Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now!

Yes, this is the time to tap into and trust my intuition more deeply……. Recently 2 astrologers who I’ve followed, enjoyed and benefitted from, have monetized their previously free offerings; one even gave guidance of, “stop giving ideas and services away for free”. Well, I can say that not only does this not resonate with my inner truth-o-meter, but I could sense that for each … Continue reading Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away Now!

Transcend- new artwork

New Work– Transcend by Beleszóve Foldlanya 12″ x12″, Acrylic. 2018 Artwork and accompanying story for sale, inquire with the artist Transcend- We like to believe we arrive in this world as a blank slate, fresh and new. But some of us come into this life with blocks. Sometimes big, towering, solid black blocks; whether through epigenetic carrying of intergenerational trauma, being pre-disposed to depression, anxiety … Continue reading Transcend- new artwork

Music Makes the World Go ‘Round- the Magic of Subtle State Shifts

Dear Xylophone player playing outside PCC Market Edmonds- You’ll never know how much you helped me, by making music yesterday. I had been feeling depressed the whole weekend, unable to access any joy or fun. I had just come from a little park by the beach and was feeling sad, b/c it didn’t have any access to get down to the water and had long … Continue reading Music Makes the World Go ‘Round- the Magic of Subtle State Shifts

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals

Here’s how I navigate the intersectionality of my desire to eat Healthy-available/affordable-delicious/comforting foods: GF Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Maple-Chia Compote I got a bag of Gluten Free pancake mix from the food pantry. that’s certainly better for me than if it was wheat based, but pre-prepared ones are full of ridiculously refined ingredients like tapioca starch, and are a blood sugar nightmare, not to mention devoid … Continue reading Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals

Chronicles from the Goddess’ Kitchen

So the last week or so, the Goddess’ refrigerator has reeked of ripe garbage, the likes of which I’ve never experienced. Like, even after I took something out of the fridge and closed it, I could still smell the stench on the perfectly fine item. The refrigeration element has been increasingly icing over for a month or 2, (it’s an RV fridge and they’re a bit quirky) but … Continue reading Chronicles from the Goddess’ Kitchen

Transmuting Outrage Into Enlightened Action and Radical Responsibility

All that we are decrying, protesting, railing against now….we need to look at how we participate in perpetuating those same ills. Let’s take fashion for instance. I love me a good bargain, and despite working towards releasing my material impulses, I still love to shop, esp. for clothes. But if I believe in women’s equality, or at minimum, protecting women from abuses, how can I … Continue reading Transmuting Outrage Into Enlightened Action and Radical Responsibility

On Being Alone For the Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all, but especially to those of you who are spending the holiday alone, as I am this year, and in fact how I spend the holidays most years. I used to suffer from extreme loneliness, and then there were the years of trying to escape my circumstances– going to movie marathon, not because I wanted to, but to be … Continue reading On Being Alone For the Holidays

Check Your Privilege This Election- Why I’m Voting For Hillary

To my friends considering voting for anyone other than Hillary, I would ask you to consider examining your privilege. In other years, I too have protest voted and also voted for 3rd party candidates I hoped would win and those I knew didn’t stand a chance, b/c the democratic candidate didn’t deserve my vote. This year Hilary didn’t deserve my vote either, but I voted … Continue reading Check Your Privilege This Election- Why I’m Voting For Hillary

Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Beloveds— there are *so* many difficult hardships, stressors, wars, inequities happening around the world….our central nervous systems were not designed to be dealing with so many on-going stressors for so long, all at once.   As a former trauma therapist, I am noticing signs of vicarious trauma in myself as well as friends and loved ones. Make sure to be VERY proactive in your self-care. … Continue reading Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Why We Shouldn’t Be “Celebrating” Indigenous People’s Day

(note: this was originally published on Medium.com on 10/11/16) Now they’ve gone and renamed Columbus Day Indigenous People’s Day. I think that’s a mistake. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we should continue to celebrate a man who got lost, and was responsible for the decimation and torture of 1st Nations peoples, it’s just that I don’t think replacing one meaningless day with another … Continue reading Why We Shouldn’t Be “Celebrating” Indigenous People’s Day