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Okay, I know I’m slow, but here it is…Ta Dah!  The cover to my art journal is finished!

My Word for the year is Renew and I honestly felt a lot of renewal beginning to happen as I worked on this cover. Of course going to Hawaii last week didn’t hurt! Don’t be surprised if you see some of those pictures popping up in future posts!

Now to start filling the pages of this journal. I’m so grateful for how God is renewing my mind, life and Spirit! Thanks for reading!



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“Pathway of Love”

Four years ago my husband Brian and I had the amazing opportunity to visit Italy for our 25th anniversary.  It was the best getaway I have ever had and was a life changing experience. I want to share with you one of my favorite outings (although every moment was a favorite there!)


 It was a hike between the quaint Cinque Terra villages.  The Via Dell Amore’ section of the hike seems appropriate to share with you this Valentine’s Day.


Here’s the short version of the story. “The Cinque Terre towns were extremely isolated until the last century.  After the blasting of the second train line in the 1920s, a trail was made between the first two towns: Riomaggiore and Manarola. Villagers rarely married anyone from outside their town, so the trail became established as a lovers’ meeting point for boys and girls from the two towns.

Apparently, landslides frequently keep the pathway closed, so I felt really grateful it was open while we were there.  The scenery was unbelievable as was the construction of this path and tunnel.


There is a tradition to take a padlock with you on your trek. Closing a padlock with your lover onto a cable or railing at a lovey-dovey spot, seals/locks your love together.
(read the whole story here)


Best to you and your lovely dovey this Valentine’s Day. Know that you are loved first and foremost by God and by the many people whose lives you touch! Salute’!  (Cheers!)


By the way, if you are looking for me I’m on the first flight back to Italy.  All this reminiscing is making me antsy to go back!

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Merry Christmas to you!  I know we still have a week to go, but it never hurts to say it early.  As I look towards Christmas Day I find myself reflecting on 2013.  There is so much to be grateful for, one of which is you!  Thank you for reading and commenting on my “musings” over the years!

Here are just a few highlights from my year. I know this time of year brings much joy, but I also know for many it also brings heartache. Below are 3 Christmas posts that I hope will bring you encouragement, peace and perhaps a laugh or two. Mostly, I hope you will come away with a deep knowing of how much God loves you!

In February Brian and I went to Nashville to record his first CD. It was an amazing experience and we are so grateful for the opportunity. Many thanks to those who supported us through prayer and sponsorship.

The Tracking Room Nashville TN

In May we had the CD release party!  We had a blast spending time with many friends and family! Check out Brian’s music page HERE.


These Hands that are Holding You.

These Hands That Are Holding You

T’was the Day of Christmas

"Twas the Day of Christmas"

Everything I’ve learned, I learned from Rudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerEverything I’ve learned, I learned from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Blessings to you this Christmas season,


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Why is it that the holidays can bring out the best AND worst in us; especially at family gatherings?  It’s not that we don’t love and care for them, because we do. It’s just that weird dynamic that sometimes happens and then makes us get all wonky.  Hmmm, is that a word? I know all you wordsmiths are cringing. www.pathsofdiscoverylifecoaching.com

Last month I worked with a client who was feeling this way about being with her family during the Thanksgiving holiday.  She was NOT looking forward to it, but in the end she ended up having one of the best Thanksgivings ever.  Woot Woot!

Below are 10 tools that she and I have been working on and she put them to use during this holiday.  Much of it is about how we choose to deal with our expectations, mindset and perspective. Yes, I said choose, we do have a choice.

Tip # 1  Be thankful.  I know, how appropriate given this time of year! Seriously though, set your mind in thankfulness and gratitude. Thank God for the person or situation who is “challenging.” Look for small gifts each day to be thankful for and give that thanks to God.

Tip #2  Live in the present.  Stay in the moment.  Be conscious and aware.

Tip #3  Remember the book The four agreements. Don’t take things personally.

Tip #4  Show up who you want to be.

Tip #5  Look for ways to show Gods love.  Do or say things that show kindness. Even if it’s just a small thing like saying thank you for the meal, or sending a thank you card afterwards.

Tip #6  Put yourself in the other persons shoes.  Try seeing their perspective from compassionate eyes and heart.  Realize that we all see things for our own perspective, which manifests our reality and the way we run our lives. Also, remember the saying people do the best they can with the knowledge and awareness the have at the time.

Tip #7 Give yourself permission to set boundaries.  Take a break if you need it. Get off by yourself and get grounded again. Remember, you have nothing to prove.  You are on your own journey, they are on theirs. You are taking responsibility for your stuff and not care taking their stuff.

Tip # 8 Talk to God continually and ask Him for what you need. Let your family see that there is a change in you and that change is what God is doing in your life. Think abundantly vs. scarcity. Positive vs. negative.

Tip #9 Look at this time with family as an opportunity vs. a challenge.

Tip #10 One last thing, don’t forget to BREATHE!

BONUS TIP:  DO SOMETHING TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY FUN! Be silly, do something out of the ordinary, build a snowman… you get the idea.www.pathsofdiscoverylifecoaching.com

Here’s to the best holiday season ever! Cheers!



P.S. If you haven’t taken advantage of my free E-Workbook – How Full is Your Cup, please do.  It will give you many more useful and practical tools to help fill your energy cup this holiday season.  Just click on the blue button on the top right-side of this page.  Thank you!

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Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope this season brings you many gifts to be thankful for.

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your holiday season.  I have enjoyed a “friendsgiving” feast and will enjoy one more before the big finale on Thanksgiving day. Oh how I love turkey! I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, but every spare moment I get I spend knitting my little fingers off. The holiday travel plans are set and the work parties are scheduled. I know the coming weeks will fill up quickly and I look forward to spending time with family and friends.

What about you? As you think about your holiday plans, do you find yourself bursting with energy?  Or are your holiday plans draining your energy? If you were honest would you rather skip them all together?  Or perhaps you are somewhere in between.  Whether your energy is full, dwindling or completely drained I have a free gift for you that will support you through this season.  It’s called How Full is Your Cup E-Workbook.  In it and you will learn about the following:

  • How to identify where your energy level is in your Spiritual life, marriage, relationships, career and personal life.
  • Red Flags to watch for when your energy level is low.
  • What God says about burn out and 5 Truths you can apply to your life immediately.
  • Ideas and actions steps to refill your Energy Cup.

Please take advantage of this free gift by clicking on the book below.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and participation in Paths of Discovery Life Coaching. You are a blessing in my life!  Have a blessed season and please enjoy your gift.


Blessings, Pam Day

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It’s the day after Christmas today.  I am especially thankful for family this year, hence the reason for my rendition of ”Twas the night before Christmas.”

Twas the Day of Christmas

It’s Christmas day, when what do we hear,

But laughter and singing to all who come near.


The stockings are empty; the presents unwrapped,

Our bellies are full from eating too many snacks!

The women swap stories, while the men play cards,

The children are happy, sledding out in the yard.


The family has gathered from near and afar,

To be with each other who are so dear to our hearts.

There is one, who we deeply miss this year,

The gathering isn’t the same without his laughter and cheer.

We feel grateful to have known him, our dear brother,

And find comfort to know he’s with Jesus, our Savior.


It’s evening now and all is quiet,

We gather ‘round the tree to listen to Dad tell us about the Messiah.IMG_2434

“That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.  Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!  And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”  Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”   Luke 2:8-14 – NLT


After Dad’s story we all scurried off to bed,

Thankful for Jesus and the life that He led.


Blessings to you this new coming year,

I pray God will reveal Himself to you and cause you to revere.


Till next time.


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