Thank you for visiting my new Blog. All blogs are prompted by some personal inspiration and mine is learning from The Gypsy Life .
I have chosen to take a year to honor the wanderer in me and explore the themes of living from inspiration, navigating from intuition and remembering my heritage as a Scots-Irish descendent. In my research, I stumbled on a piece of information that I had never known about my family. That the Stewart Clan were nomadic and considered Highland Travelers. I had thought that my propensity for moving and uprooting myself every few years was due to living in a military family that moved all the time. “I seem to have it in my blood”, I used to say, and in fact, I have the desire to wander in my “bloodline”.
So, this Blog will follow me in this year-long journey, share the history of the Gypsy and propose that we all might learn something from the Gypsy life and it’s simplicity and deep-rooted community.
Gypsies from around the world think small, efficient and communally. Concepts our various global crises are asking us to revisit. They carry everything they own with them as they travel. Not something Americans easily wrap around as a concept. I will be exploring with you building a tiny home in the coming year called a Tumbleweed House. A 21st century Gypsy Wagon of sorts intended for mobility, simplicity, sustainability and a tiny footprint. We are facing questions in our future that necessitate looking at our habit of accumulating things, our isolation from community and from ourselves, our responsibility with natural resources and whether we are truly living an inspired life. The Gypsy Life can offer some food for thought and some challenges.
Surf the pages here and learn about the Gypsies of the world, about Tumbleweed Houses, about Simple living ideas and about the journey that is unfolding for me as one woman moving through the world.
Please interact with your thoughts and questions, as creating community in this tiny space on the internet is important.
I have a rich life. I have been practicing Psychotherapy for 30 years, I am a Shamanic Counselor and practice Bio-Energetic Medicine. I am a Writer, Screenplay Writer and Artist. I have been educated at Harvard, explored religion from conservative fundamentalism to pagan practices in Celtic tradition, practice a Buddhist’s heart and a social activist’s passion. I have been guided by wise teachers from other dimensions for nearly 50 years and have married my psychic/channeled information with my psychotherapeutic work in the world.
And I am now taking time to synthesize all these loves, all these gifts and talents, to create a new direction in my life that will both be more aligned with my deep belief in the need to transform the direction our planet is moving but also create my greatest expression of Joy and Love in my own life.
So, as I look at the life I have created, I feel strongly that it is time to create my life in even greater harmony with my beliefs about sustainability, about responsible living by using resources wisely and the need for interconnected community. I am traveling the world to find out how others have done just these things, to explore places and people who have simplified their lives to honor the Earth and to understand the ways of the Gypsy that might inform me how to live my life more creatively.
I have two amazing daughters, two cats who have traveled with me for the past 12 years and have lived in over 23 places, and a strong community of loving friends who have supported me in this years exploration. Having sold most of all that I own, I am traveling light. I hope to share all that I learn so that those who have similar concerns and visions for their lives might be inspired to take a leap into their own inspiration. The question for all of us: ”If not now….when?”