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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THE WONDER WOMAN I WAS HOPING FOR

Don’t get me wrong—I LOVED the Wonder Woman movie.  I thought Gal Godot did a smashing job as Diana.  I loved the idea of the Amazons being ancient protectresses of the planet. I loved some of the little tropes in the movie that spoke of intersectionality, like the moment when Diana is speaking with Sameer […]

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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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Monday Message: Restore and Replenish

This Monday I turn to the Sacred Rebels Oracle.  This is an important and transformative deck, as it speaks to living a more authentic life.  This is our healing process–breaking out of the grip of “the matrix” the dream of the planet that keeps us mired in the mundane rather than the callings of our […]

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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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Is it time for you to start living your dreams?

It’s time to admit to a pet peeve of mine . . .   I hate it when sages, coaches and other guru types tell people to STOP dreaming, often so that they can START doing.   This implies, for me, that people who are dreaming AREN’T DOING ANYTHING!   This couldn’t be further from […]

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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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