Starcat’s Ten Best Books of 2021

Hello fellow bookworms! This is my annual share about my ten favorite books that I read this past year. As always, please note that these aren’t necessarily books that came out in 2021, just ones that I encountered and very … Continue reading

Receiving Success

As I prepare for the beginning of a new calendar year, two words have emerged as themes for me for 2022. The first one that showed up was SUCCESS. In many ways, though, I’ve already achieved the success that I’ve … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: A Long Weekend

For the past ten years, I’ve worked the Thanksgiving weekend. This year, I have the whole long weekend off! It was good work – I filled in at the public radio station where I’d previously worked full-time for years. It … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Autumn and Community

I’m loving the energies of autumn coming in. Can you feel it? This week’s Parallel PlayDate had a theme of community. I based the guided meditation and writing prompt on some reading I’d been doing on forests. Until fairly recently, … Continue reading

Are You In the Autumn Groove?

Happy Autumnal Equinox, also known as Mabon! Fall has officially arrived. Fall is associated with the element of water. Last night I led an online ritual that was focused on both water and Mabon, and the two energies worked well … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Road Trips

Late summer means… a road trip! This time to upstate New York, where we’re taking in a Dead & Company concert, then exploring the Finger Lakes area. As well as lounging by the pool! I love road trips. They’re like … Continue reading

Why Is Rest So Difficult?

I’ve been having conversations with some friends and biz sisters lately about rest – and in a bigger sense, receiving. Why is it so challenging, sometimes? An obvious factor is mainstream culture’s focus on hustle. Here in the United States, … Continue reading

Theory vs. Practice

When it comes to learning and implementing new ideas, I’m an enthusiastic scholar, but I’m often slow to put things into practice. I’m learning that part of this is thanks to my Human Design – I’m a Reflector, if you … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Retreats!

I absolutely LOVE retreats. I love leading them. I love attending them. This week I attended my biz coach’s spring retreat. It was virtual and ran for three days. The picture is my space as I got ready for the … Continue reading