Author BlogIn the Mouth of the Serpent

Empowering Women

I have raised four daughters: Empowering Women is a force close to my heart. “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people […]

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On Love

On Love Of late, I think about love. The nature and meaning of love, the kinds of love. References to love abound in our culture. Mostly those references concern romantic love. If you play American music, you will hear all manner of songs about romance, its thrills and heartaches. Other […]

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Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training A few months ago, a long time friend came for dinner. She’s an American living elsewhere. She’s brilliant and amazing and full of knowledge, an expert in her field. But she has forgotten how to listen. She talked over my husband and me and couldn’t hear any […]

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IA&T is Back with Director Malcom Carter

Malcom Carter on IA&T BlogTalkRadio show Independent Artists & Thinkers is BACK! On November 23, 2016 we will host Director/Producer/Writer Malcom Carter. Are all things in the Universe really connected? How can we learn to see things differently? Join us as director, writer, and producer Malcom Carter talks about his new […]

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Beautiful Santa Fe

There’s a friend to whom I used to send lengthy missives about my life. I fear I trespassed against my friend’s great kindness with these long notes. I have promised myself to stop. But as George Orwell said, writing is thinking, and in the process of writing, I clarified things […]

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Terminator Genisys: A Review

Go see this movie, it’s GREAT! Now that my loyalty has been assuaged, let me discuss the movie more thoughtfully. This latest addition to the franchise pays loving homage to the first Terminator. For people like me who are fans of the first Terminator, that’s a beatific thing. There were […]

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How to Be An Adult; Assholes: A theory; and Laws of Power

Three books: David Richo’s, Aaron James’, and Robert Greene’s. I’ve been played by a few people over the last year and a half. One was someone with whom I’d had a peripheral acquaintance in grad school, who turned out to be a deranged psycho; one was a writer who wanted […]

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Maturing Whole: The beautiful books of David Richo (from the HuffPo)

Maturing Whole: The Beautiful Books of David Richo was first run on the Huffington Post. Years ago, while running an errand, I encountered a woman on the sidewalk whom I know. She and I each have reason to feel disgruntled with the other. When I glanced at her, I saw […]

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Great Beast

It’s that fanged, clawed thing, back to taunt me and play with me and befuddle me. Creativity, of course. The way in and the way out, both at once, and neither; a thing unto itself. So here am I, staring into its liquid eyes that are one moment golden and […]

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Beautiful Movie: IN YOUR EYES

It’s been a long time since I fell in love with a movie the way I did last night with IN YOUR EYES. So here is my movie review for this richly enjoyable film. IN YOUR EYES is the story of a woman and a man who find themselves telepathically […]

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Birthday Wishes for a Beloved Soul

Dear One I wish for you discernment that you may see who truly is your friend and who isn’t who truly wishes you well and who doesn’t. I wish you freedom from your entitlement, your addictions, and your demandingness so that you may enter into the clear sweet peace of […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.