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Questions for the Other Side Of Covid. Please Respond.

Questions for the Other Side Of Covid. Please Respond.

  Nationally, regionally and locally, we are not anywhere near herd immunity with Covid, but we are gradually opening up and releasing restrictions in the early summer months of 2021. I have become quite accustomed to some practices and have some inquiries around this bridge time. Here are my questions: Are we all still hiking? […]

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Tenderness and Empowerment: Practices of Renewal and Restoration

Tenderness and Empowerment: Practices of Renewal and Restoration

  Speak to the hard, numb, raw, vulnerable and painful sensations in your body Witness these with an offering of words lacking the harshness of judgement, usher in the sweet, sweet sounds of fierce kindness, compassion and tenderness. Place your hands carefully and lovingly on your own soft, warm body where you feel the sharp,  jagged […]

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When Life feels Undone: A List for Restoration

When Life feels Undone: A List for Restoration

Well, here we are in 2021. Barely a week into the year, we have a coup, the virus still rages, it is January and visiting family means we brace ourselves into engaging in cold weather activities. Life feels undone and this unraveling feels like it stretches way into the unforeseeable future. Feeling all the things […]

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2020. Out With the Old, In With the New.

2020. Out With the Old, In With the New.

 2020. Out with the Old, In with the New! (January of 2020, Vagina Monologues Rehearsal in the Home studio) 2020, a year like no other. Beginning the year with directing The Vagina Monologues and spending an extraordinary amount of life changing time with amazing women, moving through the pandemic, cancer scare with the hubby, losing […]

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Last Blessing Blog of 2020 + Your Playlist!

Last Blessing Blog of 2020 + Your Playlist!

May the weariness aching in your bones, borne of grief, loss and isolation, find you arriving at last, in blessed rest, restoring, healing and fortifying you for the months ahead. May the longing that grips your Being, flow through and express this ache in subversive poetry, songs of lament, hope and transformation, lovely snacks, and […]

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Blessing # 13 New Moon

Blessing # 13 New Moon

Blessing for Challenging Times/Week # 13 May your heart receive many small moments of grace. May you be sustained, nourished and replenished in spaces of illumination and joy. May the heartbreak of these times allow your heart to break open wide. May the spaciousness  here be a refuge and balm for soul wounds. May you […]

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Blessing #11

Blessing #11

  Blessing # 11 May tenderness find you, entering above/beside/around/below you, holding you in a soft but fierce embrace. May resilience form you, shaping/molding/transforming/guiding you forward on an uncertain path with a  resolute. sturdy gait. May community hold you, loving/supporting/listening/sustaining you in times of vulnerability and challenge. May Earth nurture you, inviting you into the […]

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Blessing #9. Holy Imagination. Holy Heartbreak. Holy Rebellion!

Blessing #9. Holy Imagination. Holy Heartbreak. Holy Rebellion!

    Holy Imagination May you vision, dream, and  imagine that which nourishes, nurtures and sustains you and your beloved ones. May your radical creativity be a wellspring for Justice. May emergent strategies keep your heart/mind/body fresh and full of hope.   Holy Heartbreak May you embody the courage to face your suffering and that […]

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Blessing #7 Celtic Wheel Samhain and Election

Blessing #7 Celtic Wheel Samhain and Election

May you root in Deep Time that is both aware of the present moment and draws from evolutionary wisdom and future possibility. May you be reminded that this planet is over 4 billion years old. May you find your place in the heroine’s journey of your time. May your visions and dreams contain hope. May […]

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