How My Sister-sHero Showed Up!

Your Soul Cafe: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “Sisters are fierce, fragile, and forever.” ~Anon After seven months of silence from my alma mater and those mentioned in September’s blog post “Abuse, Betrayal, and Mean Girls at 65″, I was done. All weekend, information trickled into newsfeeds about my college reunion and my “college sisters,” […]

Reflections from the Joys of Plans B, C, D, E and…

Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  ~John Lennon, lyrics from”Beautiful Boy” To coincide with the auspicious celestial events of today–the Spring Equinox and New Moon–the original Plan A meant launching my first book today!It’s aslo the birthday of William Joseph Lelash […]

Ways to Practice the Art of Alchemical Gratitude

Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “Thankfulness is modern alchemy; it can yield happiness, grace, and peace beyond imagination.” ~Denise Linn, Sacred TravelerOracle  An author’s best friend, the Visual Thesaurus, defines alchemy as “interpersonal chemistry; the way two people relate to one another.” This could also mean how you relate to yourself, […]

11 Ways to Choose Happiness Over Suffering

Your Soul Cafe: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Isn’t it odd that a martyred Roman Catholic priest who suffered for his faith would now […]

How the Chinese New Year, Lanterns, and Tuscany Connect

Your Soul Cafe: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions 财源广进 (cái yuán guǎng jìn) “May wealth flow in.” Your Chinese Happy New Year Greeting! February 5 starts the Chinese New Year celebration for millions around the globe. This year’s focus is the zodiac sign of the Year of Pig—or Wild Boar. How wonderful to enjoy a […]

How Are Horses and the Super Blood Moon Connected?

Your Soul Cafe Blog: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Action Super Blood Moon, Seattle by Sigma Sreedharan Fine Art Photography “When the horse is dead, get off.” ~Rosita Perez This weekend’s trifecta of moon magic dazzled millions who saw Moon’s brilliance and also frustrated many who saw only cloud cover. Thanks to social media, […]

Why All the Fuss About January’s Full Moon?

Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “Moonshine  Skyway” over Tampa Bay by James Boone “Where there is a woman, there is magic. If there is a moon falling from her mouth, she is a woman who knows her magic, who can share, or not share, her powers…”~Ntzozake Shange, Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo Why […]

Why and How to Use Oracle Cards to Inspire and Clarify

Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions Drawing an oracle card every day can provide you with a word waymark to direct thoughts and writing—maybe even guidance for your goals and intentions. It’s a simple, intuitive practice…one that I wrote about on January 1 to discover your sacred word(s) for a New […]

Why and How to Find Your 2019 Fountain of Youth Words

Your Soul Cafe: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of others.” ~ Sophia Loren To tap into your “fountain of youth,” consider this simple and powerful practice; it’s one that I’ve enjoyed every January […]

Lore’s 7 Most Empowering Articles fom 2018

Your Soul Cafe: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “I am a part of everything that I have read.” ~Theodore Roosevelt, American author, explorer, soldier, naturalist and26th President of the United States, 1901-1909 What does staying out of Facebook Jail, writing a book, setting intentions and goals and; writing with the Moon share in […]