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 ...

The Medicine of Hops, the Brush Rabbit

It was nearly a year ago when I first met Hops, the brush rabbit. I was stuck in one of those loops, one of those endless mental loops. My mind was circling and circling and circling, constantly repeating this one scenario that ended time after time with this super intense feeling of barely repressed terror and ...

The Story of the Floating Head

Note: the following story spent quite some time as my homepage. It now has a new home... here! Enjoy. :) There once was a creative, kooky, brilliant mind stuck in a floating head. The mind was filled with ideas, plans, and wise, loving thoughts. Unfortunately, without a body, it had no way to implement or to bring ...

How Lighting a Red Candle Changed My Life

Over the past years, my concept of what self-care means (for myself) has changed drastically. This is good. This is to be expected when the basis for my work is about evolution and allowing/expecting things to change. The very fact that what self-care means has changed so much indicates to me that I am on my ...