It Is What It Is….

She kept her composure as she sat across from me, stiff and formal, but her soul told another story, as did the spirit standing next to her."I don't really believe in this...," Marla said, waving her hands in the air in a hocus pocus fashion."That's okay," I smiled. "You don't need to believe for it to exist. It makes it easier for me, and for them, but it isn't necessary."If I had a dollar for everybody who said that to me in a day....well, it would be a lot.Her husband stood … [Read More...]

August’s Full Moon

Happy Full Moon! Today's moon (and energy) visits the sign of Aquarius and is extra potent to help you eliminate that which isn’t serving you well in your life to help usher in some newness. This is the best time to write out what and who you are upset with and burn or rip it up. Release, cry, stomp up and down - but get it out. Then affirm what you DO want or want from others and water, fertilize and care for that. With the moon being in the sign of AQUARIUS you will more than likely want to f … [Read More...]

Time to Roar – New Moon in Leo

Happy New Moon! The Moon is in Leo, which makes it the best time to set goals, look at moving, organizing, new job, creative undertakings, new romance (or relighting the flame on a current), or anything else that you want to bring into your life. This is a time to have self-confidence and go after what calls to you – taking chances, having faith and believing! If you've felt stalled, this moon will give you the push you need.New Moons are all about wishes and abundance. Here are some good “e … [Read More...]

August Oracle – Is Leo Roaring or Snoring?

Your life is much like a secret garden - you have to make the time to look for the keys, the doorways and the beauty within you. So often we look outside of ourselves to make us happy, when really it is within us. Our birthright vibration gets misplaced and we blame outsiders. We are still within our secret garden, though - take the time to go discover you again - you might have some weeding to do, you might have some resting to do, but the hard work will pay off in the end. With Tuesday's NEW … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Find Spiritual Strength

We all get discouraged and sad, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I post encouraging posts on my Facebook and many times the responses are ‘easier said than done’. Yes, nobody said life was easy, but there are steps to find your spiritual strength.   I know it can be difficult and we so often want to do it by ourselves. That silly thing called pride often gets into the way, doesn't it. When in doubt, just take the next small step and ASK. … [Read More...]

I {Barely} Survived Barre Class

Six or so months ago I saw an advertisement for a new fitness class called Barre. Essentially Barre mixes pilates (read about my love for pilates here), dance, yoga and calisthenics to music, and it can include weights, balls, and bands all the while using a dance  barre. When I was younger I took every dance lesson there was, and although that was thirty-five years ago, I am drawn to dance studios and ache to have my dancer body back. It took me half a year to find the courage to attend a class … [Read More...]

6 Stops on My Haunted Roadtrip

Summer is always a great time for road trips, that includes the haunted kind. Don't wait for the leaves to fall and the cider donuts to arrive. Enroute to your Michigan destination don't forget to visit some favorite haunts.Detroit, Michigan - The Masonic Temple in DetroitMost who visit the Masonic Temple in Detroit go to see a concert or comedian, watch roller derby, or attend a masonic event, but there’s the unseen to visit as well. The halls of The Masonic in Detroit, Michigan whi … [Read More...]

July Full Moon and Oracle

The Full Moon shows up in the astrological sign of Capricorn and it may have you feeling sad and questioning your life intentions, including all who are around you - friends, co-workers, work, spouse, etc and wondering where you are going. The best way to work your way out of this somberness is to look at your dreams, aspirations, how you want your life to look like and make small goals as to how that can be accomplished. The Capricorn moon is all about saying -"Hey, I chose that and I can … [Read More...]

Color Blind or Ignorant – Learn from Detroit

The Detroit riots were a violent altercation that happened on July 23rd and ended just days later with 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, 300 plus families homeless, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. The precipitating event was a police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar known as the blind pig.I grew up in Detroit, Michigan when it wasn't cool to say you were from Detroit. I didn't grow up in a pretty suburb of, but actually Detroit. And no, I don't know Eminem - he act … [Read More...]

New Moon in Cancer and Devo

The New Moon is the darkest phase of the Moon, but it also marks the beginning of the two-week time frame when the Moon moves away from the Sun and increases in light, which it a great time to begin new projects, new love, new careers or anything else new you want to do (or are afraid to do)! This New Moon began on Monday, July 4th.This moon in CANCER is great for: • Home projects • Being honest with yourself and others with regards to your relationship • Beginning new hobbies or an artist … [Read More...]