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Those Undesirable Unmentionables: Hello, Shadow!

Those Undesirable Unmentionables: Hello, Shadow!

“I just want to lose my desire for love. I hate needing approval. I hate being needy. I’ve asked the Universe to remove these defects in me. This neediness in me is pathetic.” A new client wrote this to me last week, and when I read it, I felt […]

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Hot & Holy: Sex, Soul and the “Sacred Slut”

Hot & Holy: Sex, Soul and the "Sacred Slut"

We were divinely designed for pleasure. We are born sexual. We are wired for intensity. We are wild, beastly, messy, sticky, erotic creatures. We burn deeply with desires, some we would never dream of naming. Yet through a hundred thousand messages, religion, lies, experiences and for many […]

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Go on. Have Your Moment.

Go on. Have Your Moment.

Self-pity. Anger. Neediness. Victimhood. Sadness. Jealousy. Abandoned. Hurt. Rage. Heartbreak. Defeated. Depression. Darkness. If you’re like me, this list might be titled “My Least Favorite Feelings.” Truth be told, I’d rather feel nothing at all than feel any of these. If I were allowed to choose my […]

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Mean-Spirited Roadhouses and Other Detours

Mean-Spirited Roadhouses and Other Detours

A personal favorite of mine, that I feel guided to re-post. I hope it reaches the heart of whoever might need it most. “Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.   You set out […]

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My name is Lisa and I’m in a Shitty Mood

My name is Lisa and I'm in a Shitty Mood

Perhaps there are some people that prefer a crappy mood over a joyful one. I am not one of them. I woke up this morning in a god-awful crappy mood. I was physically sore and achey. Low back pain, hip and sciatica called out “Morning!” as I […]

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Mean-Spirited Roadhouses and Other Detours

Mean-Spirited Roadhouses and Other Detours

“Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.   You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses.” – From “The Essential Rumi” (translated by Coleman Barks) […]

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The Sacred Disconnect

The Sacred Disconnect

This spiritual path you are traveling is exactly the one you are meant to travel. All of it is part of the journey. All of it is sacred. Yes, all of it. Often we feel we are on the “right” spiritual path until things go “wrong,” and […]

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This is what love looks like.

This is what love looks like.

My teen daughter and I have started this fun tradition of writing love notes for each other with dry-erase markers on our shared bathroom mirror… things like “Hey gorgeous!” and “You are beautiful!” and “I love you so much!” and other sweet somethings. Yesterday morning, I had […]

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A sort-of fairy tale…

A sort-of fairy tale...

Once upon a time, there was a fair lady who was stricken with a terrible condition that caused constant pain, like no pain she had ever known.  It grew in her like a monster and took over her life. This terrible dragon of pain stole, pillaged and […]

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