give up.

Today's quote is, "Will is your strongest possession."  Was I right or was I right!  Our will is what keeps us in forward motion.  How else could an actor go on audition after audition with the potential of facing constant rejection?  It is the hope that this one will be the one and if it isn't it is the Will that accompanies them on to the next.

Think of the hardest thing you ever had to do and think if giving up would have been easier, but you didn't give up did you.  You kept going because giving up could never be an option.  You didn't give up because desire and Will took over.  There are tough days.  And guess what.  There will be more tough days ahead, but you are stronger than any of the toughest days and the darkest hours.

Buy new shoes, a cute tank top, a sparkly pair of earrings but know those things pale in comparison to the greatest possession you have...your Will!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, July 9, 2020

WHEN EGO AND SOUL ARE ONE - Thursday, 7/9

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  How do you begin your day?  Are you a fan of routine or is every day different?  During the school year when I am at my day job my mornings are predictable.  I like predictability especially at 4:30 a.m.  The afternoons are different depending upon what I have after work.  Sometimes clients, sometimes errands sometimes nothing.  I am more apt to better handle a surprise in the afternoon rather than in the morning when I'm rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

There is one thing that I do every single day whether I am preparing for my day job or my summer meditation class and that is, I pray.  I give gratitude for my blessings and the abundance I receive daily.  And by the way abundance comes in many forms.  For me it is not just more clients and filled classes but abundance is also a sunny day, the cacophony of sounds at daybreak, the cool shade from a tree, a text from a friend.  I could keep going.

I bet these things would bring a smile to your face as well.  Today's quote is, "In prayer we unite with the divine creating unity with our ego and soul."  This is exactly what prayer does.  It takes our soul, it takes our ego and melds them together as one.  This doesn't happen just for me but for all of us.  Praying and giving gratitude are synonymous with each other for they are both ways in which we thank God, the Universe, Jesus, The Creator, whoever you choose to pray to.  It doesn't matter because the message is the same: giving thanks.

This is the time to reel in your ego and let it connect with your soul and feel the energy of the divine within you.  Is that a perfect way to start your day or what!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

LET THE SUN SHINE - Tuesday - 7/7

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I'm still pretty fresh into my glorious summer.  It's only been a few weeks since my day job ended and just not being there puts me in an awesome mood.  There are many things that affect our state of mind and even though it might be hard to rise above, your inner strength is stronger than any challenge.

Today's quote is, "Be the sun in a storm - the rain in a drought - the strength to endure adversity is within each and every one of us."  Challenges are nothing new.  We face them everyday.  The small ones are annoying (running out of stamps) and the big ones could be devastating (company cuts) but through it all we push forward.

It isn't always easy and I get that.  I really do.  I have days just like everyone else where nothing seems to go the way we want it to and curling up in a ball under our bed sheets is the best option for the day.  At some point though we do have to resurface.

There will be storms outside and inside but don't let them sweep you away.  Stand your ground against adversity.  Find your reserve of fortitude and let the sun shine upon you no matter what is going on around you.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

CHANGE YOUR MINDSET - Thursday, 7/2

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday!  Do you remember the day you took your first step?  I don't either.  What I can say with certainty is that I probably fell a lot but was undeterred.  I can't say I know how much thinking we did when we learned to walk.  I would say determination had far more to do with that incredible feet!  No pun intended.

What if we approached every dream and desire we have with more determination and less thought.  Not to say we shouldn't think before we act but sometimes the more we think about doing something, the easier it is to talk ourselves out of it.

All our insecurities start to bubble up to the surface causing us to hesitate, giving more time for doubt to take over, allowing ourselves to shrug our shoulders and give compensation to our thoughts by saying it would never have worked out anyway.

Phooey to that!  Today's quote is, "Anything and everything is possible - do your part and make it happen."  It comes down to determination.  Creating a life you want is hard work, no doubt about it.  You must be willing to be an active participant in your life, not just watch it go by.  Ask yourself three important questions.  1.  Is it worth it?  2. Am I willing to put in the effort?  3.  How badly do I want change?  If the answers are yes, yes and soooooo badly, then you are on your way!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

THE STRENGTH IN US ALL

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.   I am the luckiest girl.  My day job ended a few days ago.  Once again the summer is mine, freeing me up for morning and afternoon Reiki sessions, teaching outdoor Guided Meditation classes and  doing whatever I like.  It doesn't get much better than that!

