My Hope For You This Week

Sanctuary

What first comes to mind when you think of the word "sanctuary?" It could be a place, or a person or an activity. I used to think of my home as my sanctuary--a place where I could retreat after long and stressful days of work and where I could just kick off my shoes and…

Casco Viejo

Photos by k.a. johnson The simple, historic beauty of this place lights my heart! I love to travel. Interestingly, I did not travel much in my younger days. Perhaps I would not have appreciated the different cultures, environs, and people as I do now. Now, the experience of a world outside of my own excites…

Be Gentle, Dear Soul

The holiday season is officially upon us. For some, it is a time of joy, family and connection. For others, the holidays can amplify feelings of stress, loneliness or expectation. However you view the holiday season, it is important to be gentle with yourself so that you won’t just survive this season, you will thrive.…

Be the One

"Be the one who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose to release it. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose to inspire. Become the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you--to heal instead of becoming…

Autumn

Happy Autumnal Equinox! In celebration of this change in seasons, I would like to share with you a card from my favorite Oracle deck, Angels and Ancestors by Kyle Gray. I love using this cards to gather insight on a particular question, or to just to receive a message for the day. From Angels and…

You Deserve It

During a recent meditation, I was reminded by that still, small voice of my heart that we all deserve everything that we seek because everything we seek--truly and authentically seek at the soul level--was borne in us when our souls were birthed into existence. Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire…