• Writer’s Block and the Throat Chakra

    There has been a slew of coincidences in the last twenty-seven days (of 2014 – hello!) that have lead me to confront some throat chakra (Vishuddha) issues I’ve been dealing with. One in particular on New Year’s Eve when I was pulling cards for Facebook friends. In reciprocation, a rune was cast for me and

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  • Singing over the bones

    When I was in first grade, my mother got a phone call from my teacher. She was concerned because unlike the other children, I didn’t play much during recess. Instead, I would walk the perimeter of the playground against the chain link fence, stopping every few feet to pick up and examine interesting pebbles. What became particularly disturbing was

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  • How to make a wish

    Earlier this month I found myself in want of something. I wanted some good news about a project and I wanted it by my birthday. Except I was also not fully committed to wanting anything (per my usual modus operandi). I told myself, well, even if it doesn’t work out, I’ll be okay. The universe

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  • Two coping strategies that don’t work (and one that does!)

    Coping is a skill that I happen to be well-versed in. Hell, I’m a self-employed single mother. Every day is a new lesson in coping. I’m constantly trying new strategies to just. get. through. the. day. Because it really sucks. It’s hard. I’m frazzled, stressed and totally overwhelmed. The key to avoiding trainwreckification[1. I think

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  • How to Do It All : pt. 1

    The Moon is a lady. Her face, slipping through veils of wisp-tailed clouds. It was as it was meant to be. Her, in her fullness. Me, arched back in bed. The cool swell of her light, right where I might best spy, lying there comfortably in my tangle of blankets. I always, when I plan

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