Saturday, March 10, 2018

Universal Wellness: Happy Love Month!

Universal Wellness: Happy Love Month!: I was almost going to skip this month’s blog post as I didn’t know what upbeat news I could brighten your life with. Don’t misunderstand. ...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Happy Love Month!

I was almost going to skip this month’s blog post as I didn’t know what upbeat news I could brighten your life with. Don’t misunderstand. There are always infinite situations and things for me to be grateful for at any given time – including the fact that you are reading this right now! There are the constants like the Earth, Sea and the Sky up above…..but I couldn’t think of positive things in my ongoing quest that didn’t require a long, drawn-out explanation.

Then I remembered, from previous feedback I’d received, that people want to hear about staying upbeat, or as close as possible, through challenges. Every day has its mix of ups and downs which holds true for every new place I land. Consider, for a moment, a big slide on a playground. One climbs up the steps then gleefully slides down. Who is to decide one is positive and the other negative but our own perception of the experience? I choose to see all as having some positive bearing in my life. Again, don’t get me wrong …..This ISN’T always easy! Drastic times sometimes call for drastic measures… sometimes allowing myself to wallow in a Pity Party before returning to my desired mental track. There are a number of factors that have gotten me to this state of BEing……

First: I make Happiness both a goal and a choice.
Second: I determine factors that contribute to my joy and those that detract from it. Whenever feasible, I increase the former and decrease the latter.
Third: Sometimes, in less than desirable situations, I catch myself noticing the ugly stuff – the things most people justify focusing on claiming, “That’s just  reality.” While it may be their reality, I don’t choose it to be mine. So I gently shift my attention to a more pleasing “reality”… majestic sunsets or velvety roses, delectable chocolates or a child’s musical laugh.
Fourth: I only interact, as much as possible, with others who also choose to focus on the bright side. Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, the folks we are around frequently rub off on us.
Fifth: I have made these practices a way of life for decades. While not “perfect” all the time, my habit is to be vigilant for the light and….choose happiness.
So what’s happening in my world? More questions than answers! I had a number of international opportunities I was considering from California. For one reason or other, they all felt like I’d be forcing things when I started to pursue them. Needing to move on for my personal well-BEing, I traveled to my “Happy In-Between” place. Maybe more to report on that next month.

As the sun kisses my face and the waves wash my feet, I hope you have, in some way, been inspired, entertained and/or felt the Love flowing to you through these blog posts. Thanks so much for following and lighting up my life!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Family and Friends

I thought I was called to California for a two-fold purpose. One was complete, though not without its share of challenges. But the abundant joys delightfully won out. It’s up there as one of the happiest times of my life. The other was a case of someone’s bright intentions being followed by the lack of commitment to make it happen. Sometimes peoples’ decades old habits can keep them trapped their whole lives. I was a bit bummed but kept in mind not to take others’ choices personally. As much as I’d like to change the world…..I can only be fully responsible for myself.

This brings up a couple more observations. First, many of us have been raised in a culture of thinking being selfish is negative and being selfless a virtue. We, particularly women, were conditioned to take care of everyone else first. Then, if time and resources remained, tend to one’s own needs. By now most have heard the drill on an airplane about the oxygen masks. If you are traveling with a child or someone who needs assistance, put your mask on first then help others. Same thing with life. The healthier you are in mind and body, the more powerfully you can assist others. Of course, there are exceptions here that chapters can be written about. However, for the most part, this is true. If you are completely selfless and don’t take care of your own needs, you will not be able to be the shining change in the world you can so powerfully be. Abraham via Esther Hicks says, “If we were standing in your physical shoes, that would be our dominant quest: Entertaining Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Some say, “Well, Abraham you teach selfishness.” And we say, yes we do, yes we do, yes we do, because unless you are selfish enough to reach for that connection, you don’t have anything to give anyone, anyway. And when you are selfish enough to make that connection—you have an enormous gift that you give everywhere you are.” What one thing can you do today to nurture yourself in order to honor God inside you and more significantly have a positive impact for others?

The other self-observation revealed I was still managing to attract people with not so healthy personality traits in my life. On a more optimistic note, I now recognize it much more quickly. Noticing has allowed me to be able to shift paths and not have the negative effects that I unwittingly allowed in the past. It is a daily practice of mine to visualize and invite only healthy and positive situations in my world. The more viscerally and deeply I feel this reality inside, the more profoundly I see it in my outside world. I invite you to please join me in creating Heaven on Earth starting with wherever                                                                   on Planet Earth you happen to be playing in at this time.

