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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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Justice and Tenderness

Justice and Tenderness

  A question I ask myself often: How is it possible that we continue to navigate daily life with so much violence in our society? Is this a sign of resilience or bypass? I strive to not normalize violence against black and brown lives and the culture of mass weaponry that continues to allow domestic […]

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Small Acts of Kindness. Biomimicry and Compassion

Small Acts of Kindness. Biomimicry and Compassion

Have you ever in your life, suffered in silence, screaming inwardly, the fractured pieces of your life crumbling, barely functioning, but out of fear, guilt and shame you internalized enormous feelings and went about your daily life pretending to be “fine”? Raise your hand please, both of mine are in the air waving around frantically […]

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Pandemic Fatigue/Winter/The Long Walk Home LOTR Style

Pandemic Fatigue/Winter/The Long Walk Home LOTR Style

Observing the dull, distracted state of my mind, lacking motivation,  endless days stretched out before me. This fatigue of the brain is not unlike the experience of the long return home from Australia that we have made three times. Traveling from one of the farthermost corners of the planet, imagine unending layovers,  four connecting flights, […]

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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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