It’s almost Halloween!!!I absolutely LOVE this holiday. It is so fun to see all the trick or treaters knocking at our doors. They are filled with the spark of awe and creativity. How authentic! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I also think it is a great time for us Adults to lighten up and play. IContinue reading
I have been pondering on what love means. What I have come to know is that it is not a neatly packaged article… it is a magic that is often not easy to define. In my life, I humbly admit, that I have tried to tell people how to love. Not my clients, but theContinue reading “Perhaps LOVE”
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannotContinue reading “Why build a fortress?”
Step into your greatness!
Make it EXTRAORDINARY! So this year, I want to speak about EXTRAORDINARY LIVES. I was watching a documentary on famous people and their extraordinary lives. How did it happen for them? What did they do or believe? I personally believe it starts with our own beliefs always. We can have all the best intentions BUTContinue reading “AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE- REALLY???”
What has your dating life been like? My daughter gave this to me when I got divorced. What is the most authentic way to meet someone?
For one day… Don’t say or think anything negative Smile Say thank you to everyone who does something for you Use words of appreciation Acknowledge yourself for all your greatness AND Only look at the day through eyes of full potential. What would your world look like in one day- if you did this forContinue reading “For one day…”
Part of loving yourself is being able to accept all of you. I mean ALL! It is when we reject part of ourselves that we become unauthentic. All of us are a collection of dark and light. But, from a young age we learn to judge part of ourselves as wrong, bad or even downContinue reading “Control Freak!”
In our life, we will always have things go ‘wrong’. But it is what we do with afterwards that is important. Have you ever had the experience of making mistakes? Of course, you have! I know from my own conditioned responses, I have gone into either blaming others or beating myself. Ultimately, neither lead toContinue reading “Something wrong?”
“Much of the stress that people feel
doesn’t come from having too much to do.
It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”
~ David Allen
What have you started that needs to be finished in your life?
Translation: why break your head? WORRY!!! Just have a look at this monkey. Tired? Lonely? Bored? I found him hidden amongst the throngs of tourists,in a quaint village called Pezenas, in the South of France. This weary soul showed me the effects of a ‘broken head’… exhausted by worry or some dis-ease. His head lays heavily uponContinue reading “Pourquoi se casser la tête?”
Moving , rolling, running, stretching Feeling free. Into the day, the night, the moment, any moment without reservation or hesitation. Letting anything, everything, all or none. Just move, glide and ride the motion. Trusting nothing, expecting anything. Being free to evolve. Riding a stream that knows no boundaries, has no rules to break or makeContinue reading “Stepping in”
So many of us learn to believe that we will be happy- when, or if or by! Ask yourself- Is it worth waiting to be happy? Why not now? Even if your life is filled with ‘hard times’ can a little happiness fill your day? What would change if you felt happy? Have you seenContinue reading “More on happiness.. :)”
Thank you, merci,danke u,ありがとう,hvala, gracias,спасибо,谢谢,! Doesn’t it feel good? It does not matter where you are from, how rich or poor you are, if you are old or young it is healing! And yes, it feels so good. Not just to you but all involved. Simple yet amazing! It is a gift that costs nothing. IContinue reading “Looking for the magic potion.”
“Il faut tourner sept fois sa langue dans sa bouche avant de parler” Sounds foreign? It is too many! But this is not the case for my family. I lived with this expression each day at home. So what does it mean? Turn your tongue seven times in your mouth prior to speaking. Why now?Continue reading ““Il faut tourner… Roll Baby Roll”
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’tContinue reading “Humbled by the crazies…”
I was sifting through all my music today and came across so many songs. It was so much fun just playing them. Some reminded me of times when I was young and innocent. Others, took me back to places of pain. Still more brought smiles across my face. Music has that power to pull usContinue reading “Songs to inspire you…”
40 came in a day. She crept into my world before I had danced with thirty. She was here and it was time to let her in. What did 40 look like, act like, feel like? What the hell did she want from me? Would I like her, want to grow old with her?Continue reading “40 came today”
Today, I had one of those exciting days. Not out with friends, not holding my lovers hand, nor having a bubble bath. I was doing the deadly duty of ripping out two months of over grown weeds in my yard. That’s what I get for leaving the country for a few months. I am notContinue reading “Lessons from Nature”
There are days when you just don’t feel good. This was one of them. I had a wicked headache and just hurt everywhere. I also really am aware that I miss my boyfriend and his girls, who live on the other side of the world. (if any of you have a long distance relationship pleaseContinue reading “Surfin for Love”
I saw this simple video today and felt it was a perfect.. encore to the earlier posting. Hope you enjoy it. http://www.flickspire.com/m/LifeSecrets/CarrotsEggsCoffee
Is it so? The other day, I heard someone get very upset because she was cut from an interview process. She immediately went into the shaming and self-loathing stance. Here is what it sounded like: I am not good enough. They probably had another candidate in mind. I suck at interviews. I will never findContinue reading “Is it so? If so.. so what now?”
“What does it mean to know and experience my own nothingness? It is not enough to turn away in disgust from my illusions and faults and mistakes, to separate myself from them as if they were not, and as if I were someone other than myself. This kind of self-annihilation is only a worse illusion,Continue reading “Let’s look inside and feel!”
So, some of you might have noticed that I dropped off the face of the world. Well at least off this blog. I believe, I was and am still kickin very well! So here I am. I sat here thinking; What do I write? What do I say and how do I explain my absence?Continue reading “EXCUSES,EXCUSES,EXCUSES!”
