Time for true confessions:  I used to be a woman who “settled”.  Looking back, it’s hard to believe I was that woman once upon a time.   What exactly do […]


I’ve been glued to the TV all day today watching the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor.  Watching her take on the Senate Judicial committee, I can’t help but wonder if we’re not witnessing the return of the Sacred Feminine right there on TV.  I always wondered what form She would take, how and where She […]


Healing, Dreams and Gratitude

July 10, 2009

I’ve been robustly healthy my entire life so when I was diagnosed with breast cancer three months ago, it really threw me for a loop.  Having cancer did not fit into the picture of how I saw myself or my life.  But there it was.  Seemingly from out of “left field”.  Literally, it was the […]

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The Omega Point And The Next Frontier

July 2, 2009

Years ago, I read a fascinating book by Peter Russell, Waking Up In Time:  Finding Peace in Times of Accelerating Change. This book has become my Bible. Based on the title, you’d think it was written recently.  It was first published in 1992, yet enormously prophetic for the exact time we’re experiencing today.  Here’s the […]

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Thinking About Michael

June 28, 2009

One of my favorite blogs I read almost daily is Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish.  Here is his column on Michael Jackson.  He pretty much sums up my thoughts: “There are two things to say about him. He was a musical genius; and he was an abused child. By abuse, I do not mean sexual […]

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Michael Jackson, Puer Aeternus: The Eternal Boy

June 26, 2009

I know, you’re probably Michael Jackson’d out by now.  So am I.  But his death was the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning.  I woke up wanting to explore his life and death from a slightly different angle.  What does his life and death say about us and our culture? […]

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Charlie’s Angel Gets Her Wings

June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett died today.  I’m extremely sad at the news, which kind of surprises me.  I don’t normally pay much attention to the lives of celebrities.  But the story of Farrah Fawcett captivated me and I wasn’t exactly sure why until I wrote this piece. It may seem like a stretch to be posting about […]

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Can Women Change The Course Of History In Iran?

June 23, 2009

Writing my doctoral dissertation on “The Future of Feminism: Where Do We Go From Here?” in 1995, I never imagined the answer to that question would lead me (via You Tube, Facebook and Twitter) to the streets of Tehran. Iranian women have hit the streets in protest, no longer willing to stifle their demands for […]

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Who’s Your Best Friend?

June 16, 2009

 This article about spiritual retreats being the new spas got me to thinking about my trip tomorrow to Bainbridge Island, WA.  I’m going on my annual pilgrimage to visit my best friend and fellow HuffPo blogger, Cara Barker.    Best friend retreats – I highly recommend them!  Here’s what Cara and I do for five days: […]

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Catching Up With Woodstock

June 15, 2009

Having given birth to my oldest daughter in September of 1969, I’m among the members of my generation who didn’t go to Woodstock that summer.   However, yesterday, it felt like I caught up with that whole scene at the 30th anniversary of the Harmony Festival in Santa Rose, CA.  There was harmony happening at […]

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