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Shifting from Closed to Open

The sign changes from CLOSED to OPEN as I sit and meditate. When I am done, my eyes glance across the street and notice the shift. I am sitting here, computer in front of me, words somewhere out in the ether, not yet finding their way to me, as I take the mala that...

When the Plan Changes Quickly

 The plan changes quickly and I let myself adapt because I’ve found that being adaptive is more my strength than sticking with a plan that no longer feels useful or right. I sit at the center of everything swirling around me – family, relationships, day-to-day...

Guilt, Desire, and Snow Days

The sky is dark and the air is crisp. The wind moves slightly, but with a more gentle energy than a week ago. The car cleaned off, the snowman made. I collapse onto the ground, create space by pushing the snow out of the way with my arms and legs. And then I feel the...

Why a Mala is More than a Piece of Jewelry

Some may look at the malas I create and see jewelry. They may not know or recognize that a mala is so much more than a piece of jewelry. I notice that a lot at in person events, and I am always grateful to teach people about the layers of meaning that the malas hold....

It All Began with the Need to Heal

Where I am now was a seed planted by the need to heal. This time, my need to heal began in the darkness of the summer/early fall of 2014. I was sitting by a lake in Maine, where I was at a retreat, and I was processing a lot that had happened in the previous few...

Experiencing a Soothing Ritual

Are you ready to create a soothing ritual? Imagine this… You wake up to a quiet house, slip out of bed in the half dark, go to your favorite spot and light a candle and a stick of palo santo. This is the beginning of your soothing ritual. You shuffle the deck...

Finding Your Way Back After Taking A Break

I took winter break right alongside her – staying up late (rekindling my love for puzzles) and sleeping in because we had nowhere to be for the second half of break. It was downtime that was deeply needed. Taking a break to allow yourself to be, to breathe, to...

Welcome to Sacred Becoming

This new space has been in the works for a while, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you. I wanted to take a moment to write about the why behind this new online home. The question of why is one that I have been steeping myself in a lot recently, because to...