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MAha: Learning from the Life Scholar

How do you handle “what now” with grace? You know, that space after the experience, but before the aha? How does that impact the ah ha? The following is how I reasoned through a “what now.” MAh ha is conceived I decided to return to academia to obtain a Graduate degree in English with the […]

MA-losophy in France: Little tips to keep things flowing gently

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy in France: Being Cordial, Appreciating a Sense of Humor, and Speaking without Words

I will have a dozen or so blogs about my trip to France in the Summer of 2013.  Expect the MA-losophy style while also getting tips that you may be able to use when traveling with family in Europe (in my case with 11 people total) and my ability to maintain my sanity (most of […]

MA-losophy: Creating Something to Look Forward To

Dog walking, common dialogue usually begins with “Is your dog friendly?” A positive head nod makes for joyful dogs sniffing each others’ genitals, tails dancing, maybe some french kissing, and then idle conversation begins between owners. This day I began with, “Wow,” your dog has a beautiful coat!” She replied, “You should have seen her […]

MA-losophy: Imperfectly finding a new normal

The academic semester ended and grades were assigned; my oldest completed her undergraduate degree; my son made it through another semester in his undergraduate program; my vegetable and ornamental gardens were planted; my business commitments were manageable and comfortable; I was weeks away from a family vacation so no rushing.  So, I observed myself.  Well, […]

MA-losophy: Goin’ on a Poop Walk

Working with clients in the mind over matter field, overall health is one of the keys to increasing willpower to overcome any dis-ease. My message today? Poop is important. If my kids have a stomach ache, are bloated, have cramps, or are a bit out of sorts as a result of stress or other ailments […]

Your Reflection may be My Reflection: How Ho ‘oponopono can get Perceptions to Zero if Unproductive

Having a family breakfast one Saturday morning my niece confessed, “I really didn’t like you, Aunt Michelle. And then about nine months ago…” When this type of comment is directed from one to another I wonder what does this (unliked) person reflect in the other? It doesn’t mean that everyone we like or dislike isn’t […]

MA-losophy: Finding Balance by tapping into Sense of Duty

In my mind over matter practice a common question is “What’s my Purpose?” Today, I’m going to take “purpose” out of the phrase and look at an expression that continues to play in my head: sense of duty. First, I’ll define purpose from my perspective. To fulfill one’s purpose, those most wise consider others’ impacted […]

MA-losophy: Do as I Do?

When traveling by airplane, before lifting-off the stewards give a standard lesson on safety: if oxygen masks drop from the ceiling of the plane put the mask on yourself prior to putting one on your child(ren). What a powerful symbol as a parent: Care for yourself so that you are able to care for your […]

When it Comes to Cultural Norms Just Call Me Crazy

I can’t tell you how many clients (in my mind over matter practice) think they’re crazy because they believe someone else has the authority to put the stake in the ground called “normal.” Many believe that the media is responsible for labels that evolve around a people or group, but I’m going to approach this […]

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