Allowing Your Success with the Fire of Authenticity

By Terez Hartmann Contrast as the Catalyst It was summer 2015, and all was quiet on the Western Front, but in my case, far too quiet… Anyone who has ever met me knows that this Firewoman really loves being out…

Ignite Your Path

By Natalie Rivera The Ride of Your Life You’re going on a road trip at night, and the headlights only show 200 feet ahead. As you go toward your destination, you don’t have to see the whole way. In fact,…

Embracing Change

By Sarah Sparks   Sometimes we think we know best. Sometimes we exist in this world pretending to be someone we are not. Sometimes what we think we know is holding us back from becoming who we were meant to…

How to Be More Optimistic

By Rebecca A. Watson   If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity, is there any need to choose between them?”—Francis Parker Yockey On one of my husband’s and my first camping trips together, we were walking down a…

Do You Have Unwavering Faith?

By Joeel A. Rivera, M.Ed. Many years ago there was a young man who had a dream—a dream bigger than anything that he had ever imagined before. You see, at one point in his childhood this man was homeless, living…

The Art of Practicing Self Love While Loving Others

By Natalie Rivera In the event there is a drop in cabin air pressure, put the oxygen mask on yourself first… The Mask While there is great wisdom in the above statement, we rarely follow it, regardless of whom we…

WEEDS: Tending the Garden of Life

By Natalie Rivera We are all gardeners; each cultivating our harvests and reaping the rewards, or punishments, of our labor. Some create lives filled with luscious foliage, while others grow carefully groomed beds. Some sculpt manicured hedges and others range…

Shed Your Shell and Embrace Change

By Natalie Amsden Sometimes insight comes from the strangest places, often Earth’s most simple creatures. I was sitting on the dock watching the light reflect on the water and listening to the egrets calling in the mangroves. I was on…

I Can See Clearly Now (Wayne Dyer)

By Dr. Wayne Dyer It’s Christmastime 1941, a few weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. America has been drawn into war; two of my mother’s brothers are serving in the military, one in Europe and the other in the…

Is Your Reality Boxed In?

By Joeel A. Rivera There have been moments of great change and transformation throughout my life, to the extent that I feel as if I have lived many lives within one. As we grow up, we develop ideas about relationships,…