The Fullness of the Year

My birthday is in just a few days — and every year I am reminded what it means to be a child of this season. We summer babies are born into a time of ripening. The longest days and the shortest nights, the warm winds and the cool rains, the sweat on the skin and […]

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Time-traveling care packages

Lately life (or, rather, my brain) has been doing that thing that it does, where it feels like joys are more fleeting than they used to be, and dark moments are deeper than I remember them having been in the past. I don’t think this feeling is rooted in reality, except that of course a […]

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Falling

I stand mesmerized by the endless cascade of water dancing it’s way down the 215 foot cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park, blinking as the misty breath touches my face and collects on my eyelashes. I am blinking tears too. Tears for the beauty of this place, spring time magic of the force of green […]

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And Now I Have New Work To Do…

I’ve been thinking about Vulnerability, lately.  I know it’s a triggering word, for some. That it has connotations of submission, even victimhood. A state of being unprotected. Targeted for abuse. Some people use that word most often in reference to “vulnerable populations,” groups that are actually in need of our protection. Their vulnerability is problematic. […]

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Tending Your Energetic Yard

As I prepare for Expanding Inward’s event next month, I find myself more aware of what I call my energetic yard. Although I have some favorite practices for keeping it clean and clear, I enjoyed reviewing some other practices that I share with others in my classes. Thought I would share some with you, in […]

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It’s a Mystery

As I sit down to write this blog post, I’ve just returned from celebrating Mardi Gras in my relatively new hometown of New Orleans. I still have about half of my body paint on. I’ll be months getting rid of all the glitter. I had the most joyful day, today. And I want to tell […]

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The Energetics of Grace

I recently experienced a series of very challenging interactions with an organization that I felt should have been much more empathetic and understanding of my experience. Without going into too many unnecessary details, I was made to feel unwelcome and undeserving of support while I was in a pretty vulnerable space. My dealings with that […]

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