This morning the silhouette of the trees was like black lace, with the fiery pink sky glowing beyond, and the rising sun shining through in beams illuminating the mist. Walking at dawn as a moving meditation. A mantra, an affirmation, a prayer, and the sound of birds and cicadas to set the rhythm. There areContinue reading “Blessings at Dawn”
🌱🌸🌷Signs of spring along the sidewalks… The theme lately (as it often is for me): to remain present amidst the fluctuations and uncertainty. To rest in the love and gratitude that are abundant in every moment, despite the stress and grief lingering in the big-picture of human life. I’ll be leaving in a week toContinue reading “A Blossom Emerges Each Moment…”
Let’s discover which of the 5 elements show up predominantly in your constitution! As an Ayurveda Counselor, this simple exploration is an excellent foundational tool for me and my clients to determine the best approach to nutrition and lifestyle– so we can maximize our wellbeing and enjoy life to the fullest. Knowing your baseline constitutionContinue reading “Elemental Constitution”
When I see exuberant people who seem so full of energy and luster for life, I wonder if they’ve ever felt weighed down by depression. One or two people who I view as role models in the mental health world admit they’ve never had the experience of feeling crippled by fear/anxiety or being bogged downContinue reading “The Inner Child & The Cosmic Mother”
(Journaling post-work to process all the craziness) Trails , December 2021 When someone asks me, “How was work?”, upon my returning to the “real world” out of the woods, it’s laughable, because so many terrible things happen— yet I feel invigorated and fulfilled. (For example, I was proud of myself for being viewed as “calmContinue reading “Views from the Wilderness”
Beautiful synchronicity has been showing up in my life lately. Teachers, podcasts, books, and new educational endeavors are revealing to me: we can trust in the elements. The air, the water, the fire, the earth and the ether– with observable qualities that exist as the building-blocks of our being. Traditions of philosophy and medicine aroundContinue reading “What’s a “dosha”?”
12/07/2020 Greetings dear ones. Here I am sitting at my desk, which I have the blessing of being placed in front of a window overlooking a grassy nook on the edge of this property, lined with evergreens and young Aspens that have just shed the last of their leaves. These taller trees seem to beContinue reading “How did I get Here?”
There’s a strange realization settling in: I’m almost completely moved into my new place. It happened sooner than I would have ever planned, so somehow there was hardly any time left to stress and worry about, “How?” One load on a farmer’s borrowed pickup truck, and another on an open-air flatbed with wooden fence sides.Continue reading “From the City, into the Mountains”
(pictured: 21st century witch in her habitat) The term “witch” doesn’t have the cleanest of reputations. No surprise our cells recoil inward at the sound, with resistance, “No, not us!,” –considering it’s only been some 350 years since European ancestors were burned for such a label, terrorizing female healers for 3 centuries, no less. (SomeContinue reading “Which Witch is Which”
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