Northern California Sky

Hugging Bubbles and Floating with Clouds

Through the Eyes of a Child

My favorite art exhibit absolutely ever is Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds housed at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. To experience Silver Clouds is to become a child again lying in the backyard lost in a summer sky, your imagination bobbing about gently in big puffy clouds. You frolic with dogs and kite-wielding dragons or pilot a cirrocumulus pirate ship through the great sky sea. Silver Clouds doesn’t hang… Read More »

Frankentoes, My beautiful ugly feet - illustration

My Beautiful Ugly Foot

Finding beauty in the difference

A few years ago, a sloppy surgeon butchered my right foot. I went to Dr. Garrett for routine bunion surgery and left his office traumatized. He lopped off a full third of my second toe and made bending my big toe ever again impossible. I used to be a distance runner and suffered significant foot pain from my bunions whenever I ran more than ten or twelve miles, which I… Read More »

Rising from the Sea - evolution - Conscious Life Space

Remembering the 9th of February

Love & Remembrance

No, you didn’t miss this February holiday, this 9th of February, it’s my day, a day of remembering. I used to try to forget. February, for many people, is the short month, the last month to get through the winter blues. March seems more hopeful as the days feel longer and we are teased with warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere. But in February, we’re distracted with Valentine’s Day mid-month… Read More »

Lemon Pie - Conscious Life Space - photo credit: Whitney Wright

I remember you and your plump pies…

Thank you Maggie Rodwheil

When I was in third grade, my parents hired a “maid,” who was in her late 50’s, by the name of Maggie Rodwheil. It was an erroneous title, as the job required her to be a substitute mother and a cook, who generously helped to clean up after eight people. She happened to be an excellent chef, and she worked 10-hour days, to cover for the time when our mother… Read More »

Yoda - you must feel the force around you.

Open the gates! Allow the Force to Flow

updated: 10 May 2019 Flow a state we can enjoy and feel that all is right with the universe, a state where we transcend time and are fully present. Recently I got knocked out of the broader view of flow and re-read the article below and then decided to discuss flow states in this minisode of the Conscious Life Space Conversations podcast. Have a listen and/or have a read. Falling… Read More »

Finding a path and holding on

even when you think - it’s not alright.

Growing up Catholic, I went the whole nine yards but never asked why. I was Christened, wore my pretty white dress for Holy Communion and finished it off with Confirmation and even went to Catholic school. God was barely mentioned at home, we rarely went to Church, these Catholic rituals were more of an excuse for a party. My daughter used to say that we were “once a year Christians.”… Read More »

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Love Your Enemies

even when your enemy is your own self-loathing

Recently I wrote about accepting and seeing what really ‘is’ in my article Confusion and Finding a Clear Path. Not so surprisingly, this very same topic comes up in the discussion in the video below. Thus my lords and ladies, methinks it appropriate to share this wonderful talk from NYC’s 92nd Street Y which features 2 authors of the book Love Your Enemies with the discussion led by one of… Read More »

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Connected Souls, Universal Grief, The mourning caw of the crow.

When someone close to us leaves to begin the next step on their spiritual journey, we are left behind to begin the grieving process. Our typical process would first be our own personal way of saying goodbye, whether that be a funeral, or I, as many others will refer to it as a “celebration of their life.” Yet, coming to terms with the death of a loved one is not… Read More »