With all the talk, all the drama, all the man-made traumas surrounding the events now engulfing humanity, I’ve sat back recently and asked myself, over and over, how do we make things better for everyone? How can I, personally, as a single imprint on the fabric of time, help the…


Exhibit A: Chicken Grease

Before we get started, let me ask you, do you feel any pull at all to the constellations, lunar phases or planetary alignments? If not, perhaps you should move along and find something else to amuse you for a few minutes. …


Last night, I had the pleasure of sitting in my hot tub, an icy chill on my nose and eyelashes, pondering, wondering, searching for answers. I felt the energy of the cold moon, summoning my answers. I felt the heaviness of the world weighing on my heart. As I summoned…


Depths of the Shadows

“Everybody is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody,” quoted from Mark Twain.

This weekend is the weekend of the year when my social media accounts light up (no pun intended) with the moans and groans of my friends who…


Approaching what will most likely be the final third of my life, I’ve spent the past few years in careful observation and evaluation. My kids spread their wings and flew my coop. …


Princeton, Lola and I in 2010

Last week, a young lady in our community finally received the lung transplant that she had been waiting on for months. She was in high school with my youngest daughter, and suffers from a congenital disorder, Cystic Fibrosis. I lift prayers and thoughts every morning for Team Casey, and will…


A black heart I saw on my walk tonight

For those of you out there who are faint of heart, let me pass on some sage advice to you. When you decide to cut ties with someone who is used to being right, insists on being right at all costs, then prepare for them to start slinging everything they…


Several years ago, I made contact with the word gaslighting. For awhile, I heard the word repetitively, synchronistically, if you will.

I finally decided to do some online research. A well-educated person is well-armed with resources. Thank you, wondrous offerings of the internet! The term was coined from the movie…


Miss Kitty

Most mornings, I take a half hour or so to clear my head and empty the garbage from previous days. This is a time when I connect with myself, and journal my thoughts, feelings and frustrations to the higher part of myself. …


A few days ago, I managed to create a proverbial shitstorm on Facebook. It’s not my first time, but boy oh boy, did the hackles come out. I have to preface and say that I grew up in the Bible Belt, and I’m still firmly placed within a notch of…

Ann Poplin

Nurse practitioner, Reiki Master, Magical Creator, Lover of Wit and Sarcasm, Weaver of Different Realities

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