Self Care for Artists During Self-Isolation

Sometimes, after years of being in the arts professions, we have to get reacquainted with ourselves.  We are not the actor, the dancer, the comic, et al, we were a year ago, much less five or ten years ago.  Hopefully, we’ve grown.  Sometimes, we have growing pains.  With arts imperiled by corona virus, artists ofContinue reading “Self Care for Artists During Self-Isolation”

Celebrating Optimism in a Corona World

March is Optimism Month! The great news is, that if you are reading this, you are ALIVE.  Congratulations. I feel like “cautious optimism” needs a big comeback moment.  Can we be cautious and optimistic at the same time?  I hope so. Today, keeping “safe at home”, I made some simple clay from flour, water, saltContinue reading “Celebrating Optimism in a Corona World”

Spring Equinox & Re-Calibrating

Happy Spring Equinox! Let’s face it, we’re still fighting the corona virus.  It’s not spring-as-usual.  It’s easy to escape into thoughts of Easter eggs, bunnies and chickadees.  All these things are nice and help us to feel good, but right now, I feel the world is called to restore balance. So many us are chronicallyContinue reading “Spring Equinox & Re-Calibrating”

Managing Your Anxiety During Corona Virus

I’ve been making light about the panic around toilet paper and other supplies on my other social channels, but I must  admit, as a person who’s anxious, it was hard to keep things in perspective when out getting groceries today. I am not a health professional, so please check all the tips I am aboutContinue reading “Managing Your Anxiety During Corona Virus”

Too Much…Too This…Too That

Too sensitive Too bossy Too loud Too emotional… If you’ve ever had the word “too” weaponized against you, you know how baffling and painful it is.  So many women have felt the pain of this three-letter word. I have and I am not allowing it to hurt me anymore.  Not now, not today, not everContinue reading “Too Much…Too This…Too That”

Reclaiming “Fat” on Fat Tuesday

It’s time to get past the fat tropes and complicate “fat”.  It’s not a state of being, a character defect or a joke.  It’s a medical condition that needs attention and also compassion.  My takeaway from all of this is that “fatness” doesn’t preclude happiness.  You have a right to be happy, fat or thin.  However, we each have to claim and create space for our happiness.  Part of happiness is treating ourselves well, no matter how others speak about us.  The word “fat” needs complicating and compassion at the same time.

Dreams and Surprises this Mercury Retrograde

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.

Your Valentine’s Day Mini-Scope

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 prune what’s unnecessary. Make this decision between now and the next new moon. PISCES: A communication isn’t what you wished for, but may be worthContinue reading “Your Valentine’s Day Mini-Scope”