Category Archives: Writers
It’s only right to start a new year with a new book, and one that inspires the heart and soul of writers and creatives like us! So, my beautiful goddess friends, starting Tuesday evening, January 12, we’ll be talking about Big Magic in our weekly goddess calls.
I was gifted with a copy over the holidays and am so enjoying it…
Alongside Big Magic, I read and finished Julia Cameron’s Walking In THIS World, also. Between the two of them, there is rich, wonderful material to feed an artist’s or writer’s or musician’s–or any other creative’s–spirit and work. It takes courage to say yes to a gift, a calling and do what we do…which is the first section we’ll talking about in Big Magic.
These community calls connect us to each other; the books fuel our spirits and minds. There is something so good about sharing this weekly time together, in real-time conversations. The book is a backdrop, a starting place; the rest falls into place. It is magical sometimes…
Calls start at 8:10 pm. (Central). Hope you can make it!
Looking forward to Tuesday night’s call. Big Magic is in the air.
PS Tuesday night goddess calls are included in your Everyday Goddess Community membership.
You’ve heard me speak of Goddess Leoni and her Amazing Life and Biz planners, courses, and beautiful spirit before. Her art may be fun and whimsical and colorful–one of those reasons I love her stuff!–And she’s also an inspiring generous spirit, with a loving heart and wonderfully savvy business brain.
I love her stuff and love that I have access to all of it anytime I need it….and she’s created and added even more in the years since I first joined her goddess circle community.
There are good, beautiful, creative goddesses in her community. I feel like a satellite in her solar system, a kindred spirit, a soul sister. If any of you are at all interested in also tapping in to her programs, inspiration, how-to’s, resources, connecting to other creative spirits, et cetera, this month would be a good time to get in… She’s offering a September Sale–membership in monthly installments, instead of annual memberships–which is still an option. (She has never offered a monthly option before…so this is a very sweet special.)
Leoni has inspired and helped literally thousands of women,and in a way that I admire and feel good about sharing. It’s worth a look for yourself. Not everyone likes to mix fun and art and spirit and business together…and play and personality too. I’m one that does, and who loves to connect and work with creative types who do also. And she offers a lot…That’s all for now, except to note in full disclosure that Leoni’s Shining Life & Biz Academy link I’m using here is my personal affiliate link to her site. Affiliate links are one of Leoni’s ways of generously giving back and supporting her Life & Biz Academy members, who love her stuff and share with others like themselves. Both Leoni and I are truly about helping women of spirit and art and creativity grow their greatness and make a living and a life doing what they love, being who they are.
Blessings to all of us as we grow and create and shine more of who we really are. – Anne
Life … this one. Make it Fun and Make it Count…! It’s good for our health, our heart and soul; and certainly for our energy, enthusiasm, and happiness!
Sure, somebody’s going to poo-poo that idea. Many have a habit of complaining. For some reason, they are also not celebrating or encouraging someone–a colleague, family member, friend, neighbor–who is smiling, full of energy and dreams, happy; Living life like they’re playing at creating it…and believing that anything is possible.
Comments like, ‘Get real.’ or ‘Who do you think you are?’ or other blockers come out of poo-pooing mouths. And then there’s our marketing and media people who surround us with fears and scary things … They think it sells more; I think it’s leading more of us to tune out (use our mute buttons and off switches) and tap in elsewhere that resonates better energy.
Our response? Your response? Mine?
Choose which life you want to live.…align your intentions, expectations, and beliefs with that life and those dreams! And your actions. Find supporting others who feed your spirit…and you, theirs:
Partner with a life coach. And join me and other greatness-growing goddesses for Goddess Never Age, a personal renaissance series for women aligned with intentions of Making this life fun and Making a difference, and living well. Goddesses Never Age starts September 22. It’s a total wellness — spirit, mind, body, purpose — adventure into our self, our bodies, and into our be-ing-ness as women.
