Wise Woman Essence

Where Love Is…

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I think there is a milestone of accomplishment when all our children are all of a sudden married, in their own homes, with careers and/or babies and puppies.  I reflect the past year—a whirlwind of sorts…everyone moving into a new home or back to an old one—that’s four homes!  Two weddings and a refresh of a marriage of many years—that’s three major marriage events! I call this year an all inclusive, aside from the normal holidays and birthdays and anniversaries. Change and transition, major energy had shown up for all of us.  Exciting…read more


And Quietness comes…

Posted by in baby boomer woman, bicycle, change, journal, journalling, labrador retriever, labyrinth, loss, meditation, mid life woman, risk taking, self care, True Self, winter solstice, wise women

     These are the days—good days with good moments to honor. However, I’ve found that if I am not deliberate, conscious and focused, I can lose the day quickly. I can also lose myself quickly and end up wandering in my mind or in a continuous circle of going nowhere with a to do list that I am not fond of.      So recently, I decided I really want to make the most of these spring and summer days, cherish the moments with my formula, H30, health—happiness—harmony, in…read more


a ‘wonder’ moment

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Wow…the day after our family Easter event —so much fun and love and laughter and sharing and eating good food and playing with grand babies and grand puppies…and this time an Easter egg hunt, the first for the youngest almost two…She was trying to figure out what all the excitement was about, why the eggs, why they were hiding, and why should she want to find them.  Then she ‘got it’!  So precious…that ‘wonder’ moment! Have you ever held an event where there was so much high energy and excitement…read more


Reflections II

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I am just now reflecting on my holidays…most of the month of December I had the flu that wanted to hang out with me for quite a while.  I did not get my tree up until right before Christmas…highly unusual.  But it was what it was.  For Christmas Day, I felt fine.  Many family and friends for Christmas lunch…grandbabies and grand puppies everywhere.  By 5 pm that evening, everyone was gone, or down for a holiday nap.  I had gone ahead and cleaned up the holiday dishes and left overs….read more


Reflections I

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I was looking through my iphone photos recently and came across this lovely photo.  Here is the story behind the photo.  We as Wise Women have our stories that are important for reflection: As a Wise WomanSoul, I am quite often alert to coincidences and synchronicities in my life now.  They remind me of the magical grand picture of life & living; and that there is much more to our moments & our days than meets the physical eye. I had been out running errands.  Autumn had set in here…read more


Take risks, Wise Woman…

Posted by in baby boomer woman, breath, gratitude, journal, meditation, mid life woman, mothers passed, retreat, retreat, winter solstice

Winter is coming on…The winter solstice is nearing.  I remember my mama not wanting winter to arrive.  I shared with her how Mother Earth sleeps during this time, allowing for her beauty rest to bring the magnificence of spring in March.  She smiled and commented, “I never though about it like that.”  I so miss my mama right now.  This photo is our last party together—my beautiful youngest daughter and I shared a Christmas tea party with lovely Ruthie—my dad always said “she was the prettiest woman he ever laid…read more


An August retreat moment of surprise & spontaneity…

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Pondering how lovely this August is here in my little valley in Kentucky…feels like a September morn (Neal Diamond can sing this to me any time, my birthday month!)…I have just completed a conference call and follow my intuition to stretch and visit the outdoors….walking barefoot on the grass still damp and glistening with dew…feeling the hush of the breeze all around me.  It’s a slow walk with small steps, a breath here and there with the sunlight pouring down through all the shade dappled in my yard with my…read more


Journaling and the Way of the Wise Woman

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I have been loving the power of journaling.  And I have discovered that journaling has creative connective powers to the deepest part of who we are as wise women…Sometimes, I just write and write and write…other times I just ask questions, writing those down to ponder, to allow the answers to create themselves.  Sometimes, I cut and paste and draw and paint and mark and highlight, allowing my wise woman muse to take over.  Journaling is a retreat moment in itself…it calms, centers, creates a space where my intuition and…read more


Walking the Wise Woman Way

Posted by in labyrinth, retreat, self care, spirituality, wise women

Sometimes, when I need a moment… when my life seems a whirlwind… when my thoughts are running together… when the smallest detour derails my focus…when a grand chaotic moment pulls the rug from beneath me, I find that,  if I just remember, if I stay conscious—I can walk the labyrinth, where the vibrational energy is so high and so calming… then answers flow…I begin to breathe and rediscover my sense of balance emotionally, mentally, physically and, of course, spiritually.  I come home to my wise womansoul…that feels so good.  I…read more


the romance of life…

Posted by in baby boomer woman, breath, change, gratitude, grief, journal, loss, mid life woman, retreat, self care, spirituality, wise women

Remembering the sweet moments of all the valentine parties as a little girl and the oh so romantic moments with boyfriends as an adolescent and a young woman….now I see with bigger eyes, a grander space of love for the romance of life…all of it, the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the cycles, the seasons…with all my loves, my husband, my children, my grandchildren, my family of origin with my mama and my dad, and all my friends round the globe… so breathtaking to feel this amazing power…read more