Love, Power and Potency: Breaking and Honoring Taboos for Transformation
Sep02

Love, Power and Potency: Breaking and Honoring Taboos for Transformation

By Mandisa A. Wood-Fall, M.A., M.F.A. There are many ways we observe and create taboos, those complex rules set in place to align our behaviors with our beliefs. We all have different customs, which bring order to the chaos of life. Even the discussion of sacred rituals could be considered taboo. In this article I will share a bit of my unique perspective and experience and I encourage you to reflect and share your own experiences so...

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The Bottle of Glitter is Staying in My Pocket
Jul08

The Bottle of Glitter is Staying in My Pocket

How we respond to the challenges life sends us is what turns the lesson we learn into WISDOM. In this next installment in our TABOO series, I am delighted to share the wisdom of a warrior – indeed a crusader – for children. Her foray into the world of TABOO is an adventure that will make you shake in your cowgirl boots. Or, shout out a huge HURRAY!  ~ Annette, Managing Editor. The Bottle of Glitter is Staying in My Pocket....

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Metamorphosis: A Mythical Quest
Apr24

Metamorphosis: A Mythical Quest

  “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”                                                                                      C.G. Jung  What does it mean to live a legendary life? For me it means that I answer the longing to live a more liberated life story. That I set the intention to willingly empty my old stories. To allow myself to sit with the discomfort, unfamiliarity and uncomfortable-ness of the...

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Big Brave
Oct15

Big Brave

Big Brave By Laura Toller Gardner Big Brave This is where I find myself in my life. It isn’t a badge of honor. It is a humbling admission of truth and discomfort. Courage is the tour guide that ushers me along the journey that my fun-loving, peace-loving self would not willingly choose. I am, by the way, a notorious lover of pleasure and avoider of pain. Be forewarned. Alignment From my youngest rememberings, I have been comfortably...

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We Are Stardust
May21

We Are Stardust

We Are Stardust by Michelle Fairchild Most of us have heard of the term soul’s calling.  This idea regarding a soul’s calling is commonly thought to be about our soul’s purpose in the arena of the work we do or the things we accomplish.  There is much written and workshops galore about how one can find this calling or higher purpose in life.  I have been reading the writing of Mark Nepo, and he caught my attention...

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Shedding the Shoulds
May16

Shedding the Shoulds

As I reflect on identity this month, I think of shedding the “shoulds” or beliefs that show up around where we should be, how we should act, how we should speak, and who we should be. What would it be like to lovingly acknowledge the shoulds and should nots that no longer serve us, drop the perfectionism, and instead recognize the shoulds that do? Not-Serving Shoulds might sound like: I shouldn’t be struggling with...

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