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Back Road Therapy

Updated: Jul 22, 2023


"Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them."


The longest distance is said to be from the head to the heart.

It is the difference between information and transformation.


Yesterday, I did some back road therapy.

Driving and crying my way along the beautiful Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

The soundtrack of my life on random scroll bringing up the beautiful, unforgettable moments.



Whenever I am in the tsunami of REALLY big feelings and challenges, I give myself the much-needed space to flow with them. Driving back roads in nature is one of my favorite temples.


I am honored to hold a lot of space in my life ~ personally and professionally.

It is my sacred calling.

Feeling the depths of collective grief for the unresolved traumas that we all anchor in our stories.

We tell ourselves on repeat – “this is why…”

Until we don’t.

This is my invitation and plea ~ LET IT GO! It does not serve you or anyone else.


Why do we continue to suffer our own stories until Universe/God/Infinite Source puts us on our backs with a dreaded diagnosis, divorce, death, loss of a job or best friend before we listen?


I have a favorite saying: “get out of your head and live your life!”

It is our mind that keeps us slave to suffering, which sadly, we create.

When all around us, is beauty, love, healing, bounty.


Why do we squander away this one precious life?

Filling it with distraction, work, lists, and linear goals that have nothing to do with our peace and happiness.


The secret to life, LIVE IT! Feel everything. Leave nothing unsaid.

Live in truth and speak it.

Give of yourself and love with everything you’ve got.

Pick up the phone and make that call.

Grateful for the overlook when Tim McGraw “Live like you were dying” came on.

I was sobbing.

For everything and everyone I have lost.

For all who are facing the end of their life.

For everyone who is armored up to protect themselves from being hurt that they can’t receive any of the sweetness of life.

For those who are denying forgiveness.


What would you do if you could do it all again?

What would you do with it?

Today is a gift. What will you do with your precious life?


I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.

Love, Marlene

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