For my part, in California I ended up assisting in three moves. Seems like that is one of my
gifts/callings as I have helped family and friends in this manner numerous times over the years. This might even be an expected natural ability for a gypsy/traveler. Fun fact: My maiden name is Pauckert. That got mutilated regularly and frequently became Packer. It is a joke in our family that we are good packers (not to be confused with The Packers) and I teasingly vie with my Mom for the claim of being the best. Too long a story for now, but one of the moving processes resulted in receiving 4 tickets to the Wax Museum in Hollywood - thanks Hollywood Storage! It was a fun opportunity to enjoy time with family.

Without all my Angels in the wings (pun intended), I would not be able to have come this far on my
incredible journey. I bow in deep gratitude and appreciation to each one of you – and you know who you are reading this! A shout out to  AXICOM provider of high-quality and affordable IT services for small and medium businesses….and gypsies. While Costco and Dell were less than stellar on many counts with my computers, once again, the Knights in shining armor of AXICOM rode in to save the day! Some of you who know me closely also know that I’m often seriously tempted to disappear into the jungle and oust all electronic technology. AXICOM is definitely a big reason you and I are still in communication and you are reading this at all! While I never know for sure where my path may lead, it appears we will remain connected on this physical plane for some time to come. Abundant blessings and thank YOU for brightening my world!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Merry Everything…..Happy Always!

This is the time of year that one often hears Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! While I certainly wish that warmly to all my family and friends who observe  these specific dates, there is so much more to celebrate. Not only do I honor all the various celebrations, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa and more….but every personal accomplishment, event and Being each and every day! And while the New Year has so many gearing up for a new start, why not greet every minute as the beginning of the rest of your life? There are enough challenges going on in the world. I feel an attitude and gratitude along with an air peace and celebration on a regular basis would certainly make a bright massive difference.

On my journey, from the Big Island of Hawaii I traveled to California to assist family going through life transitions. Although change is not always easy, it is exciting and blossoming with fresh possibilities. What a perfect time for shedding the old and dancing into the new! It was a lovely opportunity to greet family and friends again too.

Reaching out on behalf of a Dear Friend in California in need
of a kidney. I call her Dynamite and she has successfully had the upper hand of this situation for over 35 years. Now, her kidneys are functioning at 12% and she is looking for a donor. This person need not be the same blood type. If you have any information that might help, please contact asap!!

It was in Hawaii that I learned that Heaven reclaimed another Sweet Angel. In California that Angel gifted me with a sign. What is in my future? That sign and a recent Dolphin Dialogue via a bright Dolphin Friend might help guide me. We shall see what unfolds😊 Anne Gordon de Barrigon is offering a free 15 minute Dolphin Dialogue to spread goodwill and also see if future similar Dolphin Messages are appropriate with package offerings.The very powerful communication from the Dolphins through Anne Gordon de Barrigon both inspired and warmed my heart!! Whether you reach out to Anne or desire Wellness Coaching from a Traveling Gypsy, may 2018 see you reaching new heights of health and happiness. Most importantly, enjoy the moment!

Whatever and whoever you choose to celebrate…..Cheers!!  Peace and Love Always!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Attitude of Gratitude

If you’ve been following my blog – first of all, thank you very kindly – you’d know that I thought my Hawaii/Lemuria days were finished toward the end of 2015. My calling there this time feels like an even more final completion than previously. Although by now, I’ve learned to never say never 😊

Along with the incredible beauty of the Big Island and constant perfection of climate, I was showered with more blessings than I could count. At the same time, I was presented with more mysteries at every turn.  That request I put out to the Universe decades ago is still unfolding. I asked for help to live fully in each moment. Be careful what you wish for haha! Just when I think I have something figured out, I get presented with a new twist which takes me even farther down the Rabbit Hole!
You’d probably agree, things don’t always go exactly as planned. More like, much of the time that’s the case. That’s when an attitude of gratitude as my daily modus operandi makes all the difference in my world. It nudges me to find the blessings even when it feels like the world is crashing in. It reminds me to express thanks for the gifts I am about to receive….the miracles unfolding for me simultaneously sometimes beyond my human comprehension. Less than desirable situations remind me acutely of the way I desire things to be. Then I have the opportunity to appreciate “that world”. Unless I vividly align with the energy of it, the desired cannot BE in my current world. Yes, that requires conscious choice, much vigilance AND living in the moment!

With enough going on to write a book, but hardly enough time to even write what I have, I've decided to share some of my experiences in pictures. I hope you will enjoy 😊

This month many folks in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. I am grateful for that as it reminds them to notice and celebrate their blessings as well as be a blessing for others. Ever grander than the precise Day of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the myriad of beautiful people I am privileged to know who live their lives as a prayer….an attitude of gratitude is part of their daily life – part of who they are. Thank you all for blessing my life with your presence/presents no matter what the capacity for our agreement this time around 😉

Since tomorrow is uncertain, Wellness Coaching by Phone is available for an indefinite amount of time. If you’d like to live your life more fully, vibrantly, in more colors/flavors/feelings…..make an appt for a complimentary consultation and find out if this is right for you now!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat

Celebrating the holidays like I used to with parties and having the house decked to the hilt with theme appropriate decorations definitely occurred in another time and place. It was such a lifetime ago, in fact, I no longer have photos from those fun events. Yet the warm images live on in my mind and heart as I hope they do for my kids and others who were part of the merriment.

