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Apr 15

Your Angel Investors

You probably don’t need venture capitalists to realize your dreams – you need to awaken your own inner angels.

Calling in your Angel Investors!

I know someone who is an Angel Investor – she loves to find people and projects she believes in and provide the expertise and capital to help them realize their vision.

We were chatting with one of her friends in the foyer of her Eichler-style home. She talked about having a guest on her podcast that was a bit woo-woo. Naturally, I perked up, ‘cause you know I love woo-woo.

She enjoyed this guest, who had a slightly spiritual bent to her work, but felt a little nervous about the prayer that she offered to the listeners in the beginning of her show. Given that her audience is geared towards business and success – a bit more mainstream than those of us spiritual folks – she worried that it would make people uncomfortable. Continue Reading »

Mar 14

The Ring of Faith

My family and I were determined to get outdoors to enjoy the lovely weather the last few days, and headed to Huddart Park for a hike on Sunday. We adore this nearby natural gem, filled with redwoods, bay laurels, and tan oaks, and a beautiful (and quite full after the rains!) creek running through it.

We marveled at the wildflowers already in bloom – some dainty, five-petaled white blossoms, and the sweet lavender flowers of redwood sorrel, which I had never seen in bloom before. They were profuse and a delight to the eyes.

Near the last half-mile of our modest adventure my daughter and I stopped at a stream, as we often do, to explore and to enjoy rock face painting. This is something she learned from Katie Hicks at our last retreat at Ananda Valley Farm. Taking a rock about the size of your palm in one hand, you select a colorful rock that can easily be held by the other, and rub it on the rock. After a minute or so, viola – paint is created! We enjoyed decorating each other’s faces in reddish-brown and greyish-yellow designs.

My husband decided to move along the trail ahead of us while we were immersed in our playfulness. He stepped off-trail at another familiar spot along the creek, headed a bit upstream, and sat down on a beautiful, warm, sunny spot on the slope about 10 feet above the creek. It was peaceful, meditative, and relaxing.

As my daughter and I finished up our faces, we headed up the trail to catch up with Michael. We looked upstream and didn’t see him, so we figured he must have headed back to the car. After 30 minutes of waiting for him in the parking lot, he arrived, looking a bit flustered. Upon descending the slope where he had sat in quiet reflection, he slipped and fell on his hip. His knee was scraped, and he was OK, but quite unhappy. Not because of his injuries, but because in the process his wedding band slipped off his finger, and it was nowhere in sight.
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Sep 26

The Spiritual Cafe’

An hour-long monthly conference call to awaken your Divine Self. ¨     Open your heart ¨     Be inspired ¨     Feel connected to something Greater ¨     Cultivate inner peace The Spiritual Café is a safe, loving, nurturing space to grow in your … Continue Reading »

Aug 22

The Spiritual Cafe’

An hour-long monthly conference call to awaken your Divine Self. ¨     Open your heart ¨     Be inspired ¨     Feel connected to something Greater ¨     Cultivate inner peace The Spiritual Café is a safe, loving, nurturing space to grow in your … Continue Reading »

Jul 25

The Spiritual Cafe’

An hour-long monthly conference call to awaken your Divine Self. ¨     Open your heart ¨     Be inspired ¨     Feel connected to something Greater ¨     Cultivate inner peace The Spiritual Café is a safe, loving, nurturing space to grow in your … Continue Reading »