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10 Life Lessons From A Jigsaw Puzzle Jul 15, 2019

Now that I’m on my summer break, I’ve been doing lots of puzzles.

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To me, puzzles are an introvert haven, a quiet means—to-its-own-end. It is the perfect antidote to my tendency towards goal-fixated rushing and over-productivity. Puzzles allow me space to...

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A Solstice Oracle In Three Words earth spirituality solstice spirituality Jun 18, 2019

Friends~

I am sitting today musing and meditating in preparation for the Solstice retreat I will be facilitating this weekend as the closing gathering of this spring’s Moon Circle. A group of eight women and I (see photos below from our last circle!) have journeyed together over the...

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Second Chance New Years: Imbolc Tidings and Tidy-ings + An Invitation Jan 28, 2019

There’s this thing my business coach Emily Ann Peterson would say: “If it takes two minutes, let’s just do it now.“

That was a startling idea for me at the time, and for the kind of brain that I have, which always needs one of those minutes just to transition to the...

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Light Junkie And Other Solstice Musings Dec 20, 2018

Last night I had the joy of spending several hours with a dear friend and wise woman, Yvette Murrell (for soul-driven facilitation, circle-keeping, coaching, and divine guidance readings, check her out here). Having not seen each other in months, conversation spanned the spectrum of our...

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Tension: The Unpopular Guest At The Thanksgiving Table (And What, Perhaps, To Do About It) autumn balance grief national day of mourning silence thanksgiving unthanksgiving Nov 20, 2018

Fall is a complicated season. At once is the abundant burst of summer’s finale. Apples and leaves dangle from trees like ripened jewels; farmer’s market stands overflow with delicata, pumpkins, beets and other vegetatious bounty; and glorious reunions and memory-making of school...

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Five Ways To Connect To The Ancestors (Fellow White Folks, Especially For Us). Oct 11, 2018

At the beginning of every psychic reading, I was trained to invite in my ancestors and healing guides, as well as those of whomever I’m reading. The ancestors that show up for me are pretty consistent. Jesus and Mary Magdalen are always present. There’s a dragon-being who helps me...

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Five Ways To Connect To The Ancestors (Fellow White Folks, Especially For Us). Oct 10, 2018

At the beginning of every psychic reading, I was trained to invite in my ancestors and healing guides, as well as those of whomever I’m reading. The ancestors that show up for me are pretty consistent. Jesus and Mary Magdalen are always present. There’s a dragon-being who helps me...

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Doubt. #blacklivesmatter abundance ancestors celtic holidays celtic spirituality divine feminine doubt earth spirituality faith ground lughnasa pagan holidays paul tillich Aug 24, 2018

“Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.”  Paul Tillich (1)

I have entered a season of doubt.  It happens sometimes.  To me, doubt feels like a nagging rasp in my throat, or like wearing a windbreaker that’s a little damp and not quite...

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Want More Of Anything? Feeling Full Of Lack? Watch This. Apr 30, 2018

A Beltane Greeting + The Five Principles of Abundance

Once you watch this, consider responding in the comments below to the following:

Which of these do I believe in?  Which of these do I experience?  Which of these do I struggle with?  What resonates?  What irritates? ...

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Jesus Didn't Die For My Sins Mar 31, 2018

Today the moon has ripened into fullness.  It's the second day of Passover, and what my spiritual tradition of origin calls Holy Saturday.  I write to you from a small retreat center in Lacey where my faith community sets up camp from Wednesday of Holy Week until Easter Sunday for the...

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Jesus Didn't Die For My Sins ancestors christian christianity earth spirituality easter full moon interspirituality jesus roman catholic women priests spirituality theology Mar 30, 2018

Today the moon has ripened into fullness.  It's the second day of Passover, and what my spiritual tradition of origin calls Holy Saturday.  I write to you from a small retreat center in Lacey where my faith community sets up camp from Wednesday of Holy Week until Easter Sunday for the...

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Happy Spring! (BTW, I'm A Psychic). depression energy medicine mental health psychic spirituality spring spring equinox Mar 20, 2018

Yep. You read that right. This may not be a surprise to some of you, as I’ve been slipping new language into my posts and blogs other the past year.  I’ve shared about doing readings, getting messages, and practicing energy medicine.  And it does say it, explicitly...

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