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Rituals & Reflections

Rituals & Reflections

The transition from 2016 to 2017 is feeling especially poignant to me, and I headed out on the land for a “vision walk” today.  It is a ritual I like to do at the New Year to consciously acknowledge the opportunity for creative renewal and healing in the midst of the transition. I took these questions with […]

When Life Sends You Spinning

When Life Sends You Spinning

Lately I have been spinning. I have had vertigo, a very disorienting, uncomfortable experience to say the least. Yet there has been something oddly affirming in navigating this illness because it has been such a clear, loud physical reflection for what is unfolding in my life as a whole. Have you ever felt like the […]

Follow Your Resistance

Follow Your Resistance

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance…. We can navigate by Resistance, letting it guide us to that calling or action that we must follow before all others. Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our […]

Community: The Most Overlooked Part of Your Self-Care Journey

Community: The Most Overlooked Part of Your Self-Care Journey

“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.”[i] —Adrienne Rich Sometimes when my heart is hurting, or I am feeling angry, lost, or disempowered, I can feel the tug […]

The Expectation Trap

The Expectation Trap

One of the traps that I see most of us fall into on our health journeys is getting stuck with unhelpful ideas like, “I need to stick to ________ in order to be healthy,” or “If only I _______, then I’d be healthy.” This orientation can create a lot of rigidity, self-judgments, and a very […]

Rest and Resilience

Rest and Resilience

The other day when I was feeling exhausted and very much needing solace and rest, the wise words of one of my favorite poet’s, David Whyte, popped up on my computer screen. He says… “Rest is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is the essence of […]

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