DISCIPLINE is a Bad Word

I was raised by hippies. Maybe not in the way you’d usually think of hippies. In my house everyone was a rebel. I was encouraged to express myself and even called my parents by their first names. No-one wanted to do anything on a schedule or with any discernable regularity. I only sort of had…

The Calm in the Pause: Scheduling Life Balance

The days are getting shorter, the shadows longer… chilly mornings are groggier as we try to comprehend waking up in the dark. Ancient ancestors whisper in our ears “it’s time to S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N”. In preparation for the cold freeze, we rush around, instinctively hoarding the equivalent of “dried bison” while trying to stay awake. This modern…

Wearing Blinders? Redefining “Success” during Mercury Retrograde

Play Podcast (6:07 minutes) During this Mercury Retrograde, I’ve been taking my own advice and have been revisiting the quality of my life. What’s surfaced has been interesting and frankly unexpected. Referring to my last article, I began to explore my “Home or Personal Life” (see Leo) and, in turn, how that winds up affecting…

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio: From the Darkness into the Light

[pullquote]Mercury will be retrograde from Monday, 10/21/13 through Sunday, 11/10/13[/pullquote] #3 in a Series of 3 Mercury gets a bad rap. Every 4 months or so, Mercury turns retrograde (meaning it appears to move backwards in it’s orbit around the Sun) and much like our forebears, everyone wigs out. Yes, this cycle tends to bring…

Your Ticket Out of “Crappy-Land” – Get Through a Bad Day

“What we resist, persists.” — Carl Jung Circumstances, real or imagined, can send us on a downward spiral. We can fight it, trying all the usual aphorisms: “look at the bright side”… “remember all the good” in an effort to play “keep away”, but sometimes we can’t seem to avoid that sign post up ahead:…

Everybody Like You? The Libra Challenge

If you’ve got some Libra somewhere in your chart, you probably want everybody to like you. I hate to break the news to you, but it ain’t gonna happen. It all started with Aries… As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries says “I am” and proceeds to discover just what that means: “the world…

The Success Zone

“Success” is a mysterious land for many of us. For some it’s like Shangri-La; a mystical place where everything is beautiful and always just out of reach. For others, “Success” is a “Twilight Zone”, even more frightening than failure, because it is pregnant with possibilities and potentially dashed expectations. In either case, our vision of…

Saying “Yes” when you mean “No”? Reclaim Your Sun

Why do we say “yes” when we mean “no”? When we say that what someone wants is more important than what we want; we give them our power. (Note for Parents: Our children are very important and… they learn self-valuing by watching us. Striking a balance here is vital which is a topic for a…

Quit “Shoulding” on Yourself? Reclaim Your “Why”

Shoulding all over yourself? (Wish I could claim that one, but an excellent friend coined it, or borrowed it…) Are you doing what you “should” do? You ever get stuck in your day ‘cuz you’re “shoulding” all over yourself? You know what I mean, “I should do that…” no wait, “I should do this…” and…

Your Hero’s Journey – Take the Next Step with Your Sun Sign

It’s ironic, really… while many of us read about our “Sun Signs” in the daily Horoscope, we don’t know what to do with this information. According to Liz Greene* (awesome, famous astrologer) in her book The Luminaries, our Sun Sign actually serves as our personal hero’s “call to adventure”. Ms. Greene refers to Joseph Campbell’s…