Where do your talents lie?

What is it that is holding you back from achieving your potential?

May 7 2015

This morning I pull three cards from The Power Deck, asking the questions what it is, and what will it be in the end.

Have you made goals?

This is the time to focus on what it is that you wish to create or what it is you wish to be. This is a time of laser focus letting go of the things that are distracting, knowing that it will just be for a while. This time of focus will also be a time of expansion.

What preconceived notions are holding you back?

You have learned exactly how it is supposed to be. Others have filled your head with their observations, now is the time to take a step back and ask yourself if their observations ring true to you. Perhaps it is what you believe to be the only way that is actually standing in your way.

Are you ready to do the same thing but in a completely different way?

The laser focus on what you wish to achieve or what it is you wish to be will lead you to a time of questioning what it is you have done and how you have done it. This will open the door to expansion. A time of discovery will present itself and it is for you to embrace creativity, and be aware and ready when that creativity shows you ways that will not work as well as showing ways that bring a new vision.

Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.

~Ralph Marston~

Embracing this time of insight I offer you today’s mantra:

I see clearly where it is I wish to be

There is a path ahead of me that many have walked before

Today I choose the path less used

Opening the door to new discoveries

~Dana Nöllsch~

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Are you ready to open your eyes and see your role in a dynamic situation?

Can you let go of fear and ego to see reality?

May 5 2015

This morning I draw a single card from the Vintage Wisdom Oracle.

This card whispers much, perhaps a bit louder than just a whisper. What we see reflected in the image in front of us is the combination of pleasure and pain as we allow ourselves to open and bloom.

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!

~Bob Marley~

As we open to the wonders that surround us, we also feel deeper the pain that comes with seeing clearly. Today we are directed to look at a situation that may be problematic; opening our eyes to see the reality of our part in what may be confrontational. This is not a time to let our ego get in the way, if we are at fault it is time to admit it, first to ourselves and then to those who are influenced by the situation. We may feel the pain and displeasure from those thorns digging into our skin, but we cannot open and blossom without them.

As I tend to the garden of my soul, I offer you this mantra:

I blossom in beautiful colors

Opening to the world that is offered to me

Seeing truly my many roles

Knowing my imperfections and humanity

~Dana Nöllsch~


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Are you feeling your strength today?

Are you allowing your heart to open?

May 2 2015

Today is about walking in your own strength. This is a perfect time to let go of your small ego, embracing where your heart wishes to travel, and allowing yourself to be true to yourself.

By doing this you may be surprised as to how truly strong you are, and with that you may explore your own determination as well.

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose

~Dr. Wayne W Dyer~

What may be revealed to you today is what lies deep within your own heart and with that a deeper sense of comfort knowing a bit more about yourself.

I offer you this mantra:

I know myself well

There is more to discover

Exploring my strength

Opening my heart

Being the witness for my expansion

~Dana Nöllsch~


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When was the last time you sang- along with the audience, and laughed so much your face hurt?

Do you know what Midi-chlorians are?


Last night I experienced the Star Wars Shakespeare Live Parody Show at Good Luck Macbeth presented by the Merry War Theater Group. This is a short run, one weekend only and only 6 shows.

This is one of those shows that the actors are having so much fun that it is contagious and they bring that fun right out into the audience. The audience even gets to participate in the show, being (more…)

This past weekend we enjoyed an iconic event here in Reno that marks the start of our Summer celebration.


This was Earth Day, and for quite a number of years, this has been the day people come out of hibernation,  enjoy some time in the park with friends and celebrate the beginning of a new Summer.


Many booths with people discussing conservation, health, and ways to make the world we live in better; is perhaps the root of the celebration. I would like to believe that the root of this celebration  is still  strong within the intention of the heart. But this has morphed into so much more than just a place to open our eyes about the world around us. Music, dance, yoga, food, and so much more is offered at Reno’s Earth Day Celebration.


