The Solidarity Of Values In A Changing World

Surprise compounds the stressful potential of change. Instead of having time to anticipate the change and adjust to it before it happens, we are startled and have to process a lot about that change all at once, as it is happening. Just like an overloaded hard drive on...

Finding Sacred Reflection By The Light Of The Moon

The moon is a great mentor for living life to its fullest and connecting with your intuitive self. As part of your SoulCollage® practice, the moon can offer her wisdom in many phases. Here are four ways to enhance your "moon-tuition" in your SoulCollage® practice....

Gift Images Add Surprise And Delight To SoulCollage®

Has anyone ever just given you an image – and then an invitation to use it in a SoulCollage® card if you want to? That happened to me recently at the SoulCollage® Four Directions Conference in the mountains of Colorado, September 30 – October 2, 2016. We met at...

How To Know When To Say “Yes” And When To Say “No”

Do you ever have trouble making a decision? I asked my husband if this has happened to him. “Doesn’t it happen to everybody?” he replied. Trending: The Power of Yes Is it harder to say yes or no? We reject many of life's meaningful opportunities by saying "no," afraid...

Using SoulCollage® To Cherish And Honor Special Times

“Summertime . . . and the livin’ is easy. . . .”  I love that song from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess! Summertime can be magical. It can be a relief from the busy schedule. Vacation! Adventure! The chance to get away to someplace special! Capture The Freshness Of...

Cultivating The Feminine At Midlife With SoulCollage®

Midlife can be a confusing time. In my own life, I’ve discovered it is a sacred journey to reclaim the feminine values of rest, intuition, and inner knowing. It Gets Better In the Western world, we live in a culture that highly values productivity, assertiveness,...

Using SoulCollage® to “Help Myself Remember”

It’s true – my greatest joy in doing SoulCollage® is delving under the surface and exploring what’s unconscious in me. BUT, sometimes I use it to help the conscious side of me, too. Especially stuff I just can’t remember! A list of words: Forget it! Put images...

We Are All Artists

I find many people in my workshops who are drawn to SoulCollage® because they can't draw and therefore don't consider themselves “artists.”  It was the same for me at the beginning.  I had been artistic and creative all my life, but I never would have used the word...

The Best Advice My Father Ever Gave Me

Fathers come in all shapes and sizes, all temperaments, spanning the continuum of ally or challenger, biologically and/or karmically related. I’m grateful that my father is still in my life. This Father’s Day, I thought I might share three thumbnails of life-changing...

How To Survive (And Yes, Even Thrive) In Marital Discord

About once a year, I manage to do something that wakes up my husband’s wounded Inner Child. We have an explosion of anger, then a day or two of marital silence and separation, until the scales rebalance. THIS TIME, I took my SoulCollage® cards along for the journey....

How to Create a Successful Mother’s Day

Have you ever felt disappointment in your relationship with your teen (or grown) child? Have you ever wondered if your own mother might have felt disappointment in her relationship with you? If you harbor filaments of guilt (earned or false), that attach themselves to...

How to Shift Out of Overdrive into Peace Now

If you’ve been doing SoulCollage® for a while, like me, I wonder if you’ve noticed certain “themes” returning in your cards from time to time. Go ahead. Look back over your cards and see if you can pick out a particular concern or two that makes repeat appearances. I...

Warmed By The Spirit Of “The Facebook Cathedral”

I had somewhat of a religious experience on Facebook last month. If you're not on Facebook, please don’t leave. Trust me and read on. I had posted a link to an interesting place in Japan which lets solo diners eat with stuffed animals. My "Religious" Experience On...

Using SoulCollage® To Grow In A New Direction

Family constellation work and SoulCollage® complement one another. If you missed my first two articles, read them at "Track Your Family Constellation Process With SoulCollage®" and "Using SoulCollage® To Forgive My Mother More Deeply." I shared my excitement about...

I See You: Through the Eyes of SoulCollage®

I recently saw the movie Avatar. One of the many things that captured my spirit and imagination was the way the creatures of Pandora greeted one another. Upon crossing paths with another being, they would pause, touch their heart, and say “I see you.”   I See You  ...

How SoulCollage® Helped Me Empower Myself and My Daughter

Sometimes, disturbing things happen to those to whom I am very close, like my grown daughters. I love them so much! I want to do everything I can for them. I still long to “fix” everything for them, as I tried to do when they were young. Yet, they are grown women now....

Comforting The Sleepless Night With SoulCollage®

Taking our lead from the natural world, autumn -- fall -- is a time to let parts of ourselves "fall" away. Instead of a cleansing process to prepare for new growth, humans tend to hold onto the previous year's "leaves." These piles of dead leaves represent our...

Using SoulCollage® To Forgive My Mother More Deeply

The path to change can be a jagged road indeed – or, at least, it seems to be that way for me. One step forward, two steps back. A standstill. And then three steps forward. Of course, I can never see the shape of the process when I’m “backpedaling” or stuck. My fear...

Track Your Family Constellation Process With SoulCollage®

Did you ever have a revelation that changed everything you’d always believed? That happened to me recently when I did a piece of work around my family of origin at a Family Constellation Intensive in West Hartford, Connecticut. Family of origin – you know: mother,...

The “I Am One Who…” SoulCollage® Card Reading Process

The SoulCollage® process is a perfect entry for many people to begin speaking about themselves. A chosen image can unleash words in an amazing way, whereas regular talk therapy and interactive groups can be difficult for those to whom words come with effort, especially words describing their inner worlds. Writing about chosen images will deeply enrich the process.

Using Imagination We Can Discover How All Things Are Alive

Most days, for a dozen or more years, I took an early morning walk down the street from my house in Watsonville, California. I went through a gate, walked alongside an apple orchard, and then I circled around fields where strawberries and raspberries are grown. Beside the dirt road I followed is an ancient fence.