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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#Me too

Before we get started, I just want to say that some of what I’ve written below may be triggering for some people.     There has been a lot of talk of late about sexual assault and harassment of women in the news and on social media, presaged by the outing of Harvey Weinstein as a […]

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Is your dream too big, or just the right size?

This weekend before last I was so thrilled to be a part of the Harlem Hafla, a first of its kind showcase for Black+ bellydance in NYC, hosted by Brandy Heyward. When Brandy told me she was going to hold this event, I imagined maybe a few dancers that would be very nice and enjoyable, but probably […]

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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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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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Oops! I (didn’t) do it again!

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I noticed it two days ago. I hadn’t anything to my Joy Jar in a few days.  I’d made myself a promise to add something every day, but my Jar wasn’t getting any fuller, because I’d gotten distracted by problems with my boiler (as much money as I have spent on it lately, it should […]

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What does your break through look like?

At a recent holistic conference I was asked to speak about how to make 2016 your breakthrough year.  For many women, the coming year seems to be a pivotal one.  Folks who have been on the fence about their lives are suddenly ready to take action and take their futures into their own hands. That’s […]

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Wednesday Wisdom: Good grief!

It’s no secret, if you’ve been keeping up with me on social media, that this has been a hell of a year for me, and not in a good way. I’m just starting to feel like a human again, thanks to friends who have offered me support, understanding, prayers, healing and, when I needed it, […]

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