Seek joy, y’all – Arwen Lynch Poe

Picture it. 2016 Northwest Tarot Symposium. I’m sitting at a table with some other tarot nerds and make an off-color joke (how unlike me) HAAA!, I hear! So loud and clear it was like a bell ringing. I laughed to hear such a laugh! It was Arwen. She’s my people, now. Arwen gives readings with joy and light and love and sass and those EYEBROWS. But always the joy is there. She’s a delight, and I’m delighted that she filled out my little questionnaire. Find Arwen here and here (for Tarotscopes!) LFT Questionnaire 1.  What you appreciate the most in …

Look for the answer inside your question – Kristen – Over the Moon Oracles

I followed otmoraclecards on Instagram because I was looking for new teachers. Not that there’s anything wrong with my old teachers, but I felt like knocking the dust off. I was so pleased to have found Kristen at Over the Moon Oracle cards. Historically, I’m not a fan of oracle decks, but her are just beautiful and they drew me in. She also makes her own decks, which I love. My friend, Beth Maiden, featured Kristen over at her blog, here, too.  I think the thing that caught my eye about Kristen’s work is that it’s ever-changing. There are decks …

Now that this is over, we can ship them all back to Mexico. – My Mexican-American husband’s co-worker today

So, that one guy won the election, and the KKK and apparently this asshole that works with my husband are celebrating. I spent today a little differently. I cried a lot. I called or texted or emailed my transgendered and queer friends and family to tell them I loved them and that I was here. I told my kids we had to rise up like Dumbledore’s Army and keep being kind. Being brave. Speaking up. But not today. Today – November 9th – was a day of being sad and feeling small. Tomorrow will be a little better and I’ll …

I was blessed with the gift of insight into what the meaning of life is. It is being of service to others. The “other” is us. – Dr. James Doty

I remember hearing a long time ago that “The Buddha said to be kind to others. That includes us, too.” I often tell this to clients who are neglecting their self-care or denigrating their self-worth. Oftentimes, these same people are caretakers to others and don’t quite realize how much harder it is to care for someone else while our blood pressure is up. It’s hard to be a good anything when your constant state of being is fight or flight, your tongue is permanently stuck to the roof of your mouth (that’s not normal, btw. It’s a stress response), and …