Meandering Thoughts

Our authenticity is messy. Jun 04, 2021

"Our authenticity is messy. That's just the way it is. No need to be perfect. Enjoy your true self" ~ Joy Caffrey

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Bike Accident, Broken Pinky, Hand Surgery May 27, 2021

Crashing my bike a few weeks ago did more than shake up my body and break my pinky. It has offered me an opportunity for growth and compassion. And too, altered my schedule...

Right after the bike accident, I went to the ER where I learned that I'd broken the pinky of my right hand. Yes, my...

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Why a Kickstarter? May 21, 2021

 

I have watched my clients take sighs of relief, and have light bulb transformative moments from using the prototypes of my Joyful Healing Clarity Cards Collection. This 4-deck card collection prompts meaningful conversations with my clients. The goal of this project is to offer that...

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Introducing the Joyful Healing Clarity Cards May 14, 2021

I created the Joyful Healing 4-Deck Collection as an easy-to-use effective tool that promotes clarity, fosters, communication, and increases empowerment.

This beautiful, compact card kit is comprised of four individual decks: 
  • Body Awareness
  • Feelings
  • Needs and Desires
  • ...
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Happy Mother's Day. May 09, 2021

In celebration of all those who have nurtured and supported the beautiful blooming of another.  In celebration of all who have learned to nurture themselves.

 

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Start each month with Rabbit May 01, 2021

"Rabbit" is the word to say on the 1st of each month. I began playing this game with a college roommate -- whoever says "Rabbit" 1st wins! The "Rabbit' game became one of the rhythms of my life, making me mindful of the passage of time and the transition from one month to the next. Appreciating...

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Travel Delays: Stuck at the Airport and How to Cope Apr 29, 2021

A long day to nowhere!  Sunday morning after visiting family for a week, I arrived at a small airport in Florida, ready to return home. But, that didn't happen. At least, not that day.

Three times we lined up and passed through the gate, found our seats, loaded our overhead bins, and buckled...

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Choosing an Energy Healer Apr 09, 2021

(Originally posted 31 January 2008.)

Here is a list of questions to ask yourself when choosing an energy healer.

1. Is this person sincere, authentic, and working from the heart?

2. Do they have command of their ego?

3. Are they self-serving or serving the Divine?

4. Do they treat me with genuine...

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Rabbit arrives the 1st of each month Apr 01, 2021
"Rabbit" is the word to say on the 1st of each month. I began playing this game with a college roommate -- whoever says "Rabbit" 1st wins!
 
This playful game is both a fun way to connect and an easy way to orientate to the calendar. I shared this game with my husband and children, and...
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Bird's Eye View Mar 26, 2021

(Originally posted 12 Sep 2011 as "New Writing".)

In the fall of 2011, I was in a writing group. This piece is from a 10-minute writing exercise.

Writers Group Prompt: Describe your day from the viewpoint of a bird.

I like that you notice me when I sing the sun awake. I hear your footsteps as you...

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No place for hooks to land Mar 19, 2021

When I come into this place of self-acceptance, then people's hooks of criticism, their projections, they can't land in me anymore. Because what I have come to realize is that hooks and triggers come from our unconscious place where we are not yet fully in love with ourselves. So as we can open...

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Haiku Series: I am disciple Mar 12, 2021

(Originally posted 21 October 2008.)

Recently I had a dream that has been deeply nurturing. The wisdom within the dream has prompted me to write. Let me know if any of the haikus land on you in a way that has meaning for you.

 I am disciple.

The teacher lies within me.

One forms the other.

...

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Toning as a healing modality Mar 05, 2021

(Originally posted 23 July 2013.)

I am often asked about the Tonal sounds I use in my healing work. I have collected my thoughts to offer this articulation of the subject.

Toning is a healing process which uses vocal sound to restore and balance the human energy body. It opens doorways into the...

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Reflecting on 2009 Ice Storm Feb 26, 2021

(Originally posted 15 February 2009.)

Lasting impressions: the green glow and my body’s disconcerted response from the transformer boxes popping…feeling simultaneously magical and catastrophic qualities…to quote my husband, “The cold makes me want to ‘migrate or...

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