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Dear Music Lovers, This morning. I got my groove on at Buti Yoga. But the moving and grooving didn’t end this evening. Gabriel had his British friend over today, and I noticed his guitar. I shared, “I’m fine with you playing your music. Let it rip.” Gabriel...

Dear Heartfelt Readers, My heart goes out to the people of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. This video of Aric Harding playing his piano in his water-filled Texas home says it all. Harding shared, "I think it's all finally sinking in a little.  What we used to have...

Dear Awakening Readers, Now, I’m not a sports fan. But I must admit that I love when my son, Lucas, plays sports. It’s as if I come alive to a whole new world. The energy pulsates through me as I watch with eagerness, excitement, and anticipation....

Dear Traveling Readers, [ctt title="'Life is passing and meant to be enjoyed. Thriving instead of surviving.'" tweet="'Life is passing and meant to be enjoyed. Thriving instead of surviving.' @JennGremillion1 #LifeScripts" coverup="rhec5"] Pierre and I have a love for travel. It's what we did lots of when we...

Dear Heartfelt Readers, My son, Gabriel, has a lump growing on his left leg. And needless to say, I felt my left leg and a lump was there. A sign of an empath. I quickly worked on it not getting any bigger. But Gabriel's lump was...

Dear Australian Lovers, This California girl is also a New Orleanian, born and raised there. People love visiting New Orleans because of the yummy food, music flare, architectural design, the flavorful culture and the warmth of the people. The people are the heartbeat of New Orleans. I...

Dear Tahiti Lovers, I would bring my boys here. Tahiti is family style. Bora Bora is couple style. French Polynesia has the best climate, kind people, filled with the wonder of nature. My energy felt so good there. I was alive! When I wake up at home, I...

Dear Blissful Readers, Best Mother’s Day Surprise… Pierre, shared, "I got a surprise for you. I know you are in the Lisa Nichols Speak and Write conference. I'll wait to tell you Sunday night when the conference is over." I pondered. Then I questioned, "Are you planning...

Dear Creative Readers, You may not consider yourself creative but truthfully you really are, in so many ways that you may not even recognize. You are gathering new recipes, new experiences, new awareness . . . and you are creating. You may wave the wand of...

Dear Firewalkers, My husband, Pierre, attended the San Jose conference, Unleash the Power Within (UPW) with Tony Robbins. In fact, Pierre has listened to Tony Robbins since college. Pierre called me from the conference and shared, “I want to walk over fire with you. We have...

Dear Curious Readers, I’m not being morbid. I’m being intentional in the present moment. “My grandma credited me for saving her life during Hurricane Katrina. What a big statement . . . to save someone’s life. Have you saved someone’s life? Maybe, you saved someone’s dignity without...

Dear Healthful Readers, I always had a love of health. In fact, I received my masters in health promotion. Then came my first job as a wellness coordinator of a hospital. I was in charge of encouraging the hospital employees a road-map to health. But I...

Dear Transforming Readers, Ready to shift? My husband attended a Tony Robbins conference last month in Florida. He came home and shared his discoveries. But one really stuck out. Tony shared that there is a Beverly Hill plastic surgeon that takes one million dollars for his services....

Dear Scholarly Readers, This weekend, Gabriel heads to Stanford University to compete in a Speech and Debate tournament. I am so proud of him. I think I’m his biggest cheerleader, besides dad. It’s been a whirlwind since Gabriel came into my life. He entered the world, blowing...

Dear Changing Readers, I don’t take a political stance. I take a spiritual stance. I take a stance for humanity. There are patterns in collective consciousness and there are patterns in individual consciousness that need healing. In light of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, this is what I...

Dear Connecting Readers, All your life is an intricate web unfolding. Places, people, events growing you and connecting you to lessons for your heart’s expansion and your soul’s evolution. Let’s connect the dots… What are you passionate about? I am passionate about the following: Writing – A form of...

Dear Jackson Lovers, While in Las Vegas, we attended one helluva Cirque du Soleil performance attributed to Michael Jackson’s ONE. Pierre and I were psyched because the kids had no idea where we were going. We took our seats. Lights, camera, action . . . and the...

Dear Excited Readers, We are wrapping up 2016. It is a time to slow down and reflect over your growth before 2017 begins. If we don’t slow down and reflect, we miss our opportunities of growth. We go onto 2017 with the same energy. And sometimes,...

Dear Interested Readers, My husband made a comment that I reminded him of someone. The comment was not spoken as encouragement but as criticism. I felt his energy and intention. A put down. But I reached higher and gained a different perspective. I thought of all the wonderful...

Dear Therapeutic Readers, Gabriel had a physical therapy appointment. The therapy is to help with his scar tissue from thirteen surgeries, help release the fascia pulls where emotions are stored, and help with posture. For the first series, I watched Gabriel and the physical therapist so I...

Dear Relational Readers, We are meant to be in relationship – fully connected, fully whole, fully worthy. Yet, we bring baggage into relationships. We bring shame, guilt, blame, judgment. We bring our demands and unmet expectations. We bring our wounds and fears. We bring our ego and...

Dear Thankful Readers, There is so much to be thankful for . . . today and every day. We gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving with joy and gratitude. But all year long, we make deposits in our thankful account. Each morning, I awake with gratitude and I...

Dear Curious Readers, Have you been pricked, poked and prodded? You may be wondering what am I talking about. I scheduled a nerve conduction test at a neurologist’s office. I was experiencing tingling in my hands and feet. Could I possibly have a pinched nerve or maybe...

