Posted in Healing, Me, Writing

I am important

Everyday I look in a mirror and say

“I am important.”

This is a hard exercise for me but it has brought to light some startling thought patterns.

When I was a child I was ready to die. In my daydreams I would bravely sacrifice myself to save my sister or my dog or just about anyone.

This has followed me into adulthood. I sacrifice myself for my kids, my friends, even for people I barely know. I’ve given away my knowledge, my time, and my energy anytime someone has asked me for help.

I’d love to say I’m going to stop this sacrificing cold turkey but it’s a process. Being an over-helper is a habit I have to break. I need boundaries. And I need to continue to tell myself in every reflective surface I see… I. Am. IMPORTANT

Posted in Family, Inspiration, Magical, Mom Life

Reintegrating and life ain’t easy

It’s been over a week since I returned from the Sovereign Rising retreat and I’m still out of it.

My beautiful babies wrote me this love note in the driveway and I ugly cried so hard. I missed them so much!

That’s the biggest thing I learned while I was away. I am so incredibly grateful for my family that the love tends to leak out of the corners of my eyes. 😍😒

I miss all of the wonderful women I met so intensely. I miss that amazing sense of community and acceptance. I miss the quiet of the Maine woods. I miss the freedom of not owing anybody a damn thing. I actually crave tent sleeping. Seriously. Who the fuck am I now? I have been all about non-country living for decades and now all I want is to be outside. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I have lost my mom voice. I can’t even dredge up that deep scary voice that terrifies young children and adults alike. I’m tired of being scary. I’m still creepy as fuck but I don’t want to be loud with anything other than laughter. πŸ˜‚ #cackleoutloud

I have changed so very much from four days surrounded by nature and inspiring women. I am so much closer to ME. I look at my life and things are shifting…slowly.

This girl came back with me and I’m so glad I found her again. 😍

Posted in Tarot, Tarot Challenges

Hanged Man

Welcome to the very first International Tarot Day Blog Hop! I trust you enjoyed Regina’s article here:

And Justice for Tarot

Below are my musings on The Hanged Man…

The Hanged Man has always shown me that it is time to look at things from a different perspective. Shifting focus or looking at things from a unique angle often helps me discover answers that have previously eluded me.

When reading cards I like to scan the entire image and then see if there are any details that jump out at me.

I’ll show you what I mean using a  photograph and some editing software…

It evokes the feeling of being caught between where this person is headed and where they are coming from.

If you shift the focus to the right you get this:

It evokes the feeling of a person eagerly looking forward to the journey ahead.

If you shift the focus to the left like this:

It evokes the feeling of things left behind at the start of a new journey.

If you zoom in like this:

It forces you to see just how close this person is to the edge and evokes a sense of danger or impending doom.

A simple filter like this:

Time is washed away from the photo. Is this photo from yesterday or thirty years ago?

What is being presented to you from a filtered or narrow focus? How can you see the big picture? What do the altered images above say to you? Have you tried looking at things from a unique perspective like upside down or sideways?

I hope you all have been enjoying this blog hop! Please see Nikki’s blog at:

for the next amazing post in the hop. Thank you for reading!




Posted in Card of the Day, Oracle, Tarot

Three GemsΒ 

Two new awesome decks this week. This is the box my Wild Unknown came in. 

And I HAD to have a Rebel Deck too. 😍

I did a quick reading using this layout:

On my new Wild Unknown spirit cloth:

Extra doodled index card courtesy of toddler. πŸ˜‚

I also snapped a pic of her trying to steal my cards. πŸ˜‚

Posted in Oracle, Tarot

Buy ALL the Tarot!

I’m part of a fantastic Facebook group called the Tarot Nerds (find them HERE) and I only have one complaint… too many pretty decks! 

My wish list has TRIPLED! 😱

The Wild Unknown has been on my list for awhile but they had a fantastic sale this weekend so now this beauty is on its way to me:

I’ve also been staring at the Rebel Deck forever and it was also on sale this weekend! This fantastically vulgar deck is on its way to me too! 

I have ZERO self control when confronted with a sale on these beauties. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