Gratitude And New Beginnings



Yes, I’ve been M.I.A. (Missing In Action) for a while! Without going into too much detail, my most recent ‘day job’ was very taxing on me emotionally/mentally, being an Empath. Once I quit (right around Christmas) it took me a while to get back to where I was before taking the job.

I am grateful for having had the experience I did. Even though it was difficult, I learned things about myself I may not have otherwise. I have more in my mental toolbox now than before.

I am refreshed now and back to work on projects I had started last year. I am excited to see these ideas coming to life and can’t wait to start sharing them!

I am also grateful spring is on the way! A time of new beginnings. A waking up to possibilities. A fresh start. New directions. Ah, and warmer weather!

Today, I am grateful for what’s around the corner. What are you grateful for today?


Crystals and Crystal Energy: Interview With Sara Bryki

Sara Bryki

Today I am interviewing the lovely Sara Bryki.  It is through Sara that I have gathered some of the information in my recently published book, “My Spirit, My Journey-A Beginners Guide: How To Discover, Decide, And Delight In Your Spiritual Journey”.

What is crystal energy?

Each stone/crystal has an inherent energy to them.  While stones/crystals of the same type will have similar properties, they each have their own ‘feel’ to them and will resonate differently for each person.  For example, someone could hold an amethyst and it could feel warm or like it is vibrating, yet pick up another amethyst and not feel anything.


How did you first get attracted to crystals?

I have been attracted to rocks/stones/gemstones since I was a child.  However, it wasn’t until a trip to Hawaii in 2008 that I realized a deeper connection to them.  I met a lightworker who kind of nudged me awake and since then, I have been acutely aware of the energies of stones.


What kinds of things can crystals do for us?

Oh, how much time do you have?!  They can do everything from support us with calming energy to helping us expose our innermost, deepest feelings.  They can help bring us focus, regulate our auric energy, aid in sleep, guide us while doing dream work, help us to be grounded, connected to Spirit/Source and so much more!  They are here to teach us and support us on our individual paths.

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How does a person know which crystals they should be working with?

There are a few ways this can be done.  First, take notice of the stones/crystals you are drawn to.  Explore how to you feel when you look at it and when you hold it.  When you find one that has drawn you in, research the properties of that stone/crystal.  What is it reported to be able to do on a physical, mental and spiritual level?  Does the description resonate with you?

Another way is to consult a crystal therapist who can help to guide you to stones/crystals that will benefit you.


How should crystals be cared for?

There are different methods for different stones.  Amethyst geodes are great for clearing/charging quartz.  For those that can get wet (and don’t dissolve), I like to use running water and intention to clear stones.  Clearing them in a running river is fantastic, but most of us don’t have the luxury of having one close by.  Running tap water works just as well.  Hold the stone under the water with the intention to clear it of any residual outside energy that may be in it.  Picture it being rinsed out and returning to Source.  You will ‘feel’ when it is cleared and can stop.  There are some stones (selenite for example) that will dissolve when wet so make sure to double check.

Some stones (such as Rose Quartz, clear quartz, citrine) that can be charged by sunlight to give them a boost.  Moonstone does well in moonlight as does selenite.  Amethyst can fade in sunlight so be aware of that if you want to keep the bright purple color.

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Thank you so much, Sara, for sharing this with us!


Celebrate With Me! My Story Is In Unleash Your Inner Magnificence


Good morning,

Today is a one of the most EXCITING days of my life!

It’s a day that I want to celebrate and share with YOU and ask for your love and support!


Today is a BIG DAY because my very intimate and personal soul story, Why Not Me, is featured in the Unleash Your Inner Magnificence Kindle book released this morning.

I keep pinching myself that my sacred story, along with twenty-nine others, has been published by five time best-selling publisher Linda Joy of Inspired Living Publishing—the boutique publishing company dedicated to ‘transforming women’s lives one story at a time’.

Dreams do come true!

As you’ll discover Unleash Your Inner Magnificence is filled with soul-inspiring stories of women, including YOURS TRULY, who summoned the courage to own their magnificence and, in doing so, transformed their lives, relationships, businesses and/or health.

