The power of intuition.

A real life story about following your heart and listening to your intuition. Hello beautiful people, I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits.  Whenever I send out my letters into the ether, I often wonder what might you be doing when you receive it. Are you home? On the train? Maybe on a long car ride with the family looking to burn some time. Whatever you are doing, I hope you are enjoying this very moment, because too often our minds live in the past, other times they live in the future, leaving much too little time for right now, which in reality is all we ever really have.  If you have a spare moment, shoot me a note to let me know where you were when you read this, I’d love to know!  Back to business, I want to share some friendly advice I received from a sweet friend. Her name is Shannon Murphy and she recently made a series of decisions that will alter her life forever. I like that. I admire people that make bold moves to experience life to the fullest. These decisions require thinking outside of the box, making unpopular choices and telling your loved ones “trust me, all will be well.”  In this story Shannon shares her thoughts on intuition, material possessions and following her heart. Without further ado, I present to you, wise words from a friend.  Trust your gut. Follow your heart. Listen to your intuition. We have all undoubtedly heard this counsel from our friends and family countless times and have repeated the same with a similar frequency. During times of internal struggle these can feel like platitudes. But trite as these old adages may sound, they are in deed truisms…

Have you ever felt unhappy in your favorite place?

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How to overcome fear

Fear is a pesky little fucker, isn’t it? It hides in your closet when you’re little. It accompanies you to the dentist even when you grow up. It sits on the handlebars when you’re learning to ride the bike. It joins you on interviews, crashes your presentations and completely overhauls your desire to take an exciting risk. Fear is something I’ve lived with most of my life. Like a trusted guardian, it never left my side, it only shape-shifted from one form to another. I did my best to manage it, often calling it something other than its name, like nervousness, anxiety or butterflies. But at the very core of it all, it was always fear. Fear of pain. Fear of hurt. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of rejection. Fear of loneliness. Fear of judgment. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of not being enough. Fear of not having enough. Fear of not doing enough. Fear of falling in love, due to fear of heartbreak. Fear. Fear. Fear. Fear! Exhausting. But recently, something changed. It happened on a brisk summer night. Sitting around a campfire beneath a star-studded sky, I began to share a thought with a circle of friends. They kindly listened as I rambled about this and that, but as soon as the words “I’m just afraid…” escaped my lips, one of my friends interrupted, and with his stern stoic voice said the following words: “Don’t be afraid. Don’t ever be afraid.” Something special happened in this moment. They were simple words. Words that I have heard many times before. Yet on this night, they felt brand new. Maybe it was the tone of his voice, maybe it was the beautiful nature around us, maybe it was the strong…

What will you create today?

Everyone single one of us has the power to create. Some create art, some create poetry, some create structures while others create life.  Creativity may vary in shape, size, and magnitude but each and every one of them causes a reaction…

Awakening my Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality, are they one in the same or are they mutually exclusive? Can they coexist? Where do you fit in? This is a story of a young woman who asked these questions and this is what she found…