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, theContinue reading “Out of an Orange Colored Sky”

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, hasContinue reading “A New Kind of Resilience”

Discomfort… Growth’s Essential Worker

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’tContinue reading “Discomfort… Growth’s Essential Worker”

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 isContinue reading “Same Storm, Different Boats”

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 piquedContinue reading “Crisis… Chrysalis”

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 myContinue reading “Don’t be Self”ish””

Roaring 2020s: Listening In & Speaking Up

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 cardContinue reading “Roaring 2020s: Listening In & Speaking Up”