“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”

—Rumi
Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Most of the time, we are forced into change by circumstance, but for the first time I am walking there willingly. The kindest and most loving thing we can do is to walk straight into our darkness and face it.

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Painting New Life

Painting New Life

This is a little farewell note acknowledging that while I’m leaving city life to my younger, more energetic contemporaries, I’m also painting new life into my own new landscape.

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More on Trust

More on Trust

Growth is on the other side of our comfort zone, and surrender & trust are often difficult to do–especially in times of uncertainty–but they go hand-in-hand in giving you the real safety and security you desire in life.

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Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter

Winter has never been my season. In this article, I share some of my go-to’s to bring bits of what I love from warmer weather time to thrive in daily cold weather life.

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First Full Moon 2021

First Full Moon 2021

First full moon of 2021 is often referred to as the Wolf Moon, and this year was in the sign of Leo. This full moon has gifted us the opportunity to accept the challenge offered by the dirt of 2020, and move into 2021 with acknowledgment, acceptance, and authenticity.

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Responsive

Responsive

My response to current events: we need to heal for this to stop. I share two breathing techniques to help you move past the initial reactive state and into the equanimous response state.

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Divine Play

Divine Play

Feeling the collective excitement being in the first week of a new year and with anticipation for new leadership, I felt called to share how divine play can help bring more joy into our lives.

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The Winter Year

The Winter Year

2020 was a winter year, but in a more positively impactful way than it’s credited. Read on to see how a pause, stillness, death, can actually be cleansing catalysts for great transformation.

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Self-Forgiveness

Self-Forgiveness

Self care, respect, worth, and love seem like big tasks when we’re searching outside of ourselves for the answer. Read on to see how forgiveness is one of the keys to acknowledging the power within.

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100 Words or Less

100 Words or Less

After break ups, I usually do a deep dive into myself. I note my part in why the relationship ended and begin to address where I need more attention and work. This poem was my way of also loving on my whole self while I did “the work”.

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Shape of Love

Shape of Love

I wrote this during my pandemic breakup as a way to process grief and live in the silver lining. Because heartbreak hurts like hell, but if we allow it to be a teacher, it can show us our own strength, resilience, and teach us the greatest lesson: how to better love ourselves.

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Women’s Wisdom

Women’s Wisdom

Women have been the underdog for thousands of years–rejecting our natural cycles and processes for that of patriarchal acceptance. Read on for my poetic experience and benefits of embracing and embodying the magic of a red moon cycle.

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Let It Go

Let It Go

The lessons in life take us on an upward spiral, so while many are repeated, they’re repeated differently, deeper. I wrote a poem about Surrender the same day the previous year, and this one, I feel, shows the shift in my depth of experience and understanding the same topic.

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Broken vs Broken

Broken vs Broken

When I realize I’ve fallen deep into my dysfunctional patterning, it’s hard to believe I’m capable of breaking any of these cycles. But life is full of tiny little whispers of encouragement if we are open to seeing, hearing, feeling, and believing in them.

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Our Secret

Our Secret

I began using my relationship with Mother Nature as a stand in for my relationship with myself. She is able to hold me through transition and as I evolve, to be gentle and compassionate with me while I learn to be that way with myself.

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La Luna

La Luna

I’ve often felt like the many phases of the moon in the night sky constantly in flux and rather misrepresented while everyone else runs around like an energetic ball of sun. This poem made it okay for me to be different; there is a place and time for every thing and one. My time will come.

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Surrender

Surrender

While I was in Bali, poems poured out of me. I wrote this one in a sleepy haze on an early morning visa run flight as one of my many lessons on this solo-travel journey was to let go of my old ways of being and trust that what’s to come is as magic as the arms of God.

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Power

Power

The first time I extended my trip to Bali was to volunteer at the Bali Spirit festival where I was drawn to this one woman facilitating active Osho meditations as she felt so connected to her divine feminine. It was so beautiful to see so many women experiencing the same remembering of our power.

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