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It’s the time of letting go, the season of releasing.
No longer held tight to branches, leaves swirl and twist with new found freedom. At night, the owls whisper of winter; the earth sighs and exhales after a season of productivity…
As the year winds down, we face both forward and back, like the Roman god, Janus. We gather the harvest of the year that’s been—seeing to fruition the things we’ve put into motion—while simultaneously peering into our own becoming, beginning to plan what will be.
This time is in-between, balanced between past and future.
In Ireland, we celebrated the close of the year on October 31, called Samhain in the Celtic tongue. While ending the year now makes little sense to the modern mind, the farmers of old had just brought in their crops and laid in their stores for the winter. The time of life and growth was ending, and winter, the time of death and incubation, was coming. 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
Graduation is a few days away and classes are over for the year. (Yup, this is a flashback. If Oprah ever asks if every word is true, I won’t be able to say for certain. Memories soften, get a little fuzzy, and are often sweeter in the re-telling. Truth? Oprah scares...read more
A long time ago in a city far away... I took a writing workshop with Tom Robbins (if you haven't read Tom Robbins, stop reading this and go download Jitterbug Perfume. I promise you won't be disappointed). Since it was a while back, I'm running fast and loose with...read more