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Don’t listen to the Nay-Sayers!

In Soul, Spirit by Melani Marx

My son, Jay is a thoughtful, deep, individual and deliberate man. He lives on an island and is a cherished part of his community. He has very strong values and lives them. He has a kind word for most everyone. For those he doesn’t, he examines himself closely endeavoring to see his own ignorance and for what he might be …

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Faith in One Hand – Trust in the Other

In Soul by Melani Marx

These last many weeks – I’ve missed connecting with you. I’ve missed the simple ebb and flow, the uncomplicated rhythm of my life as it was wont to habitually unfold. I’ve missed the routines and regularity, the simple comforts of a “known” life. I have been hearing the call to leave Ashland – where I have lived for nearly twelve years …

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Your one true place…

In Uncategorized by Melani Marx

Let’s do this thing! This is for you – dear one If… You feel even the tiniest bit stuck or unable to move forward with ANYTHING!



 You’ve ever felt the pressure of perfectionism peering judgmentally over your shoulder.



 You’ve ever believed – even for a nano-second – that you are in some way NOT enough.



 You have ever failed or fallen short at something. And who hasn’t? That is simply …

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The ten bazillion, jillion questions…

In Soul, Spirit by Melani Marx

I’m curious… Why do so many of us humans wear knowing-ness like a shield? How come we often choose a stance of already knowing? What makes us so anxious to claim we know – when we really don’t? Are we afraid that we will appear foolish? Unschooled? Be called out? Where did the curiosity, wonder and innocence of the our young child self go? What happened to the ten bazillion, jillion questions that as …

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You absolutely do not have to know…

In Soul by Melani Marx

How in the world will you get there from here? Simply like this… 


One foot. One word. One phone call. One breath. One small choice after another. This is all it takes to build a bridge from where you are now to where you long to go, dear one. Where you know in your heart and Soul you are being called to. You don’t have to know how. You don’t …

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How to keep from throwing yourself under the bus?

In Soul by Melani Marx

Energy is moving… The frozen stiffness and unyielding face of Winter is giving way to the rush and swirl of melting runoff and swollen rivers. Ice is breaking up. The flow is high, mighty and gaining speed. Energy that has been frozen, clogged, sticky, straining to break free is now moving and is taking previous restrictions along with it. This …

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A fervent conversation with God – At a Crossroad

In Soul, Spirit by Melani Marx

At a powerful crossroad On the outside my life looked wonderful. Successful. Together. Abundant. On the inside the careful life I had created was unraveling. My family was in turmoil. My children and I struggling. I felt isolated. Alone. Fearful. Imprisoned. None of these feelings were even remote strangers to me. However, the intense, almost unbearable pressure and awareness of this, the …

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Are you unwittingly throwing obstacles in your own way?

In Soul by Melani Marx

The power of connection and reflection I have been having truly insightful and enjoyable conversations with some of you this past week. Every one of them has been satisfying, delightful and gifted me with much. I feel a greater sense of connection with you, a deeper awareness about what is important to you. What you long for with your whole …

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Are You Miracle Ready?

In Soul by Melani Marx

How to have more miracles… or why we keep ourselves from having what we want. We all know the story about the man on top of his house in a flood praying to God to save him. Three different times someone shows up in three different ways to rescue him – but this man is fixed on God showing up in a …

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This One Thing

In Soul by Melani Marx

Be kind. Be gentle. Be loving. Be peaceful. Toward yourself today. Know, dear one, that if you are like me your “to do” list probably has waaay more on it than you can comfortably, sanely or realistically do today – maybe even in a week. Possibly in a lifetime! So what if you did this…. Look at your list(s) – mine are all …