Devaa’s Journal

Phenomenal Woman Poem by Maya Angelou

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Phenomenal Woman Poem by Maya Angelou

I have always loved this poem, and I feel so inspired to be surrounded by so many phenomenal women!  Thanks to each of you for shining your light so brightly!  

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Women RISING! Time for Compassionate ACTION!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Women RISING! Time for Compassionate ACTION!

In the wake of the recent inauguration of US President Trump in USA, it was amazing to witness so many people being part of the Women’s March on January 21st.  Over 5 million people around the world, with 1 million in Washington DC alone, were RISING UP and MARCHING for the values they hold dear. Folks gathered at over 670 events in more than 60 countries. WOW!! The key themes include affordable and inclusive women’s health care, economic security and equal access to financial systems, fair and just representation of women at...

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Nurturing Your Feminine Side at Holiday Time

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

The holiday season is upon us. And for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, nature is going into its dormant phase. Many of the trees are dropping their leaves and plants are pulling their energy inward and underground. When I walk out in my garden, it’s still. I find it so comforting to have this space where quietude is the natural way of things. Contrast that scene with our human norms during this time of year. For most people, it’s BUSTLING. Stores are blaring nostalgic holiday music while proffering subliminal cues to hurry...

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Navigating the Holidays with Grace

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Holiday time is upon us! It personally caught me by surprise this year and feels all of a sudden. And while many of us have the sense that it “should be” a wonderful time to celebrate with friends and family, for others it can be a very painful time… especially when our lived experience is very different from the perfect picture that is so often portrayed in our society.   And for those living in the USA, this year may feel especially hard because many families are divided in terms of politics… with both sides...

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Fall Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fall Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Reposted from the Marin Mommies Newsletter, Article and recipe from Pamela I’m a big fan of cooking with pumpkin, which is one of the reasons I love the fall. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, pumpkin ravioli—they’re all delicious. My kids’ favorite are these pumpkin oatmeal cookies, which are chewy and, I like to think, actually good for you. These cookies are a great treat for the lunchbox too. I mix in in dark chocolate chunks (chocolate chips work equally well), walnuts, and dried cranberries to make...

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Purpose Versus Career

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Purpose Versus Career

I had a provocative conversation recently with Claire Zammit, Founder of the Feminine Power work, as part our Soul Sisterhood community dialogues. We discussed the hard truth that our soul purpose may or may NOT overlap with our career path and how we earn our $. Many of us desire to earn our livelihood from our soul gifts, but that doesn’t always happen (sad but true). And it’s actually OK to earn your livelihood from something that is different from your deepest purpose – especially if you do something (like art or music)...

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Cacao Raw Chocolate Bliss Bites!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Cacao Raw Chocolate Bliss Bites recipe from Lisa Schrader 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut butter 1 tablespoon cacao butter 2 tablespoon shredded coconut (unsweetened) 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs 3 tablespoon cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoon maca 2 tablespoon honey (or to taste) pinch of salt optional: chopped tart cherries or other dried fruit Melt on very low heat, coconut oil, coconut butter and cacao butter until just liquified. Blend in the rest of the ingredients and honey to taste. Pour into candy molds (ice cube trays...

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Dana’s Delicious Kale Salad

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dana’s Delicious Kale Salad

Every time I am invited to a potluck (which is quite often, actually!), I often bring the same dish: my sister Dana’s kale salad.  And the reason I always bring the same thing is because people ALWAYS love it and ALWAYS ask me for the recipe. So I decided to just pop the recipe up here on my blog! Enjoy! Dana’s Delicious Kale Salad Recipe Use curly kale or dinosaur kale (I usually use 2 bunches for the amount of dressing you’ll make using the recipe below). Rinse well, chop finely, place in bowl. Add desired nuts (almonds,...

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3 Practices for Igniting Soul Abundance, Passionate Love and Daily Magic

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

I honor you for your intention to invite deeper abundance, love, and magic to flow into your life. Here are details of several simple practices you can use on a daily basis.  Please give these a try and feel free to share them as a little Beltane gift with others that you want to love.  And please DO come back share your experiences with us about what’s unfolding in your life as you work with these practices. Practice 1: Invite Soul Abundance Go through a guided visualization process to see yourself really living your vision of what...

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Ode to Gaia

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ode to Gaia

Ode to Gaia Blessed Mama Gaia I praise your holy name Green tendrils enfold My tender heart Stretching toward the sun I drink in your spring bounty As Your Earth And my body UNITE Born again and again In the streaming light Remembering the emerald stories The standing stones And the Isle now forgotten Yet She is remembered here In this dappled corner Of my humbled...

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