It’s that time again . . .

No, not HALLOWEEN.  My birthday!   Actually, they are the same day.   Here are three things I love about my birthday–   1.  It’s always a party 2.  Lots of chocolate 3.  It’s a chance to start over (you know I love to press that reset button!)   I’m going to tell you a little […]

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How are you coping in these crazy times?

As the world reels from its latest bout of horrifying news, it’s almost impossible to feel like the entire globe has lost its mind.  It’s enough to make you feel like hiding out in the remotest village you can find, or alternately wishing you really could be some kind of superhero with the power to […]

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Are you ready to shed your winter cocoon?

Despite what the thermometer (or the snow on the ground) may say–Spring has finally sprung!   Spring is one of my favorite times of year.  It’s all about pressing that reset button!  All that was dead and dried up comes back to life.  Warmth stirs our wombs and the womb of Mother Earth.  Babies of […]

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KISS ME, I’M IRISH (maybe)

Well, my given first name — Deirdre — definitely is.   In my family there is some dispute as to whether my great-grandfather was a Scot–or an Irish bounder pretending to be a Scot to get out of a wee bit of trouble.  I fancy the second possibility, as my name in Gaelic means “The […]

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When Nice becomes a VICE!

I have a confession to make . . .   I have been TOO NICE.   That’s right.  I have been too nice, too accommodating, too friendly, too POSITIVE.  I have sometimes told people what they wanted to hear instead of what they needed to hear:   THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH!   It’s not like I lied […]

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2017 is my year–Is it yours, too?

Dear Beautiful Dreamers, Creatrixes and Goddesses, I have an announcement to make . . . 2017 IS MY YEAR!!!! I am going to say it again . . . 2017 IS MY YEAR!!! We all know what I thought of 2016.  I started out like many of you looking for something great and then all […]

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Been F’d Up by 2016? Here are 5 More F’s to help make 2017 your best year yet!

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Let’s face it, 2016 hasn’t exactly been an easy year for many of us.  If it wasn’t the neverending election season and continuing political angst, it was personal drama of one kind or another.  Even if 2016 was a great year, it came with a lot of change and challenge.  Now that 2016 is almost […]

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Why Cleanliness is Next to Creativity (and 3 ways this can benefit you)

The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes. — Agatha Christie Many people might assume that doing mindless repetitive tasks frees up the consciousness to get into all sorts of imaginal realms.  This may be true, but it’s also the WATER.   Eureka!  — Archimedes Supposedly, Archimedes uttered this phrase […]

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The Three C’s for calling in your dreams

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Way back when I was publishing on a regular basis, people would ask me all the time what the secret to getting published was.  I would always answer–finish the damn book.  You can’t get noticed by an agent or an editor if you don’t get your book out of your head and onto the paper. […]

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Will the real Santa please stand up

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It’s once again that most wonderful time of the year when we celebrate, Hanukah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice.  As always I am struck with how the myths and stories we tell ourselves this time of year have been changed, co-opted, Bowdlerized and sanitized for mass consumption, leaving our true spiritual legacy on […]

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