Dear Asking Readers, What is this moment asking of you? It’s a simple question; and sometimes the answer can be quite simple. In meditation, I sat with this question. And the answer came. I take that as a vibrational match! Words of restoration and realignment echoed. As it...

Dear Hearty Readers, A friend once shared, “You don’t go to a homeless person and ask for a meal. He doesn’t have it to give. Just like some people don’t have it to give.” And this analogy got me thinking. So many times, we want another person...

Dear Opportunity Lovers, How are you doing on this growth cycle? Are you seeing the patterns in your life? Are you experiencing opportunities for growth? Now, we have formed many concepts that STOP OUR GROWTH. We have given it a language. Carl Jung and mythology described this archetype...

Dear Moving Readers, Come on. I know you are movers and shakers. You can admit it. But I’m also talking about a physical move. We are in the process of moving. I could feel it coming over the summer. When it was time to list our home,...

Dear Interesting Readers, Did you know that you are the student and the teacher? And these archetypes will remain throughout your life. You are learning, expanding, and sharing. You can be a student during school years and beyond; more importantly, you are a student in the classroom of...

Dear Timely Readers, Sometimes we pray and meditate, and we see the manifestation come about easily; other times we pray and mediate, and we wait for evidence of the manifestation. Since spirit is eternal, it is not bound by time limits and restraints. It is free and...

Dear Masterful Readers, How would you define mastery? And are you witnessing it in your life? Webster defines mastery as “knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well; complete control of something.” Do you have the knowledge, skill and complete control of...

Dear Committed Readers, What have you committed too? Is it a relationship? Marriage perhaps? A dream? Parenting? A sense of well-being? Imperative self-care? Getting out of financial debt? Buying a Ferrari? Paying the house off? Reconciling with a family member? Saving for retirement? Letting go of food...

Dear Push and Pull Readers, We all have times that we push. We all have times that we pull. Push involves efforting, struggling, trying to force things to happen.s a form of resistance. It's a form of resistance. Pull involves releasing, being drawn, allowing the energy flow of...

Dear Guided Readers, Do you know how guided and supported you are in the universe? If you are guided and supported, what follows you? All week, this scripture has been on my heart. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” (Psalm...

Dear Beautiful Readers, Right before I went to bed, the word doubt crept in my mind. I penned my insights. Then, I got in bed. Well, sleep was not on the agenda because more insights came. I turned my night light on and wrote some more....

Dear Unplugged Readers, When was the last times you unplugged from the rat race of life? When was the last time you slowed the busyness of life to seek a greater wisdom? Pew Research conducted a survey. Of the Facebook users, 70% use it daily, while 45%...

Dear Summer Readers, Summer is here. It’s a time for fun, freshness, freedom and feeling! The boys are out of school, and they are ready for a different routine. They want to stay up late and sleep late. They want to decompress and rejuvenate. They don’t want...

Dear Achievers, We live in a performance driven culture. Do more, accomplish more; but other times, we do more and accomplish less. What you are truly craving is an experience to the present moment where you are fully awake, charged, flowing! However, when you are constantly doing more,...

Dear Adventurous Readers, I decided to try something new on Sunday. I took the boys to Oceanside Harbor. They both asked, “Why are we here?” I said, “To chill and enjoy life.” We looked at the boats. I said, “Do you guys want to get a boat?”...

Dear Sensitive Readers, When we moved to California, we experienced our first earthquake. It was on a Sunday but not any Sunday. Easter Sunday. I was upstairs on my computer. Pierre and Gabriel were downstairs in the kitchen. And then, we felt the earthquake. The shower...

Dear Movers & Shakers, I am talking on the dance floor and off the dance floor! I tried a new dance class at the YMCA. It fit my time-slot. And my adventurous spirit loves new experiences. When I walked in the class, I noticed that I was the...

Dear Intentional Readers, Each year, we select a word and we carry that intention throughout the year.  For 2016, Pierre selected Action. But not any action . . . Inspired Action! Lucas continued his kindness trend of 2015 with nice for 2016. Gabriel assured, “Success.” I...

Dear Captivating Readers, I love volunteering at Lucas’s school. I love going on field trips. I love attending his musical performances. I am captivating by his world! I attended his school performance. All the kids worked on their project for a month. All the love, energy and...

Dear Excited Readers, How much time do you focus on things that could go wrong? You play the worst case scenario over in your head. You voice it in conversations. Others add on to your worst case scenario. But how much time do you focus on things...

Dear Guiding Readers, This quote has been on my heart. “A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself.” ~ Bruce Lee Along your journey, teachers plant seed. But it’s up to...

Dear Greek Goddesses and Greek Gods, At the Great American PitchFest, I carefully selected classes to attend. Hollywood's Greek Goddess: A 1-on-1 Interview with Nia Vardalos was a no brainier. Nia entered the room in jeans, tennis, and her infectious smile . . . ready for questions....

Dear Enthusiastic Readers, It was a great weekend pitching to companies, meeting new people, and connecting with their energy. I pitched to 19 different companies on Saturday and Sunday. I loved the feedback. Some were interested in my female empowering journey GOLD JOURNAL. Others liked my true...

Dear Pitching Readers, And I am not talking in baseball terms . . . as the pitcher throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play. I am talking in screenplay terms . . . when you sit across executives of...

Dear Reborn Readers, The word reborn has several connotations. Most Christians recognize the term, and it has a positive connotation. But for others, it carries a negative connotation. Let's expand "reborn" so it’s inclusive, not exclusive. This expansion surpasses religions because there is a deeper truth. YOU ARE...

