Living life fully

What is it that I’m not living out fully in my life.

The one thing that propels itself to the top of the list of things I’m not living out fully in my life, is my passion for connecting with like minded individuals to share personal insights, thoughts, dreams and desires, without judgement and from a place of love. While I have a web site where I share a daily blog, and I have a book I’ve written, and I have a business I have built and created, I still would like to do more.  I still feel I have a lot more to offer!!

While writing is very powerful and therapeutic, the personal connections we share are so much more powerful. Co-Creating in community where we share our thoughts, feelings and desires with the goal of supporting and holding a safe space for each other has such incredible power and opportunity for growth. Yet, it carries with it a fear of failure, disagreement and disappointment, and it this very fear that keeps me from moving this thought, this dream forward. How to do this, how to move forward still concerns me. How to connect with people and co-create an exciting growing and learning time together requires some faith and a desire to jump into the unknown.

Currently I am planning two workshop opportunities for addressing change and supporting transformational growth. The first will be offered by me http://www.mkanthony.com through our funeral chapel with a time (probably September) and site to be determined and the second will be a fall event with two close friends and like minded people, Sacha Sully from Australia https://m.facebook.com/SachaSullyLifeCoach/ and Camille Conte from Alaska and NJ. https://www.facebook.com/This-Awakening-Spirit-645405635549117/ While these new ventures will create some fear and trepidation, it is time to shake, rattle and roll (in no particular order).

Please look forward to your personal invitation to these events and let me know if there are any thoughts you have regarding topics you feel would help you, your friends, family and your community.

“Blessings on your journe”



Welcome to my Blog

This is the post excerpt.

Thank you for finding your way to my online space.

It is my goal to create a page that is worthy of your valuable time.  Being a transformational guide in funeral service has led me to examine and test different theories and beliefs about life and death.  This space is dedicated to the challenge of experiencing transformational change – changing from old normals to new normals as a result of change in our lives.  With hope and love at its center, we celebrate and honor the journey.  Blessings on your journey.



No Idea

September 25th is the day of my first public unveiling of my book and new thinking related to adjusting to loss and change in our lives.  I’ve been sitting here at my desk for the past few weeks wondering how I’m going to put together/structure my talk.  I’ve thought about topics, using PowerPoint, reading from my book and live streaming, playing music, singing one of my songs, being introduced, not being introduced, etc.  As I sit here right now I have no idea what I’m going to do.  Maybe, I’ll just let it happen.  Giddy-up

“Blessing on your journey”


New Frontier

Today is the 272nd day I’ve written a blog post.  Over 271 days ago I started writing my thoughts in a daily message and posting on my web site http://www.mkanthony.com

During that time I have set my attention on being authentic and honest in all of my posts.  Next week on September 25th I am embarking on a new venture into the speaking and presentation field.  It has always been a desire of mine to speak and interact with audiences and after 271 days of writing my thoughts in this blog and on Facebook and Linkeden, I’m beginning this new journey.  While my writing will continue, I look forward to speaking and marketing my new book “Living and Dying”  I’m looking forward to an authors workshop and book signing at Barnes and Nobel, Pittsford Plaza store soon.

This months event will take place on September 25, from 4-6pm. I will be presenting a talk on “Finding Love and Hope on Life’s Journey”. We will be meeting in our funeral home at 2305 Monroe Avenue.  If anyone is interested, or if you know someone who might be, contact me at mark@anthonychapels.com If you miss this opportunity, my intention is to do talks periodically through the year.


“Blessings on your journey”


Finding our way

Are you someone who understands we all emanate from the same source, that we are all essentially one, and that we are here on earth to love one another. Are you someone who understands that all of what we think and feel is most often related to our past relationships and experiences. Are you someone who understands that our frustration in watching others behave selfishly, rudely, and unconsciously needs to  end.  If you’re someone who understand this, who is awake to our true nature, you are a blessing.

It helps to think of us all as different parts of one psyche. Just as within our own hearts and minds we have dark places that need healing, the heart and mind of the world has its dark places. It helps to remember the health of the whole organism depends upon the relative health of the individuals within it. And, it helps to remember, we increase harmony when we hold onto the light, not allowing it to be darkened by judgment, anger, and fear about those who behave unconsciously.

It helps to remember that everyone must find their own way to awakening and that the experiences we are having are an essential part of the process. Holding them in the light of our own energy may be the best way to awaken theirs.  Giddy-up

”Blessings on your journey”



Every day we are met with wonders beyond our imagination and simple acts that inspire a deep sense of awe.  Yet most often these occurrences go unnoticed as we’ve come to see them as ordinary. If we tuned into what was happening around us with deeper awareness, we might be surprised at what unfolds: the key turning in the ignition to start our car’s engine or the bodily processes that operate tirelessly to keep us alive. Each of these, though simple on the surface, can be hard for the mind to explain. Surprise is a seed and gratefulness sprouts up when we rise to the challenge of surprise.  Giddy-up

”Blessings on your journey”


Holding space

Did you ever wonder why, when you get together with a long lost friend you haven’t seen in many years, that you start off right where you left off before?  I have.  It’s as if the relationship is still the same as it was, like I have been holding that special place with that special person within me, somehow throughout the years, and I didn’t even know it.  Perhaps it’s because there hasn’t been any personal interaction that could kill the buzz or affect the relationship in any way.  Perhaps it’s because I wanted too, or perhaps it’s because I have an infinite ability to hold space and hold on to relationships I choose.  Perhaps it’s because there is an infinite space available within me that I didn’t realize.

How many relationships can we hold?  How much are we really capable of?  I sense much more than we think.  Giddy-Up

”Blessings on your journey”


Write a song

Yesterday I was going to write a song, a song about holding space. Holding space in relationships to ourselves and others.  The idea stems from the many changes we face in life and what and where we put our attention and priorities.  It could be a love song, a break up song or a song about life in general.  I beleive there is a song in each of us and we are all capable of writing it.  In fact, we write it everyday in our actions and relationships, so, all we need to do is put it down.  Giddy-up

”Blessings on your journey”