January 02, 2010

Introduction and Welcome

" …it is possible to achieve the freedom to have any viewpoint you choose and therefore any reality." ~Deepak Chopra

I have launched this new Blog so the many online friends who have asked me questions and want to read more of my writing can easily find me. Here you will find some of my favorite links to web sites, suggested reading, excerpts from my books, and articles I will write just for you.

My fifth published book is due to be released this year and it contains personal viewpoints and nuances from my life’s journey. The book’s title is Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery, I know you all will enjoy reading this insightful glimpse into the lives of those who contributed their addiction story. My story as a daughter and a mother of an alcoholic is also weaved throughout the book in a tapestry of my son’s personal addiction story.

Remembering experiences and events from my life, I begin to see the unwinding paths that interlock or cross over one another and realize how each and every experience has guided my life. Perhaps it is the wrapping-up of the old, the forgotten, the habits and issues which once were so top priority that draw me to re-explore my life at the end, or beginning, of each year. Don’t you find yourself daydreaming more at this time year? Perhaps our dreams help to ensure that the passing year really happened, or that we desire to start a new one!

Sometimes while reflecting, the “what ifs” come to play with my psyche and I begin to doubt my choices for the past year. When this happens, I tell myself what I tell my patients, “You made the best decisions you could at the time based on the information, education, and knowledge you obtained, as well as, outside input along with your inner intuition on the matter.” After telling myself this, I feel justified in my choices and move on to stumble over the “shoulda, woulda, coulda” bunch shouting in my ear! I confront this over-rated group of know-it-alls with silent answers of strength in knowing my present now out-weighs my past, and I move on to thinking about my future.

A new year to conquer. If I was offered a magic crystal ball that would show me a picture of myself one year into the future, I would say “No thanks” because that would take all the fun out of watching my reality unfold. Just as the past seemed to unwind in strange, yet miraculous ways, I know my future will do the same. Each day, each week will bring new people to my life, new experiences in which to grow, and new choices that will need to be made. I love life. When one loves to be alive, they cannot help but appreciate the magic of reality unfolding.

I look forward to discovering what 2010 has in store for me. The seeds I have planted last year, and many years before, assures my new year will blossom into a hardy tree filled with branches reaching out to many others on their path of exploration. It was one of my favorite authors, Richard Bach who coined the term “Fellow Adventurers” and I find myself repeating it often to others, for we all are adventurers on this planet. Our paths may or may not cross in reality, however, our lives will always impact each other. So, dear fellow adventurer, reflect on the past year with a light-hearted feeling of knowing your choices have gotten you to this point, therefore, you are exactly where you are suppose to be--now is the time to unravel each day, each week with confidence in your manifesting abilities.

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