• Essential Oil

    The Mystery and Making of Luck

    I have always been fascinated by the mystery and making of luck.  Friday the 13th is the perfect day for snubbing misfortune and spinning favor! That interest in the mystery and making of luck comes from the same place in me that wants to dress up as a Gypsy, Witch, or Faerie every year at Halloween…..from my playful, creative spirit.  It’s the same part that struggled with letting go of dress-up and make-believe so much that I pursued theatre all the way through college.  (Now I have a lifetime pass to live the play!) (Grab your own Master of Play certificate at the bottom of the page, along with a coordinating journaling prompt.)…

  • personal growth,  self-care practices

    Walking on Sunshine: Life Beyond Cancer

    Last year, I created a music playlist on my Kindle called Walking on Sunshine.  I was playing with a bit of music therapy as a creative solution for bringing light into my life during a difficult time.  I had uterine cancer, and an ongoing, nasty story running in my head had been telling me I was going to die. Dramatic, I know.  But heads do that to us sometimes. Mine had been spinning the tale for a few decades.  My mother had died at 45, and her father before her also died at 45.  Somehow, the script got stuck playing on a loop in my head too.  I tried time…