5 Things I Am Grateful My Father Taught Me

5 Things I Am Grateful My Father Taught Me

I thank my father for teaching me much more than words can describe. I honor his Soul and his Spirit. I am so grateful for who he has been to me.

My relationship with him, exactly as it is, shapes who I am today.

My experience of losing my faith and myself many times in the jungle of life has enabled me to find myself with great courage time and again.  Each time, I return home to my heart, stronger, and with greater conviction of the blessing that is life. 

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The Truth About Mindfulness In The Midst of Changing Times

The Truth About Mindfulness In The Midst of Changing Times

Your life is what you are present to. When we practice getting out of autopilot, we become present, even for a moment, with what is unfolding in front of us.

Truth is, the present moment, right now is the only moment we’ve got. We no longer can do anything about the past. Each moment that passes is a fleeting moment: fragile, temporal, and never to be seen or experienced again.  The future is yet to be, and if we attempt to focus solely on our future, we will miss what is in front of us, right here, right now.  

Through the practice of mindful living, we can learn to live each moment of this precious life.

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Letting Go of Being Strong and 21 Tips to Surrender You Need to Know

Letting Go of Being Strong and 21 Tips to Surrender You Need to Know

Immersed in faith, strength and surrender go hand in hand.  These two attributes: one of being strong, and the other of letting go,  are polarities.  Even though they may seem to be diametrically opposite, they are but 2 sides of the same coin.

The beautiful Kim Bourbeau Smith offers us an inspired post on Letting Go of Being Strong, ALL the Time.

Additionally, we offer 21 Tips to Surrender Yourself to Self Care, releasing your soul from needing to be constantly “on” all the time. The 21 tips to surrender and practice self-care will bring you back to groundedness and homeostasis when you find yourself off balance.

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6 Simple Ways to Love Your Mom

6 Simple Ways to Love Your Mom

Come re-discover these 6 Simple Ways to Love Your Mom 🙋🏻‍♀️

Take it from an orphan, you don’t know what you’ve got in a Mama until she's gone. This post is written to the sons and daughters who still have living Mothers - Moms - Mommies in their lives. Regardless of age, the relationship dynamic or otherwise, there is always room to strengthen the maternal bond. 

True love and overflowing gratitude come from the heart. Whether you are starting, building or repairing your relationship with your mom, the heart is a very good place to start. ❤️ 

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What You Need to Know About Change and How to Be Awesome 😎

What You Need to Know About Change and How to Be Awesome 😎

C.H.A.N.G.E. :: The 6 Step Road Map of Change 

COMPREHEND IT :: HUNGER for it :: ACCEPT IT :: NURTURE IT ::  GROW with it :: EMBODY IT

These steps will empower you to harness the wisdom within in times of uncertainty and transition.  If you feel resistant to change, remember that change is part of life, and inevitable.  We can either fight it tooth and nail, deny it and suffer, OR embrace it with open arms, make the best of it, live our faith...and be AWESOME. 

 

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6 Steps To Vulnerability And How To Stay Safe You Need To Know

6 Steps To Vulnerability And How To Stay Safe You Need To Know

AUTHENTICITY & MINDFULNESS: Letting our guard down and becoming vulnerable is a courageous practice we must all consider if we want to coexist in a world that encourages connected, conscious, open-hearted living. To be vulnerable is to be close to or intimate with; allowing ourselves to be vulnerable or close to something is an act of courage It is to know undeniably that we are grounded in our Truth, regardless of what another’s version of reality is.

The practice of vulnerability is against the grain. However, standing firm in our Truth is precisely the reason we need to bring the idea of vulnerability and safety home to heart and integrate it in our personal practice.

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The Irrefutable Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Improve Your Life

The Irrefutable Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Improve Your Life

If you've every wondered what good it would do to give thanks, or if you have wondered whether giving thanks is worth a try, this article will provide you with compelling, irrefutable benefits to turn practice into habit. 

Giving thanks will fuel your soul ... and your good!!  Learn more about Gratitude as the Key to Happiness!

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How to Be My Hero: 9+ Ways to Support Your Favorite Blogger

How to Be My Hero: 9+ Ways to Support Your Favorite Blogger

Many have asked how they can support me, this blog and the work at Path of Presence. 

Financial contributions (gold coins, and the like) to continue this blog is always welcome! Just kidding! Your generous support goes much further than just monetary gifts.  It is the intent and energy of how we come together as a community that fosters goodwill and continued blossoming.  LEarn more about how to support your favorite blogger and be part of the consciousness he or she fosters.

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What You Need to Know About Being Recognized by Peers

What You Need to Know About Being Recognized by Peers

I received amazing news that I have been nominated for the prestigious Blogger Recognition Award.  Aniela-Maria Codita of https://www.puntodistile.com, nominated me and while I am grateful and thrilled, I am also terrified to share this publicly.  Albeit, here I am.

The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers to encourage and acknowledge the hard work and effort that goes into creating posts.  It’s an opportunity for bloggers to recognize one another for our respective contributions through our blog, and to the blogging community.

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The 5 Love Languages and What You Need to Know

The 5 Love Languages and What You Need to Know

The 5 Love Languages is a framework of expression.  

It is a system to process how we understand love, how we express ourselves (and our love), and what we understand as Love.  

Using this framework as a foundation for healthy relationship enables heart-to-heart communication about what you need (and what the other needs) to give and receive love.  Read on and take the quiz(zes) to see what your Love Language is!

