May 16, 2017

The other night I had a conversation where my tender vulnerability bubbled up to the surface. I felt my throat tighten reflexively; it was like a rope around my neck trying keep the words inside. I took a risk, stepped off the cliff, and shared what was in my heart.

It was a potent moment of...

March 28, 2017

I was talking with a good friend this morning when I realized how significant emojis had become in my texting life. This was especially true in my last relationship. I remember how once we’d begun the descent into separation and were treading on unsteady ground, I’d often make it mean somet...

March 4, 2017

Being able to listen openly and stay in your body and your heart when someone is triggered is a gift, coming and going.

What is apparent to me is that there’s really no ‘other’ who is going through their stuff. It’s really just one of us taking our turn in that moment at experiencing a karmi...

February 25, 2017

One sunny morning I had the pleasure of watching my 10-year old daughter and a group of her peers as they proudly displayed their trapeze skills at their end of session show. I could palpably feel their joy as they wrapped themselves around the bars like pretzels, dangled from silks, and d...

December 16, 2016

Spending time with my daughter Meera on Sunday was powerful. Something new opened in our relationship.

We spent the day together tending to our home. I find that there is so much that happens when we just hang out. We don’t always need to go on an adventure or do some amazing collage project...

October 31, 2016

Relationships are fertile ground for anyone wanting to become a mature adult. It’s amazing how we can feel so mature, how we can appear to have it so together and then we enter into a committed relationship.

I’ve been in a committed partnership for a little more than a year with a wonderful...

October 15, 2016

Being in a body is incredibly vulnerable. Sometimes you think you are going in for a routine exam and then you wind up having a biopsy. A biopsy is defined as “the removal for diagnostic study of a piece of tissue from a living body.”  My living body was cut into and a piece of tissue was e...

September 15, 2016

I awoke at the break of dawn feeling tender and deeply grateful. It is my daughter’s tenth birthday. I actually woke up out of a sound sleep at approximately 3 o’clock in the morning which was almost exactly when she was born ten years ago today and as I write this my eyes well up with tear...

August 30, 2016

Intimacy. True intimacy asks us for a level of honesty that is unparalleled. It invites us to speak when our tendency is to close down and hide just as a tortoise might retreat into its shell when it feels threatened. Being truly seen can feel threatening and scary at times and yet hiding b...

June 28, 2016

We arrive in this world with a secret message written on our souls in invisible ink. It is as if someone you love leans in so close that you can feel their sweet, warm breath on your face as they whisper in your ear, “Live in communion with Spirit and you’ll be happy.” We hear this and then...

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