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thetarotlady

I held a healthy skepticism of tarot for many years. Until I met Theresa Reed. In episode 5 of The Sacred Podcast, Theresa and I talked about what tarot is exactly, how astrology helped her begin to understand herself, why she prefers looser connections with her friendships / community, and much more!

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For some people, their anxiety is triggered by social or performance-related situations. Being asked to speak at a staff meeting. Walking through the mall. On a Saturday. Paying taxes. Family gatherings. For others, their anxiety is more often stimulated by a specific person. That person. You know the one... You read their latest Facebook post and immediately, your mood sours. Their name appears on your caller ID and your palms start to sweat. You see their car in the driveway and your chest tightens. For most of the people I know who struggle with anxiety (heads-up: to some degree, that would be all humans on the planet), their anxiety appears in patterns. The same person or situation triggers their anxious behavior, time and time again.

L'Erin540

Episode 4: L’Erin Alta

L'Erin Alta has always been a self-described rebel. As a young kid in Sunday School, she demanded an explanation when told that women should obey their husbands. "My mom is a single mom. She doesn't obey anyone." Then came her exploration of Rastafarianism, Islam, the [...]

For the past 3 decades, I haven't quite felt "at home". I've been moving (or thinking about moving), for most of my life. When I moved somewhere new, I'd give the place a chance (not for too long, though - I'm a show-me-results-FAST kinda gal) and if my expectations weren't met, I'd pack up my pots and pans and buy a plane ticket somewhere else. Back on the hunt for that nestled-in, cozy-in-my-heart feeling that only your true home gives you. The questioning was constant: "Where is MY place? Where is my true home?" The place where I will (mostly) feel Rooted. Like a tree planted in the perfect, sunny spot. Safe. Like a hug from your favorite person on the planet. Powerful. Like a spine whose vertebrae have finally clicked into place, after years of...

jennifer_louden540

Episode 3: Jen Louden

She's a bestselling author (6 books, over a million copies in print in 9 languages). She hasn't worked a traditional j-o-b since 1985. Oh, and she became a newlywed - at 49. Today's guest on The Sacred Podcast is Jen Louden. This conversation went all [...]

Ass.
Hips.
Drop it low. Shake it hard and fast.

These are not words you normally see on a website supposedly focused on discussions of a spiritual nature. And that’s precisely the problem. I grew up in the Caribbean, where the pelvis is at the center of most dance moves. Pretty much any time music starts to play, the rolling and bouncing of hips and ass follows suit. We call it whining (pronounced wine-ing). For the first half of my life, my relationship to whining (and the often sexually charged lyrics that inspire it) roller coasted between two extremes. Sometimes, it felt like pure freedom. Even as a teenager, I could sense that this style of dancing was...