Life isn't black and white. If we believe we have it all figured out, we stop looking for all of the wonderful layers yet uncovered. My wedding ring needed to be appraised for insurance purposes. While I was at the jeweler's, they polished it. When I got the ring back, it was absolutely spectacular, shinier than I knew was possible. I believe this is what occurs when we release beliefs and behaviors that hold us back or when we open ourselves to new ideas. We don't even realize what we're missing because we think everything is just fine the way it is. As we let go of what was in favor of what can be, we become so much more. I didn't request that my ring be polished because I thought it was already beautiful. I understand now that there is always more to uncover and to learn in order to shine in our full potential. - from Passing on Hope Passing on Hope is my invitation to you - heal the past, get present, assess your beliefs, allow yourself to become more of who you long to be and enjoy a fulfilling life right now, not someday. All of us have rich stories that can uplift and inspire others who have forgotten their greatness. When we dare to forgive, start anew and let go of the pain from our past, we reconnect with the divine power that lies within each of us. This book is filled with my life adventures that have taken me from merely existing in the dimness of fear to enthusiastically and passionately living in hope. Hope is where our lives begin to shift; it lifts us above life circumstances so we can see beyond, where all things are possible!