Running — Distractions From the Pain of Fully Feeling

Here I sit, no distractions. Just myself and this computer. I don’t even have anything fancy to say. I have not lit my fireplace or a single candle. Not even one stick of incense. I have removed my jewelry and cried off even the little bit of moisturizer I put on this morning. But my eyes are […]

December 17th, 2014|Blog|

Tidal Wave – Love Tested

Here I am in a whisper of town nestled in the elbow crook of the Sacramento River valley. Alone, eating an omelet at a tiny café surrounded by a retired crowd of locals.

A long way away from Southern France and the last home place of Mary Magdalene, Jesus’s most beloved disciple. That was my other […]

December 9th, 2014|Blog|

Natural: Time to Put the Lessons to Use

After all the techniques, all the therapy, the self-help books, hikes to commune with nature and the turning over of meaning with close friends, what is left to do?

What happens when you have metabolized all the lessons for a while and feel annoyed at the process of transformation?

You spread your wings, my friends, and FLY!

Being […]

May 16th, 2014|Blog|

The Terror Involved in Loving

Bravery can take on many forms. From raising your eyes to meet the stranger’s gaze at the coffee shop, to asking out your friend’s friend you just spent the last 30 minutes talking to.

What is the risk factor with these types of things? What are you risking? Rejection? Unrequited affection? How do we come alive […]

May 8th, 2014|Blog|

Passion & Magic: The Search for the Beloved

Yes, I know, the Beloved is internal. Yet most of us have that desire to externally partner with a Beloved. Why is this urge so strong, powerful and compelling? Lusty, romantic, intriguing connections.

I think about epic love stories, legions, and tales of wars starting over romantic love. Even at the god/goddess archetypal level, the Egyptian, […]

April 29th, 2014|Blog|