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Is this the journey you want to make?  Invest in the process not the outcome.~~Kumar Rao It’s funny, because I feel as I go through different phases of my life, I keep sharing the same messages in completely different environments.  … Continue reading

The Subtle Voice of Guidance

The nose is to the animal what the intuition is to the spirit of men; it is the organ which enables the animal to detect what is far away and would otherwise be hidden.~~ from The Heart of the Hunter by Laurens van der Post

“Did you go get vaccinated,” I asked my son.  He was scheduled to get the H1N1 vaccine that week.  He teaches young children Irish dance and all the teachers were encouraged to get vaccinated.

“No. You’re going to think this is weird.”

“What happened,” I asked.  Being in his early twenties, I figured he skipped his early morning appointment because he was partying the night before.

“I dreamt that our house was being fumigated and I couldn’t breathe.  Then I woke up and the first thing that popped into my head was the vaccine.”   His voice was hesitant.  “I just had a feeling that I shouldn’t get vaccinated.”  He was quiet.

“Me… think that’s weird?  Do you remember who you’re talking to?” I started to laugh. (I conduct workshops teaching people to trust their inner guidance.)  “You woke up after the dream, had a gut feeling and followed it.  The more you notice you gut feelings or intuitive hits and follow the guidance, the clearer your guidance will become,” I said.

It turns out the vaccine they were giving that day was the nasal spray.  This method is not recommended for people with asthma.

My son has asthma; he also didn’t get the flu that year.

People often think intuitive guidance comes through loud and clear.  They expect to hear someone talking in their ear.  The reality is for most people, guidance is subtle.  It’s often a nudge, a feeling—one thought triggering another or an odd coincidence that leads you to a different conclusion.  If you’re willing to watch and listen for the little signs, these small vibes can impact every area of you life.

This week:  Notice those gut feelings, and act on those that feel right in your heart.  

Are Intuitive Readings Scary?

I allow my intuition to lead my path.
~~Manuel Puig

“I’d never have a reading,” he said.

“Why,” I asked.

“It’s too scary.  I don’t want to know what’s going to happen in the future. I don’t want anyone to tell me something scary.”

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this.  I know there are people out there who focus on predicting what is going to happen.  But remember, you are the most important person in creating your life and you choose your actions.  Given that, if I choose to overeat and never exercise, it’s likely I’ll develop health problems as I age.  So I choose to eat well and exercise. Of course, I definitely consider chocolate on my healthy eating list.

This is how I approach an intuitive reading. An intuitive reading or psychic reading should never scare you.  I’m always hesitant to use the word psychic because for many people it conjures up negative images. (Though changing my name to MADAME GISELLE might be fun.) A “good” intuitive reading should help give you a clear picture about the truth around an issue in the present moment.  Sometimes it might also explore how you got to this present moment.  But, what I believe is most important is the reading should suggest steps you can take to move forward related to the issue.  Instead of scaring you, an intuitive reading should provide you some tools and bring you a sense of peace.

So if you are a little curious about this, “like” the Do North facebook page for a chance to win an intuitive email reading. http://www.facebook.com/DoNorth.biz

This Week:  Be open to a little intuitive guidance.

A Holiday Challenge

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” — Jean Baptiste Massieu

When my children were little as a way to embrace the spirit of the season, each day, we would all share three things we were thankful for and tie three red bows.  Eventually these bows adorned our Christmas tree. Not having young children at home anymore I called my college students in the beginning of November and asked them to email three things each day.  When I asked my husband, he agreed but balked about doing it every day.  His protesting didn’t last long.  Everyone emailed three things each day to each other.  It gave us all a window into each other’s lives that we don’t always get to see.  I went to the computer each morning excited to see what would be revealed.  Here’s a small sample of some of our thanks.

  1. Dad putting me in dance
  2. The Rockies
  3. Being with Freckles during her last season.
  4. Putting on the winter scarf
  5. A mother who wants to keep a family scattered across the country together via email
  6. My new rollerblades that I got for five dollars at the thrift store
  7. Playing hockey tonight
  8. Blackhawks on TV
  9. The smell of fall in the air
  10. 70 degrees in November
  11. The kids on the block
  12. Billy’s stint selling Cutco – without it I would never have owned Cutco knives!
  13. I actually like my classes
  14. Potato leek soup in about an hour and the new potato peeler
  15. Hot cider
  16. Visits and scrabble with Granny

This month, I asked my family to email each other acts of kindness.  This also is similar to something we did when they were younger that produced more bows on our Christmas tree.  I’ve challenged my college students to email their acts of kindness and my husband and I will do the same.   My challenge to my readers is to record or acknowledge each day an act of kindness.  Small acts are welcome and sometimes have a greater impact than you will ever know.  I kind word, a smile, opening the door for a stranger…these things all can make a difference.   If you take the challenge, come back here and comment and let me know how it goes.

This week:  Join the Holiday Kindness Challenge


Peace and Blessings,

Mary Jo

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Stop the Madness: Connect to the Spirit of the Season


With the advertising frenzy, family demands and internal pressures, the countdown to the holidays can feel more demanding than a marathon.  Do your family get-togethers and other holiday events elicit mores tress than joy? Join us to reconnect to the essence of the season, no matter what holidays you celebrate. This is an experiential workshopw here we will focus on detaching from old patterns and expectations and creating a new approach to the season filled with joy and love.


Presented by Mary Jo Guglielmo, of the Advantage Point

WHERE: Dynamic Ease Wellness Center, 3424 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

WHEN: Dec. 13, 2010

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

COST: $25 in advance/$30 at door

Learn to tap into your intuition

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