Dear Valued Readers, My son, Lucas, shared some incredible wisdom. and he’s only eight. I gained a few pounds. I cut back on the sugar and lost some weight. Lucas didn’t like me cutting back on sugar. In fact, he said, “The sugar makes me fun and loving....

Dear Beautiful Moms, Mother’s Day came and went. But every day is Mother’s day! “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and… and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” ~ Linda Wooten You Learn STRENGTHS: When your son dies from a drug overdose. When...

Dear Disney Viewers, Lucas selected a famous person for his school project: Someone who changed the world with courage, determination, compassion, honor, persistence, intelligence and leadership. I thought I knew about Walt Disney until I assisted Lucas on this discovery research project. Walt Disney was born Walter Elias...

Dear Beach Walkers, There is something magical that happens at the beach. The barefoot grounding to Mother Earth. The calming of the ocean. It naturally sets our rhythm. We slow down and appreciate the moment. We breathe again. Three years ago, my husband, Pierre, walked Moonlight Beach....

Dear Abundant Readers, Do you know that have incredible qualities within you? All too often, we beat ourselves up. We don’t recognize them or acknowledge them; or worse, we don’t tap into them! Do you listen to how you talk to yourself? I am too old. Who would...

Dear Intuitive Readers, What do you do when you get that intuitive hit? Do you trust it? Do you dismiss it? Do you doubt it? Do you fear it? Do you question it with committee vote? I attended a book signing for Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina. A beautiful soul shared that her...

Dear Open Readers, Both boys had their open house on the same evening. I dropped Gabriel off at his school. Lucas and I boogied to his school. Lucas was eager to show me around his classroom and all the incredible work he’s done. We went station to...

Dear Medicated/ Non-Medicated Readers, You are welcome here with all your brilliance and beauty. Some people medicate and others do not medicate. It’s a personal choice. There are no judgments here. But some people have a stigma around medicine. They internalize: “It’s bad. “I’m a bad person.”  “What...

Dear Energy Lovers, Are you aware of your energy levels throughout the day? Are you aware when your energy is overflowing or depleting? Are certain people, events or circumstances triggering you? Are you aware that you have more control than you realize? Our body communicates with us....

Dear Special Readers, Are you aware of the extraordinary moments in the ordinary days? Really there are no ordinary days. They are all special when our heart is open to receive love. I appreciate the extraordinary moments. They include that big hug from my younger son and...

Dear Escape Readers, Where do you escape to? Is it your inner sanctuary? "Escapism is the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy." We all have escaped reality in some fashion. Not all escape is bad. It gives...

Dear Awake Readers, "When I awake, I grow stronger. When I awake, I let go and thankfully, I let in. When I awake, I trust my intuition. When I awake, I assert myself. When I awake, I set healthy boundaries. When I awake, I receive a stream of consciousness. When I awake,...

Dear Healing Readers, We live in a world of dualities: good/ bad, love/hate, ugly/ beautiful. Systems, including religion, government, and media fan dualities. And this creates more fear in our world. It makes someone right and another person wrong. And our ego doesn’t like to be...

Dear Gaming Readers, All right, you may not consider yourself a gamer. My favorite games as a child included Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede, and Galaga. But our world is changing. Our culture is changing, especially the gaming world. We live in a world where technology is improving...

Dear Safeguarding Readers, Safeguarding involves protecting yourself from harm or damage with appropriate measures. How do you protect yourself from harm or damage? What measures do you put in place? Sickness fell on my family. Pierre and Gabriel got an upper respiratory virus (fever, chills, and lethargy) for seven...

Dear Discipline Readers, Would you consider yourself discipline or far from it? Discipline is “training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character; self-control; a rule or systems of rules governing conduct or activity.” I wouldn’t consider myself “disciplined.” But two people commented that...

Dear Picture Lovers, How do you pick pictures of yourself? Are you drawn to your smile, the energy, the light? Do you like the way your hair looks? How about your outfit? Do you hold your head up so you don’t have that double chin? Does...

Dear Sharing Readers, We went on a family vacation for Spring Break. We took a Princess cruise along the California coast and Mexico. We had a lovely time creating memories. But something memorable happened to me. We had open seating each night. We could come and go...

Dear New Orleans Lovers, The following is an excerpt from Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina. Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina is a love story to myself and others: untold stories, impetuous growth, gripping challenges, lessons learned, realized miracles, and the immense beauty of it all. I grew up in New...

Dear Shifting Readers, The word “energy” sounds strange to some people. But others embrace it because we resonate with it. The Law of Conservation of Energy states, “Energy can be neither created nor destroyed but can only be changed from one form to another.” Fear is an...

Dear Behind the Scene Readers, May you never underestimate your value, whether you be in front of the scenes or behind the scenes. Along my path, I have been encouraged, supported and guided from a visible and invisible realm. I have been pushed on my life...

Dear Enlightened Readers, My boys truly amaze me. They are full of wisdom and intuition. They are following their guidance system. Today are enlightened snapshots that come from Lucas (8). I love knowing how he thinks and more importantly, how he feels. SNAPSHOT ONE I drove Lucas to...

Dear Constructive Readers, Have you questioned your beliefs? Do you know why you believe certain things? What do you truly believe in your heart and soul? Have you deconstructed your beliefs? Does fear reside because you are afraid to change and speak your truth? It would go against the society...

