Your Legend is even more True than Your Life

Note from the Editor: This article was first published in 2013, but we love this one so much we are sharing with you again. Conversations in Going Deeper Musing on Legend As often happens, percolating on an article, I encountered three quotes…and at their intersection – exactly what I would like to talk to you about today – which is this: Your Legend is even more True than Your Life. I’ll start explaining by hoisting...

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What Are You Reaching For?
Mar10

What Are You Reaching For?

Is there anyone who doesn’t have addiction running in the bloodlines of their family? I’m not even referring to illegal substances, but to the legal ones like alcohol, nicotine, coffee… even sugar. Around Cosmic Cowgirls we love squeezing ourselves right in between reverence and irreverence. In our courses you’re as likely to be instructed to take a shot of tequila to loosen up that next painting step as you...

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But what do I DO with my taboos?
Jan13

But what do I DO with my taboos?

We’ve been talking about taboos here in the magazine for months and months now. And it seems there are public taboos: taboos the revolutionaries on the team are excited to bust and bend.  And then there are the private taboos we each have as individuals. It’s the private taboos I’m most fond of exploring. The places where we (simple fallible humans) simply get stuck in a story. Usually it’s something we really wish was...

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Inner Monsters are Little Taboos
Oct28

Inner Monsters are Little Taboos

Writing under the overarching theme of Taboo should give us outrageous license to do whatever we very well please, don’t you think? So the first license I’m taking today is that I’m not going to touch on the oh-so-sophisticated taboo I had been planning and instead I’m going to jump to an admittedly Halloween appropriate but out-of-the blue topic: Inner Monsters. The second license that I’m going to take...

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Old Wife at the Crossroads
Jul29

Old Wife at the Crossroads

Seated at an extra large family meal this weekend my mother raised her voice amidst the cacophony of visiting grandchildren and neighborhood construction to tell us that allergies change every seven years. True or not, it is an engaging suggestion. One which is an adult equivalent of “try a least a bite of everything on your plate – you might like it.” Because we all know it is too easy to label ourselves, to cling to what was...

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Taboo, A Supernatural Threat
Jun03

Taboo, A Supernatural Threat

I’m going to be honest – I wasn’t that excited about the topic of taboo. Because of course there are taboos we most likely agree on (jeez, I hope) –  like incest, necrophilia, cannibalism, pedophilia, bestiality. Then there are ones that I know get plenty of folks hot behind the ears…but are filed under ‘live and let live’ where I come from – like homosexuality, intermarriage, adultery, abortion. And...

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