Stripped down to question

Winter time can feel bleak and plain old cold. Snowstorms hit (or worse!), the air dries up, and our bodies start to ache from hunching under the weight to stay warm and from bracing to stay on sure footing. A new year just started, but what can we possibly cultivate in these circumstances? It’s not an …

Making Peace

The darkness comes and asks so much of us. When it comes it can be scary. Darkness can bring our worst nightmare or something we never imagined possible. It can change things forever. It gets at all the ways in which we are limited and vulnerable. It showcases deep seeded feelings of being powerless and …

Coming Into the Light

I’m just back from retreat. For me, so much comes to light through the process of retreat. Luckily this process is for us all, and so formal retreat or not, I offer it to you through the following reflection. Coming to Light: – We need to feel safe – We thrive when we are heard – We become free …

Life’s Nudge

I am officially back teaching my classes and privates this week. Parting with my little one this soon has been tough. I wouldn’t have done it if life hadn’t nudged me. I of course considered taking more time, but whenever I looked more closely, it was clear that I was being asked to step back …

The Flow of Grace

One step back to take two steps forward. This common saying turns out to be true. That our progress actually requires us to first regress. We all know the phrase but each time it’s confirmed in my own life I find myself somehow surprised, or learning it as if for the first time. I’ve now …