Have you ever felt so frustrated with your life circumstances, you feel like tearing your hair out and screaming? Or, have you ever had days your life circumstances felt so heavy that you felt helpless in the face of them? This past winter, I felt both. My mood, most of the time, reflected the weather--in … Continue reading visions
I love the way meditation shifts something key in me--something that causes me to instinctively be drawn to what is good for my mind, body, and spirit. I love how I naturally breathe deeper long after I'm done meditating. I love the way meditation gives me a willingness to be relaxed: a willingness to pass … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Wednesday Early Morning
What does it take to achieve our dreams? I've always wished it was like a magic spell -- just a lit candle, a chant, and a swish of a wand or the bubble of a brew: poof! All your dreams, manifested. The hard part about becoming an adult is when becoming an adult … Continue reading just. sit. down.
How is it possible? That you were a soft sleeping thing on a blanket on the tropical sand, three long and short years ago? Now you're this loud wild running laughing thing full of sweet and spice and silly in the chilly Oregon spring air. How is it possible? That I was a sad … Continue reading a lot can happen in 3 years.
We cannot hold on to what does not want to hold on to us. We can only hold onto our own power and sovereignty. We cannot hold on to what is not ours, if it doesn't wish to be held. We can only hold on to what is ours: our own beauty, magic, and power. … Continue reading holding on and letting go
An ex once jokingly posted this cartoon to my Facebook timeline. He was referring to my tendency to get rather snippy and irritated around the full moon, but he was more accurate than I think he really understood. For a long time, I struggled with guilt about my inability to just "be happy" all the … Continue reading I Am A Cyclical Wombyn
If I were to speak to you the way I speak to Spirit (with song, spilling flames and leaves and wind and seas from lips red with lipstick and love) I imagine you would grin or gaze at me in wonder; delighted confusion, at worst. Why do I hold back? What keeps … Continue reading Self Love
My daughter's father is a fantastic father. If the transition into fatherhood was hard for him, it was only because he had to go back to work so soon after her birth, and didn't get much of a chance to establish a relationship with her until a year and a half later. That was when … Continue reading Bliss Diva’s Guide to Post-Break-Up Healing
I was given the name of Bliss Diva when I was seventeen years old. At the time, my friend K and I were only really interested in doing one thing with our time together: play loud pop music while we made a mess in our art journals. The mess may have leaked out all over … Continue reading When the Old Meets the New