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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...

When Past Iteration Dreams Manifest

I opened the letter and felt a giddiness and excitement that I knew she would not understand. I shared the news with her, and she was happy with her accomplishment and feeding off of my energy. Suddenly something that was too impossible to even dream of years before...

Meditation in a Coffee Shop

I slip the mala from my wrist and begin moving my fingers from bead to bead. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. I think of those sharing this space with me and hold them in my heart. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu. My eye catches the plants growing in the middle of the...

How We Move Forward into Sacred Activism

Shift. Control. Option. Command. Powerful words. How do we shift our perspective, release control, be open to options, and take command of our energy? These are questions that many of us are probably asking ourselves right now, and for good reason. It is crucial,...