Category Archives: Healing

Words and actions

Seeing the world for what it truly is means sometimes you see things you love and sometimes you see things you would rather ignore.  Most of the time I try to close my eyes to, or at least hold a dispassionate curiosity for the “low-vibe” stuff like the fact that 100M kids got turned on…

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Real Monsters

Forget 2012 doomsday predictions, what my neighborhood went through this past weekend falls under its own category of apocalyptic scenarios.   Instead of Halloween preparation revelry, a massive, unexpected and eerily unseasonal winter blizzard descended upon my area like a scene out of a Stephen King novel.  The suddenly bleak and wintry skies deposited so…

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Stars, Moon(ies) & Mamas

Whether discussing astrology or aspirin, celestial bodies or our slightly overweight ones, women can connect over anything and at this weekend’s New Life Expo in NYC, there was plenty for me and my favorite spiritual females to gab about. As a new vendor, I was clearly deserving my “new lifer” label.  Caught in a swirling…

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Sorrow – A Trilogy

SORROW has many faces.  Sorrow doesn’t discriminate, nor does it tread lightly.  When we speak of sorrow, like a universal code, we know it means trouble; a death, an illness, the loss of a job, betrayal.  Sometimes it’s personal; the loss of self esteem, the onset of depression.  Other times it’s global; think Steve Jobs…

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A Heartbeat Apart

As I sit here at the end of Father’s Day, I have a bittersweet taste in my mouth reminded of some childhood trauma that I still carry with me today.  It’s been roughly eight months since I’ve had regular interaction with my father and I can’t say that I feel too good about that. I…

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Happy F&*#ing Mother’s Day

In my regular Mama role I sometimes have the opportunity to enjoy all the trappings motherhood can bestow.  Today, Mother’s Day, was especially bittersweet as you’ll soon see, but I did somehow manage to still spend the day with one of my children and my adoring partner, eating a beautiful brunch, hobnobbing with freshly shorn…

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Hardest Lessons, Greatest Growth – The Sequel

We are all spiritual beings on a human journey.  As my dear sister goddess, Ariane de Bonvoisin reminded me, being spiritually protected doesn’t mean you are able to avoid difficult situations.  True spiritual protection is being protected from situations, people and experiences that would prevent you from remaining on your true path. Throughout the last…

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A Mother Cries . . .

When it comes to our children, moms don’t need a reason to cry.  We cry when our babies take their first step, perform in their first play, break a bone, learn to ride a bike, lose their championship and graduate from pre-school, elementary school, high school, college . . . The highs, and in this…

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Her Final Song . . . in memoriam for Debbie Friedman

I woke up hopeful.  I had dreamed I would find a notice posted on my Facebook “A Plea becomes a Movement” event page that would tell us that Debbie Friedman, the Jewish musical icon that had inspired multiple generations, had woken from her coma.  Wouldn’t it be a miracle?  The mere thought that the world…

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A Prayer becomes a Movement

It’s been a most extroardinary day, one I won’t soon forget.  The power of social media is humbling and in this case, for a great cause. Just under two hours from now thousands of people will join their voices in a call for prayer to lend support and energy to singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman. It all…

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