Hello friends, I’ve always valued authentic and full expression and have done my best to communicate accordingly, at least most of the time. From the time I was young, I held the role in my family and friend groups as a “truth teller,” often enthusiastically taking the hand (or in this case the trunk) of […]Read more "From A Void To A Voice"
Hello friends, Last week in the Bay Area, Mama Nature sent out a very clear message that we had gone from Summer to Fall. On Tuesday and Wednesday the outside temp in our city’s normally mild atmosphere hit 100 degrees. By Friday the high was half of that and suddenly our tank tops were covered […]Read more "Swing Around The Rosy… And Not So Rosy"
Hello friends, I was one of those kids who loved to be in the spotlight. Maybe it was because, as a pastor’s kid, I was born into the gaze of a large community, or maybe it’s just in my nature, but I took to my role on stage with gusto. The attention felt welcome, fueling […]Read more "My Self… Centered."
Greetings Dear Ones – In my line of work, illusions can get a bad rap. In the context of healing and coaching, I’m often questioning the stories that may be unconsciously ruling our lives. Our mind is constantly playing tricks on us – robbing us from the gifts of the past, aliveness of the present […]Read more "Magic-splaining"
Hi friends, Just wanted to drop in your inbox to remind you- There’s nothing about you that needs to be fixed. Seriously, there’s not one single part of you that showed up on this planet, or slowly became, defective. You are not fixed and you don’t need to be fixed. In my coaching practice the […]Read more "What Are You Fixing For?"
“Maybe they won’t like this newsletter. Someone may read it and think I’m too ‘out there,’ or don’t know what I’m talking about… or not sensitive to other people’s realities… or perhaps there will be grammatical or spelling errors… or I’ll mess something up and send it out with the wrong month written in the […]Read more "Falling Thoughts Ahead"
Welcome to March Dear Ones, Last weekend, I held up an old sweater of mine, considering whether it still “sparked joy” in me. Turns out, not so much. So I thanked the sweater for occasionally keeping me warm and for keeping my closet full, and placed it in the “to-go” pile along with several of […]Read more "KonMari’ing Our Souls"
Hello Loves – And Happy New Year to you! (A bit belated for the Gregorian calendar, but right on time for the Lunar Calendar, which begins anew today!) I had every intention of getting a January newsletter out – even had it half written a few days after NYD – but, so far anyway, 2019 is […]Read more "The Gall of It All"
(december’s newsletter for anyone that missed it while the site was down)Read more "advent of surprise"
dear friends, being overseas, mostly offline except for uploading some photos now and then – immersed in mama’s nature’s radiance and in relationship with so many beautiful, powerful souls, for an entire month was a sweet and rejuvenating respite. my time, in both indonesia and japan, was rich beyond measure, and i’m still integrating at […]Read more "pause, breathe, soften… love"