The Gift of Infidelity

Three months after a lovely wedding, I left on a trip to South Africa.  I was 57 years, excited to finish another semester of teaching at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, and eager to follow my passion for travel.  Three weeks later, I returned to find my new husband had also followed his passion […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 25

Those who experience the unity of life see their own self in all beings and all beings in their own self. ~Buddha I am One with all Souls. Namaste’ Fellow Travelers, Only a few days after my husband of three months dumped me, my mom handed me a book, Same Kind of Different as Me by Denver […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 24

A low self-image is usually not based on fact but on mismanaged memory. ~Orrin Woodward I am grateful for the flow of change and the shift of conscious choice. Namaste’ Fellow Traveler, I learned from an early age to make sure everyone else was pleased, satisfied, or getting what they needed before addressing my own needs. […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 23

Taking responsibility for yourself is about self-care, not self repair. ~Vironika Tugaleva, The Art of Talking to Yourself. I am precious, unique, and authentic. Namaste’ Fellow Travelers, My Camino journey last summer and the isolation offered with the pandemic has given me the perfect platform for getting in touch with my relationship with myself. Yet […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 22

As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  ~James Lane Allen I am divinely, creatively, and lovingly present. Namaste’ Fellow Travelers, When considering the topic of relationships, my initial impulse was to focus on how […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 20

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. ~M. Barrue, Peter Pan I am my vision, how I choose to see myself and others. Namaste Fellow Travelers, I love stained glass. Seeing the colors and designs radiate from the glass when light moves through it is […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 19

When we experience feelings of guilt, we anticipate punishment. ~Dr. Gerald Jampolsky I am creating my life with my thoughts, words, and actions. Namaste’ Fellow Traveler, So far we have identified our passion, created an image of following it, identified changes that will move us toward it, and assessed our resources, both internal and external. […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 17

All artists love what they give birth to. . . . How then could God hate a single thing since God is the artist of everything? ~Thomas Aquinas I am grateful for the flow of change and the shift of conscious choice. Namaste’ Fellow Travelers, One of the greatest gifts my paternal grandmother gave me […]

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Free-Falling in Love with Yourself – Week 16

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. ~Nikos Kazantzakis I am precious, unique, and authentic. Namaste’ Fellow Travelers, The next step on our passion exploration path is to create a picture of what following your passion looks like for you. […]

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