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The larger picture of gratitude

I’m currently writing from my friend Makenna’s house in Provence, France, as cooking is happening all around me. Makenna and her partner  Chris’s new baby girl, Magnolia, sleeps nearby. I’ve …

On grief, gratitude, and gremlins

“I’m letting myself go feral,” my friend Satya told me many moons ago after her partner had died suddenly. She was deep in her inner process, and I was struck …

To the daughter I never had

A few days ago, I took my ex-boyfriend’s 12-year old daughter into New York City to go shopping. I knew it would be a fun trip to see the City …

Who We Walk Upon

Today, I’m thinking about the ancestors.   First, because it is October, the month Halloween (traditionally called Hallowmas or Samhain) , of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and …

Travel Date, Day 52 update

Travel Date, Day 52; Star Date September 2, 2018 How do you know when something is a warning versus an obstacle to overcome? This was my pondering at midnight a …

How to Hurt Others

Today, inspired by a challenging day I experienced earlier this month, I start my new “How To…” series. And our first writing is on: How to Hurt Others Why would …

Walking through the fire

Sometimes we must simply walk through the flames to reach the other side, for they are purifying and strengthening, even as they burn through our egoic defenses. If we’ve tried …

Powerful or pitiful? Be both.

Most of us hate the thought of being pitiful, or being pitied. We would rather buck up and be strong, fearless, and cool. But sometimes our false ideas of what …

Creativity, Cycles, and Courage

For me, creativity is not about what you create, but how you create. Fear and creativity often go hand and hand. When we are truly being creative I believe we …