Can love be too fast?

After weeks of texting and talking for hours on the phone, our first date was 30 hours in San Francisco. Still being committed to my own growth I vowed to be present to my own experience, to stay in the moment, don’t compare to the past as that would be pointless and don’t head off…

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What is your relationship to your body?

How do I write about the bad things that happen? How do I write about sad things and not relive them?  Instead, being able to process them and reflect on them, to take those nuggets of wisdom from the experience and move forward better for having lived through it. I once tried morning pages, the…

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What is the vision for your future?

It’s December and I find myself in the womb of winter. The dark feminine is present everywhere, she has me reflective and contemplating life. I have spaciousness in my days and the time to reflect upon who I was at the beginning of this year, who I am now and where I am going.   I…

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Asking Questions as a Practice of Self Care

How do I write about the bad things that happen? How do I write about sad things and not relive them?  Instead, being able to process them and reflect on them, to take those nuggets of wisdom from the experience and move forward better for having lived through it. I once tried morning pages, the…

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A Lesson from the Feminine in France

After a full day on the TGV from Biarritz to Paris and Paris to Nice followed by a local train to Menton.  I find myself at the easternmost end of the French Riviera, just east of Monaco and just on the border with Italy. My Airbnb was a 6 block walk from the train station…

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The beginning of my journey

I am always playing devil’s advocate with myself, I have an inner critic with a giant voice, and it has taken me a long time to decipher through her words and take the things I need to pay attention to and the rest, well that is when I must just tell her to be quiet.

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Memories and Self Compassion

Today was a beautiful, warm, sunny day in San Diego. As my Sunday went by with intentionally less things on my to do list, I found myself early this afternoon debating, do I stay in perhaps enjoy a good book on my balcony, watching the sailboats elegantly glide the waters of the bay or do I leash Blue (my Great Date) up and take him down to the car and get out.

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Freedom, exciting or scary?

I have always wanted to live in a foreign country, primarily I have always wanted to live in France or at least it has been on the top of my list. Now it could be the romanticizing of the French approach to life, that whole joie de vivre (aka the joy of life), sure or it could be the fact that I spent my entire life hearing about France and the French blood that runs in my veins and how that in and of itself made me somehow unique or different.

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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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