Wise Woman Essence

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


My retreat buddy

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

Sometimes a retreat may show up out of nowhere….It’s Sunday morning early. I’m sitting in my kitchen with my coffee in a cup that synchronistically reads, “Some people come into our lives and quickly go…some stay for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” I’m feeling the loss of two dear acquaintances two days in a row this past week….both surprises, way too soon, too early for either of them…I look down and feel my  sweet lab comforting me, licking one of my feet,…read more


Broken Open

Posted by in baby boomer woman, breath, change, gratitude, journalling, mid life woman, retreat, self care, spirituality

Sometimes there are years where the growing pains may be almost unbearable. This past year has been one for me. A few months ago I “accidentally” dropped my lovely rose quartz heart. It broke into the three pieces you see here. At first I was so devastated for I felt it represented my broken heart. I retreated to my sacred space that comforts me when I need a moment out of time…          I sat…I listened…I heard… A whisper came, “Precious child, your heart has been broken…read more


early to rise…

Posted by in breath, gratitude, journal, journalling, retreat, retreat, self care, wise women

This morning I awakened early to the quiet beauty of a wintry morning…the sun shining through my window edged in frost.   I arose feeling as if something wonderful was about to invite me into this new day.   I quietly tiptoed downstairs to my office/retreat space and picked up my journal.  I just wrote what was in my heart….all in a place of gratitude, appreciating the early retreat moment gifted me.  I then realized that this retreat moment was graced in sweet spirit, my wise woman essence.  So I…read more


a bicycle retreat moment

Posted by in baby boomer woman, bicycle, breath, gratitude, mid life woman, retreat, self care, wise women

After my dad passed, my mama asked if she could get a bicycle.  We purchased an adult tricycle with a basket…she toured the neighborhood at 85 years young taking gifts to her neighbors.  She said to me, “Oh, I just love the wind blowing in my white hair.  And when I come around that corner, you know, I  just coast right into my driveway!” My husband and I now both have bikes.  The treks went with us to the beach just last week.  I experienced the wind in my hair…read more



Posted by in breath, gratitude, retreat, retreat, self care, wise women

I surprise myself nowadays that I have come so far in my years and have experienced so many life changes…I guess I have made it to those wise woman years….I was there before I realized I was one.  I think I didn’t really want the role yet; but after my mom-in-law passed, and then the passing of my own mama so soon after almost to the day, I realized I was supposed to step up to the plate…big shoes to fill…was I ready…I had no choice…I have daughters and grandbabies. …read more



Posted by in breath, gratitude, retreat, self care, wise women

Sometimes what we want, a great retreat out somewhere, just isn’t in the cards. Sometimes we have no choice but to retreat right where we are.  Sometimes just closing our eyes, breathing gently with our hands on our heart, will take us to a quiet place to remember ….how loved we really are, no matter what. Know this, dear wise woman.  A retreat moment, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem, sets you right with the world, brings your power back, and starts your music flowing once more….read more


Making the most of a retreat moment

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Recently I went to  a speaker training conference in Tennessee.  As it turned out, I made the lovely decision to stay longer than my 2 day conference.  I was in the mountains in a serene cabin condo that quieted my mind and soul and heart for a few days.  It was splendorous—if that is a word.  My journal and I were great companions.  I listened to stories beautifully shared by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves; I watched powerful Abraham-Hicks dvds; and practiced meridian energy…read more