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Gratitude for Songbird Support, Jasmine Gold

The holidays are a time of gratitude for me which is why Songbird holds a Winter Gratitude Celebration. This month I continue the history of Songbird through expressing gratitude for some of the wonderful people who helped shape it in the days before we moved […]

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Listening & Feeling Heard, Jasmine Gold

As I watch the Kavanaugh drama play out, I have been pondering how different it could be if both sides felt they were being heard. Even when you strongly disagree with someone, you can still listen to what the other person without making them feel […]

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Success, Failure & Alignment, Jasmine Gold

What drives your actions? Are you afraid of success? Afraid of failure? Do you live your life in a New Age flow? Do you take action based on alignment with Spirit? Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference. When I am acting based on […]

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Freedom and Spirit Signs, Jasmine Gold

With Independence Day coming up, I have been thinking about freedom. We have many freedoms that we can celebrate. What is a freedom that you are grateful for? I am grateful for the freedom I have to choose the life that I desire. This life […]

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Reflections, Jasmine Gold

Over the last month I have been reflecting on the many unexpected ways my life has flowed over the years. The timing may be connected to Songbird moving upstairs right after my birthday as well as the upcoming summer solstice, astrology, and the many natural […]

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Combining Songbird & Stones Throw, Jasmine Gold

When I bought the Songbird building five years ago, I thought I was done with remodeling and moving. Then Spirit called me to open the store 3 ½ years ago and to move it 1 ½ years ago, right before a fire in the building. […]

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Love, Fear & Guns, Jasmine Gold

Since the Parkland mass shooting, my Facebook feed has been filled with posts trying to convince the reader that the author’s viewpoint is clearly the right one. Almost all of these posts are one sided. They do not take the time to compassionately explore and […]

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Perspectives and Assumptions, Jasmine Gold

There are many ways to view life. A child sees life differently than an adult. A millennial and a senior see things differently. Men and women look at life differently. There are optimists and pessimists, liberals and conservatives, introverts and extroverts… These broad differences tend […]

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Changing Views, Jasmine Gold

How has your view of the holidays changed during your lifetime? Do you have different views of Christmas and giving? Different views of New Year’s? Just like nature, my views are always evolving. The fires have brought another shift for me, just like the field […]

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Moving Forward from the Fires, Jasmine Gold

On the night the big fires started, there was another fire that started in a field next door to me. It could have spread like the others did, but fortunately was put out quickly. I sometimes wonder why my home was spared when others lost […]

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A New World

A year ago, my 21 year old child Quinn told me that they were transgender. This year, they transferred to UC Santa Cruz and are living in transgender dorm. Using the pronoun “they” like this is foreign to me, but seems totally normal to their […]

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Louise Hay and the File Cabinet

I was trying to decide what to write about this month on the saw day Louise Hay passed away. It was all over my Facebook feed. Like many people I know, Louise Hay had an early impact on my spiritual and personal growth path. I […]

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Sweeping Away Energy Blocks

Why is it that some people take all the “right” outward steps and are not successful, while others seem to do everything “wrong” and achieve success? This can be due to having or not having energetic blocks. I’ve found that to be true for myself. When […]

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Staying Healthy through Community

Studies show that people who are part of a supportive community are healthier and live longer. At the same time, studies also show that more and more people are feeling lonely. They often feel unsupported by the medical system and do not receive the care […]

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Alignment and Manifestation

I am excited that Francis Rico is returning to Songbird in June to talk about aligning with the creative energies at the core of the universe. While I frequently create in this fashion, I am also surprised at how much resistance I have to doing […]

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Crazy or Wise?

We are showing the movie Crazywise at Songbird on May 2. The film explores mental health in the context of whether someone is “Crazy or Wise.” I have asked myself this same question whenever I get an intuitive hit of something to do. I asked […]

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The Stepping Stones of Life

Are you living your passion or are you feeling stuck? As you move through life, you will have moments of both. You can view the process like a stepping stone path that leads you in the right direction. We are all different, and like our […]

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Spring Clean Your Attachments

I am on a 6 month retreat. . .  in Downtown Cotati! That might sound strange, but it’s ideal for me. I need to stay close to Songbird, and my 5 minute walk is the perfect distance for me. I also need private time to […]

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Gifts from a Homeless Man

February is Relationship Wellness month. It can be easy just to focus on romantic relationships or relationships with those who are close to us, but you can also focus on all kinds of relationships – business, friendships, and especially your relationship with yourself. At the […]

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

You’ve likely heard the story that the pessimist sees the glass as half empty and the optimist sees the glass as half full. Both sides consider their opinions to be right, and the other view to be wrong. Both are judgments. I have a different […]

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Positive Impact Gifts

When I think of the holiday season, one of the things that comes to mind is gifts. Many of the gifts you give at this time of year are “have to” or “expected” gifts. These are gifts for people you might not know very well […]

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Gratitude Gifts

The holiday season has always been a time that I focus on gratitude. I am grateful for everything in my life and especially Songbird. Recently I have been thinking about the many people who have come to Songbird and later left or changed roles. Each […]

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Awareness

There are many types of awareness that aid in our wellbeing. The Toltec path taught me awareness of the voices in my head. Feldenkrais (Awareness through Movement) taught me body awareness. Learning to stay in the moment taught me to become more aware of my […]