Mel's Two Cents Blog

Accessing your peace during difficult times

Hello Friends, Often we find ourselves in circumstances that make us feel uncomfortable, frustrated, helpless, inadequate, etc. a.k.a. I can't stand this one more second; this is getting on my last good nerve; or I feel like I want to cry, scream and explode. Fret not my friends. All that's happening is that this particular situation is reminding you of a past event that made you feel the same way. Stop and take a few deep breaths and bring yourself back to the present moment. Really take a look at your surroundings, see and experience them fully. Remind yourself that [...]

2019-05-29T14:27:32+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evolving through discomfort

Hello Friends, Let's chat a bit about how uncomfortable change can be. Sorry to burst any rose colored bubbles but it can be no other way as with change we are experiencing something new and unknown. We have exited our comfort zone and it feels scary. discomfort : mental or physical uneasiness : annoyance evolution : a process of change in a certain direction : unfolding : a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state : growth Our first instinct is to run from discomfort as if we're in [...]

2019-05-22T16:34:22+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Practicing resilience during change

Hello Friends, I'm baaack!!!  I am finally starting to feel settled in Las Vegas and ready to get back to work. It took quite a bit of work and a lot of letting go but the move went smoothly and the drive from NJ to NV was beautiful, and long. Now I can check "road trip" off my list. You can see pictures on my Instagram @mels2cents. This change, this "daring greatly" has stretched me and shown me how strong I really am. Change is not easy and sometimes its not pretty either, but the good news is that we are [...]

2019-05-15T18:40:44+00:00 Uncategorized|2 Comments

Expressing yourself, living your truth and daring greatly

Hello Friends, We're taught from a very young age to: shut up and not express our feelings so we don't make others feel uncomfortable; please others so they will accept us; do what's practical; prepare for the worst; don't take any chances; blah, blah, blah, etc. ad infinitum. So how's that been working for you?! I've learned that suppressing your authenticity makes you emotionally, mentally and physically sick - YUCKO and no thank you! Expressing yourself and living your truth is the only thing that will fill that void, that black hole in our soul that we try to fill with business, things and addictions. As you know, I'm [...]

2019-03-20T16:32:33+00:00 Uncategorized|2 Comments

Updates and the Love, Peace and Happiness Retreat May 6-8, 2019 in Las Vegas

Hello Friends, Please forgive me for being MIA the past few weeks. I am preparing to relocate from New Jersey to Las Vegas! That's right folks, I am off on a new adventure and as you can imagine, there's a lot involved so I've been a very busy bee. I am happy to announce that I will be participating in the second annual Love, Peace and Happiness Retreat, May 6-8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last year we had an amazing time teeming with synchronicities, miracles and camaraderie. There are awesome presenters participating and I will be speaking about intuition development, doing a few practice exercises, and reading [...]

2019-03-13T14:47:19+00:00 Uncategorized|1 Comment

Embracing the blahs

Hello Friends, I'm sure we've all had to contend with the cursed "blahs" at some time in our lives - UGH and YUCKO! blah 1 : silly or pretentious chatter or nonsense; 2 : a feeling of boredom, lethargy, or general dissatisfaction Well friends, I'd love to give you a quick tip or trick to make them scurry away but I don't have one. No, this is one of those experiences that we will go through many times. It can often come upon us during times of change, busyness or when we're overly focused on others and neglecting our own wellbeing. So what's a generally [...]

2019-02-20T17:53:32+00:00 Uncategorized|3 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day and loving yourself

Hello Friends, Tomorrow we celebrate Valentine's Day in the US, and for some folks it can be a sad and lonely day because they are focusing on the romantic partner that they do not have - bummer! Perk up friends, it's not a lost cause. Meeting and acquiring an amazing partner is within your control. Yep, it's actually quite simple; all you have to do is love yourself first and let that be your main focus. When you love and accept yourself, and are happy with who you are, you can attract a great partner to complement your awesomeness. Mel's Two Cents: Practice, [...]

2019-02-13T17:34:42+00:00 Uncategorized|4 Comments

Celebration as a spiritual practice

Hello Friends, Wikipedia says: "A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences and cultivating spiritual development." My interpretation is: doing something regularly that facilitates the experience of being connected to, or communing with, God/Love/Source/Creator/Spirit/add your proper noun of choice here. I highly recommend it, as it can often be a very euphoric and unforgettable experience. Most of us have heard of studies that show how laughter and joy releases endorphins - hormones in the brain that trigger feelings of euphoria and well-being which reduce stress [...]

2019-02-06T14:59:44+00:00 Uncategorized|1 Comment

Love holds no grievances

Hello Friends, Recently I've been meditating on a lesson from "A Course In Miracles" which states: Love holds no grievances. Many of our ills are due to holding on to past emotional pain and refusing to let it go, which leads to feeling stuck and/or miserable. Forgive yourself and others, and choose to live in peace and joy. There's plenty more I can say but I'll just copy the lesson here so you can read, digest and maybe practice it yourself. It's totally worth a few minutes of your time to read this lesson and possibly receive a revelation about who you really are and then act accordingly ;-) [...]

2019-01-23T12:33:16+00:00 Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just be you and rainbows

Hello Friends, I've noticed how we use colors of the rainbow to identify and classify gender, race, ethnicity, diseases and countless other things. I've also noticed how beautiful a rainbow is, all those colors grouped together in a perfect arc against the sky is always a stunning site to behold. But why the need for so much separating and sorting and assigning specialness? Why not just be who you are, let others do the same and work together for the good of all as there's plenty of room and resources for everyone to thrive? I know this may sound like a simple idea, and [...]

2019-01-16T13:10:23+00:00 Uncategorized|2 Comments
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