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My Experience with SoulCollage® and JourneyCircles™





I’ve trained to facilitate classes in both SoulCollage® and JourneyCircles™ and have enjoyed learning about the difference between the two and how well they complement each other. Ultimately (soon) I’m planning on putting together themed workshops about how to use imagery and the process of making art to promote self-knowledge and empower yourself to move forward in whatever journey you need to go on. SoulCollage® cards are all about the specific energies and voices that impact your life and what they have to say to you, whereas the JourneyCirles™ really come alive in telling stories and interacting with each other …


A few months ago, before this all started, I was thinking about my ancestors and all the struggle and horror they survived, and was wondering how to relate to them—how to speak with them from such a different space of safety and privilege. 

It’s ironic to be thinking about this all now, during Passover season, because the “forty days and forty nights of wandering through the desert” sounds almost exactly like the duration of this quarantine time, home in our own static pilgrimage of uncertainty. I’m called to remember the ancestors who were persecuted and driven out of their homes,

Book Review: “Soul Vows”, by Janet Conner

I occasionally peruse my bookshelves and look for “new” old books that I haven’t thought about in a while. “Soul Vows,” by Jannet Conner is a gem of a book that I did a lot of work with about six or seven years ago, and it’s struck me recently that this is a great book to read if you’re doing shadow work even though it’s technically not about shadow work at all.

Subtitled “Gathering the Presence of the Divine In You, Through You, and As You,” it comes across as a thoroughly spiritual book, not one with a psychological bent. …

Tips for Successful Journaling


Have you been intending to journal, but haven’t managed to do it? Do you wonder why something that seems so easy can be so hard? Here’s five tips for creating a journaling practice that will help you be successful. 

1. Keep a separate journal for each focus, and keep it where you’re going to use it. If you’re wanting to do morning pages, keep a diary, and write in a gratitude journal, you’re going to spend more time looking for your journal than writing in it if you try to use one for all these things! Make it easy for …

Book Review: Living in Flow





Living in Flow, by Sky Nelson-Isaacs, is one of those books that’s a real page-turner; both because its message is so powerful and interesting and also because you’ll find yourself checking back to what you’ve already read because you’re not sure whether you still understand it or not. Subtitled “The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World,” it’s a mix of quantum physics, psychology, and metaphysics. It combines information you’ve probably already read about on “flow” with the idea that the universe is responsive to our actions. 

“In a responsive cosmos, when we enter flow different circumstances

Get Curious, Get Creative





Get curious, get creative! Come Autumn, it’s common for people to start berating themselves about all the stuff they’d intended to do this year but haven’t. But take it easy on yourself–you can learn as much from what you haven’t done as what you have. Get curious and ask questions. Why didn’t you do the thing? Was there not enough time, or did you just not want to do it? Maybe it wasn’t the right time, or maybe one thing led to a different thing that pulled at you more. Instead of getting down on yourself, stay in the process …


Perspective is everything, as is your focus. We can create what we want in the world, but only if we’re willing to be honest with ourselves and make choices that bring us closer to what we want. This is not easy. We say we want something, whether it’s fame, love, or losing 15 pounds, but we often forget about keeping that feeling of desire firing us up or maintaining our focus on the goal as we make choices. People bat about the idea of the “law of attraction” as if you just say you want something and then the universe …

Dive Deep, Rise Up


As you undertake the hard work of unearthing what’s in your depths, it’s easy to feel scared and insecure. Stuff that you’ve been repressing and ignoring for years is going to your life, somehow, and that’s a pretty frightening thought. It doesn’t help that most of our mythologies view the darkness as bad, and protagonists such as Persephone passive and naive at best. 

But we’re made of stardust, and what lies in our own personal underworlds is no less beautiful. The terrain of our deepest heart space can be a magical, wonderful place, full of juicy secrets and possibilities. How …

Achieving Journaling Success





Do you keep planning to write in a journal, but end up with good intentions and empty journals? This, of course, NEVER happens to me, but I’ve found that I’m much more likely to keep a daily writing practice if I bling it up with other stuff, like an oracle deck and a favorite crystal. The oracle deck gives me something to start writing about instead of facing a blank page, and both the imagery and the keywords on the card offer an entryway into new thoughts and ideas. The crystal is kind of like a companion, and it anchors …