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I’ve been thinking about hope… and believe it or not, plastic straws!
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.” — Noam Chomsky
I was friggin’ furious.
The floorboards shook as I stomped around the kitchen making my morning cup of tea.
“He’s selling what???!!!” I seethed. “That is the most ridiculously irresponsible…” I stuttered to a wordless stop. I was practically panting with rage.
What, you might wonder, was causing me, pre-caffeine at eight in the morning, to froth like a venti cappuccino? read more…
It’s all about to change. The crows are congregating in the side-yard spruce, screeching and cawing after a summer of stillness. The echinacea is drooping in the front garden, vibrant pink petals tatty and tired. Early autumn is a time in-between: the days are still...read more
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...read more
“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