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Apple pie and cheddar cheese. Fear and courage. Hungry and satisfied. Independent and dependent. Grief and compassion. Utter lostness and presence. Single and partnered. Strength and helplessness. Female and male. Dualities. Opposites. Two halves of a whole. I name...read more
Does lying in the backyard together watching the total solar eclipse count? How about making sure I get some veggies in at every meal? What about dancing wildly to feel my juicy aliveness? Yes. It all counts. Self-care is about listening to what your bodysoul (body,...read more
We begin in the name of Allah. Alleluia, Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy. There is no God but God. Sacred, Holy, Heaven here on earth. Just four of the many chants/dances we began with our first night of the Dances of Universal Peace retreat with Sufi teacher...read more
something different: a little, rhyming summer poem for you! 🙂 Even though we rarely eat sweets, Dave's 60th needed a treat. Something summery, simple, and celebratory to follow salmon, salad, memories, and stories. The family in the garden all gathered...read more
This is the final post in a 3-part series on Unfolding the Heart. Start here, or listen to the full talk. Let’s take this a little deeper. Let’s look for the innocence. This was a hard one for me in the forgiveness work I’ve been engaged in over the past year. To...read more
This is the 2nd of a 3-part series. Read the first. Or listen to the full talk. Just choose Love over Fear! Love forgives. Fear blames and holds grudges. Not so fast. This may be true. In fact, I know it is, but for most of us it’s not that simple. The truth is: ...read more
This is the 1st of a 3-part series. Read the 2nd here. Or listen to the full talk. The F-Word. As a born-again Christian (and an Enneagram type One), this word was totally off limits. It was a BAD word. Only BAD people used it. And I, of course, did not want to be...read more
I’ve been practicing bowing recently. When I was researching possible publishers for the book I’m working on, I stumbled upon a book called Bowing by Dahn Yoga Education. I was intrigued and ordered it. When it came, I devoured it in one sitting and started...read more
One of the things I am so grateful to my mom for is the time we spent in the kitchen together! 🙂 She made it fun! We all got to get involved in whatever was being cooked up--from blanching and peeling peaches and canning them, to scraping corn off the cob for...read more
May a woman's heart be a vast open field upon which wild horses can run. ~ Tibetan Buddhist saying My New Year's theme for 2017 is Free Heart. While i knew clearly that this was my path for 2017, i needed time to understand more and to live into it before writing...read more