This week I’ve been exploring ways to be more in tune with winter’s natural rhythm. The long, dark days make me feel like hibernating, for sure, and at times I get frustrated because I’m not my usual productive self. But I look out my window and realize that even though the garden is barren, in the depths of the dark soil, roots are replenishing, and seedlings are calling on underground stores of energy to prepare

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Susie's January Tarot Reading: Choices & Decisions As we move forward working our big goals and projects this year, we have to make choices and decisions...otherwise we get stalled. But the energies of January so far have not been terribly supportive of focus and clarity. This reading provides guidance for weighing your options related to a decision you're considering. There's a strong urging to go inward and connect to your intuitive and mystic gifts. This

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What is it in the Light of Eternity? Quid hoc ad aeternitatem is a Latin phrase of dubious origins – but usually attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux who was said to mutter it in relation to his trials and tribulations. It translates to 'what is it in the light of eternity?" Great question, right? What IS the point of anything in relation to eternity? It reminds me of something Clarissa Pinkola Estes, the author

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Misery Muck Meet David Byrne Here’s to Cheer! David Byrne – yes, Talking Heads David Byrne – just launched Reasons to be Cheerful, a project that’s all about pulling ourselves out of the misery muck that 2017 seemed to rain down on so many people. People are needing a little self-therapy right now and looking for reasons to be cheerful is…well…very therapeutic. These grassroots initiatives change the mental map of how people think about things.

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Change at the Speed of Thought I heard this expression, ‘change at the speed of thought,’ in a hypnosis training some time ago and now I say it all the time. It’s catchy! But I got to wondering, just how fast is that? Turns out researchers have measured the speed of thought (the whole process from perceiving something, to analyzing it, and deciding on an action). Thoughts signals are a form of energy that travel

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It Ain't Heavy, It's My Soul You may have heard the oft-repeated theory that the human soul weighs 21 grams (there was even a movie called 21 Grams). Dr. Duncan MacDougal is responsible for that number, which came out of his early 1900s experiments to prove the soul had mass. Long story short, there were too many questions about the experiments for this whole soul-weight thing to be substantiated and 100-plus years later, it lives

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When I came across this quote I was really intrigued. Who is Twyla Tharp? Turns out she's a dancing legend who has written several books on creativity and mindset. She's in her 70s now and isn't slowing down. “Be generous.  I don’t use that word lightly.  Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you.  If you’re generous to someone, if you do something to help him out, you are in effect making

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I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching a mini-workshop on Creating Sacred Space and Rituals at the NW Mind Body Spirit Connection on January 20 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. My workshop is being offered at 11am. The world needs more sacred space right now and I'll show some easy and fun ways to create sacred space wherever you are and how to create rituals for celebration and healing as well! NW Mind Body

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I can't believe it took me so long to discover this great talk by Sonia Choquette on using the power of your intuition to ride the wave to the top. Now, I watch parts of it whenever I need a pick me up (yes, way better than a Snickers bar!). You'll sing, laugh, dance and do Sonia's 'breath of life' in this talk she gave at A-Fest. It's guaranteed to raise your vibes and get

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If I say hierarchy, you probably say something like organizational flow chart or that's how to tell who's in charge. But did you know that hierarchy actually doesn't mean that at all (even though that is how we use it today!). In it's true meaning, it refers to a band of angels working together for good...or something along those lines. I only point this out to get us in the right frame of mind, which

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