New Year’s Evolution: Take Care with This Phase of Self-Care…

My January 1, 2017 involved a sort of holistic program of both yoga and Reiki. I loved it in the moment, it felt great on multiple levels…but then I had a bit of a stormy weekend afterwards, anyway (emotionally-speaking), and not always for reasons I could pinpoint, which felt sort of baffling and unsettling. Why would I be … More New Year’s Evolution: Take Care with This Phase of Self-Care…

Life Lesson: On Mishegoss…

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.” – Alfred Adler Mishegoss. This is a Yiddish word, and it’s derived from the Hebrew “meshugga” (= “senseless,” “crazy”). Mishegoss basically refers to a given human’s personal set of psychic luggage that they trundle about with them everywhere they go, said luggage containing … More Life Lesson: On Mishegoss…

12 Astrological Houses Spread

In honor of the Full Moon last night, I busted out a big spread based on the 12 astrological Houses.  I’ll be doping out the meaning of this reading for days to come! Interesting note: the numbered Minors (not counting the Aces) make up just under half of the deck.  So statistically speaking, in a … More 12 Astrological Houses Spread

New Deck Reading/Meditation – The Tarot of the Origins

Getting a new deck is always exciting.  I don’t give in to the urge-to-buy at the drop of a hat anymore – not like I once did! – but whenever I can feel the pull of a deck that I know will have some real impact on me, I’ll still expand my collection with it. … More New Deck Reading/Meditation – The Tarot of the Origins

8 Major Symptoms of Depression

I’ve just begun working with Sasha Carrion, a talented hypnotherapist of my acquaintance who practices her craft in Santa Monica, CA.  I’ll be contributing articles to be posted on her website.  I’ve undergone hypnosis with Sasha several times before, and I definitely recommend exploring it if it intrigues you, or if you’ve been battling some … More 8 Major Symptoms of Depression

“I release you.”

Stress is bad for us. I can’t imagine this will be anyone’s first time encountering this notion.  We all know this — it’s hardly a closely-guarded secret, locked away in some clandestine power bloc’s deepest, most blast-proof vault somewhere impregnable and subterranean.  Stress is bad for us…  We’re probably even almost unanimously agreed on this one…and we … More “I release you.”

Morning pages…

Quite a few years ago now, I was put on notice about this book you may have heard of: The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron.  It’s a self-help book designed to enable people with creative impulses to get in touch with their inner artistic selves and become more artistically productive.  Ms. Cameron comes at the … More Morning pages…

Animal Magnetism

Certain animals attract us.  And the ones that appeal to me and the ones that appeal to you might differ entirely…and the next person might come along with yet another wholly different set of favorite beasts…  This is all pretty obvious stuff, of course…but as the holidays and other assorted wellsprings of busy-ness conspire to … More Animal Magnetism

Reboot!

Unless you’re somehow blessed beyond all laws of probability, then you’ve experienced that phenomenon in which some computer-related piece of equipment of yours — desktop, laptop, phone, tablet, modem, router, robot housekeeper, etc., etc., etc. — fails to function properly, but then you power it off and then back on (i.e., you reboot the thing), … More Reboot!