Dear Cautionary Readers, Some days it’s good to exercise caution before you speak and act, especially if you aren't in a good mood. Up close and personal on a touchy situation… Lucas loves sports, especially football. I attend the games and practices; I cheer from the sidelines. And...

Dear Stomping Readers, The other morning, I was feeling overwhelmed. Busy week with the boys and hubby out of town. My list was getting longer, and I thought I'm not going to get it all done. And needless to say, Albert Einstein gave me a gentle...

Dear Confident Readers, Do you know when you nail it? When you do a great job and feel great? The other day, Lucas had a school presentation. He chose to write about his dog. No surprises there. He titled it, “Woof, Woof.” Lucas is funny with his homework....

Dear Comforting Readers, Animals have healing power. Some people resonate with animals and some do not. I think some people had past conditioning, beliefs, and traumatic experiences with animals. When that happens, you shut down a little bit. You protect yourself. But in protecting yourself, you...

Dear Whole Readers, Do you feel whole? Have you fully integrated? Have you gone into your shadows, fears, doubts? Have you traveled through the darkness only to see the glorious light? Have you crossed the bridge from brokenness to wholeness? To show up fully and authentically in...

Dear Therapeutic Readers, I attended a conference and one of the attendees asked, “Are you a therapist?” My parents recently came in town and my dad shared, “You should have been a therapist.” Now why are others recognizing that in me? It’s because I’ve done internal work....

Dear Oscar Viewers and Screenwriting Lovers, I wrote my first screenplay in 1999. I recalled that I did an angel meditation that day. I picked up a pen and paper, and the writing process began. I always loved writing. At the age of 15, I penned, Who...

Dear Desiring Readers, We all have wants and needs. They are our objects of desire. But have you ever examined why you have those wants and needs? I did a very powerful exercise. I took my journal out and penned… What do I want? What do I need? I repeated...

Dear Duck Lovers, The other day, I drove home and this cute duck crossed the street. Now, I don’t see ducks everyday crossing the street. But I was paying attention. Since I am curious, I decided to look up the meaning of a duck. In Animal-Speak Pocket...

Dear Balanced Readers, How do you stay balanced? Do you realize when you are off balance? I know immediately. For me, I get off balanced if I over-schedule my day, and I’m on the go. I become the doer instead of the being. Now, I am not...

Dear Coaching Readers, Children have innate wisdom. Sometimes we need to slow down and listen to them. They are spiritual beings tapped into a beautiful frequency. When I wrote my book Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina, Gabriel suggested that whoever I work with - make sure they are...

Dear Rejuvenating Readers, Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. So Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine's Day is expressed more than a just day. It's expressing love, appreciation, and awareness everyday that lifts, transforms, and heals. My gift was time to myself to rejuvenate, create, and write for 4 days...

Dear Meditation Readers, Do you enjoy meditation? I started meditating three years ago. I was interested in gaining inner peace and quieting my mind. When I first mediated, I would sit inside or outside and let my soul teach me what it wants to teach me....

Dear Visualizing Readers, How often do you visualize on your journey? Remember it is not a destination. It’s a journey that you are on. It’s your amazing adventure. I use visualization as a tool. It’s part of the creation process. I visualize with emotion and feeling. Remember,...

Dear BioMat Readers, What is a BioMat? I asked the same question to my chiropractor when he suggested that I try one. I laid on the BioMat 7000 MX a few years ago and the rest was history. It is an infrared pad which uses a crystalline...

Dear Grounded Readers, Are you grounded to the earth’s electromagnetic field? There are free electrons that the earth gives off. But most of us haven’t tapped into the earth’s frequency. We are indoors and wear shoes with plastic soles which decreases the conductor factor. When you walk...

Dear Heroic Readers, Do you know that you are the hero to your amazing journey? And you are writing your own “Life Scripts?” You are co-creating your reality with intention, focus, vibration, and attitude of gratitude. Archetypes are patterns of your personality; they are symbols that represent...

Dear Resourceful Readers, Are you resourceful? Lucas' peers selected him as exhibiting exemplary "Resourcefulness" character trait. Lucas does an amazing job of using the resources around him to overcome obstacles. Today, we head to his award ceremony. Sssh. He doesn’t know. And I love that about my...

“In psychological terms, Life Scripts are often described as the expectations and beliefs of others that form a script for us to live with and follow. Many people are actors and follow their prescribed script. Some don’t question and don’t change it. When we realize...

Dear Discovering Readers, "On my road of discovery, I learned many things about myself and my character. I love transparency. I love connection. I see solutions. I love to dance. I play music constantly. I love nature and walking my dog. I love the vastness of the ocean and the brilliance of a...

Dear Relationship Readers, How do you decide on what relationships you invite into your space? Are you consciously choosing relationships or is your subconscious on autopilot attracting the same type of relationships? Well I met a new friend. We attracted each other based on the following three...

Dear Surviving or Thriving Readers, Where do you find yourself? Are you surviving or are you thriving? “CAN YOU SURVIVE… Can you survive when your husband leaves you, not for another woman, but for another man? Can you survive when you discover your husband has a porn addiction and...

Dear Earth Angels, Have you considered that you are one? You are an earth angel changing perspectives, feeling your emotions, trusting your intuition and your guidance, praying for others, shining your light brightly, having a compassionate heart, stepping forth in your truth, embracing oneness, forgiving yourself...

Dear Chrysanthemum Lovers, I have a collection of stones, and they each have a healing property. Sometimes I meditate with them. Sometimes I leave a specific one on my desk while I am working. Sometimes one stays close in my pocket; other times in my bra....

