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Body Sovereignty

Body Sovereignty

****TRIGGER WARNING. Mention of rape and suicidal ideation.****** Exhaustion. Grief. Anger. I don’t allow these to isolate or separate me from my own humanity or my body, or other Beings and the awareness of being Nature. This is my practice of aliveness, allowing, breathing, sensing, feeling, relating and finding who/what/where amplifies resonance in my body, […]

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Random Thoughts and Ramblings

Random Thoughts and Ramblings

Random Thoughts and Ramblings: I love that Gen Z is falling in love with Kate Bush. I could care less about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. My early summer perennial flowers are starting to bloom and it is 96 degrees mid June. They look disgusted. And wilted before they even flowered. Stop calling human rights […]

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

  “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” ― Muriel Rukeyser   The International Women’s Day (March 8) celebrates the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural, and political fields. As well as marking the day, Women’s Equality Action Day calls for accelerating the advancement […]

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Embodied Prayers for Peace in the World

Embodied Prayers for Peace in the World

Greed can and may destroy this planet. It is the greatest weapon of mass destruction humans employ. It devastates the Earth and destroys the life of the soul. Like many people across our planet, my heart hurts when war machines rumble, tyrants revel in domination and extraction, intimidation and murder in Yemen, Syria, Ethiopia, and […]

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NOTHING IS NORMAL. PANDEMIC MUSINGS

NOTHING IS NORMAL. PANDEMIC MUSINGS

  A friend posted this a few days back and it captured perfectly my sense of myself and the current state of affairs in January 2022 two years fully into the pandemic with no clear end in sight. ************************* January in Southwest Pa. the nights are dark and long, the days cold and gray. The […]

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Wholehearted Instructions for the New Year

Wholehearted Instructions for the New Year

Wholehearted Instructions for The New Year Wrap yourself in fierce tenderness. Perhaps a hand-knit shawl, a sweet song, a hug, a dog’s face sniffing and licking your tears, or the trusting hand of a small child. Nourish yourself with teas, soups, brisk outdoor walks, and lengthy meditations. Write yourself a letter from a beloved ancestor, […]

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