I value every moment of my time. The time I have to sit and stare at a tree has equal value to the time I need to complete chores and run errands.  Free summers are the greatest gift I receive from my day job.  Without going into gory and truthfully boring detail, lets just say its not my happy place but I made it another year.

Today's quote is, "Inside us all lives a warrior a fighter and a survivor."   Remember that when you are going through a difficult time.  Remember that the strength within you can conquer a bad day, a difficult relationship, job frustration and a rainy day.  If we didn't have such strength we would spend way too much time curled up in a fetal position with a blanket around us.

When things become difficult and even too much to bear, curl up under those covers if you need to but don't stay there.  Don't give in to temporary discomfort.  Time is healing and nothing is everlasting, not even joy.  Relish the good times and understand that difficult phases of life are also what adds to our inner strength.  Be that warrior, be that fighter and be that survivor that lives within you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, June 25, 2020

WHEN DARKNESS TURNS TO LIGHT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  My main objective for you and for myself is to remain positive even when I'm not really feelin' it.  I pinpoint one good thing and most times that does the trick to bring me back from my slump but like you and because I'm human, there are dark days.  The kind of days where you feel stunted by the air around you and completely stagnant.

Rather than sinking down any further, this is a time for stillness.  A time to release worry for what lies ahead.   A time to "just be," knowing that life is ever changing.

Today's quote is, "The unknown is a dark tunnel - a place where you may stumble and fall - have faith that you will find the light and leave the darkness."  We are so uncomfortable in darkness unable to appreciate its quiet beauty.  We like to be in control and when we feel we have none, we get anxious and scared.

I remember a literal blackout many years ago.  Consistent hot weather in New York City caused the entire island of Manhattan and neighboring counties to go completely dark.  At first it was a bit scary but then it became calming.  Calming because there was nothing anyone could do about it.

When you find yourself in that dark place, that place called the unknown and control is not in your hands, give it up to God.  Give it up to the Universe who is probably thinking you need some down time.

Everything is temporary so find peace in the darkness and know that it does not last forever. You may stumble, you may fall but trust that you will also get up and walk through the darkness and into the light.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

BE REAL

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  When I say good morning I mean it.  I really and truly hope that whoever is reading this is having a good morning that progresses to a good day.  We are trained to be polite and to greet one another with a good morning nod or vocal acknowledgement no matter how we feel.  Another common greeting is, "how are you?" or "how are you doing?" even though we might not care one bit.  We know if a greeting is sincere or fake but to make things easy we all go along with it.

I despise phoniness.  I despise a fake smile preferring an authentic frown.  At least you know what someone is really feeling.  Today's quote is, "Authenticity is what you do - the actions you take - not just the words you say."  Asking someone how they are and simultaneously walking away tells me  your'e not really interested.  If you want to know someone's state of mind you need to wait and listen to their response.

Why ask if you don't care?  If there is somewhere you need to be then go!  But on those rare occasions when not pressed for time, take that pause and ask the ubiquitous question with sincerity in your heart.  Does this mean that if you haven't time for a quick chat you avert your eyes to avoid contact?  Of course not.  Concern comes in the form of a text, a phone call or a conversation over coffee.  To those who mean something to you, take the time to show you care and be authentic to them and to yourself.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

THE BREATH OF LIFE

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  Today is actually a very special day.  My dad whom I love so very much is celebrating his 98th trip around the sun.  How incredibly lucky am I to have him in my life in sound body and mind.  He is amazing if I do say so myself!  His pace may have slowed but at they say, he is sharp as a tack!

What has kept him going all these years is his attitude towards life and his appreciation for everything life has given him.  His pleasures are simple.  Good food, a good joke, the people he loves and Mia, all of which bring joy to his soul.  He has always had the ability to slow down when necessary and observe rather than react. He understands the benefits of a deep breath into the lungs followed by a smooth exhale.

Today's quote is, "Each and every inhalation is a gift - appreciate it and use it well."  Without breath we cease to exist.  We are but a small number of  God's creatures who use this powerful life force energy.  Life begins when we leave our mother's wombs crying, signifying that we have taken our first sip of breath.

