I had a big birthday recently. Yep. Half a century. Of course countless women have preceded me in this. And countless will follow. But still it felt really big. Not because I was resisting getting older, or mourning my youth, or anything like that. It just felt like something was shifting and I wanted to […]

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What is “The Goddess Approach”? What does that really mean? What’s different about these events? 1) The Goddess Approach provides an alternative: a more feminine path. Western civilization is so thoroughly steeped in the linear, logical, individualistic, and competitive aspects of the masculine spectrum that at certain levels we aren’t even aware that there are […]

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I know, I know, I shouldn’t listen to the “should’s” in my head. I should just let them go. And I should be able to do that easily because I’ve done so many self development courses and followed the experts that teach this. So I should be much better at it than I am. Really, […]

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In the “Goddess Approach Retreat”, I call these journaling exercises “The Acknowledgements.” They are ways to acknowledge what has happened, to bring your attention to and therefore create more positive change, and to honor your life. They are tied to the energy of the seasons, although we can go through all of the seasons in […]

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The other night, in the middle of the night, I couldn’t sleep. My mind was racing about all the things I hadn’t gotten done. Eventually, finally, I had the thought: “I can’t do anything about any of this. Let it go.” In that moment that I surrendered, it felt like a presence encircled me. The […]

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I’ve just settled on my word of the year and I’m so excited! It’s such a funny process. I never know what it’s going to be until it hits me. A couple of years ago I chose it was “Inspiration”. (I would like to think I chose it, but really I think it chose me!). […]

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If you take Hwy 64 heading northwest out of Taos, New Mexico you’ll cross a high, semi-arid plain with rolling hills nestled just west of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Suddenly the land gives way to a “techtonic chasm” – a slash cutting right down into the earth – along which runs the Rio Grande […]

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In SoulCollage®, cards are “read”. That is, after collaging a card, you speak from it as if it was speaking. Made from images that we intuitively choose, the words often seem to come from a deep wise place within. Here’s what this one said: “I am the one who stands in your path, seemingly blocking […]

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In the Flow: A Manifesto

19 March 2014
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Night & Day: Musings from 35,000 ft

19 February 2014

I LOVE flying. Really truly love it. I love all the stuff about travel and adventure and places unknown (or returning to places known) and all that. But what I truly really love about flying is looking out the airplane window – day or night, clear or cloudy (ok, clear is much better). I just […]

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Tummy Love

7 January 2014

Over the holidays I was looking through some women’s magazines and all those unavoidable photos of overly skinny women. Before I knew it, the subliminal messages about how I “should” look entered my mind. Now I obviously don’t have aspirations of looking like a model, but as I looked at those perfectly photo-shopped anorexic bodies, […]

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Are You a Winner?

6 December 2013

I think it was in High School when I last thought about ‘winners’ so much. Then ‘winners’ were the people that wore the right clothes, played the right sports, said the right things, listened (and knew) the right music, etc. I’m not sure I ever fit into that category. I’m so glad all this has […]

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It’s a Launch…

17 November 2013

…AND WE’RE HAVING A PARTY!!! Well, sorta. an ONLINE party at least! Lasting ALL WEEK! So find some champagne and cake and start moving your feet to the music! Because we have lots of reasons to celebrate: 1)  A new business name: Cheryl & Co. 2) A new Facebook page: “CherylKandCo“ (and a renewed motivation to […]

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Now offering SoulCollage® Workshops!

6 November 2013

It’s been a little quiet here on the blog as other things have been percolating, and now I’m thrilled to announce my new venture offering SoulCollage® workshops! SoulCollage® is an intuitive, creative and transformational process involving the creation of a deck of cards that represent aspects of your Self, from which you can access your […]

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A Blessing

30 May 2013

I’ve never been great at giving thanks or saying prayers or anything like that. Actually, I seriously rebelled against saying grace at the table as I couldn’t relate to the words and equated it with what, at the time, I saw as the old fashioned, rigid, religious dogma of my Grandmother (sorry G’ma!). But I’m […]

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“A Broken Heart is an Open Heart”

19 May 2013

I’m so inspired by the daring souls who allowed themselves to be vulnerable, faced difficult emotions, opened up their hearts, and created more love in the world at the forgiveness workshop this weekend. Thank you to each and every one of you for showing up and making it such a special event! And an extra […]

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“Whatever is in the way, is the way.”

