Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Recognizing Happiness

As we start the new year, and new decade, it seemed appropriate to focus on a single theme in this first month — mindfulness — which I will explore each week, guided by words from various teachers. So . . .  mindfulness. An interesting concept, with multi-layered perspectives. But what is mindfulness? One could say… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Recognizing Happiness


Earth Medicine, Rituals and Ceremonies

Healing as Spiritual Kintsugi

It has been said that a shaman can be defined as a wounded healer... although there is more to being a shaman or shamanic practitioner, such as: the process of how that wound is healed and how that wound becomes transformative the relationship between the shaman and their community the relationship between the shaman and… Continue reading Healing as Spiritual Kintsugi


Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Last January, I shared my thoughts on Divine Imperfection: the Joy of Making Mistakes, inspired by a Neil Gaiman quote from 2011. The original post resonated with many people, and I received several private messages and emails with thoughts and comments that folks hesitated to post publicly. And that’s okay too! A common thread in these private… Continue reading Divine Imperfection and Repeated “Mistakes”

Divination Techniques & Tools, Lunar Cycles, Soul Work

Reconnecting to the Inner Fire of our Authentic Self

The Full Moon in Capricorn is a few days away on Saturday, July 8th at 9:06 PM Pacific Time. This Waxing part of LaLuna's journey has been so powerful and intense for me... and I sense that the Waning Phase will be equally as powerful. My theme for this month's lunar journey is Authentic Self… Continue reading Reconnecting to the Inner Fire of our Authentic Self

Wheel of the Year

Beltaine… a ritual, a man, a dog, a miracle

Yesterday I went to a nearby river for my Beltaine celebration and ritual. It was a profound experience on many levels but even more so because of an extraordinary moment with a man and his dog. The experience started before I left home, as I prepared my offerings for the ritual. Then, several times, I… Continue reading Beltaine… a ritual, a man, a dog, a miracle


Wisdom of the Acorn

When Nature plants an acorn, it strives to yield its potential — and destiny — as a magnificent oak, its growth tempered only by the amount of sun, rain, and nutrients. But what of we humans? What other factors may be in play? Our beliefs — and that of others — can shape who we… Continue reading Wisdom of the Acorn

Earth Medicine, Journeys

Expand your life with courage

Anaïs Nin said that “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." What do you think? Do we all start with an infinite amount of courage? Do we "unlearn" courage? Do we "learn" fear? Is fear the same for everyone? I don't think it is. What might be a simple act for some of… Continue reading Expand your life with courage

Earth Medicine, Spirituality

Happiness: Looking for the Spiritual pony in Life’s manure

Let's talk about happiness... What does it mean to you? Are you happy? In a Facebook group, a question was posed recently that ignited a dialogue about happiness and what it meant to me and others: "What are you doing right now to get closer to your true self and feel happier?" WOW! Great question!… Continue reading Happiness: Looking for the Spiritual pony in Life’s manure

Divination Techniques & Tools, Journeys

Tip of the day: Use a different perspective to find new choices

During sessions with clients, I often hear the words "I just can't think of another way to...." or "there are no other choices available". And that's okay — because wherever you are in your journey IS okay. But if you are interested in making changes and opening up to new choices, there are many avenues… Continue reading Tip of the day: Use a different perspective to find new choices