As a BONUS, I’m including a ‘Making Life Count’ workshop ($75 value) with it FREE… Register / details here or call me. (Best Value: Community member goddesses get all of this included with their membership. $11 / $33 / $99, or $108)
We find what we’re looking for. We get what we expect...and often beyond our wildest dreams. Ask and it is given. (great teachers across time and cultures, and lots of life experiences and stories…)
Choose which life you want to live! Let’s choose joyously …. together… – Anne 🙂
This mind teaser has been around for a long time… like many of us: Connect all nine dots — using only 3 lines; or using only 4 lines.
It’s EASY–or impossible–depending on whether you’re confined to ‘staying within a box’ or allowing possibilities ‘outside that box.’
It’s a Life metaphor, too. Spiritual growth, creativity, personal awareness, path finding, soul work, lead us places we never expected–many of them outside boxes we grew up in…
Keep on reading something that makes you feel good every day… follow your heart, trust where Life is leading you… Our souls are becoming stronger…pulling us forward.
Pleasure is powerful medicine indeed. We know this to be true because our bodies are actually wired to repair and renew themselves optimally when we are happy. To be ageless is to know the incredible power of pleasure to better our lives and the lives of people around us. As the saying goes, “When Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” And when women choose pleasure, pleasure becomes abundant for everyone. – Christiane Northrup, M.D., Goddesses Never Age
Here’s to playing and pleasure, to exploring beyond boxes, to trusting Life; living art and soul knowing we are trusted and guided and amazing beings of light. – Anne
Soul coach / Spiritual director / Personal greatness Partner muse
Didn’t plan it that way. Holy Saturday wasn’t on my radar; somehow thought Easter was the following weekend. I should have known, though. The very reason Easter jumps around so much is because it’s always the Sunday following the first full moon of Spring–and this year, that happens Saturday, April 4.
When Christianity ‘re-purposed’ nature-based spiritual practices of cultures they ‘took over,’ Easter (Eastre) held its place on Nature’s calendar.
The origins of Easter are rooted in European traditions. The name Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to honor her. (www.gotquestions.org)
Spring is certainly cause for celebration after grey barrenness of winter. Green sprouts coming out of what looked ‘dead’ … a powerful reminder of our growing ability…and natural process of it’s happening…even when things appear otherwise…
My roots are both Catholic and Nature; I grew up on a farm and went to church every Sunday. And then I followed my heart into church work…religious studies, youth ministry, and teaching in parish work.
And then it didn’t work for me anymore….Nature celebrated and spoke of women in a way church didn’t… and in the end, it hurt more to stay than it did to leave. What I heard in church supported cruelty to women. I heard it; they were oblivious–or it was intentional–and either way, my spirit had to find a place where it was celebrated and inspired to grow its greatness. I was growing–Nature’s way…like new sprouts of Spring after a dormant Winter.
Holy Week is heavy. And churches teach that it’s all our fault! … and go back to the garden, and Eve! Is it any wonder women have guilt issues?
The same stories are repeated–graphically–each year. A symbol of cruelty and torture Is held up as representing a way of life to be emulated. Is it any wonder that violence continues in our societies? And most at the hands of religious activists.
Is your spirit growing? In need of a place where it is celebrated and inspired to grow its greatness? Maybe Saturday is exactly what you’re looking for. You will have a safe and sacred space, to re-story and write and speak of our growing, in a circle of spirit-freeing women. More / Register
And where did I end up? Intentionally independent and continuing to grow… Life is a sacred dance my soul said Yes to living ….directly connected, knowing, open, being present and available, of service to women of spirit wounded by or losing their religion and needing her-stories / community / places that celebrate their feminine spirit...
And my chosen symbols of spirit and faith: hearts and butterflies… (and white seagulls show up a lot too; and doves are in there too… okay, Nature and all her Majesty and beauty. … Wonder and Awe – Spirit …)
Holy Saturday writing and re-storying? Are you wanting to do some of your own? Join me. (ample free parking, easy-to-find, beautiful energy, freedom to find and tell your own re-story)