La Bona Dea's Journal of Everyday Magic

Storytelling which touches the heart and awakens the soul

Women's Spirituality

A slow waking toward Imbolc

The sun streamed through the window but I rolled over in my bed. The tulips began to push through the earth, but I strode past them. The sunset a few minutes later, but I went inside. I am waking from a different sleep this year. Not a long winter nap, but a dream time filled […]

Summer Solstice Sunset in The Woods

This year our Apprenticeship went camping. We spent the Summer Solstice Sunset tossing our cares away by throwing rocks (infused with what no longer serves our purpose toward manifesting our desires) into the Russian River. We were visited by the Great Blue Heron who circled above us three times. Click here to learn about the […]

This Is Beltane

The Maiden blooms, she opens herself to the discovery of her sexuality, independence, and her magic which resides within. The rosebuds are tightly formed, yet with the sun’s beckoning rays and encouragement they submit – allowing all to see them – as they display their fullest beauty. This is Beltane – the once awakened acceptance […]

It’s All About Risk

Right around the corner, just beyond this dreary NorCal rain and fog, there is a song in the breeze, and it carries the tune of spring. As with all beginnings, spring arrives with the promise of new hope, and with that hope is an invitation to set intentions which require risk. This time of year […]

One’s Own Sweet Way, or OOSW as I call it for short, is now available!

Writing this book filled my heart and my head. I lived through such uncertain times with my child who suffers from severe anxiety disorders. After the first two years of learning and coping with Mia’s condition I realized I had a story here that needed to be told. I don’t consider myself a victim in […]

Whisperings . . . and a grasshopper

Looking up toward the sky, the glimmering leaves of fall have arrived – “Let go,” they whisper in the breeze. . .”It’s time.” I did a little ritual today where I crossed a bridge and I left my past behind me. Yesterday and today I saw a grasshopper. . . whatever can this message be? […]

Who Knew What the Jellyfish Knew?

https://www.spirit-animals.com/jellyfish/ I thought I was sinking. Dying. Not MATTERING! I am buried under the weigh of chronic illness (Fibromyalgia) and the home repairs that my husband has begun eight years ago, (All are incomplete from painting, trim, baseboard, a shower without hot water, brand new windows that are still in the garage. . . from […]

She is here and She is Beautiful! Path of the Priestess

Join me for an adventure… awaken the Priestess in you! If you have heard Her call, felt the quicken in your belly, the excitement of connecting with the Divine Feminine, contact me to see if this Priestess Apprenticeship is a good fit for you! We will meet eight times throughout the year. Once at each […]

Time for Myself in Sagewoman Magazine….

I am so please and honored to be a contributor in this season’s issue (#93) of SageWoman Magazine. Please check out your local bookstore and markets for this special issue on Sovereignty. It poses a great question for all women who seek and are willing to FIND! Enjoy all the lovely articles, and please feel […]

Friday the 13th of October

Today is a tough one for me. The fires in Santa Rosa continue to burn, though they are headed east. I call upon the Goddess to comfort me, mine, and my communities as we gather strength to get through the next days. I thought this photo was a good one for today, because I am […]