I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes It’s been a minute. It’s been a long minute. On and off through these […]

Welcome to my new site.

Hello. This site is new and we are continuing to make updates. This is the new home of Use Your Universe and it’s products. Enjoy exploring. Thanks! In the name of the daybreak and the eyelids of morning and the wayfaring moon and the night when it departs, I swear I will not dishonor my […]

Breathe in this Moment With Me

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. – Sylvia Plath Life gives us so many opportunities to practice acceptance, understanding and peace. Coming to peace with the moment as it is can take some practice. Begin by reminding yourself that only this […]

Practice PIE this Holiday Season

The holiday season is an extra special opportunity to practice mindfulness. While the holiday season can put an extra spark of magic in the air, there can also be tension. It can be an extra busy time and this is all the more reason to keep centered and grounded. My gift to you for the […]

Act As If – Part Two

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. – Shakespeare You are the writer, producer and director of your play. This is very exciting and liberating. We get to create who we are. However, this awareness is easy to disregard. If we are not careful we can allow ourselves to […]

The Magic of a Smile

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. -Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If you start to pay attention to magic, you will notice that it is all around you. What you give your attention to expands, so […]

In a Funk? Move It!

Do you find yourself holding on to past limiting beliefs and behaviors? Perhaps you have memories of being in debt and this is holding back the energy flow for money to come to you. Do you find that you are holding on to a past hurt in a relationship and this is blocking you from […]

Act as if – Part One

The only way to change your story is to change what you believe about yourself. Every time you change the main character of your story, the whole story changes to adapt to the new main character.  – Don Miguel Ruiz Many of us have gained the understanding that we actively participate in creating what we […]

Gratitude is in and Complaining is Out

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy Develop an attitude of gratitude and allow it to become a way of life. I’ve written before of the importance […]

The Magical Powers of the Force

Within each of us lies a force that is more powerful than we can conceive. The beautiful thing about this force is that not only is it within each of us as separate physical beings, it is what connects us all together. Since we are all connected by this force, this energy field, how we […]