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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...

November 18, 2020 | Carol Campos

The Fan Club

Few things are as powerful in a young girl’s life as her first celebrity crush. It’s something she breathes every minute of the day, emotions see-sawing between glee and hope and jealousy and pain. It’s so all-consuming that the line between reality and illusion becomes wonderfully fuzzy. When this phenomenon hit me in the summer of 1978, I was knocked into an alternate world—a world so incredible, so different than what I was used to, that I didn’t want to leave. I was eleven years old. It was the summer of Shaun Cassidy. more...


October 28, 2020 | Carol Campos

The Bumblebee Moment

Almost every day for months I’ve taken a morning walk at the lake near my home. During these walks I’ve had the chance to meet many wonderful people. Usually I meet their dogs first and then, over the course of several interactions, I finally introduce myself to the dog’s “person.” Funny the way that works, but there you have it. There was one particular gentleman, a man in his mid to late 70s I’m guessing, who was an enigma to me. No matter how many times I passed him on the trail, he never waved, never said hello. more...


September 3, 2020 | Carol Campos

The Moon Circle

Last night I did something I’ve never done before. I attended a Moon Circle. I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know where it was, I didn’t know the woman hosting it, I didn’t know how many people would be there…lots of unknowns. The reserved, introverted part of myself was on high alert. But the curious, adventurous side of me was chomping at the bit to see what this was all about. The plan was to drive to my friend Tia’s house and then drive together to the Moon Circle location. Tia told me to get to her house around 8:15 PM. Normally at 8:15 PM I’m in my pajamas, watching TV or reading. more...


Guest BloggerAugust 21, 2020 | Simon Lever

PEGASUS! ‘HORSE FLYING’

Being 'thrown' on a horse, flying down a hill so steep; an imaginary cliff-edge; inspired thoughts of Pegasus, but ultimately without the wings. Recollections of abject terror frequently visit the memory. No training, dust from hooves in canter (or was it a gallop?). Sharp bends, no breaks to apply… an unforgettable experience; hence vivid memory re-enacted and put into words. There is no recollection of 'landing'; my mind transported by stunned relief, with any equine element removed to be preserved for future visitations. more...


Guest BloggerAugust 6, 2020 | Sophia Lingham

The Danger of ‘Success’ & the Freedom of Emotional Intelligence

Life is new, fresh, full of doors to open and opportunities to seize. There is a distinct freedom that comes with being in control of your emotions. This was my lightbulb moment, when I realised I could choose to have complete control over my emotions and reactions; I could understand others’ emotions, improve my capacity to form successful relationships, and ultimately lead a happier life. Anyone can learn this, even YOU. Indeed, the idea of emotional intelligence can be attributed as far back as Socrates and his ‘know thyself’ belief. more...


July 22, 2020 | Carol Campos

Is Spirituality the New Polarizer?

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend on social media: people presenting themselves as “awakened souls,” living a “spiritual existence,” are shaming and judging others who are trying to navigate their own spiritual path. The irony is not lost on me that those touting themselves as spiritual leaders are shaming, judging, patronizing and condescending. more...


Guest BloggerJuly 8, 2020 | Tia Russo

Transformation Through Shadow Work, Self Love & Earth Based Spirituality

What is Shadow Work?

Shadow work is a personal growth process based in introspective self awareness leading to emotional and spiritual healing, to embody radical self-acceptance and unconditional love.

The exploration and integration of your dark side, or Shadow Self, for the goal of feeling whole and not internally split.

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June 3, 2020 | Carol Campos

Out of the Shadows

Today is June 2, 2020. I’m angry, saddened and generally overwhelmed with emotion just like millions of others around the world. I hesitated to write about what’s transpiring in the United States right now. What to say? Where to begin? Will my sentiments sound tone deaf? What do my 2 cents matter? But then, that’s part of the problem. more...


May 20, 2020 | Carol Campos

The Year Without Chocolate

As a kid I struggled with asthma. Back then not every doctor was hip to the newest treatments. My Mom brought me to an allergy specialist who I’ll refer to as Dr. Mean. I disliked him immediately. He talked to my mother, not to me. I sat and listened as he talked about me, even though I was sitting 3 feet away. The first step, he announced, was to give me a “scratch test.” more...


