The Wind Knows Your Name

Have you ever felt lonely in a crowded room, or with your partner sleeping mere inches away? Or even in the midst of the controlled chaos that we often refer to as our everyday life?  I confess─I have. More times than I care to admit.

There was a time when I introduced myself to the bottom of the heap and resolved that there was simply nowhere else to go. The only thing I knew for sure was that I felt isolated and disassociated from all things previously familiar. Bottom, meet Connie. She’s new here. Be gentle with her.

For those not familiar with my family’s story, all four of our sons died in young adulthood just when life promised to be filled with weddings, grandchildren and a lasting legacy of life. The winds of change blew violently through our lives leaving our landscape barren and unfamiliar.

While tending to outside chores one summer day, a whisper caught my attention. I suddenly felt the presence of an old friend; a constant companion, a sacred sense of feminine Being. I realized something crucial that day; she had been with me─all along.  She is the Wind, and she whispered my name.  She is that which fills the space of our existence between the heavens and the earth. We walk within her presence daily in a space where it’s safe to share our secrets.

There is a sacredthe wind surrender intelligence that billows in the wind, as in the classic song by Peter, Paul and Mary in the 1960s: The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. As sunshine is the laughter of nature, the wind is its inspiration, the breath, the promise of better days ahead.  She wears many faces: solar winds, trade winds, winds of change. Change, as they say, is inevitable. This means our priorities must change, too. Let nature nurse you─ if only for a while.

When we become tired souls and weary bodies, we are not living our highest good.  When nothing makes sense and you feel the need to escape, try my personal meditation (I love this!):
Run, don’t walk─go outside. Ground yourself in nature by paying particular attention to the gusts of wind that rise to meet you. Greet her face to face. She is your lifeline, your breath of life. Consciously breathe in deeply with your arms open wide to embrace her, filling your heart and lung space with the energy of life and love.  As you turn to cast your sails, feel the winds of change at your back as you exhale, releasing all that binds you to your pain or source of aggravation. (If the neighbors are watching, smile and wave!)

Connect to Source and face the wind ~ the breath that knew your name before your birth.

I wish you the brightest of summer days,


Write By The Sea™ Writer’s Retreats

starfsihAnyone who knows me KNOWS that I’m a child of sun and sand. So what better place to hold the ULTIMATE writer’s retreat… than right by the sea


My friend and associate, Shanda Trofe, and I have been busy planning some spectacular amenities to accompany a unique and moving retreat for anyone who writes or wants to start writing for business, pleasure, personal reasons—you name it.  Stay tuned for more details to follow soon, but this much I will share with you for now:  The retreat is being held at the Postcard Inn on Islamorada in the Florida write by the sea base logo with datesKeys on November 13 – 15, 2015. 

Registration and event details are coming soon.  Write By The Sea™ will feed your mind, body and spirit over a glorious weekend of learning.

Ready to Write By The Sea?  For updates and details as they are made public, opt in to my newletter. 

Brightest Blessings,


New Surprise Added to The Invisible Thread!

Wsunny site pice are excited to announce that those contributing a chapter to our latest multi-author compilation book, The Invisible Thread: Stories of Synchronicity are joining with some exclusive company.  The amazing Sunny Dawn Johnston is the anchor writer in this project!  Join the ranks of this best selling author and other talented writers that will help give you exposure on a much broader plane than you thought possible.

Click here for details and to apply!  The Invisible Thread with Sunny Dawn Johnston

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The Invisible Thread: Stories of Synchronicity

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a warrior when it comes to helping others achieve their goals.  It’s what I do.

Today I’m offering one more way to do something you’ve always dreamed of doing, but may not have known where to start. Would you like to get published, or published again, this year?  OptiMystic Press is offering a unique experience for newbie or seasoned writers. Apply to become an author in the upcoming compilation book, “The Invisible Thread: Stores of Synchronicity.”  HINT: There is a big and exciting announcement attached to this book coming soon, so get in while you can!  Until then, my lips are sealed.

I am reminded of an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “An Invisible Thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of Time, Place or Circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.”  I know this thread has been a gleaming part of my life, from birth to this very moment. I am living proof.

I hope you will join us in this project—but HURRY!  Spaces ARE LIMITED… they really are. —Not just hype that you hear from marketers trying to sell you something! Once the spaces are taken, this opportunity is gone…forever.

Contact me for further details or visit the OptiMystic Press, Inc. website for more information.
Make the day great!

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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