Self care is not all bubble baths, scented candles, and walks on the beach. Today it’s buying myself a fricking hearing aid to keep that part of my brain active and healthy. Keeping it real. Continue reading
Category Archives: Alchemy & Healing
My experience, definition, and understanding of Love have undergone a dramatic transformation over the last couple of years.
For most of my life love was about what I could get. I think that’s normal for youth.
My 50th birthday should have come with a warning sign saying, “Now we start killing and removing what you love.”
This sounds harsh and horrible… but it’s actually been a profoundly beautiful experience of appreciation, service, and surrender.s
I don’t regret this experience. In fact I’m grateful for it. Continue reading
Oh lord! 6 planets are “retrograde,” meaning they appear, from where we stand on earth,
to be going backwards. They’re not going backwards (obviously) but they are closer to us during retrograde periods, which means we feel them more intensely.
This may be true or it may be total malarky.
I like Astrology because it gives me an easy scapegoat–the planets–when I’m feeling challenged, and a built in expiration date. This too shall pass, baby!
So here’s my advice to you, if YOU are feeling challenged right now… Continue reading
I had a wonderful coaching session this week with an Abundance Day client. In one session my client killed her Money Monster 3 TIMES before she really got rid of it. My job is to keep the process going until the monster is really gone. Each time I’d ask, “Is it gone?” she’d find a little bit of monster left. We’d follow that trail to find a deeper level and a truer monster. Until we found the core issue and killed the real life/love/money monster lurking behind the others. And then when she met her new, “Money Honey,” he was … Continue reading
Victimhood gets shamed a lot in my personal development circles. (It’s so easy to blame the victim for feeling dis-empowered.) I actually believe people have to be allowed to fully embrace their victim experience in order to gather the wisdom, strength and safety to rise above it. One of the greatest services we can do to another human being is to witness and validate a person’s experience with full respect. I find that once a person feels fully heard and understood, that’s when space opens up to ask something like, ‘do you want to let this experience win, or are … Continue reading
Friday I left a voice message for my estranged mother to tell her I love and appreciate her. It took me four tries to build up the courage to speak to her answering machine. This is my first communication to her in over a decade. I told her that if she was open to it, I’d love to come by and give her a kiss goodbye before she moves across the country. Maybe even introduce her to my husband. And if she’s not open, that’s perfectly okay, too. I love her and wish her every happiness. She … Continue reading
Question came in from a reader: “I am hurting and need a permanent solution. Life is bruising and cutting me down Life is giving me a tough time. School is a challenge. I can’t seem to get over how difficult somethings are. How can I better my life at school, get essays done? Get A’s and keep them? I even wonder if I am on any path to success. besides constantly seeing my best efforts being cut down in the bud. I try my best, but to frankly I feel like crap, dumb, and stupid. Is there a ritual, spirit … Continue reading