Echo's Blog

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Are you living up to your potential?

I fee like blogging but don't know what to blog about. It's 2 weeks before Christmas and I'm feeling completely dis-connected from it. Christmas music helps and so does the snow. Unfortunately it's December 14th in Minnesota and it's raining. Like my friend says, "that's just not riiiiiiiiiiiiiight." The good news is that the rain will turn to snow soon and then it will seem more like December than April. Have you ... Read More

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Election Week

What a Week. Election night was so amazing. I'm so glad it's over and yet I've relived it over and over in my mind many times this week. McCain's speech was amazing. I agreed with many people this week who said if they had seen more of THAT McCain throughout the campaign, the election might have been alot closer. His speech was straight from the heart and I'm so grateful it was only him talking. It really felt like the ... Read More

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A Step at a Time

I love projects. Short projects. Not long projects (like writing books). I get bored quickly (Gemini rising) so I like creative projects that I can start and finish within a week. This week-ends project was making a reversible fleece jacket for my sister. I had never made one before and it sounded like fun so I decided to give it a try. I observed something about myself that seemed like a perfect analogy for what I've ... Read More

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We Can Do This

One of the best things that came out of 9/11 is that we pulled together as a nation and it felt great. I read somewhere this week (I think it was Karen Bishops Energy Alert) that we're going back to a time when we all worked together to help each other out. Like many many years ago when a snow storm hit and everyone got out and helped each other shovel. I remember those days when I was a kid. Everyone helped each other ... Read More

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Is Suicide the answer?

Today I talked to a very dear friend of mine who has lost everything in the stock market. He called to tell me that he bought a 9 millimeter gun and is having a hard time coming up with a reason not to end his life. I do know that feeling of total desperation. I hit that point myself just before sobering up from alcoholism. I too contemplated suicide but knew intuitively that it was not the solution. There are going ... Read More

journal

It’s definitely time for an update

I can hardly believe my last blog was in June. All summer I worked on finishing my latest two books and when I put the finishing touches on both of them in August, I was bummed because I thought I should wait until their publiciation dates arrived before telling you about them. And now it's October and one of the books has just been released and I CAN'T WAIT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT. It's called Look for the Good and ... Read More

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When was the last time you…

...let your inner child have their say on what you do for the day? I know there's lots to do everyday. Work, answer emails and phone calls when you get home, feed your family and pets, straighten up your house, get a little tv in there to shut out the day, water the garden, mow the grass, maybe visit a loved one in a nursing home or hospital, go grocery shopping, run to the post office, pick up the dry cleaning, make ... Read More

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Manifesting

Yes, I was a bit crabby yesterday and even though it's actually hotter today, I don't seem to mind it so bad. Go figure!!! I want to talk about manifesting because even though I've been reading about it and talking about it for years, now that it's continually happening, it's a little un-nerving. I have a thought and it happens. I have a wishful thought for something and before I know it, it's sitting in my ... Read More

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Hot Enough for Ya?

It's 94 degrees today with the humidity off the charts and I always get crabby when it's like this. I cant' stand thick heat. Give me a nice cold winter day any time. Snuggled up in three layers of clothes is much more fun than exposing my almost sixty year old body in shorts and tiny tops to stay cool. And will someone please tell me how my gramma's arms got on my body? I didn't really come here to complain today ... Read More

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Have you lost your sense of humor?

A couple of weeks ago in my spiritual study group, one of the women said that she needed to take some time off from her job because she had lost her sense of humor. She works for the government and said that things are quite chaotic which I can only imagine. With all that's going on in the world right now, I wouldn't be surprised if alot of us have lost our sense of humor. Gas, $4.00 a gallon. Not alot to laugh about ... Read More