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...

🌸 What’s emerging in you?

Any minute now the knobby buds on the dogwood tree outside my window will explode in an ecstasy of white blossoms. Spring is unfurling herself with complete abandon in my part of the world. I’m in a puddle of gratitude. It’s a Spring like no other and in so many ways....

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...

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...