Do you want to be part of a better world? It’s a real question.

Being the best you is not about having best-selling books, highest SEO, incredible wealth, fast cars, high cheekbones or an award winning physique. It’s about ALL of those things or none of those things, according to the natural order & organic unfolding of life. And not just your life. The full equation involves being part of a bigger, integrated whole.

Personal mastery and personal growth are not personal at all. Ultimately, they involve reaching a hand to those who may be lost or hurting or wildly successful for all the wrong reasons. It’s shining our own light bold & bright to illuminate the path for those who are, as yet, less self-aware than ourselves.

It’s wanting for others what we desire for ourselves BECAUSE we care about all people as if they were us. In fact, they are. There is no “them”, only “us” occupying our planet.

The mindset that has led our world to where we are now will not take us to the next level (personally or collectively). A new perspective is needed. A lens that sees each human being as an essential part of a beautiful whole and, in doing so, helps each unique individual leverage God-given gifts to move us forward.

“We are a Circle of like-minded, health-conscious women sharing vision & vitality in our own lives so that we can be in active service to a better, healthier and more connected world for all” – Catherine Hansen (Founder Empowered Women’s Circle)

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Only YOU can save the earth

As I sit to write about the great outdoors and the beautiful summer upon us, I can’t go outside. 

Why? 

Because there was a collision in the Houston ship channel last night that released 25 000 barrels of a petroleum product into the waters of Galveston Bay. By the time you read this, it may be a distant memory but when will we all realize it’s time to change our ways?

This particular leak involved Reformate a light, floatable and quickly evaporating product that spread a pungent odor over a large geographic area. It is colorless, flammable, toxic to marine life and a known human carcinogen but you won’t read that in the news. While it is often used for high octane fuels, it is also a raw material for plastic and plastic is fast becoming a planet-killer. With the odor still in the air, I am more awake than ever about my environmental choices and, today, I ask you about yours.

I've included some incredibly informative article links in the full blog (and all photos references).

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I'm an addict

I’ve had headaches, hot flashes, insomnia, nausea, anxiety, crying spells and a strange sense that I’ve misplaced something valuable. It’s only been 3 days and my husband has compassionately asked me if I should have weaned more slowly while whispering to the children that school is their sanctuary. 

This is not for the faint at heart!

Coffee can be a beautiful thing and I fully expect to bring it back into my life once my 21-day Quantum Wellness Cleanse (Kathy Freston) is over but only time will tell and, for now, I’m excited to research the pros and cons, coming back to why, on earth, I am doing this cleanse….

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Do something about it.

All positive global change has involved a strong presence from those willing to push boundaries. Abolishing slavery. Women’s right to vote. Equal pay for equal work.  Advocating change always starts with an opinion and a line in the sand. These trailblazers didn’t just respectfully say, “let’s agree to disagree.” They had vision, immense courage and took action, even when it wasn’t popular. Especially when it wasn’t popular.

To “BE the change” means caring for people but not caring about what people think. It means having deep conviction that no matter the outcome, doing nothing is not an option.

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