Dear Spiritual Readers, Do you think of yourself as spiritual? I do. Have you ever been told that you are too spiritual and to tone your spiritual side down? I have. But that statement never resonated with my essence. Body, mind and spirit make a whole person. If...

Dear Decision Makers, I made a decision to rewrite my Life Scripts with awareness, intention, and clarity. This time it is a “Physical Life Scripts.” I lived with pain in my body for too long, and I am ready to release it. Pain from being hit by a...

Dear Kissing Lips Readers, Well today wasn’t a day to kiss lips. Lucas fell on his ATV and busted his lip. And this is how the story goes… I was in the kitchen… ready to practice some imperative self-care and take a 15 minute nap. Pierre came rushing...

Dear Present Readers, You have a presence in your home… in relationships… on social media… on the road. How is your presence? Now this may be a new thought, but come on and let’s explore together. How do you make people feel when you enter a room? What...

Dear Glorious Readers, Wishing you a JOYous Christmas filled with amazing love, inner peace, wonder, and gratefulness. Be blessed! This is a re-post from 12-26-14 with some additions. Are you enjoying the pleasures of food, friends, and family over the holidays? Lucas said, “We go from Halloween to...

Dear Conscious Readers, What are you remembering about yourself? You are born Beautiful. You are born Bright. You are born Bountiful. You are born Brilliant. You are born Blissful. You are born. Along our journey, life experience or “Life Storms” crush upon us. You have a choice in every moment to rise victoriously...

Dear Massage Lovers, Do you love a great massage? There are many benefits of massages. It’s relaxing, releases toxins, eases muscle pain so you can feel good and be in alignment. Well, this family is filled with massage lovers. When I first brought Gabriel to get a massage,...

Dear Driving Readers, Have you experienced road rage before? I had my boys in the car. I turned a corner only to be met with an aggravated driver behind me. He honked his horn excessively. Then, he pulled on the side of my car, flipping me the...

Dear Conscious Readers, You are raising consciousness. Don’t downplay your healthy and life-giving thoughts, feelings, behaviors that are changing. In every moment, you get to choose. As you choose wisely, consciously, energetically, and vibrationally, you feel great. And when you feel great, you are vibrating at...

Dear Honest Readers, Have you ever felt like giving up? I have. And if you are really honest with yourself, you have too. How do I know? Because it is part of the human condition. Since we are one, we all experience the cauldron of emotions....

Dear Traveling Readers, It’s a busy season and a busy time of traveling. I dropped my husband off at the airport yesterday. An hour and a half later, the boys and I returned home. I pulled in the driveway with two sleepy boys. We ventured into the house...

Dear Rewriting Readers, Last night, I hit the wall. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and done. I worked from morning till night, unpacking moving boxes. I was like a rat on a wheel… going and going with no end in sight. I was on autopilot… doing and...

Dear Loving Readers, Do you have a best friend? One that you confide in, one that you share your joy and sadness with, someone you trust. Guilt and shame are really good friends. They hang out with each “constantly and subconsciously.” They live in the murky waters...

Dear Massive Readers, I went in for a routine procedure… if you call a colonoscopy a routine. But it was on the list of things to do that year. After the procedure, they asked me to do a virtual colonoscopy which takes x-ray images from a...

Dear Circling Readers, Do you know who is in your inner circle… the ones you keep close because they love you, believe in you and are your biggest cheerleaders? And do you know who stays in the outer circle… the ones you send love to but...

Dear Thankful Readers, There is so much to be thankful for. And not because it’s Thanksgiving but gratitude fills your heart. It’s overflowing. There is no shortage of thankfulness in my heart. It’s how I start my day and how I end my day… with gratitude in...

Dear Studious Lovers, I attended an event at Gabriel’s school. The students showed their work in various subjects. Naturally, I was drawn to the poetry. I sat and read each of Gabriel’s classmates’ poem. I was fascinated and intrigued by some of these old souls, their...

Dear Sunflower Lovers, For some reason, I always gravitated towards sunflowers. Maybe it was the cheeriness and happiness that they exuberated. They always leaned into the warmth of the sun. They taught me to lean in and press on as the sun and Mother Nature invigorates...

Dear Exercise Readers, Do you enjoy exercise? Some people love it; some like it; and some actually hate it as much as they hate going to the dentist to get their teeth clean. I enjoy it. I love it, but I don’t obsess over it. It’s...

Dear Compassionate and Sympathetic Readers, I am sure at times you are compassionate and other times you are sympathetic. And there is a difference. Compassion is a soul quality that radiates from the soul effortlessly towards someone who is suffering. But you see the person as whole....

Dear Dishwasher Loaders & Emptiers, Doesn’t it feel like you are always unloading and loading the dishwasher? It’s part of the daily routine. And to help lighten the load, I have some small children to help. Lucas does the cutlery. But my main man is Gabriel....

Dear Faithful Readers, What does keeping the faith mean? Faith is the evidence of things not seen. It’s believing in the spiritual world on this physical plane. It is what we hunger and yearn for in the midst of chaos, pain, uncertainty. It’s our anchor. How do...

Dear Youthful Readers, Last weekend, I attended a book signing event. I met a young enthusiastic girl. She held a Ted Andrews book called Animal-Speak. I mentioned that I have it and it’s a great book. And I added that there is a companion Animal-Speak Pocket Guide...

Dear Soulful Readers, What feeds your soul? As you begin to write your Life Scripts with awareness and acceptance, you get to decide. And what feeds your soul 10 years ago, may be different than what feeds your soul today. As you awake, you get clearer...

