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10 steps to a balanced life



A balanced life is one filled with ease, happiness, joy and the freedom to be you – the real you! Balance is life giving. Being out of balance leads to stress which drains you of life.

So what can you do to create balance in your life?

Maintaining balance requires us to make choices and often break free from limiting habits and routines. It is easy to tell when we are out of balance by the amount of stress we are experiencing.

So here is a list of things you can do to help bring more balance to your life.

  1. Breathe. Pause often throughout the day and just take a few long, slow, deep breaths
  2. Affirm. Have a list of positive, life enhancing affirmations. Things like: I am loved. My life is easy and effortless. I see limitless possibilities in every moment.
  3. Meditate. This above all else will add to the quality of your life.
  4. Slow down and smell the roses. Take time to savor every moment of your life. After all you will only pass this way once.
  5. Sleep. Take time to get enough rest.
  6. Relax. Take frequent 2 minute relaxation intermissions during the day.
  7. Move your body. Take time to stretch everyday.
  8. Eat well. Enough said.
  9. Create a support system. If you have one use it and if you don’t find one!
  10. Love. Love yourself and then share your love freely.

How do you create balance in your life? I’d love to hear your thoughts and see your suggestions in the comment section.

With love and aloha,

What if your gift this holyday season changed lives?

The donkey in the well


donkeyI am in the process of writing my next book. I was going through some old files and found this story. I loved it the first time I read it and I was never able to find its original author. I hope you enjoy this wonderful parable as well.

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hour as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. When the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later the farmer finally looked down the well, He was astonished by what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon everyone was pleasantly surprised as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off.

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, All kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells, just by not stopping, never giving up. Shake it off and take a step up.

Life is and then we tell ourselves a story – hopefully one that helps us get out of the well and not one that buries us in misery. The choice s always yours, choose joy!

With love and aloha,

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Not quite living is an epidemic

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Are you working just to pay the bills?

What do you want to create?

What is your passion?

Is the life of your dreams on the horizon?

Life is and then we tell ourselves a story. Based on that story we make decisions. Based on those decisions we create our experience of reality.

Fill in the blanks with your beliefs

Change is ___________
I get to enjoy life __________
Work is _________
Following your dreams is ____________
Life is __________

Here are my answers:

Change is easy and effortless if we decide to make it so.
I get to enjoy life and savor the moment.
Work is an expression of my inner self and enjoyable.
Following your dream is what life is all about.
Life is the most amazing gift and incredible journey.

So many people forget to give themselves the gift of enjoying life. Allow yourself to throw yourself fully into life and savor each and every moment. As my grandfather said, “If you are a street sweeper be the best street sweeper you can be.” Over the years I realized that also meant sweeping the street with joy. So whatever you are doing, do it with joy.

Life your life fully, you are the only one that can and the only time you can is right now, in this moment.

With love and aloha,

Shifting your point of creation

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This video is longer than most but I am sure you will find it very useful.

With love and aloha,

Changing your beliefs

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It can be easy and effortless or really hard. When we focus on really loving ourselves and making our changes from a place of love change is much easier.


Enjoy! And if you have any questions or would like me to make a video on a specific topic just leave a comment below. I hope you are enjoying the videos as much as I am enjoying making them!

With love and aloha,

What would we do without Moms?

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prayerBottom line: Without mothers none of us would be here.

Love them, hate them or never having met them

I remember when I was younger I blamed a lot of  my problems on my mother. She used to jokingly say, “I know it’s my fault.” We had issues. The funny thing is the day after she died I couldn’t remember what those issues were. The fact that I would never see her again erased all of those issues in  a second.

Of course, now I know all of my limitations are created by my filter system: my beliefs, agreements, assumptions and attitudes. We all pick our parents and they are perfect to help us see and if we are willing release our limiting beliefs.

So if you have issues with your mom – let them go! Love is always the answer no matter what the question. I am so grateful that my mom and I talked the day she died and it was a loving conversation.

Life is a fatal disease, we all die eventually. A life lived in love far surpasses one lived in judgment and fear.

So Happy Mothers Day = celebrate the love!

With love and aloha,

Ready to get rid of what doesn’t work in your life?


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I got a new knee last week. Saying that still feels like science fiction to me! Old knee gone, I assume burned up  as medical waste and a new knee in its place. Once the tissue around the new knee heals I will be able to hike again. I can already walk, swing my knee smoothly and there is no more crunch and munch in the joint.

Change is awesome …

We live in a universe that is incredible. It is constantly growing, expanding and changing. The thing we so often forget is that in order to change our life all we have to do is change our filter system. All we really need to do is let go of our limiting beliefs and poof … our life changes dramatically.

Since I got my new knee I have been having a series of powerful dreams. I have seen images of beliefs that have limited me since I was a young child. The neat thing is I have also awakened with the willingness to let go of those beliefs.

The willingness to be willing

Change = making new choices

Making new choices = becoming aware of our thought patterns

Once we are aware of our thought patterns we need to be willing to change. I once realized deciding to be willing to be willing to be willing made change a lot easier. Practice being willing to let go of what doesn’t work in your life and watch the magic unfold in your life.

With love and aloha,

The single most important thing you can do

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paradigmWant to know what the single most important thing you can do to improve the quality of your life?

It is simple really, but not necessarily easy.

You can accomplish it by just spending a few minutes once a day or even better several times a day.

Chances are you already have all the necessary tools.

So what is it?

Looking in the mirror, looking directly into your eyes, connecting with yourself, saying I love you and REALLY meaning it. I resisted doing this simple exercise until I was tired, really tired of being unhappy.

Life is after all an accurate mirror

Life accurately reflects what I call our filter system: our beliefs, agreements, assumptions and attitudes. When we love ourselves unconditionally we create a life filled with happiness and joy. When we don’t value ourselves, when self acceptance and love are elusive life is often harsh and to say the least difficult.

Give yourself an incredible gift. Change your inner dialog from one of judgment and fear to one of acceptance and love. Several times a day look in the mirror and say I love you. As you come to believe that you will see your life change.

Have a love affair with yourself and see what happens!

With love and aloha,

In the next week or so I will open up my mentoring programs so watch for the announcement.

Limitless you

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You really are limitless. All of our limitations arise from our filter system – our beliefs, agreements, assumptions and attitudes.

May 2013 be absolutely awesome and filled with magic, wonder and grace.


Unconditional love

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I am answering questions from my readers in a series of videos. This one is about unconditional love.



Have a question you’d like me to address? Let me know in the comment section below.

With love and aloha,

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