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Holiday time is here! For some of us, we have happy memories from childhood and look forward to these festive times. And yet, for others the holidays bring back sad memories from our youth. Instead of excitement, we may feel anxiety or depression at this time of year. I've been guilty of living with the "perfect family" fantasy where everyone is warm and fuzzy during the holidays and all is cheerful and well. In reality, my family of origin was highly dysfunctional and the holidays often ended up with drunken rages and me feeling very small and invisible. I've always secretly been jealous of happy families at the holidays. Healing comes when I can accept that I have received some negative programming from childhood and I need to make a conscious effort to be positive. One of the ways I do this is to extend a hand to people in need at the holidays. Helping others always brings me back into the present time. If you are finding the holidays challenging, try to remember that you may be reacting to feelings originating from a much younger age. Find a way to do something nurturing for your inner child this year, such as going for a walk with a friend, getting a massage or watching some funny videos while eating popcorn. Remember that this too will pass and lighten up. It's the season of light!

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I just flew back to Maui from an outer island five-day trip. As the plane descended from the wispy clouds to the clear blue sky below, I gazed down at the translucent turquoise ocean and then looked over to the emerald green mountains. The beauty of Maui’s coastline captivated me! I then found myself reflecting about the end of my Waikiki trip and coming home and getting back to work. My gratitude for living in the place of my dreams filled me again and I smiled with the knowing that I am surrounded by beauty living in the graceful chain of islands we call Hawaii. How very fortunate I feel to have my family close by, friends I love and work I am devoted to. I invite you to reflect on the place that you call home and check inside to see if it really feels like a match to with you are now. When you come home from a trip are you excited to be back or do you dread the routine you have created for yourself? The answer will reveal to you insights about your current life situation. I am attending a memorial service for a friend tomorrow and again, I am reminded that this life is precious and short and it's important to live my dreams now. I'm happy to be back in Maui and to celebrate the blessings of this sacred place. All the best to you!

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I just returned from a weeklong retreat at beautiful Omega Institute in New York. The red, yellow and orange leaves on the trees glistened as the rain came down, renewing the earth with the freshness of life. I too, feel washed clean and nourished by the autumn rain and crispness in the air. I attended two programs. The first was with psychic healer, John of God, and 1,000 fellow participants.  Next, I was with Pema Chodron, a Buddhist Nun and 550 other eager students. My favorite teaching from the entire week is from Pema. At the end of one of her long talks, she stood up, draped in her burgundy robes, clasped her tiny hands together and looked lovingly at the audience with a little smile on her humble face. She spoke with eagerness, as though she really wanted to emphasize this point, “As long as you think of things in your lives as obstacles, then they we will be. But as long as you think of things in your lives as the pathway, then they are no longer obstacles.”  She was referring to her discourse on opening to what life brings and becoming friends with your mind. I learned a lot about opening wide, and simply being. Just as the fall trees drop their leaves and become barren awaiting the buds of spring, I too entered the stillness of life and befriended all extraneous thoughts, words and actions to dwell in the root of my being in a place of acceptance and non-resistance.

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Most of the time, I am very happy and content. Occasionally though, a vague feeling of sadness creeps in and I try to rid myself of it through meditation, prayer, exercise and service to others. However, when those methods don’t work, I remember to consider if there are any losses that I have not grieved fully enough. Sure enough, I usually have stuffed some unwanted goodbyes under the rug and not dealt with the underlying feeling of abandonment or grief. This week as I felt into my grief, I realized that in this last year, I said goodbye to my mother as she transitioned. Five of my close friends moved away from me off the island of Maui. Another dear friend is facing her death soon. Instead of avoiding the sadness, I let myself cry and open my heart to the energy of grief moving through my body. As I sobbed, I felt myself becoming smaller and smaller until memories of being alone as an infant in an incubator for five weeks, flashed through my mind. I revisited that awful feeling of loneliness. How horrifying it was to have left the comfort of the oneness of existence before birth, and then be isolated from human contact. My perspective then changed, and I was compassionately looking at that little baby from my Higher Self. In the next moment, there was a loving guardian angel standing by my incubator singing to me. I immediately felt the lost baby inside me quiet down. I was reminded that separation is a part of life and I chose to be here on Earth to fully experience human love and human loss. This deeper childhood grief was triggered to remind me to connect more fully with the Presence of the Divine and the invisible angelic realms which surround me now, and will never abandon me.

