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Telling the truth

Telling the truth

Three of my girlfriends and I road-tripped to Santa Fe a couple of weekends ago, and I brought back something unexpected–a truer version of myself. The desert-y landscape of New Mexico has always felt healing. Although Santa Fe is technically not high desert (it’s semi-arid steppe) there is an openness to the land and sky there that seduces me. It feels vast and vulnerable at the same time, like a dancing woman slowly removing her clothing. Like the truth. Our truth-telling began before we left Colorado. At a lunch stop in Pueblo, for some reason we got into a conversation […]

Trains, cake & manifestation

Trains, cake & manifestation

Trains and cake. These two simple things were my granddaughter’s heart’s desire on her third birthday last weekend. Of course, there were birthday presents, family members, beach play and singing, but those seemed to be extras in her opinion. Her wish was streamlined: a train ride and a piece of birthday cake. She relished both with every ounce of her being. Our children are such wise teachers. My granddaughter innately knows what I’ve been trying to re-learn for years–to manifest what I want in life, I simply need to listen to my heart’s desire. I hear a lot of talk […]

Divine Perfection

Divine Perfection

We described ourselves as tired, unfocused, scattered, off-kilter and too busy. Just a typical group of women gathered virtually for a new moon circle. Some of us have children at home, most do not. Many of us have jobs, others of us are retired. Our commonality: most, if not all of us, were experiencing some degree of overwhelm. We didn’t discuss as a group why we came to the circle feeling this way, but I have my suspicions. Let me speak for myself. Growing up, I was rewarded for being “good.” I earned good grades, was involved in school activities, […]

Laughing with the goats

Laughing with the goats

Three days after the full moon in Capricorn I found myself in a goat yoga class. Are you getting the synchronicity here? Capricorn…sign of the sea goat? Goats were just what I needed. I’d been feeling a bit fragmented and scattered after some big waves of emotion that came up during the eclipse season that preceded the full moon. So this stabilizing Capricorn energy–like a goat with all four feet on the ground–was welcome medicine. That, and actual goats jumping on my back. And, above all, laughter. If you haven’t done goat yoga before, you can probably imagine that it’s […]

My pink moment

My pink moment

I recently returned from a trip to New Orleans and look what I brought back! Well, maybe not the actual bird, but the memory for sure. My mother, my daughter and I took a swamp tour, traveling across the lazy water on a small vessel with a couple from Texas and our guide who had boated this bayou since he was a small boy. Because I specifically booked a tour that advertised itself as the only one that did not feed the wildlife, I had no idea if we would see anything. I had hoped for alligators. So, gliding along […]

The Cosmic Dancer

The Cosmic Dancer

This week, I have the privilege of resuming an annual girls’ trip with my mom and daughter. I am grateful for the opportunity to explore a new city, but even more for the joy of precious time together. I’m reminded of one of my favorite poems. Enjoy! The Cosmic Dancer I sometimes forgetthat I was created for Joy.My mind is too busy.My Heart is too heavyfor me to rememberthat I have beencalled to dancethe Sacred dance of life.I was created to smileTo LoveTo be lifted upAnd to lift others up.O’ Sacred OneUntangle my feetfrom all that ensnares.Free my soul.That we […]

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

I was walking with my dog up the short path from my back door to the gate, when I noticed a pink, shiny head cresting out of the earth. This is the  same patch of ground I have passed thousands of times, yet somehow never noticed the rose quartz stone. But this day, it jumped out at me, so I started digging. As I dug deeper and deeper, I realized that this baby was much bigger than I thought! Then two words came to me: hidden treasure. And that’s my inspiration for the week. This morning, aforementioned doggie and I hiked […]

Showered in light

Showered in light

One of my Wednesday yoga students says that since I have returned to teaching at the synagogue, there is a certain portion of the class where I become showered in light. I’d like to think I’m always this way, and guess what? You are too. But it doesn’t always feel like it. Lately, I have been experiencing some deep sadness over the ending of a significant relationship. It’s grief. And as grief does, it comes in waves–some days I’m my usual joyful self, others I am not. I’m okay with that because even when I’m melancholy, I know the light […]

Body-full-ness

Body-full-ness

Last Tuesday, on the day of the new moon, I walked barefoot in the half-inch of snow that covered my backyard. I had planned ahead for this ritual. The moon was going rise in the sign of Taurus, an earthy, grounded archetype, and I wanted to experience that energy. I hadn’t counted on snow. As a person who can have cold feet even in summer, I was a bit apprehensive, but I did it anyway. When I felt the so-cold-it-burns discomfort of the snow on my feet, I also noticed a delicious crunchy-spongey sensation of green grass between my toes. […]

Advice from an armadillo

Advice from an armadillo

If you know me well, then you are aware of my oracle card addiction which includes pulling a card for guidance at new moon and full moon time. Yesterday, I drew the dreaded Armadillo! Again, if you know me, you likely remember I’m from Texas whose state small mammal is the armadillo. So, you might wonder why I called it “dreaded.” Well, the armadillo is not known to be the smartest creature in the animal kingdom. Also, just look at it! First, the thing has tiny, beady eyes and doesn’t see well. It also sleeps most of the time. Does […]

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