What labels do you wear? Many years ago, I was an elementary school teacher. I taught a wonderful class of second graders. Each day, I felt inspired and truly loved my work. In this particular class, I had a student named Jan. He came from a family of 8 children. To say the least, hisContinue reading “What labels do you wear?”
This is for all of you who are out enjoy the sunshine. Soaking in the beauty that the day has to offer. Lazy days of Sunday… tomorrow we work!
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K Rowling In the last few days, I have been in my own world… relaxing and being totally lazy! Lazy is a word I secretly hate and often project onto others. Heck, NOT me! But, I can be a lazyContinue reading “A lazy summer day to find inspiration!”
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen This quote I saw on my daughter’s blog. Decided to share it here. I am curious — Gentlemen: What do you look for in a person you love? Ladies: What do you look forContinue reading “Imperfectly loved”
“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.” D.H. Lawrence For the last few days, I have been walking in parks, riding my bike, listening to the birds and appreciating the chirping of the cicadas (this used to annoy me!). Sometimes, I found myself feeling a deepContinue reading “Secret in the Garden”
I was very sick yesterday! A hospital visit was the result. Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and especially my boyfriend who took good care of me. Some believe – what you resist persists! I was really resisting the pain. It went on and on… and finally the result was my boyfriend draggingContinue reading “Just what the doctor ordered: A day of nothing but rest!”
Many, many years ago… too many to say, I dated a boy named Don. He lived about 200 km away from me in Canada. We talked lots on the phone, wrote letters and saw each other on occasion. I worried about lots! What is he doing when I am not there? Will we last?Continue reading “I think, I think too much!”
Last night, I had a fabulous dinner with three courses and desert, some good wine and delightful conversation. Such a romantic evening! Here in France, dinner is typically not served until later in the evening; it is very common to eat around 8 or even 9 pm. In North America, that would be considerContinue reading “What makes a good dinner?”
Jet Lag is an amazing feeling. I thought I would be lag proof but NON! Last night during dinner- I almost feel asleep; during the watching of a fabulous tennis match- ditto! I have never awaited my bed like like last night. So now this morning I am much more alert. Plan to get outContinue reading “jet lag”
Today, I leave for France! This is an extremely long day flying from the mid-west to New York to Paris to Montpellier, France! It is a trip that is so familiar now. I love to go! France, now feels like my second home. I will be in the South of France for the next 6Continue reading “Bon Voyage!”
Do you remember being a little girl or boy? Playing in the sandbox, riding your bike full force down an enormous hill, climbing a tree… blowing bubbles out of your nose! Yes, you know you have done it all. I have! I used to climb a big, old tree out in the front yard. IContinue reading “PLAYTIME: Time to be free!”
I am busy packing up my luggage for a long trip to France! if you could see my room, you would laugh. Clothes, shoes, books and general stuff strewn all over the place. I am like a little girl excited about my big adventure. What to take? What to leave behind? Next week, I willContinue reading “France here I come”
There are days when I just let go and trust. I hope to learn to do it every day. For this is a beautiful life.
France is sexy and very proud of it. It is a country where flirting, public signs of affection and seduction is la recette du jour! But recently, things changed. Our media and theirs has been flooded with images of a powerful public figure who has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a woman. Dominique Strauss-Kahn knownContinue reading “Shadow on the Wall”
Angry heart you scream, you rage. You fight with vengeance to be heard. Your spite says “No one is listening!” Your fury persists My shame has no escape. You haunt me. And still, I’ll hold you close Listen, and gently turn your heart Towards home. ©LorraineMarshall@authenticbeing.wordpress.com
So this morning I was attacked by a bug! Well not exactly attacked but this nasty bug with creepy legs crawled across my bathroom counter. Now seriously, I never gave him permission. He was not invited and heck was not paying me any rent to be there. I screamed and swatted it out ofContinue reading “Fear – DON”T BUG ME!”
Rumi was a Sufi poet (Sufism is an Islamic Mysticism) who lived in the 1200’s. He is a Spiritual Poet. Sufis doctrine is to experience the spiritual in the present. I first read “The Essential Rumi” when I was in a very low part of my life. My dear friend Daly De Gagne recommended itContinue reading “Being Human”
Here we are having our weekly “authentic living’ meeting sans Emily. Agenda of the day! COFFEE, CATCH-UP, CLARITY and CO-CREATE.
The day was gray, the weather the pits and I had to go pay a bill. Not exactly the most exciting or happy things to focus on. But, life has commitments and little surprises too. Then while driving, I heard the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I am serious- it isContinue reading “Don’t Worry Be Happy”
Just sending a very brief Hello! I have been extremely busy being mom! My daughter Lauren came in from Boston. It was so wonderful to spend time with her and my son Brennen. We did so much and also laughed lots. I did miss seeing my daughter Brianne. She is in Canada. I sendContinue reading “Well Deserved Rest”
Our lives are moving so fast… this is an age of immense change! We want it… yet FEAR it too. Holding onto that fear can be paralyzing. Have you ever experienced that? What do you do to move past it? I often give my fear a voice… listen to it… is it fear of failure,Continue reading “STOP… No change please!”
Last year I attended a workshop called Come Alive at Haven P.D. Seminars in British Columbia, Canada. It was my second time doing it. NO, not because I didn’t get it the first time but because I wanted to dive deeper to learn more about others, authentic being and myself. The teachers there are truly masters.Continue reading “Sanctuary”