Dear Creative Readers, At the dinner table, I do something called "Creative Talk” in which I ask playful questions. Everyone has a chance to use their imagination and come up with some creative answers. Well, Lucas didn’t want to come to the dinner table. He wanted to...

Dear Serving Readers, How do you serve? Joyfully of grudgingly? My parents came in town to watch the boys (Gabriel and Lucas) while I attended the Author 101 Conference in Los Angeles. They enjoyed their visit with the boys. I returned home only and felt the energy...

Dear Relationship Readers, What are the qualities that you appreciate in a relationship? Are you aware of them? These are some qualities that I added in my empty nest. Drum roll… Here’s my Lucky 13 Spiritual and Soulful List: 1) Safe and Secure 2) Playmate and Partner 3) Fun and...

Dear Relational Readers, How is your relationship with yourself? Do you love yourself? Do you speak kindly to yourself? Are you compassionate? Do you practice imperative self-care? [ctt title="Once you are clear on the relationship with yourself, you honor your sacred space. Nothing comes into your sacred...

Dear Trusting Readers, Do you trust yourself? Do you know to head straight, veer right, or turn left? Or do you get overwhelmed with decisions? Do you excessively listen to the advice of others? Trust. Isn’t that what life is all about? [ctt title="Trust is like building muscle....

Dear Blissful Readers, Today was one of those days where everything was peaceful. I worked out. I ate well. I took my vitamins. I did a morning meditation and an afternoon meditation. I grounded myself so energetically I was balanced all day. I had a meeting...

Dear Spiritual and Soulful Readers, Are you paying attention to the relationships in your life? What relationships are you creating? What relationships are you attracting? Have you even considered them? A spiritual and soulful relationship is what we truly desire. It’s our heart’s desire because it expands us exponentially. It’s...

Dear Exciting Readers, Here is another interview  with Jeff Crouere from Ringside Politics with a Punch on WLAE -TV. It starts at 15 minutes 33 seconds. I hope you enjoy it. This was part of my book tour for Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina. Peace, love and light, Jennifer   https://youtu.be/8jSLjMlvFE4?list=PLf5o0BCVmBpheBKlZ4L5ScNRgiho8454e...

Dear Yes Readers, How often do you say yes? And I am not talking out of duty and obligation. I am talking about going with the flow instead of stopping the flow. I am talking about listening to the voice of Spirit instead of letting the...

Dear Seeking Readers, Can you do better? Can you show up better? Let’s play this out. I asked Gabriel to babysit. Of course, he said, “Yes.” I laid out the instructions. I cooked the meal. Gabriel was in charge of feeding and walking the dog. Putting the dirty...

Dear Intuitive Readers, I had an amazing interview last week with Host of Intuitive Transformation Radio Matthew Engel who is also an Intuitive Counselor, Executive Coach, Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist, Inspirational Speaker. I never know what type of questions I will get but I always come prepared...

Dear Hiking Lovers, My intention for the weekend was to hike Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve with my boys. The only thing is I did not have two agreeable boys. This was a shift test in motion. I said, “Let’s just enjoy the day. Look at the...

Dear Loving Readers, When we evacuated thirteen times in 5 weeks following Hurricane Katrina, there was a family paying attention. Steve and Paige Huffman watched the news filled with the images of Hurricane Katrina – one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of...

Dear Donut Lovers, Sunday morning, I headed to V.G. Donuts & Bakery located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. All I can say is they have incredible donuts and other baked goods. In fact, we have friends from New Orleans that visit us every summer. And they always request V.G....

Dear Amazon Shoppers, Buyers are purchasing copies of my book, Life Storms Hurricane Katrina, and leaving some exciting Amazon reviews. "I read this amazing story in less than two hours and cried through the majority of it. It is so authentic, so inspiring, so heart felt that...

Dear Eventful Readers, Pierre and I attended two Katrina events. The first event was at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas to honor all the international support that came to New Orleans following Katrina. We then headed to the Saenger Theatre for a splendid Katrina 10 -...

Dear Theater Lovers, Pierre and I headed to the reopening of The Orpheum Theater. It was the first time the doors reopened since Hurricane Katrina ten-years ago. We marveled at the amount of work that went into making it a splendid attraction again. The detail. The commitment....

Dear Red Cross Readers, I attended an American Red Cross Luncheon at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. It was titled "The Power of Women." It honored extraordinary community leaders who made a significant contribution to the Hurricane Katrina effort. So many women were...

Dear Movie Buffs, Do you remember the 1997 movie, GOOD WILL HUNTING?  IMDB describes, "Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life." It was written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck...

Hi Birthday Lovers and Book Readers, It is book launch week and my blogs consist of some great interviews. Yesterday, I had a morning interview with Renee Kohn at The CW Channel 6 San Diego (XETV). I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I...

Dear Ageless and Beautiful Readers, Do you know that you are truly ageless and truly beautiful? Sit with that for a moment because so many times we resist hearing the truth. You are truly ageless. You are truly beautiful. People ask my age, and I’m not ashamed to share...

Dear Libation Readers, What is your libation of choice? January 2015 rolled around, and I chose not to drink this year. It wasn’t because I had a drinking problem. It’s because I wanted to show up better in the world with a healthier mindset. I’ve watched the...

Dear Moving Readers, How many times have you moved? We moved thirteen times in five weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Thankfully, there was a generous opportunity of three free apartments for a year in southern California. We settled there, but we wondered… “Should we stay or should we...

