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…

Healing is Messy

Have you ever been in the middle of cleaning your house – and I mean, really cleaning – and then stopped to take a look around? It’s a disaster, isn’t it? Maybe you’re mid-move, maybe you’re packing up winter clothes and blankets for storage, maybe you’re rooting through drawers and closets, sorting out what items…

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…

Creative Solutions:

When Community Comes Together Written May 13, 2020 (Updated and published May 30) This morning, I received an email which effectively thwarted my carefully laid plans. An order from a merchant who may not still be offering this weekly service when I want it, successfully placed and paid for. Check! Recipient, arranged. And now, it…

Screw the Practical

Screw the practical. I said this today after examining some limiting beliefs and where they came from (followed by forgiveness, of course).All the people who kindly, wisely advised me to be practical, to make practical decisions, to wear practical clothes and practical shoes and make all the right, practical choices.I forgive you. I am sorry…

The Journey Begins

I feel like there is often a clear, memorable moment in which we decide we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. For me, one of the biggest moments was the first time I visited a naturopath. I had been plagued (ha. ha. maybe there could be a more fitting word here…) by illness,…

My Job is to Keep the Vibes High

Full circle thyroid health! I got emotional today.It reminded me of 2012, sitting at the doctor’s office on Salt Spring Island, completely caught off guard by the news that I had yet another autoimmune disease. I had gone in for a test because I thought maybe I had low iron. Luckily, the lab nurse decided…