Author Archive | Adele Ryan McDowell

12 Things you should know about suicide

This is a timely reminder given September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.  Please go gently with one another.  It’s a tough world out there. 12 Things You Should Know about Suicide Suicide is a dirty word, mired in judgment, shame, and taboo. It is often whispered or, even, denied (“Oh, he died of heart […]

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An emotional hangover

We are in the middle of Mercury in retrograde which can often mean that communications (along with electronics, travel and general change) can go awry. Some shamanic types have given the word “friction” to the energies of this July. Others might argue that friction has, and continues to be, the tenor of the today’s zeitgeist. […]

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10 ways to honor World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day. It’s an excellent reminder to be more like a penguin by following their example as well as using the power of their symbology to enhance your days. Have fun. Be spontaneous, more playful and more in the moment. Honor, protect and nurture your relationships. Balance your work and play. Splish […]

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“Holy Darkness”

This is totally yummy and inspiring. Happy Solstice as we surrender to the “Holy Darkness.” “Beloved Friends and Family, Welcome to winter.   ❄️ Wherever you may dwell, I invite you to join me in letting down into the arms of the holy darkness.  This is cave time.  The time of inward-turning, mystery-embracing, pregnant-hiddenness.  Every […]

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Today, I choose puppies

We have choice — always. It’s one of our greatest powers. What we choose defines our lives. We have choice in how we respond, in how we react, in how we approach what’s before us, in how we focus our attention, in how we honor ourselves and how we expend energies in this heart-pumping, neuron-firing, […]

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