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Tree Wisdom

Tree Wisdom

In mid-Spring, Nature calls us out to play: camping or hiking or just being outside. There’s respite there and a gentle place to just be. Hope you can find time to be out on the land and by the water. And listen to Nature’s guidance and your own. Also, befriend the birds and bugs and… Continue Reading

Where are you, who are you, where are you going?

Where are you, who are you, where are you going?

Orienting to WHERE YOU ARE is a primary means of feeling safety and reconnecting to yourself. Are you in your body, grounded, connected to earth? Can you feel your sitz bones if sitting, your feet if standing, the whole of your body if lying down? Are your senses open? Can you smell, taste, hear, see,… Continue Reading

Coming back to the Present

Coming back to the Present

It’s important to take time outs to connect with the slower, rhythmic time of plants and trees, the wind and the rock. To hear just your footfalls on the dirt, to smell the freshness of clear water running, to taste the salt spray. Don’t worry, as you refresh yourself and ground yourself into a larger… Continue Reading

Blossom, Butterfly, You

Blossom, Butterfly, You

I am reminded of the fleeting nature of life by a friend who just died after many years of brilliance, beauty, humor, and by the way, illness. Being with her, I was even more aware of the light shining in the cafe, her gorgeous dimples as she made an arch comment, and the burst of… Continue Reading

Apply Love

Apply Love

With all the external chaos in the world, are you finding some quiet time to return to your center? What might you find there? The core values that make you you, that enliven and embolden you, are there deep in your knowing. One of my core values, perhaps THE core value, is Love. How do… Continue Reading

A Winter Ritual

A Winter Ritual

This is my prayer arrow, made with the intention to bring the right opportunities to serve as an artist healer and embody the Deep Feminine. A prayer arrow can be planted in the earth or it can be released into flowing water. I chose to break some stagnation with the water option. As it often… Continue Reading

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Where in your life are you being asked to take a stand, persevere in your efforts, deepen your commitment to what you believe is good, true, and beautiful? I can support you if you are being exhausted, discouraged, or stopped from being who you’re meant to be and doing what you’re meant to do. Please… Continue Reading

Coming home to yourself

Coming home to yourself

Energy Medicine can help your spirit come home to your body, so that you can truly root and ground yourself. I can help! Especially in times of fear and upheaval we can become disembodied, disassociated, and spacey. To create more safety for yourself, grounding and energy boundary maintenance can soothe the nervous system. Contact me. 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

“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

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

– Katherine Mansfield

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

– W. S. Merwin

“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

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

– Elizabeth A. Behnke

“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

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

– Bill Hicks

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

– James Schuyler

“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

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

– Ram Dass

“Our only security is our ability to change.”

– John Lilly

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

– Joseph Campbell