Actual, Extraordinary Women Turning Me On

“And what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and in film. That’s what I think is revolutionary, and evolutionary, and it’s what’s turning me on.” – Maggie Gyllenhaal Right on Maggie for sharing the win, for reconfirming the complexities of women are the dimensions that shine, lighting from the inside. I have always known that beauty is most beautiful when raw and exposed. Broken Pieces

Finding Your Dharma

Namaste, Victoria. <3 Namaste. “Jacqueline’s first novel The Vast Landscape is an amazing tribute to who she is. It is insightful and explosive all in one breath. It draws the reader in and inflicts an addiction of enormous proportions. I can only hope there is a follow up to this work. Sometimes we find our dharma and it engulfs us body and soul, congrats!” Victoria Fitzgerald RYT CEO & Founder

Stuck on a Song

Jawbreaking, aching, stunning poetry set to music. Do you get stuck on a song? I do, and I love it. “My lover’s got humour She’s the giggle at a funeral Knows everybody’s disapproval I should’ve worshipped her sooner If the heavens ever did speak She’s the last true mouthpiece Every Sunday’s getting more bleak A fresh poison each week ‘We were born sick, ‘ you heard them say it My

When Dreaming of a Beach…

…one must be more specific There is beauty in ice sculptures, black leaves, sand granules and zebra mussel shells Someone carved a number into the willow 251 I wonder what it meant and how long it’s become piece of the bark Are they dead and buried, the secret etched inside the tree’s history? I cannot say 251 I had not seen before The biting winter air keeps me alert, alive noticing the minute details I

#ICan'tBreathe. Apologies. Opinion. From A Cop's Daughter.

I am not going to talk politics, racism, society or even equality. One, because I do not hold a master’s in Political Science, History or Criminal Justice. I’m not even going to presume I know how to ‘fix’ this country or how far we have gone off track. I’m going to stick with emotion, respect, courtesy, honor and humility. The morally conscience way in which I was brought up. My father

I am One in Four

          There is no 31 days Mental Health Awareness month for me. I live with Manic Depression 365 days a year. There are no fancy, frou frou vacations, hefty bonus’, no benefits that come at the end of the year. Your family members do not get a staycation while in your company, they get who they get. Which part of me will take the lead, manic, mean, irritable,

Torn Ligaments, GEORGIA PINE.

 Anything written from your truest truths takes time, care and thoughtful consideration. I love The Vast Landscape. I freely gave away my deep, scariest, bravest secrets and biggest wishes. GEORGIA PINE. is the familiar extension, because that’s what humans do, move on, stick to our clan. Reflect on the memories, get comfortable, get uncomfortable, look back, only to be thrust forward. Ligaments wear down in invisible microscopic fragments, day by day. TORN LIGAMENTS –excerpt GEORGIA PINE.            ‘Today