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Cracked wide open. Again.

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Dear Love ~ Heart explosion. Love overflowing. Gratitude abounds. These past two weeks have been incredibly magical and so full of love that I don’t care how cheesy and sentimental and fluffy it all sounds. When things are feeling really good, we need to stop and appreciate it. Why? Acknowledgement. Absorption. Assimilation. Celebration. We are made [...]

One hot July, there were 48 dancers…

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…who came together to create a big, awesome surprise dance performance for hundreds of unsuspecting guests for a fundraiser at one of the most beautiful locations in Santa Barbara…Lotusland. They worked so very hard for one month to prepare for this surprise performance. They came from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Some were [...]

Love is your source.

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Dear child of LOVE ~ I am pleased to remind you today that your job of employment is not your source. Your clients are not your source. Your boss is not your source. Money is not your source. Your parents are not your source. Your children are not your source. Your husband/wife/partner/significant other is not your source. Your drivers [...]

Our ultimate desire.

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What do we really, truly crave? What drives us to do what we do? What inspires us to create, express, celebrate and share? Is it love? Happiness? Security? Support? Fulfillment? Worthiness? Acceptance? Joy? I believe our ultimate desire is connection. Body, heart and soul connection. Connection to others. Connection to self. Connection to the divine (God, Goddess, Universe, Love Intelligence, Higher Power, insert your favorite word [...]

Be easy. Be graceful. How to let go of the struggle.

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“Life is hard.” “Life sucks.” “Life is a struggle.” “No one ever said this would be easy.” Have you ever heard someone utter these phrases? Have you ever said them? We all have. At times it feels that these statements are absolutely true. We can get to a place where there seems to be no [...]

When the darkness covers me

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“Depression runs in my family, but I’m so glad that it skipped me.” That’s what I used to say. Until about 7 months ago. A few circumstances (triggers) set me on an emotional path that I hadn’t been down before. It started with frustration, then major disappointment and guilt, onto despair, sadness, grief, anger and [...]

40 wisdom bits & truth testimonies for life

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In my 40 short years on this planet, I’ve realized some pretty awesome truths. Now these are declarations of truths that speak to me and my experience. Your truths may be completely different than mine based on your experience. By sharing these truths and wisdom bits with you, I invite you to find and identify [...]

Why I’m not doing the SB Summer Solstice Parade this year…

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Beloved community and friends ~ The Summer Solstice Parade and Festival in Santa Barbara has been a huge part of my life since moving to SB in 1999. I have so much gratitude, love, and respect for the folks who put on the best party of the year. I’ve drummed my heart out behind the [...]

You ARE the special sauce.

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Have you ever found yourself wondering… “What is the secret to….?” “What is the best way to…?” “How do I finally let this go?” “When I get in shape / make enough money / get over my fears, I will….” “This better be my saving grace…” “I just need to find the right….” Stop. Just, [...]