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June is an artist, writer, speaker and advocate for self-empowerment. In 1999, illness overcame her life. During her unwavering search for physical wellness, she stumbled upon the subject of emotional wellness. This discovery led her down a path of self-empowerment for which she will always be grateful. It opened the doorway to her heart. As a result, she has spent a great deal of the past fourteen years focusing on personal growth and self-help. June’s mission is to share what she has learned with other people to support them on their wondrous and sometimes rocky journey. She conducts workshops, writes and paints to share her passion and wisdom with her fellow advocates for self-empowerment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Event this weekend!

 Come join the fun...I will be here this Saturday...
Artists Reception at Bliss Wine and Gifts in Wauconda.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Love conquers all

All of you have heard the expression, love conquers all. I bet many of you, if not all of you, understand this firsthand as well.

You are among the fortunate ones. Not in a lucky kind of way, but in an empowered and grateful way. You choose to rise above adversity and take the high road. Even when other people fail to appreciate you and your good will, you act out of love. Why? Because you are wise and you know that love conquers all...

You gotta have faith

No worry has ever added more beauty to life. No stress or anxiety has ever assured a solution. No fear has ever guaranteed a better outcome.
At some point in time, we began to believe that we could think our problems away. We began to judge life and expect it to be a certain way. We thought that it would be best to try and control life, to force life to unfold in a specific way. We set about to be a problem solver, a fixer, a controller of life. We thought it best to defend ourselves and protect ourselves from undesirable results...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Free to be...

As you expand your consciousness, you become more yourself.
You act on what is important to you and build self-confidence as doubt and self-judgment diminish. You realize perfection exists, but only if you no longer care what happens and who you are.

You are free to be you, perceived flaws and all.
This is the perfection you are seeking. 
No actions you take could make you a better person than you already are.
No actions you take could make you a lesser person than you already are.
This is love baby--unconditional love!

Be at Peace

The absence of chaos is peace.

Peace is not acquired, attained or produced from judgment.
If you feel any type of anxiety, no matter whether you can justify its presence or not, peace lies just below it.

You need not worry about anything--nothing at all. 
Peace lies just beyond your fear.

There is no cause worthy enough to take away your peace of mind.
Peace is here, right now. I bet you can feel it as you read this.

Don't be fooled and get caught up in the chaos.
Be at peace.


Dread is linked to worry. Procrastination is linked to fear of change.
We will never be happy when we fear or feel dread.
The key then is to diminish their presence in our lives.
Happiness is waiting to surface, however, you may block yourself from experiencing it.

Don't dread what is here nor what is to be.
Don't fear what may be coming nor anticipate what it will be.

Just be happy dear friend. You have the key!


Change may seem difficult and challenging, however, you can perceive change differently.
See change as transformative, enlightening and enriching. Don't fear what is ahead, embrace it!
You are well equipped to dance through the changes that lie ahead. 


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Internally Grateful Newsletter: Be in body

Our mind has a tendency to sweep us away from what matters most. We waste our time worrying about what lies ahead and what has happened in the past. We allow fear to control our thoughts. Essentially, we spend a great deal of our time in our heads.

Get out of your head and get into your body. 
This will allow you to feel and experience peace. 
A tremendous amount of peace!
Right now, take a deep breath, feel your body from head to toe.

Allow yourself to focus on what your body feels like, your internal sensations.

Imagine yourself opening up to the feelings that run through your body. Do this for a few minutes.

Just relax and feel--nothing else. If thoughts rise, let them pass on through, don't follow them or add to them. Relax and feel your body.

Be in body to let go of your mind...
Amazingly, feeling your body will allow you to expand beyond the confines of your mind.
It will connect you to and help you know the greater, all loving, higher power you have within. You can't help but to feel it.

We think our mind is what will help us attain peace. No, that's all wrong. Peace lies within us. You can feel it right now. Ahh, how amazing it is, YOUR body will take you to the place you long to be.



Sunday, March 31, 2013

Internally Grateful Newsletter: Say No to Anger

Say NO to anger...

You can say "NO!" to anger. Here are some important tips that will help you ease your own pain and suffering. When you say "NO!" to anger that is exactly what you will do.

When Pen and Paper Meet

When pen and paper meet, I feel my spirit rising. 
It is a form of surrender. 

I stop everything, take a comfy seat, turn off my brain,
and allow whatever needs to happen, happen.

No agenda, no judgment--a time to release and feel love.

The world doesn't matter, the fine details, the never ending to-do list 
falls off the face of the Earth.

It is just pen and paper. 

One would hardly think it could be so freeing, liberating, intoxicating and filled with wonder. Ah, but it is!

Your intellect is shut down, the judge in your head is nowhere to be found, and fear has no place in your life when the pen and paper meet.

There is nothing quite like it. It surpasses any teacher, book or classroom I have ever known.

Wisdom and truth appear before my very eyes. A simple and profound way to be is revealed and all the steps required.

What was once unknown becomes common knowledge and common sense.
What was once feared becomes less feared and eventually feared no more.

I consider it miraculous when my pen and paper meet. 
It heals, reveals and makes me complete.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It is the content of our thoughts that cause us trouble.
The lies that we tell ourselves and the limitations we perceive.
A new kind of thinking is in order. No more lies and no more limitations.

No more lies and no more limitations...Sounds like a good way to think, right?  
Of course, but we get fooled frequently, so perhaps your mantra should be...

 I am wise enough to see my lies and great enough to exceed my limitations.
After all, you are very wise and have the capacity to do great things!

Defensive Reactions

Today observe your defensive reactions. Take note of other people's defensive reactions as well.

Two important points to remember, a defensive reaction is a choice and the reaction
belongs to whomever is having it. 

Don't take other people's reactions personally and don't react defensively toward others. 

Love does not need defending. If you feel the need to defend or react adversely to another's defensive reaction, allow yourself to see love, to feel love, to be love.

Internally Grateful Newsletter: Note to a friend

This is a note I wrote to inspire a dear friend.

I think it will inspire you, too...

True spiritual growth can be far different than we imagine. You obviously are finding this out.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Internally Grateful Newsletter - Inspiration for the Self-empowered: Stop Interfearing!

Golden Wings
Your empowering mission for the week is to stop interfearing.
Often in life, we think the best route to take is to jump in and take control of a situation or circumstance. We think that we should give our unsolicited opinion with vigor and zest. We should fix the problem at hand in our own way.

Sometimes it is the best route to take, however, at times it is not. Sometimes we are just plain old interfearing. Yes, I spelled interfearing incorrectly to make a point...fear is influencing us quite often when we interfere.
What we fail to realize at times is we should allow other people to figure out what to do themselves. Micromanaging children, spouses, coworkers and friends can be a very bad idea. We stunt their growth, and for those who are a bit pushy with their opinions and meddling, sometimes a fair amount of damage is done to an important and valued relationship.
Stepping back and allowing someone else to lead can actually be more helpful than grabbing the wheel in certain instances. It can be hard to do, but it can be very effective...

When we give a person an opportunity to have an impact on a situation, we open a doorway, we give them a chance to solve it. We give them a chance to grow.

I have learned a great deal from my mistakes. I rarely learned from following orders. When we give someone growing room, it allows them to grow. When we trust someone, we build a better relationship. And, when we step back, we show that we care about what the other person thinks and feels which will be missing when we rush in and interfear.