As each of us discovered, when you tap into your courage, and claim and bring forth your magnificence and gifts, it breeds self-confidence and serves as powerful inspiration for other women on the path.  As you learn to let your inner light shine brightly, you will attract the perfect partners, experiences and opportunities.

It’s time to get this sacred and inspiring compilation of stories into the hands and hearts of women around the world.

That’s where YOUR love and support comes in!

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Yes, really! As a gift of gratitude for your purchase of Unleash Your Inner Magnificence you’ll receive access to 25 gifts of gratitude for your personal development library from me and my co-authors as well as my publisher.

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As my publisher Linda Joy shares in the Introduction…

“I passionately believe that when women share their stories, truth, and wisdom with authenticity and vulnerability that they have the power to inspire and empower another woman on her journey of healing and self-discovery. The sacred stories in Unleash Your Inner Magnificence are from vibrant women who faced their fears, healed their hearts, and claimed their feminine power. My deepest desire is that their stories will inspire you to unleash YOUR inner magnificence.”

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Intuition: Instinctive Knowledge

Today I am interviewing Amy Cerny Vasterling, the Intuitive Pathfinder (Intuitive Reader). It is through Amy that I have gathered some of the information in my soon-to-be-published book, “My Spirit, My Journey-A Beginners Guide: How To Discover, Decide, And Delight In Your Spiritual Journey”.

Amy Vasterling

Amy Vasterling


How do you define intuition?

I define intuition as our ability to sense via discernment or inner knowing. A way I often define how to work with it for my clients is it’s about seeing a pattern or connection in everything. If everything is connected, therefore there is nothing, which cannot be connected.


Does everyone have intuition, or just certain people?

I believe we all have it and I believe some of us have it stronger than others but it is a skill to be honed, not a gift.


“At that moment my son stuck a key in the socket and fell to the floor.”


What are some indicators to know you are receiving intuitive information?

I feel intuition comes in two forms in my life, however, I think they are the same thing. This example comes in the form of a story. My daughter and I were in the kitchen preparing dinner when we both put down our cooking utensils and walked out to the living room without speaking or knowing why. At that moment my son stuck a key in the socket and fell to the floor. Both of us “knew” something was wrong. I believe we pick this up from the electromagnetic field of our heart. We sensed what was happening in the quantum field (the energy between the atoms) and it draws us in surpassing judgment.

I also know because I am amply able to do it that we are able to see, smell, taste (ick), feel and sense energy and read it. This is psychic ability but a true intuitive passes it through their discernment before they dish it up. Many people today align to calling themselves “Intuitive” and I would challenge each of them for a definition. This is going to help you align with the best match in a good reader/intuitive for your specific needs.


“This is psychic ability but a true intuitive passes it through their discernment before they dish it up.”

Please tell us about some of the work you do as an intuitive.

This career has offered me a grand platform on which to expand. I’ve been a keynote speaker on the topic of aligning with your true self, spoken on a panel as the expert on “Reading Energy” and traveled around the US speaking about intuition and how to work with your own. I also teach on the topics of transforming grief, empowering kids through parenting and grandparenting, intuition and self-empowerment workshops. I coach, counsel and read for individuals as I can quickly see their core issues and give them tools so they can find the solutions. Lastly, I am currently working on a forthcoming project of podcasting on a whole host of topics. Some including but are not limited to; understanding what the angel, guide, saint, etc realms are and how they work. This will launch January 2016. Watch my website for more information.

I also am a fine artist and am working on a large body of work including 1,000 images. I draw with India ink on canvas using scientific eyedroppers and work with oil paint, sometimes using both! To learn more about this work visit my website at



“Have fun! My motto is ‘Come and open yourself to a world, which in truth is all yours!'”

Can you give some suggestions for someone wanting to develop and work with their intuition?

Yes! My top suggestions are:

1) Ask a question! Before you go to sleep in those few moments when you are relaxed see if you can see, hear, sense, feel or smell something. If yes, ask about what it is and why it’s showing up. If nothing, try again tomorrow night and so on.

