A (spiritual) Quickie with Self-love

Self-love has an image problem. Unfortunately, it’s normally viewed as conceit or self-admiration, like in the Bruno Mars playful, sassy hit song Uptown Funk. You know the lyrics… “Got kiss myself, I'm so pretty I'm too hot (hot damn) Called a police and a fireman I'm too hot (hot damn)...

What’s Meditation?! Why Meditate?! Peace. Peace. Peace.

Feeling scattered, hurt, overwhelmed, or confused?! Reach for meditation! Meditation. A life enhancing, healing, and supportive tool that is all the rage. Often people say they can’t meditate. Believing their buzzing mind is a sign of intelligence. The mind will say intelligence makes us superior. If we are superior, we...

How To Befriend Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day - Hate it? Love it? Friend? or Foe? Haters gonna hate! I hate Valentine’s Day. Abhorring a culture pushing an empty expression of love. It reminds of the lyrics from Gigi, the 1958 Oscar winning musical where the main character, a feisty teenager, expresses her distain for love...

Presence! Not Presents? What Is Christmas All About Anyway?

Personally, I’m not a fan of Christmas with its obligations, shopping, and forced festive vibe. It appears that modern day humans miss Christmas’ deeper experience. Or maybe they are unaware there could be a deeper experience. Maybe they believe that Christmas IS about buying things on sale, at midnight, on...

‘lo Saturnalia! Christmas Gets Its Start In Ancient Rome – Blogmas, day 5

We are taught that Christianity and the birth of Christ is a deep and meaningful story. It may be uncomfortably shocking and disheartening to adjust to the randomness of the chosen birthday of Jesus Christ and the copy catting of Saturnalia’s festivities. Mining for the sacredness of Christmas, I turned...

Christmas Isn’t What You Think!!! Blogmas, Day 3

Personally, I’m not a fan of Christmas with its obligations, shopping, and forced festive vibe. It appears that modern day humans miss Christmas’ deeper experience. Or maybe they are unaware there could be a deeper experience. Maybe they believe that Christmas IS about buying things on sale, at midnight, on...

To Life! The Benefits of Tradition!

“Tra-DI-tions! Traditions! Traditions!” Sings Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof’s delightful main character. Tevye playfully narrates how traditions balance a community. Even though he has no idea of the origins of his community’s traditions. He lauds the clarity they produce. Each member understanding their role, duties, and responsibilities. Therefore peace, balance,...

Distraction: Friend? Foe? Mentor?

Focus is needed to eliminate distractions! Really?! What if distraction is a tool used by a deeper part of ourselves to take us by the hand and walk us to our truth. Pushing distractions away, doubling down on concentration and judging ourselves for being distracted are viewed as admiral actions...

How To Handle Stress

Stress! Something we talk, stress, and…write about. This time the writing is created by 3 Columnist from Talk Conscious Magazine, Didi Oviatt, Jina S. Bizzar, and E. Denise Billups, giving their spin on holiday, children, and belts….yes, belt situations that stress us out.  Didi Oviatt, gives an honest, positive, an...