Plan A

Somewhere in my teens or 20s I missed the turn sign that announced: You are now leaving your Plan A life and heading for Plan B. Who knew the path back to Plan A would be so hard to find, be the journey of a lifetime, a pilgrimage into the heart that would deliver me, … Continue reading Plan A

What Are You Waiting For?

What are you waiting for? The world will never approve those big dreams those too-good-to-be-trues It will never applaud your going-for-broke your trusting your instinct your following your heart You must approve yourself trust in it all and risk it all that heart, that gut, that comfortable life it must all get put on the … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?

The 4 Gratitudes

I am so grateful he comes home every night and sleeps in my bed and loves our child and holds us together heartsoulandskin I am so grateful he is my teacher those little eyes so wise and clear reminding me of what matters and what doesn’t sharing giggles and tears and teaching me patience every … Continue reading The 4 Gratitudes

The Hard Things

I want to speak of the breakthroughs and the dreams achieved and not about how I keep running up against the edges of my heart. those cold, stubborn edges that don't want to budge for anyone, soften for anyone, open for anyone, which is why she often has to be broken open in joy or … Continue reading The Hard Things

Shamelessly

There was a time when the sun and the moon were my only constants. I could see both out my window and, although I didn’t know it at the time, they were serving as my nonjudgemental friends, as the witness to an inner life that I shared with almost no one. They rose with me, … Continue reading Shamelessly

Finding Our Soul Rhythm

“A child’s natural rhythm is much closer to a soul rhythm than that of most adults.”-Shefali Tsabary Lately my son has been trying to talk. He curls up his tongue and spits out whatever noises, grunts, or howls he can muster. Unlike when he was learning to walk, he’s not cautious about it. He just … Continue reading Finding Our Soul Rhythm

Soul Work

To get right to the point, Why are you here? Let’s put our learned answers aside for a moment because I’m interested in your answer, not something you learned from a doctrine or a book or an authority figure. And I’m not even that interested in your answer. I’m interested in your asking the question … Continue reading Soul Work