Archive for August, 2011

Sistahs Stepping In Pride March and Festival 2011

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on August 27, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

SSIP Description
We are here to celebrate & honor our 10 year history and showcase the pride, beauty, and talent of our SSIP queer women’s community through a fun-loving, family-reunion festival of activities. We come together in connection to create a safe space where we inspire each other to dream, manifest and love. [read  more]

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Thank you SSIP Core Committee for your brillance, dedication, creativity and sistahlove.




Posted in Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on August 16, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Sunday, September 25th
stepping into fierceness SEPT

Skyeview: Dr. Grayer brought strong energy medicine to the Woman of the 14th Moon Ceremony held on 8/13 via her expert facilitation and compassionate guidance. 

Songbird Community Healing Center
Your Connecting Branch for the Body, Mind, and Spirit
8280 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, CA 94931, 707-795-2398,

Sunday, September 25th
with Dianna L. Grayer, Ph.D., MFT

Come to this empowering hands-on workshop for women that
includes art and other experiential exercises which will assist you in
identifying those negative voices that may be holding you back from
thriving, being your authentic self, and reaching your highest dreams.
You will feel as though you have been on a journey to those intimate
parts of yourself which will support your movement toward fierceness
in your life. RSVP Required.

Dianna is also planning to organize men and couples workshops. Please contact her if you would like to attend one of these workshops.

Dianna L. Grayer, Ph.D., is a Marriage Family Therapist in Petaluma. She
has counseled children, teens, adults, couples, and families from diverse
backgrounds for over 16 years and continues to do so. Dianna loves
supporting, encouraging, and teaching others to care more deeply for themselves, live fuller and happier lives, and meet their full potential. In 2010, she earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Meridian University, where she serves as a faculty member. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dianna at 707-769-1853,

In breath…so it is in spirit.

Posted in Gallery, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on August 15, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler


For a New Beginning

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.

 Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

 ~ John O’Donohue ~
(To Bless the Space Between Us: A book of blessings)


Bonus link
Listen to the extraordinary Ann Marie Sayers describe the ceremonial grounds of Indian Canyon, CA .

Summer Snapshots: Oakland Farmer’s Market

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery, Resources on August 6, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Latisha Baker Artworks

Farmer’s Market Overview

It’s easy to see why the Grand Lake – Oakland Farmers Market is widely acclaimed as the best farmers market in the East Bay. Making the most of the cozy Splash Pad Park, this market welcomes over 44 local farmers, 30 specialty food purveyors, and a handful of local artisans. Oakland residents have made a ritual of this farmers market; anxiously awaiting Saturday morning to pick up their fruits and vegetables direct from their farmer and to enjoy lunch on the lawn followed by a quick dip in the Splash Pad fountain. [Excerpt from Agricultural Institute of Marin]                                                                                                                                                                        

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I hella LUV Oakland, CA!