How to Use the Full Moon to Write

Your Soul Café:  Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.”  – George Bailey, It’s a …

How Words Magically Write You Through Pain

Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions Away we go!  Like Scheherazade, the storyteller and character in the Arabic tale of One Thousand and One Nights, I love reading and researching. She immersed herself in studying and collecting the stories—said to number 1,000—about the myths and legends of Persian Kings. At …

Abuse, Betrayal and Mean Girls at 65

Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words That Open Hearts and  Inspire Actions   At 65, I thought I would never have to deal with abuse, betrayal, and mean girls again.  Not so. Abuse lives on to touch you at any age. If you allow. And I did.Others can collude in a “verbal cancer” that spreads as predominate as breast cancer.  …

Great-Grandmother Shows Up!

Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions You are the fairy tale told by your ancestors.  -Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut I woke this morning knowing it was my favorite grandmother’s birthday, Ella Esplin Lelash.  Born in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, she blessed me and our world from 1904 …

Where were you on 9-11?

Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions On 9-11-18, what appears to be the One World Trade Center, pokes into the sunrise. The plane’s engine takes up the foreground. Where were you the morning of 9-11? Me? The coastal city of La Ceiba, Honduras. Seventeen years ago I was teaching an 8th-grade science …

9 Ways to Sing September’s Songs

Spinning Your Gold  Blog: Words that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions September’s song is a two-part harmony, as summer’s lighthearted serenade ends and a deeper melody begins.  ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach The art of celebrating September enjoys ancient roots. Summer ended and farmers gratefully gained extra time in the fields to work by the light of …