Authentic Voice Project: Y is for Yes!

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 26 (Full Moon) Y is for Yes! This is the last post of the year-long Authentic Voice Project. I didn't always stay on schedule but I did make it through the whole … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: Y is for Yes!

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Please do surrender to your nature! (Or Life, Photoshopped)

I'm usually not one to jump on a bandwagon. If everyone's doing it I tend to turn the other way. But this one could not be ignored. I, as other angry men and women already have, must respond to a certain backward-thinking op-ed article. (A particularly good response is here.) I recently read Suzanne Venker's … Continue reading Please do surrender to your nature! (Or Life, Photoshopped)

Authentic Voice Project/Trust the Process: O is for “O” Moon (Speaking your Full Self)

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 15 (Full Moon)/Trust the Process (Part 12) O is for "O" (Full, Whole) Moon I write this from the cool (-ish) basement of the library at Goddard College. I'm here for the … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project/Trust the Process: O is for “O” Moon (Speaking your Full Self)

Raising Aphrodite: A Fairy Re-Tale

Once upon a time two little girls were born. The one with flaming red hair came fast, her first cries loud and furious. The midwives handed the wailing child to her mother, who gazed upon her and said softly, “Child, you must be not carry on so, the world can be a dangerous place for … Continue reading Raising Aphrodite: A Fairy Re-Tale

Gypsy: A Fairy Re-Tale

Gypsy They say she danced from her mother’s womb. They say her first yelps were a song to the ear. They say she was born with the pulsing rhythm of her heart glowing red beneath her golden skin. They say when she was twelve, a white man of the cloth saw her dancing alone by … Continue reading Gypsy: A Fairy Re-Tale

Authentic Voice Project: B is for Belly

The Authentic Voice Project: Week 2 (New Moon) B is for Belly I considered many "trigger" words for this post: Behavior, Body, Beauty, Blame, but I settled on Belly because... well, I have one. Society says: A woman's belly should be flat; nay, concave. Low-rise and skinny jeans (practically the only type you can find … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: B is for Belly

Authentic Voice Project: A is for Anger

The Authentic Voice Project: Week 1 (Full Moon) AUTHENTIC VOICE As we are beginning with A, I will take a moment to define Authentic Voice as I understand it. I believe we all have an Authentic Voice. It is the one that comes to us from various sources: intuitive insights dreams emotion-body reactions (such as … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: A is for Anger

The Authentic Voice Project

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit Words. Manifestations of our thoughts. Creators of our internal messages. Words have and continue to shape history and people - not always positively and sometimes with devastating consequences. Words have an affect on us, more powerful than … Continue reading The Authentic Voice Project

Do you need a map or a box of chocolates?

I have to thank Mark Matousek, with whom I took a class at the Therapeutic Writing Institute, for his insightful article in Psychology Today: What's Your Metaphor? Shifting Shapes In The New Year. This post is my response. Having never asked myself what word or phrase I consider my life metaphor, and how it affects … Continue reading Do you need a map or a box of chocolates?

Hallelujah!

It would be a stretch to say that all Christmas music is beautiful. Every year when turkey-leftover soup is still very much on the menu and I find myself in a store singing along with some ear-gnawing song, I cringe with self-derision. But the Christmas carols, the ones I have heard and sung since birth, … Continue reading Hallelujah!