La Bona Dea

Discovering the Divine within and letting Her out!

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Making Yuletide Fire Starters

A pine cone A few sentimental flowers crushed to a powder A sprinkle of cassia bark oil Old candle wax brought to a boil And thoughts of warmth and cozy days with you! Bright blessings and joy!

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? […]

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 […]

Flirting with Femininity

Spring always reminds me of being a teenager. I wanted so much to be grown and in charge of my life! I was learning about boy/girl relationships, how I liked to dress, how I felt when I wore Kissing Potion…. yeah, remember that sticky sweet lip gloss… bubble-gum flavor! Yeah! I remember the angst of […]

Blessing of the Land

Al Ringing the Bell (a handcrafted gift from a dear friend) to Create Sacred Space Prayers and Monuments I recently had the honor of performing a land blessing ceremony for some very dear friends of mine. We gathered at their land and spoke of the many blessings they create in their life; a long and […]

4 O’clock on a Friday in June

My grandparents, Amelio & Frances Giambastiani with my son Loren James and daughter Natalie Jeanne-Marie It was Friday, June 24th, 1994. I was in Disneyland with my now husband and our four kids. We were getting ready to watch the Aladdin Parade on Main Street when suddenly I felt shivers so strongly that my whole […]

On Loss

I heard that the last New Moon (April) would whisk away “what no longer served us”, and I knew that whatever worried me about that would not be in jeopardy. I was fully aware, from past experience, that when things are taken from you, those particular things are what you never questioned anyway. If the […]

Prayer and Moon Beads

As you can see I have been feeling very “crafty” these last few weeks! Sometimes I feel the need to be physical and head out of doors, capturing nature in all Her glory, other times I like to reflect with old fashioned pen in hand and write, write, write. Then other times, I get the […]