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our talk of 'mental 'health'

I don't really think there is a stigma concerning 'mental health' - people are talking about mental illness and mental health all the time. In my line of work at least, there are excellent supports for people with different kinds of temporary and lifelong challenges falling under the umbrella of ‘mental illness’.

However I don't think we are speaking truthfully about the deeper causes of mental un-wellness. I still see the issue of depression and suicide framed too much as an individual issue when we need to discuss it in terms of our society's failure to meet BASIC HUMAN NEEDS.

Reflections from a weekend immersion

Ok. It’s time to reflect, integrate and summarize my experiences from this accelerated weekend of astrological immersion. Let’s start from the beginning.

 

I wake up early with ease. My partner is having a rough 4 am start but he drives me to the airport and leaves me with a sweet kiss and kind but smoldering eyes. The security line is surprisingly long for such an early flight so I gather my courage and ask a burly, bearded man if I can cut in front of him. He gracefully lets me pass him and we chat about his work: he explores territory all over the world for mining developments and has lived for a few months in several interesting places, such as Siberia! I feel grateful for his kindness and calmness in letting me rush ahead to my flight.

The Tale of Butterbat

She was resting grimly against the fence, belly softly rounded with the sweet burn of cookies digesting. Her belly is furry and golden, her ears are shallow tea cups perked toward the sky, her wings re butter-coloured and bat-shaped because she is indeed, a butterbat.

I never thought cat pee could make me so happy

Today is the beginning of a new lunar cycle in the fabulous sign of Leo. I planned to write a post about it but life got in the way this week! Here is a little update...stay tuned for the new moon blog coming out this weekend!

A week ago, my lover and I returned from a fun, refreshing, and romantic vacation. We raved, danced, socialized, nude-beached, spent time with friends and family, enjoyed lots of scenic driving, fucked/made sweet love, and connected through deep conversation.  After 2.5 weeks on the road away from our home and our cat, Marshall, we were both ready to return to Saskatoon. 

Checking in, checking out, and checking one's self

Getting my website launched marked a big milestone for me. Because I journal fairly regularly, I know that I first had the idea to put all of my projects together in one cyber place back in October of 2012, when Saturn had first entered Scorpio. Two and a half years later, I'm up and online but Saturn is going backwards into old territory. Saturn remind me that everything takes time and one cannot really skip ahead when it comes to some tasks. Before nataleo.com could become a real thing, I needed to learn some skills, gain some clarity, let go, and clear away some old self-defeating tendencies.