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Flow of Life

The natural world changes from day to day and from year to year. Some of these changes are expected, and some are unexpected. The hills usually turn green by the beginning of winter, but this year they didn’t until now. Until the recent rain, I […]

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Taking Responsibility For Our Own Health And Wellness

We live in a society that, by and large, tends to look primarily to the medical profession for their health and wellness, or the lack thereof. While doctors certainly have their place, true wellness comes from within. Our lifestyle choices and the actions we take […]

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Holiday Stress

Stress is common at this time of year, and there are many approaches to dealing with it. Last Sunday the Press Democrat ran a feature article, Easing the Holiday Stress. The article included tips from two Songbird practitioners: Terry Trapp on nutrition & herbs and […]

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! Like many people, I like to use this time of year to reflect on what I am grateful for. There are many ways that this can be approached. One way is celebration, like the holiday party we are having at Songbird on December […]

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Awakening

A few weeks ago I took a short vacation to Mount Shasta with my boyfriend Allen. While there, I did a reading with one of my teachers, Susan Isabelle. I was amazed that the reading contained some of the same cards as the one I […]

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Interview on Women’s Spaces TV Show

I was recently interviewed about Songbird Community Healing Center and the Toltec Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz for Women’s Spaces with Elaine Holtz. The show is broadcast on Santa Rosa public access television. The show is now airing and available to watch on-line. Check […]

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Trust in Abundance

When a challenge arises in your life, do you focus on your fears or do you trust that the abundant Universe will help you succeed? A few weeks ago, Terry Trapp, our nutritionist and iridologist, took a new job. This Saturday is the last day […]

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Destruction and Restoration

Chad Hanson, forest ecologist and environmental activist, says about the Yosemite fire, “This is not destruction, this is ecological restoration.”* How can you apply this to your life? What do you want to restore in your life, and what do you need to destroy to […]

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Mainfesting and the Inner Compass

We are all powerful manifestors. We are always manifesting something, but it isn’t always what we desire. When my desires don’t come about, it is usually because I am not following the inner compass that guides me. When I do follow it, there are none […]

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Healthcare is Not One Size Fits All

I frequently run across people struggling with health issues and how to treat them. I too was in that place 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid. I wanted to treat it alternatively, but didn’t know where to turn. The Hands […]

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Action versus Reaction, Allergies & Relationships

Most people I know find it fairly easy to take action when they have a reaction to something such as an allergy attack. Yet, those same people often find it more difficult to take action from a lack of something in their life such as […]

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Bipolar Choices

My brother is 51 years old and got married for the first time last weekend. His wedding gave me the opportunity to reflect on our bipolar life choices: his decision for a traditional marriage late in life and my decision for a divorce that allowed […]

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Discover Your Destiny

Melody Myrick and I just returned from a four day Shambhala healing workshop in Mount Shasta with Susan Isabelle. I hope you’ll join us at the end of April, when Susan comes to Songbird for a weekend workshop, “I Love Crystals” followed by a day […]

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Perspective and Perfection

What percentage of your life do you consider “negative” and what percentage “positive”? How often do you focus on the negative instead of the positive? A few weeks ago, I was weeding the labyrinth in my backyard. At one point, I heard my inner critic […]

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Being vs Doing Goals

A couple weeks ago I was trying to decide whether to attend our annual Living the Life You Want in 201_ with the Tarot as Your Guide class. The teacher, Christeen Fischer, had sent out an email about it being a goal-setting class, but I […]

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Intentions vs Resolutions

Do you make and break New Year’s resolutions every year? I gave up on resolutions because my resolutions felt like they were coming from a place of “I should be doing something differently.” Once I start telling myself I should do something, my inner judge […]

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Politics, Choices, and Gratitude

The recent election gave us a wonderful opportunity to look at what things we choose to react to. In a world of non-duality, there are no right or wrong or good or bad choices. How well are you able to practice this when it comes […]

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Live Life Fearlessly

“Get out and live your life fearlessly” is one of the messages that Anita Moorjani gained during her near death experience described in the incredible book Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. When you release the limitations […]

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Fifty Shades of Spiritual Growth

How often do you judge your choices and beliefs? How much do you judge others? I recently stayed up late reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I didn’t want to put it down. Although I thought it was poorly written, I felt the characters were well […]

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Clear the Fog and Be Prosperous

The last month has been a month of ups, downs and everything in between. I am doing my best to simply observe and not attach to the stories that my mind tells me. Helping me out recently are two supportive pieces of wisdom from other […]

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Turn Your Life into A Stress-Free Love Story

How often do you choose to relax and pamper yourself? Summer is the perfect time to focus on this, and Songbird provides you many opportunities this month. Beyond what you do at Songbird, you can also learn to do this in every moment of your […]

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Spirit Wind and Monkey Mind

The topic of intention, flow, and choice has been coming up for me recently, as well as for others I know. How do we know when we are being led by Spirit, and how do we know when our choices are coming from our mind […]

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Silver Lining Gifts

Am I from Arcturus? I don’t know, but my willingness to entertain that possibility is part of the silver lining in a cloudy one-year relationship that has now ended. Another is the way my ex tried to discredit me a few days ago to my […]

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Left-Brain Puzzles and Right-Brain Mysteries

We recently held a marketing class for Songbird practitioners with business coach Roberta Ryan. One of the things she discussed was the difference between a puzzle and a mystery. A puzzle has a fixed set of pieces and a clear solution when you assemble the […]

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