My Soul’s Cookbook

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in BLOG, Self-acceptance | No Comments
My Soul’s Cookbook

How many of us struggle with our relationship with food?  We are told that obesity is a major health issue in the USA.  Of course there are many reasons for this, but how can we address the emotional component of this love/hate relationship we have with food and our bodies? Food, love, mother, and nurturing weave together […]

My Soul’s Kitchen: Recipes that Recapture Comfort and Joy

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments
My Soul’s Kitchen: Recipes that Recapture Comfort and Joy

I discovered my mother’s cookbooks at age 5 when I discovered one with color photos of birthday cakes.  What a find this was!  I loved looking at these pictures, imaging the cakes in front of me on my special day.  As I grew older, I developed a strong desire to just be in the kitchen, washing dishes, cooking, […]

Uluru, Cradle of Life on Earth

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments
Uluru, Cradle of Life on Earth

Recently, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the sacred sites of Uluru (Ayers Rock) located in the red desert in the center of Australia.  The first thing that struck me were the vibrant colors of this immense landscape.  The sand is a brilliant orange/red, the bush (small trees and bushes) seemed a light […]

New Life for Old Stuff: My Cuban Art Adventure

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to Cuba a few weeks ago with a tour sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio,  hosted by Dr. Jonathan Overby and organized by Earthbound Expeditions. It was a trip back in time in many ways.   I was impressed by what we did not see: big […]

Spring Emergence: Your Creative Self Wants to be Seen

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

The unconscious seems to delight in breaking through- and breaking up- exactly what we cling to most rigidly in our conscious thinking. (Rollo May in The Courage to Create, p. 59) The long winter is finally ending. I can hear the ice cracking on the lake. I hear the “woosh” of frozen chunks letting go, […]

Giving Form to Your Dreams for the New Year

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in BLOG | One Comment

Happy New Year to you! Welcome to the “in between” time.  This is the perfect time to put on your “observer hat”, and  look back over the past year, or years.  What were your dreams at this time last year?  What were your dreams at this time a decade ago?  What are your dreams for […]

Beautiful Practice of the Sami People: Joiking, or Singing Your Essence

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in BLOG | 3 Comments

There were very few dry eyes in the audience of around 500 people in Stockholm, Sweden, as Åsa Simma joiked her name on stage in front of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers last month.  Åsa is a Sami elder who had explained to us that joiking (pronounced yoiking),is a way of singing […]

Gathering Around the Fire

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in BLOG | 8 Comments

During my trip to Sweden and Germany with the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, I found myself drawn to the energy of the ceremonial fire which burned for four days in Sweden, and three days in Germany.  The fire was the place where we gathered at the beginning of each day and at […]

Adventures with The Thirteen Grandmothers

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in BLOG | 2 Comments

 I have just returned from spending three weeks in Europe (Sweden and Germany) with the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.  I was blessed and honored to be asked to serve as a personal assistant to one of them, Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dancer.  It was an amazing experience to be part of […]

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 […]