We sigh when we are upset and frustrated but how lucky are we to have air in our lungs allowing for that deep relief!  And yes!  What a relief is it.  Think how good you feel after you let out that long ahhhhhh!

Watching my dad has taught me to take nothing for granted and to appreciate everything, even a sigh born of frustration.  Breath is life.  Appreciate it and use it well!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone and YES!  I will pass along your birthday wishes!  ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

GO GO GO STOP

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  In the days when a lot of moms didn't work, mine did.  I grew up quite familiar with the life of a busy mom, the one responsible for the cooking, cleaning, shopping and the weekly drive to ballet school.

This generation has taken busy to a whole other level.  Not only do we work, cook, shop and clean, we also chauffeur our kids to every conceivable lesson even if it means driving thirty minutes to and from a given activity.

By the time we arrive home we are on auto pilot, preparing dinner, supervising homework, throwing in a load of laundry and thinking about the next day when we have to do it all over again.  I'm exhausted just writing about it.  Not once did I say when nap time is! Who has time for a nap?

I don't recall when participating in a million activities became the norm for children and adults but what I do know is that there are a lot of tired people out there.  I say the new norm should be learning how to put the brakes on this lifestyle.

Today's quote is, "To forge ahead is a challenge to be still is also a challenge."  Our daily lives have become increasingly busy with little or no time for ourselves.  It was only when my three kids were away at school that I actually had some down time.  Everything I did was different.  I was no longer getting frantic "where are you" calls the second a practice ended.  I finally had "me" time. 

I took Mia on longer walks.  I lingered in the shower and even took an occasional bath.  Such simple things yet so rejuvenating for my soul.  In your quest to find your heart's desire, take stock of what is already there, find peace in the stillness and always always stop to smell the roses. 

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

PREPARE TO PREPARE

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  The amount of traffic heading out to the beach on any given day never ceases to amaze me.  You would think Saturday or Sunday would be the worst but a random Tuesday could be just as bad.  Adding to an already congested drive is the amount of construction going on on every conceivable highway.

I start to panic when I see those orange detour signs supposedly there to help you navigate your way.  Somehow I always get lost.  I am not only technologically challenged but geographically as well.  How does one prepare when that happens?  What if you know just one way to get to your destination? 

What will you do if your boss tells you your position has been eliminated?  What if the school you were counting on going to rejects you?  What if you were about to make a chocolate cake but ran out of cocoa?  What if it rained every day of your vacation?

Today's quote is, "Prepare alternate plans for your alternate plans."  When the unexpected happens you need a back up plan and you need a back up plan because, well....you never know!  We hope for the best in our daily lives and in everything we do but we can't control the thought process of others nor the weather or so many other things.

Life is a journey and know that there will always be detours along the way.  Prepare for the unexpected!  It might turn out even better than you had hoped!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

THE RIGHT KEY

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  I grew up with a mom who was constantly losing her house keys.  It is for this reason that my house keys have a special place in my home; the blue tray on the carved yellow table with colorful flowers to the left of the front door immediately upon stepping inside.  Specific enough for you?  Laugh all you want!  I'll never lose them.

We need lots of keys! The ones that can open everything from our homes to our hearts.  All we need to do is find the right one.  Today's quote is, "A gate can always be open - find the key -  let it swing wide and walk through."  My key chain holds 13 keys but to open my house I only need one, the right one.

Where is the key you are looking for?  Sometimes it is a word.  Sometimes an experience.  Sometimes a longing and desire.  What is it that sparks something inside of you?  That my friends is the key.  You may fumble for quite some time until you can locate it but trust me!  Its there.   When you find it, you'll know it and the world will open up just as it was meant to.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

PONDERING THE PAST ONE TOO MANY TIMES

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I've never been a runner.  I don't like running AT ALL!!!  I like watching track though.  My daughter ran track and jumped hurdles in high school which was really fun to watch.  The interesting thing about watching these runners was that they never looked back even when reaching for the baton.  They hold their hands out ready to grab the baton and RUN!!  Looking back slows them down.

