Relationships

It’s Ok If It Wasn’t Good, You Can Stop Pretending

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It’s OK If It Wasn’t Good. It’s OK to Stop Pretending.

originally published June, 2017 My mother’s funeral. The thing I remember most was my near-constant desire to lunge at the microphone WWF style and shout something very un-eulogy like. All of the people there, these “close, special friends,” most of whom I did not know at all inside this massive church, telling me how my mother was THEEEE MOST wonderful woman in the world. And then they’d gush about how she’d light up whenever she spoke about me. How proud she was! Loved me so much! Light of her world!… …Read More »

Intuitive Healing

When It’s Time to Take off the Superhero Cape

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Superheroing is something we learned to do. Many of us learned to fly with our capes on before we could even walk. Keeping the peace and keeping people happy mattered to our own survival and so the needs and wants of the people around us came first. Often we were at the mercy of these people (and their moods) and so our own needs became tied to making things easier/better/happier for others. Their happiness equaled ours, their upset equaled ours. Today this need to take care of people in order… …Read More »

Intuitive Healing

The Stupid Things People Say and How to Be Free of Their Opinions

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your way is the right way

Learning to walk away from the stupid things people say and not need their good opinions of me has been a huge challenge on my journey. There are times when I get caught up in feeling hurt and upset, but I disentangle myself again. My recovery time is quicker these days because I remember my practice and I get free. I am learning not to NEED anyone to love me or applaud me or give me their blessing for me to feel permitted to shine and sing my song. But… …Read More »

Dealing with Upset

Let Yourself off the Hook. Do Whatever You Want. Let Go.

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Let Yourself off the Hook. Do Whatever You Want. Let Go. How to not lose it when things go wrong.

Or, what to do when you’re in a funk and you can’t make yourself do anything “productive” and you just wanna hang it all up and head for the coast but you’re scared that this will mean the end. I’m drinking coffee and reading Stephen King. The windows are open, I’m listening to crickets and the smell of smell of fresh cut grass fills the kitchen. The yumminess of this takes me back to a time when I had no responsibilities and life felt pretty easy. I take a beat… …Read More »

Rock Star Readings

Little Birdies Need Love Too: Understanding Why We Numb in Order to Cope

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Many of us turn to numbing out as a coping strategy. I wish it wasn’t so hard to talk about openly. I hope if you have found this article, my sharing helps you. I turned 50 this year. I’ve been loving myself more fiercely.  Making peace with my heart. Accepting who I am. Releasing who I am not. I’m deepening my love and appreciation for the parts of me I’ve struggled with. Less war and shame, more love and appreciation. Yay! I still struggle finding my own compassion. It’s getting… …Read More »

Entrepreneur

Love is the Metric

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Several years ago I was interviewed on a podcast. It was one of the first interviews I had done and I was so excited about the opportunity to share my message with a wider audience. I felt a powerful presence within as I spoke, an effervescence that had an after-feel of butter melting. Parts of my own being were clarifying in that conversation, ones which lacked the oomph and stamina to get themselves over the hump previously. Afterward, I felt expanded, there was an inner awareness which knew something very… …Read More »

Lightworker Love

Enlightenment Is Really Just Remembering

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What To Do About Upset on Social Media

“Wow, I am so surprised to hear that you still struggle with this!” I had been sharing about my bouts with depression and this person commented that they were so surprised to hear that I still struggled after all this time. And honestly, it pissed me off for a while — when people talk down at you as if their stuff is all together and yours isn’t, it can be a bit triggering. (ahem, especially when from where you’re standing, it is so not the case) And then I touched… …Read More »

Intuitive Healing

When Mother’s Day is a Mixed Bag

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Mother’s day is coming. I have a feeling I’m not the only one in the world who has mixed feelings about it. My mom died in 1996, after a stroke that left her alive but unable to care for herself for the better part of that year. I was 26 at the time and it was all on my shoulders. I was hardly in a position to deal with what was happening. To say our relationship was strained would be putting it mildly. Even as she was on her deathbed,… …Read More »

Intuitive Healing

I am an artist. The end.

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I am an artist. The end.

I am an artist (it’s taken me a while to own it). 45 years ago, I created my first art project. Ok, that’s not completely true because there was an earlier project known as the Poop Incident but for the purposes of this post, I’ll spare you the details. My official first art project was the Magnificent I Love You Mom Hair Plate. I’ve had all those years to ponder how my creative spark and heartfelt expression of love could ever have been misunderstood. I am an artist my art… …Read More »

Intuitive Healing

Honoring what is (vs. pushing the plan)

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honoring what is

I woke up this morning with my goals in mind Meditate, do my practices, eat yummy breakfast, take a walk, work a little in the garden and then write this week’s post (I was going to tell you about the wildest miracle manifesting story I have ever experienced firsthand), then see some awesome clients in the afternoon, and then dinner with my husband. Fun day, full day, packed day, busy day. No time for deviations – just stick to the plan day. And then I got the email. A very… …Read More »