Sunset to Moonrise

Sunset to moonrise hike last night. Listening to a book written 20 years ago about a dystopian future that sounds a lot like today. The imagined suffering that is now real made me cry. It’s so chronically exhausting to see all that is failing, depleting, exploitative, and toxic, and to know that people in power…

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medicine moment

I feel joy in the practice of recognizing sacred healing medicines of the earth. The sacredness is a subtle energy that gives me pause, inspiring me to wonder, look closer, listen, learn and consider. The healing is in the moments I allow myself to remember all that is beyond me and the exquisite design of…

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San Quentin

Sunset at San Quentin. Tonight I helped 2 incarcerated men create resumes as part of the Prison to Employment Connection. They were both extraordinary and beautiful humans. One is dedicated to working as a therapeutic group facilitator for men. He’s inspired to help other men heal the way he was able to heal with the…

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Diana Williams

Today was a beautiful day. The air felt warm. The earth felt soft. The sunshine sparkled on the water. Monarch butterflies danced and flirted about. The sky was bright blue. The clouds were puffy and cute. Flowers seemed to have bloomed overnight and the abundance of new green life was everywhere. The light was magic…

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Letter from Love

I recently heard Elizabeth Gilbert speak about the Letters from Love that she writes herself. It made sense to me so I immediately tried it. Turns out that it was so helpful. Just what I needed. I’d say these words to you as well. Dear Abby, You are loved. I love you. The circle of…

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Winter Solstice Light

I took some time today to seek out the light that was available on this Solstice. I put myself in the way of the light to receive warmth and fresh energy. I became more light. I felt the transformation happening between myself and today. I’ve been sick for days and isolating so I don’t add…

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George Grey Eagle Bertelstein

Today my friend George left his body. With all of the people he loved so deeply, I can only imagine how hard it must have been for him to let go and cross to the other side. He did it. His death has already been a deeply meaningful teaching. It has only just begun to…

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I am included

Today I took the long way home through China Camp. I drove slowly along curvy North San Pedro Road which hugs San Pablo Bay. 4 miles of nourishment. I love when the tide is coming in. I see rhythmic ripples in the smooth, glassy water making their way towards the shore. I admire the marshy…

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Turtle Love

My Aunt Joan has been on my mind a lot lately. She is mostly not in her “right” mind given her dementia, but certain parts of her personality still shine through… A couple of people from Joan’s past have reached out to me after finding the blog post I wrote about her a few years…

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46

Here’s my happiness about being 46. I love the way I’m aging. I love that I get to have more gray hairs, more vibrant flesh, more awareness of my humanity, and more agency and wisdom to live in my sovereignty. I love myself more all the time and that offers me even more love and…

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