(Please note, I’ve been reading for years and it is subtle information that comes up for me, I can’t see “it all” and I am no better at it than you. The difference is I committed to looking because I am a super curious person! I kept asking questions to the universe and they’d show up in a conversation or article in a magazine or another way for myself and I’d see them directly for others. I’ve read for hundreds of people and this experience has taught me the most. I say to my clients, “In 10 years the reader I’ll be.” Meaning we all start somewhere and 10 years ago I was in a totally different place so start somewhere, anywhere!)

2) Be CURIOUS! All energy is good energy. If you are afraid of evil, you probably are not to be entering this arena! Why? Because you are setting yourself up to fail based on what others say in place of what you have experienced. If you are going to jump into reading based on the ideas of others, stop. How YOU read energy likens to whom you are and how you operate not how others operate. The best thing to do is learn on your own without influence. Now, I know this is not for everybody but I see a lot of drama around reading. I’ve seen a lot of things and I can tell you this, I’ve met energies that were ready to take me down but instead of getting scared, I allowed, trusted and asked them what they need. What I found was the energy was simply misplaced, displaced or misunderstood. Just like humans! If we are in any of those attributes we will be horrible as an earthling! (Hitler is a prime example, he was misunderstood and this is what made him become so controlling, angry and destructive.) So I meet the energy to see if I can help. Most times I figured it out. Except when there are tricksters I call their bluff, roll my eyes and tell them to go away and they do.

3) Have fun! My motto is “Come and open yourself to a world, which in truth is all yours!”

4) Ask to read for people, start your process and trust yourself. After you read for them, say to yourself, within 1 year they’ll come back to me and let me know how the reading served them. It helps to have validation.

5) I’ve spoken to dogs, moved ghosts to the other side, gotten confessions from them and from murders still living. I’ve found there is nothing, which has come up that I couldn’t do. I am able to read as a medium but I do not do it unless it is a murder, suicide or accidental death because my belief system does not align with me connecting you to your loved ones and Its not my sweet spot. Be true to you! Do what feels super easy, interesting and fun! This is what will make you unique. Then once you gain confidence, try other things. I am serious when I say a man approached me and said, “Can you talk to dogs.” I said “No” Then I started spouting out what the dog wanted to tell him. He confirmed with me right there what I was saying was accurate. I gave him tools he could not see. I could talk to animals and I never knew it. Open up, you never know what skill you have in your back pocket.

6) Being highly psychic or intuitive does not make you special. I live a normal human life within my amazing family. I am married, have kids and am by most accounts a normal human being. Everything I’ve learned is self-taught. Public speaking, self-taught. Reading, self-taught. Creating classes & teaching, self-taught. You get the picture. I teach intuition so you learn it from you.

Thank you so much, Amy, for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!


To learn more about Amy, visit her website at

Amy Vasterling


Believe In The Possibilities Of Your Power

Believe In Yourself

Who among us has not followed through with something we REALLY wanted to do because we didn’t believe we could do it?

Why wouldn’t you believe in yourself? Look how good you are at believing in your friends, your spouse, your kids…..

When it comes to you, it’s different, isn’t it? Let’s say you have taken to pedaling your bike around the neighborhood after dinner, enjoying the outdoors and getting a bit of exercise. A friend tells you about someone completing a cross-country ride on their bicycle. You say, “I would LOVE to do that, but I’d never be able ride that far.” Here’s what’s racing through your mind-

  • what if I fail
  • what if I actually did it
  • big things like that are for other people, not me
  • people would think I’m crazy
  • no one else believes I could do this either

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”

Honore de Balzac

Now What?
Whether you think so or not, you have accomplished things in your life! Think about the things you’ve completed that you’re proud of. How did you feel when you were in the beginning stages?
You notice by starting to do what you can do at the time, celebrating milestones (no matter how small), and keeping your vision focused on your end result, you gain confidence.  The more you do, the more you can do. You get used to feeling that you can do these things that once seemed out of reach.
You are more POWERFUL than you believed was possible!
not living dreams because living fears
How Do I Do This?
  • keep company with people that support you
  • visualize your success
  • make a list of positive characteristics you have
  • trust yourself
  • keep trying, don’t give up
Now get on your bike and ride!