Do You Wake with Purpose?

  The spiritual life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. ~Anais Nin   A package arrived the other day from Amazon. It perplexed me, as I had ordered nothing for a while. Feeling around on the envelope, I realized it was a book. I love to read and knowing there was something I didn’t order; I got super excited.I ripped open the envelope and pulled it out; a book with a...

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Why a Book on Phone Obsession?

You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone and do nothing. ~Maxime Lagacé I dedicate this book to Lily and Tory Crego. That they may connect with God, people, nature, and their inner authentic spiritual self…~Dr. Ortigara CregoIt’s no secret most of us are attached to our phones. Yes, you too! We can’t seem to put the darn thing down. Why is this so? Why are we so fascinated with our phones? ...

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Confessions of a Food Addict

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. ~Swami Vivekananda     Every book I've written my subtitle is: Heal from the Inside Out because the inner work must begin first in order to do the outer work. Swami Vivkananda understood this, that growth comes from within and that until an inner...

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Do one thing every day that scares you. ~Eleanor Roosevelt A lazy Sunday afternoon swim with thunder rolling in the distance is my idea of a perfect setting. The sun is still shining, yet dark luminous clouds hang over simultaneously. I marvel at how I swam laps with such ease, yet with urgency, knowing a storm is not too far off.  And now I'm reminded of last year when I gasped for breath with...

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13 Ways to Feel Calm

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~Michelangelo It seems life is more hectic now than ever and for good reason. There’s so much going on in the world that’s completely out of our control.We’ve been working our way back into normalcy after a two-year plus stretch with a pandemic, political unrest, war and inflation. Yikes! All concerning for everyone no matter where...

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Valentines and the Chocolate Obsession

Love has nothing to do with what your expecting to get - only about what your expecting to give - which is everything. ~Katharine Hepburn Does Valentines Equal Chocolate Binge Eating? Every year without fail, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 around the world for all those in love and those not so in love. Or at least that’s what we think it’s about. Or is it about chocolate, decadent...

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Are You Neglecting Self-Care?

We must be the change we wish to see. ~Mahatma Gandhi Are you guilty of neglecting your personal self-care? If so, you are not alone. Recently, I was completing my continuing education requirements for my upcoming license renewal in March. One course I took, Setting Ethical Limits: For Caring and Competent Processionals, really hit home for me. I recognized I was caring too much—at a substantial...

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Are you Obsessed with your Phone?

Whatever you are by nature,keep to it:Never desert your line of talent.Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.~Sydney Smith Here is a little sneak peek into my newest book: Release Your Obsession with Your PHONE: Heal from the Inside Out Sydney Smith's quote is one to ponder. What did nature intend for you? How do you keep to it if you don’t know what it is? We all have a talent, a...

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Walking in January!

When one realizes one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.  ~P.D.Ouspensky Today, I was walking along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean in sunny South Florida. I felt an enormous gratitude! Here I am in the most beautiful setting, while others are freezing somewhere out there. I was recently in Chicago when it was 26 degrees below zero! My face almost fell off! And I...

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