Category Archives: Introspection

How I Became A Pragmatic Mystic

I’ve made it to Day 17 of my personal “Blog every weekday for a month” challenge! Getting a little up close and personal with today’s post. I joke with friends that I’ve taken a leap down the ‘woo-woo’ rabbit hole. I mean it in the most serious and sincere of ways. “Woo-woo” gets a bad rap…Continue Reading

The Highly Sensitive Extrovert

Blog #15 in my Blog-each-weekday for a month commitment. I see a lot of articles and books these days geared to the HSP – highly sensitive person. Usually it’s assumed that these sensitive individuals are natural introverts. Yet—I’ve had to wonder about that. As a clear ENFJ on the Meyers Briggs scale, I know that I’m…Continue Reading

Courage Comes In Many Colors

Blog #13 of my month long blog-every-weekday commitment. Do you think of yourself as fearless? Courageous? Bold? Well, I never did either.  I saw myself as rather timid and shy, backing down in the face of conflict, and certainly never deliberately stepping into dangerous situations. I wanted to feel fearless … as long as that didn’t…Continue Reading

Every Day Precious

Here’s #11 in my ‘Blog a Day’ commitment. I’m writing a new post each weekday for a month. I took my first sweet sip of tea. I’d just completed my morning ritual of stretching, meditation, Angel Cards, and journaling. As I savored my breakfast, the message arrived. My sister reporting in on a horrific tragedy that had…Continue Reading

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

For Day 10 of the blog-every-weekday commitment I’m stepping out of my comfort zone. Way, way out of my comfort zone. I’m posting a poem—an actual poem—raw and unpolished. Even though LIzzie, my lizard brain, and Binnie, my bitchy inner critic, are both absolutely positive that anyone who comes across this thing will cringe at my pitiful attempt.…Continue Reading

Eagle’s Message: Beyond Letting Go

A few weeks ago I visited the Portland Zoo with Genevive, my  niece (by marriage) and her two children. They’d arrived in town early that morning, ready for adventure. Which for Lutian, the 5-year-old, meant the elephants at the Zoo. I’m not a fan of animals in captivity so I usually avoid zoos, but I…Continue Reading