As I walked and took in the spectacle I was struck by how many people came out to enjoy this day. I heard one estimate of over 20,000 people came this year. I find it quite amazing that many people come out to celebrate with each other and turn their attention toward the beginning of Summer. Of course this amount of people causes a bit of a parking issue, an alternative to driving is riding your bicycle. Riding your bicycle makes sense and they have created a safe place to put your bike once you get to the celebration.


One of the places I enjoyed was that area set aside for art, including a place for interactive art, where the participants can create their own art with everyone else beside them doing the same.


Child Painting

There were also many places for the children to enjoy hands-on experiences.

Climbing walllizardsand

And there were many choices of food being offered, many healthy and creative choices this year seemed to please the people who came.

food truck

I am always thankful when Earth Day comes, knowing it is a chance to catch up with my friends and make new friends as well. I also seem to walk away every year learning something new.

Did you experience Earth Day this year?

What did you walk away with?

~Dana Nöllsch~


What is it that you want?

When the opportunity is offered to you will your eyes be open?

April 29 2015

This morning I draw three cards. I was only intending to draw one but my guides made it clear that there were two more wishing to speak.

We have seen so much energy for change, and talked about it at length. Again this morning there is a reason to talk about the change energy, but with this difference, there is a catalyst to the change that may make itself apparent today or in the next few days.

If your eyes are open; you will plainly see this. If your eyes are closed; this catalyst will just pass you by.

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards

~William Arthur Ward~

If you choose to embrace what is offered there will be a time of forward movement without question. This may challenge your ability to trust, but it will open you too so much.

I would have to say the ultimate definition of the change that the cards speak of this morning; is knowing yourself on a deeper level. For better or for worse this will be an opportunity to eventually see who you are without filters, this can be enlightening and perhaps also a bit frightening as well.

With eyes open, ready to see the opportunity that may present itself today; I offer you this mantra:

What will the catalyst be

Will it be presented for me to see

I open my eyes wide

Knowing I am ready to see deep inside

Both the beauty and the darkness

That makes me who I be

~Dana Nölsch~


It’s Friday night, Downtown Reno. And I am looking for a bit of entertainment.


Indeed, most Friday nights there are many choices for entertainment in this town. This Friday night I have chosen to go to Brüka Theater and see the play that is currently running, Wonder of the World, as I walk from the parking lot to the theater there is much activity, people going here and there; looking for places to be entertained, and nourished. The theater is located right next to the Truckee River on the ground floor and basement of an old Masonic Building. As you enter you are greeted by the box office person who checks off your name gives you the piece of paper with your name on it and send you to the person who will seat you, tonight that person is none other than the director of the play herself. The theater is nice sized and intimate black box theater with plenty of comfortable couches to sink into and cuddle with your date if you have one. This is such a comfortable environment to be entertained in, always seeing friends to connect with before the show. This is a family, the actors and support staff are approachable and friendly, the patrons are loyal and always up for a good conversation. Downstairs is Nicky’s, a wonderful place to get a drink or two as you prepare to enjoy the play. As everyone settles in, shuts off their phones, and gets comfortable on the couches the director comes out and introduces the play.



Tonight we enjoyed wonder of the world. This is the story of two women’s journey to Niagara Falls. Wonderfully acted by Sophie Moeller, Jason Walter, Mary Bennett, Kathy Welch, Michael Peters, Matt Biondi, Kate Atack and directed by Stacy Johnson. This is an engaging and funny story of love, disappointment, and adventure with some friendship thrown in just to spice things up, oh! There is a clown as well. In this comfortable setting this well acted and very well produced play was very enjoyable.


The theater was founded in 1992 and specializes in classic, contemporary, musical, original, and theater for children. For all of these years they have consistently produced solid productions and from time to time push the boundary or two as well. During Art Town in July this year they will be offering a production of the Full Monty, and this promises to be quite revealing. (Did I really type that out loud?)

