The Cozy and Reckoning Times are Here

The cozy times have arrived in Nor Cal. We’re stacking two cords of oak to keep the wood stove burning this winter and the duvets are back on the beds. I’m inspired to be in the kitchen again after a long, hot summer of quick salads. Already this week I’ve whipped up a hearty polenta casserole and a pot of chicken tortilla soup. Comfort foods.

It’s a big moment: new moon and eclipse Shakti

I’ve opened the same drawer in the kitchen three times today forgetting that the contents have already been packed for our move. Each time I see the emptiness staring back at me, it makes me roll my eyes at my own programming. It’s an ingrained, automatic pathway to go there for the scissors. I...

I have a story to tell you

I have a true story to tell you, of serpents and cycles and surrender. Come closer. It’s warm here by the fire. After years of looking and dealing with this crazy-ass market, Michael and I have finally found a home. Seven beautiful acres, close to town, a humble log cabin and infinite...

🌸 What’s emerging in you?

Maybe you’re in a fever of creativity and ready to burst forth with all you’ve been gestating during this collective underworld cycle we’ve been through. I’m inspired to see dharma sisters who have already composted the experiences of the last year into fertilizer, resulting in miracle grow gardens full of colorful offerings. Wow!

How to get better at receiving

We’ve been taught that it’s “better to give than to receive” and for a lot of us, that feels very true. We like being the giver. We want to be of service, make a contribution. If we’re honest, it can also make us feel superior, more in control, on “top.” Nothing wrong with...

Vday: The Good, Bad & Some Truth-Telling

  Valentine’s Day approaches. I know how annoying and confronting this holiday can be if your romantic life is shaky or non-existent. I remember the pain of trying to rally for it when my first marriage was falling apart. The years when it was all about the kids and I threw myself into baking...

Feeling a little wobbly? It’s not just you

Reaching out to you when I’m wobbly is much harder than when I’m winning but I know it’s just as important. Because I believe this is part of our feminine practice, the tantric path of embracing all and rejecting nothing. Can we bring love to the whole mess of this world–the beauty, banality and brutality of it?

🍁 The Gratitude Wake Up Call 🍁

I read a post from an old acquaintance, a brilliant artist, sharing about her stage 4 breast cancer journey. Much about the telling was moving and fierce but there was one part that I can’t stop thinking about. A yoga practitioner for over 30 years, she spoke about the first sun salutation...

Change. Coaching tips for greater resilence.

In my 30’s, when someone cancelled or changed plans, I remember how quick I was to judge them as “flaky” or unreliable. I held myself to the same standards and prided myself on integrity, punctuality and follow through. I was very busy being an over-achiever. In my 40’s, my feminine awakening...

It’s time to do the work that needs to be done

The shock of George Floyd’s horrifying murder (along with so many others recently) has confronted me anew with the systemic racism that underpins every level of this society. Also my complicity in that system as a white woman who benefits from it. The truth is painful. And it cannot be avoided if I am truly a woman committed to awakening, consciousness and love.


I invite you to remember that Shakti, your divine feminine life force, is alive and well, in your body, heart and soul. It is my passion to support the awakening of more love on this planet. And that begins with you. May you be blessed, nourished and resourced by what you discover here.