I can’t remember where I first heard the affirmation      

It seemed kind of silly to me to say it – after all, I was raised with sayings like, “Don’t toot your own horn!” To say I am successful feels like bragging…and to say that everything I touch is a success, well, don’t get me started!


Just the same, having that saying in my toolbox changed the way I view things. Here’s what happened…

Saying the Unmentionable



Excerpted from: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön

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Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what’s going on, but that

Tapping - Take Two



Description: C:\Users\Caron\Documents\_My Practice\2013 Website Photos\emotional-freedom-technique_zps4b879b93.jpgRecently I told you about Tapping – this is my second blog post on the subject, and it contains an excerpt from a recent communication from that gives a good example of a situation in which you might like to use it! Give it a try, and you’ll be amazed at the changes that can take place in your thoughts and feelings.  Just as a check - before tapping rate your anxiety or stress from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least, and 10 being the most. When you are done tapping, rate yourself again.

People Are Basically....


People are basically……

How would you complete this sentence?


Help Me Please!



Help me please!

Is this a phrase you are comfortable saying? Are you able to ask for help?

How Do You Relate to Flowers?


“Let’s get Bobbie flowers,” I suggested to a friend many years ago.

“Oh no, she hates flowers!”


Tapping Works!




Have you heard about tapping? No…I’m not talking about that great rhythmic dance that Cab Calloway was famous for!

I’m talking about Emotional Freedom Technique – also known as tapping.

The mechanics aren’t exactly understood, but by lightly tapping on certain points on the body you

Five Things I'd Like to Try

What a busy time of the year! Even though my kids have long since flown the nest, and I am not caught up in the frenzy of buying multiple gifts, it still seems there is a lot to do. Part of that busyness revolves around friends, celebratory meals, and holiday activities like baking and


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