Embracing Truth, As It Is

We all know those cheerful and optimistic, no matter what happens, smiling people. You might be one of them. I know I was for a long time. But what I’ve discovered, is that many of those times that I was living in total optimism, I was also in denial of reality. True positivity only flows […]

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Revive the Siren

Warrior princess, gypsy queen, bohemian goddess, temptress of the sea.  Beautiful, alluring, strong and enchanting woman. You. Do these words ignite a fire in your soul? Stir up a sleeping femininity in your body or bring empowerment to your spirit? Or do you shrink away at the thought of enacting your god given right to […]

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You Might Be Right

I just learned my mother-in-law thinks I’m a pothead. While I have no issue with marijuana and actually think it is quite beneficial on many levels for many reasons, I do not smoke weed. Hearing of her preconceived notion that I indulge in all day sitting around, getting high, made me giggle to myself for […]

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Be Responsible, like a lemon tree

Responsibility. We’ve all been taught about responsibility. We’ve been told the shoulds  and the oughts we are expected to live by. We’ve been conditioned by the rights and the wrongs of our culture and society. We’ve grown up to believe societal norms, religious and cultural standards, acceptable behaviors, what choices will be respected what decisions […]

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The narcissist and the sea hag

Revisiting an old journal today. Can you identify? I’m told the result of human dignity and compassion is peace. I suppose my dignity has been called into question more often than I can bear. Compassion is too irregular to grab a hold of, too inconsistent. Peace interrupted by self doubt and a sense that my […]

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Being creative, being creation

A sweet soul daughter of mine asked me to participate in a project on creativity.  Honored and curious, I accepted and answered six questions on my view and process of all things creative. Below are my responses to questions that we should all ask ourselves regularly, as they always change a bit as we grow; […]

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