Time sure flies! Time sure flies!

It’s been 4 years now since I started blogging here at The Daily Awe. 4 years! 

It started off as a way to satiate my desire to write and talk about my journey on a path to self-healing, discovery and intuitive development. I look back at some of my first articles and cringe. I’m happy to say I’ve matured some (I’m 34 today!) and I like to think my writing has a improved a little, too.

Creating, writing and keeping up with The Daily Awe has helped me live out my life purpose, beyond my wildest dreams. It has given me the outlet and the opportunity to connect with thousands of people around the world. Do hundreds of intuitive readings. Make deep, life-long friendships both in person and online. Meet soul mates and past life karmic buddies.

Admittedly, The Daily Awe has taken a bit of a backseat to my life as a mom to my little girl, Evelyn. I figure she’s only little for a short period of time – if that’s all-consuming for now, that’s okay. I’ve also got the day job competing for my time and energy. I am still doing readings on evenings and weekends – it’s something I hope to never give up on. The shape this space on the web is shifting, but giving it up entirely would be like giving away a big part of my heart and soul for no good reason. I plan to stick around here for a long while, even if things change a little. Isn’t that life, after all?

The Daily Awe helps me reach a large audience while still making a genuine heart connection with every single soul who comments or gets a reading or emails me. I haven’t a clue where my life would be without this website, or the people who read it. And I’m glad I don’t have to find out. This blog helped me save myself from a downward spiral. And now it has lifted me up into places I never anticipated I could reach.

Here’s a numbers breakdown of how this site has grown over the past 4 years. When I first started, I could count the number of readers on one hand (hi mom!). To say I am humbled and awed by the growth is an understatement.

  • 743,619: views all-time
  • 1,500: average number of views/day
  • 1,348: email subscribers
  • 1,436: Facebook fans
  • 228: articles written and published And here’s the one I’m most proud of: Approximately 1,500 intuitive readings done for people all over the world in the past 3 years. I didn’t start keeping track until about 2 years ago, so that’s just an estimation.

The top 3 articles that bring the most people to the blog are:

Signs You’ve Met Your Soulmate

Spiritual Significance of Dimes

5 Common Questions About Spirit Guides

A couple of my favorites: 

The Grandfather and the Great Blue Heron  - One of my favorite stories of synchronicity.

The Universe Goes out of Its Way to Get Your Attention - I really do love me a good synchronicity story.

As a ‘thank you’ for sharing this journey with me, I’m offering a 25% discount on all intuitive readings for the remainder of July. Just enter the code “2BIRTHDAYS” when you check out and voila – savings!

I’m also giving away a free (new) copy of the book that changed my life all those years ago when I found it in a Goodwill:  “Remembering the Future” by Colette Baron Reid. There are a few ways to enter – do one or do ‘em all! Maybe it’ll change your life the way it did mine.

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Last, but not least – join me on Facebook today for a special Facebook followers giveaway! The only requirement is you ‘like’ the page and join in on the conversation when I launch the contest.

Thank you all – so very much – for everything. For reading, emailing me, talking with me on Facebook, following along and encouraging me. I am a better person with a more enriched life because of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

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My little girl is a dreamer – she’s often in her own little world, head in the clouds, laughing at her own private jokes. I often wonder what it is she’s thinking about; does she still remember what it’s like to be on the Other Side? Sometimes Evelyn will point to “nothing” (seriously, she’ll point to the ceiling or wall), smiling and giggling. and I wonder if she’s communicating with her spirit guides or a loved one who has crossed over. Of course, not all of my parenting moments are spent wondering about the spiritual side of Evelyn’s life. Parenting has forced me to become more grounded – there is nothing spiritual about picking up food that has (once again) been thrown to the floor, wiping a runny nose 597 times a day or washing cloth diapers. At least not for me. 

Evelyn is nearly 16 months old now, I’m back at work at my office job (a different/better one, thankfully) and life is busy. The days are long but the months are short. Every day is a new adventure with a little one who is changing and blossoming every day. This parenting gig is better than I thought, but also harder.  Seeing the world through Evelyn’s eyes makes it feel so much more magical than it did without the parenting lens.

There are so many books available that will tell you how to parent or give tips on baby sleep, parenting a toddler, how to talk to your kids – whatever the need, there’s a book for it. I haven’t read any of those (yet). I’ve been following my intuition and so far, it’s been serving me well. There is, however, one book I find myself referring to every once in a while.

After I announced my pregnancy here on The Daily Awe almost two years ago, a reader reached out to me and offered to send me her book, “Soulful Parenting : How to Embrace, Engage, and Encourage Our Children“. Shortly after I received the book, I read it from front to back while biding my time, waiting for my baby girl to arrive. I devoured the words, each of them resonating with me, as I imagined how I would parent, and wondered where my little girl’s soul had traversed before deciding to join me here. Now that Evelyn is here with me, I’ve been re-reading the book, and find it resonates even more deeply now that my little one is here. I find myself referring to the book as Evelyn grows, and applying its teachings to my parenting.

In today’s busy world, it is important for parents to find the time to nurture the intuition and spirituality of their children. Soulful Parenting is a guide to caring for that natural intuition and spirituality that is at the center of each soul. Each child is different; each parent is different; and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for how to be a good parent except maybe now. In their warmhearted style, Susan Gale and Peggy Day have pulled together different practices and philosophies that transcend and accent modern child rearing with an individual touch. They teach us as parents how to honor the hearts and souls of our little ones while also providing the sometimes necessary restrictions that living in today’s world requires.

Soulful Parenting is very thorough, beginning with conception and going through to adolescence. I love that it has a section dedicated to each stage of a child’s life.

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Susan has generously offered to host a giveaway with me and offer one lucky reader a free copy of “Soulful Parenting“. There are a few ways to enter – you can do one (or all)! The only required entry is clicking over to the Soulful Parenting Facebook page and giving them a ‘like’. The rest are optional! If you don’t have a Facebook and would still like to enter, please let me know in the comments. 

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E Squared – Do Manifestation Experiments Actually Work?

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  “What’s my life’s purpose?” is one of the questions I’m asked most frequently from readers and those I do intuitive readings for. I believe we all know the answer to this question, deep down inside. But we doubt ourselves, wonder if it’s the right thing to do, or feel confused about our options (or […]

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How souls choose their parents and families

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Years before my baby girl was born, I had a dream that I had a daughter. She came to me and gave me a hug, told me I was her mother, and told me her name was Evelyn. That dream imprinted on my memory and my heart. So much so that when I found out […]

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