February Magic through the Portals of Pain

Today it’s raining.  It’s like a protective shield to me – I huddle indoors as I write these words. I look out beyond palm trees in the distance. It's the love month. There are reminders everywhere.  My heart seems to come alive in a myriad of ways.  This year, however, it’s…

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Waiting, Watching & Witnessing

Such a time these days have become for me. Less than a week before a major election and I find myself in a state of suspension. I look up on my walk and immediately raise my camera to capture the goblins/ghosts pictured above almost taunting me - reminding me of…

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Finding the Spunk to Keep Moving Forward

I've been weeping all week. Quietly. And then Friday I watched her funeral and I saw the female lawmakers lining the steps of the Capitol building as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket departed after lying in state. That's when I teared up - seeing all those women standing tall. I…

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Can 2020 get more surreal?

Ironic, or is it - that today is 9/11 - a day which rocked the world into a huge state of emergency. Here in California - we are sheltered inside - pretty much sequestered to our homes. The reason - from off -the-charts basically bad air quality due to wildfires…

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Down Days Steer Us to Becoming…

I recently read this sentence from a newsletter I receive, called DailyOm. Bad days contribute to the person we become. How we choose to step into that day is what becomes the challenge.  Do we sink further down?  Do we let those demons of down spiral us further into the…

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Awakening to the Pilgrim inside of me

Corcomroe Abbey, County Claire, Ireland I am becoming more present to a new voyage of life.   During this shelter-in-place time, I realize I am a novice kind-of-traveler.  My pilgrimage spirals me further down my internal landscape – that sacred container inside –holding all my possibilities.   I am more…

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The revealing message of my out-of-focus landscape

Liminal. I discovered this word several years ago and it keeps circling back to me.  It helps me put a name to the fluctuations of my mood and my being. I bend far in one direction, catch myself, reassess, and then shift to another reality. Liminal.  It comes from the…

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