Listening to Our Bodies

The Conflict Between Winter and Modern Life

We've just exited what is, for many of us in the northern hemisphere, the busiest, most hectic, and stressful time of the year - the holiday season. Even before the holidays were over, however, I noticed article after article and blog post after blog post heralding the new year through asking 'what is your plan for ...

Coming Soon! Sacred Self-Care – the guidebook

If you've spent much time here, it has likely became obvious that self-care is a very sacred and transformative practice for me. However, what I call 'self-care' might be different than you think. For me, self-care is a system based in Core Skills. Skills that anyone can learn and that lead to ever-deepening and evolving insights and ...

What Does Self-Care Mean to You?

Do you have a clear sense of the things that nourish and support you through both the joys and the challenges of life? With the holiday season already underway, now is the perfect time to pause and center deeply into those things that nourish and support you on a daily basis, into self-care. It wasn't that many ...

Self-Care Expedition Day 9: applying inquiry to a thought about food

[Note: this is Day 9 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.] This whole food-thing is definitely not getting any easier. At least not yet. I again, spent all day yesterday ...

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 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 ...

The Wonder of Wandering

Yesterday was the 4th class of my Listening and Shiva Nata series. It has been even more fun than I’d anticipated. The combination of listening, working with the senses, and Shiva Nata is like a freaking wonder drug! Anyway, yesterday we were playing with the concept of Body Radar – that innate ability of our bodies ...