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Making a bigger space for healing

Making a bigger space for healing

When suffering, the feelings can overwhelm us. We can forget that we are not the pain. The healing work we do together at Deep River Healing helps you make a bigger space to breathe, pause, consider. We make a container for the feelings to process and transform suffering into embodied wisdom and strength. Continue Reading

Not The End

Not The End

A good thing to ask when we hit the end of something known is, “I wonder what’s being created now? I wonder what’s coming next?” I can support you by holding space with you for the losses and endings, but also to begin to be curious about what new life is emerging. Continue Reading

Continually birthing ourselves

Continually birthing ourselves

You are a unique creative process, growing and changing all the time. You can choose to engage fully and be intentional by shedding what does not serve and by opening up to new life. Do you treat your life as an ongoing journey to become yourself? Contact me if you’d like support along the way.… Continue Reading

New Moon Seed: You Are Enough

New Moon Seed: You Are Enough

I’m weaving together some themes that coalesced as I was washing dishes, considering the New Moon and what we want to seed and cultivate. First, I recently received this wonderful postcard from Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hahn’s mindfulness community: This notion that You Are Enough, I Am Enough, and We Are Enough is the perfect… Continue Reading

Winter Dreaming & Incubating

Winter Dreaming & Incubating

January is a great time to pause to get current with what life is asking of you. At the New Year we look back to harvest what’s useful from the just ended cycle. We jettison the rest and make space for what is fresh, new, and meaningful now. It’s vital to take time and space… Continue Reading

Incubating the New

Incubating the New

January is a great time to bring in new ideas and inspirations. If we hold a womb space or winter den for them, we can incubate and gestate something new. New ideas and inspirations come and go. It is only the ones we hold lightly, those that receive our attention and intention that can develop… Continue Reading

New Year Supermoon

New Year Supermoon

Welcome to 2018! The full moon coming on Monday January 1st and Tuesday 2nd is a Supermoon, seeming even larger as it comes closest to earth. A great opportunity to go out and moon gaze, starting the year by engaging in cycles of manifestation. One full moon ritual is to go out on the land… Continue Reading


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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

– Alan Watts

Healing Quotes

“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

– W. S. Merwin

“Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself –
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.”

– Barb Mather

“The next message you need is always right where you are.”

– Ram Dass

“Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.”

– Katherine Mansfield

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

“Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.”

– Alex Grey

“Don’t run away from grief, o soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain.
Because the rose came from the thorn
And the ruby came from a stone.”

– Rumi

“In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart.”

– Chogyam Trungpa

“Joy moves always to new locations,
the ease of its flow never freezing.
A long winter’s tale is over. Now
with each spring day, a new story.”

– Rumi

“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”

– Bill Hicks

“The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and therein is eternal delight.”

– Hui-Neng

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– E. M. Forster

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.”

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”

– Joseph Campbell

“It’s time again. Tear up the violets and plant something more difficult to grow.”

– James Schuyler