Every Transition has its Time: A Smudging Ritual for Year End Cleansing.

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    That moment when everything that came before it is much different from all that comes after it.  You know, all those insignificant puny moments strung together that make up a life.  Every day we wake up a different person.  A different frame of mind, different energy, and biologically our body has changed, that's [...]

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Fear of the Dark: And other Benign Forms of Getting Lost.

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What I thought was an end turned out to be middle. What I thought was a brick wall turned out to be a tunnel. What I thought was an injustice turned out to be a color of the sky.- T. Hoagland I was supposed to be writing, that means working on my book– except I was busy [...]

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A Leap of Faith: My Big Ask is all about Giving.

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This post is about a leap of faith, giving and asking. Thank you Amanda “Fucking” Palmer and Brene Brown for making ASK-ing and vulnerability less scary, even when we aren't asking [only] for ourselves. I'm not going to lie, ASK-ing is scary, that's one of the reasons I chose that word for 2015. This is [...]

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Learning how to save your own life: Side notes on how to be truly alive.

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This post isn’t about c*ancer because quite frankly a lot of us living with c*ancer get really damn sick and tired of talking about it. Many of us refuse to give c*ancer any power, except when absolutely necessary on chemo days.  Sometimes, our lives change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. [...]

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How to show up naked in the world: It’s only hair.

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Life has a way of picking us up and dropping us down at unknown destinations. That's what life feels like for me some days, like I've been dumped off in a strange place surrounded by nothing that I recognize. Although I have the navigation path to live with this c*ancer detour all mapped out, things happen [...]

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Universal Myth: C*ancer is a gift meant to make us better people.

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I've just finished reading Tom Brokaw’s book part memoir part cancer chronicle. We share similar attitudes toward living with c*ancer, and in the final chapter he says he doesn’t know if living with cancer made him a better person.  He believes that epiphany is for others to judge. He says he still feels lucky and blessed. [...]

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Avoiding Social Vampires: A View from Life in the Doughnut Aisle.

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  I recognized her as she exited the produce isle. I was sure she saw me too.  A negative and nasty former corporate acquaintance, the type of person I call “low frequency”. My previous interactions with her confirmed that she reveled in opportunities to be mean.  I had witnessed her with others. On top of [...]

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Self Worship~ Becoming Your Own Beloved

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  As a woman on my own road to giving myself unconditional truth and love, I am always interested in the countless ways women experience self care, love, empowerment, and healing. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are. And that person [...]

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Your Sovereign Power Shift: Dusting of Crowns, Drinking and Dancing Required

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While you think about that one...a little personal back-story. During a session with my archetype coach and mentor a few years ago,  she told me I was using my power to align myself with those who treated me poorly as a way to prove I was good enough in the world...she said I was leaking [...]

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We are all Yeses. We all passed Divine Inspection.

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How much do you and your body trust each other? As this question rolled off her tongue I all but choked on my Starbucks. Slightly pissed off embarrassed, and thinking this is NOT what we are here for, I loosened the death grip on my purse; my urge to bolt faded as I began confessing [...]

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