Weaver of the Web

You are weaving your side of the web as you read this. And we each need to be weaving for the whole, interconnected web to function. Don't forget that you offer your own unique offerings, no one else can bring them forward except for you. So be careful about gazing upon the future, thinking that... Continue Reading →

Begin Again at the Beginning

This morning, I was on Facebook, and noticed myself perusing a couple of my friends' pages, looking at what they've been up to. Now I've come to realize that there are a few, specific friends who I compare myself to. As if everything they do points to everything it is that I'm not doing. And... Continue Reading →

Dreaming to Form

I know what it means to have cracked fingers from hard work in healthy soil. I know what it means to do tedious work needed to support strong women birthing goodness into the world through voice, through mind, through body. I know what it means for the heart to break with incoming sorrow, tears shattering... Continue Reading →

Remember

Remember, and then remember again, that you are worthy of love. In fact, there is no one and nothing that is not worthy of love. Your being here is worth enough. No matter what you do or don't do that doesn't change. Just as the tree casts a shadow on all that lies beneath it,... Continue Reading →

Pointing Fingers

In moments of deep frustration, When my mind and body get agitated and impatient, I notice the thoughts that arise, The thoughts that will lead to my demise. She isn't doing her job right. It's her fault. Says one voice. They didn't design this tool right. It's their fault. Says another. When is this going... Continue Reading →

Living in Prayer

I pray and pray for my awakened heart to be liberated on behalf of all beings. And then, each moment, it is in movement, in action, that this prayer comes to life. See, a prayer is like a sweet whisper into the ear of the divine. A prayer is us telling our secret, our deepest... Continue Reading →

Come Closer, Loneliness

I woke up with loneliness in my eyes, in my heart. My immediate thoughts pulled me towards getting rid of the loneliness. To stop living alone, to see friends, to call someone. And the more these thoughts escalated, the more I pushed away the loneliness. Pushed it far away, looked at it as an unwanted... Continue Reading →

To You, Death

I wrote this in preparation for participation in You're Going to Die, an open mic night surrounding death, grief, and lost. I ended up deciding to get up on stage, not knowing what I'd say, seeing what wanted to come out. And yet, this poem wants to be shared. Dedicated to death, and to my... Continue Reading →

The Pull of Habits

For much of my life, I’ve struggled with emotional eating habits. I was surrounded by emotional eaters within my family, and around the age of fourteen, my older sister was diagnosed with a serious case of bulimia. I remember countless experiences of coming home from school and participating in her binging sessions, the only difference... Continue Reading →

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