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...

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...

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

  I have written this opening line over and over again. I keep deleting it. I have no confidence in how to speak about what’s happening right now. But I do know that silence is worse. To the women of color in our Awakening Shakti community, I want you to know how...

One of the most significant moments of the year

  With the hustle-bustle of holidays upon us, I’m reaching out to make sure you don’t miss the golden opportunity of the solstice on Saturday. This potent tipping point, heralding the longest night here in the North (or the apex of the light in the Southern...

Rings True

    The day before our national “Independence” holiday and within hours of the New Moon eclipse, my wedding rings disappeared. It seems they didn’t want to be married to me anymore. They wanted their freedom. They were eclipsed. I’m not the kinda gal who...

Overcome Obstacles the Shakti Way

As Spring arrives and appears to effortlessly bloom with possibility, what do you do when all this fertility just aggravates your own desire to grow, pushing you up against obstacles? ​​​​Make no mistake about it, the arising of anything new will inevitably bring up...