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…

Could you be saying “No” to Joy? Mercury Retro & the Quality of Your Life

Many of us live in a very small room in our lives… and I don’t mean a NYC studio apartment! I’m talking about keeping yourself “small”, never getting “too excited”, “too passionate”, “too much”, to avoid feeling disappointed. But how is living an “almost life” a fair trade for never feeling disappointed? Are you consciously…

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…

Are You Enough? Know Your Value

Too few of us know what “value” we bring to the world and are trapped by our Saboteurs into believing we are somehow “not enough”. Despite all of our years of education (theoretically designed to understand our contribution) very few of us know our value. What is Value? It’s no wonder why we’re all confused…

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…

Creating the “Just Right” Life Balance…

Did Goldilocks Know Something We Don’t? When I was 6, I captivated an audience with my heartfelt performance as Goldilocks in my Grammar School’s production of “Goldilocks & The Three Bears”. It was the high point of my acting career… OK, not really, but it did set the stage for the rest of my life’s…

Birthing Your Independence: Mercury Retro in Cancer

Play Podcast Taking ownership for our own happiness now allows us to create meaningful lives today.”― Christine Faucher-Kelley On our country’s upcoming “birthday”, we continue to ride out this emotional Mercury Retrograde in Cancer (6/26/13-7/19/13). As I mentioned in my last post, in addition to the usual Mercury Retrograde cautions to be mindful, this cycle…

Where are you?

Where were you when you opened this blog post? Not physically, I’m talking about in your head, in your heart. Were you here, in this moment? Or were you somewhere in the future, or in the past? A few days ago I was on my way to visit my Mom in the hospital (she’s home…

Stepping Into the Light – Working with Your Sun Sign

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”— Desiderius Erasmus Working from my home office requires a great deal of self-motivation. There are times when I find myself slipping into a lonely space and I lose focus; or worse my Saboteur (you know that nasty inner voice that whispers mean things in your ear)…