April 29, 2020 | Carol Campos

33

I was what you would call a “late bloomer.” I didn’t have my first boyfriend until age 17 and prior to that I spent many a Friday night crying over crushes, wishing I were anyone other than who I was. This was the mid-80s which was actually a fun time to be a teenager. The music, the movies, the clothes, the hair…all so iconic now. I envied girls who had sky-high hair, were thinner, were prettier. I wanted to be noticed and fly under the radar at the same time. more...


March 18, 2020 | Carol Campos

The Band Played On

About 3 weeks ago I watched the movie, Titanic. I hadn’t watched it in years but for some reason I was drawn to it and watched it from beginning to end (a considerable time investment since it was on network television and included what seemed like a hundred commercial breaks). more...


March 4, 2020 | Carol Campos

Stung

I hated jellyfish as a kid. Yup, I know, they clean the water like gelatinous filters, but as a kid they represented ruined summer days. Like most kids, I loved summer. I had the good fortune of spending my summers on the water in Long Island. After my parents divorced my sister and I would spend summers with our Dad and his side of the family including my Nana (my paternal grandmother) and her sister, Minnie, and my Aunt and Uncle. I loved it there. more...


February 19, 2020 | Carol Campos

Chloe

When I was in second grade, my mother enrolled me in Brownies. Both my Grandmothers had been involved in the Girl Scouts so it seemed a natural rite of passage. I don’t have many memories of my time in Brownies, except for the Brownie song, the Brownie handbook and my uniform, complete with brown beanie. more...


February 5, 2020 | Carol Campos

The Monster

As a child I had a reoccurring nightmare. I was alone at night walking down the street adjacent to our house. At the end of the street I could see a monster. He was coming my way, but as much as I wanted to run, I couldn’t move. I stood there, paralyzed with fear, my feet stuck to the ground. He had the body of a human but his head…I can’t describe it. It looked almost like one of those rubber Halloween masks. more...


Guest BloggerJanuary 22, 2020 | Simon Lever

Bales of Hay, a Motor Scooter and Barbed Wire

When I visited my Grandma’s farm out in the countryside in the early sixties, I drove there by relatively new motor scooter; always good fun! On arrival, following a nice cup of typically English tea, I was asked if I could carry a load of hay bales from over the other side of the farm over a covered barn from the field beyond. Well, I thought, a walk in the park. Or as it transpired, a walk in the farm. more...


January 8, 2020 | Carol Campos

Grade D, But Edible

In 1984 my Mom and I went to look at several colleges. My favorite visit was to Washington D.C. to tour the campus of Catholic University. I absolutely loved Washington D.C. There was so much to do and see. My Mom graduated from Rutgers and my Dad from George Washington University. I was born at George Washington Hospital while my Dad was still in school in Washington D.C. more...


December 18, 2019 | Carol Campos

The Christmas Visitor

When my parents divorced, it was decided that they would rotate the holidays. If my sister and I spent Thanksgiving with our mother, we would spend Christmas with our father and visa-versa. The year I turned 12, we spent Christmas with our Dad. I was always excited to spend Christmas with him. I only saw him on vacations as he lived in NY and my sister and I lived with our mother in Massachusetts. more...


Guest BloggerDecember 4, 2019 | Jady Babin

Kurplunk Goes the Breadcrumb

From a very early age, most of us wonder, what we will be when we grow up? We have role models and family expectations to meet. We may go off to college and study what we think will make us happy. If we are lucky we get it right. Even if we do get it right, is it right for the rest of our lives? more...


November 20, 2019 | Carol Campos

The Third Floor

There have been many Divine Breadcrumbs in my life and I’ve been grateful for all of them. Of course, I didn’t always recognize the gift until much later. This was the case with an apartment I had in the late 90s through the early 2000s. My relationship was on its last legs and I had just started a new job. It was an extremely stressful time. I lived in a city which, at the time, was not a desirable place to live. 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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