A Year in Review

Looking back on the year 2016 lays out an impressive display. There are an incredible amount of highs and lows– immense growth and learning, plenty of mistakes and acting less than ideal, Joy beyond all joy, and hardship we never saw coming. Life is full, and to be grateful for the whole spectrum of encounters takes …

Introspection

Hot heat sears the skin and creates a great thirst. Hot anger lashes out looking for where we can lay the blame. Cooling rain can only bring momentary relief if one’s blood continues to boil. It has been a quintessential hot, sticky summer in New York. It has been a charged season full of debate, collective introspection and worthy struggle. I’ve just returned from two …

Divine Mother

An ode to the Divine Mother in all of us By design, the mother is selfless, devoted to the wellbeing of another. Selflessness leaves you transparent. This is tricky to write about because this is a razor’s edge. On one side is the being seen through, used, unappreciated, submissive, hidden from sight. But on the …

Thousand Petal Lotus

I have never been more homebound in my life. With the odd exception, if I am not teaching I am mothering. I was surprised when this wasn’t as comfortable as I had expected it to be. In fact, in the more dramatic moments, it seemed a death sentence– I felt cut off, unable to cultivate …

Enter the Great Heart

This year Christmas Day coincided with a full moon. This only happens every 15 years or so. I remember seeing that at the beginning of the month and thinking– this is going to be a good one! I love the ease that comes when things align and so I felt assured, promised that the day would …