Dear Sunday Gatherers, I gathered my boys in the kitchen. I had something important to express. I commented, “This is the most important lesson that I will teach you.” But I didn’t realize Gabriel was going to teach me. I shared of a situation that presented...

Dear Coaching Readers, Sometimes we think that we are meant to coach our kids. Now, don’t get me wrong; we are. But sometimes they are meant to coach us. We need to recognize these precious moments and be able to receive. Gabriel had a friend spend the...

Dear Crab-licious Readers, Have you ever watched a group of crabs in a bucket? One tries to exit the bucket, but the other crabs pull it back in the bucket. Isn’t that interesting? Because this plays in real life too. When you evolve, change, or exit the...

Dear Book Lovers, Do you like a true story? Well, I got one for you. It's my true story with heart and soul. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew into the Gulf of Mexico wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast and Louisiana. Our roof blew off...

Dear Kind Readers, I found an index card from my son, Lucas. He wrote, “I can be a blessing to my family by being kind.” Now, we all selecting a word for the year. We didn’t set a New Year’s resolution. We set an intention with the...

Dear Full Readers, I cooked dinner. Lucas ate but was ready to head to his friend’s house. I encourage my boys to bring their plate to the counter and not leave it on the table. Helpful for me. And it discourages the dog from jumping on...

Dear Mystical Readers, At the age of 15, I penned these very questions in my journal… Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? (Excerpt from my book, "Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina") And I’ve been on a search ever since to discover the answers to...

Dear Napping Readers, Do you nap? Or do you think naps are for little ones and the elderly? Well, naps do not come with age restrictions. And they are very important. When you have an obsessive thought and you can’t stop looping, you can meditate or nap. It...

Dear Storytelling Readers, Once upon a time, a young woman married a young man. It wasn’t by choice. It was out of duty, obligation, and power. It was a sign of the times in the 13th century where families selected suitable families for their kin to...

Dear Spontaneous Readers, On Saturday, we dropped friends off at the airport. Instead of heading back home, we decided to become tourists. We headed to Juice Crafters where I ordered a Silver Cup smoothie. We walked around the Farmer’s Market. I visited Peace Pies, one of...

Dear Movie Goer Readers, The boys and I ventured to the movie theater with friends. They selected Inside Out. I checked out the movie rating, saw that it was animated, and off we went. I had no idea what the movie was about. IMDB enhances, “After young...

Dear Movie Lovers, The other night, I flipped through Amazon to select a movie for Pierre and me to watch. I went down my watch list. Lucas sat in the kitchen and finished his ice-cream. The preview for The Giver with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep...

Dear Rose Lovers, Roses are Lucas’s favorite flower. He delights in them. I love white, yellow, peach, and pink roses. We went to the store, and the roses caught my eye. It wasn’t a bouquet of a singular color but a bouquet of different colors. It...

Dear Forgetful Readers, All too often we forget who we are. We stumble. We scatter. We stray. Others give their opinions of what you "should" do or tear you apart, worthiness by worthiness. You are NOT… the NINE SMALL "s"… You are not a sinner, just living in...

Dear Healthy Readers, Do you possess healthy boundaries or unhealthy boundaries? Well, what exactly is a boundary? Boundaries are a set limit, where you begin and where you end… and where another begins and where another ends. Boundaries allow you to have your healthy space and another...

Dear Awakening Readers, We moved to Encinitas, California after Hurricane Katrina. We resided in Poinsettia Ridge Apartments a little over a year. We were thankful that we had a safe and clean place. One of our adjacent neighbors was a young gorgeous girl in her early twenties...

Dear Strong Readers, How do you finish things? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment when you complete something? Or do you rush through to get it checked off your to-do list? Last week, Gabriel had exams, and I encouraged him to finish strong. Do...

Dear Empowering Readers, Do you feel empowered? Do you walk with confidence? Are you bold and fearless? More importantly, do you empower others? I have been on a healing journey; vibrating with peace, love, joy and bliss; seeking clarity; attracting people, patterns, and purposes; trusting my intuition… because...

Dear Spirit-Filled and Brilliant Mind Readers, My husband commented, "You have a magnificent mind. You are brilliant. Your Spirit is contagious. It is full of so much LOVE and LIGHT. I married you for your mind and Spirit! Your body and looks are a bonus...

Dear Angelic Readers, As a child, I was always drawn to angels. As an adult, I still had a strong affinity to angels. They were in pictures on my wall, cards that I selected, statutes in the house. They had a calming, peaceful, beautiful, and gentle...

Dear Open Readers, I picked up the boys. They had a session with Shelley Rike at Heart Beat Groove Alchemy. Tipi time for these little men. After, Lucas had swim lessons at 5:30 p.m. And time to come home and get dinner ready. Gabriel asked, “Mom, what...

Dear Heart-Centered Readers, Do you lead with your heart? Or do you ignore that resonance and follow your head? I’ve watched this pattern play out in my life. My heart resonates on certain decisions. But then, I doubt the promptings of my intuition and my heart....

Dear Suffering Readers, Isn’t it time to put an end to your suffering? Now, let me explain how I put an end to my suffering. As Bruce Jenner has suffered with gender identity, I have suffered with identity. I have worn the masks of people pleaser, perfectionist,...

Dear Choosing Readers, You have the power to choose in every moment. You choose your thoughts. You choose how to respond compassionately or react harshly. You choose love or fear. But what is your drug of choice? What is that stimulant that you need daily and can’t...

