On Self-Love, and the Dissipation of Fear and Separation

Let’s be real, I believe in deeply and talk a good talk about living honestly and following your dreams and doing what you’re best at and enjoy doing. But when it comes down to it, I’m freaking terrified. I’m so, so scared to share what I know, what I see in meditation, and some of…

Thursday Night Wishes

A short blessing for you this evening, since it’s late in the day and I didn’t set aside time to write earlier! May you be happy May you be at peace May you be healthy May you live with ease I took this picture of a dog wandering along the road in Yilan a few…

Integrity

Gazing into the river of life, what do you see? Rushing waters, or a calm flow? Gaze inwards. Do you see obstacles here, or inner calm? Stop reaching for higher heights. Even the tallest tree will break if it stands alone. Instead, reach inwards. Seek to calm the rapids in your heart, and in turn…

New Roads, New Lenses

Inspired by my frequent choice to have a getaway, a little trip, for my birthday. No parties, no dinners, no events. Just me, Dave, and a little adventure! Perhaps maturity is the coming back, the returning to self. As children we learn from those who came before us. We learn to see the world through…

Into The Mountains

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”~John Muir, 1873 It’s been a very long time since I’ve been in the mountains. Really, really up in the mountains. A few years ago, I spent most of my summer travelling hither and thither (what a phrase!) up into Taiwan’s high mountain ranges.•But life has a way…

Freedom + Mountains

Freedom, to me, looks like:Taking the dog up the mountain on a clear morning, when I can see the top of the hills from the city below.It looks like, going with minimal planning and knowing everything will work out. I keep my old car for the freedom it gives me, to escape the city and…

Strawberry Moon

You know your priorities when… You and your husband have a getaway planned for your birthdays, and check the exact date and time of the full moon to make sure you can charge your crystals before you go. I may have converted him. Fortunately, the full moon is at 3am Saturday morning (in Taiwan), and…

Antiracist.

Please go watch Tori Washington’s latest video, addressed to white people, now. Please. Go. Still here? Back? Hello, then!Someone influential to me in my youth accused me, one particular night, of coming home stoned, drunk, knocked up.I had NEVER even: kissed someone, gotten drunk, or touched drugs.It was the straw that broke the camel’s back,…

In This Breath, You Are Safe

We need your light. I know I’ve written about this before. It’s okay. It’s still the truth. The entire world is hurting. Not just our loud, spot-lit American cousins. Everybody. The Earth itself is hurting, and so are many of the people on it. Even people who look okay on the outside, still likely have…

Privilege.

In case you haven’t seen pictures of me yet, I’ll just throw this out there: I’m a white woman. I grew up without many privileges. I grew up poor. We didn’t have a lot of food, and I certainly didn’t get all the cool toys or clothes or snacks. We had three channels on TV…