You don't have to be a runner to know that looking back slows you down and holds you back.  That's exactly what we do when we ruminate, ponder and revisit what was and question our actions of yesterday.  Today's quote is, "When you have lived in the past there is no need to return again and again - release it and let it go - allow  yourself to freely move into a beautiful future."  

Shoulda, woulda, coulda.  Hindsight is always 20/20 but the past is gone and you cannot return so why torture yourself?  Why beat yourself up over what you can no longer change.  Letting go is hard, even painful, but you cannot progress by straddling two worlds.  It may take more time than you think but don't give yourself too much.  Misery can be the most comfortable easy chair in the world.

Stand up and get yourself out of that chair.  Release the past, the pain, the heartache and what was.  Let it go.  Literally feel it pushing its way out of your body, mind and spirit.  Hit that refresh button because there is so much more that lies ahead.  I've done it and you can too!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

NOTHING HAPPENS OVERNIGHT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Its hard to be patient while waiting for that light bulb to go on.  We toil away doing our daily stuff in the same manner, over and over again, stuck in a pattern where we aren't happy but we aren't unhappy either.  Creatures of habit that most of us are, this routine of ours can go on for years and years.

On the day that begins like every other we suddenly realize there is another way to prepare that eggplant.  There is another way to wear that scarf.  There is a faster route to our destination.  Today's quote is, "An epiphany seems to happen overnight when it is actually years in the making."  

The best epiphany one can have is to realize you are the one who put you where you are and you are the one who can make a change.  That is the part that takes years to grasp.  Its so much easier to remain complacent hovering in that place between contentment and numbness but we all know that's not where we want to be.

Change is hard.  We can be so resistant to it that we are immobilized, oblivious to the fact that we are here not just to exist and take up space but to create, to contribute, to engage, to be happy and to find joy in all the world has to offer.

Our lights are on and indeed we are home, we just need to find that dimmer switch and brighten everything up!

 Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

EXPLORE AND CREATE - Thursday, 5/28

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  My oldest son just graduated from college.  What an exciting time for him.  The world as they say is his oyster!  Do you know why that's a saying?  I don't either but you get the gist which is, there is a whole world out there with a platter full of opportunity.

When I got my college degree the question asked by many was, "so now what are you going to do?" said with a combined tone of sarcasm and wonder.  If your answer was something like, "I'm not sure yet," you were met with looks of sympathy (for your parents) and disgust for the loser they were thinking you were.

Things are so different now.  Gone are the days where people start out in one company and finish with the same one thirty years later.  As hard as it may be for some to find employment there are also numerous opportunities that previously didn't exist, combined with the fact that young people are not willing to be miserable in a job they despise for any length of time!

Today's quote is, "Exercise your right to explore possibilities and create your reality and your world."  I am a firm believer in this.  My day job is a necessity, one that at times I find myself struggling to get to because it brings no reward.  WAIT!  That's not true.  Every two weeks there is a reward sitting in my bank account.

I'm where I am due to my own life circumstances.  Ones that are very different from a recent college grad.  Please don't think I'm complaining because I'm not.  Twenty somethings get a head start on exploring and discovering their passions much sooner than their parents but by no means are they the only ones who get to live their dreams.

While toiling away in my mundane job I have been exploring so many possibilities and have definitely created a reality to my liking.  This day job of mine will soon run its course and when it does I will have exercised my right to be living exactly what I have been so busy creating.  What are you waiting for, after all, it is your right - create your reality and create your world!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  How are you feeling right now?  I mean it.  Stop reading and find the emotion that matches you right this very moment.  If you feel fine or satisfied or positively gleeful, enjoy the moment.  If you are feeling tired, cranky and miserable, acknowledge that moment equally as well.  All emotions deserve recognition.

My question is why is it so hard to for us to enjoy a moment of happiness without letting our minds drift to something else we want or somewhere else we want to be.  I don't have the answer to that, it is unfortunately our nature which is why, (hint hint) I meditate!

Today's quote is, "We hover between desire and satisfaction to want and to know more exists but be in the moment of joy recognizing right now."  Enjoyment is disregarded if all you think about is what's next.  Incorporating meditation into a daily routine helps slow down the need for instantaneous gratification.  Meditation allows you to just be so that you are not thinking about later, yesterday or next week.

