Underneath

      There’s something about being on the other side of the world that gives me pause when I think about commenting on all that’s happened in America recently.  While I love my new home here in rural South Africa beyond reason, there’s part of my heart which will always remain enmeshed with the […]

homecoming

I’m home. After driving more than 1200 miles and sleeping in six beds in nine days, across eight states, I am home. This trip was different than most – I drove rather than flying, I went back to a place I once knew well rather than exploring new territory,  I didn’t stay in one place […]

clarity

  You asked and I finally answered.  Thanks for your patience.   While most of the work I do comes to me through recommendations and referrals, it’s time to be clear about the ways we can work together.   Here’s the link to the page with all my current offerings.  Feel free, of course, to […]

fencing

  Good fences make good neighbors, or so they say. It’s a fine line, though, isn’t it, the creation and maintenance of a visible boundary and yet allowing for the relationship? And if you think about it, no one really teaches us Fence Building 101 – not in school, not ever. And yet there’s truth […]

Fixing

  Everything can be fixed. It’s true. That’s not the problem.   The problem, you see, is that we think we are broken.   We are told, sometimes from the earliest of our days, that we are too – too much and at the same time, too little.   Too big, too small, too loud, […]

Preamble

  There is so much going on in the world right now that, quite frankly, is making it really hard for many of us to stay engaged.  And at the same time, calling for all of us to rise. I don’t have the words to address it all right now – my heart and mind […]

depths

    I finished this painting yesterday, and I knew it had something to do with the landscape of my heart, and perhaps the landscape of your heart, of our collective hearts.   Here’s how it began, all drippy and swirling, with clear quartz grains thrown in to bring light, harmony and healing.     […]

Twenty years…

    I’m doing a lovely program called One Story: Ten Facets with the wonderful writer, Jena Schwartz.  Here’s the free writing from today’s prompt – written as I would twenty years from now.  A practice I highly recommend, visiting your future self.  So much magic there.   Twenty years ago, fifteen years into this […]

depths

  You don’t have to be all better (or even much improved)   The scars you carry tell your story (they help us to know you)   They remind you of who you are where you’ve been (all you have encountered)   Let me ask you a question one you (may not have heard before) […]

normal

  The way I regard those who hurt me today will affect how I experience the world in the future. In any encounter, we have a choice: we can strengthen our resentment or our understanding and empathy. We can widen the gap between ourselves and others or lessen it. ~ Pema Chodron   I hate the […]