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In 2008, I had postpartum depression. It was so severe that I had
impending thoughts of doom, daily.
"What if I left the stove on and the house burns down?""
"How am I going to afford rent this month when I can’t even get out of bed?"
"What if I fall down the stairs and squished my baby to death?"

And as hard as this for me to admit out loud, there was a moment so dark,
where I considered my life coming to an end.
I was drowning in despair. So much so that I was also mute for two weeks.
And if you know me, you know how hard of a concept that actually is:
I literally could not speak!  My words failed me.

Nothing anyone could say or do could alleviate the pain I felt so I sought professional help.
Much to the Dr’s dismay, I didn’t have the time for prescription drugs as I was
breastfeeding and did not want to quit.
One tool my mentor, who was also a psychotherapist, suggested was a gratitude journal.
I looked at her with an eyes fully wide yet blank stare…
TO BE POLITICAL IS SPIRITUAL You can't see the house burning down & not yell fire. In 2014, these words, by Marianne Williamson incited a spark within me
to help where I was needed politically.
A day later I met Patti Borger, & realized how aligned our personal values
were so I jumped at the chance to volunteer for her campaign
as Democratic candidate for State Rep.
I learned so much in that experience, about myself, our community  and about fear & bullying - just precisely how prevalent it is in adults... of power. One thing I loved about Patti & the people working for her was they never stooped as low as they were getting hit by the opposition. I witnessed it first hand, repeatedly. 
When she lost the election to the incumbent I was devastated. I believed in Patti so much, in her message -  Carbon County needed this vision & change..but it was the shadow of the rally tactics, the low brow swings of the other side...that really stung when ..they won.
I vowed to…

The Gospel Of Mr. Rogers

Tikkun Olam, repairers of creation. I first heard this Jewish imperative watching
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” the documentary on Fred Rogers, his beloved television
show and his life.
|The film brilliantly chronicled the evolution of television, technology
and its effect on children. It also took great care to speak of the social,
economical and political times and how it affected well, us; his neighbors.  
Tikkun Olam was the message Mr. Rogers, the Presbyterian Minister turned
TV star came out of retirement for to help us repair ‘the brokenness’ of September 11th. “When I was a boy,” Rogers recalled, “and I would see scary things in the news,
my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
I could site at least a dozen more profound statements and or moments in
this piece of creative nostalgia but I’d much rather talk about how it, as a gospel
has transmuted into action in my life as ‘a helper.’


On the drive home, I thought deeply about li…

Your Laundry, Your Blessing!

When I was first asked to write a spiritual blog for MOCC, not only was I honored, but a wave of responsibility came over me that seemed very deep.  I’ve been a Universal Minister for seven years and I take the job pretty seriously.
Performing weddings are so lovely.  Baby blessings are heart warming, wonderful experience and with each child,
I see love and hope for our future.
I’ve gathered the masses together in the name of prayerful peace after international and national tragedies, console and meditate with the sick, bless homes, perform spiritual counsel and feel so unbelievably humbled when I am asked to give last rites and perform funerals. This sacred ceremony of course, reminds me just how temporary our time here is and maybe how lucky I am to be of reverent assistance. But delivering a spiritual message to mom’s feels like a bigger deal in this moment.
As a minister who counsels other mothers and as a mother myself, I know how hard it is to keep the faith when …

Social, Spiritual, Political views.

"There is no separation between what you DO, what you SAY & WHO you are. What you believe and WHAT you stake in the wellness of your SOUL on are true reflections of your spiritual values. If you're the one oppressed or suffering, it's easy to feel the link between the spiritual and the political.  Injustice is a reflection of disrespect, and often fear or hate. When we look upon the suffering of others, especially those who are different than us, it's tempting to think the same rules don't apply.  This is never true. No one deserves to have their human rights stripped, to be unsafe, to be systematically kept down, or to be bombed.  It's time to I've a f$ck. As we approach the transit of Uranus in Taurus, it's time to challenge yourself as an individual to value human liberty over what is convenient or easy.  If your spirituality doesn't include social justice, how do you justify that?  Being spiritual is NOT taking pictures of your tarot reading, …

Eostre, Venus Rising & Ignition.

Celebrating Eostre, Osatara today by lighting a candle or two at dinner a feast
and enjoying some Kundalini Yoga to balance Spring's New Year. 
Setting intentions for creativity as we days roll forward, powerfully with fertile mind and heart.

My hope for you, my friend is that you take some time to say a prayer to your ancestors,
the elements and Source thanking them for seeing you through winter and set in motion some loving thought forms for the next few months.  Our thoughts create everything.
A powerful Kundalini Yoga Challenge recommended for Spring.

Venus Rising, my beloved MOVE-ment is cultivating Kundalini Retreats (this summer!), public meditation at The Dimmick Memorial Library in Jim Thorpe, workshops,
a Sober Curious/Sober friendly Move-ment called Social Gravity that kicks off in April. 
I will be co-hosting this series with Stacey Hein creator of Tribe Yoga to benefit
Guardian Angel Recovery House.
Esoteric Adventure, the online intuitive learning journey starts…