Feeding the Soul by Finding My Life’s Mission

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in BLOG | One Comment

My adolescent soul was hungry for belonging and acceptance.  As I matured, I felt the longing for meaning and purpose becoming stronger…and with that came a deep dissatisfaction with what I saw around me.  The world that I experienced was in sad shape, and I believe it may be in worse shape now.  I became […]

Finding My Way with Food

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in BLOG | 5 Comments

Food is the nemesis of many women and girls.  We crave it, we need it, we avoid it, we hate what it does to us, and we think about it much of the time. When we cook, grocery shop, eat, plan parties, worry about what our family members are eating…we are also drawing on our own […]

Rewriting the Script of Adolesence

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in BLOG | No Comments

Adolesence was hell for me. My body was out of control, and I felt so much shame of my “femaleness” that I wanted to hide. When I created the attached SoulCollage(R) card, I felt like I was getting to do my transition to womanhood over again….  This card has shown me that I can go back […]

Defending The Vulnerable Parts

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in BLOG | 4 Comments

   I have often suspected that having a bigger body felt safe in some odd way. This is hard to understand from the point of view of one who wants to be accepted by others.  But when I speak from  the part of me who wants to keep others away, (see the SoulCollage(R) card  attached)  it makes sense […]

The One Who Doesn’t Trust Me

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in BLOG, Self-acceptance | No Comments

Even though I am loving creating this safe inner hearth for my Self, I sense that some parts of me are saying “Not so fast!” I feel the resistance in my neck.  It is stiff, knotted, and relentlessly reminding me that I am not so comfortable. Is there anger in there?  You bethca.  I think it […]

Creating My Inner Hearth

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in BLOG | No Comments

  Hestia” says to me: ” I am one who has built a fire in your heart. I am here, waiting for you to come home where there is warmth, comfort, and nurturing foods. I love you just the way you are….nothing you can do will drive me away. I am here just for you. […]

Home Making for My Soul

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in BLOG | 3 Comments

I was born in the 1950’s.  My ideas about home and Mom and nurturing and comfort live in that era. My body came of age in that time. I often feel the need to go back there to reclaim something important….something about reconnecting my heart to my mind and my body.  A key to a […]

My Quest to Create a Home for my Soul on Earth

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in BLOG, Self-acceptance | 4 Comments

Like many of you, I have spent most of my life at war with my body.  I didn’t like it.  It seemed to make me a target as a child: for teasing, for abuse, for criticism from “well meaning” adults and from myself.  I remember being 8 years old, sitting next to my mother in […]