My Broken-Open Heart

by shannvanderleek on January 11, 2017

Enjoy My Broken-Open Heart from my courageous friend and warrior goddess, Lisa C. Adams. My heart was broken recently. Though painful, it’s also been a miraculous alchemical process of healing, insights, and blessings. Several months ago, “D” asked me to leave my wonderful life to make a new one with him. I joyously picked up […]


Rest In Peace, Dad

by shannvanderleek on November 8, 2016

My Dad and me on my wedding day in 1992. Last week, I released my Dad’s ashes into Lake Michigan with great reverence, love, and gratitude. Samhain and the one year anniversary of his death felt like the perfect time to release his remains. To commemorate this day, here is the post I wrote shortly […]

5 Secrets to a Successful Marriage

by shannvanderleek on October 25, 2016

In honor of my 24th wedding anniversary, I hope you will enjoy this post from the sacred archives of Transformation Goddes… Last weekend we celebrated my mom’s birthday. A small gathering of family and friends came together to share a meal at one of our favorite restaurants once owned by my grandparent’s in the mid 60’s and […]

The Power of A Mother’s Unconditional Love

by shannvanderleek on May 12, 2013

I hope you enjoy this tribute to my Mother. Many moons ago my mother found the courage to divorce her abusive husband to save us both from a life filled with pain and suffering. Back then it was rare to be a divorced, single mother. It seemed like most of the marriages in our community […]

How Did “Daddy’s Little Girl” End up Like This?

by shannvanderleek on May 8, 2013

I know you will enjoy this guest post written by my new friend and sister Goddess, Teri Williams. How Did “Daddy’s Little Girl” End up Like This? That’s what I asked myself 13 years ago when I was (once again) in a marriage filled with addiction, mental abuse and deep despair.  Crazy making situations like […]