News to Nurture the Feminine Soul

A winter Respite…a winter Thaw…

|January 19th, 2018

Sometimes…life is cold, hollow and surreal

Sometimes…you just can’t unthaw and somehow don’t feel real

Stiff and stilted, stuck and stymied

Life whizzes and whirls…you sit…silent


So sometimes…you pull the veils down

grasping at the mists of clouds to shroud,

fog to hide you

sometimes you need silence, stillness, quilted quiet

just to breathe.


Then sometimes…in the haze of solitude

you feel a surrender

a peace


The “Five Freedoms” During the Holiday Season

|November 7th, 2017

To see and hear what is, instead of what “should” be, was, or will be.
To say what one feels and thinks, instead of what one “should” .
To feel what one feels, instead of what one “ought” to feel.
To ask for what one wants, instead of always waiting for permission.
To take risks on one’s own behalf,

Who you are…or what you accomplish?

|August 26th, 2017


In a world that pushes us to do more…consider doing less.  Because who you are in each precious moment is infinitely more important than how many items you check off your “to do” list.

Your “to do” list is never-ending and anxiety producing.  But what if you replaced your “to do” list with something calmer, something

Where Your Heart is Truly Home…a Roadmap…

|August 18th, 2017

Decide what it will look like when your heart is truly home.  Then go there.
Quite a directive, this quote is… it really makes you pause and ponder … Where is my heart truly home?  What does this “home” look and feel like?  And how in the world do I get there?

Can’t you just Google that?

Your One True Guide…

|August 9th, 2017

There is something in every one of you that waits and listens
for the sound of the genuine in yourself.
It is the only true guide you will ever have.
And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life
spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls…
– Howard

Is Your Life “Buzzing” or “Flowing”?

|August 1st, 2017

I sit outside on my deck … meditating.  My mind is working to be aware of and then just as quickly let go of worries, stories, to-do lists.  I breathe in… and out … deeply… restoratively.  Now quieter, my mind cues my heart to open … and emotions flow.  Grief I thought I had worked

Our Best Flight Never!

|July 24th, 2017

I had sweated stressed; calculated and checked, googled and map-quested until my eyes were dry as raisins… all in hopes of the perfect family get-away.  It would be my kids first time out of the US … even if it was only Canada.

But in one simple statement … in one instant that seemed frozen in

In Honor of Mothering…

|May 14th, 2017


Nurturing, supporting and caring…

Understanding, protecting and sharing…

Let us all be mothers today in some small way.

Nurture a seedling in the soil, support a cause of social justice, care enough to be an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on.

Understand another’s point of view, protect this earth that we grace each

Beating the Winter Blues

|February 10th, 2017

The winter months can seem to stretch on and on, with little relief in sight. Sunshine becomes a rare commodity, and often times it can be difficult to get enough of it, as temperatures may be below freezing when the sun does make an appearance. As a result, you may feel down, experiencing what is

Catch the Attitude of Gratitude

|January 3rd, 2017

At it’s core, gratitude is an affirmation of goodness. When we take time to be grateful, we affirm that there are good things in the world… beauty in nature, warmth and love in relationships and abilities and opportunities we have in our everyday life.

Gratitude is recognizing that goodness can come from outside of ourselves. We acknowledge that