Marion Woodman and Elaine 2003
Psychology and Mythology

Marion Woodman and the Path of Pleasure

I tell my mother I want to go to a Marion Woodman conference--except my dream…

Psychology and Mythology

Longing for Touch

“Hold me. I’m worried about you.” “Hug me. I’m scared.” “Put your arms around me…

My Land and Home

Winter Gifts

Blue Jays, Cardinals, and Juncos are my constant January companions, but Blue Jays bullies are…

Family and Friends Nature

The Mystical Magic of a Waterfall

My son David arrived from his home in North Carolina a few days before Christmas.…

Elaine and Vic 1994
Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

Winter Dreams of Love and Loss

I dream I’m searching for healthy food in a large cafeteria, but can’t find nutritious…

Dale Evans and Buttermilk, LA Times, ~1950
Family and Friends

Like a Cowgirl: A Child’s Holiday Hope

I know what I want for Christmas. I want to be a cowgirl just like…

Family and Friends

Six Generations of Resilient Women

Who were these stern faced women dressed in black? Did they find joy in marriage…

Nature Spirituality

The Sky Above, the Earth Below

On clear nights, Venus sparkles in the indigo sky. She’s been a bright evening star…

Nature Spirituality

Sharing Tea: The Art of Personal Ritual with a Friend

On a melancholy October afternoon, my friend Steve invited me to join him for tea…

Psychology and Mythology

Ma’at: Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice & Heart

In ancient Egyptian art, Ma’at (pronounced Muh-aht) may appear as a small kneeling figure or…