Six Degrees of Cuban Bacon

Okay, so I realize this post is completely self-serving, and I’m okay with that. Sometimes, shit happens. And it makes me think and ponder and wonder… and these thoughts yell and scream at me until they are allowed out into the world. Sometimes through spoken word, sometimes through a blog post. It helps me process. So there’s your warning. This may or may not resonate with you. It doesn’t matter. It just needs out. But be careful if you choose [...]

By | 2016-09-30T01:39:18+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Energywork, Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Give Medicine to your (Highly Sensitive) Child in 33 Easy Steps

If you are blessed with a highly sensitive, or sensory processing challenged child, you already know that some things are, well, let's say, more of a challenge for us parents as well. Like administering medicine for example. Which can be extremely stressful to a parent who is trying to help their child heal from an illness.  I am the first to hold off for a good long while before giving a fever reducer or an antibiotic if its not warranted. [...]

By | 2016-06-12T03:08:19+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|16 Comments

The Magic Formula

The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]

"You're a Do-what?"

It seems like even with the current evolution of the birth world- with documentaries like "The Business of Being Born" and "Born in the USA" becoming quite well known, and more women choosing home births or seeking out birth centers, you hear more and more about "alternative" birth practices and birth-related terms. Home births, water births, unassisted births, midwives, doulas, placenta encapsulation, placenta smoothies....these are all terms that are now quite common. Well, at least you've probably heard the terms [...]

By | 2016-05-02T16:18:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Birthwork|1 Comment

The Highly Sensitive Gardeners

Gardening to me is therapeutic. I love being outside surrounded by nature, feeling with wind, the sun, and the soil between my fingers. Planting seeds, or a tiny plant, is like the opportunity to aid in bringing forth new life into this world. You plant them, nurture them, tend to them, and wait, wondering what exactly will come of the hard work and love that you’ve put into the process. My 4 year old son and I often garden together. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T19:21:14+00:00 July 26th, 2015|Inner Peace, Parenting, Teaching|13 Comments

"Set It, and Forget It!"

I know that sounds very much like a line from an infomercial. In fact, I'm pretty sure it probably is. But there is also a lesson hidden there. The lesson for this week (for me) it seems, is to set an intention, put it out there, and let it go. So often I feel like I have to try "really hard" and "work really hard" to make something happen. When I take this approach, I end up feeling like I [...]

By | 2015-05-21T14:10:14+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Inner Peace, Love, Spirituality|0 Comments

"It's Not You, It's Me"

Today I want to stretch your spiritual muscles. Stretching is good for you, although it can be difficult at first, and will leave you (possibly) sore for a bit. But think big picture here! Think a little discomfort now for big personal growth later. Are you with me? Let’s start by playing pretend. You know, like you used to when you were a little kid and you played superheroes using sticks as swords, or played dress-up or something. Good. Now [...]

By | 2015-04-24T01:43:10+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Inner Peace, Parenting, Spirituality|0 Comments

East-over at the Temple of Juniper

I am spiritual,  not religious. I find myself saying that more and more often these days, as it really does best describe my position. It came out of my mouth out loud for the first time as my 4-year-old, always questioning, got upset the other day because he said he had "no religion" and was angry and crying about it. I guess it was being discussed at school with the upcoming holiday, and he has heard references in the past [...]

By | 2015-04-16T02:26:06+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Inner Peace, Love|0 Comments