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January 23, 2020

As we approach the threshold to weaving a new world, nature and the feminine aspect pursues us.  For some she may whisper in your ear guiding you in a new direction.  For others, your lives may be dismantled through multiple means.  But rest assured, she strives to bri...

October 31, 2019

The nights are growing chillier and the trees have lost their leaves.  I can see into the woods, the tall, slender, silver trunks of birch trees, the craggy, blackened bark of old apple trees, and the few stubborn oaks who hold onto their leaves til the bitter end.  Th...

May 1, 2019


Beltane is an ancient Celtic festival celebrated primarily in Ireland and Scotland on the first day of May.  It can also be traced as far back to Egypt and the people of Sumer.  On the surface, this holiday celebrates fertility during a time when many animals are mati...

October 18, 2017

I've been reading the articles and listening to the videos of women voicing the horrors they've encountered in Hollywood due to Harvey Weinstein case.  Having a daughter who lives in Hollywood and is pursuing a career in acting, I am deeply grateful for the women who a...

March 27, 2017

Making our way through the dark waters of the Nile, before the sun had risen over the low laying hills, our tiny boat made its way through the mist to the shores of Philae, home to the Temple of Isis.  We climbed out of the boat, feeling the soft, cool sand beneath our...

December 9, 2016

A friend messaged me this morning and asked my views on an article he had read about the influence of the dark mother and the state of our country. I read it and said YES YES YES.

The Dark Mother, Kali, the Black Madonna is a force I know all too well. I encountered her...

October 12, 2016

For many of us women, we thought we were done with the fight against inequality, the fight against  repression and the overpowering of women, but we're not done.  Perhaps this is the final fight, the final unearthing of the patriarchal shadow rearing its ugly head...

October 3, 2016

I've been thinking a lot about leadership lately. It's not because of the political campaigning that 's going on, this is something I've been thinking about for a long time. Although, this year's campaigning does provide a perfect example for what I've been thinking ab...

October 3, 2016

I was talking to a young woman a few weeks ago regarding a very challenging situation of a friend of hers who had too much to drink one night and having a man sexually assault her.  The young woman said, "well, she needs to take responsibility for the fact that she was...

September 20, 2016

I was recently asked the question why someone(me) would travel all the way to Egypt or any other faraway sacred site for healing as opposed to go to therapy or alternative healing. This is a great question and one that I get asked often. And it's such a reasonable ques...

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