The Living & Dying Consciously Project

2525 Arapahoe Avenue E4-811

Boulder, CO 80302

The Living & Dying Consciously Project

2525 Arapahoe Avenue E4-811

Boulder, CO 80302

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February 10, 2017

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”  – Aberjhani

This Valentine’s Day I challenge you to be courageous!  Love yourself more.

We live in a culture of judgement. The media tells us what beauty is, what success is, what love is. In reality, there is no one scale that can measure your unique value or your incredible potential. Judging yourself on a false cultural scale is damaging to your self-esteem and doesn’t take into account your contributions to friends, family and the jobs you do.

Only you know what inspires you to do what you d...

January 27, 2017

We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart.”  

– David Steindl-Rast

As I arrive at the first new moon of the New Year, I celebrate the moment in gratitude.  Even though life is not perfect and fear keeps popping up in my field, gratitude calms me and allows me to be present in my own life.  In Brother David’s words I, “Stop. Look. Go.” 

Scientific research has proven that gratitude is good for us. Robert Emmons, PhD, reports that gratitude blocks toxic emotions such as regret, fear and depression. Grateful people are more resilient in t...

October 16, 2016

Several years ago, Patti Pansa, a professional engineer and life coach, contacted me to assist her in her journey towards death.

When we met she had taken care of all the literal preparations for death: she had spoken to her family members about her wishes for end-of-life care; her last will and testament, advanced health care directives, and medical durable power of attorney were all signed and delivered to the appropriate people; a list of her important accounts with passwords sat in a folder next to her computer.

But Patti wanted more. She wanted to leave a legacy...

June 4, 2016

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”  

– John Irving

One of the five practices of the No Regrets Project is Courage to Be Me.  I believe that in order to live my life to the fullest, it is important to find a balance between my service and myself.  It takes courage to do both. 

Courage would not be required if fear were not present.  Fear motivates me to hide my true self. What will people think of me?  Will I let him down?  Will she love me if I follow my dreams?  Will I love myself if I do not s...

April 14, 2016

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”  – Maya Angelou


From ancient times humans in various cultures throughout the world have been enchanted by rainbows.  In our modern times we understand that rainbows are optical illusions create by the refraction of light through droplets of water.  However, for thousands of years humans have explained the phenomenon of rainbows in different ways through their mythology.


The Australian Aborigines tell tales of the rainbow serpent or creator energy that is a part of the Dreaming or infinite time.  Likewise, in Navajo and J...

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