Closing out the year with reflections

Closing out the year with reflections

Even though the official start to winter is still a couple weeks away, I’m feeling the cold in my bones. I believe it’s because the days are so short as we approach the solstice. And isn’t it funny that the longest night of the year, the lowest point in the light cycle of the sun, […]

Taking Action in the Midst of a Hurtful World

Taking Action in the Midst of a Hurtful World

I received a 2019 calendar in the mail this week from one of my favorite SF non profits, Project Open Hand, and I suddenly realized that we’re approaching the close of the second decade of this century, this millennium, and I was blown away. I began to think about what I imagined the world would be […]

Can We still Create a Curated Life?

Can We still Create a Curated Life?

It use to be that as a culture we were limited in how much we could own music, movies, books, photos and so on by the amount of space we had in our homes. Yet now with endless digital storage, we can have more and more and more of all these things. We can keep […]

Turning off summer brain

Turning off summer brain

School’s back in session and I’ve managed to get out of bed and get my kids to school for almost two weeks now. It hasn’t been easy, I’ll tell you that. I feel like I’ve gone from sunny river living to foggy mornings- both outside and in my head. It’s not been easy for my […]

Staying anchored

Staying anchored

This spring and summer, the simple act of drying flowers has become a ritual. It takes very little time, but I engage in it everyday. I look outside to see the flowers growing. Mainly, I enjoy their color, texture and smell, yet I’m also keeping watch to I know if it’s time to gather the […]

I feel the call of summer

I feel the call of summer

The summer solstice has just passed and the warm dry air is arriving, pushing away the gentleness of spring, the finicky nature of spring’s cold, then hot, then rainy days. I feel the heat on my body and the suns rays which can burn my sensitive skin. In some ways, I feel like I’m waking […]

Tricky Thoughts

My clients that do the deepest work with me know more about their thoughts than they did before. They learn how to be with them, observe them and even love them whether the thoughts are true or not, helpful or hurtful, positive or negative. This is the same personal work I do everyday.  The work […]

It’s been a crazy world swirling around me over the last few months

…I’ve got not time. …I can’t possibly get that completed. …There’s no way I can fit anything else in my day.   I’m sure many of you have had similar thoughts before, maybe even right now in your life, or maybe last year or last month.  Well, I’m right in the middle of crazy right […]

Digital clutter’s so easy to hide

With the availability of cloud storage, bigger and bigger phone memories, and plus amazing computer capabilities; it’s easy to just keep collecting digital stuff. We’ve got photos, emails, documents, banking, baseball schedules, school meetings, the list goes on. And when we shut off our phones and close our laptops it’s easy to forget how much […]

It’s a crazy world swirling around me

It’s a crazy world swirling around me

…I’ve got no time. …I can’t possibly get that completed. …There’s no way I can fit anything else in my day….. I’m sure many of you have had similar thoughts before, maybe even right now, or last year or last month. Well, I’m right in the middle of crazy currently. And the nutty thing is, […]