Finding Safety in Your Body After Sexual Abuse

Your body is intricate, amazing, sentient and intelligent. However, if you have suffered from sexual abuse it can be a hard place to find safety within. It can feel very difficult to go back to a place that has been hurt and can bring up painful memories. But just as your body is capable of…

Women's Brilliance Undercover

Women often appease men or other women, hiding their smart responses or inner truths, because of the ingrained response that women are supposed to be silent, sweet, and not share their opinions.  This pattern of silencing women’s expression of voice, sensuality, and intuition, has been historically reinforced in many faith traditions that have dominated the…

The Importance of Emptiness

Many spiritual traditions teach the concept of emptiness.  It is one of the central tenants of Buddhism.  A Buddhist teacher I knew gave a demonstration of emptiness.  He showed the class a slender, plastic object and he said “this is a pen, but to the dog it is a chew toy.  Who is right?  Is…

Living from the Heart

To live from the heart is a very important mission indeed.  One I embarked on years ago, and has led me to places I couldn’t have dreamed up. I’ve always had a strong heart.  I was very loving and open as a child.  I was no angel, but I loved to help people connect to…

Establishing Intimacy – What's Your Way?

As  a woman, who is getting to know the deeper relationships and effects that gender differences have on each other, it is amazing when I have an experience that reveals interesting cultural gender differences. Let me start out by prefacing that most people run on some combination of both masculine and feminine energy.  Many in a…

Let Your Body Lead You

Once when I was at a music festival with about 20,000 other people, I decided to do an experiment.  I wasn’t high or anything at the time, I just needed to find someone in a crowd of 20,000 without a cell phone.  What did we do back in the day when we didn’t have such…

What is Human?

In school we learn all sorts of goofy things, 90% of which we probably won’t remember.  But the most valuable information about who we are and what our purpose is, is not even discussed.  Many indigenous peoples have origin stories like the Christians have the biblical story of adam and eve.  But that is not…

Lying to Children, its not nice, don't do it.

Yesterday I was in the women’s restroom and I overheard a woman saying to her child in a voice strong and laced with anger, “If you want to leave than tell me right now and we will leave.”  Obviously this woman wanted to leave and she was angry at her child for doing something she…