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 ...

A Story of Hope

I've only recently began to believe in hope. Prior to last spring, I didn't even know that I didn't believe in hope. I had no idea how meaningless hope was to me. Yes, there were clues. For instance, two years ago, I was teaching a How to Thrive During the Holidays workshop and we were practicing connecting to ...

An Enchanted Day

I never wanted to get married, it's true. And yet, I've always been fascinated with wedding photos. While I don't seek them out, if there happens to be a wedding magazine readily available, I will pick it up, thumb through it, and either exclaim over or (more often) mock the gowns, the table settings, and whatever decorations may ...

The Thing I Never Thought I’d Do

AN OPEN LETTER TO YOU: Hello You, I have some things to tell you. Things that are personal in nature. Things that, while personal, are directly affecting how I am showing up in my business right now. Let's go. I'm getting married on September 29th. Shocking. To me at least. I never wanted to get married. I was never that girl ...