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turning toward the spiral of life

turning toward the spiral of life

The Destroyer becomes our ally when we recognize the need to change or give something up without denying the pain or grief involved. –Carol S. Pearson, Awakening the Heroes Within This morning I woke up thinking about Carol Pearson. The spirals came later. Actually, I was thinking about something Carol said eight years ago in … Continue reading

the wisdom of less

the wisdom of less

I’ve always had a tendency to want to fill things in. Like my garden, for instance. When I began my quest to create a calm and inviting outdoor space I planted way too much. Within two years the grasses and lavenders and perennials were tussling for space. Reluctantly, I dug up more than a few … Continue reading

nothing’s worth worrying about

nothing’s worth worrying about

A few hours before officially ringing in the New Year I heard a story on the radio about a man who died and came back to life. He was running some kind of race–a marathon, I think–and as he crossed the finish line he collapsed. His heart stopped. Things looked bleak. But a valiant doctor … Continue reading

true heartfelt desire: be the passion vine

true heartfelt desire: be the passion vine

What is true, heartfelt desire? This is one of those big questions without concrete answers. And after writing yesterday about a certain kind of wanting — that insistent drumbeat going on around us all the time — I feel compelled to write about true, heartfelt desire. Because I believe in the power of desire. And I’m pretty … Continue reading

my “living the questions” tree

my “living the questions” tree

Yesterday I told you some of the reasons why I love stories. But I forgot that there’s even more I love about them. I especially love the relief they give us from our constant questioning minds. I’m sure you’re familiar with that tape in our brains that can get stuck, rehashing the past or rehearsing the future. … Continue reading

morning routine: draw, write, move. repeat

morning routine: draw, write, move. repeat

I’m not exactly a morning person. In fact, sometimes I wake up feeling a bit jarred because the sun has actually risen and another day has begun. Most days I make the transition from dark to light fairly well, but other days there’s a pressing feeling that accompanies my waking. It could be tension. Or … Continue reading

Your Quiet Knowing

Your Quiet Knowing

You have a quiet knowing deep within that has always been present. It’s there. It has always been there. It will always be there. It winds through the dusky-dawn junctions of knowing and not knowing. It’s of you. And in you. And circling through you. Always. Your quiet knowing that has always been present. But sometimes, without … Continue reading

time to detox

time to detox

Everyone’s talking about their election hangovers but I think there’s more going on. This week clients and friends are telling me that they’re out of sorts. Tired. A bit overwhelmed. Depleted. Drained. I’ve experienced my own version of it too. And whenever I’ve wondered aloud if maybe what we all need is time to detox, … Continue reading

Your Tears: No Apology Necessary

Your Tears: No Apology Necessary

Sometimes when I’m with a client she’ll begin to cry and then say something like this: I’m sorry. I didn’t expect to do this. I feel like I dumped all over you. I don’t know what’s come over me. I don’t usually act like this. Of course, crying isn’t the only way my clients express … Continue reading

to tweet or not to tweet

to tweet or not to tweet

Hey…have you heard? I’m on Twitter. First things first: you can follow me here. Please do. For sure I’ll follow you back. Even though I’m new to Twitter, I’ve actually been on the fence for years, hesitating about jumping in. Mostly that’s because I thrive on juicy face-to-face conversations and I also struggle with the … Continue reading