The Perfect Worlds of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman worked hard to envision a better world for you to live in.  Gilman lived and wrote most actively in the years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, penning economic treatises and fiction that explored her ideas that a more peaceful, just, happy world depended on the equality, especially economically, of women. … Continue reading The Perfect Worlds of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Listening to Our Lives, Making Our Myths

I sometimes wonder what it must have been like to live in a time when the stories of goddesses and heroines were new, when the women portrayed in them did the daily tasks, had the relationships, and faced the same issues as real life women.  “Myths,” “fairy tales” and the like are, of course, meant… Continue reading Listening to Our Lives, Making Our Myths

The Contemplative Art of Making Sweet Tea

As a northerner, I had never really heard of “sweet tea,” an essential drink made especially in the American south, till recently. I asked my friend Foxy for her recipe, which you will find below.  Foxy is not only a champion sweet tea maker, but she is also an excellent and dedicated graphic artist.  When… Continue reading The Contemplative Art of Making Sweet Tea

Helen Nearing: Liver of The Good Life

Helen Nearing’s influence on my life has been profound and I am honored to write this post to celebrate her and her husband, Scott.  I grew up in the 1960s and 70s in a liberal university town where their works were widely read, so I have always just assumed that everyone knew of them and had… Continue reading Helen Nearing: Liver of The Good Life

Celebrate Your Woman’s Soul with Juno

In ancient Roman times, a woman’s soul was called her “juno,” after the goddess of the same name.  A man’s soul was his “genius.”  These weren’t simply two words for the same thing, but rather a “genius” had a masculine aspect and “juno” a feminine one.  Well, we all know what happened.  The word “juno”… Continue reading Celebrate Your Woman’s Soul with Juno

Do You Taboo?: Dressing Up Your Spiritual Power

I love to think that women throughout time have left the women of our time clues about how to feel that our spirits are powerful, passed down to us little treasures learned over millennia just waiting to be excavated. Sometimes we look to the stories and artifacts about how powerful women have lived and still… Continue reading Do You Taboo?: Dressing Up Your Spiritual Power

The Temple of the Subway Goddess: A Beltane Gift for You

My novel, The Temple of the Subway Goddess, was to be published next year.  The novel is about the quest to find our way to the essence that connects us to our deepest selves and others in our families, communities, and throughout time and space.  This journey is explored through the coming together of a modern urban woman and… Continue reading The Temple of the Subway Goddess: A Beltane Gift for You

Healing the Cosmic Woman’s Wound

Among the Grail legends is the story of the Fisher King.  The Fisher King lives in the Grail Castle and has been wounded in the “thigh” and, as a result, his kingdom is a wasteland, barren and full of sorrow.  Only when someone comes and asks “Who does the Grail serve?” will the King be… Continue reading Healing the Cosmic Woman’s Wound