Aug 062015
 
Drowning in Overwhelm-No Time for Friends?

Drowning in Overwhelm:
No Time for Friends?
 

It’s been a while since my last post. I had to take a break from posting seven days a week. As I gave myself that space to finish my novel and catch up with projects that were dragging, I also took time to be with friends.
That’s when I heard it for the first time. “I’m drowning” I’m too overwhelmed to deal with anything else” “I’m too busy to be with my friends.” It suddenly hit me…
The way of friendship is changing.
It’s not a change I like at all.
People are so busy that they can hardly take time to be with their friends.
I realized that in years past I would talk on the phone with my friends almost every day. I’d see them almost every week. I knew what was going on in their lives. We share our pain and our pleasure. We were there for each other’s ordeals.
And now, the phone rarely rings with a call from a friend.
It’s beyond ironic. It’s tragic that now that we have email, we rarely write each […]

Mar 262013
 
The Goddess Circle

Closing article for Women’s History Month
The Goddess Circle
 
Historically, women have lacked support, entitlement and validation for centuries. There is one source of support, however, that has kept us strong; and that is the Goddess Circle. Whether it is a circle of family women, friends or a like-hearted community of women, solidarity and sisterhood has allowed women not only to survive our political slavery for centuries, but to thrive and help our families and communities thrive. Do you have a Goddess Circle?
The Women’s History Month Series
This article is an extra yummy treat in the Women’s History Month Series. I did one article per month, but I don’t know how, there is still one month to go (perhaps I started earlier or the abundance of the Goddess created more space), so here’s the delicious dessert for the series.
Read the other articles in the series here:

Women’s History Month-Wearing your Unique Gifts
Women’s History Month-Heart-based Female Leadership
Women’s History Month-From Appearance to Experience
Women’s History Month-What I wish my mother had told me

The Goddess Gifts
The Goddess Circle magnifies and spreads many of the powers of the Sacred […]

Apr 242012
 
Is it Love or Attachment?

Click to read the previous articles in this series: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3.
Is it Love or Attachment?
Human beings form emotional bonds easily because ultimately we are all part of the same organism. If you follow the layers of your Energy Fields as they expand in an ever increasing circumference, you eventually flow into the Energy Field of those around you. If you continue, you penetrate the entire Collective Human Energy Field (CHEF). Ultimately, what joins us is pure love.
We are also vibrational beings, however and as such we resonate with each other, especially at an emotional level.
Yet, much of our emotional investment has nothing to do with our Oneness and more to do with Attachment.
What is Attachment? Imagine a chord tying you to another human being. The chord goes out like a tentacle and wraps around her chord. If you can visualize this, you are seeing what Attachment is at a core energy level.
But why do you get attached to others? As I said, we are all One. Our Energy Fields are part of a larger Collective Human […]

Jul 062011
 
When green is not good:the cost of envy in relationships

Friends are great.  They love you. You have fun together. They uplift you. They are your support system. Friends are a great blessing.
Usually. But there are times when you need to see beyond the surface because you may be receiving (or dishing out) toxic emotions in the form of envy from or towards  some friends.
When someone you love envies you, it hurts.  So you turn a blind eye. But it won’t go away. It will only increase. And your self-esteem will be the worse for it.
 
A Nasty Shade of Green
So open your eyes and see what needs to be seen. Find out if you are green with envy or if envy from a so-called-friend is exacting a big price from you.
Here’s a self-assessment list.

This person interrupts others whenever they are saying something good about you or giving you great feedback.
She rarely gives you positive feedback and when she does, it’s followed by a request for something.
She makes devaluing remarks when someone praises your talent, character or work. Here are a few: “Yes, I’ve done that before, and it was really […]