Turning Pain into Power

by Patricia Spadaro

On the anniversary of 9/11, what really inspired me today: a  quote from an interview I saw with Frank Siller, brother of NYC firefighter Stephen Siller. Stephen, 34, was just getting off his night-shift duty and on his way home when he heard that the first tower was struck on 9/11. He rushed back to […]

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Beating the Doldrums

by Patricia Spadaro

Put a little wind in your sails… The dreaded doldrums. We’ve all been there—feeling stagnant or stuck, down and out or depressed. Did you know that that word doldrums also describes an area of the world just north of the equator where the trade winds meet. It’s a place that can be either very calm […]

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Write Your Personal Declaration of Independence

by Patricia Spadaro

“The beginning and the end reach out their hands to each other.” —Chinese proverb A new article I wrote called “Endings Are Just Beginnings” was published this weekend on the Heal Your Life website. It talks about 4 ways to say goodbye to regrets and honor the endings in your life.  I realized just how […]

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The Names We Call Ourselves

by Patricia Spadaro

What’s in a name? And what names do you call yourself? First, the story of two kinds of Pepper A few years ago, I met a young teenager who was bagging groceries for me. I saw from her name tag that her name was Pepper. “That’s a very unique name,” I said cheerfully. When she […]

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What’s the Next Part of You Waiting to Be Born?

by Patricia Spadaro

What’s the next part of you waiting to be born? Are you listening to its voice? And what choices are you making to help it break through and blossom? That’s what I wrote about in my new article in the wonderful Creations Magazine (New York), April/May issue.  Read the full article below or at their […]

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Honor Yourself available in Ebook format

by Patricia Spadaro

Ebooks, e-books, eBooks. However you spell it, more and more people are having fun with them. Are you? My book Honor Yourself: The Inner Art of Giving and Receiving is now available digitally as an ebook at Kobo, Nook (Barnes & Noble), Kindle (Amazon), eSony, and Overdrive, and it will be available soon, if it’s […]

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Tips for Transformational Giving

by Patricia Spadaro

Today, more than ever, we are showered with media messages vying to convince us that gift-giving is all about buying more and buying bigger. I’ll never forget the sobs that came from a niece of mine one Christmas morning when she had finished unwrapping the two gifts my husband and I had given her, only […]

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Honor Yourself—International Style

by Patricia Spadaro

In October, I attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest international book fair, where I met with wonderful kindred spirits from all over the world.  Thanks to my wonderful foreign rights agent, Nigel Yorwerth, we already have ten foreign editions of my new book, Honor Yourself: The Inner Art of Giving and Receiving, in […]

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What Will Make the Biggest Difference?

by Patricia Spadaro

The first rule of authenticity is honesty.  If you are dedicated to honoring your authentic self, there are some questions that are essential to ask yourself with regularity and to answer with honesty. What’s your answer to this question (try not to overthink this—just go with the first thing that arises when you read this): […]

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Honor the Signs and Symbols in Your Life

by Patricia Spadaro

“You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.” —Maimonides Have you stumbled upon any signs or symbols in unexpected places lately—messages meant just for you? I have. I’ve been taking some time this summer to contemplate my next projects and have been working my way through folders and folders of ideas—scraps of paper […]

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