Politics

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 [...]

In The Bog Of Determination

Somewhere between tenacious will power and sleepy eyes, between fierce desire accompanied by horse power determination, and spiraling down the road of 2020. Somewhere between a steadfast destination and the abyss beneath our feet.    Eyes tired. Chest tight. I breathe slowly and have another coffee, trying to stay awake for a little longer and get some work done. It’s not even the lack of sleep. I am usually an energy fireball. Give me coffee and I can move like [...]

Between Fear & Fearlessness

It’s an edgy scene on the shady side of town. Pandemic, financial distress, social justice demands met by more police brutality, violations of human rights, the growing horror that is the orange menace in the white house, the post office, the future of our children, the planet, the shaky foundation so many of us are walking on right now, the lies, the disregard of facts, the unknown, the actual danger of the virus, and the world as we have known [...]

Cosmic Love

Whether he dances in the forest of my heart, howls in the dark nights of my soul, meditates on mountain tops inside my head, retreats to his cave, takes the seat of the teacher, or roams the cremation grounds of my life’s deaths, Siva is by far my favorite masculine deity.    (not a gender thing, but rather a code, an energy, a coalition of qualities)    I am a sucker for metaphor. Myths and archetypes help me understand myself [...]

Stir It Up – Imbolc Contemplation

It’s time to stir things up.    Earth is spinning and this northern half of the planet is beginning to receive more light. It grows slowly, not rushing in with bells on. It’s just slowly gaining momentum. With it comes hope. Once upon a time when we lived more attuned to the cycles of the planet, sunlight was  life force. We’re halfway through Winter, and halfway towards Spring. The sun is getting stronger. With it the earth regenerates life as [...]

When The World Breaks Inside Your Heart

The Amazon forest is burning and there’s nothing I can do about it. Tears in my throat. Smoke in my eyes. I feel so angry. Furious. Depressed. Suffocated by the inability to do anything. Petitions. Prayers. Whatever, right? It’s exhausting to marvel at how powerless we are.   It seems as though the Bolsonaros and the Trumps and the Netanyahus of the world are winning.   I’ve always been a doubter, cynical, a bit edgy, and a little jaded. But [...]

With Great Freedom…

The other day I was driving with the kids back from the beach. Rush hour. We took the small streets, trying to avoid big traffic. The light was turning golden, and the way that it moved through the branches of the Jacaranda trees was spectacular. Still some purple woven through them. Dance in their stance.   I reached for my water bottle and took a sip. Sand. Sand in my teeth. You’re gonna maybe think I’m weird, but in that [...]

Girl Boss Gone Bully

#GrilBoss has been trending for a while. It had always struck me as a good slogan. Women Empowerment is suuuuuuper important to me! Girls and women taking back what belongs to them – power, autonomy, choice – is beyond necessary. It’s a serious issue that cannot be taken lightly. Women’s Rights still need to be fought for. Just look at Alabama. We are still on the battlefield, people!   There’s a sexiness to Girl Boss. Not the kind that is [...]

Fuck DeVos

It is on days like the ones we've had since January 20th that I cannot help but asking myself: What difference does another down dog make? What's the point of getting on my mat? What's the point of mantra and mudra? Why should I even bother to meditate? How can I create a sacred relationship with a universe that has a Bannon in it, and a Donald Trump as the president of the US? And who cares about a stupid [...]

Resistance. Recognition. Ritual.

Sisters and brother of humanity, What a week! How far can this go? Unfortunately, probably very far... It's hard not to get swayed by the currents of current events. I am doing my best not to lose my mind, trying to anchor myself in breath, maintaining a sense of stability by living my "normal" life, teaching classes and clients, writing in the mornings, practicing, going to the farmers market, cooking organic food for the family, telling bedtime stories, taking a 3 day [...]

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