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Breadcrumbs Not Bricks

November 11, 2018 | Carol Campos

When did I first realize that I had my own path — not my “life’s purpose” mind you — but my path? This path which helps me to know there is more to life than just the daily grind — a path full of hints and clues, each one leading me to a new book or a new seminar or a new acquaintance. It didn’t happen overnight, that’s for sure! For me the realization took what seemed to be, looking back, forever.  more...

October 9, 2019 | Carol Campos

The Wax Museum

The first time I ever went to a wax museum was in London in the late 1980s. There were figures of Charles and Diana, Sarah Ferguson, Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna and a host of other 80’s icons. It was surreal, creepy, cool and fun all at once. I watched as people posed with the wax figures. What I found hilarious was that so many would get in a serious pose, as if they had met the actual “star” on the sidewalk. more...


September 25, 2019 | Carol Campos

The Gazebo

1984 was a good year for me—thankfully way different than the way George Orwell described it in his novel. I was a junior in high school and, as an upper-classman, I felt a sense of confidence that was lacking just a mere year before. I was older, wiser, and certainly cooler. I lived in a pretty little town about an hour outside of Boston. Looking back, it was a very innocent time. more...


September 4, 2019 | Carol Campos

Life Lessons from Nancy Drew

A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out my daughter’s room. I’ve been doing this little by little over the past few years. Her full-size bed and dresser, which she took with her when she moved out, has been replaced with a comfy day bed, complete with soft, cheery pillows and linens. Her closets no longer contain the memories of proms and team sports, but instead house random blankets, luggage and old photo albums. It took many years to make this transition. She graduated high school in 2009! more...


August 21, 2019 | Carol Campos

Ants on a Log

Who remembers this “healthy” snack for kids: peanut butter spread on a celery stick and sprinkled with raisins (ants)? As a kid I remember thinking it was a great idea, except for the raisins, which I meticulously picked off. I simply had “logs” which weren’t nearly as fun, but at least it was snacking on my terms. more...


August 7, 2019 | Carol Campos

Reflection

Do you ever look at an old picture of yourself and think “What the hell was I thinking?” Yet, at the same time, you can clearly remember feeling like you looked amazing when the picture was taken. Or you remember that your life was in chaos but you hid it behind your posed smile. more...


Guest BloggerJuly 21, 2019 | Emma-Jane Taylor

My Story, My Voice

My name is Emma-Jane Taylor. I am a Businesswoman running a series of lifestyle businesses, I publicly speak and share presentations that give thought provoking and motivational challenges. I have worked with the BBC, That’s TV, and more recently on my new YouTube Channel The Emma-Jane Taylor Show on bringing about change to my viewers. I present the Mid-Morning Matters show for Marlow FM Radio. I am also the Author of Don’t Hold Back (a motivational tool book) based on my life journey. I was told I was the failure, the girl going nowhere and I was labelled a juvenile delinquent aged 13 years old. I believed this to be me for years until my therapy started and the truth came out…here is my story… more...


June 30, 2019 | Carol Campos

10 Minutes

As I write this blog post it’s almost July 4th. It’s a big vacation week for those of us who live in the US. Until 2014, I spent every July 4th in Long Island. Next to Christmas, Independence Day was my favorite holiday. I used to spend all day at my family’s dock enjoying the sun, water, boat rides, music and fun. At night, not unlike most families across the country, we’d have a big family barbecue. As my Dad waited for the coals to get hot, he’d make Shirley Temples for me and my sister. My Nana and Great-Aunt Minnie would be inside making corn, salad, and other various side dishes. more...


June 16, 2019 | Carol Campos

The Power of Yet

Today I was looking at my journal entries from this time last year. I was doing two types of journaling at the time— one where I wrote about my life as I was experiencing it and the other a written visualization of what I wanted my life to be. The former is filled with trepidation and fear, to the point of being annoying. At this point in time, The Divine Breadcrumb nor my coaching practice was even an idea. It was still floating in the ethers. more...


June 2, 2019 | Carol Campos

Off to Grandmother’s House

My maternal Grandmother had a huge influence on me. I was lucky to have her in my life until my early 30s. I have so many memories of her, weaved with the life lessons she provided. She was born in the early 1900s in Rhode Island, the eldest of 6 children—3 girls and 3 boys. She was of Irish descent and raised Catholic. She lived through the depression and, as most people who lived during that time period, remained frugal throughout her life, never wasteful and never missing a good sale. Before getting married, she was a teacher, helping her family and even helping to put one of her brothers through medical school. more...


May 19, 2019 | Carol Campos

Star Blazers

In September of 1979 I was 12 years old and entering the 7th grade. By this time, I had moved way past the “patchwork pants” saga and was feeling pretty good about myself. I was wearing the “right” clothes and had the “right” hair. I blended in with everyone else which was A-OK with me. At the time, my sister and I lived in Massachusetts with our Mother and my Dad lived in New York City. He called every Sunday and I always looked forward to it. more...


May 5, 2019 | Carol Campos

I Don’t Believe in Unicorns

I’ve always been interested in things like metaphysics, spirituality, quantum physics, energy healing and other topics that are not necessarily mainstream. I’ve never tried to push my beliefs and interests on others, but am always excited when I discover that someone is interested in these things. I get that familiar buzzy feeling of recognition, a knowing that I have found another member of my tribe! Nothing lights me up more than talking and learning about the subjects that interest me. On the flip side, it can sting when a friend or family member poo-poos these interests. more...


