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Life is one of those adventures that calls us repeatedly to remember who we are, what we are doing, and why. I know I am not the only one on the planet who has an endless number of tasks that need to be done. So much so that we can forget what we were doing when we momentarily stop. Still, the moment you get close to finishing the list somehow another list gets developed and those new things all need to be completed yesterday or, with “no rush” by midnight…. 

I’m a born optimist. I’ve been blessed in life. I’ve had so many amazing experiences far out of the norm and yet so “natural” for me within my journey. Nonetheless, I was left in awe this week after I had an interview with a woman wanting me on her podcast. Her early life was dramatically different from mine. Her grandmother was a suffragist. Her dad gave her a controversial book of Edgar Casey’s healing work when she was 16. With that background, she was naturally an out of the box thinker and consequently became highly successful as one of the first women in the gas and oil industry. 

In closing our conversation, she told me she was in awe. That earlier in her life she had had a group of highly influential women who were her mentors, her wisdom holders, yet for each of them there was a piece of something, some understanding, that was missing. She now feels blessed that I have shown up and can provide their extreme wisdom and finally with that missing piece as well. We will continue to grow as women each in our own worlds, yet connected and mutually supporting the growth we both seek in our own way. I am left in awe and filled in knowing that I could be that gift for someone who has had so many amazing teachers. I know I have been told that so many times by so many others. Perhaps becoming a wisdom keeper was also a reason for the many exciting and unusually transformative parts of my journey so far?  We are blessed when living our life has a positive impact on others. 

My work as a mentor, coach, and/or consultant, for those who are searching, growing, and leading a life purpose of making this world a better place for all of us walking this world together, feels natural to me. My upcoming 10-month program for women in transition, my upcoming Institute for transformational coaches which will teach psychodynamics, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and of course, energy awareness, my work with private clients, speaking, and consulting, all reflect the one message of wisdom, spirituality, and following our own unique purpose. I know when you follow your purpose, your passion shows up, and your personal power to achieve it all inevitably overflows. Only the details and the learning vary. 

When working for a larger organization, finding how your vision or mission matches theirs transforms working to living your purpose and makes it a joy with a feeling of accomplishment. Creating your own company, if it follows your purpose, rather than simply being a means to an income, makes it an adventure of truly living rather than surviving. Wherever you are in life, when we live in purpose, when we take the time to discover what it is, your health, your vibrancy, and your joy increases tenfold. It is a gift you give yourself. 

My wish for each of you is to find that purpose and awe, that reason you exist, that focus that makes your heart feel full. Present it to the world, live it fully, and see what a difference it makes in your life. That’s a life worth living, for as long as you are here on this planet…


Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.