I Gave Birth!

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I Gave Birth! By Marianne Simon I’ve given birth! What’s making a sales call compared to that? As I sit at my desk, list in hand, my palms sweating, my heart pounding, I have to wonder, what is the big deal? How is it that making a few phone calls to friends and supporters has me in such a tizzy? After all, I’ve done much bigger, much scarier things. For example, I’ve given birth! After spending 9 months nauseous, ravenous, then … [Read more...]

Am I Too Old To Start Again?

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Am I Too Old To Start Again? By Marianne Simon At long last, I finally understand the next step of my journey as I transition away from landscape design: I love helping people step into their full glory by creating presentations that inspire action and reflect who they truly are.  Yahoo – done! I started off this new undertaking with a bang.  I had finally figured it out after months, if not years, of agonizing.  It had come together in … [Read more...]

Do I Really Want It?

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Do I Really Want It? By Marianne Simon As I handed over my credit card in answer to Loral Langemeier’s call to join their team and commit to wealth, I did so with a strange sense of calm.  A sense that it was just time. Over the past few weeks I’d been hearing her question a lot:  Are you committed?  Do you really want this?  Are you ready to bring on your full game?  And each time I would think ‘Well, yes – but …’  There was always a … [Read more...]

Women’s Healing Circle: Your Next Best Self – Evolution Of Style

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WOMEN’S HEALING CIRCLE: YOUR NEXT BEST SELF – EVOLUTION OF STYLE By Nicole Foos Hello! My name is Nicole Foos and I’m brand new to First Tuesday. I have an event planning company, Quintessential Parties, a stylist company, Styling Goddess, and do Women’s Healing Circles for the Healing Institute of Beings (http://www.healingbeings.org) I’m currently doing my Circles twice per month, but wanted to share my blog post about the Circle we had … [Read more...]

Swimming With Sharks: What I Learned From The Real Deal

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Swimming with Sharks – What I Learned from the Real Deal By Marianne Simon They had warned us in advance we would be seeing sharks.  They told us we should all stay together, and under no circumstances, should we go adventuring on our own. From what I had seen so far on my vacation in Fiji no one had come back with missing limbs or blood dripping from wounds, so I had decided to be brave and go for it. I did not get off to a great … [Read more...]

SUPERWOMAN

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SUPERWOMAN By Jennifer Laurent We are moms and we are busy. Between caring for our kids, partners, friends, family, co-workers, bosses, and whoever else seems to cross our paths, it seems that we rarely make the time to care for ourselves. If you are anything like me, you find excuses as to why you don’t have time for you and why there are just so many other more important things to do with your time. A free moment in your day may consist of … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Access Your Higher Self

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5 Ways To Access Your Higher Self By Nikki Striefler When we think of ourselves, we normally identify with the fabricated version of ourselves known as the ego. By design, this mask totally conceals our true, Higher Self. Although we may get caught up in the dramas of self-centered existence and even totally identify with them, we eventually come to a place on our spiritual journey where we are motivated to recognize and communicate with our … [Read more...]

I AM SORRY: An Open Apology To The Men In My Life

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I AM SORRY: An Open Apology To All The Men In My Life By Allison Mitchell The last few weeks I have had some of the most amazing, sincere conversations I have had in my whole life. All of the conversations ended in tears, which doesn't necessarily signify sincerity, but it does signify vulnerability. This has given me hope. The last few months in therapy I have been working on allowing myself to be vulnerable, allowing myself to have those … [Read more...]

The Risk Of Blooming

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The Risk Of Blooming By Marianne Simon Last week I had four beautiful actresses sitting in my living room, reading excerpts from a performance piece I am developing, ‘Skins I have Worn.’ Six months ago I could not have imagined that as a reality. Anais Nin once wrote, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” I love this quote, because it so perfectly expresses the … [Read more...]

Beast Of Change

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There is an earthquake happening.  Tectonic plates are shifting and the Old Ones want to keep it all intact, all in place.  The lava of change is flowing; the universe has heard the call and it is moving forward.  And it is a wave, a giant wave of upheaval and light: a black becoming white, or yellow, or purple. And in the great discomfort is the change.  There are molecules forming and reforming in new patterns, new habits.    And in the … [Read more...]