Out of an Orange Colored Sky

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 […]

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Hocus-Pocus Focus

Hi friends, Election day in America is just a few short days away. Or, for many of us, a few excruciatingly long days – and potentially sleepless nights – away – with who knows how much time in front us of even more uncertainty. I hope beyond hope that we are all voting. Whatever your […]

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A New Kind of Resilience

“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 […]

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listening.

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 […]

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Same Storm, Different Boats

  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 […]

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Crisis… Chrysalis

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 […]

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Interconnected Immunity

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 – […]

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Don’t be Self”ish”

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 […]

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