When balance gets eclipsed

I remember walking out of my first yoga class 25 years ago knowing that something had changed for good. I knew that whatever that was, it was going to be a life-long practice for me. I learned how to do a headstand back then. To my surprise, I was able to pull one off...

🌸 Why your Shakti matters right now 🌸

This is our apple tree right now, raindrop-dappled blossoms floating to the ground with the spring breeze. And on the other side of the world, terror rains down on the people of Ukraine.I’m grappling with this impossible paradox. As I unfurl my yoga mat in a warm...

Dragons, love & knowing your values

I’m working with my dharma coach and we’re going back to basics: core values. Indeed it’s an ideal time to turn our attention here, at the beginning of 2022, in the new lunar year of the tiger, on the other side of a new moon in Aquarius–it’s a time ripe for...

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...

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...