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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are digging deep and connecting to that which gives you faith. I know I’ve been in my prayer chair more than ever these days. Some things that are working for me:1. Grounding breathing exercises connecting your root chakra to the power of the earth, outside when possible. The earth has enormous support to offer us right now (and always actually).2. Dialoguing with Spirit gives personal messages of support. You can use oracle cards to help connect or not. All of my rock solid faith comes from the world I CAN’T see.3. Awareness of synchronicities:

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Why was the Goddess erased from history? It’s the question that’s driven me for almost a decade. The discovery of Sophia, the feminine face of God resonated so completely in my soul that she was the driver for making sure my book series got done despite all obstacles including my own self worth. As Caitlyn Matthews writes “Sophia stimulates us inward toward Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.” She is the embodiment of Human and Divine. Her story explains the Divine in Human form and her erasure ensured the veil over our own magic, our own power, our own potential. Erasing the

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It’s not a week into the month and the intensity continues to ramp up! I started the month with a post that was slightly on the negative side because the full moon was weighing so heavily on us, we were swimming in mud! But then I received amazing news! Both Alchemy’s Air and Sky of Water were selected as finalists for the Canadian Book Club Awards! https://thecanadianbookclubawards.ca/ I am so thrilled and I thank all who voted! It’s amazing what a little good news can do to your outlook. I have to take my own advice to look at the

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Hello! October will be a month of swift moving energy so to try and pack it into one post is pointless. This is probably a weekly update… I was stuck on the Merritt Parkway in a dead stop for an hour yesterday (you know the kind where people get out of their cars and walk around? that kind of dead stop) as my son is yelling at me as to why I didn’t use waze. We were in a dead zone so no internet access and he was missing practice, I couldn’t text the coach, blah blah blah…I was surprisingly

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“You can’t affect millions if you can’t help ten.” Seth Godin This is a profound statement in our world of likes and followers. And one I’ve adopted in how I approach my work. Our culture pushes us to seek fame and beat algorithms but what is it really doing to help other people? The old saying ‘change starts with you’ also lends itself to ‘help starts with one.’ Help, heal, inspire, uplift ONE OTHER PERSON. Start there. Our ego wants our good deeds to be splashed all over the internet but that’s an internal issue for all of us. In

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The Equinox comes twice a year as a day of balance. I loved the metaphor for life so much that I named my book series The Equal Night Trilogy. We see the balance in our outer world in the hours of the day but it’s true meaning is the balance within us, the balance of our light and dark self. We resist our shadow, having been cultured to fear it. We have been raised as sinners and what is within should stay hidden. But that’s what those that are losing control desperately want to keep in check-our inner power. What

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On the heels of WAP getting ten’s of millions of views on YouTube being called “feminism and women taking charge of their sexuality” we are faced with ‘Cuties.’ I’m not saying the women who produced WAP have a responsibility to be role models but wouldn’t they want to be? With so much influence on such impressionable fans, girls who want to emulate their heroines, we are seeing the product of that in the portrayal of ‘tweens in ‘Cuties.’ I was clueless about the ‘Cuties’ movie until I read about the controversy on instagram. Like most, I was completely horrified over

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Only ten days into September, consider it a win if you’re still standing! The month started with a full moon in Pisces that had us all crying. I was surprised at the revelations in my own life that came out of nowhere. I hope you are over the hurdle of the rocky start to the month. Although for the mamas juggling back to school, the hurdles continueIt is a loaded month and has the possibility of profound change and personal breakthrough. The rest of 2020 will continue to be rocky asking us all to awaken to a new sense of self.

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Easier said than done most days. Why is it we have the fire in our bellies one minute, in a shame spiral the next? If only the feeling of invincibility would stick around for awhile, I’d get a lot more done. It makes me think of all of my unfinished projects, just short of the goal line. I realize it’s an internal issue. But that’s the good news. If the scared woman is inside so is the bold one. It’s all about directing attention. Here we can access the field of psychology that studies archetypes. These roles are all within

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I don't know about you but I'm still reeling from the Full Moon on the 1st. Astrologers said it was supposed to bring up old wounds and boy did it. Did you feel it? I like to think of myself as spiritually “with it” but I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. You see I had something bottled inside me for a very long time and on Sunday it just came out, refusing to be inside any longer. And when it did, I actually felt my heart chakra “pop.” I couldn’t believe the physical reaction I had. Something

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Trust. There’s a lot packed into that small word. Trust plays a large part in writing and creating story. As writers, we put faith in the process and faith in ourselves. I believe writers are superheroes, bravely going where mortals dare not tread. And part of the fun of fantasy fiction is believing in the unseen and putting that world on paper. I believe in the realm of imagination and everything that comes from that place is “real” in some way, even if only in a storybook. All great fiction has human truth in it. As writers we put ourselves

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You are a Wild WomanAs a culture we have successfully civilized our humanness. And we are miserable. The good news is that within our misery lies restlessness. And that restlessness will save us. I know you feel it. No woman can escape it these days. We live in a society of manipulation, bombarded with cultural toxins that change the makeup of the individual over time. At the heart of that manipulation is a power struggle. It is the fight over YOUR SEXUALITY. Since Eve was blamed for the problems of the world, sex has been labeled the original sin. For

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Mythology is our lifeline to the secret power inside all women. Beforescience, stories were told to explain the human condition. Those storieswere our truths. Running alongside written history, those truths becameour myths. In Sky of Water, my last installment of The Equal Night Trilogy, we see thetruth we have felt all along, that the wisdom of the ancients is buried withineach of us. We just have to take the time to uncover it. In our own world, women’s history has been so manipulated, we’ve beenforced to tether ourselves to the women of mythology, our ancient sisters,to retain a glimpse of

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Five years ago I started working on my fantasy fiction series, the Equal Night Trilogy, combining concepts I learned about mysticism, women’s history and the power of the human spirit. At the time I started researching, I was turning forty and had never studied women’s history except the watered down version we’re taught in public school. Like the majority of kids, I learned about the suffragettes and the fight for voting rights and that was pretty much it.
Whether it’s a judgment on my character or a function of just being a kid, I never thought to ask why were women

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Last Sunday I stood crying in the parking lot of Tim Horton’s over something my son said to me…oh yeah it was Mothers Day. In the moment, I called it an overreaction. But I now realize my eyes could no longer hold in the heartache. It wasn’t an overreaction, just a reaction. He said something he thought was mild, that I was “scaring his friends,” but to me it was the recognition that my son is not my little boy anymore. What he once thought of as my sparkle, is now an embarrassment to him. In that moment my heart

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Is the Book of Sophia real? More than a few readers of my trilogy have asked this. Aside from sending me down the rabbit hole of reality, this question made me think about how religious texts shape our beliefs so profoundly and by the mere fact that they exist gives them extraordinary power. To challenge dogma, even in fiction, can be controversial because it’s steeped in centuries of rigid beliefs. But I was fortunate that when the idea of Sophia and the Divine Feminine crossed my path, I was open and curious enough about it to let it in. In

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