356 Days of Angel Prayers

365-Days-of-Angel-Prayers-Book-FlatI have some great news to share!

I am one of over 160 amazing ‘Angel authors’ from around the world who have joined together for the first time to collaborate on a wonderful new book, 365 Days of Angel Prayers. I love to share my work with the world and when this opportunity presented itself I was guided to open my heart to rejoice about the blessings that surround every day. My prayers are answered and I know yours can be, too.

The 365 Days of Angel Prayers book is one of the ways I can make a difference in your life and in the lives of anyone seeking guidance, support, healing and love. Every day there is a new and inspiring angel prayer; there’s even one for leap year making this book timeless, a gift that will keep on giving day after day, year after year.

What a great gift to give and receive!

Imagine Receiving the Gift of Knowing:

  • That you are NEVER Alone
  • That you have angels ready to assist you at any given moment
  • That you can connect with the angels every day using unique prayers 
  • That you are part of a great illumination of love and light on a daily global basis


365 Days of Angel Prayers is a gathering of daily angel invocations, blessings, prayers and essays written by people who look to their angels for guidance to manifest joy, healing, deep peace and love. This is the first time a community of global Angel Messengers have come together, on such a large scale, to offer a book that crosses cultural and religious beliefs to capture, warm, nurture and heal every heart. This is a delightful book that people of all ages and beliefs will love, cherish and welcome into their lives.

Only $17.95 and I will sign each copy on my selected date in the book!  

(Hint: …It appears in the summertime!) 

365 Days of Angel Prayers

The NEW Stress-Response Diet & Lifestyle Program

SRD Cover new editionI am pleased to announce the newest book launch of my publishing company, OptiMystic Press, Inc. 

The New Stress-Response Diet and Lifestyle Program written by Bill Cortright and his daughter, Alex.  

Click HERE to buy the Book or Kindle version!
Are you dieting and exercising yet cannot lose weight?

Do you sleep through the night yet wake-up tired?

Do you have insatiable cravings for sweets and carbs?

Do you gain weight mainly around your midsection (Belly Fat)?

Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious and that life is just out of control?

Is your overall health deteriorating each year?

All of these symptoms stem from the same cause—STRESS. In Bill Cortright’s groundbreaking book The NEW Stress-Response Diet and Lifestyle Program he reveals the secret of what it really takes to manage and master stress. Unmanaged stress is what causes metabolic upset and the downward spiral of our health while increasing our weight. Bill’s original best selling book The Stress-Response Diet revealed why stress was the main culprit in causing us to gain weight. In his NEW book he reveals the results of testing over 4000 patients at his EliteFitForever Wellness Clinics. Out of these amazing results came the updated version of The NEW Stress-Response Diet book with completely updated diet and exercise regimens that creates a Total Metabolic Reset in just 30 Days. Included is a step by step menu plan for a total metabolic reset and maintenance as well!

Click HERE to buy the BOOK or KINDLE version! 


Joy in Mourning?

People have made thlove and joye comment to me that I come across as ‘Joyful’ and full of ‘Light.’ Hmm …Interesting choices, I think to myself.

There have been times in my life that to be considered a person that exuded any essence of joy would have been unfathomable. I was in the throes of mourning the deaths of my only children. Just as there is no crying in baseball, there is no joy in mourning. Right?  If I’ve learned anything in this thing called life, I know that it comes down to the choices we make. There may be little joy in mourning…but there can be much joy while mourning. I’ll explain.

Puzzled people have asked, “How do you survive having stood at the graves of your only children—and those of your husband’s only children, too?” It is as simple as this: I am not my story. I choose to rewrite my story as I stumble along. Blame, shame, and judgment against ourselves or each other serves no one, yet we sometimes weaken and become snarled in that scenario. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or traumatic change in your life’s situation, you can learn to stop the spiral and start to trust the goodness of Spirit. It takes effort and a sincere, maybe even raw, reality check.

Go ahead, fall down if you’re going to. The world looks different while lying on the ground looking up. I should know. I turned the corner of my sadness when a teacher walked into my life and I had the presence of mind to notice. It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. “Trust the process,” she tells me. Again and again.

I found joy while mourning because I have the memories of two beautiful boys that gave me the honor of being their mother. And in being that mother, how could I dishonor their legacy by never having recovered from their deaths? I do it for them. Every. single. day.  It’s the choice I make.

I am here to tell you that joy is simply your Inner Light. The light Spirit innately gave you from the very beginning of it all. The illuminating light that shined within you when your children were born, when you fell in love, or even now when music fills your dreams. Be open to receive and honor your Light, your legacy of love.

Today’s affirmations: I choose love. I choose joy.   

Donate to a Wonderful Cause: The DreamSTRONG™ Foundation

The DreamSTRONG™ Foundation needs your help.  We are gearing up to begin offering educational services to women in need but must raise some funds in order to do so. As a brand new public charity we are just getting started and heaven knows it takes capital in order to be able to pay the bills and begin providing what the mission set out to do.  DreamSTRONG Foundation red heart

We are in the midst of designing speaking events and personal mentorship programs for the empowerment, enrichment and education of women in need of a better way in life—a way to help her achieve that which she never dreamed to be possible; a way for her to better her life, and the lives of those she loves.  It’s all about our families. And it begins with the women who feel drained of resources, stuck in jobs they hate, mired in dysfunctional relationships, or just merely situationally stressed to the max and confused about her ability to move forward.

We can help them. But we need help, too.  Please consider donating any amount toward this important mission.  Click here to go to our GoFundMe account or visit the charity website at www.dreamstrong.us to download a pledge card.

All gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRC Section Code 170.

From my heart to yours, please accept my deepest gratitude.


The Companion Spirit

As I sat down to write today, I began to ponder…which usually gets me into trouble. I’m wondering, what will people think about what I have to write about. Do I really want to open the vault of my private struggle for the entire world to see? Then it dawns on me: Why would I not? Wouldn’t you? If the essence of your trials could shine as a beacon for someone experiencing the agony of loss in their life, wouldn’t you have the courage and strength to share loving lessons that help those left floundering in the dark? own kind of beautifulI can expect no less from myself. And so it is.

My husband and I have had to bear the incomprehensible pain of burying four beautiful sons in less than a decade. I liken the loss of a loved one, especially a child (or in our case‒all four of them), to knowing where true loneliness lives. As any parent knows, children are the shining lights of our lives … so how do we survive when those precious lights go out? My urge was to stand and scream, but knew I had to kneel and pray. A lonely place exists when forced to face the depths of darkness and confusion as many of us find during times of dire straits. I stared it down, though often with my eyes tightly closed, and yet found the loving Light on the other side. It did not happen overnight but it was there‒all along–waiting patiently to embrace me once again. A Companion Spirit that I have grown to know quite well.

I only share this part of our journey to build the messages of hope that follow. For years I was hesitant to tell my story, reluctant to relive painful memories, fearful of what others would think. I know that dark days do bring golden opportunities if we seek them: To nurture compassion, find courage, embrace change and to sing at the top of my lungs once again. The past can only hurt us if we continue to cling to it. I made the decision to honor it instead.

Why question our own God-given gifts? I did just that as I began writing today; I began by asking questions. Come with me and begin to revel in the journey of confidence, courage, strength and Light. There comes a celebratory moment when we realize how wonderfully unique our journey. We may perceive others as being confident, strong, or having it all together. Perhaps they appear to be the elegant swan, effortlessly gliding atop peaceful waters, when below the surface she is paddling wildly just trying to keep up! I imagine they perceive you and me to be the cool, calm and collected ones instead. We’re in this thing together.