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It’s time for school again. Here on Maui, the children go back to school in August and the start of a new cycle of learning begins again. Young students know they will be learning new material and they don’t fight it. At this time of year, I pause and reflect on what new skills, lessons and abilities I am learning. As an adult, I don’t pass from grade to grade or take exams the way students in school do. And neither do most of my adult friends. So how can we know we are still expanding ourselves and developing new skills? It’s easy to become complacent and just settle for what “is,” rather than reaching beyond our limitations and challenges. I catch myself resisting change, like upgrading my phone software for fear of having to learn a new operating system and fumbling in the process. How would it be if I got excited about the new features and technology and took it upon myself to study them and master them? This courage to learn new things is how I grow, to reach beyond my known world and step boldly into uncharted territory. Perhaps you have been considering a new learning adventure: dance lessons, a new language or new computer skills. Whatever it is, I encourage you to be like children, open yourself to learning and let yourself grow!

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July is a special month to me because it is my birth month. Since my birthday is on the 5th of July, I have traditionally welcomed the occasion in with watching fireworks the night before. The 4th of July is recognized as a celebration of freedom. With this in mind, the dazzling glow of the fireworks display summons me to be free to be my most brilliant, colorful self and sparkle like a firecracker. Firecrackers light up the sky and bring beauty into the still of night. Fireworks are usually fairly short in duration but very intense in presentation. They command the audience to pay attention to the moment with their splendor! My birthday wish this year is to be as bold as the fireworks and as receptive as the night sky.

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Aloha from sunny Maui! I am feeling especially grateful today to be alive! Summertime always awakens in me the desire to jump in the ocean, take off on an adventure or sit outside beneath the Heavens filled with stars. My childhood memories of camping and hiking come flooding back to me every summer. The crackle of the campfire and the earthy smell of dirt paths live on in my memory. Why are these memories so clear? I believe it’s because as a child I was fully alive in the present moment. My mind was unfettered by adult agendas, rules and biases. I was spontaneous and free! My intuition and imagination were fired because my senses were awake and my mind was not running the show. As an adult, I understand the importance of allowing my inner child to flourish. Nurturing a healthy inner child profoundly affects my Intuition. My purest, intuitive, childlike self is the source of my deepest knowing.Today, opening to the present moment with all of my senses clears the way for my highest self to communicate with me. So bring on the summer! It is the season of joy for the inner child! 

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I remember when I was a little girl and my elementary school had a wonderful spring celebration called May Day. The entire school participated in this event and the parents were included too. It was a festival of dance, flowers and fun! May Day always ushered in the final stretch of the school year and with it, a sense of the anticipated freedom that Summer always brings. This annual ritual at the height of Springtime created a feeling of awe in my heart as I abandoned myself to the renewing force of life in nature. The simple Maypole dance would elicit utter joy! Now I long for that sweet innocence and sense of delight. I pray today that whatever may be blocking the feeling of enchantment in our hearts be lifted and replaced with a new sense of gladness and magic. Today is a great day to give some flowers to a friend!

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Once again I am reminded to be grateful for what I have, for I never know when something that I take for granted will suddenly be gone. In a yoga class this week, I was struggling to balance on my left foot in the tree pose. Attempting to balance, my weak left side wobbled and I had to compromise the pose. I was reminded of the car accident I endured over 2 years ago that left me injured on the left side of my body. I never really thought about how important being able to balance is until that ability was gone. Now I am consciously working to strengthen my muscles on the left side of my body and come back into a state of balance. How quickly life can change … and the simple things we take for granted become our great gifts. I am so very thankful to be able to do yoga now and to work out in a gym, even with my temporary limitations. Life teaches me that what is important is not what was, but what is and to develop my potential for what can be.

