Hello Natalie, My Name is Natalie

On the Trail

In 1988 the members of The Proclaimers stated their love for a women by saying they would walk 500 miles for her. Well I did walked 500 miles just not in the name of love for some else.   On May 19th 2014 I…

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Restful Moment

All of your experiences, every one, bring to the surface the deepest wounds that need to be healed. Did you ever notice that you seem to experience the same things over and over again?  You may be in a different place and with different…

When Things Don’t Go As Planned…

Which way do you go

“I just don’t understand why this has happened?” I said in a tearful voice.  “This is the first time in my life that I truly do not know what to do.” The soft and wise voice on the other end of the phone replied,…

Your Journey to Peace

Peace

Guest blog contributor, Chris Sopa’s daughter, Natalie Sopa, 19 years old. “Above all, don’t lose hope”  ~Pi, “Life of Pi” When you look up at the stars, what do you see? Do simply see stars? Do you see beauty? Do they make you feel…

Life’s “10 Commandments”

1.  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey. 2.  So why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small?…

Chasing Unicorns and Other Myths

Ariana Langford is an emerging motivational speaker and writer.  Her main theme, “Finding My Voice,” is directed at dispelling the shame of being a victim, while finding hope and forgiveness.  She encourages compassion and personal growth in groups which include victims, offenders as well…

Believe in Yourself

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.  Always believe in yourself.” When you were born, you believed in yourself.  You knew your purpose.  You trusted…

Self-Limiting Illusions

“The next time that a piece of your life breaks off and falls away, try to remember that what is Real cannot be lost, and then give thanks that what is false must always prove itself so.” ~Rev. Angela Peregoff Illusion #1:  It is…

A Power Greater Than You…

* This blog is dedicated to my daughter and anyone who suffers from an addiction, as well as the loved ones that are standing by watching, loving and encouraging them to wholeness again.** The 12 steps are a group of principles, spiritual in nature,…

Are You a Fixer

My name is Chris and I am a “fixer.” I am attracted to people who have problems and think that if I only make them happy, do something different, change myself or sacrifice my time or resources they will change and be happy.  Somewhere…