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Welcome . . .
Inspiration for the Spirit
is all about love—not only romantic love, but also love for our fellow man
. . . love for life and its many wonders . . . and, most importantly, the love of self that comes when you are truly content with the person you are. Read more
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In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. —Buddha

Be Inspired . . .

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  • How to Make a Woman Fall in Love

    A man will win and keep the heart of a woman if he follows one simple set of principles. It is called the PEACH method of ... Read more

    How to Make a Woman Fall in Love
  • Pretty

    Feeling pretty has never been a priority in my life. Feeling smart, talented, adventurous, capable, interesting, witty, etc., ... Read more

  • An Awakening

    Sometimes you have to go far away from home before you can understand why what you have may be too much. Several years ... Read more

    An Awakening
  • What to Do When Your Relationship is Not Working Out

    “Relationship” is defined as ‘the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.’ It ... Read more

    What to Do When Your Relationship is Not Working Out
  • Why I Did It

    I was a little hesitant getting on the subway that Sunday morning, the day that the New York Times magazine ran my portrait ... Read more

    Why I Did It

Random Reflections — One Woman’s Journey

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The Evening Sky

In the country, the evening sky stretches as far as the eye can see. It envelopes you in shades of blue and coral awash with watercolor hues of pale lavender, vibrant orange, and fuchsia. The sun, a blinding glow in the west, sinks into the horizon. It is slow to set. You can watch it as it grows smaller ... Read more

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be
calm in your heart.
—Lady Gaga

Poems on Life, Living, and Love


Winter Stars

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The Road Not Taken

At the Pier

At the Pier


Lovely Chance

Home is where the heart is, and at Inspiration for the Spirit—my home on the web—you will find a heart on every page. Let each ♥ be a reminder to keep your heart open, embrace each new day and the people you know, and live life to the fullest . . . doing things always in the spirit of love. —Patricia

Quotes, Proverbs, and Other Words of Wisdom