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The Triumphant Practice of Blissing Out You Need to Know

The Triumphant Practice of Blissing Out You Need to Know

The radical and triumphant practice of following your bliss is a total reversal of what we have been taught. Yet, in this consciousness of life, there is space. The practice of slowing down is against the grain.  And in the space between the space is where we find our bliss.  

We get the opportunity to truly live: present and awake.  This is what you need to know as you step away from the regimented scheduling and planning of life. 

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The Power Of Beginning This Year With Thank You

The Power Of Beginning This Year With Thank You

Shift the energy from which your resolutions come and give thanks.  Beginning this year with sufficiency by thanksgiving for the abundance that flourishes in your life, will support you, shift your mindset and your entire way of living from lack of abundance, from insufficiency to overflow. 

This embrace of your personal power will empower you to allow life to flow easily through you, and as you as you live another fantastic 525,600 minutes of 2018.

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Choose to Be Crazy Happy: 5 Tips To Increase Positivity

Choose to Be Crazy Happy:  5 Tips To Increase Positivity

Whether you are a baseline optimist or pessimist, there is a path to positivity. 

Awareness of whether you lean toward being the grouchy cynic or the Mary Poppins in life will help you connect the pieces from your starting point to the end result you desire.  This is especially applicable during times of resolutions, renewals and goal follow-throughs. 

Instead of setting yourself up for disappointment, choose to be crazy happy by implementing and integrating these 5 tips to increase positivity.

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What You Need To Know About New Year's Resolutions And Changing Your Mind

What You Need To Know About New Year's Resolutions And Changing Your Mind

This time of year and is generally really positive and encouraging and I love it.  Yet, in the midst of overflowing optimism of new year’s resolutions is the big white elephant in the middle of the room: the majority of resolutions poop out by month #2.  They don’t work.  Rather than setting goals and focusing on a tangible outcome, set resolutions to change your mindset.

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Seven Invaluable Gifts to Inner Peace You Need to Know

Seven Invaluable Gifts to Inner Peace You Need to Know

It seems that when we are busy, and our schedules are full, we may not hear quite so well, the distinct voice that is the (inner) authority within.

If you find yourself needing self-care, running on autopilot, or worse, running on coffee and eggnog fumes, you might be mindlessly trying to survive the holiday season.

When you find yourself giving too much, it may be time to receive. 

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These seven priceless gifts foster inner peace & self-mastery,  creating the mindfulness of time. These presents are a path to yourself: creating space for breathing, for your inner authority to speak to you, allowing you to shine brightly through the holiday season and not be completely depleted of the life force that sustains you.

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7 Easy Steps For Creating Amazing Pins That Get Shared

7 Easy Steps For Creating Amazing Pins That Get Shared

Creating pins that will get shared on Pinterest is all about using great images and the words you use to convey your message. You want to attract the reader’s attention so they will stop and click on your pin to share it and to click through to your blog post or sales page.  We've got 7 easy ways to create pins that will make you smile.

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Be Awesome: 3 Ways to Shine on Social Media You Need to Embrace

Be Awesome: 3 Ways to Shine on Social Media You Need to Embrace

How do you stand out in a sea of crowdedness when it seems that have to share is already online?

How do you create space for yourself in the digital world when it seems that there is ALREADY duplicates of you out there in various forms?

Well, here's the good news:  there is NO ONE out there like you.

There is only one you, ever in existence - unrepeatable, unique and vital - whose energy is absolutely needed right here, right now.

What you have to share, what you are here to do, only you can do it.  It is up to you whether you take action... here are the three things you need to embrace with a resounding "YES!"

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Baby Boomers in Millennial Space: 5 Reasons for Boomers to Adopt Social Media and What You Need to Know

Baby Boomers in Millennial Space:  5 Reasons for Boomers to Adopt Social Media and What You Need to Know

Many people say driving is a reflection of your personality. Posting on social media is also like driving in that how you post and what you post on social media is a reflection of your attitudes, behavior, and action:  your personality. 

This article addresses 5 Reasons for Boomers to Adopt Social Media, and to raise awareness of behaviors, whether conscious or unconscious, of how we, as a collective, show up in the space of social media.  After all, if we do not know what our patterning is, there is no hope for progression.

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Fight or Flight on Social Media: What You Need to Know About Pet Peeves and Your Options

Fight or Flight on Social Media: What You Need to Know About Pet Peeves and Your Options

In social media, as in life, there are certain aspects of human interaction that we universally experience.  When you post an accomplishment, it feels good to share the excitement, and have others root for your success. When you are sharing about challenges you are having encouragement from others creates a feeling of validation.

Social media allows us (individually and collectively) to feel seen, heard and understood.  Until we don’t.

Communication breakdowns on social media are similar to ones we have face to face.  And I dare say that due to the sheer volume of people you are interacting with each day, you may feel irked by some of the seemingly rude and inconsiderate people you might come across. 

What do you do when your online interactions make your hairs stand up?  How do find harmony when you are triggered?

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5 Parallels of Social Media And The American Dream You Need To Know

5 Parallels of Social Media And The American Dream You Need To Know

For heart-centered entrepreneurs, digital success is not just about sales, but also about community and freedom to live the life of your dreams!

Social media and blogging enable me a lifestyle that supports my vision of presence for my children, time with my spouse, and success in the world - to make an impact with those whom my work and message resonate.

I started to think deeply about a business that would enable me to work anywhere, anytime I wanted, and I realized that a digital business, fueled by marketing channels via social media is much like the American Dream.

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