Chöp the Warrior

This summer, I just could not resist sharing joy of spirit. I have mentioned in the past that the Hopi have some things in common with the Templars. But I acknowledge that this is an ‘aside.’… for the pure joy of it. Our newest addition to the family is Chöp, the Antelope Katsina (Kachina) recently…

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One-of-a Kind Morning

There is a reason why official family portraits are becoming more of a rarity, and it ranks up there with hosting formal dinner parties for forty! But when it happens, we know that heaven and earth have been moved to make it so…especially in this day and age where activities supersede tradition. While candid photography…

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My Favorite Sedona Eateries

One of the amazing things about Sedona is the vibrant food scene, for tourist and residents alike! While I do a fair amount of cooking, I also frequent several yummy places. Congestion is becoming the norm in the shopping district, as folks explore the vistas for themselves. So I when I visit Sedona, I oftentimes…

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When Family Legends Intersect History

When I recently dropped several copies of Häling and the Scottish Templars by the Sedona Library, I was thrilled to see a bronze statue of Sedona Schnebly. The story goes that she and her husband established the first Post Office in the area. T.C. Schnebly named the area Sedona after his wife…. a true pioneer…

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Dancing the Light Ecliptic

Eclipses are intriguing; whether lunar, solar, or just plain overshadowing, we’ve got some intense vibes showering down on us this summer. Shake-ups and disruptions sometimes make for rocky changes. And yet,  the dynamics in the sky reminds us that nothing stays the same. The essence of the universe is in constant change; simultaneously living and…

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Everyday Mystic

Being a mystic is a fairly solitary road and it’s sometimes difficult to find grounded support. Rob Bell is one of my favorite podcasters because he is authentic and gifted in reaching that solitary part of me that must navigate the rapids of goodness with discernment. This week, I have been feeling more restless than usual;…

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Choose Love

Choosing Love is not always easy. Choosing kindness is not a quick fix. But if every thought, word and deed reverberates into environment and beyond, then… I want to bath in love and kindness. I prefer to swim in the vibrant colors of joy and bask in a bright future. Drama is SO passé. It…

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Mystic Retreats

My Silent Retreats take many forms. In the midst of busy life, I make a practice of seeking  places of quiet for restoration. The Mystic in me needs a lot of nurturing. There are many ways to take quick breaks and reset my mind and mood. When I can’t travel for hours I have a…

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Forest Wayside

When I drive west along Hwy 26 outside of Portland, I make sure to stop at a particular rest stop ( wayside.)  Car parked and locked, I walk across a bridge and take a short hike into another world of moss covered rainforest and nurse logs. As I still my mind, the trees come into…

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Kindness Rocks!

Abigail Adams once said, “To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.”   So let’s talks KINDNESS… Kindness as a lifestyle… as a method of relaxation… Sedona Kindness and even conflict resolution! Kindness can start with a simple smile, a greeting, or even a hug. Even…

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