Let It All Fall Apart

Save your strength for those who need you to be strong but how tender can you be with your own heart how patient can you be with your own growth how kind can you be to your weak parts Hold it together when others are collapsing but once in a while let it all fall … Continue reading Let It All Fall Apart

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

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

We Were Wild Once

We were wild once you know. We howled without embarrassment, we cried out for what we needed, wanted, loved. We did not know our skin color mattered because our heart pumped so perfectly. We did not know looks were important because we saw smiles instead of symmetry. We did not know judgement because we were … Continue reading We Were Wild Once

Yoga As An Undoing

I recently attended an evening yoga class at a small studio near me that holds classes outside on a large wooden deck. I practiced next to a large tree trunk that emerged through the deck and the ocean air reminded me to inhale fully. At the end of the class as I set up for … Continue reading Yoga As An Undoing

4 Ways to Be More Authentic

"At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being."-Albert Camus I feel porous lately. Life is sinking in, not just rolling off of me as I rush through it. I don’t want to lose that porousness. I want to soak up … Continue reading 4 Ways to Be More Authentic

Body & Soul

I'm in search of a little bit of soul lately. The kind you find by going in and not out. It's an itch I can't ignore, and it usually grabs me when I've been neglecting myself for one reason or another. This soulfulness I seek feels a lot like groundedness. I know it when I've … Continue reading Body & Soul

The Landscape of Our Life

It starts here. The Change. The Change we all dream of. Nicer people, more love, close communities, supportive neighbors, honest conversations. It starts at home and it starts with you. It starts with me. The person talking to you, are you listening to them? Are you looking in their eyes? Are you feeling their energy? … Continue reading The Landscape of Our Life