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Sometimes in life we have to wait to see results. I suppose that is why gardening is not my favorite thing to do!  When gardening, we have to be patient to witness the seeds sprout and reach for the sky. This patience also requires faith in the unseen process of growth beneath the soil where the seeds are planted.  As I mature, I am noticing a willingness to allow my life to unfold naturally and more patiently.  I have learned to trust that the seeds of dreams I planted years ago are germinating and growing, whether I can see the results, or not. As a mother of four grown children, I reflect back on the years of hard work and guidance I gave to my kids. Years later, I see my children contributing to the world in positive ways and nurturing their own children. We don’t always get to see the results of our work until years later. Perhaps, I am feeling optimistic today, because I am looking for what is right in my world and I am seeing it!  Faith in the unseen carries me through the barren times of winter and allows me to trust in the promise of spring. I am wishing you all the blessings of a bountiful Spring !

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My inner child revels in the bright red hearts and boxes of chocolates that line the shelves before Valentine’s Day. This holiday, although heralded as a Hallmark work of genius, is actually a very special day. How often do children get to tell their classmates or teachers how much they care? Although the main focus is on romantic love, and surely Victoria Secret makes a killing this day too, there is a deeper meaning intertwined in all the gushy cards and gooey chocolates. The message is one of love. Flowers, dinners, poems and candlelight may seem cheesy to some, but they signify a holy love ritual. Our culture is nearly devoid of sacred ceremonies, let’s keep this one alive. Let’s also celebrate love in all the varied forms that it manifests and remember that Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to reach out beyond our selves and say “I love you”. In truth, we are bowing to the Divine. So give the gift of an open heart today and let a red heart and a chocolate say “I love you”

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This season of giving always reminds me of when my 4 grown children were little and used to delight me with special homemade gifts filled with love. Although the drawings, clay pots and gifts were simple and somewhat crude the value of them was immeasurable. As I looked at the smiles on their faces while unwrapping their presents, I was given my greatest gift. The gift of their presence in my life. Sometimes during this busy holiday time I can get stressed thinking about what is the perfect gift for my loved ones to show I care. This is when I have to remind myself that always the greatest gift is the gift of presence rather than presents. When I pick up the phone or visit and check in with family and friends I am showing in a very tangible way that I care. A wrapped present that is carefully selected is indeed a joy to give and receive. But the best gift of all is the gift of love. It never wears out, runs low or loses its magic. Happy Holiday season to you all!

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Beauty is all around us if we seek to see it. Every day I feel blessed to live on Maui and witness the immense natural wonders. But, I remember times in the past when I was staying in cities and nature wasn't so bold. At those times I made an effort to get outside and walk, even if it was bitter cold . I would bundle up and head out on a quest to find little sparks of nature amongst the buildings and sidewalks. Sometimes I would spot a lazy orange cat curled up in a high window basking in the sun, or hear pigeons talking as they perched on the buildings. I would look for a smile on another's face as I walked through the city. People are beautiful when they smile. By connecting with the beauty around me I was able to let go of the tension of the day and appreciate the specialness of where I was. I invite you to welcome beauty into your life today by buying flowers or smelling the herbs in your spice cabinet. Life is full of everyday beauty if we look for it. We reconnect with our inner essence when we see beauty. Liah Howard

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Thanksgiving time is almost here. It is a time when many are feeling gratitude for their lives, friends and situations. But what if there is something in your life you are not feeling thankful for? What if instead of feeling grateful, you are feeling frustrated, angry or resentful toward someone, something or towards yourself? How do you move graciously from negativity to positivity? I believe the answer lies in moving beyond the judging mind. My council of guides are always teaching me to let go of any value judgements such as “good” or “bad “and instead replace this thinking with feeling acceptance and love. One way that I do this is to imagine that whatever is disturbing my inner peace is unimportant. I then divert my attention away from the trouble spot while simultaneously focusing on an aspect of my life that I like. Another solution is to talk to a friend and ask for their positive input. And never under estimate the power of prayer to transmute negative feelings into positive ones. Praying with a friend can be especially comforting. Thanksgiving will come as we move into acceptance with grace.

