Coming + Going In Freedom

The idea that we could lose something that never belonged to us…well there’s some perspective. All the things are coming + going in freedom. Be kind + allow them this.  Accepting that nothing is ever “ours”—as in personally mine, or personally yours. This is where we find peace in mental suffering. In the anguish of [...]

Thriving Not Surviving

What limitations have you placed on your own life because of your past experiences, beliefs, values or preferences? Because of wounds that won’t allow for you to fully imagine all the possibilities for something greater? If I asked what you want most in life, could you articulate a clear response? I find many humans often [...]

Sun is God.

I get so tickled when I hear the old wive’s tale that claims cold weather makes you sick, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. What is actual, is that our aspect to the Sun has shifted while the Earth’s axis has titled away during the winter months. What this means is that our natural [...]

Liberation

“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi My earliest childhood memories are rooted in state violence. Much of my life since has involved some measure of [...]

Still I Wonder

We paint ourselves in a way that is acceptable to the mind’s eye. Yours and mine. We can never know one another. Flashing lights. Behind a darkness born of Babylon. And we cannot see.  We speak our truths in a way, still calculated for the audiences’ response. We speak rage. Love. And all things in [...]

Challenge Accepted

There is a black and white challenge circulating on social media between women in support of one another, tasking us to post a black and white photo of ourselves. I was tagged by a sweet being, and felt my response was worthy to share here as well. Much of my work centers the wounds of [...]

Cannabis vs. Presence

I’ve been sitting with a burning question. A client asked me this week how I felt about cannabis usage. This individual visited to me to discuss his trauma and generative ways to work through and with it. My first reaction was that I am absolutely against it’s prohibition--since it is deeply rooted in racism—that people [...]

Dreamfast With Me

People like to say, “Let the past die.” As if they are not aware that trauma, is like recurring movie. Played over and over. In every cell of our bodies. Deeply enmeshed in our ciphers. For trauma survivors, the past never dies. It is etched into the fabric of our beings. It enters and makes a [...]