Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Ms. Ryan…we have some bad news…”

I just signed a permission slip, authorizing the senseless killing of my 18 year old son.
You heard me right~ I gave permission for my sweet little boy to be killed…by a drunk driver, no less!
Even though it’s all “pretend”, the tears streaming down my face right now are very real.   Just the thought of this brings chills up my spine.  And before I write another word, I want to send heartfelt love, respect, prayers and more love to any parent who has lived through this tragedy, when it was not pretend. Continue reading


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I’m So Excited! And I Just Can’t Hide It!

What gets you excited?  And by excited I mean happy and grateful and…well…EXCITED!
This may sound weird, but I really love it that I get excited about, what most people would consider “the little things”.  I don’t try to get excited Continue reading

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You Do Some Meditation and You Turn Yourself Around….

And that’s <clap>what it’s all <clap> about <clap, clap>

I take that back.  Meditation is not what it’s all about ~ Feeling Good is what it’s all about! Meditation is just a tool to help get us there.  And if you ask me, (which I realize you didn’t, but hey~it’s my blog!) there’s no faster, better, easier form of meditation than Abraham-Hicks “Getting Into The Vortex Guided Meditation”.

And if you’re anything like me, when you decide to begin a new habit that’s supposedly good for you, you definitely want to notice results quickly, unmistakably and easily, or you’re likely to give up on it.

So why am I standing on this meditation soapbox?  Admittedly, I am no expert in the practice of meditation.  I’m a nurse, a coach and a Mom and aside from the few classes I’ve taken and books I’ve read on meditation, I’ve had no formal training on this subject.  Yet here I am, blogging about a practice that I have only recently added to my routine, as if I’m an authority.  Who do I think I am anyway?  I’m simply someone who, when they find something they like, shares it.  And when I find something I love; something that takes just 15 minutes a day and makes everyday better, I write about it~  And create a workshop to share it with others.   So here’s why…

Meditating regularly can help you:
1. Feel happier
2. Relieve chronic pain
3. Strengthen your Immune System
4. Feel more energy
5. Focus and pay attention more easily
6. Sleep better
7. Handle stress more effectively
8. Enjoy and appreciate every minute of every day more fully.

Add those all together and you’ve got a world-class recipe for feeling good.
And when you feel good, you vibrate at a higher frequency than when you feel not-so-good.
And when you vibrate at a higher frequency, you attract things on a higher frequency.
And chances are almost certain, that all the things and experiences and relationships and health and wealth and happiness you want are at that higher frequency.
And the only way to get them is to be a vibrational match to them.

In summary, meditate!
If you’re already doing it, I’d love to hear your experiences and techniques.
If you’re not already doing it, at the very least, go buy the book and give it a try.  And at the very best, join us in this workshop which begins TONIGHT, Wednesday August 1st at 8PM EST. (Is it really August already?!?!)
I’m confident you will say “this is one of THE BEST things I’ve ever done~in my entire life!” Seriously!


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Breathing On Purpose

At one time or another, we’ve probably been told to “take a deep breath.”  Although it may have been by your doctor or nurse, chances are a friend said it to you if you were stressed or anxious.  I never realized what excellent advice that was until recently.  Now, I find comfort in knowing that no matter what has me feeling not-so-great, I always (fingers crossed!) have the ability to take and appreciate taking a nice, deep breath. Continue reading


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Learning To Be A Mom From My Mom

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.”  ~Rajneesh

Nothing you read or observe can adequately prepare you for motherhood.  And no two journeys are identical, so there’s no use seeking a perfect script, the right circumstances, or the ideal supporting cast.  Motherhood, in a word, is unpredictable; it has to be experienced to be learned.  The greatest resource to help a new mother get through the early stages of motherhood—if such a resource exists—is her own mother.  Nothing else comes close.The events of my first few months of motherhood inspired deep gratitude for my own mother, and a moment between us that became a defining moment in my life’s journey. Continue reading


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