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My dear 84 year old mother passed away less than a month ago and I have already had contact with her spirit multiple times. This psychic connection helps to ease the pain of the physical loss that comes from not being able to hug her or see her smile. My mother had Alzheimer’s disease for the last 10 years of her life so I had been practicing communicating with her higher self through telepathy rather than just talking to her personality, which had receded deep inside her. I would visualize her flying free and being happy and full of love. I would then open my heart to feel her words rather than to hear them. When she died I continued to imagine her spirit open and free and I asked her to give me signs of her presence. She accommodated me quite readily. The first sign was a light flickered on in my bedroom the night she died. Then from across the room on the same evening my I phone began playing a beautiful angelic melody, like a chime with twinkling bells. I sat on my bed and cried and smiled simultaneously, for I knew then, that she was with me forever and our love would be eternal. In the next couple of weeks she orchestrated songs, feathers, butterflies and a rainbow to make her presence known. I now have another angel on the other side of life to help guide me, protect me and heal me. How very thankful I am that death is an illusion.

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As a psychic/channel who is also a medium I have given a lot of thought to the nature of human connection and the continuity beyond death. I have learned that our loved ones on the other side are routing for us to get free from our emotional suffering. They want us to move on in our lives and be happy. All relationships are energy exchanges and this exchange can continue beyond death. When someone dies their body ceases to be but,  their invisible energy body remains intact. This non-physical essence can be contacted with the vibration of love. This re- connection can facilitate emotional healing which can assist a person with the pain of loss and grief. Our heart connections are the most sacred gifts we have. Let's cherish the love both before and after the transition known as death and keep the love alive.

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The birds are chirping, the breeze is softly blowing and the island is alive with activity! Summertime brings lots of tourists to unwind in the warm waters and rest in the sunshine. Maui carries a transformative energy that calls people here to heal their bodies, hearts and souls. We all need to allow ourselves to receive nurturing and support so we can be balanced and healthy. The flowers, green mountains and flowing waterfalls of Maui replenish even the weariest individual. As a psychic, I enjoy doing readings for visitors. Oftentimes when one is away from their daily routine there is an openness to look at life from a new angle. A psychic reading can assist with gaining clarity on career, finances, health, relationships and your spiritual path. If you are ready to ask those deep important questions, then I am ready to help you with the answers.

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The song “Summertime” keeps rolling through my head. The one line that keeps repeating is “and the living is easy”. I was asked a few times this week from friends “How are you?” I’m happy to say my response was, “Life is good and I feel grateful to be in a steady rhythm and place, with no chaos or drama.” This is in stark contrast to a dear friend of mine who was just diagnosed with advanced cancer. I reached out to remind her to rise above the fear and pain and ask for help, courage and strength. Life comes in cycles, some are hard and some are easy. May this summer be free and easy for you and if troubles come your way, may you find a song inside to lift you.

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Congratulations are in order! We all made it through another round of Mercury retrograde and now on July 2 that amazing planet of communication travels direct again. This opens us to a time of moving forward in our lives, letting go of indecision and communicating from our hearts. In addition July heralds in the summertime. This is a busy time on the island of Maui and I am excited to be here, as so many people come from all over the world to visit this beautiful island and share their light. I have heard it said that “the angels come here to Maui to mend their wings.” Healers, writers, musicians and more are all drawn to this Valley Isle for nourishment and inspiration. As a psychic, I have to admit that the energy of Maui is transformative for those who are ready to take the leap. Perhaps, you are ready to move forth in life and let the “Maui Magic” happen for you.

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I used to resist the effects of Mercury retrograde ( communication mix-ups, changes in scheduling, electrical issues) but now I have learned to manage this retrograde influence in a positive light. Mercury went retrograde on June 7 and doesn't go direct until July 2. It is a good time for inner reflection, reconnecting with friends from the past and clearing out old energy. I am busy cleaning out my storage unit and revisiting memories from days gone by, particularly pictures of my 4 children when they were little. I'm also sifting through my old brochures and flyers from years ago and remembering the huge network of people's lives that have touched mine through readings, classes, radio shows and events. I laughed when I discovered a box of miscellaneous healing practicioners' business cards from 15 years ago because back then only few cards had emails or web sites on them! We actually had to pick up the phone and call folks to make appointments or place ads. Flexibility is the key to helping me deal with communication mishaps when Mercury is retrograde. May you smile, breathe and relax if you have a Mercury retrograde moment and remember that "This too shall pass".

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