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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The Evolution of Reiki

This time last week I was preparing for my first Reiki class in quite a while.  I had ordered some new manuals from the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) and started to look through them.  I was wondering what had changed in the manual since the birth of Holy Fire (and Holy Fire II) […]

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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: Tough Times Never Last

In honor of the Mother’s Day that just was, I decided to pick a card from my Earth Magic deck.  These are oracle cards put out by Stephen Farmer that correspond with various aspects of Mother Earth.  The card that stepped forward today is VOLCANO.  In this deck, Volcano equals volatility! Volatility, described as the […]

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Monday Message: Blinded by the Light

This Monday I reached for my Psychic Tarot deck for enlightenment–and boy did I get it.  I picked 19–Light.  In a regular Tarot deck, this card represents The Sun.  This is one of my favorite cards as it vibrates with the energy of action, heat, light, incandescence (that is the second time today I have used […]

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It’s May Day–4 Ways to Celebrate!

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May 1 or May Day is also celebrated as the Celtic festival of Beltane. Beltane, which means bright fire, is a time of celebrating Spring at its energetic peak.  It is a time of honoring the Goddess as Maiden and May Queen, her male cohort as Jack in the Wood or the May King.  Together […]

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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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