Note: These Botero-inspired, body positive fashion images are NSFW. They are also not safe for preserving outmoded paradigms of what a woman’s body should be. We are born naked and … Continue Reading Born Naked, Annihilated by Fashion…til now
So many people bewail a Mercury retrograde period–the lost emails, poorly chosen words, broken contracts and travel mishaps. Even people who know nothing more than their sun sign somehow know to blame a Mercury retrograde for all their whoopsy-daisies during this period. This particular Mercury retrograde starts in dreamy, watery Pisces and moves to forward-thinking, eccentric Aquarius.
Valentine’s Day Quickies! Drew three Lenormand cards for each sign. I suggest reading your sun, moon and Venus for a complete picture. AQUARIUS: It might be time to uproot and … Continue Reading Your Valentine’s Day Mini-Scope
"Many sensitive people are loving warriors. We love, observe and care deeply. That doesn’t mean we’re going to take callous or abusive treatment or spend hours crying about it.
Secondly, we’re not all drama queens. We’re not all acting out our own versions of 'The Princess and the Pea'. Not all sensitive people are prissy. In fact, we’re highly adaptive. There are some people who use their sensitivity as an excuse or weaponize their sensitive natures, but healthy sensitive people know and acknowledge their sensitivities and adopt healthy coping skills," Kristin West
Read more on my thoughts on How to Survive and Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person on Authority Magazine by Phil La Duke
Shopping while plus-sized? Feel frustrated in a fitting room? I feel ya. Limited choices often limit plus-size women from wearing clothing they really love. With my busy life, it’s not … Continue Reading Shopping While Plus-Sized
It’s Getting Organized Month. Already feel behind? It’s already been an eventful 2020, and we’re just barely a week in. We invest a lot of hope and enthusiasm for the … Continue Reading Getting Organized Month
2020 is ruled by the planet Mercury. What’s that mean!? It’s time to communicate, be aware of fraud, and more. Listen up as we go through the major Mercury retrogrades … Continue Reading 2020: A Mercurial Year
This reading combines the wisdom of the tarot with the astrological house most affected by the eclipse on December 26, 2019. Listen in to your sun, moon and rising signs to get the most complete picture of what the next six months have in store for you.
I am so excited by this year’s gift guide. We often talk about “surviving” the holidays, and I took that to heart in this year’s guide. Too often, the holidays … Continue Reading The Holiday Gift Guide is Out!
When I was in 3rd grade, I broke my left arm. I fell off a swing backwards on the playground and snapped my left ulna. The bone was set properly. … Continue Reading The Old Injury. The New Perspective.
Special guest psychic and shaman Shea Herlihy-Abba and host Kristin West chat about how having opposite signs in the chart doesn’t automatically mean there’s a conflict. They discuss the Autumn … Continue Reading Astrology’s Opposite Signs & Balancing with the Fall Equinox
Sometimes, we take too many cues from other people. They have something, so we should have something. They’re pursuing something, so we should pursue it too. Our #fomo overrides our … Continue Reading Got #FOMO? Get Curious Instead…
It’s not fall yet, despite what Starbucks may have you believe. The autumnal equinox is a little over a week away, on September 23. Yet, you may already be feeling … Continue Reading Pivoting to Autumn
Here. Now. Today. It’s my new mantra. Too often, we are not in the present. We’re mining the middens of the past trying to explain away our bad feelings or … Continue Reading Here. Now. Today.
Today, I took a trek to Mentryville, a ghost town in the Santa Clarita area. I was doing a preliminary scout for a project awaiting funding. As I walked around … Continue Reading The Inner Ghost Town
At certain pivot points of my life in acting, I’ve needed a hobby where I didn’t have to perform. For me, decoupage has been a place to exercise my right … Continue Reading A Little Glue, A Little Paper, A Lot of Insight