Sacred Women’s Circles

Sacred Women’s Circles

Awe-Inspiring Women, Energy - Sound, Touch and Smells, Natural Rhythms (Life, Death and Rebirth)
Sacred Women's Circle Every month Glenda & Sydney will gather (near the new moon) with other lovely souls to learn, share, and support each other in community. Community is where we heal as women. It is part of who we are. In our circle, we will honour the time of the year, our own needs, and things we can learn together. Sound Healing. Yoga/Dance. Meditation. Grief/Loss Support. Learnings. Accountability. Community. Honouring the Sacred Feminine. Our 2017 dates:  Sept. 22nd (Fall Equinox) - theme is balance Oct. 13th - theme is abundance Nov. 10th - theme is shadow Dec. 15th (Winter Solstice) - theme is death Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm Location:  Institute of Traditional Medicine, located on 2nd floor at 553 Queen Street West. Please note that ITM is a scent-free and…
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Kiss of the Porcupine: The Relationship Dance

Kiss of the Porcupine: The Relationship Dance

Connect To The Heart, Natural Rhythms (Life, Death and Rebirth)
After many conversations, I realize most of us have had horrible relationship role models. And so it probably isn't surprising that we have our own issues in managing healthy relationships in adulthood. Divorce is on the rise and it seems like everyone is experimenting with non-traditional relationships paradigms. Is it because monogamy doesn't work? Or because we don't know how to thrive in relationship? I'm often reminded by girlfriends, now in our 40s, who are managing divorce and separation and new relationships that the checklist that we consider at 20 is definitely not the same at 40. At 20 we are still discovery our capability, our bandwidth, our values. At 40, we know we can take care of our self, we can handle anything life throws at us (because we have…
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Freedom in the Good-Less

Freedom in the Good-Less

Natural Rhythms (Life, Death and Rebirth), Sacred Grief Notes
I have written about grief as stories, articles, and lessons from my own experience. When one has lived with, and through the process of,  grief, it is important to share so that others may know they are not alone. Grief is a shared experience yet so uniquely personal.  This is part of a series of stories I have written on grief, death and dying.  Freedom in the Good-Less “Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”  Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The sky is immense. There are a few billowing white clouds scattered about,  but for the most part it is just bright open sky. She lies on her back with her knees bent. She stares up at the sky. Occasionally…
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New Ways of Being = New Normal

New Ways of Being = New Normal

Life Stages and Phases, Natural Rhythms (Life, Death and Rebirth)
Doors and gateways are powerful symbols. A reminder that we are entering or leaving a space. There is an arch in one of the thousands of small, narrow streets in the medina in Fez, Morocco. The arch is very low and most people must bow to pass below it. It is a reminder that one is entering a holy area near the neighbourhood mosque. As one enters the area, by bowing, one is reminded to conduct oneself accordingly. Like in many traditions where you are asked to move through a gateway, marking symbolically a time or change, you need strip yourself of the old before you can take on the new. Like a snake squirming out of its old skin. It is painful and uncomfortable but necessary. The snake's discomfort tells it…
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What does it mean to let go? 

Her Wild Ways, Natural Rhythms (Life, Death and Rebirth)
With the seasonal change and so much going on right now (election, Standing Rock, feminine rising, and so on), it seems like I hear the message repeatedly: it is a time of letting go. Intellectually, we can all understand the concept of letting go, but how do we do it when we are not only intellectual beings? We connect to ideas, beliefs, people and circumstances. It helps us shape who we are in relation to everyone and everything else. I am me, at least my awareness of me, because of my relationship to all this. So if I let go of these connections, what am I left with?  And even if I am willing to try that, and step into this unknown, how exactly do I do that? If I let…
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