THIS WEEK’S READ:
Before there were plants, there were animals.
Okay, that statement is totally false in the cosmic sense, but ridiculously true in my personal experience.
Family myth has it that the first word out of my mouth was “horsey.” For years I thought my love of horses was a weird genetic anomaly, maybe harkening back to some long lost ancestor who rode with the Mongolian horde (my mother’s side of the family immigrated from the Russian side of the Mongolian border, which was close enough to Mongolia for my teenage imagination).
But it turned out that our horse-loving lineage was closer than any of us thought: as a girl, my grandmother would steal her dad’s work horse which pulled the ice cart he used to deliver blocks of ice (back when ice boxes really were boxes that held a huge chunk of ice to keep your food cool). When great-granddad came home for lunch, my grandmother would unhitch the horse, hop up bareback, and ride unhindered through the streets of Philadelphia. When lunch break was over, my grandmother’s brothers would run through the streets calling her name; she’d give the horse back, and with it, give up her few moments of freedom.
“How does the story end?" she asked. "Did you heal yourself with herbs?” My number three wish, right behind ending world hunger and luring a live-in masseuse to my lair, is a life that’s that simple. Like so many people who get involved with “alternative” healing, I...read more
Seven years ago, sitting with my web designer at a sweet little restaurant (which no longer exists) on a snowy November evening, I proposed an idea. At the time it felt like a big idea, one that would take a lot of energy and resources... But I had a little tickle in...read more
"Trust yourself. Listen to your inner voice.” You've probably heard this advice from your mom, your yoga teacher, your crystal-wearing neighbor, and countless people on social media (don't get me started on flippant social media advice!). Even if this deep intuitive...read more
Moon Gatherings. Sisterhood Circles. Business Masterminds... Can these get-togethers really make your life better? Or are they just another to-do on your calendar? Let’s start with a resounding YES! (hear that echoing off tall buildings, short mountains, and bouncing...read more
One of the most beautiful lessons the natural world can teach us is that linear time is a human construct. In nature, time is cyclical. Around the world, people who know this use the symbol of the circle to show how time moves. Often times this circle is designed like...read more
Forgive me if I've told you this story before; it's one of my favorites and bears repeating: A few decades back, I visited my Aunt and Uncle, who were working in Singapore. It was a long flight, first to Japan and from there into Changi Airport. My body was a mess of...read more