Hello friends, Pre-dawn has always been my favorite time of day. The daytime hustle is still hushed, while most non-nocturnal animals, humans included, remain asleep. It is when I love to sip my matcha tea, explore waking dreams in front of my altar and present a water offering to my garden. During these rituals, the […]Read more "Out of an Orange Colored Sky"
“Resilience” is defined as… The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. Hi friends – I write this while breathing in smoky air from yet another devastating string of wildfires and thinking about how this year, perhaps more than any other, has […]Read more "A New Kind of Resilience"
Hi friends, Whatever your 2020 vision might have been on January 1st, this year has been a doozy no one could have predicted. The full range of emotions have been pounding through our collective and individual bodies like waves, bringing the debris from the depths of the waters onto shore to be reckoned with. I don’t […]Read more "Discomfort… Growth’s Essential Worker"
Hi friends, Sending you each so much love as we navigate this particularly important – and hopefully – tipping point in history. I do not sense this is the moment to share my particular framing of reality, as a white person. So I’m using the platform I have here this month to pass on some specific resources that have been passed […]Read more "listening."
Hi friends, In my last “Healing In Place” newsletter, in late March, I shared how it’s never been more obvious that we are ultimately all one, not “the only one” struggling or isolated in our pain. This new pandemically human experience has touched just about every aspect of life on earth. But it is […]Read more "Same Storm, Different Boats"
Hello Friends, When a caterpillar is born, it contains all the necessary innate wisdom to one day, when the conditions are right, transform itself into a butterfly. Up until then, it just does it’s caterpillar thing, crawling and eating… crawling and eating… crawling and eating….with, I like to imagine, an occasional glance up; curiosity piqued […]Read more "Crisis… Chrysalis"
Hi Friends, Interconnectedness is my favorite law of nature; I typically feel deep comfort and energy in knowing that: We are all one & Anything that happens to one of us, happens to all of us & Separation and isolation are illusions that leave us stuck in unnecessary suffering But, sometimes it feels tempting – […]Read more "Interconnected Immunity"
Hello friends, I remember sitting in my family’s Aerostar minivan, circa 1987, passionately singing along with Whitney with all my 10 year gusto… “Because the great-t-test, love of all, is happ-pppening to meeeeeee…. I found the great–t–test love all, inside of meeee..” Sadly, even at this young age, I was well practiced at condemning my […]Read more "Don’t be Self”ish”"
Welcome to this new decade friends! As I’ve been calling up my 2020 vision over this past week, the themes of speaking out, discovering what brings me pleasure and following what I desire, have all shown up. As I’ve done for many years as part of my new years envisioning, I drew one tarot card […]Read more "Roaring 2020s: Listening In & Speaking Up"
Hello friends, This month I’ve been feeling so tapped into my creative impulse. Through a fair amount of risk taking, stepping out of my comfort zone, deep physical and emotional clearing and a commitment to speaking up and prioritizing what felt pleasurable and enlivening to me… I feel more connected to the joy of being a […]Read more "I Create, Therefore I am"