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Wild Woman Wisdom

Wild Woman Wisdom

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my grandmother’s hands

my grandmother’s hands

One night, in the circle of women, I told the story of my grandmother’s hands. The hands that chopped and seasoned and scrubbed and laundered: working hands. The hands that cradled and caressed and stroked and wiped tears away: loving hands. The hands that knit and sewed and crocheted and cross stitched: creative hands. The … Continue reading

11 steps on my path through loneliness

11 steps on my path through loneliness

Here’s the thing: a lot of us are lonely. Oh, maybe we don’t use the word lonely to describe what we’re feeling. Often that seems too risky, like we’re setting ourselves up to be judged by the dictionary definitions of it: companionless, desolate, bleak. Instead we talk about the absence of (and yearning for) deep … Continue reading

the ritual of shared appreciations

the ritual of shared appreciations

At the end of each cycle of the women’s creative wisdom circle that I tend, we set aside an evening for shared appreciations. It’s a beautiful ritual. We each light a candle, and then individually we speak our appreciations for every single one of our sisters in the circle. Both laughter and tears flow. Although … Continue reading

remembering when we were enough

remembering when we were enough

Lately I’ve been thinking about enoughness, and the nature of it. Here’s what’s rising to the top for me: when a group of women come together and begin to let down their defenses and trust one another, their collective journey becomes a collective quest for enoughness. And the paradox is that the quest is as … Continue reading

Come on in: The studio’s open

Come on in: The studio’s open

Welcome to my new online home. I’m in the midst of moving in and it might take some time to get fully settled. Still, I have this deep desire to tell you a little bit about the new place. Because I think you might be wondering a few things. Like, what does living deeply mean? … Continue reading

Getting back to ordinary

Getting back to ordinary

Well hello there. And happy summer solstice! I sure did miss you. But I’m back from my blogging hiatus now. I think. Maybe. (How’s that for equivocating?) Apart from the equivocating, though, I really want to tell you what I’ve been up to the past 15 months. Of course, I spent many hours in pursuit … Continue reading