I Haven’t Been my Best Self lately.

I haven’t been my best self lately. This year has been the perfect balance between yin and yang, dark and bright, heavy and light and good and bad. In other words, this year has been neutral. I have been neutral. The light, bright and good has been my evenings and weekends filled with rest, family,…

Mindful Monday #157 – Put UNITY Back in Community

One day and one month ago I attended a weekend training to learn how to facilitate the Practice of Council. Council is a community circle where strangers share their stories and truths. Every one is given equal space and equal time to speak and be heard. It is the intentions of those who listen to listen…

Tune #40 – Be What Tomorrow Needs

Tomorrow is TUESDAY and not like any other Tuesday. It’s election day. My stomach is in knots. After a group meditation last week, my heart dropped as I heard two women say that they would not vote because they didn’t want to make a choice between the two main presidential candidates. I’ve been meditating a lot on…

Wisdom Wednesday #62 – Say Something

When I was headed home to my month of writing almost two years ago, I had a fair well coffee with a new friend. Conversation flowed easily between us, but there was moments of silence that could have been filled with words. Many time we speak out of our discomfort of silence, but in this case their were words that wanted…

Speak Up for Yourself

“ My parents raised my sisters and I to speak up for injustice and give a voice to the voiceless.  I did that. But, I didn’t always speak up for myself,” I told my book club in March.  That week we finished reading a chapter about the voice from the book, The Artisan Soul.  I…