The Thirteenth Fairy

You most likely know me as the evil fairy from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, or more recently as Maleficent in Disney’s life-action revisioning of the Sleeping Beauty tale.  While the latter was closer to the truth in its telling, neither got it right.  No wonder, as the origin of both tales is the story of Briar … Read moreThe Thirteenth Fairy

Before Psychotherapy

Today’s blog explores the ancient mentoring practices that preceded modern-day psychotherapy, still exist today and in many ways are more effective than traditional therapy. Life before Freud I know it is hard to believe, but psychology was not born with Sigmund Freud.  Neither did it only come to exist thanks in part to Greek philosophers.  … Read moreBefore Psychotherapy

Show Me the Way to Go Home

Through the metaphorical Adam, the human conditional was born, providing for us the (false) perception of separation and the sensation of having fallen from Grace. In birthing the human condition, we now know fear and suffering in contrast to the love and peace we knew “at home.”  Jesus (among other prophets) discovered the remedy to the … Read moreShow Me the Way to Go Home

Who is Your Teacher?

We are interrupting this discussion on midlife, menopause and the dark night of the relationship to explore another critical topic that is also relevant to the midlife journey (and beyond).  Relevant to midlife is the search for our Soul – the uniquely gifted part of ourselves through which we find meaning, purpose and fulfillment and … Read moreWho is Your Teacher?

Beyond Connecticut – a Poet’s Invitation

Today’s blog is contributed by my dear friend – poet, author and healer – Jay Ramsay.  Thank you Jay for your heartfelt invitation for us to see beyond the violence to the changes we are ALL invited to make.  May we open our eyes, see and act so that this violence can finally stop.  You … Read moreBeyond Connecticut – a Poet’s Invitation

Kicking Your Butt and Holding Your Hand

Back to the Mission Statement of Authentic Freedom Ministries:  Through compassionate listening and attentive presence, I partner with those longing to find meaning, purpose and connectedness in their lives. In the spiritual journey, the work is yours to do…..but you don’t have to do it alone. We are a Slothful and Lazy People! One of … Read moreKicking Your Butt and Holding Your Hand

No More Apologies

Today’s blog boldly goes where no woman has gone before……naming and claiming who I am and what I do without apologies!!!!! Apologies, Back peddling, Explaining, Rationalizing A very important mirror was held up for me yesterday.  It is the mirror that showed me the ways in which I diminish, devalue, brush off as insignificant or … Read moreNo More Apologies

Who is “The Man?”

In today’s blog, I share with you a strange phenomenon that I am hearing about from clients and have admittedly experienced myself….this phenomenon has been described by all as “the man.”  Who is “the man” and is this experience limited to women?  Please share with me your experiences of “the man” if you have had … Read moreWho is “The Man?”

Jesus, my teacher

n our secular, post-modern world, do we dare to call Jesus of Nazareth our teacher and guru and not end up looking like a “Jesus Freak” (not that there is anything wrong with that)?  I will attempt this dangerous feat and hope not to get burned.  Jesus of Nazareth I cannot claim to know the … Read moreJesus, my teacher

Jesus, my teacher

In our secular, post-modern world, do we dare to call Jesus of Nazareth our teacher and guru and not end up looking like a “Jesus Freak” (not that there is anything wrong with that)?  I will attempt this dangerous feat and hope not to get burned.  🙂 Jesus of Nazareth I cannot claim to know … Read moreJesus, my teacher

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