When we hear that someone is a “healer,” certain assumptions follow. We assume they know what they’re doing. We assume they will do their best to heal us. And we assume their methods will not bring us harm. But what happens when our assumptions are proven false? What happens when those who are supposed to [...]
How do you know if something is true? Do you take someone else’s word for it? Or do you need to prove it for yourself? While I rely on others for advice and information, there’s no substitute for personal experience. Especially when I need to be convinced that something is legitimate. That’s particularly true when [...]
Before I landed in the blogosphere, I was a fiction writer. Before I was a fiction writer, I was a fan fic writer. Thirteen years ago, the television show “ER” had a lesbian subplot, and that subplot inspired me to pick up a pen and start writing “fan fic,” or fan fiction. (Fan fiction, for [...]
What’s your relationship to silence? Do you embrace it? Do you shun it? Do you fill your life with sound – people, television, radio – in order to avoid it? Personally, I love to be quiet. I love spending time in the silence, touching base with myself – my mind, my body, my soul. Except [...]
When you think of your life, how often does the word “awesome” come to mind? All the time? Sometimes? Never? No matter where your life is on the awesome spectrum, you can make it even awesome-er. And it only takes a few minutes a day! In spite of my current happy-peppy outlook on life, I wasn’t always [...]
Have you ever been to a psychic? Even though I’m thoroughly woo-woo, I’ve only been to one psychic in my life, and that was in my twenties. The psychic told me some things that were totally right-on, and other things that were way off. I can be extremely impressionable, and I’ve found it’s better for [...]
What’s your spiritual practice? Do you meditate? Do you pray or say affirmations? Do you spend time in nature, absorbing the beauty of the Divine? My spiritual home is the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa. At our Center, we have five practices that help us align with the Divine. They are as follows: 1. [...]
How many times have you heard the story of the butterfly emerging from its cocoon? Maybe fifteen hundred billion times? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good butterfly story. It’s a great metaphor for growth and transformation. I especially like hearing about how, when they’re in the cocoon stage, they’re relegated to total mush. [...]
Have you ever given your power away? There are so many ways it can happen: You let someone else take the lead on a project because you think they’re smarter than you. You defer to your partner’s ideas about where you should go for dinner because you don’t feel like arguing. You pull over to [...]
How do you get your inspiration? By reading your favorite books or listening to your favorite music? By spending time in nature? Or does your inspiration come randomly, out of the blue? Or maybe you think you’re the kind of person who doesn’t get inspired, someone who falls outside the bounds of creativity. For those [...]
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- Why I Thought I Was Going to Die When I Turned 23. And Why I Was Right. (Part 1) January 3, 2012
- When Healers Cause Harm June 18, 2013
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- How I Shut My Mouth and Found My Soul June 4, 2013
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