Posts By: mary-admin

Are you ready to “begin again?”

Wow, is it already February?! How did that happen? Are you off to a fabulous start of 2018? Or are you as mystified as I am, that we’re already into February and you haven’t clarified your goals or vision for the new year as much you’d like? I love January because it represents a clean… Read more »

Finding Inner Peace in Stressful Times

Finding Inner Peace in Stressful Times

We all live busy lives, and typically, the busier we are, the more stressful life typically is. The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress in America™ survey revealed that 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, and 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress.  And 48% feel their stress has increased over the past five… Read more »

Are you fully embracing the ride?

Are you excited about the upcoming holidays? In resistance? Or vacillating somewhere in between? No doubt there is a transition into the energy of the holidays. It can happen slowly and gradually. Or it can feel like you were pushed into a cold swimming pool, a little shocking at first, but refreshing and enjoyable when… Read more »

Making Peace with Imperfection

Are you being tortured with imperfection too? Lately I’ve noticed myself harshly judging myself, playing the comparison game and feeling like a failure in multiple areas of life. Yep, full on, being extra critical of all that is seemingly “imperfect.” Do you ever slip into this mode? We all do it from time to time…. Read more »

Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

Mary Allen Family 2017

It’s the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the USA, and yesterday, my family and I made the long drive to Sacramento and are looking forward to visits with my Mom and family in the area. From our family to yours, wishing you a blessed day, lots of meaningful and memorable moments and tasty food! One of… Read more »

Are you living from the sweet spot?

Hi again! How did you enjoy the Trolls videos I sent last week? If you missed it, it’s on my blog here. One of the things I love about that movie is how the main character Poppy is a wonderful embodiment of both “being” and “doing.” She radiates love and joy, and boldly embraces her mission…. Read more »

Do you need some inspiration today?

Thank you, thank you for the warm reception to my return last week! I feel blessed to receive lots of special notes saying, “I was missed” and “happy to receive my newsletter again.” Nothing like a little acknowledgment to boost inspiration. Thank you for boosting mine! Inspiration can come in many forms, shapes and mediums…. Read more »

Remember Me?

You haven’t heard from me in awhile.  But, I’m back! If you’re newer to my community, a warm welcome to YOU!  Looking forward to connecting with you over the months and years to come.  Thank you for your patience. So……I’ve been on sabbatical.  Did you miss me? It was both intentional, and unintentional.  I’d been… Read more »