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Art and healing the collective body: reconfiguring controversial public art


Dearest readers, A friend and very talented and compassionate fellow writer recently shared with me the fascinating and horrifying true story of her ancestor, Massachusetts Puritan Hannah Duston (1657-1736). Hannah Duston has been commemorated and was at one time celebrated for her brutal and vengeful acts of scalping and murdering in their sleep 10 Native […]

Soul mirrors: healing emotional wounds through relationship

Soul mirrors: healing emotional wounds through relationship


Dearest readers, I have long been interested in the quest for self-love and the healing of the emotional body. It is so fascinating to me how we attract into our lives the exact mirror of our own emotional state in the people we encounter. If you pay close attention, you will see the patterns. Every […]

Soul contracts and “bad relationships”

Soul contracts and “bad relationships”


Dearest readers, We have all been conditioned to feel as if we are either lucky or unlucky in love, but I personally believe that luck has nothing to do with how our relationships turn out. Nor, most likely, does love have much to do with what we call romantic encounters either! What’s love got to […]

Women and self-love

Women and self-love


Dearest readers, Why is it so easy to love a dog, a cat, a flower, even a dress, a tree but so hard to love yourself? Why are humans so hard to love? Women always talk about looking for love, but love is not something that exists outside of self. The nature of reality is […]

Remedies for loneliness: the importance of sharing and intimacy

Remedies for loneliness: the importance of sharing and intimacy


Dearest readers, An unforeseen and preventable tragedy recently occurred in my work place. One of my younger coworkers, M. (aged 27) took his own life during the holiday break. He was a quiet young man. Respectful, thoughtful, intelligent. A model employee who was always on time and who played by the rules. His college major […]

Triggered: Healing codependency through the ascension process

Triggered: Healing codependency through the ascension process


  Dearest readers, Do you feel like the number of times that you are emotionally triggered has increased over the last few years, months, even days? If you do, you are not alone. The ascension process is a gradual awakening of the human being, and a transition or healing process as well, taking us from […]

Beyond the shadow of doubt: transformation of beliefs

Beyond the shadow of doubt: transformation of beliefs


Dearest readers, Doubt is an integral part of the human experience. When we choose to incarnate on Earth, we choose separation from our true identity, which is love, unity, peace, and joy. We choose victimhood, or else we choose to be tyrants. We come to Earth to experience pain, fear, lack, and duality. Why in […]

The Wounded Mother and bringing the truth to light: some thoughts for her and for her children

The Wounded Mother and bringing the truth to light: some thoughts for her and for her children


Dearest readers, Today is Mother’s Day in the United States. My mother has refused to speak to me for many years. The last time we exchanged words, she screamed at me over the phone, refusing to go to her own mother’s funeral. That was in April of 2007. I could not find a commercial Mother’s […]

Trust, freedom, and power: the price of conditional love

Trust, freedom, and power: the price of conditional love


  Dearest readers, I’ve been musing about belonging and freedom. Naturally, we should be easily able to be part of a family or group and also maintain our individuality. At least it seems simple on the surface. Thousands of years of conditional love have robbed us of our spontaneity, our ability to love self and […]

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart


Hello dear readers, I have been offline for a while. My son just turned 18 and had his first day of classes at the University of Helsinki in Finland today. It has and continues to be a great adventure for both of us! I just returned to the United States after spending nearly two weeks […]

Humanity in transition: visions of our future


Dearest readers, My faith in humanity is very strong, even though I am a very solitary person by nature. I feel that humanity has deviated from its natural state.  Some say that we collectively chose to experience a state of forgetfulness, victimhood, or to be humbled through suffering because it was an experience we all […]

Creating realities that support joy


Dearest readers, I was just thinking about how we, as human parents, try to extend childhood for our kids. It wasn’t always like this, and in many places it still isn’t. Children work and are even slaves in many places around the world today. But the point I would like to make is this: the […]

Barefoot and terrified: When did we become afraid of Mother Earth?


Dearest readers, A recent televised evening news broadcast announced the arrest of a woman at a North Carolina daycare center on charges of child abuse for breastfeeding another woman’s baby. When I heard this story, I thought about how fearful and mistrustful we humans are of one another. Especially in America. We are afraid to touch […]

The Stranger & the mirror: How looking inward changes our cultural paradigm towards outsiders


Dear readers, I recently reread Albert Camus’ iconic novel, The Stranger. It struck me as I was reading that Meursault’s detached personality and precise, yet objective truthfulness would probably place him somewhere on the autism spectrum today. As most people know, the bizarre cultural mindset of the time in which the novel is set (1950’s […]

In search of: adult human being


Dear readers, I have long been an admirer of the work of Carl Gustav Jung, the founder of depth psychology. He understood and defined the collective unconscious, and he clearly explained how themes and archetypes of human behaviors are shared by peoples and cultures all over the world. He also understood that all  human beings […]

Gentle cleansing for kids


Dear readers, If you are a parent today, then most certainly you worry about how chemicals, plastics, pesticides, fertilizers, heavy metals, xenoestrogens, radioactivity, traces of pharmaceutical drugs in our food, water, air, and soil are affecting your child’s health, well-being, intelligence, behavior, quality of life and potential life span. Whether you live in an urban, […]

Intuition and Nutrition


  Dear readers, Like you, I am concerned about health and well-being. I am a single mom, and I want my son to live a long, healthy, and happy life. I am sure you want the same for your self, your spouse, your children. Every day, I worry that my son eats too much bread, […]

Turn on the light!


Hello dear reader, Sometimes the world seems to be filled with darkness, fear, chaos, and corruption. We look around ourselves, and our news reports are often grim. It would seem that we cannot trust our fellow man. People are constantly trying to take advantage of one another or harm others for no apparently good reason. […]

A letter to Hillary Clinton from a Bernie Sanders supporter


Dear Hillary, It seems to me that you are at a crossroads. I have been diligently researching your past for clues to your character and for information about your past choices. From the lovely expurgated biographies narrated by the seductive voice of Morgan Freeman to less flattering versions which evoke a tragic path reminiscent of […]

A spiritual view on the delicate topic of abortion


Hello readers, In America, there seems to be a never ending debate on abortion. Is it a moral debate? Philosophical? Is it about controlling women’s bodies? Is is about taking control of who controls our population? The reason I want to write about this topic is that I feel that many of the most important […]