Behind The Scenes: The Grief Practice Book

I find myself in an awkward spot these days, a few months out from self-publishing my second book. I am afraid to fail and I am afraid to succeed. That's how I know I'm right where I should be. This book has had a life of its own. There have been major delays, hiccups, crash … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: The Grief Practice Book

Where We Begin (When It All Ends)

When it all implodes, explodes, hits the fan, comes to Jesus, goes to hell, unravels, derails, blindsides us, sideswipes us, bowls us over or pulls us under the breath is still there starting with the pause after the exhale that moment where we decide to keep breathing to keep living it invites us to sit … Continue reading Where We Begin (When It All Ends)

Dear June

Dear June: you are here so briefly (like it all is) so when you invite me on long walks I drop everything to go when we watch the clouds float by like thoughts, one right after the other, I tell you people call this "doing nothing" but you call it "being" I introduced you to my little … Continue reading Dear June

When the Light Leaves the Sky

Tonight I settle into the trust that is necessary when the light leaves the sky (or our life) into the faith that is required to run my hands over the walls of my heart I cannot see (but I feel thumping with life) I sink into the silence that is the answer I have been looking … Continue reading When the Light Leaves the Sky

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time when I was very sad and very alone I would walk a certain stretch of beach for miles and dream of the woman I would like to be and say to myself, over and over: That woman is worth waiting to meet. I did that for years. It kept me alive. … Continue reading Once Upon a Time

Choosing Moments Over Memories

I am asking myself these days how can I slow down inside so that the external speed of life does not diminish my ability to soak it all in, marinate in it, allow it, and not be bulldozed by it. My little one is growing so fast and I don’t want to have memories. I … Continue reading Choosing Moments Over Memories

If Walking Down the Street Was a Yoga Pose

If walking down the street was a yoga pose, how would we do it? Would we walk more mindfully, consciously, and with attention to how our breath informs our every step? If sitting in a chair was a yoga pose, would we place our limbs with intention, keep our spine lifted and our gaze soft? … Continue reading If Walking Down the Street Was a Yoga Pose

We are the Space

We are the space that holds the light {however bright it may be.} We are the space that holds the darkness {however dark it may get.} We are the space that holds the energy {however charged and wild.} We are the space that holds the silence {however long and still.} We are the space that … Continue reading We are the Space

What I Learned in 2014

I learned that love is like cotton candy. It stretches with you, it sticks to you, it's messy and delicious and makes life more fun. I learned to tread softer on my heart and in my life. I learned the cleanest line can be found not only on a wave or on a rock but in life … Continue reading What I Learned in 2014