Self-Care Expedition Day 7: turning towards food

[Note: this is Day 7 of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition. I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join in as well through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.] Welcome to Day 7! We are now on the homestretch of our Expedition. :) I realized something over the ...

Self-Care Expedition Days 5 & 6: going dark for the weekend

[Note: this is Day 5 (and 6!) of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition. I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join in as well through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.] My check-in today is going to be very brief. I'm feeling the need for a mini-break ...

Self-Care Expedition Day 4: waiting for a break in the rain

[Note: this is Day 4 of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition. I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join in as well through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.] In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm actually one day ahead of everyone in this expedition. I started ...

Self-Care Expedition Day 3: the pressure-resistance piece

[Note: this is Day 3 of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition in which I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join this expedition at any point through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.] Yesterday morning, I woke up feeling excited about driving to Forest Park and walking ...

Self-Care Expedition Day 2: the betrayal of my body

[Note: this is Day 2 of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition in which I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join this expedition at any point through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.] Today I want to begin to unravel this whole 'me not trusting my body ...

Self-Care Expedition Day 1 – initial reflections

[Note: this is Day 1 of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition. You are welcome to join this expedition at any point through making your own 10-day commitment, commenting and/or silently supporting.] Man. Have I ever been cranky the past couple of days. Ever since announcing this expedition, actually. Saying Yes to spending 10 days noticing and reflecting on ...

The Return of the Free, Online, Self-Care Expedition

A couple of years ago I hosted a number of Self-Care Expeditions, an opportunity for like-minded adventurers to practice self-care skills together. I've been seriously slacking in a couple of my primary self-care routines. I want to deepen into these core skills once again. I'd love to have your support... and for you to join me! Here's ...

Allowing What was Hidden to be Seen

Snowy greetings from Portland! I'm going to jump right in... There have been quite a few changes in my work over the past few years... changes that have led to new offerings and services. Most of these new offerings, however, have been by invitation-only to women who were already working with me. Now these changes are beginning to ...

Aligning with Purpose in 2014

Hear ye! Hear ye!  Malidoma Somé, African elder, teacher, and mentor, is returning to Portland! He will be offering personal divinations and a one-day ritual focused on the mineral element and knowing/living your purpose. To hear a story about how receiving a divination from him resolved one of the burning questions of my life, continue reading... In ...

The Power of Yes

In about 10 days, I will be at the Pacific ocean, facilitating a radical water ritual for women. This ritual offers the opportunity to let go of and release the old stories, beliefs, patterns, and pain that no longer serve who we want to be. As this ritual approaches, I am reminded of previous rituals and ...