Dear Self-Care Readers, Do you practice self-care? For some people, the word self-care equates selfishness. Deny yourself and take up the cross. Deny yourself, your feelings, your inner voice, your intuition, your self-care. WHAT IF that belief could be changed from an unhealthy one filled with judgment...

Dear Scientific Readers, Have you ever had a live blood culture? You may be wondering what a blood culture is. A live blood culture consists of pricking your finger to draw blood. Then, the blood sample is put on a glass microscopic lens and examined under...

Dear Loving Readers, Yesterday was Mother’s Day – a day of honoring mom’s for all the love and care they bring into the world. My boys showered me with roses and sunflowers. They each made me a card. A MOTHER IS… LOVE, LUCAS Someone who loves you. Someone who...

Dear Energetic Readers, Are there days that you have great energy? Other days, you don’t feel as hot. Your energy is scattered. Hard to stay focused and motivated. Yet, you have things that you want to get to. I use to think the issue was time. I...

Dear Vitamin-Takers or Vitamin-Avoiders, Do you know what vitamins resonate with you? When you walk down the vitamin aisle, are you overwhelmed? Fat soluble, water soluble, FDA guidelines… what?! Some people don’t do well with vitamins unless they are taken at a certain times of the...

Dear Gift-Giving and Gift-Receiving Readers, People give gifts in numerous ways… through a compliment, a lovely note, wisdom, small tokens, extravagant gifts, their presence, a hug, a massage, a kiss. For some, it may be simply putting the toilet seat down, babysitting the kids, borrowing an...

Dear Well Readers, Last week, I came across something that Gabriel shared with another. Gabriel said, “My parents have never accepted me. They constantly want to change me. That is why I had 15 surgeries.” I was stunned and tears rolled down my face. Gabriel is thirteen-years-old,...

Dear Non-Accidental Readers, Have you ever been in a car accident?  Hopefully not.  If yes, then when was the last time that you were in a car accident? How did you respond or react? FLASHBACK: At the age of 15, my dad bought me a used brown Honda...

Dear Return to Sender Readers, Do you realize how much junk mail you receive on a daily basis? We shred it, rip it, throw it away or recycle it. It may be an aggravation, but it is easy to discard. What about the junk mail that gets...

Dear Moving Readers, Have you moved around a lot in your life? Have you moved around in careers, relationships, places? Maybe, you wish that you could move. You dream of far off lands, fun adventures, new beginnings, and budding relationships. We moved thirteen times after Hurricane Katrina....

Dear Football Lovers and Non-Football Lovers, Are you ready to make a touchdown? And I’m not just talking about on the field. I’m talking about off the field and in life! Lucas is on a flag football team. Sports is definitely his passion. And to watch this...

Dear Faulkner Readers, Along my journey, I attended a conference at The Esalen Institute for “Yoga and Creative Writing.” I wanted to sit at the feet of John Robbins and learn from him and yoga instructor, Katchie Ananda. My intention was to grow, learn, evolve… and...

Dear Travelling Readers, Are you ready to go on a vacation? How about to Hawaii for a family vacation? How about to Big Sur for a long weekend? How about across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece? How about for an inspirational conference such as The Longevity...

Dear Jean-Lover Readers, Do you have a favorite pair of jeans that you don’t want to get rid of? They may be frayed, some holes, too small, too big, too tight, too long, or too short? But you keep them anyone because they make you feel...

Dear Symbolic Readers, Have you ever discovered the meaning of your name? A quote that carries you throughout the years. What about your birthstone, birth flower, and birth tree? Yes, we have a birth flower and a birth tree. How awesome is that? And you have...

Dear Insect Happy Readers, Did you know that insects aren’t supposed to be a nuisance? They are not something to step on or swat. But they are something to observe. When you observe, you can rest and digest the beauty of interconnection… the beauty of oneness…...

Dear Non-Attacking Readers, Have you had those moments that you grabbed your chest? Scared. Or perhaps you heard some sad news. We all had those moments that we just can’t catch our breath. Our heart pounds. And we think it is going to bust. We get...

Lucas Sleeps Gabriel Sleeps Dear Sleepy Readers, We had an interesting day. Gabriel cleaned the garage and bathed the dog. Lucas cleaned the recycling bins. We walked the dog and went to Danger Park. But when we got to Danger Park, I witnessed Gabriel’s reaction to spiders, the dog...

Dear Sightful Readers, If you don’t possess the gift of sight, your other senses are highly sensitive. So, how do you see the world? I see the world… Beautiful. Compelling. Explorative. Loving. Romantic. Compassionate. Healing. Unlimited Possibilities. A miracle. A journey. An adventure. This is how I see the world. And I would love to capture that vision forever....

Dear Devoted and Surrendered Readers, What comes to your mind when you think of sacrifice? Sacrifice is explained as “the thing so surrendered or devoted; the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more...

Dear Curious Readers, I know by the title “Birds and Bees” that I got you hooked. Curious to see what Jennifer is blogging about today. Right?! I value transparency and connection. No subject is off limits. Gabriel approached me with pensive questions about sex. Time for the...

Dear Straddling Readers, You may think I’m getting down and dirty or going in some obscene fashion. But stay with me because it’s clean fun. One of my favorite positions is straddling. Pierre was typing at his computer. And I climbed on his lap in a straddle...

Dear Well Readers, We all have days when we don’t feel well. We muster up our strength and will and push to get things done. Well in January, my family got the flu. And I mentally said, “I don’t have time for the flu. I’m writing a...