Wild Intimacy

Do you ever wonder why certain sounds call to you? How the sound of a mourning bird makes my ear perk, my head turn, But for you, it may have somehow escaped your knowing. Perhaps, for you, your eye is catching the glimmer of sun reflecting off the metal of the hand rail, While for... Continue Reading →

Reverence: In Honor of MLK Jr.

And I asked her, what inspires you most about him? And she said, his voice, how he spoke out, endlessly, tirelessly, bravely. And she asked me what I thought. And I said, well, I suppose it’s that he saw the possibility of a world that had not yet been created. He stood for a dream,... Continue Reading →

Into Me You See

What I want to know is: Am I worth it? Not worthy. That is not my question. I am worthy, of course, it is my birthright, it is your birthright. Being here in human form made up of the exquisite natural world, We are all brilliant perfection. But what I want to know is as... Continue Reading →

Dream Unfolding

You see how the sand is ungraspable, Life falling through fingertips no matter how tightly they bind together. It all comes and goes so quickly, Yet certain moments of presence smooth and slow it all down. Heart beat races thinking of what is coming next. A leaning forward. But then, once mind focuses on body... Continue Reading →

Not Healer. Whole.

In training as a body-based therapist, the term healer tends to surface. Over and over again, I notice myself reject this word, as if it is some kind of hierarchical label - a belief that I could heal you. But, it is my belief, that all of us are already whole. How could we not... Continue Reading →

Creekside Lullaby

I spent two months sleeping creekside. As I was rocked to sleep each night by the rushing lullaby, The dreamscape was purified by the collection of winter rain. It became part of me, this rhythm, as if my heart beat and blood flowed along with the rippling of the water. Finally we'd emerged out of drought. The sky opened up... Continue Reading →

For Marriage: Union WITH

Two dear friends of mine, beneath a cloth roof held up by beloved friends and manzanita branches, married. In their honor, as per their request, I wrote this for them, inspired by their union: Kiss this truth. The truth of where you’re standing, of the land you stand on, Of the body that stands beside... Continue Reading →

In Honor Of…Death

Dedicated to the grace that may arrive and inform, as death approaches. This, for Deb: As I arrive, I’m keenly aware of the unknown. All I’ve heard is that the fight is over, now it is time for you to die. As I pass over the threshold of your room’s door, I see that since... Continue Reading →

What I Wish I’d Said

Today, my 93 year old grandpa is having heart surgery. All of us, including him, are maintaining a positive outlook, one that is hopeful and confident, leaning on the medical staff's expertise that this is, in fact, the right move. And though we are all keeping our eyes on a positive future, we can't deny... Continue Reading →

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