being human

To do anything in life…

Have you ever felt stuck, lost, frustrated, or lonely in moving forward with something—a decision, next steps, relationships, deepening in creative flow? I have. And I hated it! I would then proceed to force myself, make myself sit with something until it got done and then be disappointed with the results.  I would even continue …

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Wisdom of the Autumn Equinox

Today we celebrate the Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.  The word “equinox” comes from Latin meaning “equal night.” This refers that on this day, dark and light are equal.  It occurs twice a year—once in Spring and the other in Autumn. It is the time of year in which we honor the harvest. In many traditions …

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Seeing through Eyes of Love

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Everything that happens in life is an opportunity to LOVE. And above all, an opportunity to love YOU—to truly 100% love yourself completely, no matter what. Every failure. Every heartbreak. Every panic attack. Every clumsy moment. Every win. Every celebration. Every moment… an invitation to …

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Happiness Happens

Have you ever noticed how easily we feel happiness when we are around a puppy? Research has also shown that owning a dog is good for your overall wellbeing—a dog never judges and is always there to listen. A dog does not have requirements to give you love.  It simply does.  Who else becomes wildly …

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Celebrate and Soak Up the Powerful Energy of Summer

Summer is here! The time of the year when the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating it’s connection to Light while the Southern Hemisphere emerges itself in to Dark.  A time of the year when both these energies are in balance in our beautiful planet. The days are longer, the evenings warm, outdoor fun all around and …

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Sacred Sexuality + More Heart Space in Your Sex Life

While modern religions have defined sacred and spiritual as being separate from the body, from nature, and certainly from sex, the ancient the roots of our language and history imply something quite different.  Our collective history suggests that at one time there was a sacred nature to sex.  Given the shifts in our current culture …

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How My Heart Cracked Wide Open

If you have spent time with me or have read previous blogs, you know that I am a HUGE believer that all relationships—no matter how big or seemingly insignificantly—present themselves for our highest good. Sometimes relationships reflect the parts that are difficult to accept or where we need the most healing.  Others reflect the parts …

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The Most Essential Ingredient for Hot and Sexy Love

It’s February!  The month we celebrate love.  But before we dive into how to have a sizzling and hot V-Day, let’s stop for a moment and talk about the most essential ingredient to hot and sexy anything…. (drumroll)…. SELF-LOVE. By definition self-love is having regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. In my work with …

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The Natural Ebb and Flow of Intimacy

Intimacy… plays an essential role in humans.  As social creatures and at the root of our humanity, is the craving for close, personal and reciprocating relationships with others. Intimacy usually refers to mutual openness, sharing, and vulnerability.  Its lifespan can range from a single interaction to a long-term relationship of years or even decades. It …

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Holiday Blues: A Spiritual Perspective

  So much talk about the season of merriment and light, yet for so many… The paradox of the holidays. It can be said that there is wisdom to be gained through challenge, hardship and suffering.  It can also be said that there is deep learning and truth to be gained. Because when we are …

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The Gifts of Pulling Away

“He doesn’t really listen” “She plays on the phone rather than spend time with me” “It’s like I don’t even exist” “I feel invisible” “The dog gets more love than I do” When a man or a woman checks out emotionally, mentally, or physically from their relationship, it can be for many the beginning of …

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The Gift of Thanks-Giving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love food… and I am enamored with sweet potatoes and yams.  My love for them is so great that it is not uncommon for me to make several sweet potatoes and yams recipes on this holiday.  There’s also the mashed potatoes and gravy, watching the dog show (I usually eat …

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More love please.

So… much… going… on… right… now! There are tsunami-size waves of social change occurring.  We can’t go very long or very far without witnessing or being exposed to an injustice or human darkness. I don’t know about you but there are moments when it all feels like there’s a huge wall separating us from where …

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Our body… The Greatest Learning Instrument… Enjoy the Ride

If we are all spiritual beings having a human experience, then our greatest learning instrument is our body. Let’s start with our most human parts.  Our belly being the keeper of our emotions and the archaic stories of our tribe.  Our hips helping us move in the world. Some with more relaxation, others with more …

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Sensual… Not Necessarily Sexual

A few weeks ago as I was facilitating a workshop, I spoke about sensuality and sexuality and how they were different.  Most of the participants appeared and shared their surprise in hearing me say this.  A few then shared that they thought that both were the same thing. By definition SENSUALITY is any condition that is about being …

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St. Theresa Comes to Rowe

  I recently attended, both as participant and assistant, in a woman’s workshop focused on sexuality and the Medicine Wheel led by the incomparable Gina Ogden. On the first night, all the women walked the Wheel, placing their sacred objects and sharing with the group what each object represented — one representing what they want …

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