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Dream Adjacent

A few weeks ago my daughter’s middle school was holding a career day, a day in which each child was to find a person to shadow in a...

Giving Ourselves Permission

As a child I was taught to obey authority, to look to leaders for answers and assume that they had my best interests at heart. It took me...

The Privilege of Quarantine

There is one discomfort I sit with during quarantine that I keep coming back to over and over again: the great privilege I have in this...

Stillness

If you would have asked me five years ago what I feared most in the world, I would have said a free day to myself without anything to do....

Bubble Wrap!

I used to believe that I had to let everything into my body including violent images, unkind words, negativity and hate. I believed that...

Opening to Growth and Guidance

We’re not even two full weeks into our self isolation during the coronavirus and already it feels like years have passed since life felt...

Breaking Open

It’s hard to fathom the rate at which our lives have changed over the past week due to the coronavirus. Last week I was debating whether...

Embracing Uncertainty

Uncertainty is rarely a friend to those who suffer from anxiety. Living with circumstances that are well beyond our control can be...

Othering Ourselves

I love a good memoir. I enjoy the insights into other people’s lives, how they interpret their experiences and how they’ve grown...

Chasing a Legacy of Impact

As long as I can remember, I’ve had a nagging sense that I should be doing more with my life. I often feel like I’m not living my...

Writing as a Spiritual Practice

I’ve always been a writer, but it’s only in the past two years that I’ve felt comfortable calling myself one. When I was a girl, I’d sit...

Life Lessons from Trees

I’ve long felt an affinity with trees. When I was young, I liked to climb them, hide in their branches and pretend it was my home. It...

Living Beneath the Surface

It’s campaign season, which means it’s time for me to get out of my comfort zone once again and engage with voters. Even the thought of...

Trauma-Based Leadership

The last few weeks it’s been exceptionally difficult for me to maintain positive mental health. Australia is burning uncontrollably,...

The Language of Violence

***Trigger Warning*** - This post discusses sexual assault and rape. I find myself consulting the dictionary more often as I get older...

The Most Important Kind of Intelligence

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what parents owe their children. When we become parents there is no covenant that exists expressing...

Politics and Mental Health

I found it difficult to be a contemplative, thoughtful and loving human being this past week. I spent several hours over the last two...

Living the Self-Partnered Life

The truth is I've been sitting on this blog post for months wondering if it will resonate with anyone other than me. I came back to this...

On the Lighter Side

I'm taking a break from the seriousness of this blog to bring you something a bit lighter. I hope you enjoy this flash fiction piece...

The Healing Power of Nature

I recently had the opportunity to spend three days by myself in nature during a particularly challenging time in my life. It wasn’t lost...