Category: Healing

Carving a Goddess Shrine
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Carving a Goddess Shrine

In my path to psychological growth and personal development I have found several images that I think have captured the complexities, joys and challenges of my life as a woman.  In my research I’ve become mesmerized by all the sacred places built to venerate the Great Goddess in ancient cultures.  Her presence was so alive and vibrant and [...]

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Mourning

Why is it so hard to mourn or allow someone else to mourn?  Do we even know what mourning means?  Most of us are familiar with the dictionary definition of the verb TO MOURN that is “to show the conventional or usual signs of sorrow over a person’s death,” but there is also another definition “to [...]

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My Soul Friends

As I decorate my apartment, I’m searching through my pictures looking for those moments I shared with the four people that have been part of my journey.  The four friends whose paths have crossed mine and who even across the distance keep being a tremendous inspiration. I met Viviana in my ESL class at Belmont [...]

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When Did We Stop Crying?

I became the aunt of a beautiful, hairy baby boy on January 24, 2006.  Within the first week of knowing him he had already taught me something extremely valuable about basic human nature. Sometime when I held him, he was very calm, but as he would start crying I immediately gave him back to his mom because I knew [...]

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Looking in the Mirror

How many times can we actually say that we have truly looked at ourselves in the mirror?  None would be too scary to state, but there are many of us who go our entire lives without truly seeing ourselves. Ms bell hooks mentions in her Sisters of the Yam book that we need to look [...]

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