Halloween has found me in a number of states and even countries now. This year, Hawaii gets the honor. As I think back on the months here so far, “Trick or Treat” seems apropos. So many interesting situations evolving into developments I could not have fathomed before. Some felt like tricks while others were sensed as treats. But is everything truly that black and white? Perhaps there is a bless in every mess. Perhaps what we think we want comes with side effects we’d rather pass on. Reminds me of the tale of the farmer and his son. It goes something like this (thanks to

One day in late summer, an old farmer was working in his field with his old sick horse. The farmer felt compassion for the horse and desired to lift its burden. So he let his horse loose to go to the mountains and live out the rest of its life.

Soon after, neighbors from the nearby village visited, offering their condolences and said, "What a shame.  Now your only horse is gone.  How unfortunate you are! You must be very sad. How will you live, work the land, and prosper?" The farmer replied, "Who knows? We shall see".
Two days later the old horse came back now rejuvenated after meandering the mountainsides while eating the wild grasses. He came back with twelve new younger, healthy horses which followed the old horse into the corral. 

Word got out in the village of the old farmer's good fortune and it wasn't long before people stopped by to congratulate the farmer on his good luck.  "How fortunate you are!" they exclaimed. “You must be very happy!"  Again, the farmer softly said, "Who knows? We shall see".
At daybreak on the next morning, the farmer's only son set off to attempt to train the new wild horses, but the farmer's son was thrown to the ground and broke his leg.  One by one villagers arrived during the day to bemoan the farmer's latest misfortune.  "Oh, what a tragedy!  Your son won't be able to help you farm with a broken leg. You'll have to do all the work yourself. How will you survive? You must be very sad", they said.  Calmly going about his usual business the farmer answered, "Who knows? We shall see".

Several days later a war broke out. The Emperor's men arrived in the village demanding that young men come with them to be conscripted into the Emperor's army.  As it happened the farmer's son was deemed unfit because of his broken leg.  "What very good fortune you have!!", the villagers exclaimed as their own young sons were marched away. "You must be very happy." "Who knows? We shall see!", replied the old farmer as he headed off to work his field alone.
As time went on the broken leg healed but the son was left with a slight limp. Again, the neighbors came to pay their condolences. "Oh, what bad luck. Too bad for you!"  But the old farmer simply replied, "Who knows? We shall see".

As it turned out the other young village boys had died in the war and the old farmer and his son were the only able-bodied men capable of working the village lands. The old farmer became wealthy and was very generous to the villagers. They said: "Oh how fortunate we are, you must be very happy", to which the old farmer replied, "Who knows? We shall see”.

During my months in Hawaii, I was faced, once again, with many “horrors” reflecting situations in my past….child neglect, cult religion, woman abuse, a psychopathic individual deviously controlling others, legal inequity, and isolation to name a few. But were these really all awful? Actually not. I was able to celebrate how much I’ve grown and remembered. This time, I was not personally caught up in the drama and pain although I was an active part of the solution. I was able to see objectively through the eyes of unattached compassion. And, who knows? Perhaps other benefits may unfold yet unbeknownst to me. We shall see. Sometimes we don’t realize until much later in life the full extent of how certain uncomfortable circumstances were actually bright blessings in disguise. 

Oh, and some of the obvious treats? A surprise helicopter tour of the island sure qualified. Although my second helicopter trip of the area, everything seemed new again as I was observing both on a different day and from a brighter attitude. Magical views included verdant valleys dripping with waterfalls and volcanoes and lava fields complete with bright orange molten flow. Idyllic beaches and majestic cliffs made up some of the shoreline and where the lava entered the water, clouds of steam arose. The bird’s eye view helped me put various locations I was aware of on the Big Island in perspective as far as their relationship/distance to each other. I was also gifted with a last-minute entrance to a luau that one of my hosts danced. She is extremely talented as well as gorgeous and I had a front row seat! The rest of the performers were amazing too and really seemed to exude the joy of their presentation. A visit to the Four Seasons was decadent as well. The glorious sunset unfolded before me as I walked on the beach. In a remote beach area past the resort grounds, I came across so many of my turtle friends on the sand. Silently the gratitude welled up inside me for such an encounter as they all lay there resting. The rest of my experience was delightful…..including Hualalai Mud Pie and an enchanting “jeweled” jacuzzi all to myself!

The inimitable Lokelani dancing story through  a beautiful hula. 
If you are interested in private party performances on Big Island, contact for info.

So, the answer to Trick or Treat?....... YES!!