April 21, 2019 | Carol Campos

Finding Compassion in Unexpected Places

I always assumed I would be a mom “someday,” but I never thought about what the circumstances would be when that time came. I guess I figured I would be married and living in my first home. That’s how it works, right? But I chose to marry someone with a drug problem. That’s right—I knew he had a drug problem, but married him anyway more...


March 31, 2019 | Carol Campos

Butterfly Training School

As I write this, I’m coming up on the one-year anniversary of leaving the corporate world. I was to embark on an amazing journey into the unknown, to finally discover my true self and live my best life. In typical “me” fashion, I put a cap on the timeline. “I should have this figured out in about 6 weeks,” I thought with conviction. more...


March 17, 2019 | Carol Campos

The Little Red Suitcase

Throughout most of my childhood, I was extremely shy and preferred to fly under the radar. But I also wanted to be seen. How can these contradictory statements both be true? It’s complicated and I don’t fully understand it myself, but this dichotomy has weaved its way throughout my whole life. Ultimately, I think we all want to be seen and understood, whether we are shy or the life of the party. more...


March 3, 2019 | Carol Campos

P&J

No, I’m not talking about peanut butter and jelly. Although that sounds pretty good right about now. P&J is a term that Deb and I use to describe that buzzy, excited feeling you get when you’re having an epiphany, or you’re on the right track. “But what does P&J stand for?” you ask. more...


Guest BloggerFebruary 17, 2019 | Simon Lever

A Lesson Learned in Reality and Positivity

From the age of sixteen I have always loved driving. Initially a motor scooter (sadly not a Harley Davidson, although I am now of the age where it would be ideal!) and then a series of cars including an MG Midget sports car and an Austin Healey Sprite. But the most glorious moment was taking delivery of the most iconic of vehicles. A Real American Jeep. A memorable and wonderfully enjoyable "truck" (an American phrase!). A 4L Jeep Cherokee Orvis. more...


February 3, 2019 | Deb Sorensen

The Power of Perspective

Please don’t misunderstand me - I know Alzheimer’s is a horrible, devastating disease. It robs an individual of their golden years, the plans they spent their lives dreaming about and working towards. It cheats family members of time with their loved one; erasing memories and stories no longer available to be shared and passed down. Not to mention the strain of acting as a caregiver, watchdog and advocate and the toll it takes on everyone involved. more...


January 20, 2019 | Carol Campos

For the Love of Trees

I have always loved trees. I don’t mean “trees-are-pretty-cool” kind of love. I mean, I truly love them. As I mentioned in my first blog, I have been an unabashed tree-hugger since I was a wee sapling. Growing up in NJ, the trees in my yard all had names and, from my perspective, very distinct personalities. George, the young maple, although not grand in stature, made up for it with his wise and calming presence. But George could get wild and crazy too. more...


Guest BloggerDecember 30, 2018 | Theodore Cohen

Divine Breadcrumbs Left by Guardian Angels

I’m new to The Divine Breadcrumb and have been thinking about its premise: “Seemingly out of the blue, and often when you need it most, the Universe will provide a clue, a stepping stone, a prompt, a serendipity that leads you to something that helps you on the next leg of your journey.” And I’m wondering: where do these clues come from? more...


December 16, 2018 | Carol Campos

The Sauna

Up until November of 2018, I had never experienced a sauna. For some reason it never appealed to me. It conjured up images of random strangers wrapped in plush white towels, sitting in a room so thick with steam they could barely breathe. Growing up with asthma, the thought of not being able to breathe is a bit terrifying. I think these images came from movies and television, but I was fairly certain saunas were not for me. So, when my childhood friend, Lisa, suggested going to a sauna “in the woods,” during my upcoming trip to Maine, internal alarm bells went off. more...


December 2, 2018 | Carol Campos

Fake Coffee, Real Friend

If you have been reading my blogs, you know that I have a best friend, Deb. What you don't know is the story of how we met. In what was one of the biggest Divine Breadcrumbs of my life, Deb and I met at a small family-owned company in the late 90s. Deb was a full-time employee for this company for only 3 months and worked in a different department. The chance of us forging what is now a 20-year friendship would have seemed unlikely at best. Ah, but that's the magic of Divine Breadcrumbs! more...


November 18, 2018 | Carol Campos

So Hum in My Eardrum

Before I get started, let me just say that I don’t like the term “New Age.” If you go to any book store and look in the “New Age” section, you’ll find a plethora of books on Angels, Guides, meditation, the Law of Attraction, channeling — this list goes on. These are not “new” subjects, it is ancient wisdom! But I guess the term “Old Age” is not as catchy. So, for the purpose of this blog I will use the common term “New Age.” more...


November 11, 2018 | Carol Campos

Italian Wheat

In the summer of 2003 I bought my first home, a townhouse-style condo where I still live today. It’s an end unit with a private yard backing up to woods. I totally lucked out on the location and the price. Actually, the whole thing had an element of magic to it. I remember my first meeting with the realtor. My best friend, Deb, came with me for moral support. The realtor told us he would meet us at the condo. more...


November 11, 2018 | Carol Campos

I’ve Said Too Much

Something to know about me: I’m totally down the rabbit hole. Meaning, the things that interest me aren’t exactly mainstream. One does not typically chat about Angels and Guides around the water cooler. When I worked in the corporate world I quickly learned to protect my interests. It was very rare for me to share what I REALLY did over the weekend. more...


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