Mindset

Stop, Drop, & Ask

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One of my practices for 2018 is to stop trying to GET anyone to anything. I really don’t want to spend my time and energy convincing, defending, insisting, working to get anyone to want what I want or agree with what I believe or see […]

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Creativity

When you knew…

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I was heartbroken when Mary Oliver died though I loved the outpouring of remembrances, the chance to read favorite lines and poems from people on the twitter. The best thing I read was a tweet referencing one of her most famous lines: Tell me, what is […]

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Insights

Everybody gets to stay on the bus

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Imagine yourself in a car with a terrified toddler. She’s in a full-blown panic about something that doesn’t really make any sense. The fear, for her, is real. But YOU know that she’s operating with a wee, unformed brain. She doesn’t have all the information–she’s two!    She’s sure […]

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The TAO of You

Your Big Heart

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There’s a big heart in all of us that holds all our answers. It’s full and strong and resilient and pulsing with love, endless love, for you and all of your human everything-ness. It sees you, welcomes you, ADORES you, has wisdom for you. No matter how […]

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Mindset

Set Yourself Free

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I would like to start this off by sharing some things about myself: I can be a pushy, rigid, controlling, know-it-all, sure that my way is the right way. I can get stuck in regret and horrendous self-criticism about what I didn’t do or should have done. I can compare myself to others, making them […]

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Self-care

Stand Still

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You, in this moment, are this leaf: frozen in time, fantastic, fleeting and soon, if not already, falling to the ground.    Before you were this leaf, you were its bud, and before that, a bump, and before that, a promise, a shadow, an energetic space calling […]

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Mindset

Doing right by you

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People love you, for sure. They want you to be happy. They do! They want you to do the things that make you feel excited, energized, and fulfilled. Except that often, when you start doing those things, they freak out a little. Or a lot. […]

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Body Compass

Fear & Freedom

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I spent last weekend in New York at a workshop led by Josh Pais the actor, teacher, and the creator of Committed Impulse (CI). If you’ve never heard of Josh Pais and his work, go read more about it right now. It’s extraordinarily powerful, exhilaratingly profound work. He […]

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