You Did the Best You Could at the Time

What an amazing welcome home gift to see that Gossip Girl and Melrose Place actress, Kelly Rutherford, shared one of my quotes! It was also beautiful to read more about what an inspiring woman she is. We beat ourselves up so often, going over and over and over past events...thinking how we might have done things differently, [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:42+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Poetry, Reflections, Writing|0 Comments

Mama Moon & Two Soaring Ravens

Up and out early for a trail run over the weekend, and was blessed to see Mama Moon still shining, along with two ravens gliding back and forth, playing in the early morning Santa Fe sky. Our paths can sometimes feel lonely, and I know that, for me, growth often comes with a lot of [...]

By | 2016-11-29T12:29:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Reflections, Writing|0 Comments

Owning our Ignorance as we Evolve

Don't most of us feel safer, more secure, more at ease, when we feel like we know what we're doing? It's called the comfort zone, and as many of us know by now, that ain't where growth is happening. But I think this interesting phenomenon occurs when we've been on a path of self growth [...]

By | 2016-06-15T21:40:59+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Reflections, Writing|3 Comments

As I Sail Life’s Fickle Sea…

We live in a world that is increasingly ungrounded and ungrounding. Between the pace we're often expected to keep up with, to the messages we're bombarded with about how we're supposed to be living our lives (this post included! :)). And often all outside of a context of connection to nature...to community...to compassion for self. [...]

By | 2016-05-26T11:03:57+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Reflections, Writing|1 Comment

The Catharsis of Storytelling

Last night I got to be a part of an amazing event, joining six courageous speakers to share about our personal journeys in community. I was so incredibly inspired by what each person shared, and also by the outpouring of support by the San Diego community in engaging and connecting with each person's message. It [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:44+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

Upcoming Storytelling Event: The New Narrative Presents COMMUNITY!

I'm back in San Diego and excited to share that I've been selected as a speaker for Nathan Young's The New Narrative presents: COMMUNITY! I'm joining an awesome line up of San Diego writers, to share personal narrative pieces on our experiences with community. If you like listening to a good story, coupled with intelligent [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:44+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

On Traveling and Protection: My Mantra

I've been blessed to do so much traveling this year, and most of it on my own. I've actually done way more solo traveling than with people throughout my life, my first international trip by myself at 23 years old to the outer Hebrides of Scotland to visit Callanish. I don't often think about the [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:44+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Poetry, Reflections, Travel, Writing|1 Comment

Sunrise and Stepping Out on the Ledge

Up with the sun and getting ready for a pretty big day for me: my first writers conference. Many of you know I've written a novel... It was finished by the time I started caring for Kenny and so went on hold for about a year. This summer I revisited the novel, spending these last [...]

By | 2017-05-04T22:50:44+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Reflections, Writing|10 Comments

Love, Healing and a Heart-Shaped Burn

I burnt my finger after Reiki 1 in Phoenix, not paying attention to where I placed my fingers while picking up a glass candle. The blister was heart-shaped too but went away quickly as I tended to it, just leaving a little skin cover. When I returned to San Diego last week, the skin started [...]

By | 2015-10-28T12:13:16+00:00 October 4th, 2015|Reflections, Writing|0 Comments