The Bridge

Lately, my mind has been generating images of bridges as I consider the pandemic[1] we are in. The virus has created ‘bridges’ of opportunity between people, things, ideas and even worlds. The virus has caused bridgeable physical divisions through physical distancing; and bridgeable spiritual divisions through the ether—the airwaves. The point of a bridge is […]

A Powerful but Necessary Transformation

We are all languishing right now because of the global lockdown. We can’t go outside unless it’s essential—needs or services—and find ourselves at home, perhaps wondering what to do. Although Take it to the Next Level is about people reaching up and striving to attain higher ground in life, so to speak, the situation is […]

The Courage To Carry On

Life is hard. It is the courage to carry on, however, that matters. In the face of obstacles, disappointments and hardship, it’s important to keep the faith and remember that we’re not alone in this story. Our Creator is always by our side, ready to help us at any given moment. Isn’t that a wonderful […]

You Are More Than Your Job, Title or Degree

Healthy self-esteem is vital to moving forward well in life. Losing a job or retiring can trigger feelings of doubt, insecurity as well as a dip in self-esteem. You may wonder, Am I still valuable and worthwhile? Did you know, however, that categories, jobs or titles do not make us who we are? We are […]

The Heart of the Matter

Our hearts know much. They inform us about what makes us happy, and what doesn’t. They speak to us regarding what we are versus what we could be. The ancient Maya believed that the heart could ‘think’ and, contrary to the brain, was the sacred center of our being. You can read an article I […]

A Wonderful Lunch with Lisa McDonald

I had the pleasure of having a wonderful lunch this week with Lisa McDonald, of ‘Living Fearlessly’ with Lisa McDonald fame, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. As a former radio guest, it was thrilling to meet Lisa in person. A beautiful, sunny day, the atmosphere was ripe for sharing ideas, autographing each other’s […]

Destiny’s Path

The title of the book I’m writing is Take it to the Next Level: How to Rise in Life. What does the subtitle of the book mean? What does it mean to rise in life? I believe that rising has to do with overcoming difficulties, obstacles or challenges whether they be physical, mental, psychological or […]

Take it to the Next Level: How to Rise in Life—The Book

Sun 1 | LUBARASCHEFFPHOTOGRAPHY Book writing is not new to me. I’ve independently authored and published numerous eBooks and Books: some under a pen name, and most recently 101 Gold Nuggets of Advice and its companion book under my real name, Luba Rascheff. At the moment, I’m simultaneously working on two books. One is about […]