One of the things that feels so clear at 39, and would have seemed utterly impossible at 25 or 35, is the firm knowing that I feel so much better now at nearly 40 than I did in my twenties and early thirties. In my body. In my heart. In my day-to-day, and when I'm on adventures like the one I just came back from, five days in the woods in on-and-off-again rain with a toddler and no galoshes until the 3rd day.Read More
Audre Lorde, one of my great heroines, famously wrote, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”Read More
When we give ourselves permission to break from our devices it frees up space in our minds, hearts, and psyches to create the things we wouldn't normally create and truly practice presence, a lost art form in these days.Read More
Happy New Year!
Can you feel it? It's the dawn of a bright new year. Two nights ago, I lit a fire in our backyard, surrounded by friends drunk on champagne, hot buttered rums, or just love, and got ready to burn 2016. I mean I really burn it.Read More
Tonight is the longest night of the year, making tomorrow (Thursday) the day that the light begins returning and the days get shorter. Incrementally, we'll notice our long days of sunshine and green growing things returning...Read More
I just wanted to drop you a note to remind you that this coming Tuesday you have 2 chances to join me for Warm Heart, Strong Body: An Herbal Benefit Class for the Victims of the Oakland Fire. We'll be gathering online at 11am PST / 2pm PST, and at 6pm in Berkeley, CA. The class is by-donation, pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds will go to help those whose loved ones passed in the tragic fire at the artist collective...Read More
This has been a hard year for many of us, and the last week in my community was especially hard. For those that may not have heard, Oakland suffered a great loss Friday evening when an artist's collective and event space burned down in a 3-alarm fire, taking 36 beautiful souls from us. It's the most deadly fire in California since those that followed the 1909 San Francisco earthquake.Read More
Here we are, deep in the throes of Autumn. Season of ancestors, roots, rocks, falling leaves, and comfy sweaters. I hope this note finds you well!
In this little missive, I have three separate but related bits of news for you.Read More
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that the first of my FREE online workshops on magic, business, and writing is tomorrow. Exciting!Read More
Happy October. This is, without a doubt, my favorite month of the year. I love it's witchiness. I love the fall colors, not just the leaves, but the way the light is a little more subtle and everything feels more nuanced...Read More