Homage to Jack

One year ago today, my Twin Soul, Jack Waldenmaier, passed away. When a soul’s ultimate lesson is intimacy,

that purpose takes priority

even over any mission to serve the world.

Thus, when un grand amour arrives,

all else becomes secondary.

Losing Our Men for “Peace”

I wrote this many years ago and I just discovered it as I live in mourning widowhood. My Great Love, Jack Waldenmaier, passed away of cancer on January 7th. It’s as if I wrote it this week. Losing Our Men for “Peace” When our men are killed, We are left with the existential loneliness of […]

Social Evolution ~ The Cause Reveals the Solution

My reply to Wynton Marsalis’ public statement from June 6, 2020. This is my open letter to Wynton Marsalis. His commitment and clarity warrant respect. He has done his part through this articulate observation and through his creativity, art and music. And, as a writer, this is my part, my responsibility is to reply sincerely […]

Fun for Families

Family Activities Recipes I’m on the quest for family activities recipes. Here are some trusted sources: books, websites and organizations. If you have more ideas for me, I would be delighted to share them and add them to my list. Just email me at heather@heathercarlile.com. Thank you! Here are two books which are loaded with […]

We Have Crossed the Line

We Have Crossed the Line IMMEDIACY: When we cross the line, we immediately feel it. BUFFETING OF CHANGE: I’m sure you have felt the buffeting of change. Change always means letting go of something in order to accept something else ~ usually something better. We often forget or avoid walking the road of change completely […]

Resolutions? Revolt? Renew?

It’s New Year’s Eve of 2020. DEDICATION: Yes, many will celebrate:  ~ Toast joyfully with bubbly  ~ Kiss their mates  ~ Bathe in the showers of fireworks glitter. And, they also think about making the next year better. RESOLUTIONS: They Resolve to  ~ Do the sacred release ceremonies letting go of the negative.  ~ Re-image […]

Nurturing Our Humanity

Riane Eisler and Douglas Fry have provided us with a description of the world cultures built on goodness rather than conflict in their book, “Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives and Future.” I received my pre-publishing order in September and it ‘follows me around the house.’ This is my favorite […]

Mentoring a Generation

Mentoring a Generation Connecting the Dots of Life The Artful Use of Vast Information We are starting a generation based on the artful use of vast information and the focused implementation of schooled abilities in order to build a healthy life. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission Mentoring a Generation’s Identity ~ MAGI. Seven Building Blocks of a Healthy Life. […]

Using the Enneagram to Find and Refine Relationships

Using the Enneagram to Find and Refine Relationships Thursdays, May 30 – June 13, 7-9 pm Unity Church of Dallas – Open to the Public $55 for all three classes. To register, go to: http://unitydallas.org/wp/classes-workshops/educational-classes/ or call: 972-233-7106 Looking for a soul mate or just trying to really understand the one you’ve got?  Join expert […]

What to Do When Children are Angry – It’s Grief and Loss

As with most of us, anger begins with frustration…with  saying, “No!” We care about something, we want something…we don’t want something. COMPLICATED BEREAVEMENT: Most of the children brought to me for help with too much anger are stuck in grief. We call this Complicated Bereavement or an inability to let go of  something in the […]