Drying, Dying, And Devouring Life

What makes you feel alive these days? How do you connect to your life force?  What is your life about right now?   This season brings with it a gentle reminder that death is woven into the unfoldment of life. It isn’t some far away and out there thing that happens at the end. Death breathes its lessons into the cycles of the earth, into the seasons of our lives, into the change we see and seek in our own [...]

By |2021-10-19T21:21:32-07:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Mama! I’m afraid that one day I will break!”

How are you holding together these days? Do you feel fragmented?  Do you have your shit together?  What’s disintegrating? What’s becoming clear? Where’s the clutter?  What pieces no longer fit together?  Who are you becoming?    Lights are out. Big girl is up in the bunk bed. I hear her toss and turn - the usual hard to settle into a sleepy mode. I’m cuddling with the younger one in the bottom bed. He’s trying to be quiet. Every once [...]

By |2021-10-19T21:18:16-07:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weave The Web Of Presence And Rest

What are you focusing on these days? Where do you find your thoughts taking you on a regular basis? Where does your body spend most of its day?  Where does it want to go? What does your heart sing about? Who and what are you showing up to?   You’ve probably figured out that I’m not the kind yogini who turns away from the world. I don't promote negating one’s experience, or rising above it. I feel it is our [...]

By |2021-10-19T21:15:53-07:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

September Serenade

Happy (or interesting, or deep, or loving, or gentle, or lit up, or peaceful, or fierce, or enlivening, or grounded, or spacious, or evolutionary, or whatever you are calling into your life right now) September!    Can you believe it’s September already?! How? I have always had a complicated relationship with this month. As a kid, school started on September 1st. I was building up sadness through all of August in preparation for this horrible day that marked the end [...]

By |2021-09-08T07:08:39-07:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carve Your Own Path

How is your body feeling as the moon wanes, post its blue lunar fullness? How is your heart, as the sun’s power slowly surrenders to shorter days? How is your mind dealing with the spinning of the world through this phase in global pandemic, this wave of humanitarian crisis, this hit of natural disasters?   I hope that you give yourself a few gentle pauses throughout the day to check in with yourself, and to check in with loved ones. [...]

By |2021-08-26T21:41:58-07:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

In The Liminal

How’s your nervous system these days? Are you grounded enough? Are you moving enough? Are you breathing?    Whether you’re feeling completely lost at sea in this unfamiliar world right now, or trying to fit into old models of pre-pandemic living, or actually reaching a place where your feet land on soil, the voice of the liminal echoes through the chambers of this time.   I shared with you last week some of my thoughts about uncertainty. It is interesting [...]

By |2021-08-26T21:30:42-07:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Empowered In Times Of Uncertainty

How are you feeling during this period of opening, and closing, and still opening, and having to weigh the risks, and figure out how to move forward, how to take care of yourself and take care of others, how to live in this current world, and maybe how to reinvent it?   What are you present to on this August day, having passed the point of Mid-Summer, with the sun still strong, and with the leaves of the Sycamore trees [...]

By |2021-08-26T21:18:59-07:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

To Be A Fool

What are you learning lately? What are the current most valuable lessons that you are taking in right now?    I’ve been thinking about the archetype of the Fool a lot lately.    A nomad. A joker. A fresh outlook. A new perspective. Wandering aimlessly. Or so it seems. Speaking the truth. Living in integrity. An explorer. A wild spirit. A tree hugger. An innocent mind and a wise ass. Carrying life’s experiences and important lessons in a sack on [...]

By |2021-05-06T21:20:24-07:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where You Place Your Heart

What’s in your heart these days? If you could articulate your heart’s message right now, what would it say? What words? What colors? What textures? What shapes would it take?    Where do you place your heart? Who do you offer it to? What are you dedicated to?   In Sanskrit, Shraddha is the word for Faith. It literally translates as; Where you place your heart.   I love that, because it takes away the need to believe, and offers, [...]

By |2021-02-05T14:27:18-08:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What To Accept When You’re Accepting

I feel like it was last week when the Sycamore trees on our street started to bedeck themselves with green. Time has been spinning faster and faster. The Sycamore leaves are yellow and brown now, drying up, ready to make their annual Autumn crunchy carpet on the street. I watch these stunning trees on my walks, in awe of their ability to change, to let go, to cycle through the years without protest, to give into aging and death with [...]

By |2020-09-30T01:24:33-07:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments