Category: Musings

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 »

Why A Gift Certificate is a Great Gift

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Happy Holidays, Friends! This is the time of year I get a lot of inquiries about gift certificates, so I thought I’d take a moment to remind you why they make such lovely holiday gifts. If you are looking for a gift that’s thoughtful and meaningful, a session with me lets your recipient know that… Read more »

The Bioluminescence of Hope

Visiting Puerto Rico Six Months Later Rainbow weather outside of San Juan I went to Puerto Rico for the first time last month. I was visiting a friend working with the recovery effort down there, which meant that while he was at work I would have the luxury of time. To write, rest, go to the beach,… Read more »