Double Your Pleasure!

Do you remember the old Wrigley’s Double Mint gum commercials, showing twins enjoying all sorts of fun activities while chewing Double Mint gum, with the tag line of “Double your pleasure, double your fun…”? Well, this weekend offers double opportunity to express gratitude and examine your life through the lens of the Full Moon and Lammas, the halfway mark between Summer and Fall. So, I’m calling it a weekend of Double-Ups! (Check out my new … [Read more...]

Are You A Sentimental Sensitive?

Thanksgiving week is full of so much emotion for me. A born gratitude junkie, I LOVE stopping mid week and gathering with people to celebrate gratitude.  I also love to cook for holiday meals and it begins tonight!  (My very-requested recipe for Jack Daniels Sweet Potatoes is at the end of this missive.  You’ll thank me later!) I’m also what you might call a sentimental sensitive.  When we love, baby, we are ALL in.  Sound familiar? … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat?

It’s noisy out there in the world and it is noisy inside my head and heart these days.  How about you? October 31st is a sacred day to honor the dead whom we’ve loved, and honor the close of the growing season in the northern hemisphere.  And dress up as our alter ego! It is easy to feel a little like a just harvested field at this time of year – dangling roots of prior achievements mix with the not quite taken roots of incomplete projects.  … [Read more...]

Harvest Moon Gifts

Can you here the refrain from Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” playing in your head? The opening verse holds some of the energy of this Pisces Harvest Moon on Thursday, September 19. “Come a little bit closerHear what I have to sayJust like children sleepin’We could dream this night away.”  Dream or Illusion? Pisces energy can feel a little dreamy or sleepy and draw us into the deep slumber of illusion.  The catch?  Neptune is retrograde right now … [Read more...]

Virgo New Moon Advantage

I did a little shopping.  OK.  I did a lot more than a little shopping when I was hanging out in Texas with my mom last week.  I came home with an additional suitcase (LOVE Southwest Airline’s baggage policy!) filled with all kinds of things from new clothes to a nifty spice rack with wood spice containers from the 1950’s that match a canister I have of my grandmother’s.  The Virgo Advantage Usually, I do the chore of unpacking in a hurry.  … [Read more...]

Grand Water Trine – July 29, 2013

Often we feel at the “mercy” of planetary activity.  “Nonsense,” is my response to that!  Yes, of course we will feel the influence of celestial movement.  And you, go-getter Modern Goddess that you are, know that when you have background about such things and make choices, take action, and show up – transformation occurs. My three favorite things in the world are all in focus with this Grand Water Trine:  Love, Forgiveness and Transformation.  … [Read more...]

Mercury Retrograde Relief!

I don't remember ever having so many Mercury Retrograde conversations ... ever ... and that's saying something, y'all!  The other day, after about the ninety-ninth thing went sideways on me, instead of crawling under my bed and hiding like a good kitty, I sat myself down and began to breathe. The following meditation emerged from within and I felt so much peace, strength and grace afterwards, I knew I had to record it and share it with you. It … [Read more...]

SuperMoon, Super YOU & Solstice!

I admit, I stumbled my way through Freshman Astronomy 101.  When told the moon is 238,900 miles away from earth, I asked “So, how many times would I have to drive from Houston to Austin?”  Of course my question elicited snickers.  However, I was trying to put a context around that great distance so I could understand viscerally.  Yep, I’m a kinesthetic learner.   The almost full moon and Pacific Ocean have dazzled me the last few nights.  The … [Read more...]

Spring Equinox – Balance in Motion!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 is the Spring Equinox - a day to celebrate balance, equality and symmetry.  We take note that there are equal parts day and night.  We celebrate a balance of feminine and masculine energies within us, inviting wholeness in balance.    This year’s theme:  the balance, equality and symmetry of loving yourself in equality to the love you bestow on others.  I invite you to ponder what it is to balance your inner scale of … [Read more...]

Banish The Relationship Devil!

Are you worried about your children, parents, partner or pets? Does 3:00 a.m. find you ruminating about an exchange with a co-worker or client?  Are you scared you are somehow screwing up your spiritual relationship by not meditating enough, or just right?  I think we all engage in these crazy-making, sleep-depriving worries.  Why?  We don’t want to be the ones that “mess up” a relationship. When I decided to heal my body rather than undergo … [Read more...]