13 May 2013

In writing about his own personal journey through pain, Raphael Cushnir states: “The emotional realm is the nexus between self and Spirit. Whatever is in the way, is the way.” Wow. How many things have been in my way lately! Sometimes its frustration, disappointment or even anger at things not going my way. Sometimes overwhelm […]

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Azim Khamisa on CBS

29 April 2013
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“Unforgiveness is like cancer. It will eat you from the inside out.”

28 April 2013

The very inspiring Minnesotan, Mary Johnson, as quoted on CBS:

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Could I Forgive the 9/11 Terrorists?

25 April 2013

It was September 13, 2001 and about an hour into my drive from the Twin Cities to Colorado. I had started by turning on the radio. The country was still in shock, and with many questions, very few answers, and an inability to talk about anything else, it was mostly angry conjecture coming through the […]

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“How can justice be a part of healing?”

24 April 2013

I love imagining a world where we all live in peace, collaboration, and cooperation. I was reminded of this again while listening to the Beyond the Bombings teleconference offered by the Shift Network. During the session, James O’Dea said “…how can justice be a part of healing, rather than revenge? So much of our preoccupation with […]

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What Forgiveness Isn’t

24 April 2013

[I recently revised my definition of forgiveness so am reposting it here. What do you think?] I’ll never forget sitting in a pub located in a deconsecrated church in Dublin, Ireland, having a conversation about forgiveness with a friend. He just could not understand how I could forgive certain situations and people. Later I realized […]

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Sandy Dooley’s “Spring”

21 March 2013

I can’t help sharing this lovely painting. I love the lightness and airiness. Given the amount of April snow we have had this year, it also makes me hopeful that spring will eventually arrive! Find Sandy at: http://sandydooley.blogspot.co.uk/ And on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/sandy.dooley.art    

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Are you holding on to Resentment?

4 February 2013

Is there someone that owes you an apology? Is there someone that still deserves punishment or justice? What situation are you still angry about? Do you need to forgive yourself? Are you feeling guilty for something you have done? Now, I’m not saying these aren’t valid emotions. They are. It’s important to acknowledge them. But […]

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Interview with Azim Khamisa

2 February 2013

I started following Azim Khamisa after an interview I heard through the Shift Network. I remember thinking – wow, this guy really gets it. It was part of a set of interviews called Summer of Peace 2012 that could be listened to live (or within a short time) and then became part of a package […]

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What Abundance Isn’t

30 January 2013

I hadn’t realized that it was actually Steven Covey in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” who, in 1989, coined the concept of abundance mindset vs poverty mindset (he called it abundance mentality). Then again, I think I only ever got through Habit 2 of that book. But with the popularity of the concept […]

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Messages from the Universe

25 January 2013

Have you heard of Mike Dooley? I’d put him quite near the top of my ‘inspiring people’ list. Founder of TUT (Totally Unique Thoughts), he sends an inspiring email message every single day. Now, for most people (except maybe the Dalai Llama and Eckhart Tolle), if they told me they were going to send me […]

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Who do you need to forgive?

15 January 2013

An ex-spouse? A deceased loved one? A parent? A sibling? Your boss? An illness? The government? Liberals? Conservatives? The 9/11 terrorists? God? Yourself?    

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Where is ‘Away’?

7 January 2013

[From the Archives…here’s one I originally posted in April 2009 (while living in London) in a now defunct blog.] It’s not just about carbon footprints and global warming. A friend recently reminded me that “there is no ‘away’”.  What gets “thrown away” into our bins goes somewhere, and sticks around for a long, long time.  And maybe, […]

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The most important question to ask

31 July 2011

When decluttering, it is easy to get stuck on questionable items. When this happens, just pay attention to your energy and what it’s doing, and ask yourself: Does this enhance my life, bringing me lightness and joy and energy? Or, does it weigh me down, keeping me from moving forward, and drain my attention and energy just because I know it’s there? The answer […]

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