The Retreat

As the end of 2023 approached, I knew I needed a reset. I knew I needed to step back and re-evaluate my life, re-evaluate me. I felt like 2023 had beat me to a pulp and I wanted to do some self-care and prepare to go into 2024 differently. I wanted to leave behind some…

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Relating in Death

I was sound asleep, so cozy and comfortable. As I began to awaken, I felt him next to me. He was spooning me as he usually did. I felt his skin against my skin, I felt this electric current running between us. As my brain began to awaken more and I came into full consciousness,…

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Beginning Again

How do you begin again when just about the worst possible thing in your life has occurred? How do you go on again? How do you even continue to breathe, let alone even consider the possibility of being joyful again? These questions are flooding my thoughts and I have no answers. I try to focus…

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Belonging

Last Sunday I set out on a walk to the ferry near my apartment. My plan was to take the ferry to Coronado Island and walk to pick something up from my pharmacy and return home. It would get me out and get me exercise which always lifts my mood. It was early, only three…

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It Matters

Last Saturday I was driving home from the gym, down the freeway, music playing and tumbling thoughts in my head. I had listened to a podcast earlier in the day that was speaking to men’s empowerment and that podcast was talking about how college educated women don’t date men without a college education. That question…

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What a summer love taught me

What I learned during a summer of love… I have had a summer of love. I remember summers of love as a teenager, meeting someone new at the beginning of the summer, diving in deep to all those yummy feelings that come with the discovery of knowing someone and allowing them to know you. As…

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Sisters from afar.

As I write this, it is Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, this afternoon I was moving some items around to organize them in my spare room closet when I decided to look through a box of old photos.

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How fluid is your perception?

If you have been following me for a while now, you know that I have been studying Shamanism for about 15 years now. One of the concepts you learn about in Shamanism is the concept that we each have an Assemblage Point. Our assemblage point is the point on our body where we are connected to all that is in the universe and it is the place where we assemble our perception, our view of the world from.

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How are you? I really want to know.

Have you ever been with someone and they asked you the question “How are you?” and you begin to answer, honestly, truthfully, putting it all out on the table, only to notice their discomfort or even their attention subtly or perhaps not so subtly shift away from the conversation?

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