11 Pieces of Advice I Would Include in a Letter to My Younger Self

Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Action “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wings of time.” ~Jean Paul I just celebrated 65 successful-turns-around-the-sun. Yes, trite to say, but where did time fly to? As my birthday wound down, I paused to time travel over the past six decades, I thought it would be …

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting to Write a Book

Your Soul Café: Conversations that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “Here’s the thing: The book that will most change your life is the book you write.”  -Seth Godin I’m up to my arse in alligators writing my first book, a non-fiction tale of how writing heals. It’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces meets Sacred …

Knowing the Difference Between Writing Intentions and Goals Matters

YOUR SOUL CAFE: CONVERSATIONS THAT OPEN HEARTS AND INSPIRE ACTIONS “Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.“ -Bill Meyer For millennia, farmers around the globe have followed the schedule of the New Moon to plant successful harvests. It is an ancient and energetic time inviting you to reflect, visualize and …

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 …

5 Letting Go Rituals for Women in Transition

Spinning Your Gold  Blog: Words that Open Hearts and Inspire Actions “It’s never too late in life to edit or revise.” -Nancy Thayer It seems that many women believe this if you witness the explosive growth of solo-preneurs, coaches, and authors! My hometown area of Tampa Bay, Florida, boasts the largest number of women entrepreneurs …