If you would like to start out your new year by reading a new post I wrote for the Feminism and Religion blog on Wonder Woman and taking women’s power back from the mainstream media, please click here.
At this holiday time of year we are surrounded by “lights in the darkness” – twinkling holiday reminders of the coming light now that we have reached and passed the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year. For millennia, humans all over the world have made bonfires and light festivals at this time to… Continue reading A Light in the Darkness: Celebrating the Dark When All the World Yearns for the Light
To read a new post of mine about asking essential and uncomfortable questions as a spiritual practice on the wonderful site Feminism and Religion, please click here.
The beginning of November is a “liminal time.” It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin and it can be easy to feel we are in some mystical realm when we get up early and see the mist rising off the fields or the crimson light of an early sunset when… Continue reading Living Between Our Lives: Thriving in Liminal Times
When women seek that within themselves that is eternal, when they re-center themselves in their own souls, so often we go to a garden or forest or other natural place. It is there where many of us find our greatest truths. Yet, I find that so often I tend to ignore the wisdom I find… Continue reading Living in the Garden of Time
As some of you may remember, last summer I posted the prologue of a new novel I’m writing and promised to post each chapter as a draft as it is finished. The idea is that you can comment on each chapter if you like — tell me what’s unclear or that you think needs to… Continue reading Persephone’s Bower: Chapter One
Illustration by: Nancy Richardot Tenney Aka Nanri A few days ago, my friend and extraordinarily talented artist Nanri Tenney gave me a drawing she had made of a teapot that was rich with many layers of meaning. Since I also find the symbolism of teapots to be so extraordinarily abundant that I named this blog… Continue reading The Woman with Bountiful Bowls: A Collaboration of Art and Writing
I am so grateful to The Goddess Pages for publishing a new short story of mine, Our Souls Between Earth and Sea, about selkies and women and the true home of us all in the water. If you would like to read it, please click here.
I’ve begun to write a second novel titled “Persephone’s Bower.” Since it is written for all of you, I would like to share it with you as it’s written as well as have any of you who wish help me with it (and thank you for the idea, Clarissa!)! I will be posting drafts of… Continue reading Persephone’s Bower: Prologue
Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D., is a unique American voice who will inspire and strengthen your spirit while delighting your soul. She is a composer, singer, actress, and author who has recorded numerous CDs and is a Grammy Award winner as well as the winner of over 40 music awards, including 13 Native American Music awards. She… Continue reading Joanne Shenandoah: A Voice for Lifegivers and an Artist You Should Know About