My Family’s Story on Death, Loss and Grief

My Family’s Story on Death, Loss and Grief

My Family’s Story on Death and Loss… May 6th was his birthday. This was a date my mom always acknowledged every year as I was growing up. This is the only whole family photo we have. It was an unplanned family photo and quickly taken one day. (That’s me next to my baby brother on the right!) That sunny August midwestern day, I remember the air was heavy. The humidity was sweltering as my dad placed in my little seven-year-old hands a big pair of scissors. He told me to go outside to the flower beds and cut fresh flowers. I don’t remember the other flowers that surrounded the grand, gigantic green fountain; I just remember the snapdragons. Yes, the snapdragons. The name itself “snapdragons” seemed so magical to me. I remember loving the bursting color gradients, I cut heaping handfuls in every color combination. Hours later that same day, I stood shoulder to shoulder with my three brothers and little sister in front of our baby brother’s casket. I remember fighting my tears and how badly I wanted to cry. This was my first funeral. I didn’t know if I was supposed to cry. Just the day before, life was an ordinary day as my youngest brother, a year and half old, woke up bright and happy for life in our shared bedroom. No one knew by the end of the night, life in our family would forever be changed when he accidentally drowned in our family pool. I remember he looked like a statue of an angel lying in his casket as each of us placed our fresh...
Claiming Your POWER Mantra

Claiming Your POWER Mantra

I am claiming my POWER back. I am strengthened. I move forward. As you move through life pieces of your power can get displaced. Without recognition, your power can get stuck in the past through traumas, repeating stories or patterns that robs you of your power. You can claim it! This mantra is a definitive claim and positive way to pull back the power that is being displaced somewhere else in your energy field. Call it back. Remind yourself. Train with yourself. Make a daily practice of calling it back. Speak it… I am claiming my POWER back. Naturally, in return… you can experience the strength and the forward movement in a much more collected way that unites fragmented part of yourselves into a more unified expression. The moment you feel your mind, your energy or your interaction letting your power leak out which will weaken you. Claim it back. Become strengthened so you can move forward in ways that matter to you. Namaste, Anne Extra Support for You This is a BONUS podcast available only to those on my email list. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to get all the latest episodes: 7 Easy Steps of How to Do A New Moon Ritual Click Here July Super New Moon Monthly Intention by Anne Ribley | 15 Minutes...
Showing Up Mantra

Showing Up Mantra

I am SHOWING up! Life, reveal your goodness to me. Show up fully and present… for the conversation, for the chance, for your turn, for the gift, for the answer, for the moment…. LIFE… (repeat it) I am showing up! So much gets taking care of for us when we just show up! Bow to the moment and day fully. Namaste, Anne Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to get all the latest episodes: 5 Easy Steps of How to Do A Full Moon Ritual Click...
What’s Your Growing Edge?

What’s Your Growing Edge?

“This is part of your growing edge”, she said. The words casually passed from a beloved friend to me for comfort and encouragement as I was navigating a new, life-stretching situation. The words began looping in mind like a song lyric on repeat. More and more, I found myself taking in the words with an affirming yes. “This is part of my growing edge.” I haven’t stopped reflecting on that statement since that day. And even better, I can see it everywhere bubbling to the surface.

This growing edge doesn’t belong only to “them”, “him” and “her”. It belongs to all of us in some capacity in our own way. Now more than ever, each of us, are being invited to look deeper into the thresholds we need to cross individually and collectively. The powerful gift the growing edge offers is a shift of

Before After The Magical Messy Middle

Before After The Magical Messy Middle

A picture is worth a 1000 words. It’s true. The classic storyline of the “before and after”. The brain processes imagery at an exceptional speed. Advertisers, marketers, and people selling results know the power punch a single image can produce. The overweight body to toned and thin. Single and alone to an embracing love. Money pains to money gains. A cluttered mess to a feng shui success. A small unspoken spirit to a dazzling out-spoken soul. The list goes on and on. Pictures, phrases and desires plastered everywhere in images attempting to motivate, sell or inspire.

We look at the “after” photos and think. Wow, aren’t they amazing? And yes, the transformational results are. However, the real power started in the “before” picture. The brave soul who stepped forward. Made a new choice. Took the first step. Broke the silence. Began the program. Declined the drink. Went to the gym. Had the hard conversation. Made amends. Formed a commitment. Said yes. Said no. Made a decision to set a new trajectory of self-transformation.

Audacity to be Authentic

Audacity to be Authentic

“Have the audacity to be authentic.” This statement feels bold, something brave people say.  Or it’s an option we use when the time is right. It can be a permission pass we give ourselves to show up more fully, but only if conditions are right enough to take action. Make the decision. Speak up. Raise our hands, and say, “Yes, count me in!’ or “No, count me out”. Being authentic can also sound like a really nice extra-curricular activity we do when the picture-perfect life has arrived.