This week you might think I'd be referencing some important current events like the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the verdict in the Breonna Taylor case, or the floating of a non-peaceful transfer of power in our election, to name a few. But instead I'd like to talk about someone I've added to my list of things that give me hope in these dark times: Paris Hilton.

Last night I watched the documentary "This is Paris" and found it to be fascinating, educational, surprising and yes...hopeful.

I've always enjoyed learning from other people's life journeys. Although I was never a fan of hers, and (like many) did not understand on the surface what appears to be such a shallow and vapid existence, this film explains a lot about who Paris Hilton is and why. You'll need to watch it to learn more, but I find it remarkable that the person who ushered in the era of extreme paparazzi, selfies, and voyeuristic/virtual reality might now actually do the exact opposite and instead be a major influencer (intentionally or unintentionally) for the one area I am always focused on, because it is the key to our world not imploding: HEALING. That's my optimistic inkling and takeaway, and it will be interesting to see how the next chapter of her life unfolds and how she transforms herself, and even leads, consciously or not, others to do the same. Who had THAT on their 2020 bingo card?!?

You might even say it is a "Polar Shift"... but I chose this week's PGG (prior to watching the doc) because the true pandemic in my opinion is the majority of humanity, or certainly Americans, not having a balanced, integration of their head and their hearts, which leads to everything from anxiety to disease, oppression, depression and yes, climate change.

If you'd like some help with achieving that balance or if you're just feeling stuck and overwhelmed at this moment in your journey, take some time to connect with me and others of like mind as I provide some context and tools for you THIS Tuesday September 29th at 5:30pmET in my Self-Care in the Midst of Sea Change talk via Zoom. Click on link for an opportunity to feel less isolated and receive some practical tips, inspiration and support to buoy you through this time. Each talk is somewhat different so even if you've already attended it's always good to stay connected and get some reinforcement so we'd love to have you again!

For the PGG Video of the week , a reminder that when you heal yourself you heal the world, and the Instagram post has some thoughts about your heart. If you're looking for something a little more in-depth, check out this podcast style interview I did last month with Rick Young of What's in Your Hand Radio Show.

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And in case you missed these, you can read my PGGs that specifically address the current crisis: Quality Control: How to make the best of these times of quarantine and questioning, How to cope with (and benefit from) what you can’t see during the time of corona, United We Stand and Anatomy of Awareness. You can also check out The Pain of Being, which talks about the George Floyd/BLM protests. Feel free to share those links (or any others) with anyone who could benefit.
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Polar Shift
A version of this PGG was originally published on April 20, 2010

Massive quakes, record rainfall, perilous flooding, topsy-turvy temperatures. There is no doubt that Earth - most recently with the west coast fires in the US - is going through something. Whether you think of it as climate change, global warming or that crazy concept Al Gore invented, shifts happen.

If you think of each human as his or her own self-contained world, you could say our North Pole is our mind, with its thinking/rational way of doing things, and our South Pole is the heart and gut, our more intuitive, creative M.O.

We have always looked to the North Star to lead the way, but what about the Southern Sky? There would be no North without the South! One is not more important than the other. And what if the North is a little tired of doing all the heavy lifting, and is starting to pass the baton to the South?

In honor of the Equinox (hence, equilibrium!) earlier this week, think of yourself in the process of shifting and changing — be aware, take care, go with the flow and notice what happens. The Earth is crying out for ways to heal, and if you have been living a less than balanced life, so will you.

Feeling a little “top” heavy or ready to erupt? I’m here to help, so think of me like a surrogate Mother Nature with a super-special compass that can reset the magnetic North and South within you!

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