Saying YES.
Jun14

Saying YES.

Editor’s Note: This gem was shared with us at the Cosmic Cowgirls Gathering in April of this year. The incomparable Lynn Johnson led us in a magical session of Saying Yes and improv and theatre. Everyone got into the act – elders, daughters ,cowgirls from all walks of life. It was delightful and very powerful! These are the words she shared with us. ~ Annette  Saying Yes means Willingness. A Willingness to move up and over and...

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You Are Worthy.
Jan29

You Are Worthy.

Conversations with Tina Greene always start like this. And they end like it, too – and the best part is, by the end, you actually believe it applies to you! There’s a cycle to her transformational work, and its about changing your perception of the muddy pond you may be mucking around in, struggling to breathe or break free, and instead pausing and looking deeply within to find what is worth learning, what can be useful.  When you can...

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The Curmudgeon Storyteller

by Annette Wagner, M.A.  In the Cosmic Cowgirls community we know about stories. We know how stories run your life without you even knowing about it. We know how to pull stories out of us, intentionally, and put them on canvas where we use paint and words to transform them into stories that support and heal us – instead of running our lives into the muck. Stories are like stardust and we have no hesitation getting our hands...

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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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Dressing Your TABOO, Appropriately
Jul15

Dressing Your TABOO, Appropriately

Dressing Your TABOO, Appropriately by Annette Wagner, M.A.  Taboos restrict and funnel our lives every single day. Think of something  seemingly simple like clothing. Coffee date, job interview, Friday casual – they all bring up images of what’s appropriate to wear. Think of a pair of shiny, red, high heel pumps. Imagine a skin-tight, low cut, black, sleeveless dress. With exposed cleavage. Sultry red lipstick and heavy make-up....

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