Soul to Soul Circles: Who, What and Why So Important for All Ages

There is something within each of us that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in the other… and in ourselves. ~Howard Thurman For over seven years now I have been offering Soul to Soul Circles primarily in my home. And with each passing year, I understand more and more what a powerful... Read more »

Facebook: 10 Ways It Has Helped Me

I was relatively slow getting on Facebook. I initially felt a lot of resistance to this new medium of which many of my friends were quite enthralled. Once finally on board, it took me over a year to really warm up to it and share anything personal or work-related more than about once a month.... Read more »

From Role to Soul—No Path—Simply, I AM

Well, what’s been percolating inside for years—a lifetime (lifetimes, whatever)—seems to be gushing forth and outward after a summer of some pretty deep introspection. Good times, some might say;) But truly for me, as many of you know, reflection equals good times, indeed. Especially when it stems from my own life experiences rather than the... Read more »
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10 Life Lessons from Our Stolen Car Incident

In late July, our 2010 Honda CRV was stolen from the front of our home. It was our newest car, with us only since last November. It was our SPIRIT MOBILE. Before I get to the life lessons (and gosh darn, there are always some life lessons, right), let me give you a very brief... Read more »

Contentment, Numbers and The Big Arena—In, Out or Both

Yesterday I wrote a post on my public Facebook page that unknowingly seemed to sum up, in many ways, my inner summer reflection and eventual clarity: ~Speaker Brene Brown says it takes great courage to step into the arena. I agree. But, it also takes great courage to step out of the arena once inside.... Read more »

Baseball, A Broken Wrist, and 10 Things to Consider

As they say, timing is everything. And, as they say in certain sports, it’s all in the wrist… My twelve year old son broke his wrist last weekend at a hoops tournament, four weeks almost to the minute of his dream to play baseball with his travel team for a six day extravaganza at Cooperstown,... Read more »
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A New Friend, A Powerful Exchange, and The Systems of Privilege

I just returned home from a meeting with a new friend. She reached out to me to learn more about my work as a soul nurturer. Turns out, it was a mutually powerful exchange of ideas and energy. I drove home with this blog inside of me. It has actually been coalescing for days, months... Read more »

List of Preferences—I Choose This OVER That—How about You?

As a forty-two year old woman, I have been contemplating ME a lot recently. You never know, but I am most likely nearly at the halfway point of this beautiful incarnation as Annie Burnside, and I want to make sure that I give this gal the opportunity to lead a life of free choice—a life... Read more »

Abduction Case in Cleveland: Why It Cuts So Deep

Like many around the country, I have been rendered almost speechless by the events that unfolded in Cleveland earlier this week. The words unfathomable, unforgivable, reprehensible and inhuman are several that do come to mind as more and more details are revealed. While the three women, one child and their very, very ill perpetrator each... Read more »
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My Mother's Day Gift List with a Little Twist

First of all, a big, fat HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of my beautiful mom friends! I hope you have a wonderful upcoming day, month and year… Okay, so there are lots of blogging moms out there these days who talk about the “dark” side of motherhood. They utilize colorful language and talk about all... Read more »