Category: Musings

Sea Glass, For Example

Near the center and towards the back, on the middle shelf of the built-in sideboard. A small teacup sits filled with the sea glass I brought home from Glass Beach in Eleele, Kauai well over 20 years ago.  It’s never been displayed with the many other jars of sea glass that have shown up over… Read more »

The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Up With Conditional Self-Love

One of the unexpected gifts the pandemic has brought to me is a new appreciation for my physical self, exactly the way it is. I’ve uncovered a new seam of unconditional love for it, buried under years of conditioning beliefs that my body was an unreliable and untrustworthy object, something to fix, to control, and… Read more »

When Fear Takes Over

Empty shelves

Friends, I know a bit about hunkering down. Three times since 2014, I’ve had to put my outer life on pause while I attended to the physical and emotional demands of life in a human body. The first was when my husband became ill with the gastric cancer that took his life. Less than a… Read more »

The Unofficial Official Valentine’s Day Ambassador

I have spent 53 years on this planet and I am still waiting to meet someone who behaves like me around Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I thought by now I might have crossed paths with at least one other human being who celebrates this holiday like I do, which is the way I’m sure you can… Read more »

The Miracle of Getting Your Thinking Straight

Hannukah is a celebration of light out of darkness. For eight days we affirm the miracles of plenty, strength, and joy appearing in our lives wherever there was formerly lack, weakness, or sorrow. Unless of course, you’re celebrating the miracle of Viagra, then I think after that long you’re supposed to call your doctor. Ok…. Read more »

Gratitude For It All

Coffee spilled on the ground in a parking lot by viewer's feet.

It’s November, which means we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving-inspired gratitude platitudes. When I finally find my magic wand, so help me the first thing I’m going to do (after banning any mention of Pumpkin Spice anything before October 1st), is to restore some dignity to the concept of gratitude, which we in the digital age… Read more »

Call The Stereotype Police, Please

Well, I suppose it’s that time again, Friends. It’s another episode of This Gives Me a Fucking Migraine Every Single Time. Last month I read an article in the New York Times about a ‘Psychic’ who was sentenced to 40 months in prison and required to pay $1.6 million in restitution to the woman she… Read more »

An Update:

Hey Everyone, Susan here, coming to you directly to weigh in on a situation that is unfolding in our local wellness community and which I feel is important for you to know about. Here’s what happened: last week a local yoga studio owner who is white, posted a long Instagram post “reintroducing” herself to her… Read more »

The Why of Intuition, Groovy Metaphysical Edition

You may have noticed that in circles where people are interested in learning about their intuition they are also often talking about tapping into the creative potential of our brains. There’s a reason for that. Once we begin to get more comfortable with our intuition, we begin to observe that it has a lot to… Read more »

Carving Up The Shysters

neon sign "you'll get it eventually"

My profession has evidently been debunked. Again. This time it’s John Oliver, who I happen to adore and respect so much. He has a show on HBO, “Last Week Tonight” that I’ve been a loyal fan of for years. He’s brilliant and funny and his work is fantastic. A friend texted me asking me if… Read more »