Do you remember when there were shootings in Paris? You probably do, it wasn’t all that long ago, and the world watched as the city of light went into lockdown and mourning. Do you remember when a high school in a Colorado town gasped in astonishment when one of their own kids turned on his peers? … More These Times: Remembering the Essential
Like Leonard Cohen, singing of loss and love, make clear the beauty of what we stand to lose or what we have already destroyed. Celebrate the microscopic sea-angels. Celebrate the children who live in the cold doorways and shanty camps. Celebrate the swamp at the end of the road. Leave no doubt of the magnitude … More A Wild Dare: Who’s In?
Alan Watts likes to ask his students, when doing career counseling, “What would you do if money were no object?” He hopes to get them thinking about what they really enjoy about life, what pursuits they truly want to devote energy toward, and how they want to spend their days. Because after all, “what we … More What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?
Tonight at the health food store where I work, I had a random conversation with a stranger about chocolate (imagine me, imagine that). Her eyes were beautiful, her cheek bones piercing. She couldn’t have been more than 80lbs. She physically ran to the store, which meant she was limited with what she could purchase because she had to be able … More Questioning Beauty
The Art of Living Wild is a six week journey into what it means to embody one’s wild feminine nature. It is a journey for those who are interested in living an authentic life; a life that is rooted deeply in nature and in the soul. Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run … More A Journey into the Wild Feminine
“Attachment guarantees that you will wake up every morning with a mission: to prove you are who you think you are—today. But it’s a total energy drain. You’re so busy performing a role that you miss out on the freedom to improvise, to be real rather than rehearsed.” ― Gabrielle Roth As a new week … More The Freedom To Improvise
When you think of your wild nature, what comes to mind? Are you running through an old growth forest on the heels of a wolf? Diving naked into a cool pool of water? Howling at the full moon as you dance around a fire? Maybe you are doing all of those things. And if you are, … More Subtle Splendor
A few years ago, a former supervisor of mine posted a Mary Oliver passage on his blog, the one that you’ll read below. He had left his pastoral call to move in another direction – one that many might say is remarkably different from the other. But one that probably allows him to be himself fully … More Stalking Exuberance