Leverage Life’s Obstacles

Maybe you're on a roll right now. Woohoo! Some of us feel like things are starting to move, to open, and to flow more smoothly. Some of us are finding new grooves to dance to. And still, some of us feel more stuck than we did last year. If this is you - you are not alone! We are living in a world that many find it challenging to navigate. And there are those of us who feel a combination [...]

Stag Nation

Andrew, the kids, and I took a road trip through Northern California to Southern Oregon - up close to the coast and then down through the Cascade Range and the Eastern Sierras. We reunited with a best friend, played in the river, talked to the Redwoods, had breakfast in San Francisco, stood in the presence of volcanic power, washed our eyes and feet in bejeweled alpine lakes, soaked in massive beauty, saw places we’ve always wanted to see, experienced some [...]

To Be A Bull (not a bully)

Hey love,   Happy New Moon!    This new Lunar Cycle begins today in the sign of Taurus - the archetype of mid-Spring, embodying the sensual, flourishing, fertile vibes of the season.   It calls us into pleasure. “Stop working so damn hard!” she says as she runs barefoot into the meadow, where a carpet of colorful blossoms meet her skin tenderly, and wash over her eyes, as the scent fills her nose with the promise of good things.    [...]

Unfurling Fern – Keep Recreating Yourself

How is your body feeling lately? Are you feeling more awake and ready to go? Or still super tired? Bubbling with new energy? Or maybe the exhaustion of this past year is catching up to you?    Earlier this week, on my solo morning walk, I saw some fuzzy, furry spirals of unfurling ferns, finding their way toward the light, finding their way into their fernness.    I was planning to show that to the kids on our afternoon walk, [...]

Integrate Effort And Surrender

Hey lovely!    How accepting of this past year’s hardships have you been? How much resistance to everything that has been going on have you encountered within yourself?    How welcoming of yourself, of your feelings, of your ambivalence have you been through all the upheaval that you’ve been navigating - personally and collectively?    When is it time to surrender to life’s messages?  Where should you give a good fight? When is it a healthy choice to pull back? [...]

Maha Shivaratri – Desire, Love, Devotion, Commitment, Freedom

I love a good holiday - one that invites us to contemplate deeply, to call for our inspiration, to bring form to our desires, to bring forth the expression of our deepest longing. Last night (and today) is one of my favorite holidays. It is Maha Shivaratri - the Great Night Of Shiva.   In India, this is a night of great celebration and deep meditation. The tradition is to fast and stay up all night, to commune with the [...]

Why Simplicity Is Not Always A Good Idea

Such interesting times we're living through. So many opportunities to reinvent ourselves. So much possibility in restructuring society. We know it isn't easy, or simple. We know the road ahead of us is twisted and full of dangers and surprises.   In many ways, simplifying certain things in our lives can help make life easier, smoother, less stressful. That’s often a good idea. Especially in a world that feeds us stress for breakfast, bathes us in anxiety, and covers us [...]

Underworld Adventure

It’s been an intense year, and as it launches itself into the final stretch, it offers some relief, but still the bells of crazies ring loud.     The leaves change colors and fall off the trees, and the world darkens and quiets down and  cools off. We descend. Some of us hear the call to go into the inner spaces, into our roots. Down below the surfaces, deep, down, and in we go. We burrow with the scorpions.    It’s [...]

Broken With Golden Seams

I wake up in the mornings and I wonder - how could this dystopian sci-fi novel that we are living through get any crazier? There’s no way! And then it does. Every day holds another ridiculous twist in the plot, which makes this book seem so over the top. And then the psycho, comic book villain, ridiculous orange monster from the sewers is put on steroids. I mean…    Some days I feel drained. Like nothing is left in me [...]

Feeling Scattered?

The energy of Summer is slipping away. We are making our way toward the dark days of the year. It feels like we’ve been in the dark days of the year the whole year. The Great Unknown has been a reliable friend. It’s back to school time for some of us. Like other people, I feel a sense of stagnation, even as we move into this new beginning. This year demands of us to stay put as we fall apart. [...]