For the first time in 12 years, since my mother passed away, I cooked Thanksgiving dinner. Watch the video to learn more about how I was able to overcome morning the loss of my mom.
I know it's the week after Thanksgiving, but I have to share this with you.
My mom passed away in 2010. The day after Thanksgiving, and I have refused to make Thanksgiving dinner since then.
But this year, I am visiting North Carolina in my RV and staying with my brother and sister-in-law's family. There are thirteen of us.
For the first time, my brother and I cooked Thanksgiving together. We made a HUGE spread and, it was incredible.
I am feeling so much gratitude.
What I have learned is you re-step into what feels comfortable when you're ready.
It's been 12 years, and I haven't been ready to celebrate this holiday. But I had the opportunity this year, and allowed myself to enjoy it again.
I'm so so very grateful.
(hopefully you can hear my nieces in the background jumping on the trampoline)
I'm so excited! I'm visiting Washington DC with my son here at Gallaudet University back again after 24 years. Watch the video to learn more.
I'm in front of dorm five where I live for two years. It's hard to believe I'm having this experience after so many years
I wanted to share this with you.
It is wonderful to be on campus again surrounded by deaf individuals. I can see people signing everywhere.
I'm SO HAPPY and the best part is I'm sharing it with my son.
Today is not about Spiritual inspiration, but about doing what you can to get to what you love that brings you joy.
I hope you are able to find something that brings you joy today.
Dr. Laura Cole
Today, I'm talking to you today about Dia de Los Muertos. Watch the video to learn more.
I'm feeling just a little bit sad because this is the day of remembrance of those loved ones that have passed on before us.
I created an altar. It's good to remember those who have given us gifts, insight, and inspiration.
When you are remembering those that have transitioned before you, go into gratitude for what you've been taught and how you've been loved.
That's the reason you show up in the world today. Sometimes for good reasons and sometimes for bad reasons.
Just be grateful for those that came before you...no matter what they taught you.
You can see my alter if you click on the video above.
I'm currently in Maryland and staying with a friend just north of DC to explore the area. I recently learned that sometimes you just have to change your plans. Watch the video to learn more.
I don't think it's natural for people to be with each other 24 hours a day which is what my 13 year old son and I have been doing for almost 4 months. So we've decided to make a HUGE change of plans.
He is flying home to Houston for a couple weeks which frees me up to hang out with friends and my spiritual peeps. I'm super excited!
The lesson for today is that yes, we make plans, but we also get to be fluid. Life is plastic. If you open up to other possibilities and aren't so stringent about where you have to be, you get to experience so much more.
I now get to join a friend who's officiating a wedding. I'm also going to a workshop to study dragons. I get to learn something new, and it's exciting.
So when things are...
I had the honor to go visit Walden Pond outside of Concord, Massachusetts. This is where Thoreau stayed for 2 years, 2 months and 2 days to write his book Walden. This book is his life of contemplation of connecting to nature and showing the importance of truly who we are. Watch the video to learn more.
Today, I feel blessed. I got to walk the pond and meditate with the chipmunks and squirrels. It was absolutely fantastic! I also got to see his 10 x 15 square foot home.
So what do you want to contemplate today?
How can you cherish and love nature? What can you do for the Earth to show that you love it?
P.S.- I'm so excited because Noland and I just drove 2.5 hours just to go to the Ben and Jerry's factory tour. That's 5 hours of driving just for this 30 minute tour. But this place is amazing! I'm so excited to be here!
Last week, I talked about a meditation exercise I learned from Jean Houston that will help you through a traumatic event. Watch the video to learn more.
My traumatic event was a relationship with a friend that had to end, and it didn't go well. I was upset with the way it ended and how I acted. Because I have held onto this for a long time I tried this meditation exercise.
To do this meditation exercise, you get into a meditative state by doing the 5-5-5- method. Breathing in for 5 seconds, hold, breathing out for 5 seconds, and repeating this 5 times. This helps you get to a place of calm.
Then, you go back to that moment that brings you discomfort and visualize it the way you would love for it to happen. Instead of a texting conversation where it didn't go well, you are sitting face to face on the couch and talking.
For example, you might be saying, "I am sorry, but I have not followed...
I've had the best time! I went to Six Flags yesterday. I've done some cool hiking by a waterfall. Now we're headed to Niagara Falls. I really want to tell you about is the amazing gift from the Divine I received today. Watch the video to learn more.
My Aunt Hilda is one of my favorite people. I got to go to breakfast with one of her best friends, and she gave me the biggest gift.
There has been something that I have struggled with for 3.5 years. It is a resentment toward another person, and also a resentment for myself for the way I dealt with a situation.
Recently, I've asked the Universe to please help me find a solution, because I want to let it go.
My aunt's friend reminded me of an exercise that I've already done with Jean Houston. I have already experienced it, but I totally forgot about it. I was given me the gift of remembering.
As soon as I got back to the trailer, I went to a waterfall where I...
Henry Ford also said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."
Recently, I was in Dearborn, Michigan at the Henry Ford Museum. Here are some awesome inspirations that I got while I was there. Watch the video to learn more.
There are a few things I know I CAN do. I know I can drive this RV all over the country. I know I can also choose to change my mindset.
There are a lot of things we CAN do. Sometimes, we just need to give ourselves more credit.
What is something you can choose to do today?
This morning I realized I never told you my black tank poop story. It's a good one. Watch the video to learn more.
I had to dump my black tank for the very first time, which is where all the poop and pee is stored. I took it to a Flying J. because they have dump stations. What I didn't realize is there are four little pegs to match up on your hose, not three. I only did three, and I opened up the tank.
Everything came spilling out. It went all into my gloves and was completely disgusting!
So what's the point of the story? Sometimes we get poop on our hands. It's disgusting, but we learn from it. We promise ourselves to do it differently next time.
As my mama always said, "You repeat a lesson until it's learned." What is a lesson you have recently learned? Share it with me on Facebook.
Today, I'm so excited to introduce you to Laura Petrie of The Art Farm Women's Retreat in Paducah, KY, and show you the barn that she designed herself. Laura is truly someone who knows about creating with a passion. Watch the video to learn more.
She also has cottages and yurts on the land that you can stay in. But this is a creative space for women to come and use different kinds of mediums to create art that they love to make a life that they love, and to camp out and have a really good time.
She created her amazing barn from the foundation up. This is just a little bit of the land that women get to experience while they're here.
She created the lesbian film festival known as Cinema Systers Film Festival. Then, she took it one step further and decided to make it a women's retreat. The land is now open for women to camp, RV, and enjoy nature.
I asked her, "So why do you feel like it's your calling to do this for women?"
Her value of...