Category Archives: ReCreating Myself

Maggie Smith: The Lady in the Van by Choice

Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actresses, but I watched her last weekend in one of the slowest movies ever shot: The Lady in the Van. The good thing about watching a slow movie is that it gives me time … Continue reading

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Roller coaster Year

I’ve got the front row seat on my life’s roller coaster. Losing my job last year was like riding a roller coaster, even though some of it was more like hiding under pond scum. Now I’m ready to bask in … Continue reading

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Lessons from Offline

Offline. I didn’t realize how much of my life I live online, as much as I joke about logging into Reality once a day or so, until yesterday when (horror of horrors!!!)  my internet went down…not my router, but ATT’s … Continue reading

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Neural Networks Built by Affirmations

I never really understood the point of repeating affirmations or mantras until yesterday. Chanting puts me to sleep. In a class I am taking, Barbara Waterhouse of Center for Spiritual Living Asheville explained that our negative thoughts build strong neural … Continue reading

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How Old is an Old Woman?

I’ve been listening to Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ audio book the Dangerous Old Woman, where she speaks of the two milion year old woman, the ancient female self. Recently fossils of two women, a boy, and an infant, dated roughly at … Continue reading

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Initiation of Housework

Baba Yaga is an interesting witch. While she is definitely dangerous–her fence is made of human bone and skulls, her kitchen cabinets pegged with fingers and toes–she is also fair and plays by her rules. Without the magic doll and the … Continue reading

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Red-headed-step Child in a Strange Land

In her discussion of the tale of Vasalisa the Wise, Dr. Ested talks about the evil step-mother and sisters and how they represent the impact of culture and socialization on the wild soul. I think each of us at some … Continue reading

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