Finally, I got to the tears. The grief I feel is so hard to let surface. Like everyone else, my psyche wants to run and hide from the pain. There is so much pain now. So much deliberate hurt of everything precious — family, childhood, natural balance, beauty. Every source of love and comfort is […]
Protecting Our Precious Water Water is a most amazing element. Water can shift from gentle rain to terrifying tsunami. Water molecules blossom into fabulous crystals with love and appreciation. They shrivel and break when bombarded with hate and disrespect. Water is the element that makes up 50-75% of the human body. Water carries life in […]
I watched the video of Carole Cadwallader deliver her talk at TedX2019. There was a tremor of nerves in her voice that disappeared as passion for the truths she documented took over. Interestingly, her presentation was slotted into the category, Truth! Carole is a journalist with The Observer and researcher with Cambridge Analytics, the organization […]
I was blocked. I was way past deadline on a crucial phase of writing. I quit trying to push through, went into my bedroom and closed the door. I sat on the bed, ate a piece of chocolate, and partook of herbal medicine, then settled down in the muted light. I could feel the block […]
There is something extraordinarily beautiful about BEING AN ELDER. It took me a while to get here. I cruised through the decades pretty blithely – until my 70th. That one hit me hard. Now I could feel the weight of years behind me and the lightness of the years ahead. My body went through some […]
She watched her mother’s face as all color drained away. For once, her mother had heard her. It was a small victory, but a victory nonetheless. She wasn’t used to winning. Now, watching her mother collapse into the kitchen chair, her stomach clenched and her eyes burned. The crippled hands that had always been so […]
A Story Teller in Apache tradition is someone who listens carefully to the details of an experience, then takes those same elements and reframes the experience from a cosmic perspective. Maybe the Point of View shifts. Maybe the Story Teller sees things the person missed. The Story Teller’s job is to make you the center […]
It’s fun to play with everyone’s fantasies! Being a band groupie this weekend will be just as much fun as it sounds, but probably not like it woulda been xxx years ago, when we were all young(er) and stupid(er). There will be none of the sex, drugs and rock and roll that is legendary on band tours. Ummm – there may be sex – wives and husbands will be along – and herbal edibles to keep your spirits high. For sure there will be great music to get our booties shaking. But the 5-hour drive is along the crest of fabulous mountains and the quaint little town of Vilcabamba is in the Valley of Longevity. The weekend will include numerous spa treatments and pampering.
…is Sharra? Wait! Isn’t that Barbara? Barbara Snow? Well, yes. You’re right. Her earth suit and everything that came with it has been heretofore identified as Barbara Jean Brooks Brdecka Snow Snow-Erlin, Mom, Sis, Honey, or Hey, You! But you can call her Barbe, the childhood nickname her mama gave her (before Barbie’s were invented). […]
You decide. But First…
It’s a Makeover – Ta Da!
A new look, a new feel, with the same heart-stirring stories inside!
That’s how it works, right? In a great makeover, you get to see the outside come into alignment with the inside. In movies and on TV, someone with a heart of gold – smart, funny, insightful, kind – loses the glasses, changes the hair, dons different clothing, maybe a little makeup, and Voila! The world can see the truth of what was always there!