June 26, 2022
“I noticed that your posts and your retreats are all about gratitude, joy, beauty…you do know there is more than that, right? There is suffering, there is pain, there is ugly. It can’t be sunshine all the time.”
I am stunned to realize that my friend thinks that to “Celebrate What’s Right in the World” is to walk around pretending.
He couldn’t have been further from the truth.
I don’t deny… READ MORE
June 10, 2022
It’s been ninety-six years since my mother’s birth and two years since her passing, give or take elastic stretches of time. The feeling of time’s passage has bent in ways that elude my measure, during the pandemic. Sometimes the last two years have felt longer than ninety-six.
As a family and community, it took us those two stretched years to be able to gather to celebrate her creative, wild, and loving… READ MORE
May 21, 2022
I’m inspired by a baby who infected my mind space on a long-haul flight recently. As we all tried to find the patience to wait through an extended delay, buckled-in and caught up in inconvenience and worry, we tensed at the squawk that let us know that a baby a couple of rows back had woken up.
I sat in dread, sure a delay coupled with a crying baby might just push me over the edge.
When all of a sudden… READ MORE