Dana Nöllsch


For further information on the theaters upcoming productions here is a link to their website.



Are you wishing to be seen?

Do you feel the compulsion to connect with another?

April 24 2015

This morning I open to the cards to see what this day may be. I am using the Medicine Cards and the Voyager Tarot to bring inside to our our day.

Elk shows us that strength and stamina used wisely can help us to accomplish our goals. Elk also whispers wise counsel that if we are showing ourselves off too loudly we may attract danger instead of pleasure. Today move forward using your power and stamina to reach your end goal, but do this quietly and with intention.

The path ahead shines brightly with many sparkly distractions, do not pause too long to gaze into those distractions.

Allow your heart time and space to be cleansed and purified. Today may offer some healing for the wounds that may be keeping your heart closed.

If the path ahead for you to calls to use your hands to create, as an artist would, be aware that your brilliance may shine brightly. Allow that brilliance to create without restriction even if the end results are not as expected. This is a place today of great transformation and how you think of creativity.

What thoughts have you been saving and nurturing, waiting for the perfect time to share and express?

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

~Henry David Thoreau~

What is hidden is the importance of connecting to your own belief system. This may be something that you have put aside for a while, but perhaps today it may be revisited?

Ultimately what will be revealed today is a place of growth and perhaps even an epiphany or two.

Moving forward I offer this mantra:

Quietly I move forward

Seeing what I create

~Dana Nöllsch~

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Last night I saw the production of Venus in Fur at Good Luck Macbeth. This was actually the second time I have seen this production, the first time was on media night, when I had the pleasure of taking many wonderful photos of the production and the actors and the energy that they brought to the play. Last night, however I just went to enjoy an experience without taking photos. Of course I found the play quite a bit more polished as the first time I saw it was actually the last dress rehearsal. What struck me most was Ashley Marie James’s Energy and vibrancy in the role of Vanda, I have seen her in many roles over the years and indeed she is coming into a space of finding her voice and owning her roles with such passion and power. Acting alongside Micheal Dewayne; who is playing the role of Thomas Novachek; the writer-director of a new play that is being cast. These two actors bring dynamic energy to a twisty plot that is fun and sexy and also quite thought-provoking. Examining the role of man and woman in a classic and sexy power-play expressed so vividly without filters. The interplay of these two actors is quite something to experience, and I do mean experience, in this intimate venue I felt their emotions as they guided me through this story of passion and control. Joe Atack brings smoothness to the buildup with his direction that feels natural and unforced.  I do recommend if you have a chance to see Venus in Fur this weekend that you see it as this weekend will be your last chance to see this run of the show.

If you haven’t been to Good Luck Macbeth you should find time to stop by and see one of the productions that they offer. Good Luck Macbeth is a small black box style theater and is very intimate; run by people who are very passionate about what they are creating. This is a place where passion for entertaining lives, every element; from lighting to sets to scripts to casting and directing come together to bring the actors to the audience.

Good Luck Macbeth is fast becoming a staple of the Midtown district.

Here is a link to find out more about the plays that are coming up and other offerings from Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company.


When was the last time you walked barefoot in the sand?

Do you remember the feeling?

April 17 2015

This morning I pull the turtle card from the Medicine Cards.

The turtle speaks to us of mother Earth and connecting with her. The turtle buries her eggs in the sand waiting for the sun to warm them and being patient until they hatch, this is for us to be patient for our ideas to find their time to come out of their shell. Letting the sun warm our ideas and desires until it is time for us to allow them bloom with the spring flowers.

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

~Robert H. Schuller~

Nature is calling, this is a good day to go outside and take a walk. Perhaps going to the park and finding the beautiful trees that are blooming and take a moment and be present with the beauty of rebirth.

As the sun shines her warmth I offer you this mantra:

Warmed by the sun

Ideas bloom

Love grows

My heart is full

~Dana Nöllsch~

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