A Return to Center: Welcoming the Healer

Nestled among the magical redwoods, in the hushed stillness of a Mendocino farmhouse, serenaded by a chorus of frogs in the green pond that my room overlooked, I slept and dreamed. A deep, healing sleep it was, not waking once for eleven hours, cocooned in a sense of being stitched back together at a cellular level,…

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Threshold Dwellers: Living at the Edge

Sometimes I find it odd that I reside on a foggy coastline, given that in my bones I think of myself as an arid, Mediterranean creature. In my ongoing yearning and search for a place to put down roots, I often find myself musing on the high desert plateau of New Mexico, a sagebrush-strewn mesa where I…

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Roots for the Soul

The pots of lavender and rosemary on my front deck need a permanent home. So do I. As I watered and tended them, still fussing over the collateral damage incurred last week during the great cypress cutting, I lamented that they were not yet in the ground and nicely settled. That said, they likely would…

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Speaking of Shadows

Insight arrives in curious ways sometimes. Recently, during one of my very limited online windows of computer and social media time, I responded to a ‘friend request’ on Facebook, a friend of a fellow writer//journalist/poet that I follow and respect. The woman who reached out to me is a powerful, evocative writer herself, a fiercely…

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A New Year: Spiraling into Possibility

I’m not generally one for New Year’s parties or ringing in the new calendar year in a boisterous, social way. No, I would prefer to be peacefully at home (or pleasantly on holiday) and tucked into bed by the time midnight rolls around.   With my mate gone to a New Year’s party that I predictably…

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