To want more is not a bad thing.  It is what we crave! More success, more financial comfort but also more sunshine, more fun, more excitement and more peace of mind.  Meditation is a tool to bring you closer to all these things including sunshine because you will begin to see the world in a different way.

Want more but be satisfied and grateful for what is already in place.  Ultimately it is not just financial reward that creates happiness but inner peace and gratitude for what is front and center.  Is there room for more?  Always but just for today, just for this instant be grateful, find joy and feel the sunshine!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

DON'T PICK

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  When I was a kid I had a countless number of bruises on my legs and if you asked me how I got them I'm sure I had no idea! I cannot tell you how many times I have stubbed my toe on my bedpost, banged my shin on the dishwasher and turned my hip right into the kitchen counter but at least now I know where my black and blues come from!   Hard to believe I majored in dance while at college.

I also had my share of bloody scrapes which seemed to take forever to heal.  Scrapes turn into those bumpy scabs creating an activity as I (and I'm sure you) would keep picking at until they bled once again.  GROSS!  How can a wound heal if we keep picking at it?

Today's quote is, "Open wounds will never heal - give them care and love and in time they will be invisible."  Let me repeat the above question.  How can a wound heal if we keep picking at it?  Our scabs have long disappeared but that doesn't mean we have no wounds.  Some of our wounds are so old but somehow we are able to bring them right back to the surface.

When these wounds are caused by the people we love so much, whether an intimate partner or a dear friend, it is ever so painful.  It is said that time heals all wounds.  True that!  Hurtful words cannot be unsaid but we can try and understand why they were spoken.

Care for yourself like that little child who fell on the pavement and now has a bloody knee.  Wash those inner wounds with time and love and care and allow them to turn into distant memories.  Ones that allow you to cast all pain aside.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

RUNNING TOWARDS THE LIGHT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  On a warm summer night a flickering flame is a guarantee that moths will soon be hovering near by.  There are no moth brains inside its tiny head.  It is instinct that draws them there.

We have more in common with those tiny little creatures than you realize but rather than being  drawn to a flickering flame, our instincts tell us to stay back so we don't get burned while other times we are pulled to the light like a magnet.

Today's quote is, "Instinctively we are drawn to the light the one that turns on our passion."  Of course we are!  Remember when you were starting out in the work force and you had one horrible job after another?  Oh wait, that was me BUT maybe it was you as well.  It took time to figure out where you were going to land.

It took me several unsatisfactory jobs to figure out that I preferred autonomy.  Never very good at playing the game I rolled my eyes often and used sarcasm a bit too freely.  It became quite clear that I needed to do something where I was in charge and was able to be my own boss.

Voila!  Teaching!  That's what I wanted to do.  My first day as a substitute teacher I knew this was my calling.  Teaching was a way to combine what I liked best: being creative, being active and being in charge.  The second I stepped into a classroom I knew I was home.  There is no difference between teaching children geography and teaching adults Reiki.  Teaching is teaching and remains to be one of my passions.

We all have a passion.  The Universe has filled our inner being with all sorts of things to be passionate about.  If you haven't found yours just yet, trust that you will and when you do, you will use your wings to fly.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

STICK TO YOUR GUNS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Each and every one of us has a belief system but somewhere along the way our beliefs change.  We think differently at different stages in our lives.  What was acceptable in our twenties might change by the time we reach thirty.  What was OK before kids might be totally different once a baby arrives.

Just because you thought something was one way doesn't mean it has to be that way forever.  We all need to be flexible except when it comes to beliefs of equality.  I believe we all deserve love, compassion and forgiveness and I will stand by that until my last breath.

Today's quote is, "I will never compromise my beliefs nor be convinced to change them."   You know what makes me better than you?  Nothing!  Absolutely nothing.  We all deserve the chance to create a life of our choosing regardless of circumstance.  We all deserve to be loved and valued.  We all deserve to be seen as equals in this world.

Does it always happen?  Unfortunately it doesn't but we have the power to change that by the way we treat others.  I believe the bible said it best, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  You are not above or below another.  Every person you meet can teach you something.  We are all teachers and students.  If you must compromise a belief, believe that chocolate chip cookies are the latest heart healthy food!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co